Censorship

Winklevoss Twins: Social Media Fact Checking ‘Makes You a Publisher’ and Is Censorship

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — the Harvard-educated twins who accepted a settlement after accusing Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook — are weighing in on Twitter’s decision to “fact check” President Donald Trump, saying that fact-checking makes a platform a publisher and therefore legally responsible for the content that appears on its site.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

The Key Points of Trump’s Executive Order on Social Media Censorship

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today aimed at addressing social media censorship. Breitbart News has broken down the order into its key components, which include defining social media as the “modern public square,” and potentially changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the crucial legal protection enjoyed exclusively by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.

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Jack Dorsey Goes on Defensive After Twitter ‘Fact-Checks’ President Trump

In a recent series of Tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his recent decision to “fact check” and place warnings on two of President Donald Trump’s tweets. According to Dorsey, Twitter “fact checking” the president does not make the company an “arbiter of truth,” claiming that instead, the site was attempting to “connect the dots of conflicting statements.”

Jack Dorsey Twitter CEO

YouTube Blames ‘Error’ for Censoring Anti-China Phrases

YouTube has said it is “looking into” an alleged “error” in its system after it censored the term “Wumao,” a common description for online propagandists for the Chinese Communist Party. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent a letter to Google asking the company to explain its censorship after tech pioneer Palmer Luckey pointed it out on social media.

Google-owned Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Alaskan School Board Reverses Ban on ‘Great Gatsby’

The Matanuska-Susitna borough school district in Alaska has reversed a ban on several classic literary works including The Great Gatsby after a protest effort conducted by local parents. The school board voted in April to ban several books from the curriculum that they deemed inappropriate for students.

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Republican Set to Lobby for Big Tech’s Right to Censor Conservatives

Bradley Smith, a law professor and former Republican Federal Election Commissioner, is set to serve on the board of a new advocacy group aimed at defending Big Tech companies from regulation. Smith previously ran the “Institute for Free Speech,” which similarly opposed the regulation of Silicon Valley giants

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the huge social network's growth was strong, but shares fell after the quarterly update