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Report: Facebook Employees ‘Ashamed’ by Censorship of NY Post’s Biden Bombshell

A recent report from the New York Post alleges that employees at tech giant Facebook are “ashamed” of the social media giant’s censorship of the Post’s bombshell reports on Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and their alleged dealings with Burisma. According to the Post, one employee wrote, “I was shocked that Facebook did this. We kinda called [brought] this on ourselves. So much for ‘we are not the arbiters of truth.’ “

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Jonathan Turley: Social Media Has Become ‘State Media’

In a recent op-ed, legal scholar Jonathan Turley refers to Twitter and Facebook as “state media” after they attempted to stop the viral spread of the recent New York Post bombshell reports about Hunter Biden, Burisma, and the alleged involvement of Joe Biden in their business dealings.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 …

WSJ: Twitter Blacklisting of NY Post’s Bombshell Biden Story Shows ‘Deep’ Bias Against Conservatives

An editorial published by the Wall Street Journal condemned Twitter’s decision to blacklist bombshell stories from the New York Post that detail an alleged relationship between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Burisma. Twitter users were blocked from sharing the stories last week after executives decided that the story violated its policy on sharing “hacked information.”

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Facebook Maintains Low Profile After Censoring Bombshell Biden Story

Following Facebook and Twitter’s decision to censor a recent bombshell article from the New York Post about Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Facebook has remained mostly silent about the issue as Twitter has dominated the headlines with its link blocking, suspension of prominent media & politicians, and policy changes.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference during an Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on "Online platforms and market power. Examining the dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple" on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Graeme …

Greenwald: Facebook and Twitter ‘United’ to Defend Their ‘Preferred Candidate’

The Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald criticized Facebook and Twitter’s recent censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell article revealing Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s alleged meeting with executives of a Ukrainian energy firm. According to Greenwald, “In sum, the two Silicon Valley giants, with little explanation, united to prevent the sharing and dissemination of this article.”

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the '100,000 Strong in the Americas' event, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The event recognizes the accomplishments made over the past 3 years of the 100,000 Strong …

The Atlantic: Twitter ‘Goofed It’ by Censoring NY Post’s Biden Bombshell

The Atlantic published a column on Thursday in which it condemned Twitter’s decision to censor a bombshell story from the New York Post that detailed the alleged relationship between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Burisma. According to the article, Twitter’s censorship “sets a bizarre precedent, implying that the company might become an arbiter of journalistic rigor or public interest.”

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Twitter Censors Second New York Post Bombshell Story About Hunter Biden

Twitter has censored the distribution of a second New York Post story containing bombshell information about 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden — the latest piece reporting on how Hunter Biden’s emails reveal that he tried to cash in big on behalf of his family with a Chinese energy company.

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Twitter Cites ‘Hacked Info’ Policy to Defend Censorship of New York Post Biden Bombshell

A spokesperson for Twitter defended the company’s decision to censor a bombshell story from the New York Post about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The company is citing its policy on “hacked materials” as the reason why it decided to limit its users’ ability to share the story, but it is not clear that any hacking was involved in procuring the trove of emails at all.

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Twitter Locks Account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Twitter locked the personal account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany earlier today for sharing a link to the New York Post’s bombshell story about leaked material indicating Joe Biden met with an executive at Burisma while he was Vice President and while his son was employed by the company.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 26: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention from inside an empty Mellon Auditorium on August 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a …

Harmeet Dhillon: The DOJ Has ‘Totally Failed’ to Protect Our Rights from Big Tech

Harmeet Dhillon, the former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party and the lawyer that represented fired Google employee James Damore, appeared on Breitbart News Today with Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow to discuss a number of topics including the lack of action taken by the federal government to reign in the Masters of the Universe during the Trump administration.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Twitter: Verified Users Wish Death on Trump, Violating Platform’s Rules

Twitter allowed wishes of death against President Donald Trump from its verified leftist users to stay on the platform Friday morning after the President announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus. Twitter clearly states that “hoping that someone dies as a result of a serious disease” is a violation of the platform’s terms of service, but has not taken widespread action against its “blue check” users.

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Capitalists Will Be ‘First People Lined Up Against The Wall and Shot in the Revolution’

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently tweeted that “me-first capitalists” who disagree with injecting political activism into their workplaces will be “the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.” The company has not commented if the tweet by Costolo, who has an estimated net worth of $300 million, violates its policies against glorifying violence.

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Google to Pay Publishers $1 Billion for News over Next Three Years

Google announced on Thursday that it has agreed to pay publishers around $1 billion for news content in the coming years. The tech giant’s move arrives in the wake of complaints that have been made for years by news outlets. CEO Sundar Pichai claims that Google has a “long-term commitment” to journalism.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 08: Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Google's two day developer conference runs through Wednesday May 9. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pew: 26 Percent of Adults Get Their News from YouTube

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that about 26 percent of adult Americans get most of their news from  Google-owned YouTube. News viewership on the platform is split evenly between the channels of news organizations and independent news sources and commentators.

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Biden Campaign Pressures Facebook to Censor Donald Trump

The Biden campaign is once again pressuring Facebook to increase its censorship against President Donald Trump, sending a three-page letter to the social network urging it to clamp down on warnings from the President and his allies about the potential for voter fraud in the coming election.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on manufacturing and buying American-made products at UAW Region 1 headquarters in Warren, Mich., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Transylvania U. Fails to Condemn Prof. that Targeted Nick Sandmann

Administrators at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, have refused to condemn a professor that said he is prepared to file a disciplinary report on freshman Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic student that found himself at the center of a national media scandal after an encounter with a Native American protester in Washington D.C. in January 2019.

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