Activision Blizzard is feeling the heat of backlash for promoting Black Lives Matter after banning an e-sports champion for making comments in favor of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly told employees angered by the decision not to remove recent posts by President Donald Trump from the platform that the company may review its policies around the “discussion of state use of force,” potentially censoring President Trump and other world leaders.
To show support for the Black Lives Matters movement, social media users began sharing images of black squares across the #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM hashtags on multiple platforms, in many cases preventing information about protests and organizational donations from being seen.
The music industry-backed “Black Out Tuesday” campaign to show fealty to the Black Lives Matter agenda and support amid the death of George Floyd is backfiring as many left-wing activists take to social media to scold the “tone deaf” effort that even CNN warns could be “doing more harm than good.”
Hollywood celebrities are showing their solidarity with protestors by spreading #BlackOutTuesday — a social media hashtag that originated as a music industry initiative to give record label employees the day off but that has since metamorphosed into a generic virtue signal.
Looters who stole phones and laptops from the Apple Store in The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, during riots will not be able to use the products they stole due to special safeguards installed by Apple that render them useless.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) charged that Twitter “ought to look” in the mirror when it comes to inciting violence when they host Antifa and Black Lives Matter organizers, according to a copy of his podcast, which Breitbart News exclusively obtained.
Rutgers lecturer Mark Bray argued this week that it is inappropriate for President Trump to label Antifa as a terrorist group. Bray may be best known for his sympathies for the Antifa movement, which he memorialized in a book that was published in 2017. Bray even donated the proceeds from his book to Antifa movements.
Twitter censored a post from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) after he suggested that Antifa terrorists should be treated in the same ways as Middle Eastern terrorists. Gaetz responded sharply, tweeting “Feels good to virtue signal now twitter. But this will be hard to explain later. See you in the Judiciary Committee.”
Lyft executives told customers in an email this week that they should be “part of the solution” to the issue of “systemic racism” in the United States. Lyft also announced that it will offer $500,000 in free rides to civil rights organizations that are providing transportation to protest events.
Liberty University announced this week that it had zero Chinese virus cases on campus during the spring semester. The university was criticized by mainstream media outlets over its decision to reopen the campus open in March at the outset of the outbreak. University President Jerry Falwell Jr. wrote in a letter to students, ““We are thankful to God that nobody who lived in a campus residence hall or who worked in a campus office tested positive for the virus.”
Left-wing actor and comedian Seth Rogen launched a profanity filled rant at his followers who disagreed with his support for the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement, urging them to unfollow him and even telling them they don’t “deserve” his movies.
Twitter censored the official account of the New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeants’ union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, after it posted the arrest report of Mayor Bill De Blasio’s daughter, who was arrested at riots in the city yesterday.
The student government of Ohio State University is demanding that the school sever ties with Columbus Police, citing “injustices against the black community and Columbus protesters.”
Conservative journalist Cassandra Fairbanks reported on Monday morning that assailants showed up to her home and began firing off guns and fireworks in the middle of the night. Fairbanks noted that her home address was posted online last week, leading to hundreds of death threats.
Professors are offering assistance and support to the rioters and looters that have destroyed small businesses in major cities across the nation. One professor even encouraged rioters to target the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC for destruction.
Students at UC San Diego are using the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd in police custody to demand passing grades on their finals exams. In a letter, student activists told administrators that they should be exempt from the standard grading policy due to the riots, which they argue have left students “paralyzed.”
Social media giant Twitter and the “front page of the Internet” Reddit have reportedly filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the United States government which challenges a requirement for visa applicants to provide their social media identities. According to the two companies, requiring a visa applicant to provide their social media accounts to the government “violates the First Amendment rights to speak anonymously and associate privately.”
The best thing about Billy Bragg’s tweet is the blue on blue retaliatory strikes from his fellow leftists calling him out for wrongthink.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing criticism from employees for failing to censor comments made on the platform by President Donald Trump. Ryan Freitas, a director of product design for the Facebook News Feed, says: “Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind.”
On Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a memo to employees addressing the recent killing of George Floyd which has sparked protests across the United States. According to Cook’s letter, Apple employees have told him they “feel afraid — afraid in your communities, afraid in your daily lives, and, most cruelly of all, afraid in your own skin.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Donald Trump the day after the Minneapolis riots began, warning him that an escalation of rhetoric would put Facebook in a “difficult position,” according to a report in Axios.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly changed his mind on allowing Huawei to build 35 per cent of Britain’s 5G networks. The government is also exploring state support for British tech companies to replace the UK’s dependence on Chinese firms.
Twitter is allowing its users to coordinate criminal behavior on the platform, with dozens of tweets identifying looting targets still on the platform despite the fact that the site was notified by concerned citizens. The company has however changed the description of its official account to “#BlackLivesMatter.”
E-commerce giant Amazon published a statement on Sunday stating that the company is “standing in solidarity with the Black community” in the “fight against systemic racism and injustice.”
The University of Minnesota announced this week that it is cutting ties with the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd. The university previously used the Minneapolis Police Department for additional support during football games, concerts, and ceremonies on campus.
Harvard University Deans Brian D. Farrell and Irina P. Ferreras argued this week that the riots that have occurred in response to the death of George Floyd are “symptoms of the disease, not the disease itself.” Other members of the Harvard community similarly sympathized with rioters in statements released this week.