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YouTube complies with CNN copyright claim, censoring leaked footage

YouTube has removed a recent video from investigative reporting outlet Project Veritas that featured leaked clips from an unreleased CNN documentary where Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses her experience of the January 6 storming of...

Argentinian writer Agustín Laje banned from Instagram

A popular Argentinian Catholic writer and intellectual has been banned from Instagram a second time. His ban from Instagram underscores Big Tech’s suppression of voices and content with which they don’t agree. Agustín Laje,...

Intellectual property panel tells Johnson and Johnson that no, it’s not allowed to seize a parody domain

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has decided that US multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson cannot take over the domain of a parody website. The website, BrandedBandAids.com, was set up by Danielle Baskin, with...

Apple bans, at Amazon’s request, app that reveals fake Amazon reviews

Calling out scammers has always been a perilous approach when it comes to tech giants. Amazon has requested that Apple delete from its App Store the app Fakespot, a popular service that tries to...

How to promote a small business without Big Tech

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Video producer Matt Orfalea censored again for calling out YouTube censorship

After he published a video discussing YouTube’s censorship last month, video producer Matt Orfalea was censored and had his channel demonetized. Now, YouTube has targeted Orfalea once again and removed another video where he...

Twitter suspends Malcolm Flex for violating its “abuse and harassment” rules

Political commentator and former D1 athlete Malcolm Flex (@Malcolm_fleX48) has been suspended from Twitter for responding to another user with: “This doesn’t seem to be your area of expertise…. Come back when I ask...

YouTube deletes channel of Spain’s political party, VOX

YouTube has deplatformed Spain’s fast-rising conservatives gathered around VOX, currently the second-largest opposition party in the country’s parliament. A notice on the party’s now-deleted channel reads that it was terminated over multiple copyright infringement...

YouTube reverses censorship of journalist Alison Morrow who highlighted YouTube pro-corporate media bias

YouTube censored and suspended the channel of independent journalist Alison Morrow after she posted a video highlighting several examples of the mainstream media violating the “medical misinformation” rules that are regularly used by the...

YouTube demonetizes video producer Matt Orfalea over seven-year-old parody video

YouTube has stripped independent video creator Matt Orfalea of his ability to earn ad revenue via its Partner Program after it flagged a 13-second parody video from May 2014 for allegedly violating its “violent...

Rumble breaks its live streaming record with 500,000 concurrent live viewers

Video-sharing platform Rumble smashed its live streaming record by more than 3x on Saturday with 500,000 concurrent live viewers across its apps, website, and over-the-top (OTT). The majority of these viewers were on Right...

Comcast cuts off internet access for torrenting user

While the online world has lately been busy considering and grappling with other forms of restrictions and ill-thought-out legislation, our “old pal,” the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), continues to be used and abused...

Cops play copyrighted music to prevent videos appearing on YouTube

After noticing he was being recorded, a police officer started playing Taylor Swift’s Blank Space in an attempt to prevent a video of the interaction making its way onto YouTube, knowing that YouTube’s overzealous...

Minds raises $10 million from tech freedom organization Futo

Alternative social network Minds has closed a $10 million Series from Futo – a new organization that was founded to develop technology and promote policies that give control of computers back to the people....

The EU hasn’t given up on using the pretense of “copyright infringement” as a censorship tool

EU’s Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, with its infamous provisions such as Article 17 (originally 13) is now a multi-year controversy that got free speech activists and ordinary citizens across Europe up...

People switched to newsletters to get away from Facebook, so Facebook just entered the newsletter business

In the era of rampant censorship on internet’s biggest platforms, newsletters are making such a strong comeback as a means for creators to directly connect with their audiences – that Big Tech has been...

Ironic: Right Wing Watch banned from YouTube after campaigning to expose “dangerous conspiracy theories”

Update: June 28 2021 16:50 Eastern. YouTube reinstated the channel after media outcry. The original article is as follows: Right Wing Watch, a non-profit that campaigns against “hate speech,” “conspiracy theories,” “disinformation,” and other...

Rights group covering Xinjiang internment camps moves to Odysee after YouTube censorship

After facing months of censorship at the hands of tech giant YouTube, Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights, a channel that shares testimonies from people who say their families are imprisoned in Xinjiang’s internment camps, has...

YouTube CEO on why lewd music videos stay monetized but other content is censored

During a recent interview with Smosh co-founder and YouTuber Anthony Padilla, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed how large corporations use their power and influence to shape the platform rules that impact smaller creators. Wojcicki...

Senator Ron Johnson joins Rumble after YouTube censorship

In the wake of his seven-day ban from YouTube, Senator Ron Johnson has joined the video sharing platform Rumble. Johnson praised the platform for its pro-free speech attitude when announcing his account on the...