MixedTimes - Allum Bokhari
In a comment to theDaily Mailfor a story about Breitbart News' publication of internal discussions revealing search manipulation by the Google-owned video platform, YouTube admitted that it meddled with search results for "abortion.
Google withdrew ads from populist British news website Politicalite last week, over an article about Marine Le Pen. Online ad platform Taboola followed, accusing the site of violating its Acceptable Use policy.
The left's insistence that Silicon Valley censorship is just a 'conspiracy theory' ring hollow.
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.
Embattled social giant Facebook granted its business partners Spotify and Netflix the ability to read users' private messages, according to information obtained by theNew York Times.
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.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before oath under congress that his company does not engage in partisan behavior.
Tech companies snuck a provision into USMCA that would entrench their right to censor.
Greenwald reminds readers that even Obama's justice department was hesitant to prosecute Assange.
Assange made an emergency call to Clinton in 2011, when third parties gained access to a leaked cache of State Department cables.
Cities went to embarassing lengths to court Amazon, the same company destroying their high streets.
Twitter said their policy on "dehumanizing language" has yet to come into effect.
Google's briefing frankly acknowledged a "shift towards censorship." The media's response? Silence, or gushing praise.
The leaked briefing admits that Google's global growth is tied to compliance with government censorship requests.
The Pro-Clinton 'conspiracy theory' identified by Google has been confirmed by independent research.
Google acknowledges that alternative media sites like Breitbart News kicked off the conversation about free speech.
Twitter drags its feed on violence and abuse directed at Republicans. The latest target is Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).
"Marsha Blackburn is a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a dedicated public servant, a pro-life champion, an ally for veterans, and an advocate for lowering our taxes and cutting regulation.
"KillKavanaugh" is also featured prominently as search suggestions when users type "Ki" or even just "K."
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.
BuzzFeed senior technology writer Charlie Warzel acknowledged that he sent emails to Twitter enquiring about tweets from Infowarsfounder Alex Jones ahead of the social media company's decision to ban Jones from its platform.
The masters of the universe continue to prove that there really is a conspiracy against Alex Jones.
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.
Twitter has said that its overzealous downranking of accounts was the result of errors in their system, just three days before CEO Jack Dorsey is set to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the subject of social media censorship.
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.
President Trump wants to liberate independent journalism on social media; Facebook wants to rank and censor it.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who would likely become Speaker of the House if Democrats win the midterms this November, called the censorship of conservatives on social media an "outrageous conspiracy theory" earlier this week.
Facebook's head of global news partnerships, Campbell Brown told Australian media executives that Mark Zuckerberg "doesn't care about publishers," according to a report in Murdoch-owned newspaperthe Australian.
Does the New York Times still think censorship concerns are "overblown"?
The far-left network played a central role in the campaign to get Alex Jones kicked off social media.
If Facebook was trying to sabotage the Democrat-pushed Trump-Russia collusion narrative this week, it did a great job.
After a year of demands for censorship of conservatives on Facebook, the shoe is on the other foot.
Earlier today, Facebook announced the banning of 32 political pages and accounts suspected of "co-ordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign agents.
"Competition" against Silicon Valley's progressive racket is currently impossible.
The Intercept co-Founder and Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald slammed Twitter for its attempts to deny "shadowbanning," or covertly restricting user content, in a series of tweets earlier today.
Ronna McDaniel says Twitter ignored a letter expressing concerns about social media censorship.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says payment processors shouldn't decide what speech is allowed to thrive online.
A large number of right-wing and conservative Twitter accounts, including Breitbart News journalists, have been tagged with a mysterious Twitter filter that appears to block their tweets from some searches.
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.
Google previously rejected a talk by Jordan Peterson for "potentially controversial subject matter."
Facebook thinks it can preserve its "commitment to free speech" by just censoring 80 percent of your post's reach.
Just because your handle is "LibPwner2016" doesn't mean you're really anonymous.
The prank further exposes Google's dependence on Wikipedia for "reliable" information.
Like Facebook, Apple wants to hand-pick the news its users read, instead of leaving it to the individual.
The campaign against the spread of "misinformation" on social media is a partisan lie. TIME's fake-news cover proves it.
The tweet suggests stabbing ICE agents and ripping out their hearts.
Twitter's policy of banning users "at any time, for any reason, or no reason" could be unconscionable.
"The pervasiveness of the largest digital platforms makes Standard Oil look like a corner gas station" said the CEO.
The CEO revealed that Mark Zuckerberg told the NYT that they could expect to do "very well" in Facebook's "trusted news" rankings.
Facebook is advertising to hire "news credibility specialists," as the company continues to take on the role of a publisher, making editorial decisions about what news content is "trusted" and what is not.
Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter all work with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to a new report.
"I agree that we're responsible for the content, but we don't produce the content", Zuckerberg told lawmakers in April.
The Facebook CEO faces mounting questions over whether his statements to Congress in April were accurate.
Sen. Tom Cotton has warned that Huawei is "essentially an arm of the Chinese government."
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I) said Zuckerberg must be "held accountable."
Facebook banned anti-extremist Australian Imam Mohammad Tawhidi after he sarcastically mocked Hamas in a post.
Google briefly listed "Nazism" as an official ideology of the California Republican Party, due to the search engine's dependence on unreliable information from Wikipedia.
London's Evening Standard newspaper sold favorable coverage to a number of companies, including tech giants Google and Uber, according to a report published by the watchdog group openDemocracy.
Twitter has acknowledged that it is working to artificially limit the reach of "troll-like" accounts on the platform — "shadowbanning" users in all but name, a practice that the company has repeatedly denied.
Facebook also admitted that its automated technology for detecting hate speech "doesn't work that well."
"The nexusof power in American media has moved from New York City to Silicon Valley," said Sen. Cruz.
Establishment elites don't want a level playing field on social media.
When asked about the headlines at Breitbart News, the Google Assistant read off an anti-Breitbart hitpiece from the Huffington Post.
A number of conservatives have been banned from the platform for posting facts and factual claims.
Failing to properly disclose native political ads could cause BuzzFeed to run afoul of the FEC and FTC.
The corporate boots of Silicon Valley are still going to tread on you.
Another former adviser to top Democrats joins Facebook's lobbying machine.
The Heritage Foundation will defend Facebook's legal right as a "private company" to censor content and will oppose attempts to regulate the tech giant, according to the think tank's senior research fellow for technology, Klon Kitchen.
Facebook plans to fight perceptions of anti-conservative bias... by tapping Eric Holder's law firm.
Even Mark Zuckerberg's posts were flagged with the questionnaire, which asked users to determine what posts were "hate speech."
Facebook has deleted an event page hosted by San Diegans for Secure Borders (SDSB), citing a violation of their community standards. The event was a protest against the caravan of illegal aliens aiming to enter the U.S.
Is this the first time Jack Dorsey has apologized to a conservative?
If Congress is looking for a pattern of bias against conservatives, they don't have far to look.
Google has filed a motion in court to seal documents pertaining to James Damore's class-action lawsuit against them, arguing that the documents were causing their employees to be "harassed.
Congressional Democrats launched an all-out war against conservative concerns about censorship on social media today, calling the concerns a "conspiracy theory", even as they defended tech giants' right to censor content on the basis of political viewpoint.
There is currently no way to track Google's manipulation of search results and search suggestions.
Abuses of power by Google have the potential to dramatically impact democratic elections, and are nearly impossible to detect.
The ties between big tech and "digital rights" groups run deep.
Ordinary Americans don't want to trade internet freedom for protection from "fake news."
The radical leftist, still employed at the company, also suggested blacklisting right-wing sites and censoring YouTube.
Meritocracy, winning, avoiding conflict, a belief in objectivity, and a 'colorblind' racial frame were cited as examples of 'white dominant culture.'
If Mark Zuckerberg really wants Facebook to be a "platform for all ideas," as he repeatedly told lawmakers last week, all he needs to do is add a single, radical new feature to the social network.
Zuckerberg tried to dodge the tough questions, but occasionally the truth slipped out.
The Virginia congressman asked Zuckerberg to clarify Facebook's definition of "misinformation."
Rep. Scalise zeroed in on allegations regarding algorithm bias and special favors to the Obama campaign.
Mark Zuckerbergfaced a mixture of tough and softball questions at yesterday's Senate hearing. Many questions were left unanswered, and members of the House will have to pick up the slack today.
The Senator from Alaska's question has potentially drastic policy implications for Facebook.
Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Mark Zuckerberg over political bias at Facebook.
Facebook may have violated federal campaign law in 2012 when, according to former Obama media analytics director Carol Davidsen, it gave the Obama campaign special favors, says former Federal Election Commissioner Hans A.
Facebook has a thing for former Obama staffers.
If lawmakers want to represent the concerns of the public, they should ask Zuckerberg these questions.
Facebook wants to set the rules for all of journalism, Will Congress let their naked power-grab continue?
Corporate media received a massive boost in Facebook engagement this month, following the social network's January 11 algorithm change, while conservative media declined, according to independent social media analysis.
At the Breitbart News "Masters of the Universe" town hall event on big tech on Thursday evening, psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein explained how Google reads everything that goes through Gmail — including deleted drafts and incoming emails from non-Google email clients.
"10 percent could be shifted - that's a lot of votes, with no-one knowing that they've done this."
Representatives from conservative media slammed Silicon Valley's tech giants, with some calling for regulation.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to fix "fake news," "misinformation" and foreign interference in three years - just in time for the 2020 elections.
Facebook has attacked Breitbart News, attaching a Wikipedia smear job next to Breitbart links.
Wired wants to replace Zuck with the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which funds the hilariously biased Wikipedia.
Left-wing "net neutrality groups" have paid little attention to the growing power of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other companies engaged in the restriction of online content.