Senate to Grill Facebook, Google and Twitter on ‘Amplification’
April 26th, 2021 4:18 PM
The Senate has called Facebook, Twitter and Google executives back into the spotlight to testify before a subcommittee on the role their algorithms play in online discourse. High-ranking Facebook, Twitter and Google employees will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law on April 27. The name of the hearing suggested that it would focus on social media…
GOP Senators Hawley, Sasse Call to End Exploitation on PornHub
December 8th, 2020 11:22 AM
Pornhub has long attempted to hide its exploitive content, but this content’s time online may be quickly coming to a close. Several prominent Republican senators have called for an investigation into PornHub following a recent New York Times investigation revealing that the website is “infested” with videos depicting brutal rapes and assaults, even including some victims who are…
Twitter Allows Chinese Media to Threaten Taiwanese Leader
September 22nd, 2020 4:50 PM
Twitter seems to allow the Chinese government to spread propaganda, and now the communist nation can apparently make brazen threats against political enemies at its leisure too. Global Times, which has been labeled by Twitter as “China state-affiliated media,” has been accused of issuing a direct threat against a Taiwanese politician via Twitter. India Today Foreign…
Humorless Scolds in Press Bash Ben Sasse's Commencement Speech
May 20th, 2020 10:14 AM
May is when most schools celebrate the end of an academic year by hosting commencement ceremonies featuring speeches made by guest speakers giving students advice on how to remain successful after graduation. However, the humorless scolds at The Washington Post and other outlets weren't happy with Ben Sasse's jokes during his speech.
Sasse, Gallagher Scorch Twitter and Demand Ban of Chinese Propaganda
March 24th, 2020 4:50 PM
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) signed a letter demanding that Twitter ban Chinese propaganda accounts. The two Republicans sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding Twitter ban Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and all foreign leaders who use Twitter while not allowing their citizens to do so. One egregious example was when Twitter allowed Spokesperson…
Add Iran’s Leadership to Ash Heap of History
January 7th, 2020 4:06 PM
Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the “ash heap of history.” It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle East and threatening to export it elsewhere. The latest military and verbal volleys between the United…
Lefty Outlets Cover for ‘Infanticide’: GOP Making ‘Anti-Choice' Attack
February 26th, 2019 4:44 PM
“Whatever you do, don’t call it infanticide.” That’s part of the progressive media’s plan to cover for the Senate Democrats who on Tuesday shot down a GOP bill that would have protected the lives of babies born after surviving an abortion.
Politico Denies Censorship: Twitter ‘Punishments’ Aren’t 'Arbitrary'
November 27th, 2018 1:38 PM
Conservatives should just suck it up and accept their online punishments, according to Politico. In an article criticizing the conservative backlash to Jesse Kelly’s ban on Twitter, Jack Shafer argued that there really wasn’t a reason for conservatives to be angry at Twitter.
'View' Attacks Sasse Over Kavanaugh Vote: 'Did You Not Believe Her?'
October 15th, 2018 3:23 PM
Republican Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse was on The View Monday to talk about his new book about combatting America’s partisan “tribalism." But the liberal hosts at the table mostly wanted to grill Sasse on his politics, from voting with the president the majority of the time, to voting to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Awful: Shannon Bream Flees SCOTUS Due to ‘Volatile’ Scene [UPDATED]
July 9th, 2018 11:10 PM
Late Monday night, Fox News @ Night host and Supreme Court correspondent Shannon Bream tweeted that she had to flee her live shot from outside the Supreme Court after having “felt threatened” by the “very volatile” “mood” by the far-left protesters having conniptions over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the nation’s high Court.…
Nets Ignore GOP Senators Pressing Facebook on Bias and Censorship
April 10th, 2018 9:08 PM
The political highlight Tuesday was the joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees where Senators grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his company’s conduct for hours. Of course, a focus for three major liberal news networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) was the probing questions regarding the information allegedly used in the 2016 election. But they ignored questions by…
Zuckerberg Struggles to Answer Sasse’s Plea to Define Hate Speech
April 10th, 2018 7:08 PM
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg grappled with questions of all stripes at Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the social media platform and the 2016 election, but it was Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s questions about hate speech that should alarm free speech advocates. Along with inquiries from Texas Republican Ted Cruz, Sasse stood out.
Amanda Marcotte: Republican Base Favors the 'Politics of Sadism'
January 5th, 2018 4:28 PM
Salon's Marcotte has some advice for Ben Sasse: There's no future in being the respectable face of the Party of Deplorables. In a Wednesday piece, Marcotte pooh-poohed the idea that it might be worth Sasse's while to primary President Trump in 2020. She did so partly because the Nebraska senator is "less than worthless" as an anti-Trumper, partly because Sasse's image as…
Sen. Ben Sasse Slams Pro-Abortion Media: ‘There’s Just Not Honesty'
April 27th, 2017 5:40 PM
Celebrating life and protecting the “little guy” should be a bipartisan goal, according to one senator. Speaking at Students for Life of America #SockIt2PP rally Wednesday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) affirmed the human dignity of the unborn as Congress considers defunding Planned Parenthood in debates over the upcoming federal budget.