Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is an Irish conservative journalist, regularly writing on topics such as freedom of speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Man Offers City $70 Million to Help Him Recover Bitcoin Treasure Trove from Landfill

A British IT worker named James Howells is reportedly offering a 25 percent cut of his lost 7,500 Bitcoin fortune to the Welsh city of Newport if it allows him to excavate a landfill where he dumped the hard drive containing the Bitcoin treasure trove in 2013. The 7,500 Bitcoins are worth about $275 million at current prices, meaning the city stands to gain more than $70 million if the hard drive is found.

The price of bitcoin has plunged since highs of nearly $20,000 in 2017

Google Denies Allegations of Secret Deal with Facebook to Dominate Ads

Tech giant Google has denied recent allegations that it made a secret deal with social media giant Facebook in order to dominate the online advertising market. The two companies control the online advertising market in a duopoly that Amazon is just beginning to take market share from.

Noogler Hat for new Google employees

DuckDuckGo Soars Past 100 Million Daily Search Queries

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has surpassed 100 million daily search queries for the first time ever, marking a major milestone in the site’s 12-year-old history. The site’s surging daily activity comes as a wave of consumers embrace alternatives to the Masters of the Universe, including messaging services like Signal and Telegram, and social media platforms such as Gab.

Google-CEO-Sundar-Pichai Alex Wong:Gettyjpg

Project Veritas Video: Twitter Exec Vijaya Gadde Lays Out ‘Global Approach’ to Censor Americans

The investigative journalism group Project Veritas recently published insider footage of Twitter’s Legal, Policy, and Trust Lead discussing plans for Twitter’s expansion of moderation enforcement on a global scale. Progressive Twitter exec Vijaya Gadde described applying the company’s “global approach” to America’s political leaders, reaffirming the company’s believe that President Donald Trump’s posts were “inciting violence and having real-world harm.”

Twitter Exec Vijaya Gadde

NYT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Approved Blacklisting Donald Trump While on French Polynesia Vacation

In a recent article, the New York Times provides an insight into Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump from its platform permanently. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, on vacation in French Polynesia, approved the decision under intense pressure from the company’s extreme leftist executives. Employees reportedly compared the platform allowing Trump to tweet to IBM collaborating with the Nazis.

Jack Dorsey before Senate

Dating App Bumble Disables Filter on Political Beliefs to ‘Prevent Misuse’

Dating app Bumble has temporarily disabled a feature allowing users to filter potential matches based on their political leanings. The company cryptically announced it had disabled the feature to “prevent misuse” after social media posts indicated some users were changing their political leanings to try to locate other users who attended the Capitol Hill protest.

MAGA Make America Great Again hat burning at Berkeley (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty)

Big Tech Coalition Is Developing a Digital COVID Vaccination Passport

A coalition of tech and health organizations including Oracle, Microsoft, and the Mayo Clinic, is reportedly working to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport that would allow businesses, airlines, and governments to check if individuals have received the vaccine.

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Report: Facebook Execs Believe Blacklisting Donald Trump Stopped a ‘Coup’

In a recent article, NBC News provides an insight into the moments leading up to the decision by Facebook and Twitter to blacklist President Donald Trump. One Facebook executive betrayed the depth of progressive groupthink amongst the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe when they reported said: “We don’t have a policy for what to do when a sitting president starts a coup.”

Mark Zuckerberg Capitol Hill

Google ‘Experiment’ Hid Some News Sources from Consumers

Tech giant Google is under fire after it revealed that it blocked some Australian news sites from search results as part of an “experiment.” Critics call it a “chilling illustration” of Google’s stranglehold over internet search.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

North Dakota Bill Would Let Censored Citizens Sue Facebook, Twitter

A proposed bill from Republican state lawmakers in North Dakota could see Facebook and Twitter face lawsuits from users who have been censored on their platforms. Some experts argue the law would have no effect due to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law that enables the Big Tech Masters of the Universe to enjoy legal immunity in cases related to censorship.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by the US Congress last month but sent one of his executives to answer questions posed by the House of Commons culture and media committee

Airbnb to Ban People Linked with ‘Violent Activities’ Ahead of Inauguration

Airbnb announced on Monday that it would be reviewing reservations in the Washington DC area ahead of the presidential inauguration and will ban any guests it believes are associated with “hate groups” or violent activity. The company is also cross-referencing arrest records from the Capitol Hill incident with its customer base to ban attendees from using the platform in the future.

Brian Chesky CEO of Airbnb

Explainer: How to Work Around App Store Censorship on Mobile Devices

Following the removal of alternative social media sites such as Parler and Gab from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, many have been left thinking they unable to access these platforms on their mobile devices. Here is how to easily access them whether you use an iPhone and Android device.

Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog

Payment Processor Stripe Blacklists Trump Campaign

Online payment processing service Stripe has reportedly cut all ties with President Trump’s campaign and shut down the campaign’s payment processing services. This prevents the Trump campaign from accepting donations by credit card.

Patrick Collison CEO of Stripe

Twitter Stock Falls More Than 10% Following Trump Ban

Twitter’s share price plummeted more than 10 percent at Monday’s market opening in the first trading session since the site permanently suspended President Donald Trump from the platform.

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