New Report Highlights Conservative Concerns With Facebook

Former Senator Jon Kyl conducted a review of potential anti-conservative bias at Facebook and found that conservatives were concerned about many different areas of bias in Facebook policies, products, and enforcement practices. The study interviewed 133 conservatives to gather their concerns and summarize them in a new report which was provided to Facebook.

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Twitter Accepts Ad Money From Communist Chinese State Media Agency Xinhua to Discredit Protesters in Hong Kong

Twitter is accepting ad dollars from the Communist Chinese State Media Agency Xinhua, Pinboard reports. As protestors fight for their fundamental human rights in the streets, Silicon Valley giants continue to put profit before principles in bowing to the Communist Chinese government in their attempt to discredit protestors in Hong Kong.

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The Smug And Out Of Touch Elitism Of Silicon Valley’s Sultans

Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, sat down the The Guardian last week to pontificate about where the “line of free speech” is and how she is the right person to make that call. The great irony here is that Susan gets it. She knows she can’t outsmart the trolls. She knows she can’t fully police them. The more rules YouTube puts out, the more creators adapt and learn to walk right up to the line or on the line itself, maybe even testing what happens when they step over it.

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Where Did The Rise In Online Censorship Come From: The Decline of Television’s Power Over Our Attention

TV is dying and the mainstream media isn’t far behind. We all know this inherently, but do we understand the effects of this steady decline into doom for traditional media consumption? Do we understand why censorship on the internet is getting worse?

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Don’t Get Excited About The White House’s Social Media Censorship Executive Order

According to reports the White House has a drafted an executive order to address social media censorship and put the FCC in charge of monitoring social media. If reporting on the current draft is correct: “the Trump administration’s proposal seeks to significantly narrow the protections afforded to companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,” then this is bad, very bad. It’s easy to get excited that action is finally being taken against the Silicon Valley oligarchs, but this isn’t the right solution. At all.

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