Friday, October 18, 2019

MixedTimes - Allum Bokhari

Fox News Interviews Mark Zuckerberg, No Questions on Blacklisted Conservatives

Fox News Interviews Mark Zuckerberg, No Questions on Blacklisted Conservatives

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Fox News for an exclusive interview with Dana Perino earlier today, in which he repeatedly stressed his commitment to free expression — but he did not address the issue of the numerous prominent conservatives who are still banned from the platform.

USMCA Faces Bipartisan Criticism over Big Tech Protections

USMCA Faces Bipartisan Criticism over Big Tech Protections

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the key legal devices that allow big tech companies to censor with impunity. Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and the Trump administration are among the Republicans who have criticized the law.

Bokhari: Time to Take a Stand Against Corporate Communism

Bokhari: Time to Take a Stand Against Corporate Communism

Over the past week, we've witnessed two iconic American brands, the NBA and Blizzard Entertainment,grovel to communist China, betraying American values in the process. I propose a new phrase for this sort of behavior: "corporate communism.

Justin Trudeau's Party Demands Big Tech 'Hate Speech' Crackdown

Justin Trudeau's Party Demands Big Tech 'Hate Speech' Crackdown

The ruling Liberal Party of Canada, whose leader and Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was recently outed for repeatedly wearing blackface, has pledged to force social media companies to remove "hate speech" within 24 hours if it wins the upcoming Canadian elections.

Rep. Paul Gosar Slams YouTube: 'Let Users Choose' What to See

Rep. Paul Gosar Slams YouTube: 'Let Users Choose' What to See

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) slammed Google-owned YouTube amid the platform's contradictory statements on its censorship policies, calling on the platform to allow users to filter lawful content as they see fit instead of imposing top-down bans.

Facebook Admits It's a Publisher in Court Filings

Facebook Admits It's a Publisher in Court Filings

Facebook, in court filings defending itself from a lawsuit filed by activist and congressional candidate Laura Loomer, has cited its first amendment rights as a "publisher," contradicting public claims by the company that its social media service is a platform.

Book: Sheryl Sandberg Helped Kavanaugh Accuser

Book: Sheryl Sandberg Helped Kavanaugh Accuser

The upcoming book on Brett Kavanaugh fromRobin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly has more to offer than smears andfake news traps for theNew York Times— it also reveals that Silicon Valley elites including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg aided Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Edward Snowden Hacked Nuclear Facility in Teenage Years

Edward Snowden Hacked Nuclear Facility in Teenage Years

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hacked a nuclear laboratory during his teenage years, reporting its vulnerabilities to the authorities. An official from the lab later thanked him for the hack, which helped it fix its security issues.

Edward Snowden Warns of AI-Driven Tyranny

Edward Snowden Warns of AI-Driven Tyranny

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance of Americans in his 2013 leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA), has issued a warning about the rise of AI-driven policing in the near future.

Far-left Activists Use Facebook to Plan Protest At ICE Warden's Home

Far-left Activists Use Facebook to Plan Protest At ICE Warden's Home

"Abolish ICE Denver," a far-left activist outfit based in Colorado, is urging its supporters on Facebook to protest outside the personal home of the warden of a privately-owned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center in Aurora, Colorado.

Editor: 'The Post Millennial' Conservative Website Hit by Cyberattack

Editor: 'The Post Millennial' Conservative Website Hit by Cyberattack

The Post Millennial, a conservative news and commentary website based in Canada, says it has been the victim of a cyberattack. The site's editor pointed out the attack came less than 24 hours after the site published an exclusive article about feminist Zoe Quinn.

Facebook Censors Feminist Satire Site as 'Clickbait'

Facebook Censors Feminist Satire Site as 'Clickbait'

Facebook has "reduced" the reach of feminist satire site Reductress, citing concerns about the "repeated sharing of clickbait," according to a message posted by the website's co-founder, Sarah Pappalardo.

Bokhari: If Democrats Cared About the Environment, They'd Talk About China

Bokhari: If Democrats Cared About the Environment, They'd Talk About China

If Democrats really believe that climate change is an existential threat to humanity, why are they proposing draconian and pointless curbs on the behavior of ordinary Americans? Why aren't they going after multinationals that continue to do business with the world's biggest polluter, China?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Own Account Hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Own Account Hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had his twitter account hacked earlier today, with the hackers posting a string of racial messages and a false report of a bomb threat before he regained control of his account.

Facebook Blacklists Ads from the Epoch Times

Facebook Blacklists Ads from the Epoch Times

Facebook has blacklisted ads from the Epoch Times, a global multi-language newspaper known for its critical coverage of the communist regime in China.

Bokhari: New York Times Publishes 5,000 Word Hitpiece on the Western Journal

Bokhari: New York Times Publishes 5,000 Word Hitpiece on the Western Journal

The New York Timespublished a 5,000-plus-word hitpiece about conservative news website Western Journal. The piece accuses WJ of "sensationalist and misleading stories," of being overly pro-Trump, and makes excuses for Google and Facebook arbitrarily throttling its traffic.

Professor Robert Epstein: Hillary Clinton 'in Google's Pocket'

Professor Robert Epstein: Hillary Clinton 'in Google's Pocket'

Psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein, a liberal Hillary Clinton supporter, blasted the failed presidential candidate on social media yesterday after she falsely claimed his research showing pro-Clinton bias from Google in 2016 had been "debunked.

Bokhari: The Demise of Google's Free Speech Movement

Bokhari: The Demise of Google's Free Speech Movement

Free speech at Google is long since dead. But it didn't go down without a fight. As the tech giant embarked on itsself-described "shift towards censorship", many employees inside the company spoke out against it — and were rewarded with harassment and discrimination for remaining true to Google's founding values.

Bokhari: Seven Ways To Curb Google

Bokhari: Seven Ways To Curb Google

Peter Thiel, one of big tech's few prominent conservative-libertarians, is gunning for Google. The billionaire PayPal founder recently gave a speech in D.C. branding the tech giant "treasonous" and calling for a criminal investigation over its work with the Chinese military.

Bokhari: Eight Ways To Curb Google

Bokhari: Eight Ways To Curb Google

Peter Thiel, one of big tech's few prominent conservative-libertarians, is gunning for Google. The billionaire PayPal founder recently gave a speech in D.C. branding the tech giant "treasonous" and calling for a criminal investigation over its work with the Chinese military.

Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson Grills Facebook on 'Suggested Follows' Bias

Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson Grills Facebook on 'Suggested Follows' Bias

At a Senate commerce committee hearing on social media algorithms today, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) took the opportunity to take Facebook-owned Instagram to task for apparent bias in its suggested follows feature, which recommends new accounts for users to follow.

Twitter Suspends Erick Erickson for Mocking Elizabeth Warren

Twitter Suspends Erick Erickson for Mocking Elizabeth Warren

Twitter has locked the account of conservative evangelical pundit Erick Erickson over a post mocking Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren for her false claims of significant Native American ancestry.

Michelle Malkin Censored on Facebook for Opposing Censorship

Michelle Malkin Censored on Facebook for Opposing Censorship

Conservative author, media entrepreneur and CPAC 2019 star Michelle Malkin has been censored by Facebook for posting supportive messages about recently-banned conservative figures Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes.

Trump: 'Monitoring And Watching' Social Media Censorship

Trump: 'Monitoring And Watching' Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump has commented on social media censorship, a few days after Facebook blacklisted several of his prominent supporters in the independent media from both Facebook and Instagram.

Dershowitz: 'No Constitutional Difference' Between WikiLeaks And New York Times

Dershowitz: 'No Constitutional Difference' Between WikiLeaks And New York Times

In a column forThe Hill,lawyer and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz argues that on the basis of current evidence, prosecuting WikiLeaks for the publication of Chelsea Manning's leaks would not be constitutionally different to prosecutingThe New York Timesfor publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

U.S. Extradition Request Forced Julian Assange Arrest

U.S. Extradition Request Forced Julian Assange Arrest

British police have further arrested WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange on behalf of United States authorities under an extradition request, according to the U.K's Metropolitan Police.

Mike Cernovich: 'There Is a New Hoax Every Day' with Corporate Media

Mike Cernovich: 'There Is a New Hoax Every Day' with Corporate Media

Documentary filmmaker Mike Cernovich joined Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily today, where he discussedHoaxed,his feature documentary exposing bias and deliberate falsehoods pushed by the mainstream media, as well as his efforts to unseal court records in the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Bokhari: Don't Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor

Bokhari: Don't Regulate Google, Says Google-Funded National Review Editor

National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry wrote a searing attack on the "right-left pincer" attacking big tech for Politico. The piece fails to mention Google CEO Sundar Pichai's recent acknowledgment that the National Review Institute received money from his company.

Facebook's Purge of British Right Wingers Followed Political Pressure

Facebook's Purge of British Right Wingers Followed Political Pressure

Facebook has banned Tommy Robinson, along with a wide range of prominent UKIP members and anti-establishment media, just days after he released a documentary alleging cooperation between the purportedly neutral, state-funded BBC and the far-left organization Hope not Hate.

Sundar Pichai Confirms Google Gave Money to National Review Institute

Sundar Pichai Confirms Google Gave Money to National Review Institute

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that the tech giant gave funds to the National Review Institute, the policy arm of establishment conservative magazineNational Review— but there is a discrepancy in Pichai's explanation of why the donation is not listed in the company's annual transparency report.

Twitter Still Hasn't Banned Accounts that Threatened High School Kids

Twitter Still Hasn't Banned Accounts that Threatened High School Kids

Following Breitbart News' article on verified Twitter accounts using Jack Dorsey's platform to encourage violence against conservative high school kids, the company has said it has "taken action" against the tweets that were flagged in Breitbart's article.

Google's Year of Leaks

Google's Year of Leaks

Google did not have a good 2018. Its CEO Sundar Pichai's disastrous appearance before Congress capped off a year of bad news for the tech giant — much of it the result of damaging leaks of internal information from its own employees.

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