According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Facebook executives are aware of the negative impact that its popular photo sharing social media platform, Instagram, is having on teenage girls, but it continues to push it on them anyway.
According to a report by Reclaim the Net, a German court has just fined YouTube 100,000 Euros (Approximately US$118,000) for taking down a video of people protesting against the COVID lockdowns in neighbouring Switzerland. When YouTube took down the video back in April 2020, the Dresden court ordered YouTube to immediately restore the video, but YouTube ignored the court’s ruling for nearly a month before finally restoring it on May 14, 2020. Ruling that YouTube’s behaviour was “deliberate and serious violation,” the court fined the social media behemoth. YouTube argued that its “medical misinformation policy” was above the laws of Germany. The court disagreed. READ: YouTube fined 100,000 Euro after German court rejects its “misinformation” excuse for deleting anti-lockdown protest video The manager of the channel censored by YouTube tweeted several responses to the recent court ruling: English translation: “Joachim Steinhöfel: ‘With the historically high fine, the Higher Regional Court makes it very clear that court decisions must be observed without restriction, regardless of whether YouTube assumes a violation of its guidelines or not.’” Rough …
Reports are surfacing how Twitter temporarily banned tweets of Anne-Marie Brady, an academic at New Zealand’s University of Cambridge who specializes in China’s foreign and domestic policy. She has been a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party over the past several years.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just given the people of his state the power to fight back against Social Media censorship. The Governor recently signed into law Senate Bill 7072 that will allow people of his state to sue Big Tech, if they unfairly censor a person’s post or ban a person’s account.
Facebook recently took down a page, Jerusalem Prayer Team, dedicated to praying for Jerusalem and told its founder, Mike Evans, there was no appeal. The page had 75 million followers. Evans alleges this took place after Islamic extremists began posting antisemitic comments on the site, including photos and statements by Adolf Hitler, and then reported the comments to Facebook.
According to a poll conducted by NBC News, nearly two-thirds of Americans (64%) believe social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are dividing America. In comparison, only 27% believe they are bringing America together.
Facebook is expressing outrage as Apple rolled out its latest IOS 14.5 update for iPhone and iPads that allow owners to STOP apps, like Facebook, from tracking their internet activity and sharing it with data brokers.
During an election in 2014, North Korea president Kim Jong-un announced that he had received 100% of the vote of 100% of the people in an election held in that country. Of course, there was only one candidate for president on the ballot, Jong-un, and people were asked to vote yes or no and not voting is as dangerous as voting no. He was mocked incessantly.
Over the past three weeks, the popular free-speech social media platform, Gab, has been banned by three different banks. With the banning of conservative voices on Big Tech, free-speech social media platforms such as Gab have flourished much to the annoyance of Big Tech and the mainstream media.
In a surprising move, Bill Blair, Canada’s federal public safety minister, issued a warning to Canadians over using Chinese social media apps such as TikTok, WeChat and Weibo. Blair made the statement during a parliamentary meeting on China-Canada relation, He stated that China’s communist regime could use information posted on these apps against Canada. Millions of Canadians currently use the three apps.
Back in 2014, Facebook decided to play with the minds of its users through a psychological experiment. The users never volunteered and the 689,000 users had no idea they were being used as lab rats.
“#DeleteFacebook!” is now trending as several are calling for people to delete the Facebook app after the Social Media giant refused to allow people to post links to Australian news sites.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, a public relations consultant explains that Hollywood is terrified of being attacked by the left-wing mob on social media and will do anything needed in order to appease them.
Social media is going rogue as Christian actor Kevin Sorbo reported on Friday, that Facebook deleted the actor’s official page with over 500,000 followers. The Social Media mega-giant has so far refused to provide an explanation on why Sorbo’s page was removed.
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.
According to reports, both Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, have decided to censor a book written by a woman, Dr. Carrie Gress, a professor at Pontifex University. In her book, she focused on the toxicity of modern feminism.
In a recent speech, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed several measures that he will be implementing to protect the citizens of Florida from Big Tech censorship. People are starting to fight back against the rogue actions of Social media giants that are censoring free speech and targeting conservative and religious voices. Breitbart explains: In a 45-minute speech, the governor identified Big Tech companies as the leading threat to American democracy and freedom of expression today, and pledged that Florida Republicans would take action. The new regulations announced by DeSantis include: * Mandatory opt-outs from big tech’s content filters, a solution to tech censorship first proposed by Breitbart News in 2018.* A private right of action for Floridian citizens against tech companies that violate this condition.* Fines of $100,000 per day levied on tech companies that suspend candidates for elected office in Florida from their platforms.* Daily fines for any tech company “that uses their content and user-related algorithms to suppress or prioritize the access of any content related to a political candidate or cause on the …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was an absolute shock, because America’s ACLU (America Civil Liberties Union) has no love for US President Donald Trump, but even it is warning of the unchecked power of social media after Twitter and Facebook banned Donald Trump on their platforms. ACLU warned if social media’s power is not reigned in, they could target anyone.
A report by the Media Research Center (MRC) outlined 25 times social media giants such as Twitter (the biggest offender), Facebook and YouTube censored conservatives in 2019 and 2020. Many believe these corporations are using their dominating positions to squash free speech and to support their left wing agenda.
The left-wing trolls who inhabit the surreal universe of Twitter forced the Girl Guides of America to delete a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her nomination to the US Supreme Court. She is the fifth woman to be nominated and the Girl Guides thought this was an achievement that should be celebrated.
The popular social media platform, TikTok, has already been banned in India because it is owned by a company in Communist China and there are concerns it could be used by the communist regime for nefarious purposes.
Social Media, including You Tube and Facebook, and many more new offerings, is a big part of life today. For most of us, it’s a huge part of life. The Internet has changed the world everywhere. I remember bulky computers on desk tops, and now we have phones in our pockets. I also remember life before the Internet, when phones had dials, and we talked on them; we only talked on them. We live in a time when old things pass away quickly, and new things emerge and dominate the world. God has promised to shake this world, and it’s easy to see how that could happen. We can’t keep what we have. “Now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken; that is, created things.” (Hebrews 12: 26 and 27)
A new poll of Americans by Pew Research reveals that over 70% of Americans believe that Social Media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, have too much political power and influence.
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 …