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Twitter censors link to American Heart Association

Twitter’s direct and indirect suppression of opinions that in any way question the efficacy or safety of Covid vaccines continues unabated on the platform. The latest example is a label that the social network...

YouTube CEO says content censorship is “consistent” for all creators, contradicting previous statements

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has defended the company’s moderation and censorship decisions in an interview as being consistently implemented for all creators in the same way – but that sits at odds with the...

Germany’s new government announces plans to protect rights to encryption

Germany’s new coalition government is seemingly pro-encryption and supports other policies digital rights advocates have asked for years, including the right to anonymity. The previous government, led by Angela Merkel, supported more surveillance. Privacy...

American Medical Association language guide says drop terms like “morbid obesity,” “alcoholic,” and “fairness”

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have collaborated to publish a language guide that advises medical professionals to avoid phrases such as “homeless,” “handicapped,” and “morbidly obese.”...

France: Over 65s need booster vaccine passport to participate in society

French President Emanuel Macron announced new rules for the nationwide vaccine passport mandate. The vaccine passports of those above the age of 65 will be invalid if they have not gotten a booster shot....

Spanish inter-regional COVID committee says vaccine passports do not reduce infections

An inter-regional COVID committee in Spain concluded that controversial vaccine passports that create a checkpoint society have no impact on infections. They warned that vaccine passes pass the wrong message that vaccinated people do...

Judge suspends Texas social media political censorship ban

A federal court has blocked the Texas law that would have banned social media platforms from censoring content based on viewpoint. We obtained a copy of the order for you here. A similar law...

Germany to lockdown anyone who won’t (or can’t) show a vaccine passport

Germany is set to announce nationwide COVID-19 restrictions that translate to a de facto lockdown for those who refuse to show a vaccine passport. The restrictions have already been implemented in some regions. Related: How...

Canada: Suspicious government-funded poll says citizens prefer censorship

The majority of Canadians want the internet censored, according to a new poll by a government agency. A report on Blacklock’s Reporter claims that the Canadian Race Relations Foundation poll conducted in November found...

Rhode Island to introduce vaccine passport

On Wednesday, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee announced 401 Health, a vaccine passport app. The state’s Health Department’s COVID Response Unit executive director Tom McCarthy said the app is in testing and will be...

Neutral video platform Rumble to go public under ticker CFVI

Rumble, a censorship-free video platforms alternative to YouTube, has entered an acquisition deal with Cantor Fitzgerald-sponsored CF Acquisition Corp. VI (CFVI). After the completion of the business combination deal in the second quarter of...

Facebook ends censorship of searches for “Kyle Rittenhouse”

Facebook has reversed a policy implemented in August 2020, which banned searches of Kyle Rittenhouse. The company did not say why it reversed the policy. On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed...

The ability to livestream cops is being challenged as a First Amendment right

According to many civil liberties groups, livestreaming the police is protected by the First Amendment and is crucial in the documentation process. In 2018, Dijon Sharpe was stopped by two police officers in North...

Senator Thom Tillis opposes Gigi Sohn FCC nomination, calls her a “anti-copyright activist”

A day before Gigi Sohn’s confirmation hearing for a place in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Senator Thom Tillis penned a letter to President Biden asking him to withdraw the nomination. But Tilli’s opposition...

New Twitter rules boost mainstream media’s gatekeeping power

On Tuesday, Twitter shockingly announced new rules concerning the company’s private information policy that are being expanded to include media. The changes immediately prompted observers to warn that they could allow mainstream and traditional...

Callin releases a range of new updates

Callin, a social podcasting app launched two months ago and is an alternative to the likes of Twitter Spaces, announced a major upgrade. The app, co-founded by former PayPal COO David Sacks, who has...

Israel is using counter-terrorism phone surveillance to track Omicron carriers

Rights groups in Israel have called on the country’s top court to repeal the recently announced measures to use the counter-terrorism phone tracking system to track carriers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

YouTube censors Dr. Fauci satire song video

YouTube censored and demonetized a song criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. The platform claimed that the song violated its policy on medical misinformation. The song, called “Sad Little Man” by Five Times August, accuses Fauci...

UK proposes spending public funds to police MPs “disreputable” tweets

The UK Parliament is moving to introduce new rules that would investigate MPs for their Twitter posts, with a committee in charge explaining the plan as designed to prevent abusive speech and personal attacks...

The messaging apps the FBI have easy access to (and the one’s they don’t)

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