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”

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

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Activist group demands Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson delete Christian scripture posted on social media

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, saying that quoting the Bible on social media was unconstitutional and demands the removal of the posts. The Republican governor quotes the scripture on his Twitter and Facebook accounts every Sunday. Americans United for Separation of Church andContinue reading “Activist group demands Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson delete Christian scripture posted on social media”

UK: Parish councillor gets police visit for posting “trans rights are very, very boring”

Two police officers visited the home of a parish councillor to warn him that he could be arrested over a Facebook post he shared. The parish councillor criticized the move, noting that even censorship-prone Facebook did not remove the post. Parish councillor for Surrey Heath Andrew Willgoss shared an image of trans campaigners holding signsContinue reading “UK: Parish councillor gets police visit for posting “trans rights are very, very boring””

Matt Walsh, podcaster and political commentator, is locked out of Twitter over transgender tweets

Matt Walsh, a political commentator and host at The Daily Wire, has been locked out of Twitter over a couple of tweets. The conservative commentator will only be allowed back on Twitter after deleting the tweets. In one tweet he said alleged that transgender ideology was in fact a way through which men have beenContinue reading “Matt Walsh, podcaster and political commentator, is locked out of Twitter over transgender tweets”

YouTube threatens to censor video of a man in the US over an order from a Russian judge

A Russian-language YouTuber based in the US showed that Google is threatening to block one of his videos after Russian censors flagged it as prohibited content. The man is in America, not Russia, meaning Russian law should not apply to him. On Tuesday, blogger Felix Glyukman took to Facebook to reveal that Google was threateningContinue reading “YouTube threatens to censor video of a man in the US over an order from a Russian judge”

Facebook censored UK Catholic charity

Facebook censored a Catholic charity without explanation. The censorship came as a result of an ad where the charity was promoting a petition to stop the abduction, forced conversion, and marriage of Christian women. Aid to the Church in Need UK launched the ads in early November. The campaign was inspired by the group’s newContinue reading “Facebook censored UK Catholic charity”

CBC producer quits, says broadcaster “embodied some of the worst trends in mainstream media”

Last month, CBC journalist Tara Henley resigned from the Canadian broadcaster. On Monday, she published a post on Substack, explaining why she resigned. In the Substack post, Henley said that when she started working at CBC, “the network produced some of the best journalism in the country.” But now the network “embodied some of theContinue reading “CBC producer quits, says broadcaster “embodied some of the worst trends in mainstream media””

Facebook says permanent ban of conservative kids’ book publisher “shouldn’t have happened”

Facebook has reversed its decision to permanently disable the ads account of Heroes of Liberty, a conservative kids’ books publisher. An editor for the publisher described the censorship as “anti-American” and “pure madness.” Heroes of Liberty has published books about former President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and author Thomas Sowell, allContinue reading “Facebook says permanent ban of conservative kids’ book publisher “shouldn’t have happened””

Patton Oswalt feels the need to defend posting photo with Dave Chappelle after backlash

Patton Oswalt has responded to backlash he received for simply posting a photo with comedian Dave Chappelle on New Year’s Eve. Chappelle was the subject of controversy from a small but vocal minority of people that wanted Netflix to censor him over comments he made in his last Netflix special “The Closer.” Oswalt posted severalContinue reading “Patton Oswalt feels the need to defend posting photo with Dave Chappelle after backlash”

A single cruel tweet to a Northern Ireland politician has reignited calls for social media passports

Police are investigating a cruel tweet sent to a member of the legislative assembly from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) about her dead son. The tweet, described as “vile,” was reported to police and is being used to call for more regulation of speech on social media. Former Economy Minister Diane Dodds posted a HappyContinue reading “A single cruel tweet to a Northern Ireland politician has reignited calls for social media passports”

BBC backtracks on Nativity! movie censorship

The BBC cut out some lines from the family-friendly Christmas film Nativity! over fears of insulting some people. The broadcaster has since uploaded the full version of the film after the Daily Star reported on the censorship. BBC recently uploaded the 2009 hit Christmas Film Nativity! on iPlayer. But it did not upload the originalContinue reading “BBC backtracks on Nativity! movie censorship”

Royal Bank of Canada accused of denying mortgage to journalist based on political beliefs

The Royal Bank of Canada is being accused of discriminating against a mortgage applicant based on their political beliefs. Specifically, Ezra Levant, journalist and publisher of Rebel News, says it was this media outlet that was turned down while trying to obtain a commercial mortgage to buy itself offices in Calgary. Levant says that thereContinue reading “Royal Bank of Canada accused of denying mortgage to journalist based on political beliefs”

Facebook says it was wrong to ban Canadian Conservative MP Mark Strahl’s Christmas message

Canadian Conservative MP Mark Strahl posted a Facebook ad wishing his Chilliwack-Hope constituents a Merry Christmas. Facebook banned the post for violating its policies on discrimination. The ad was reinstated after appeal, with Facebook blaming the mistake on an error in its automated systems. In the video ad, Strahl said: “From my family to yours,Continue reading “Facebook says it was wrong to ban Canadian Conservative MP Mark Strahl’s Christmas message”

UK gets massive free speech win as Court of Appeal rules police’s definition of a “hate incident” is unlawful and had “chilling effect” on speech

An ex-cop has won a UK Court of Appeal challenge over a guidance by the College of Policing on “hate incidents,” after he claimed that the guidance violates his freedom of expression. Harry Miller, a former police officer, had a complaint filed against him in January 2020 after posting allegedly “transphobic” tweets. The Humberside PoliceContinue reading “UK gets massive free speech win as Court of Appeal rules police’s definition of a “hate incident” is unlawful and had “chilling effect” on speech”

Twitter locked out think tank policy director for opposing “chemical castration” of kids

Twitter temporarily suspended Jon Schweppe, the director of American Principles Project (APP), for encouraging governors to support legislation that would ban the chemical castration of kids with gender dysphoria. Twitter claimed that the tweet violated its rules against hateful conduct. APP is a pro-family think tank. Its director, Jon Schweppe, took to Twitter to applaudContinue reading “Twitter locked out think tank policy director for opposing “chemical castration” of kids”

Twitch bans political streamer Hassan Piker following use of term “cracker”

Twitch Streamer and left-wing political commentator Hasan Piker was banned from Twitch for using the term ”cracker.” Other streamers have also been banned after using the term. Piker confirmed being banned from Twitch for a week after steaming about the use of the word “cracker” on December 13, after two of his moderators had beenContinue reading “Twitch bans political streamer Hassan Piker following use of term “cracker””

EU wants more speech control laws to tackle online “misogyny” and more

The European Commission plans to amend existing laws to combat speech against women, the LGBT communities, and others. “In the last decades, there has been a sharp rise in hate speech and hate crime in Europe,” the draft communication on hate speech said, adding that there has been an increase in hate speech and hateContinue reading “EU wants more speech control laws to tackle online “misogyny” and more”

Target delists Matt Walsh book Johnny the Walrus that was accused of transphobia

Daily Wire’s podcast host and kids’ book author Matt Walsh appears to have been censored by Target. The retailer removed his new best-selling kids’ book Johnny the Walrus from its website. On Friday, Walsh tweeted a “product unavailable” screenshot from Target’s website. He wrote: “The canceling begins. Target has removed Johnny the Walrus from theirContinue reading “Target delists Matt Walsh book Johnny the Walrus that was accused of transphobia”

TikTok censored pro-Kyle Rittenhouse video for “hate speech”

TikTok censored a video showing support for Kyle Rittenhouse posted by a conservative students group. The video, posted by the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), discussed the efforts by “the collegiate woke mob” to get Rittenhouse expelled from Arizona State University. The video, posted on December 1, stated: “After Kyle Rittenhouse revealed that he hadContinue reading “TikTok censored pro-Kyle Rittenhouse video for “hate speech””