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If Government and Big Tech Gang Up On Conservatives, Is It Legal?

Featured image The latest news from social media is that both Twitter and Facebook have banned Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal accounts. Twitter permanently suspended the personal account of Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy, the company confirmed early Sunday. *** “We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Daily Caller »

Twitter Has Gone Nuts

Featured image Jack Dorsey’s retirement has not improved Twitter’s authoritarian bias. If anything, it has made it worse. Check out Twitter’s standards for suppressing content relating to covid. The mildest form of suppression is attaching “labels” to offending tweets. Some of what Twitter is committed to suppressing is indisputably true. For example, Twitter censors: * False or misleading information about preventative [sic] measures one can take to avoid infection, such as claims »

Desperately Seeking White Supremacists

Featured image I started to write about this story a couple of days ago, but stopped because I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I’m still not sure, but here goes anyway, for what it is worth. On Saturday afternoon there was a demonstration in Washington by a small group of identically clad and masked men, many of them carrying American flags. They reportedly were members of a group called the »

Will Twitter Censor Images of Riots?

Featured image Jack Dorsey has only been gone for one day, and already Twitter has announced a change to its policies that may significantly impair the site’s news value. Twitter has expanded its “private information policy” to ban publication of “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.” “Media” would be photos and videos. This means that any video footage or pictures of BLM/Antifa riots, Kyle Rittenhouse exercising his »

Censorship Is Here. What to Do About It?

Featured image The dark night of censorship isn’t just threatening, it is already here. The most recent case–one of hundreds, if not thousands–is that of Dave Rubin, a popular conservative commentator with a large following on Twitter. Rubin tweeted this: They want a federal vaccine mandate for vaccines which are clearly not working as promised just weeks ago. People are getting and transmitting Covid despite vax. Plus now they’re prepping us for »

Back On Twitter, For Better or Worse

Featured image Some readers may remember that I was mysteriously booted off Twitter some months ago. Twitter was never my preferred medium, but I had around 14,000 followers. One day Twitter sent me an email saying that my account had been accessed by someone in Australia who had changed my email address. If you didn’t do that, Twitter’s email to my user name said, click here. I clicked there. The first thing »

Is Twitter On the Ropes?

Featured image At the Epoch Times, Roger Simon notes a recent drop in Twitter’s share price and urges readers to disconnect from the left-leaning platform: Twitter’s stock fell 15 percent last week apparently because they’re not getting sufficient numbers of new users to please the market. People are not as intrigued as they used to be with an allegedly open social media platform that’s not really open, in fact is something of »

Down With Twitter?

Featured image The social media monopolies continue to systematically suppress conservatives. This is an excellent example: Twitter suspended Newt Gingrich’s account because he linked the Biden administration’s promotion of illegal immigration to covid: Tech oligarchs are destroying the country's culture of free speech https://t.co/hWLa6jrfuK — Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 14, 2021 Pointing out, correctly, that illegal immigrants flooding the southern border are undoubtedly bringing covid with them is “hateful conduct,” in Twitter’s view. »

How to Stop Big Tech Censorship (Cont.)

Featured image One of the major issues of our time is the Left’s attempt to ban conservative speech where it now matters most: on social media platforms. The Left monopolizes social media outlets, and if an upstart competitor rears its head–Parler, say–it is crushed by an obviously-illegal combination or conspiracy in restraint of trade. (See Section 1 of the Sherman Act.) Good luck litigating that for the next ten years while you »

The DeSantis dissent, cont’d

Featured image Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is an important guy in more ways than one. As John notes in this nearby post, DeSantis seeks to impose statutory constraints on Big Tech/social media in support of neutral free speech principles. Below is the full video of DeSantis’s press conference announcing the initiative. Looking around online for the details, I see that the Miami Herald reports: The proposed bill, which is still being drafted, »

How to Strike Back Against Big Tech Censorship

Featured image A number of people around the country are working on the problem of censorship of conservative speech by the technology behemoths, especially the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. For now, it seems clear that federal action is foreclosed. The Democrats have no intention of doing anything to disrupt a situation that is highly favorable to them. So for the foreseeable future, all the action will be at the »

Hacked

Featured image My Twitter account was hacked a few days ago. I learned about it via several emails from Twitter. This is one: Whoever hacked my account changed my email address: Twitter obviously knew my user name–@jhinderaker–and my email address. I followed the instruction to contact Twitter support right away. That is when the trouble started. Twitter responded to my help ticket by telling me they have no record of my existence: »

Time to Leave Twitter?

Featured image That is what my friend Roger Simon says: “Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Get Off Twitter.” Whatever Jack Dorsey and his minions dislike, whatever threatens them, is automatically banned or, at best, temporarily tolerated with some supercilious notation about its supposed wrongheadedness. (And they claim they’re a public facility—like the phone company.) Almost never do they say with any specificity why they are censoring. »

Voter Fraud: The Crime That Must Not Be Mentioned

Featured image Following the election, the social media monopolies did their best to ban discussion of voter fraud, lest confidence in Joe Biden’s “victory” be shaken. Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on their platforms’ political biases and influence. I don’t know what to make of Dorsey. He looks like a homeless person and, based on videos I have seen of his »

Big Tech On Trial

Featured image CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee on Big Tech censorship, and its naked support of the Democratic Party. The hearing lasted for nearly four hours. This exchange between Ted Cruz and the apparently homeless Jack Dorsey has been the most discussed moment in the hearing: We may add further clips as they come to our attention. Basically, the Silicon Valley giants are sitting »

Ten Per Cent for the Big Guy

Featured image The Twitter fiasco continues to reverberate. For a while, Twitter suspended the Trump campaign’s account, as well as Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s account and many others, for linking to the New York Post’s story about Joe Biden’s corruption. Republicans have reacted angrily, and Senator Josh Hawley, on behalf of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Crime has requested Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg to appear and testify at »

Ted Cruz Wants to Know

Featured image Today the New York Post published an explosive expose on Joe Biden. Here are some of the highlights: Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post. The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned »