Friday, January 15, 2021

MixedTimes - Allum Bokhari

#WalkAway Campaign, Other Trump Activists Purged from Facebook

#WalkAway Campaign, Other Trump Activists Purged from Facebook

In addition to banning President Donald Trump, social media companies are purging grassroots activists and organizers from their platforms as well, in what has become the widest-reaching big tech crackdown to date.

Free Speech Platform Gab Reports 750% Increase in Traffic

Free Speech Platform Gab Reports 750% Increase in Traffic

Gab.com, the free speech friendly social network, says traffic has increased by more than 750 percent in the past few days, following the blacklisting of President Donald Trump from most mainstream tech platforms.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT On Social Media Censorship

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT On Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump tweeted from the official @POTUS account following his permanent ban from Twitter, condemning the company's censorship and signaling that he intends to move to a new social network, or build a replacement.

Apple to Parler: Crack Down on Free Speech or Face Ban

Apple to Parler: Crack Down on Free Speech or Face Ban

Apple is threatening to ban social media platform Parler from its app store unless it cracks down on constitutionally protected speech that Apple doesn't approve of, a move that would effectively exclude the app from all Apple smartphones.

YouTube Escalates Censorship of 'Election Misinformation'

YouTube Escalates Censorship of 'Election Misinformation'

YouTube, the Google-owned video platform, said it would escalate efforts to crack down on "election misinformation" amid an unprecedented campaign of censorship against President Trump from other Silicon Valley companies.

Senate Republicans Complain About Censorship After Blocking Section 230 Veto

Senate Republicans Complain About Censorship After Blocking Section 230 Veto

The official account of the GOP Senate Majority reported that Facebook shut down Republican ads aimed at voters in the upcoming Georgia runoff, on the same day that it passed the National Defense Authorization Act without the repeal of Section 230 requested by President Donald Trump.

YouTube Censors Video by Dr. Ron Paul for 'Medical Misinformation'

YouTube Censors Video by Dr. Ron Paul for 'Medical Misinformation'

YouTube has censored a video from former congressman Ron Paul, known for his trailblazing presidential campaigns against the Republican establishment in 2008 and 2012. Paul, who is a medical doctor, was censored for "medical misinformation.

Sarah Palin: Julian Assange Deserves a Pardon

Sarah Palin: Julian Assange Deserves a Pardon

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin added her voice to the growing chorus of conservative figures favoring a pardon of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Google Hit by Another Multi-State Antitrust Suit

Google Hit by Another Multi-State Antitrust Suit

Google is now facing a third antitrust suit, filed by a bipartisan coalition of 35 states, accusing the tech giant of favoring its own products and services in its market-dominating search engine.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Files Lawsuit Against Google over Ad Practices

Texas AG Ken Paxton Files Lawsuit Against Google over Ad Practices

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton along with the attorneys general of eight other states have filed an antitrust case against Google, alleging the company abuses its monopoly power in digital ads to harm consumers and businesses.

Federal Rule Would Clamp Down on Financial Blacklisting

Federal Rule Would Clamp Down on Financial Blacklisting

The financial blacklisting of businesses and individuals for political reasons has increased dramatically over the past half-decade, but a new rule from the Office of Comptroller of the Currency may be about to change that.

More Silicon Valley Insiders Added to Biden Transition Team

More Silicon Valley Insiders Added to Biden Transition Team

After an election year in which the tech giants repeatedly interfered in the election against President Donald Trump, Joe Biden is now rewarding Silicon Valley by appointing insiders to a range of roles in his transition team.

Facebook Fact Checker 'Fact Checks' Critique of Itself

Facebook Fact Checker 'Fact Checks' Critique of Itself

Facebook fact-checker "Lead Stories" took the social network's system of "fact-checking" to farcical levels earlier this week when it "fact-checked" a critique of itself by the Federalist's Molly Hemingway.

Senate Confirms Trump FCC Pick Nathan Simington

Senate Confirms Trump FCC Pick Nathan Simington

After a closely-watched nomination, President Trump's nominee to the FCC, Nathan Simington, was confirmed to the post by a 49-46 vote of the U.S. Senate.

YouTube Blacklists One America News Over Coronavirus Coverage

YouTube Blacklists One America News Over Coronavirus Coverage

Google-owned YouTube has banned One America News Network (OAN) from posting new videos for a week, and demonetized its existing videos, alleging that the broadcasting network — a favorite of President Donald Trump — broke the platform's coronavirus rules.

Facebook Suppressed Breitbart, Promoted CNN, Following Election

Facebook Suppressed Breitbart, Promoted CNN, Following Election

Immediately following the November 2020 Election,Facebook suppressed what it considers “hyperpartisan” news pages, including Breitbart News, while promoting what it considers “authoritative” news pages such as CNN,according to theNew York Times.

Robert Epstein: Google Shifted a 'Minimum' of 6 Million Votes in 2020

Robert Epstein: Google Shifted a 'Minimum' of 6 Million Votes in 2020

Psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight yesterday to reveal his findings on Google's search manipulation in the 2020 election, which Epstein claims could have shifted a minimum of six million votes in one direction.

Twitter Locks Out Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

Twitter Locks Out Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

Twitter has locked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton out of his account after he tweeted the results of a Danish study indicating that masks are ineffective at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Pentagon Advisory Board Fires Google VP Milo Medin

Pentagon Advisory Board Fires Google VP Milo Medin

Google VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin has been fired from the Defense Innovation Board, a group of business leaders and academics created by the Obama administration in 2016 to advise the Department of Defense on technological innovation.

Facebook Censorship Case Hits Supreme Court Docket

Facebook Censorship Case Hits Supreme Court Docket

A tech censorship case that could have wide ramifications for the way the courts interpret Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has hit the docket of the U.S.

Ted Cruz Blasts Jack Dorsey for Suppressing Discussion of Voter Fraud

Ted Cruz Blasts Jack Dorsey for Suppressing Discussion of Voter Fraud

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee today, for suppressing discussion of voter fraud. The Texas senator also condemned Democrat senators for demanding more censorship from Big Tech.

Dick Blumenthal Complains Facebook Not Censoring Breitbart News Enough

Dick Blumenthal Complains Facebook Not Censoring Breitbart News Enough

During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee about tech censorship, Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) attacked the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook for not censoring enough conservative content, saying that the platforms had only taken "baby steps" to tackling "incendiary misinformation.

Pollsters Failed to Detect Trump Support from Educated Whites

Pollsters Failed to Detect Trump Support from Educated Whites

The biggest group of "shy Trump voters" of the 2020 election — voters who concealed their intention from pollsters — was educated white voters working in white-collar jobs, according to a post-election analysis conducted by political scientist Eric Kaufman.

Liberal Pressure Groups Urge Twitter to Ban Trump

Liberal Pressure Groups Urge Twitter to Ban Trump

As votes continue to be counted in the 2020 presidential election, liberal pressure groups are demanding that Twitter ban the account of President Donald Trump.

Chinese Yuan Falls As Election Results Come In

Chinese Yuan Falls As Election Results Come In

The Chinese yuan fell in value as election results began to come in earlier tonight, and as analysts began to see a greater chance of victory for President Donald Trump.

Google Displays Plagiarized Versions of Breitbart Articles Ahead of Original Stories

Google Displays Plagiarized Versions of Breitbart Articles Ahead of Original Stories

Google ranks articles from websites that plagiarize content from Breitbart News ahead of the Breitbart News articles they steal content from in searches. Across Google, searches for "Joe Biden" now yield zero clicks or impressions for Breitbart News, a situation that remains unchanged seven months after Breitbart first reported it.

'Anonymous' Never Trumper Miles Taylor Now Works for Google

'Anonymous' Never Trumper Miles Taylor Now Works for Google

Miles Taylor, the anti-Trump staffer who published an anonymous op-ed for theNew York Times in 2018declaring himself a part of the deep state "resistance" against the President before serving as chief of staff to former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, went to work for Google after leaving the government.

Ted Cruz Blasts Twitter as 'Democrat Super PAC:' 'Who The Hell Elected You?'

Ted Cruz Blasts Twitter as 'Democrat Super PAC:' 'Who The Hell Elected You?'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tore into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today over his platform's censorship of theNew York Post'sstory about the Biden family's alleged corruption, accusing him of behaving like a "Democratic super-PAC, silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs.

A Former Venezuelan Government Operative Works for Facebook

A Former Venezuelan Government Operative Works for Facebook

One of the key narratives from the Democrats and corporate media after the 2016 election was that "Russian interference," in particular through the seeding of misinformation and propaganda on Facebook, had been a critical factor in President Trump's victory.

Official Twitter 'Fact Check' Runs Cover for Biden Family

Official Twitter 'Fact Check' Runs Cover for Biden Family

Twitter published an official "fact check" about the Biden family's links to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, claiming a "GOP-led report" found that Hunter Biden's position with the company "did not affect U.S.

FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Repeats 'Inject Bleach' Claim

FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Repeats 'Inject Bleach' Claim

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed today that President Donald Trump advised Americans who contracted the Chinese coronavirus to "maybe inject bleach" into themselves as a potential cure.

Facebook Punishes Babylon Bee for Teasing Democrat with 'Monty Python' Joke

Facebook Punishes Babylon Bee for Teasing Democrat with 'Monty Python' Joke

Facebook has deleted a satirical article about Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and demonetized the Babylon Bee, the satirical conservative-run website that published it. The social media Masters of the Universe claim that aMonty Pythonjoke "incites violence" according to the Bee's CEO.

Bokhari: How the Trump Administration Is Fighting Big Tech

Bokhari: How the Trump Administration Is Fighting Big Tech

Internet freedom is on the ballot this November. For months, the Trump administration has been quietly working to curtail the power of Big Tech platforms to censor with impunity — a power it recently used to suppress theNew York Post'sbombshell Biden-Ukraine story.