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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...
Zuckerberg Charity - Priscilla Chan, Martin Schulz, Mark Zuckerberg, Mathias Doepfner and Friede Springer attend the presentation of the first Axel Springer Award on February 25, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative granted $433,000 USD to University of North Carolina Chapel Hill lead virologist Ralph Baric, a scientist connected to the source of SARS-CoV-2, the Wuhan Institute of Virology and “Batwoman” Shi Zhengli.
Major Player in US Gain-of-Function Research Takes Nearly $450k From Zuckerberg Charity
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity handed almost $450,000 to a U.S. university known to collaborate with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Wuhan Institute of Virology to purchase lab equipment and fund research on SARS-CoV-2, the...
US Formally Lifts Securities Ban on China’s Xiaomi, Reversing Trump Era Action
A U.S. court has removed the Communist Chinese military company (CCMC) designation from China’s Xiaomi Corp., a designation former President Donald Trump labelled the company with just prior to exiting the White House in January....
Apple Under Fire for Bowing Down to Beijing’s Demands
A New York Times report has Apple under scrutiny for concessions it has made for China, including moving client data to servers in the communist mainland and censoring apps on the Apple App Store.  Apple’s...
Big Tech Censorship Rages on, Remains Unchallenged
Big Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube remain unchallenged in their censoring of voices — ranging from private citizens to a sitting U.S. president.  Freedom of expression, no matter its content, is considered one...
Former U.S. President Donald Trump and former Attorney General William Barr during a discussion with state attorneys general on protection from social media abuses in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2020. A recent investigation by National Pulse revealed a member of the Facebook Oversight Board, which upheld Trump’s ban, is connected to the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department.
Oversight Board Member Who Upheld Trump Facebook Ban Connected to China’s United Front
A member of an independent review panel that recently upheld former President Donald Trump’s Facebook suspension suffers from major conflicts of interest with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) notorious United Front Work Department (UFWD), reveals...
Florida is trying to reign in social media censorship with a new bill that was recently approved by the state legislature.
Florida Bill Banning Big Tech from Censoring Politicians Approved in House and Senate
On April 29, Florida’s House and Senate approved a bill aimed at prohibiting social media networks from banning politicians. Despite backlash from Big Tech and Democrats attempting to justify the censorship measures, several officials and...
In Europe and the U.S., Big Tech giants Apple and Google are coming under fire from both the state and app developers due to anti-competitive behaviour.
Spotify and Tinder Owners Say ‘We’re All Afraid’ of Apple and Google at US Congressional Hearing
In Europe and the U.S., Big Tech giants Apple and Google are coming under fire from both the state and app developers due to anti-competitive behavior. At a recent U.S. Congressional hearing on April 21,...