Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Twitter Bans African Anti-Imperialists

Many liberals and even some leftists welcomed the removal of Twitter accounts for Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard Spencer, Donald Trump, and other right-wing ideologues. But it was clear at the time that the left would be next, especially anyone particularly vocal in opposition to U.S. foreign policy. Since November 3 and 4, when the […]

Macron Looking to Hold Social Media Platforms Accountable for Online Hate Speech

News Analysis French President Emanuel Macron announced on Dec. 8 that the EU is considering new legislation to hold tech companies liable for hate speech that occurs on their platforms. “This is unprecedented European regulation to fight online hate, to define the responsibility of these large platforms for their content,” said Macron, as reported by […]

Australia declares war against Internet Anonymous Trolls Demanding Social Media Fines over Any Criticism

    Michael Gunner The Australian government will introduce new legislation forcing social media companies to “unmask” anonymous users who post offensive comments, or make them pay defamation fines if they are unable or refuse to do so. The new initiative seeks to define social media giants as publishers, making them responsible for the user-generated […]

Rights groups step up efforts to protect Palestinian digital rights

Headlines coming out of Israel and Palestine over the past few weeks have confirmed a terrifying suspicion held by many Palestinians that they are being watched.  Last month, Israel designated six leading Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations as “terrorist” institutions. It was soon after revealed that a number of activists belonging to the […]

Censorship Is The Last Gasp Of The Liberal Class

Above photo: The Twitter app on a smartphone in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017. Matt Rourke | AP. Truthful, honest, and independent journalism and analysis is anathema to a social order that has little else to offer humanity but endless war and austerity. On November 8, 2021, Twitter locked my account for a period of one day for […]

Priti Patel May End Online Anonymity in Wake of Politician Killing

Three days after the suspected Islamist-inspired killing of British MP Sir David Amess, Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested the incident could usher in restrictions on anonymity on social media to combat “cruel comments and attacks” on politicians from anonymous users. Appearing on Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday programme, Priti Patel said that she […]

Slain Reporter’s Father Takes on Facebook Over Violent Video

WASHINGTON—The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker said Tuesday the company is violating its own terms of service in hosting videos on Facebook and its sibling service Instagram that glorify violence. His daughter, […]

Keep Section 230 But Amend It to Force Big Tech to be Transparent: Kalev Leetaru

Big Tech and other social media companies should be required by Congress to publish dataset collections that would enable people to see clearly what principles guide their moderation policies, Kalev Leetaru says. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is being scrutinized by members of both parties, with proposals ranging from removing it altogether to […]

Nothing Normal About Normalization

October 5, 2021 Bahraini demonstrators protest against normalization with the Zionist entity in Bahraini capital, Manama last week. Ragheb Malli* Israeli NSO’s Pegasus spyware hits headlines yet again, however this time, used by Bahrain to spy on human rights activists. According to the Canadian Citizen Lab Institute, the victims included 9 human rights activists from […]

Company Puts Profits Before Public Safety Over and Over Again, Claims Facebook Whistleblower

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen claimed that the social media giant for prioritizing profits over public safety. Haugen, who worked on the company’s Civic Integrity team until it was dissolved shortly after the 2020 election, said that Facebook has been a major contributor to divisions in society. “Facebook has realized that if they change the […]

Social Media: Dystopia out of Utopia

A whiff of fresh air caresses my cheekbones as I see the leaves sway periodically from right to left. My eyes search in both the direction of the road to look at the cycles pass by whilst absorbing the warmth of the sun for the first time in days. The scent of wildflowers fills the […]

Chinese Version of TikTok Limits App Use for Children Under 14

A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Oct. 18, 2019. (Stringer/Files/Reuters) The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, on Sept. 18 announced that it had placed limits on youth usage of […]

Sen. Johnson and Dr. Pierre Kory on the impact of censorship in fight against COVID-19

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Why Didn’t Steve Jobs Let His Kids Use iPads?

By Mariel Otero del Río How addicted are you to your cellphone? How much time do you spend in front of a screen? Would you let your children do the same? Steve Jobs thought it was not a good idea, so he did not let his children use iPads and iPhones, and technology in general. […]

‘There has just been non-stop idiocracy happening. We’re living in a comedy goldmine right now’ – YouTube comic Joey B Toonz

September 7, 2021 Sep 5, 2021, RT.com -by Eva K Bartlett They walk among us, and apparently proliferate on social media: narcissists who will do seemingly anything for a like or a click. Luckily YouTuber and comedian Joey B Toonz is here to help us all look and laugh. Recently I had a rude awakening to […]

A Disturbing Social Experiment: How Much Personal Information Are You Giving Away?

TOPICS:DP Friesen Privacy JUNE 21, 2021 How much personal information are you innocently giving out about yourself to complete strangers? Organic Prepper Editor’s Note:  This is a topic I’ve written about before here and here. And it’s more important than ever with the toxic cancel culture that exists in America today, in which many people can justify nearly any action – looting, rioting, assault, […]

COVID WITCH HUNT: DC AG subpoenas Facebook for data on ALL users that have spread “COVID-19 misinformation”

From tyranny.news The District of Columbia (DC) Attorney General (AG) Karl Racine, a Democrat, has subpoenaed Facebook for a wide range of records related to “COVID-19 misinformation” on the platform. (Article by Tom Parker republished from ReclaimTheNet.org) The subpoena was filed on June 21 and demands that Facebook identify all groups, pages, and accounts that have violated […]

Tech Giants Putting Profit Ahead of Child Safety, Warns Outgoing Police Chief

Social networks can make it much harder for paedophiles to share indecent images but they choose not to invest in such technology, an outgoing senior British police officer will say on his last day. Chief Constable Simon Bailey—the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead on child protection and head of Norfolk Constabulary—is expected to point the […]

Pink Floyd tells Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘F**k you!’ after offering to buy Song for ‘Huge amount of money’

    Denouncing Facebook’s “insidious” operating practices, iconic Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters did not mince words in rejecting the social media giant’s request to use his song ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)’ in an ad campaign. At a public forum event in support of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in New York […]

Our ancestors are calling, they said it’s time to free Palestine

My connection to Palestine has always been somewhat of a beautifully tragic one. When I think of Palestine it quite literally feels like my heart is being torn to pieces. I grew up filled with pride for my homeland, but was raised to be proud in secret as a form of self-protection. My identity as […]

For Newsom’s Recall Challengers, Communication Is Key

A formidable task lies ahead for the ballooning number of candidates aiming to run against Gov. Gavin Newsom in California’s upcoming recall election: How do they reach the state’s 22 million voters as quickly and effectively as possible? One obvious answer—social media—is only part of the overall strategy. “A recall election happens during a compressed period […]

What archives teach us about Instagram infographics and solidarity with Palestine

The first photo I posted to Instagram in 2015 was of three paint canvases depicting suburban scenes in odd fluorescent greens and blues. The caption simply read “R. Michael Wommack,” the artist’s name. I have since posted 482 times and, for the most part, my feed and the feeds of those I follow are trivial. […]

Facebook, Social Media Giants Admit to Silencing Palestinian Voices Online

May 14th, 2021 By Jessical Buxbaum Source Social media companies including Facebook have admitted to MintPress that pro-Palestinian posts were removed, blaming “technical bugs” and “spam filters.” OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — In a video posted on activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace’s Twitter account, Muna El-Kurd explained why social media is so vital for the Palestinian […]

Israeli media in hot water after state TV broadcasts Lynching of Arab by Jewish mob

    News that Israeli television broadcast the beating of a supposedly Arab man live amid the ongoing violence has drawn condemnation on social media, with users questioning Israel’s reputation as the Middle East’s only democracy. Footage from Wednesday evening showed a man being dragged from his car, beaten and set upon by dogs in […]

UK’s New Internet Bill Criticised by Civil Liberties Groups

The UK government on Wednesday published the draft of a new “landmark” internet bill to regulate online space. The ambitious new bill (pdf), which is expected to be brought before Parliament in the coming months, is set to be the first major set of regulations for the internet anywhere in the world. It aims to […]

FREE SPEECH ONLINE

The strength of our campaigns to reclaim privacy and defend freedom relies on your support. Join the fight for the future — support us today. Internet and social media companies are the public squares of the modern day. They have allowed people to communicate, politically organise, expose corruption and wrongdoing, and build new communities on […]

 Emergence of Editorial Eye as a Civic Value in this Era of Social Media

There has been a remarkable upsurge in the reach of journalism, social media, and public engagement, through digital sources in the recent 20 years. Every minute of every day, our planet now pulses with trillions of digital social signals, bombarding us with streams of status updates, news stories, tweets, pokes, posts, referrals, advertisements, notifications, shares, […]

US Supreme Court says Pfizer, Moderna may OWN Your Genes once you’re Injected

    This article is prefaced with a shout-out to the good Dr. Carrie Madej (maa-DAY). She is one of thousands of doctors and scientists worldwide suddenly labeled “conspiracy theorists” and “disinformation” by mainstream and social media. They tell peer-reviewed truth about COVID-19 and experimental shots. Dr. Madej is still on Twitter and Facebook for […]

West Angry at China over Oppressing MeToo Feminists by Banning them on Social Media

    China is the funniest country in the world. They’ve got balls, balls of steel to be exact. They openly oppose everything Western while not giving a single F. They oppose gays, feminists, immigration from Africa and Arab world, furthermore they put their own Muslims in reeducation camps…. this country is amazing! In a […]

Whitney Rife: Instagram influencer was offered ‘Thousands of Dollars’ to take Vaccine Selfie

    The Toronto Sun reported last month that Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are paying social media influencers for positive publicity. Said agencies are the Canadian equivalents to the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health. Meanwhile United Nations Global Communications Director Melissa Fleming made a similar admission. […]

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