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NLRB: Google Workplace Rules on Speech Are ‘Unlawfully Broad’

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has concluded that the actions Google employee Kevin Cernekee,  who complained on an internal social networking platform about the company’s diversity policies, were protected in the National Labor Relations Act. According to the federal agency, Google’s policies were “unlawfully broad.”

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Twitter Claims It ‘Mistakenly’ Censored Mike Pence Tweet

Twitter hid a tweet from Vice President Mike Pence behind a “sensitive content” filter yesterday, meaning it was placed behind a label warning users that the tweet contained “sensitive material.” Twitter said the action was a mistake and it has been corrected.

ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at a Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. On Monday, the United States is observing Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors Americans who served in the U.S. military. (Photo …

Project Veritas: Twitter Suspended James O’Keefe to ‘Prevent the Next Trump Situation’

Twitter locked the account of investigative journalist James O’Keefe last month, after he and Project Veritas released undercover footage showing Bernie Sanders staffers praising Stalin’s gulags and promising that “cities will burn” if Donald Trump is re-elected. According to Project Veritas, “Twitter’s end game is likely similar to that of their Silicon Valley friend Google; in the words of Google’s Head of Innovation Jen Gennai ‘Prevent the next Trump situation.’”

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas

Twitter Suspends James O’Keefe

Undercover journalist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Tuesday for a tweet he posted requesting the Washington Post correct the record on his reporting about the presidential primary campaign staff of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas

Google Censors the Congressional Record

Google-owned video giant YouTube blacklisted a Breitbart News video of a recent speech on the Senate floor by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in which Paul names the alleged “whistleblower” as Eric Ciaramella.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 25, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance Our National Security Strategy." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reza Aslan Labels Rush Limbaugh ‘Curse Upon This Nation’ Hours After Cancer Announcement

University of California, Riverside, professor and former CNN show host Reza Aslan called talk radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh “evil” just hours after Limbaugh announced that he is suffering from advanced lung cancer. Aslan flexed his writing skills by adding that Limbaugh is a “curse upon this nation,” “a purveyor of hatred and racism,” and “indirectly responsible for the mass suffering of countless people.”

CNN has cut ties with Reza Aslan after anti-Trump tweets.