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LSU ignored bias complaint of sorority student kicked out over TikTok video

Louisiana State University (LSU) ignored a bias complaint filed by a student who was kicked out of her sorority over a TikTok video. The school has said it will look into the matter after...

Cybersecurity experts suggest going to the livelihood source of online harassers by contacting employers

Cybersecurity experts have launched an initiative telling all companies to create a system where their employees can be reported for “online abuse.” The initiative, called Respect in Security, was launched on Tuesday by two...

UK House of Lords blasts Big Tech as monopolizers of the “public square” in new report

The upcoming Online Safety bill, being promoted by the conservative UK government, has been labelled a threat to freedom of expression by a committee of Lords who argue that the new laws will give...

Appeals court agrees to review Vimeo censorship case

A case challenging the liability protections online platforms enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act will be reheard by a federal appeals court. Controversially, calls for the revision of Section 230 have...

Gaming accessories company Vertagear caves and apologizes to Twitter mob after posting meme

Gaming chair and accessories company Vertagear caved and apologized following backlash over a tweet comparing female and male gamers that was deemed “misogynistic” by a Twitter mob. The tweet, which was deleted shortly after...

Canada’s Heritage Minister says free speech online ‘undermines democracy’

Offensive remarks on social media are legal, but Canada’s Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says they “undermine democracy.” The government is promoting the internet censorship bill C-36, which seeks to obligate social media platforms to...

The American Book Association says it supports free expression. Its actions suggest otherwise.

If you asked the American Booksellers Association (ABA) what it is, the answer is that it’s a non profit trade group whose task is to help independently owned bookstores, whose advocacy efforts support free...

At least two Amazon employees quit in outrage after the company refuses to ban Abigail Shrier’s book “Irreversible Damage…”

At least two Amazon employees have quit over the online retailer’s refusal to remove a book that documents people who regretted “transitioning” to the opposite gender as a child. In the age of digital...

“Sensitivity readers” to proofread books so they don’t offend cancel mobs

New, widespread phenomena inevitably create new economies, and new job titles; the strong push to align content, including books, with what can be summed up as “woke values” is no different. The Spectator writes...

UK rushes to judgement, many call for social media platforms to collect ID following racist comments from foreign bot accounts

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will ask social media companies to “up their game,” insisting they should reveal the details of the anonymous trolls who racially abused the black players in...

German merch chain Elbenwald pressured into apologizing for posting Harry Potter content during “Pride Month”

Elbenwald, one of Germany’s largest film merchandise, gamer clothing, and lifestyle product brands, has issued a lengthy apology for the offense of tweeting about Harry Potter during June’s “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer...

China deletes online forums of millennials who reject “work hard” ethic

China’s internet censors are removing online forums promoting the “lying flat” movement, involving Chinese millennials quitting jobs in protest of the government-promoted work-hard lifestyle. Chinese residents have previously protested against the prevalent 996 culture,...

Some Spotify employees are still triggered by Joe Rogan

Just like in many companies and institutions these days, a small number of perpetually outraged individuals are causing all the trouble. And, it appears that Spotify is no different. Some employees at Spotify have...

Twitter bans user who posted Wi Spa exposure video

A Twitter user (@neeRodriguez) who posted a video recounting her January 2020 experience of a naked “person with a penis and a beard” getting into a hot tub with her six-year-old daughter at Wi...

China’s WeChat deletes “LGBT groups”

China’s WeChat has permanently banned almost all “LGBT” public groups run by college students. In a since-deleted post on Twitter-like Chinese social media app Weibo, a user who often posts about such issues claimed...

Canada’s national archives website deletes page on Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John Macdonald

Canada’s national archives has removed Sir John A. Macdonald from its educational site after a string of complaints, with the management claiming the page was “offensive,” “redundant,” and does not represent the country as...

Decades before they did it with internet content, the news media and governments dictated television

This post is for Reclaim The Net supporters. Join   Already a supporter? Login here   The post Decades before they did it with internet content, the news media and governments dictated television appeared...

British school deactivates Twitter after complaints about kids’ video supporting England

The woke mob forced a primary school to suspend its Twitter account, following backlash over its version of popular soccer anthem Vindaloo, made in support of England’s Euro 2020 team, which faces Denmark in...

Brands reportedly suffer consequences of GB News ad boycott

The advertising boycott of the recently-launched media outlet GB News might have negatively affected brands’ customer perception, according to Stephan Shakespeare, the CEO of UK-based market research company YouGov. Multiple advertisers, including top brands...

Ohio students kicked out of school over their parents’ campaign against Critical Race Theory

An exclusive private high school in Columbus, OH, expelled three students because their parents spearheaded a social media campaign calling for the removal of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) curriculum. Per the Daily Mail,...