All posts tagged: Censorship

Principal suspended for opposing cancel culture

Barton Thorne, the principal of Cordova High School near Memphis, Tennessee, was briefly suspended (cancelled) after he stood up to the cancel culture dominating social media.

Freedom of speech means freedom to preach the Gospel, even on a campus

In an 8-1 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of a former student of Georgia Gwinnett College, Chike Uzuegbunam, after the institute prevented Chike from sharing his faith on campus. The court ruled that it was in complete “violation” of Chike’s constitutional rights. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was the only Justice who dissented in the final ruling. In a controversial move the 12,000 student school had set up two small areas on campus where people were allowed to exercise their constitutional right to free speech. But in the end, even these were not free speech zones if a woke student was offended by what was said. According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), who represented Chike in the lawsuit, the space where the college allowed free speech only represented 0.0015% of the school’s total property. In 2016, Chike was sharing his faith and distributing leaflets on campus, when he was initially stopped by college security. After being told these type of activities were only allowed in the two free speech zones, Chike then …

Online Censorship: Are they banning the Bible now?

Are some parts of the Bible being banned from the Internet? A woman in England, Seyi Omooba, posted some Bible quotes about homosexuality on Facebook. She stated that the Bible position on the subject is “clearly evident.” Several people called for her to be fired from her job, and later she was fired. READ: Theater Fired Christian Actress for Facebook Post Citing Bible Verses on Homosexuality, Suit Says That was not censorship by Facebook. She lost her job because people read her quotations from the Bible, on Facebook. The issue is now in the courts, and I’m sure the managers at Facebook don’t want to be involved. Other people have claimed that some parts of the Bible cannot be quoted on some Internet platforms. Paul Joseph Watson recently posted a video “Facebook bans Bible passages to YouTube.” His claims were investigated by Newsweek, and reporters questioned Facebook management. After an internal investigation, Facebook apologized and reversed the decision to ban the video. The Newsweek article is “Facebook Unbans BibleHub Passages After Censoring Them ‘In Error’” …

Survey reveal cancel culture’s attack on ‘free speech’

According to a recent survey in Britain, half of those surveyed believe that free speech is being threatened by cancel culture as half said they found it difficult to express their opinions on controversial topics. The Daily Mail explains: Half of Britons fear freedom of speech is ‘under threat’ in the UK as rampant ‘cancel culture’ scares people out of speaking their minds, a poll has found. Some 50 per cent of Britons feel it is harder to share their honest thoughts on controversial topics such as immigration or transgender rights now than it was five years ago.  Meanwhile,  just 12 per cent of those surveyed, or one in eight, disagreed, according to the poll commissioned by Laurence Fox’s Reclaim Party.  READ: Half of Britons fear freedom of speech is under threat from the rise of ‘cancel culture’, poll by Laurence Fox’s Reclaim Party reveals The left-wing, woke mob on Twitter gangs up on anyone they believe does not fall in line with their way of thinking. Not surprisingly cancel culture is dominating mainstream media in …

YouTube bans LifeSiteNews, a pro-life group

YouTube has completely removed all of LifeSiteNews’ videos and effectively banned it from the popular social media platform. LifeSiteNews is a pro-life organization and had 300,000 subscribers on YouTube before it was deplatformed. The Catholic pro-life group has moved its videos over to Rumble, a growing free-speech video platform.

Twitter CEO secretly caught planning to ramp up censorship

We have all heard the theory that if you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out because it is cold-blooded, and will allow itself to boil to death. Well, apparently Twitter CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey is planning a similar strategy on Twitter. Dorsey was secretly caught on tape stating that the ban on US President Donald Trump was just the first step in censorship of conservatives. But he plans to do it slowly, hoping we won’t notice.

Speaking of a “New World Order’

I have seen a few articles recently on the ‘great reset,’ where people are suggesting that political forces are at work trying to take advantage of the COVID pandemic to change the world as we know it. I am not big into conspiracies, but I gave my head a shake when I read an article on how Facebook censored a video post by Mexican Cardinal, Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, that was discussing the threat of a new world order. Maybe it is just me, but doesn’t censoring a Facebook post on a new world order, kind of smacks of a new world order, intentional or not? Breitbart explains: Facebook has censored a video of Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, for suggesting that globalist leaders are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to bring about a new world order.In place of the cardinal’s weekly video, Facebook exhibited a greyed-out screenshot emblazoned with the banner “False information.” Underneath, Facebook added, “This publication repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers deemed false.”On its Facebook page, Semanario Arquidiocesano …

Did Google become ‘big brother’?

Concerning news out of Australia has many warning again, that Big Tech’s powers must be reined in. A recent report alleges that Google, easily the largest search engine on the internet, was experimenting with ways to block access to news sites in that country. It was responding to the Australian government that is considering having Big Tech companies such as Google and Facebook pay for links to local news sources.

Irony: Twitter’s hypocrisy exposed

Twitter is condemning Uganda’s recent decision to block social media from its internet leading up to its national election. This means that Ugandans will not have access to their social media accounts. The government made the decision stating that the social media giants have “taken sides.” With Twitter opposing the move by stating it supports “OpenInternet,” many took the moment to point out the number of times Twitter has banned or blocked Conservatives that it didn’t agree with.

Was Ron Paul banned for criticizing Facebook censorship?

Many believe the major social media platforms have gone rogue and are completely out of control and that governments need to break them up and allow for more competition. The Foundation of Economic Freedom (FEE) talks about Facebook’s latest ban of former American politician Ron Paul after he published an article criticizing the social media giant’s banning of US President Donal Trump.

Poland’s plan to deal with social media censorship

Social media giants such a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are now defining what is acceptable in society. If they don’t like your politics or beliefs, you are gone. It is essentially a battle over freedom of speech. But Poland has come up with a unique way to deal with Social Media censorship. If passed, under this initiative Big Tech companies could face massive fines if they censor posts that are legal under Polish law.

Why is Instagram censoring Sean Feucht’s worship videos?

According to CBN, Sean Feucht, a worship leader associated with Bethel Music, recently shared several social media posts that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are now censoring worship and praise videos. Apparently, Feucht was going to places where there has been rioting and then posting videos of praise and worship from these locations. And while these social media corporations allowed posts of actual rioting, somehow praise and worship songs was considered insensitive or harmful and removed. Feucht tweeted: While @Facebook @instagram @Twitter promote the content of violence, rioting & destruction, they are actively CENSORING worship, prayer, peaceful protest & anything going against their fear-mongering narrative. My feed and many others is proof.#ChangeTheNarrative — Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) June 23, 2020 Feucht reports that Instagram justified the removal of his praise and worship videos because they were classified as “harmful” or containing “false information”: This is what we’ve come to in America! Instagram is now classifying my WORSHIP videos as “harmful or false information” Religious Liberty? Freedom of Speech? Big Tech censorship? pic.twitter.com/I7s6HUfKH4 — Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) June …

President Trump vs Social Media

Social media giants such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have special privileges that most media companies don’t have, and some say they are abusing that privilege by censoring opinions, mostly conservative, that they don’t agree with. It’s the difference between a ‘platform’ and a ‘publisher’. Under the law, social media ‘platforms’ are not liable (this includes copyright infringement) for what is uploaded to their sites, because they serve as a posting venue for everyone. Now the individual is still liable for what they do, but the social media company isn’t. A ‘publisher’ is different, because it limits who can post and exerts editorial control over what they say, it can be liable for what people write. But some wonder when social media companies censor content that they don’t agree with or add additional comments to tweets as Twitter does, are they in fact functioning as ‘publisher’ with ‘platform’ privileges? Calling it an attack on “free speech,” President Trump said he plans on making some changes. READ: What’s in Trump’s executive order on social media? There …

Diversity: The new face of censorship

di·ver·si·ty noun \də-ˈvər-sə-tē, dī-\ : the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc. This is how the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary defines diversity. It is supposed to allow for all ideas, but in fact the new diversity being thrown about today is having the opposite effect. Lord Neuberger is President of England’s Supreme Court. In a speech to England’s House of Commons, reported in The Telegraph, Neuberger warned about the new level of public censorship rising in England — cleverly disguised as diversity  — which he described as “insidious” attempt to restrict free speech.  He referred to it as “censoriousness.” Lord Neuberger said it is revealing itself particularly in the area of sexuality (homosexuality and gay marriage) where there is an attempt to shut down any discussion on issues of sexuality that some no longer consider acceptable.