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An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right

A specter is haunting the dinner parties, fundraisers and think-tanks of the Establishment: the specter of the “alternative right.” Young, creative and eager to commit secular heresies, they have become public enemy number one to beltway conservatives — more hated, even, than Democrats or loopy progressives.

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Conservative Twitter Users Should Fight Back

Inside sources at Twitter have confirmed that the platform is covertly silencing voices of dissent against trendy social justice narratives. Social media, once hailed as a democratizing force, looks set to ossify into another tool of establishment elites intent on controlling the flow of information.

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The Gregory Alan Elliott Verdict Is the Stalingrad of Free Speech

On the January 22, the era of social justice ascendancy on the web came to a battered, exhausted halt. Gregory Alan Elliott, a Toronto artist who was dragged through the Canadian criminal justice system for the “crime” of disagreeing with feminists on Twitter, was declared innocent.

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Hillary Clinton And Katherine Clark Are Cultural Authoritarianism Personified

As Breitbart Tech reported last week, feminist Democrats are openly petitioning app stores and taking away harmless video games enjoyed by teenagers. Congresswoman Katherine Clark recently threw a fit and scared the developers of the popular Twitter trading game, Stolen, into removing themselves from

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Spotify’s Political Censorship Should Worry Us All

Music streaming service Spotify has implemented political censorship on its platform, marking another step in the transition of neutral online platforms to moral censors. It has begun with an easy target, white nationalist bands. Who could object to the censorship of white nationalists?

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Welcome to Breitbart Tech, A New Vertical Covering Tech, Gaming and Internet Culture

Today, we’re announcing a huge roll-out of that coverage and significant new investment in turning Breitbart News into one of the leading names in global tech and gaming journalism.

Breitbart Tech is a brand new vertical dedicated to coverage of tech, gaming, and and web culture. We’re going to report on the stories no one else dares to touch, hold power to account and stick up for the people others lie about and slander.

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The Left’s War on Comment Sections

The internet was born open but is becoming closed everywhere. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the rush to shutter readers’ comments sections at major news organisations.

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Why Online Anonymity frightens Progressives

The United States, as we know it today, was born in an anonymous debate. On September 27, 1787, an anonymous writer using the pen-name “Cato” wrote an essay for the New York press, criticising the proposed US constitution, which was then awaiting ratification by the states. Cautioning against an overly-powerful executive and the establishment of a standing army, the essay soon triggered a response from “Publius,” another pseudonymous author, who argued in favour of the new constitution. By then a third pesudonymous critic, “Brutus,” had also entered the debate.

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The Government’s Threat to Internet Freedom Is Growing

This September, the U.S invested another $10 million toward helping activists in authoritarian regimes circumvent state censorship of the internet. But the goverment’s attitude to web freedom within its own borders suggests that what it wants for its enemies may not necessarily be what it wants for itself.

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Online retailer Direct 2 Drive trolls Social Justice Warriors

Direct 2 Drive, an online games retailer, has adopted the PR strategy of the moment: relentless mockery of hand-wringing social justice warriors on the web. D2D recently launched a tongue-in-cheek “Trigger Warning Week,” a limited offer of 50 – 80%

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The Authoritarian Left Is Getting Comically Desperate

For those who follow the unfolding battle between cultural libertarianism and nannying authoritarians, it has been an interesting few weeks. Late last month, a report from U.N. Women called on national governments to enforce censorship of the internet. It cited the

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Progressive Columnist Arthur Chu Wants to Kill Web Freedom

Radical cultural authoritarian and Salon contributor Arthur Chu has called for the repeal of a key legal foundation of free and open discourse in the U.S, which protects web hosts from legal liability for third-party comments on their sites. In an article

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Am I The Only Responsible Tech Journalist Left On The Planet?

We recently shared news with our readers about one of the most extraordinary reports to come out of the UN in years: a document that compared “cyber violence” to physical violence, and advised national governments to censor the internet on the basis of the whining

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The UN Wants To Censor The Entire Internet To Save Feminists’ Feelings

In a report released yesterday, entitled “Cyber Violence Against Women And Girls: A Global Wake-up Call,” UN Women, the group behind last year’s risible “He for She” campaign, called on governments to use their “licensing prerogative” to ensure that “telecoms and

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Hellraising website 4chan under new ownership

The anonymous imageboard 4chan is under new ownership. Christopher Poole (aka “moot”), its founder and long-term administrator, has announced that the site has been sold to Hiroyuki Nishimura, the Japanese imageboard pioneer who inspired the creation of the site. 4chan

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Left-Wing Dominance of Academia Faces Challenge

For decades, academia has been stereotyped as a bastion of left-wing dogma. That may be about to change. Hailed by Steven Pinker as “one of the most important papers in the recent history of the social sciences,” a team of leading

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GamerGate: A Year in Review

One year has passed since the start of GamerGate, an online uprising of gamers against poor journalistic standards, political correctness, and moral crusaders in the world of video games. The gamers’ rebellion has had an extraordinary impact. In addition to

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Cultural Libertarians From History

I recently wrote about a new wave of academics and media personalities, whom I call cultural libertarians. These iconoclasts are resisting the nannying puritanism of both left- and right-wing cultural elites and “social justice warriors.”

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Rise of the Cultural Libertarians

A new force is emerging in the culture wars. Authoritarians of all stripes, from religious reactionaries to left-wing “social justice warriors,” are coming under fire from a new wave of thinkers, commentators, and new media stars who reject virtually all of their