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Free Speech and Censorship

YouTube to start giving grants to select journalists

By this point, it’s common knowledge that YouTube is actively trying to reshape the content on its platform, promoting what it says are “authoritative sources” and suppressing others – a move that’s often been...

Independent news outlet StatusCoup continues to be affected by YouTube censorship

On Thursday, independent progressive media outlet Status Coup announced on Twitter that YouTube had removed another one of their videos, calling the move “a disgrace.” In the tweet, one of the founders of Status...

Instagram is using German media outlets to “fact-check” US meme accounts

Instagram’s controversial “fact-checking” program is now using German language fact-checks to flag some memes posted by US users. A recent meme posted by the popular US meme account @capitalism.inc, which joked about bombings under...

University of Oklahoma says it won’t end compelled speech in mandatory online diversity trainings

The University of Oklahoma (OU) has refused to end compelled speech in an online diversity training program, mandatory for faculty members and staff. The training requires trainees to agree with the university’s approved viewpoints...

New Jersey cop fired after expressing fear about Black Lives Matter on Facebook

A police officer in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, has been fired over a Facebook post where she called BLM protesters “terrorists” and said activists don’t care if cops die. Another officer who reacted to...

Senator Klobuchar says Facebook’s Trump ban doesn’t go far enough

The recent decision by the Oversight Board to uphold Facebook’s decision to indefinitely suspend President Trump reignited calls for antitrust laws against Big Tech companies. But Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is leading a...

Biden supports suppressing online “misinformation” press secretary says

President Joe Biden supports efforts to crack down on “misinformation” on Big Tech platforms, the White House said. “The president’s view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and...

Justin Trudeau dismisses critics of internet censorship bill as “tin foil hats”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to a critical question about Bill C-10, a controversial internet regulation proposal, by branding Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs) that oppose the bill as “tin foil hats.” After...

Twitter says it suspended Rep. Elise Stefanik’s communications director in “error”

Karoline Leavitt, the communications director for GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, had her Twitter account randomly suspended out of the blue this Wednesday, only to be restored the next day. Leavitt said that Twitter did...

Google-sponsored report recommends subverting online “conspiracy” groups from within

Google-owned YouTube already purges large amounts of content for containing what it deems to be “harmful conspiracy theories” and boosts what it says are “authoritative” mainstream media outlets to push what it deems to...

Facebook bans pro-life outlet LifeSiteNews

Facebook has permanently removed LifeSiteNews’ page, for what the social media company deemed COVID misinformation. The pro-life, faith-based, and conservative news organization was also recently permanently removed from YouTube for its coverage of the...

LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years

Video-sharing platform LiveLeak, popular for hosting footage on politics, war, and other newsworthy events around the globe that would be censored on other platforms such as YouTube, has shut down. LiveLeak was founded in...

Twitter introduces “improved” “offensive” tweet warning

Twitter has updated the “offensive” tweet warning, which pops up when a user is about to post something that it thinks would be considered offensive. Now, it will take into account your relationship with...

Twitter locks out news outlet for quoting Antifa activist

A news outlet’s Twitter account was locked after sharing a headline containing a quote from an Antifa activist. Media Right News tweeted about a story it covered the previous week titled: “Antifa Hit List,...

Minds launches end-to-encrypted messaging app Minds Chat

The creators of the alternative social network Minds have launched a new feature-rich, decentralized, end-to-end encrypted messaging app – Minds Chat. “This product is a major milestone for Minds and takes us all a...

Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds President Trump ban

Former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will remain suspended after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld Facebook’s decision to suspend him indefinitely on January 6. The decision is binding and Facebook has committed not...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces upcoming “fake news” law

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said that the government was working on a “fake news” law to fight “misinformation, hatred and lies.” The announcement is more proof of Beijing reigning in on the autonomous...

RTHK drops journalist Nabela Qoser who questioned Carrie Lam, scrubs social media content

The public telecaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has now fired its journalist Nabela Qoser after a months-long dispute over editorial independence. The outspoken journalist became quite infamous at the channel as she had...

Prince Harry: online “misinformation” is a “global threat to humanity”

During an appearance at “VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,” a celebrity vaccine awareness event, Prince Harry claimed that online “misinformation” is a “global humanitarian crisis.” “I understand why people are confused...