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SEP 06, 2018

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SEP 06, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

TWITTER PERMANENTLY BLACKLISTS ALEX JONES, INFOWARS
Twitter on Thursday permanently banned accounts belonging to Alex Jones and Infowars over a video of the radio host confronting a CNN reporter for lobbying to blacklist him from the social media platform, which CEO Jack Dorsey described as a “digital town hall” before Congress the day before.

SEP 06, 2018

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SEP 05, 2018

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SEP 05, 2018

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SOURCE: POLITICO

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

AN AVALANCHE OF SPEECH CAN BURY DEMOCRACY
In the digital age, when speech can exist mostly unfettered, the big threat to truth looks very different. It’s not just censorship, but an avalanche of undistinguished speech—some true, some false, some fake, some important, some trivial, much of it out-of-context, all burying us.

SEP 05, 2018

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SEP 05, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

FACEBOOK USES 'ALTERNATIVE FACTS' TO COMBAT 'FAKE NEWS'
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said during a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing ostensibly examining “Russian interference in U.S. elections” that her company would present “alternative facts” to combat what she described as “misinformation” spread on Facebook’s digital platform.

SEP 05, 2018

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SEP 04, 2018

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SEP 04, 2018

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SOURCE: NY TIMES

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER HAVE A MESSAGE: WE’RE TRYING
On Wednesday, when Sandberg and Dorsey appear in Washington to testify, they plan to answer lawmakers’ questions using two main tactics: a conciliatory and apologetic approach, as well as a rundown of the growing efforts the companies have taken to deal with manipulation and disinformation problems.

SEP 04, 2018

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SEP 04, 2018

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SEP 04, 2018

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AUG 31, 2018

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AUG 31, 2018

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AUG 31, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

IF TRUMP LEAVES TWITTER, TWITTER IS DONE
In response to an Axios article which claimed a “conservative social network would fail,” Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale declared, “Yeah. Maybe. But if @realDonaldTrump leaves @Twitter for another platform Twitter is done. Put a fork in it.”

AUG 31, 2018

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AUG 30, 2018

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SOURCE: HUFF POST

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

JONES FAILS TO STOP SANDY HOOK PARENTS’ DEFAMATION CASE
A judge ruled against the Infowars host, who had argued his repeated attacks on the grieving parents were protected by the First Amendment.

AUG 30, 2018

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SOURCE: AXIOS

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

WHY A CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL NETWORK WOULD FAIL
Most people are not primarily political animals, not even now, in the age of Trump. Instagram has become a runaway success precisely because it contains almost zero political content. Making conservative arguments without liberals wouldn’t be any fun. And such a plan is financially unfeasible.

AUG 30, 2018

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AUG 30, 2018

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AUG 30, 2018

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AUG 29, 2018

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AUG 29, 2018

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AUG 29, 2018

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SOURCE: NATL REVIEW

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

FACEBOOK’S CONSERVATIVES FIND THEIR COURAGE
There are more conservatives in virtually every major progressive institution than people realize. They tend to be scattered and therefore perhaps feel more isolated than their numbers would suggest, and they’re afraid of reprisals if they attempt to organize in a manner similar to progressives.

AUG 29, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

SEARCH ALTERNATIVE DUCKDUCKGO RAISES $10 MILLION
Amid privacy concerns relating to larger technology giants such as Google and Amazon, the search engine market has been open to new competition.

AUG 29, 2018

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AUG 28, 2018

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AUG 28, 2018

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AUG 28, 2018

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SOURCE: REASON

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED LAWYER BLACKMAN ON 3D-PRINTED GUNS
"There's been a massive effort by both the federal government and now the state governments to stop Cody from putting information on the internet," says Josh Blackman, attorney for Cody Wilson, who is fighting for the right to post downloadable instructions for 3D-printed guns online.

AUG 27, 2018

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AUG 27, 2018

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AUG 27, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

GOOGLE COLLECTS DATA ON USERS IN 'INCOGNITO' MODE
Despite a statement saying, "If you don’t want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode," Chrome continues to collect data in this mode. Though data collected is not linked with a person's user ID, it can still be linked later to a Google account.

AUG 27, 2018

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AUG 23, 2018

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AUG 23, 2018

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SOURCE: POLITICO

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

GOOGLE DELETES DOZENS OF YOUTUBE ACCTS LINKED TO IRAN
Google said today it identified and deleted 39 YouTube channels, six Blogger accounts and 13 Google+ accounts that were sharing English-language political content in the U.S. while masking ties to Iran's sole radio and TV broadcaster.

AUG 23, 2018

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AUG 23, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

DAVID HOROWITZ: VISA, MASTERCARD CUT OFF PAYMENTS
The David Horowitz Freedom Center stated in a recent email that its ability to accept donations by credit card has been disabled by both Visa and Mastercard following a campaign by the SPLC to label the Freedom Center as a hate group.

AUG 23, 2018

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SOURCE: FEDERALIST

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

THE LEFT WONT STOP AT JONES: THE SLIPPERY SLOPE IS REAL
A slippery slope has brought television content gradually from The Dick Van Dyke Show to Sex and the City, and a slippery slope has brought taxation from a modest 1% income tax in 1913 to double-digits today. Those who cry "slippery slope" concerning censorship shouldn't be laughed off so easily.

AUG 21, 2018

POSITION: POPULIST LEFT

SOURCE: HUFFPOST

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

FACEBOOK REMOVED 652 DISINFORMATION ACCOUNTS
Prior to the midterm elections, Facebook removed 652 accounts of various groups linked to Russia and Iran which existed for the sake of sharing political material.

AUG 21, 2018

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AUG 21, 2018

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SOURCE: THE SUN

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

FACEBOOK HAS TRUST RATINGS FOR USERS
Similar in nature to the Chinese social credit score, Facebook has now implemented trust ratings for users which determine the priority of posts within other users' newsfeeds.

AUG 21, 2018

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AUG 20, 2018

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AUG 20, 2018

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SOURCE: BREITBART

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

THIS IS WHAT ELECTION INTERFERENCE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE
The purge of the right on social media was once a slow trickle, with high-profile bans happening only occasionally, and then subsiding. With just three months until the midterm elections, Silicon Valley has turned online censorship into a cascade.

AUG 20, 2018

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SOURCE: REASON

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

WHY THE NEW WINNIE THE POOH MOVIE IS BANNED IN CHINA
Disney's new Christopher Robin movie has been banned in China. That's because, as far as one can tell through a haze of doubletalk and official obfuscation, it's basically illegal to make Pooh jokes in the Middle Kingdom.

AUG 15, 2018

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AUG 15, 2018

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SOURCE: NY POST

SUBMITTER: MICHAEL L.

TWITTER SUSPENDS ALEX JONES FOR ONE WEEK
After having been previously suspended on other platforms such as Spotify and Youtube, the ban on Alex Jones now expands to Twitter.

AUG 15, 2018

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AUG 15, 2018

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