Judge throws out social media “harassment” complaint against Brevard County Rep. Randy Fine

A judge in Brevard County, Florida, dismissed a “cyberstalking” case brought by Brevard School Board member Jennifer Jenkins against state Rep. Randy Fine. Jenkins filed the case in October. She accused Fine of “harassment” and “cyberstalking” that began in July when the two disagreed on a mask mandate for schools in Brevard County. Fine wasContinue reading “Judge throws out social media “harassment” complaint against Brevard County Rep. Randy Fine”

“Fact checkers” gang up to demand YouTube censors more “misinformation”

Third party “fact-checkers” appear determined not only to maintain their business – all too often consisting of what critics consider to be censorship delegated by Big Tech – but, like any rising industry, they would like to see that business grow. It seems as if they see the opportunity for growth in focusing more onContinue reading ““Fact checkers” gang up to demand YouTube censors more “misinformation””

Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 committee subpoenas Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit

The House Select Committee, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to investigate the events of January, 6, 2021, claims social media companies provided inadequate answers when it requested documentation last August. Now, it is demanding more from these companies. On Thursday, the committee announced that it had subpoenaed four social media companies as a partContinue reading “Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 committee subpoenas Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit”

Popular true crime channel JCS – Criminal Psychology quits YouTube over constant censorship

The popular YouTube channel JCS – Criminal Psychology has announced plans to move from the platform after facing constant censorship. “That’s a wrap, folks,” the channel wrote on its community page. “The flagged videos violate the ‘violence” and ‘sensitive events’ guidelines.” The channel suggested that it has been a constant problem since they started inContinue reading “Popular true crime channel JCS – Criminal Psychology quits YouTube over constant censorship”

President Biden tells social media companies to “deal” with “misinformation”

During the COVID-19 update on Thursday, President Joe Biden called on social media and media outlets to “deal” with Covid “misinformation and disinformation.” This comes months after the White House said it was be flagging misinformation about the pandemic on behalf of social media companies, raising First Amendment violation questions. “There are others sitting onContinue reading “President Biden tells social media companies to “deal” with “misinformation””

YouTube bans interview with Dr. Peter McCullough before it was even published

YouTube is removing videos even before they are published – no doubt the type of next-level censorship that makes censorship advocates happy, but also something that should give pause to creators, and their audiences. Namely, on Tuesday, Jon Joseph Bourgerie of The British Entrepreneur YouTube channel announced that he had finished his interview with Dr.Continue reading “YouTube bans interview with Dr. Peter McCullough before it was even published”

NBA Top Shot froze the account of an individual with the username “FreeHongKong”

The popular NFT marketplace NBA Top Shot froze the account of an individual with the username “‘FreeHongKong.’’ The username is a reference to the NBA’s tendency of self-censorship to avoid angering the Chinese Communist Party and ruining its chances to do business in China. The account was banned after the individual submitted a photo inContinue reading “NBA Top Shot froze the account of an individual with the username “FreeHongKong””

Google demonetizes meteorologist and researcher Roy Spencer

The website DrRoySpencer.com has been demonetized by Google, its owner, climatologist and former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer, announced in a blog post. According to Spencer – who is considered a climate change skeptic but has rejected the label of being a “climate denier” – Google has cut his website off from Adsense for allegedlyContinue reading “Google demonetizes meteorologist and researcher Roy Spencer”

Germany considers attempting to ban Telegram after it became popular with Covid restriction opponents

The German government said banning Telegram is not off the table and that the popular messaging service has been connected with conservative groups and groups opposing Covid restrictions. On Wednesday, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said that Telegram could be banned if it continues being used by groups opposing Covid measures to organize. “We cannot ruleContinue reading “Germany considers attempting to ban Telegram after it became popular with Covid restriction opponents”

Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski speaks out against Canada’s “concerning” internet censorship bill

Chris Pavlovski, the CEO of free speech video sharing platform Rumble, has warned that Canada’s controversial internet regulation proposal, Bill C-10, will give the government the power to “control what you see” and noted that this bill and other internet regulation proposals are making it tough for companies like Rumble to compete with the techContinue reading “Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski speaks out against Canada’s “concerning” internet censorship bill”

Select doctors come together to demand Spotify censorship

A group of 270 doctors signed an open letter calling on Spotify, which has exclusive rights to air Joe Rogan’s podcast, to take action against “misinformation” on the platform and increase censorship. The letter was penned in response to an episode that featured Dr. Robert Malone, one of the pioneers of mRNA technology. The authorsContinue reading “Select doctors come together to demand Spotify censorship”

US police departments are using tools to monitor your social media posts

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer: If you’re banned on one platform, you should be banned across all platforms

Xbox head Phil Spencer was this week interviewed by The New York Times about the industry as a whole and the position of Microsoft on various issues. One of the topics that was discussed was “harassment” in gaming communities. The interviewer, Kara Swisher attempted to make a connection between anonymity and harassment and asked whatContinue reading “Xbox boss Phil Spencer: If you’re banned on one platform, you should be banned across all platforms”

Rumble announces record growth

On Tuesday, free speech video sharing platform Rumble announced that it had reached new highs in terms of user engagement in the week ending January 9, 2022. According to a blog post by the company, it recorded the highest weekly video bandwidth consumption as well as the highest number of videos posted in a week.Continue reading “Rumble announces record growth”

Twitter bans Project Veritas Chief of Staff Eric Spracklen

Twitter has permanently banned Eric Spracklen, the Chief of Staff for investigative reporting outlet Project Veritas, from its platform for violating its rules on “ban evasion,” less than 24 hours after Project Veritas released a bombshell report on Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci. Before his ban,Continue reading “Twitter bans Project Veritas Chief of Staff Eric Spracklen”

Polish man who called the president a “moron” on Facebook avoids jail

A Polish court has ruled that it is fine to call the country’s president a “moron” on social media – and a man who did that, author Jakub Zulczyk, will not go to prison for up to three years. The lawsuit was filed by a private person rather than President Andrzej Duda himself or theContinue reading “Polish man who called the president a “moron” on Facebook avoids jail”

YouTube deletes Dr. Robert Malone interview with Patrick Bet-David

Hot on the heels of getting banned by Twitter and having his interview with Joe Rogan censored on YouTube, Dr. Robert Malone, an mRNA vaccine technology pioneer, is once again being prevented from presenting his opinion about Covid vaccines. This time, YouTube removed an interview Malone gave to entrepreneur and podcaster Patrick Bet-David, published onContinue reading “YouTube deletes Dr. Robert Malone interview with Patrick Bet-David”

Tucker Carlson joins GETTR

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has joined new Twitter rival platform GETTR. “Welcome to #GETTR, @tuckercarlson!” GETTR’s official account posted. The news excerpt noted that “Another big name has joined the ranks in the fight…” Carlson, the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the most popular cable news commentary show, is the latest big name toContinue reading “Tucker Carlson joins GETTR”

Court rules Pennsylvania school expelling student for posting song lyrics on Snapchat was First Amendment violation

An appeal filed by a Pennsylvania student who got expelled from school for a social media post made off campus has been accepted by the US state’s Commonwealth Court. The court said unanimously that the school district’s 2018 decision violated the First Amendment rights of the student, “G.S.” We obtained a copy of the rulingContinue reading “Court rules Pennsylvania school expelling student for posting song lyrics on Snapchat was First Amendment violation”

Rep. Ro Khanna wants to hold social media platforms accountable on climate “misinformation”

Online censorship supported by certain politicians, lawmakers, and media outlets in the US has set both moving and expanding targets before itself, as evidenced in a Washington Post op-ed published last week. Quick to pick up on the article and share it was Congressman Ro Khanna, who was recently in the news himself because, despiteContinue reading “Rep. Ro Khanna wants to hold social media platforms accountable on climate “misinformation””