Monday, June 1, 2020

MixedTimes - Allum Bokhari

Troops Spotted Heading into D.C.

Troops Spotted Heading into D.C.

American troops were spotted heading into Washington DC in military trucks around sunset earlier today. In a Facebook post, the National Guard confirmed it has been activated in the D.C.

Twitter Takes No Action Against Viral Tweet Stating 'Violence IS the Answer'

Twitter Takes No Action Against Viral Tweet Stating 'Violence IS the Answer'

Twitter censored tweets from President Donald Trump and the White House, falsely alleging that they "glorified violence." But it has also allowed a tweet from a user claiming "violence IS the answer" to go viral, accumulating over 60,000 retweets over the course of nearly three days.

The Key Points of Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

The Key Points of Trump's Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today aimed at addressing social media censorship. Breitbart News has broken down the order into its key components, which include defining social media as the "modern public square," and potentially changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the crucial legal protection enjoyed exclusively by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.

8 Lies by Joe Biden and the Left that Twitter Didn't 'Fact Check'

8 Lies by Joe Biden and the Left that Twitter Didn't 'Fact Check'

Twitter added a "fact check" label to President Donald Trump's tweets raising widely-held concerns with mail-in voting fraud earlier today, but it has failed to apply a similar standard to repeated falsehoods by elected Democrats, the mainstream media, and Joe Biden.

Twitter Brands Trump Vote-by-Mail Post with Fact Check, Citing CNN

Twitter Brands Trump Vote-by-Mail Post with Fact Check, Citing CNN

Twitter added a link to "get the facts" about mail-in ballots after President Trump tweeted out widely-held concerns about the potential for voter fraud. The Twitter-curated "moment" isfilled with mainstream media articles from CNN,Washington Post,and other outletscalling Trump a liar.

YouTube Blames 'Error' for Censoring Anti-China Phrases

YouTube Blames 'Error' for Censoring Anti-China Phrases

YouTube has said it is "looking into" an alleged "error" in its system after it censored the term "Wumao," a common description for online propagandists for the Chinese Communist Party.

#YouAintBlack and #JoeBidenIsARacist Trending on Twitter

#YouAintBlack and #JoeBidenIsARacist Trending on Twitter

#YouAintBlack and #JoeBidenIsARacist both became national trending hashtags on Twitter in the wake of the presumptive Democrat nominee's disastrous interview onThe Breakfast Club,in which he said blacks who consider supporting Donald Trump "ain't black.

Report: Google Lands Huge Contract with Department of Defense

Report: Google Lands Huge Contract with Department of Defense

Axios reports that Google, the tech giant known for the sharp anti-Trump bias of its executives and founders and its self-admitted "shift toward censorship" in the wake of Trump's election, has landed a massive contract to build cloud technology for the Department of Defense.

Facebook Censorship Lawsuit Heads to Appeals Court

Facebook Censorship Lawsuit Heads to Appeals Court

Facebook is facing another censorship showdown in court, based on a suit brought by the owner of a censored viral news page set to appear before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this June.

Facebook Blacklists Michigan Lockdown Protest Group

Facebook Blacklists Michigan Lockdown Protest Group

Facebook has blacklisted the page "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine," a group with over 380,000 members that served as a central organizing hub for protests against Michigan's Chinese virus lockdown.

Pamela Geller Challenges New York City Lockdown in Court

Pamela Geller Challenges New York City Lockdown in Court

Conservative activist and author Pamela Geller has filed a lawsuit against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), alleging that the city's continued suspension of the right to assemble is a violation of the Constitution.

Harmeet Dhillon's Center for American Liberty Battles Newsom's California Lockdown

Harmeet Dhillon's Center for American Liberty Battles Newsom's California Lockdown

California Governor Gavin Newsom's hopes for a hassle-free lockdown have been dashed by a new conservative nonprofit, founded by First Amendment lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, which has filed a flurry of lawsuits on behalf of California residents and organizations who allege the state's stay-at-home orders infringe on their constitutional rights.

60 Conservative Organizations Call on Facebook to Scrap 'Oversight Board'

60 Conservative Organizations Call on Facebook to Scrap 'Oversight Board'

A coalition of 60 conservative organizations and publishers led by Media Research Center founder L. Brent Brozell III has called on Facebook to scrap its politically skewed "oversight board" if it is unable to provide an adequate balance of political viewpoints.

Facebook 'Supreme Court' Packed with Anti-Trump, Progressive Figures

Facebook 'Supreme Court' Packed with Anti-Trump, Progressive Figures

Facebook has released a list of the first 20 members of its "Oversight Board," a semi-independent body the social network is setting up that will have the power to decide whether content banned by Facebook stays banned or is restored on appeal.

Twitter Will Now Warn You If You Are About to Post Wrongthink

Twitter Will Now Warn You If You Are About to Post Wrongthink

Are you about to post a tweet containing "harmful" language? Don't worry — Twitter is experimenting with a feature that will warn you ahead of time, so you don't accidentally infect any users with your wrongthink.

Pro-Trump Tech Entrepreneur Produces 'Made-in-America' Masks

Pro-Trump Tech Entrepreneur Produces 'Made-in-America' Masks

Rich Granville, founder of the alternative search engine Yippy, and both a supporter of President Donald Trump and a critic of big tech companies like Google and Facebook, is funding the production of custom, made-in-America face masks to help with the Chinese virus pandemic.

Comcast Loses IP Theft Case to TiVo

Comcast Loses IP Theft Case to TiVo

Comcast, the telecom giant that owns NBC and MSNBC lost a lawsuit that alleged the companydeliberately stole multiple pieces of intellectual property from TiVo for its cable boxes.

YouTube Introduces 'Fact Check' Labels on Videos

YouTube Introduces 'Fact Check' Labels on Videos

YouTube, the Google-owned video hosting giant, has introduced "fact check" labels next to videos as it ramps up censorship during the Chinese virus pandemic.

Google-Funded Niskanen Center Goes to Bat for Tech Giant Against Oracle

Google-Funded Niskanen Center Goes to Bat for Tech Giant Against Oracle

As Google faces criticism over its collaboration with Apple on Chinese virus "contact tracing," one of the D.C. think tanks it funds, the Niskanen Center, is coming out in defense of the tech giant against allegations by Oracle, whose lawsuit against Google is headed for the Supreme Court.

Twitter Bans Coronavirus Claims That Cause 'Harmful Activity'

Twitter Bans Coronavirus Claims That Cause 'Harmful Activity'

Twitter has once again broadened its rapidly-growing set of rules specific to the Chinese virus, this time banning statements that cause "harmful activity," with a specific focus on posts about 5G network infrastructure.

Tulsi Campaign Spokesman Says Big Tech Oversight Needed Following Twitter 'Error'

Tulsi Campaign Spokesman Says Big Tech Oversight Needed Following Twitter 'Error'

Cullen Tiernan, the presidential campaign spokesman for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's 2020 bid for the Democrat presidential nomination, claims more oversight of The Big Tech Masters of the Universe is needed after an alleged "error" saw him locked out of his Twitter account and threatened with permanent suspension.

Corporate Media Rallies to Bill Gates' Defense

Corporate Media Rallies to Bill Gates' Defense

The mainstream media are out in force defending Microsoft founder Bill Gates, alleging that he has become a "right-wing target" due to his involvement in Chinese virus vaccine development.

Facebook Coronavirus 'Fact Checker' Worked with Wuhan Virus Lab

Facebook Coronavirus 'Fact Checker' Worked with Wuhan Virus Lab

Facebook is relying on a "fact checker" that uses "expert opinion" from a researcher who conducted projects with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the biolab next to the wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the Chinese virus originated.

5 Times Facebook Didn't Fact Check Coronavirus Fake News

5 Times Facebook Didn't Fact Check Coronavirus Fake News

As the Chinese virus pandemic has swept across the world, there's been a familiar panic about "misinformation" on social media. Yet certain types of misinformation — in particular the types that could damage President Donald Trump and Republicans — seem immune to crackdowns by the Masters of the Universe.

Apple and Google Join Forces on Chinese Virus Phone Tracking

Apple and Google Join Forces on Chinese Virus Phone Tracking

Apple and Google, who together control over 99 percent of the global smartphone operating system market, are joining forces to track contact between carriers of the Chinese virus and other individuals, using smartphone location data.

'Free Press' Group Petitions FCC to Ban Broadcast of Trump's Chinese Virus Briefings

'Free Press' Group Petitions FCC to Ban Broadcast of Trump's Chinese Virus Briefings

The Obama-linked nonprofit "Free Press," which seeks to "change the media to transform democracy to realize a just society" has petitioned the FCC to pressure broadcasters into either not broadcasting President Trump's public comments about the Chinese virus, or "fact checking" everything Trump says.

Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fund Chinese Virus Relief

Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fund Chinese Virus Relief

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced that he will provide $ 1 billion of his own money for relief efforts to combat the Chinese virus. Dorsey says the sum represents approximately 28 percent of his net worth.

Google Used Phone Location Data to Publish 'Social Distancing' Compliance Report

Google Used Phone Location Data to Publish 'Social Distancing' Compliance Report

Google has published reports for 131 countries showing citizens' compliance with guidance and orders from governments to "socially distance," or stay at home, according to Reuters. The report is based on location data from millions of peoples' phones running Google's Android operating system.

Facebook Censors Project Veritas Video About Chinese Virus

Facebook Censors Project Veritas Video About Chinese Virus

Facebook has removed a video from Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe showing the conservative journalist questioning testers and Army National Guard personnel about their opinions about the Chinese virus.

Twitter Removes Jair Bolsonaro's Tweets About Chinese Virus

Twitter Removes Jair Bolsonaro's Tweets About Chinese Virus

Twitter took down two tweets from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, citing its policy against misinformation related to the Chinese coronavirus, despite refusing to take down misinformation from Chinese officials about the virus last week.

Twitter: China's Communist Party Can Post Whatever It Wants About the Chinese Virus

Twitter: China's Communist Party Can Post Whatever It Wants About the Chinese Virus

Twitter says that alleged misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus spread by Chinese Communist Party officials is perfectly in line with the platform's terms of service, despite the fact that the company announced a platform-wide crackdown against misleading information about the Chinese virus last week.