• Candace Owens Will Sue Facebook over ‘Blatant Censorship’

    Candace Owens Will Sue Facebook over ‘Blatant Censorship’

    BLEXIT founder Candace Owens will sue Facebook over its “blatant censorship” after the social media platform demonetized her page following her comments about senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) swearing into congress in 2017 as an “Indian-American.” Candace Owens said that Facebook has suppressed her page after she commented her thoughts on senator Harris being chosen as …
  • YouTube Removes Anti-BLM Livestream of Heather Mac Donald, Citing Unspecified Violation of ‘Community Guidelines’

    YouTube Removes Anti-BLM Livestream of Heather Mac Donald, Citing Unspecified Violation of ‘Community Guidelines’

    YouTube removed a livestream of Heather Mac Donald challenging the Black Lives Matter narrative on police shootings due to a violation of “Community Guidelines” after the lecture was “flagged to us for review.” In a statement to National Review, Mac Donald said her Thursday lecture “presented the facts about police shootings and the use of …
  • Madonna’s Instagram flagged for spreading ‘false’ COVID-19 information

    Madonna’s Instagram flagged for spreading ‘false’ COVID-19 information

    Madonna is doing what she does best again: getting censored. Yesterday, Instagram obscured a video from the superstar’s account for touting a conspiracy theory that claims a cure for the coronavirus has “been found and proven and has been available for months.” “They would rather let fear control the people and let the rich get …
  • Idris Elba says racist shows and movies shouldn’t be censored

    Idris Elba says racist shows and movies shouldn’t be censored

    British star Idris Elba advocated that racism in film and TV shows should be no different from sexism, with a rating system to warn viewers of racist viewpoints. “That’s why we have a rating system: We tell you that this particular content is rated U, PG, 15, 18,” said Elba to the Radio Times. “To …
  • The market, not lawyers, will ultimately decide society’s preferred outcome for Internet Censorship

    The market, not lawyers, will ultimately decide society’s preferred outcome for Internet Censorship

    It is common to hear social media figures and pundits deride censorship on social media and other technology platforms. As I wrote in Towards Data Science, this threat is very real, especially during the COVID-19 public health crisis. However, the exaggeration of the threat plays into our society’s growing fondness for “grievance culture.” The story …
  • Verizon joins in on Facebook ad boycott

    Verizon joins in on Facebook ad boycott

    A Facebook ad boycott gathered more steam on Thursday, when telecom giant Verizon said it would pull ads in July over criticisms of the social media giant’s failure to monitor hate speech. The “Stop the Hate for Profit” campaign had already convinced Unilever-owned ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s to join the campaign, as well …
  • Twitter Flags Trump Tweet on Using Force against Anarchists for Violating ‘Abusive Behavior’ Policy

    Twitter Flags Trump Tweet on Using Force against Anarchists for Violating ‘Abusive Behavior’ Policy

    Twitter placed a warning on a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday afternoon, saying the tweet violated the company’s policy on “abusive behavior.” “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President,” Trump wrote. “If they try they will be met with serious force!” There will never be …
  • Google Threatens to Ban The Federalist from Generating Ad Revenue after Intervention by NBC News

    Google Threatens to Ban The Federalist from Generating Ad Revenue after Intervention by NBC News

    Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect new information from Google. Google is threatening to ban the right-wing political news website The Federalist from generating advertising revenue on the company’s platform, a Google spokesman told Adweek. Google says it will implement the ban because of posts in The Federalist’s comments section that allegedly violated …
  • GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

    GOP Senators Ask FCC to ‘Clearly Define’ Section 230 Protections for Big Tech

    Four Senate Republicans sent a letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Tuesday asking for the agency to act on President Trump’s executive order regarding tech censorship by “clearly” defining Section 230 liability protections for social media platforms. Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fl.), Kelly Loeffler (R., Ga.), Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.), and Josh Hawley …
  • The Censorship about COVID-19 Data : China and the rest

    The Censorship about COVID-19 Data : China and the rest

    Posts criticizing the response of authorities to the virus have been blocked or removed in many countries. Times of crisis always bring out the best and worst of human nature. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Communities around the world are rallying together to support vulnerable people, and healthcare workers are putting their health (and …