Censorship

Hayward: Passive Conservatives Urge Surrender on Social Media

For the passive conservatives — those who prefer losing but remaining “principled” while the left does everything it takes to win, those who believe no hill is worth dying on — the battle for social media is over.

A Sri Lankan man mobile phone user shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo on March 7, 2018. Telecommunication service providers said they have blocked access to facebook and several other social media platforms on the directive of the government which accused …

Report: YouTube #VoxAdpocalypse Censored Historical and Educational Videos

YouTube has reportedly begun removing historical and educational videos relating to the Nazi regime as a result of a campaign by leftist Vox journalist and Youtube censorship advocate Carlos Maza. One history teacher commented, “silencing the very people who seek to teach about its dangers could be counter-productive to YouTube’s intended goal.”

A laptop computer showing Youtube's logo on its screen is held in front of graffiti on March 27, 2014 in Istanbul. Turkey on March 27 banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter, after both were used to spread audio recordings implicating the prime minister in corruption, …

Ford Fischer: YouTube Censorship Corrupts the Historical Record

Independent video journalist Ford Fischer warned of online censorship corrupting the historical record via deletion of content documenting live events in a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. He also discussed YouTube’s recent demonetization of his channel — including its removal of some of his videos, which harm his ability to produce independent journalism.

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YouTube Under Fire from Independent Creators over #VoxAdpocalypse

YouTube has begun demonetizing any content deemed to “brush up” against its rules following complaints from Vox journalist Carlos Maza. The backlash by video creators and site users against the Google-owned platform, called #VoxAdpocalypse, became the top trend on Twitter.

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YouTube Cuts Off Conservative, Independent Journalists After Vox Outrage Campaign

YouTube has begun a purge of what it calls “hate” and “misinformation” the platform, as well as a push to strip ad revenue (“demonetize”) channels that “brush up” against the platform’s increasingly draconian speech codes. The move follows a pro-censorship campaign led by Vox Media reporter Carlos Maza.

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China Makes Dissidents Disappear Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

The Chinese Communist Party has been preparing for the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square throughout 2019. It has scrubbed mentions of the massacre from social media and launched a campaign of silence that has evidently enlisted Western social media companies.

Police officers (L and front) secure Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 3, 2019. - China will mark 30 years since the Tiananmen crackdown on June 4, 1989. (Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

CrossFit Bails on Facebook’s Censorship by ‘Utopian Socialists’

CrossFit criticized Facebook’s arbitrary censorship practices in a Thursday statement, announcing that the company “will no longer support or use Facebook’s services until further notice.” CrossFit will also stop using Facebooks Instagram and WhatsApp platforms.

Facebook profit slumps on set-aside for big US fine