Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’

Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’

Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting delistings to European sub-domains (as it does now). The original rtbf…

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Myanmar jails Reuters reporters who uncovered military atrocity

Myanmar jails Reuters reporters who uncovered military atrocity

Reporting the news isn’t illegal, unless you’re in Myanmar. The Southeast Asian country this week sentenced two reporters from Reuters to seven years in jail in response to an investigative report that uncovered atrocities committed…

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Wickr teams up with Psiphon to ensure your packets arrive safely no matter where you are

Wickr teams up with Psiphon to ensure your packets arrive safely no matter where you are

Encrypted collaboration app Wickr has added a feather to its cap with a partnership with Psiphon, provider of smart VPN tools. Wickr will use Psiphon’s tech to guarantee your packets get where they need to…

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President Trump: ‘I’d Rather Have Fake News Like CNN’ Than Have Unpopular Opinions Censored

President Trump: ‘I’d Rather Have Fake News Like CNN’ Than Have Unpopular Opinions Censored

The president spoke about conservative voices being silenced on social media platforms during his rally in West Virginia on Tuesday. He emphasized the importance of giving everyone a voice, even those who he labels fake…

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Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

A handful of tweets and videos that appear to have been cited in the choice to remove Alex Jones from Facebook and YouTube vanished from Twitter on Thursday after being called out in a CNN…

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Twitter Plans ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees

Twitter Plans ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday signaled a coming change to his company’s speech policies, following pressure from his own employees Some Twitter employees are unhappy that Twitter has yet to join Facebook, Spotify, Apple…

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Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not To Ban Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not To Ban Alex Jones

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday defended his company’s decision to break from Facebook and other platforms and not ban Alex Jones and other accounts associated with the websites Jones founded. “We didn’t suspend Alex…

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Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017…

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Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here To Stay

Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here To Stay

Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is…

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Instagram Censors Conservatives, But This Trump Lynching T-Shirt Is Totally OK

Instagram Censors Conservatives, But This Trump Lynching T-Shirt Is Totally OK

While Facebook and Instagram continue to censor conservatives, a new t-shirt line called “hanging with Trump,” which depicts the president hanging from a noose made out of a red tie, managed to somehow sneak past…

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Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages

In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting survivors or called for more violence. The…

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Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright

Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright

Wikipedia’s Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia in Europe to protest against controversial components of a copyright reform package ahead of a…

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John Oliver is erased from Chinese internet following segment on China

John Oliver is erased from Chinese internet following segment on China

HBO’s Last Week Tonight has led to some drastic measures in China. After an episode aired on June 17th, the Chinese government is now trying to erase all signs of John Oliver on the internet….

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Vietnam’s new cyber security law draws concern for restricting free speech

Vietnam’s new cyber security law draws concern for restricting free speech

Big tech firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter have expressed major concern after Vietnam’s government passed a law that promises to introduce tighter restrictions on free speech online. The new regulation passed this week strengthens…

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Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda

Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda

In an ongoing series over at Motherboard, we’re learning quite a bit about how Facebook polices hate speech and hate organizations on its platform. Historically, the company has been far less than transparent about its…

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A Primer For CONFUSED Conservatives On The First Amendment And Free Speech On Social Media

A Primer For CONFUSED Conservatives On The First Amendment And Free Speech On Social Media

Two weeks ago, my op-ed at The Daily Caller titled “SORRY, CONSERVATIVES: You Don’t Have Free Speech On Facebook Or Twitter” ignited fierce discussion about the First Amendment and social media. The op-ed served to…

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Tech watchdogs call on Facebook and Google for transparency around censored content

Tech watchdogs call on Facebook and Google for transparency around censored content

If a company like Facebook can’t even understand why its moderation tools work the way they do, then its users certainly don’t have a fighting shot. Anyway, that’s the idea behind what a coalition of…

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Spineless Federal Bureaucrats CAVED To Chinese Pressure To Censor Voice Of America. Now They Deny It

Spineless Federal Bureaucrats CAVED To Chinese Pressure To Censor Voice Of America. Now They Deny It

For years, the Chinese government has been putting pressure — direct or indirect — on United States government agencies for its own gain. Unfortunately, many in the U.S. bureaucracy have refused to face this problem….

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