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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.

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Despite testifying under oath, Pichai's statements were riddled with demonstrable falsehoods. Here are some of Pichai's biggest whoppers.

THE GOOGLE TAPE: Google Global Affairs VP Kent Walker -- ‘History Is on Our Side’

THE GOOGLE TAPE: Google Global Affairs VP Kent Walker -- ‘History Is on Our Side’

Speaking to Google employees a few days after the 2016 election, Google VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker assured the company that despite Trump’s election, history was “on [their] side” but that they must work to ensure that “populism [and] nationalism” around the world is nothing more than a “blip” and a “hiccup” in the march towards progress.

Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is a Public Square More than 5 Times

Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is a Public Square More than 5 Times

Speaking before Senators and Representatives today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey repeatedly referred to his platform as a "public square" while simultaneouslyarguing that he has the right to remove lawful content protected by the First Amendment from it.

Trump Slams Google for Biased Search Results

Trump Slams Google for Biased Search Results

President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn Google, criticizing the search engine as "rigged" for favoring liberal and establishment news publications in its search results.

Report: Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum from Julian Assange

Report: Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum from Julian Assange

The Intercept reports that Ecuador will soon withdraw asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been claiming refuge in the country's London embassy since 2012, citing fears that he will be extradited to the U.S.

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