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Appeals Court Upholds Texas Law Fighting Big Tech Censorship

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a Big Tech umbrella group’s efforts to block House Bill 20, a law passed by the Republican-controlled State of Texas that prohibits political censorship by large social media platforms, in a major win for online freedom campaigners.

Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott celebrates during his victory party on November 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Abbott defeated Democratic challenger Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

YouTube Censors Heritage Foundation Video of Trump Speech

Well over a year since Joe Biden’s inauguration, Big Tech continues to take a zero-tolerance approach to claims of fraud in the 2020 election, with YouTube recently removing a video of a speech by former President Donald Trump discussing the issue at an event in Florida.

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Diet Google: DuckDuckGo Will ‘Down-Rank’ What It Decides Is ‘Disinformation’

Popular privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, commonly considered an alternative to Google, has announced that it will be “down-ranking” sites associated with “disinformation,” along with adding “information boxes” to “highlight quality information.” The announcement received widespread backlash from DuckDuckGo supporters, who view the changes as adopting the censorship policies of the Masters of the Universe.

In this photo illustration the Google logo is reflected in the eye of a girl on February 3, 2008 in London, England. Financial experts continue to evaluate the recent Microsoft $44.6 billion (?22.4 billion) offer for Yahoo and the possible impact on Internet market currently dominated by Google. (Photo by …

YouTube Permanently Blacklists Dan Bongino

Dan Bongino, who hosts one of the most popular podcasts in conservative media, has been permanently banned from Google’s YouTube video hosting platform. Bongino was an early investor in Rumble, a competitor to YouTube.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Dan Bongino speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon )

Rumble Launches Its Own Advertising Marketplace

Conservative-friendly video hosting platform Rumble is moving a significant portion of its ads revenue to an early-stage version of a new native ads marketplace created by the company. The new marketplace will be rolled out in stages over the course of this year.

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Sen. Rand Paul Quits YouTube for Rumble

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced he will no longer post videos to YouTube, encouraging others who oppose Big Tech censorship to join him in leaving the Google-owned platform. He will continue to post videos to the internet via his Rumble account.

US Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul speaks as US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearings to examine school reopening during Covid-19, focusing on supporting students, educators, and families, on Capitol Hill in Washington, …

How to View YouTube’s Hidden Dislike Counts on Videos Like Seth Rogen’s ‘Santa Inc.’ Trailer

Following Googled-owned YouTube’s decision to hide dislikes on the platform, viewers have taken to the comment section beneath each video to express their displeasure. But on some videos, like the recent trailer for Seth Rogen’s TV show Santa Inc., YouTube has disabled comments, removing viewers’ ability to negatively react altogether. Now, a browser plugin called “Return YouTube Dislike” can show you just how negatively the general public feels about a video.

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YouTube Removes Dislike Count on All Videos to Benefit Big Brands (and Itself)

The Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube recently announced its decision to remove the “dislike” count on videos across its platform. Although the Masters of the Universe claim their motivation is “protecting creators,” YouTube itself has suffered from massive dislike counts on videos like its infamous “YouTube Rewind 2018,” the most disliked video in the history of the platform.

YouTube Rewind 2018 the most disliked YouTube video of all time