Free Speech

Twitter suspends small business advocacy group that called for regulating Big Tech as utilities

Twitter suspends small business advocacy group that called for regulating Big Tech as utilities

Twitter has suspended the account of the Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan group that advocates for small businesses and policies that protect Main Street jobs. According to the group, the social media giant sent them a message late last week saying JCN had violated Twitter's "rules against platform manipulation and spam." Company President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz rejects that claim, saying the deplatforming effort is retaliation against JCN for ...
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YouTube To Delete Content That 'Undermines' 2020 US Election Results

YouTube To Delete Content That ‘Undermines’ 2020 US Election Results

YouTube will begin removing any content they deem to be 'misleading' by alleging widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 US election, according to Bloomberg. The Google subsidiary says it will remove videos claiming President Trump won due to counting errors or software glitches (regardless of whether they're evidence of said instances, we assume). "Yesterday was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and ...
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Norway Parliament Extends 'Hate Speech' Legislation to Include Transgender

Norway Parliament Extends ‘Hate Speech’ Legislation to Include Transgender

Norway’s parliament has voted to extend “Hate Speech” legislation against criticism of homosexuals—who have been “protected” since 1981—to “transgender” people. This means that a violent crime will be more harshly punished if it is considered to be motivated by hatred of transsexuals, and that it will be an offence to incite violence against them or use “dehumanizing” language against them both in public and in private [Norway outlaws hate speech against trans ...
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YouTube Suspends, Demonetizes One America News Network

YouTube Suspends, Demonetizes One America News Network

Big tech censorship strikes conservatives again. This time the target is One America News Network which has been suspended for one week and been demonetized by YouTube for allegedly posting a video promoting a cure for the COVID-19 China coronavirus. The action against OAN was first reported by Axios (excerpt): YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of ...
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Study: “Cancel Culture” Decimating Free Speech At World’s Leading Universities

Study: “Cancel Culture” Decimating Free Speech At World’s Leading Universities

A study by leading education focused think tank Civitas has found that free speech at the world’s leading universities is being eroded at an alarming rate owing to the rise of “cancel culture”. The study found that within the past three years, more than 68 per cent of universities in the UK have seen free speech severely restricted, with academics unable to meaningfully discuss the nuances of issues ...
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