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In Ominous Move for Independent Media, Twitter Labels All Epoch Times Links as ‘Unsafe’
The founders of The Epoch Times, who originally set up the outlet as a means of circumventing the censorship of Communist China, probably never guessed in 2000 that they would face challenges to their freedom...
Chinese Regulators Slam Ride-Sharing App Didi Global with $1.2 Billion Fine
After a year-long probe into the company’s cybersecurity and data management, Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Global was fined $1.2 billion (8 billion yuan) by the country’s regulators. The clampdown is part of an ongoing regulatory...
China Hints at Respite in Regulatory Crackdown on Tech Firms
Leading Chinese officials are scheduled to have a conference with the country’s big tech companies in May The meeting has renewed hopes that Beijing will end or ease its sweeping regulatory crackdown on the country’s...
Apple couldn't say no to the CCP in 2020 when the Chinese Government wanted an app banned, they removed it from the App Store.
Apple Complied With 100% of Chinese Government App Store Takedown Requests in 2020: Report
The world’s largest company acquiesced to 100 percent of App Store takedown requests made by the Chinese Communist Party in 2020, according to a new report published by Great Fire, a self-described China-based anti-censorship organization. ...
YouTube alternative Rumble posts huge growth figures as content creators and viewers flee Big Tech censorship
Rumble Blossoming as Viewers and Creators Flee Big Tech Censorship
Online video platform and free speech beacon Rumble is experiencing a remarkable boost as Q1 2022 results signal a growing appetite for uncensored news and disgust for establishment narratives. “When you consider the limited capital...
China’s Online Retailer Firm JD.com Expands Layoffs as Economy Worsens
As Beijing’s regulators turn up the heat on a heavily saturated internet sector, adding financial pressure to tech companies already impacted by profit declines and a struggling Chinese economy. The mounting financial strain has resulted...
Some Amazon Delivery Partners told Motherboard they went bankrupt after dealing with COVID-19 pandemic problems in addition to the company's unfair business operations.
Amazon Delivery Partners Say the Tech Giant Is Squeezing Them Out of Business
Rumors are surfacing about online sales giant Amazon imposing a reign of terror on its small-time delivery entrepreneurs, subjecting them to unannounced closures, moves, and incursions, thereby pushing them into debt. In a March 7...
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Polish Ruling Party Secretary Rebukes Facebook After it Banned Rival Europhobic Party
Polish ruling Law and Justice Party ringleader, Janusz Cieszyński criticized Meta/Facebook for banning its right-wing rival Konfederacja due to spreading “COVID-19 disinformation” calling it “a pretext for destroying democracy.” Cieszyński took to Twitter on Jan....
China’s Tech Industry Seeing Largest Round of Layoffs as Beijing’s Sweeping Crackdown Continues
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the country’s Big Tech sector continues, Beijing’s regulators are upping the heat on a heavily saturated internet sector, adding financial pressure to tech companies already impacted by profit...
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference announcing a trio of class action lawsuits against Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 7, 2021 in New Jersey. Trump said freedom of speech was installed in America’s Constitution by the founding fathers as a method for “the prevention of horror.”
‘If They Can Do It to Me, They Can Do It to Anyone’: Trump Announces Suits Against Big Tech for Censorship
Former U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a trio of class action lawsuits against Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and their CEOs over their censorship of online speech on June 7.  At a press conference from the Trump...
Facebook censored the hashtag #revolution on July 4th, citing violations of Community Standards.
Facebook Blocks #Revolution Hashtag on American Independence Day
Back in 1776, 13 American colonies declared that they were no longer subject to the rule of the British monarch. Freedom was gained through the sacrifices of tens of thousands of men and women who...
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Court Rules Against Facebook, Sex Trafficking Lawsuits Can Move Forward
Decision opens path to holding social media giant accountable On Friday, June 25, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook is not a “lawless no-man’s-land” and can be held liable for sex traffickers who utilize...