Internet Censorship

YouTube Hides PragerU Video of Candace Owens’ Testimony in ‘Restricted Mode’

PragerU announced on Wednesday that YouTube has placed another of its videos in “restricted mode,” meaning that not everyone who visits the video-sharing website will be able to watch it. The restricted video is of Candace Owens’ powerful testimony before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Candace Owens

YouTube Restricts Tommy Robinson’s Account, ‘All-But Bans’ Him

YouTube has placed a number of major restrictions on Tommy Robinson’s account, making his videos invisible from searches, removing his ability to make live videos, stripping his content of likes and comments, and displaying a warning before each video.

Tommy Robinson

Intercept: Google Carrying Out Secret ‘Performance Review’ of Chinese ‘Project Dragonfly’

Google is reportedly carrying out a secret “performance review” of its censored Chinese search app, codenamed Project Dragonfly, despite the company claiming in December that is has no plans to launch the project. Project Dragonfly faced widespread condemnation including from members of Congress, human rights organizations, and hundreds of Google employees themselves.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

New Zealand ISPs Ban Websites Hosting Christchurch Shooting Video

New Zealand ISPs are banning websites which host the Christchurch mosque shooter’s video of the massacre. In New Zealand, sharing the video is a criminal offense, and one 22-year-old reportedly faces at least ten years in prison for sharing it online. The Internet companies are not taking action against Facebook, where the video was originally livestreamed.

New Zealand massacre provides test for live video platforms

Ticket Service Eventbrite Blacklists Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America

Eventbrite banned the conservative organization, ACT for America, on Thursday over supposed violations of the platform’s “Community Guidelines.” The ban arrives just one week after a former Nancy Pelosi intern wrote a hit piece on the organization, relying on information provided by the discredited SPLC.

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