Archive | December, 2018

Intelligence Agency Head: ‘Facebook Could Threaten Democracy’

Posted on 07 December 2018

<p>European officials are not happy with Facebook. The platform has run afoul of their regulations one too many times.<br />
In an interview with BBC, former head of British intelligence agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan expressed his concerns a…

Trojan Horse? Expert Warns Trade Deal May ‘Entrench’ Tech Censorship

Posted on 07 December 2018

<p>While the replacement for NAFTA may have many improvements, it also erases the one key law that would protect conservative voices from being censored online.</p>

WSJ: Facebook Board Backs Sandberg’s Research of Soros

Posted on 06 December 2018

<p>The liberal media may be outraged by Facebook’s opposition research on George Soros, but the company’s board of directors is not. They defended Facebook’s decision as “entirely appropriate” following the billionai…

Facebook Threatened by European Union Monopoly Laws

Posted on 06 December 2018

<p>Threats from the United States to regulate Facebook are not the worst thing the company faces. In Europe, the social media platform is under attack as well.</p>

John Stossel’s Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube

Posted on 05 December 2018

<p>Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism.  The restrictions have since been undone, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that has…

Foreign Facebook Scammers Targeting Military Veterans

Posted on 05 December 2018

<p>Facebook is eager to contain “hate speech” violations. But the platform can’t seem to protect some users from foreign scams.</p>

Facebook Shadowbans Pro-Life Content–Again

Posted on 05 December 2018

<p>Facebook has been criticized in congressional hearings for the practice of “shadowbanning,” allowing conservatives to publish right-wing content, but subtly preventing users from actually seeing it.</p>

Facebook Censors Santa Kneeling in Front of Jesus as ‘Violent’

Posted on 05 December 2018

<p>Censorship on Facebook has reached a level of absurdity. Even seemingly innocuous Christmas images are considered too graphic for sensitive users.</p>

Reliable Source? Hacked Wikipedia Swaps Trump’s Picture to Vulgar Photo

Posted on 04 December 2018

<p>Wikipedia is considered by many in the media to be “the Internet’s greatest store of knowledge.” But what happens when that knowledge is compromised?</p>

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Division Has No Home Here’ On Platforms

Posted on 04 December 2018

<p>Hate speech is the rallying cry of the left. And woe to any conservative who falls afoul of hate speech rules online.<br />
At an Anti-Defamation League event on December 3, Apple CEO Tim Cook extolled the thought-policing standards of …

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds: Humanity ‘Better Off’ Without Twitter

Posted on 04 December 2018

<p>While this popular commentator is not calling for Twitter’s ban, he muses that humans as a whole would be better served doing anything else. Glenn Reynolds, known by most as Instapundit, has been a part of the political blogosphere since…

Proposed Bill: Reject Handgun Permits For Any “Biased Language”

Posted on 03 December 2018

<p>New York’s State Senate is considering a bill that will allow the government to investigate a citizen’s social media and search engine history before the sale of a handgun. </p>

Rep. Goodlatte: Google CEO Hearing Postponed

Posted on 03 December 2018

<p>Because of the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, a highly anticipated hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be postponed.</p>