Censorship

YouTube Temporarily Deletes Chris Cuomo’s ‘Fredo’ Meltdown, Claims ‘Bullying’ Label Was a Mistake

Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube removed footage of CNN host Chris Cuomo’s altercation with a man who called him “Fredo” for violating the site’s “bullying and harassment” policy. Following an inquiry to the company from Breitbart News, the video has been reinstated, with Google saying in a statement, “sometimes we make the wrong call.”

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Pamela Geller Event to Proceed Despite Eventbrite Blacklisting

An event featuring conservative commentator Pamela Geller will proceed as scheduled, despite being blacklisted by the ticketing service Eventbrite over supposed violations of the platform’s “community guidelines.” The group had been using the platform as its main source for organizing ticketing for the event.

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Bokhari: The Demise of Google’s Free Speech Movement

Free speech at Google is long since dead. But it didn’t go down without a fight. As the tech giant embarked on its self-described “shift towards censorship”, many employees inside the company spoke out against it — and were rewarded with harassment and discrimination for remaining true to Google’s founding values.

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Yale Continues to Censor Historical Art Behind Barricade

Yale University has refused to uncover a controversial stone carving that depicts a struggle between a Native American and a Puritan, despite promising to move it and make it available for viewing.  The School previously modified the art to remove the Puritan’s musket while leaving the Native American’s bow.

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Beto O’Rourke: ‘Social Media’ Must Censor ‘Hate Speech’

Social media companies and Internet service providers must censor “hate speech,” said Democrat presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke on Wednesday while speaking with MSNBC. He linked President Donald Trump to “hate speech” — including descriptions of the president as a “racist” and “white supremacist” — in the same interview and subsequent statements.

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Eventbrite Blacklists Pamela Geller

Ticketing service Eventbrite has blacklisted an event featuring conservative commentator Pamela Geller over supposed violations of the platform’s “community guidelines.” The ticketing service then warned the group planning to host Geller that any further attempts to create an event listing featuring the conservative commentator and free speech activist could result in the group’s account being banned from the platform.

Pam Geller (Stephanie Keith / Getty)

Facebook Receives Patent for ‘Shadowbanning’ Tech

Despite its frequent denials that it practices “shadowbanning” — the covert censorship of content without notifying the censored — Facebok applied for and received a U.S. patent for shadowbanning technology last month, according to a report in the New American.

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