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New York Post Journalist Censored on Twitter for Exposing Champagne Socialist Carlos Maza

New York Post journalist Jon Levine was locked out of his Twitter account earlier today and forced to delete several tweets in connection to his article exposing the ultra-wealthy background of socialist YouTuber Carlos Maza. Twitter first locked Levine out of his account this morning, but after inquiries from the journalist and his followers, the platform…

Twitter Verified a Fake Candidate, but Not Florida Congressional Candidate Anna Paulina Luna

Twitter accidentally gave a “verified” checkmark to a fake election candidate, but it’s struggling to verify real people running for office. Despite guaranteeing that it would verify candidates, the platform has not verified Florida Republican candidate Anna Paulina Luna. As Breitbart News reported last week, Twitter verified the account of “Andrew Walz,” a fake congressional…

Report: Apple, Google Rejecting Coronavirus Apps that Aren’t from Official Sources

Apple and Google are cracking down on mobile apps that purport to provide consumers with information about the coronavirus but aren’t affiliated with official institutions like hospitals or governments, according to a new report. CNBC reported Thursday that four independent developers said Apple has rejected their apps that would have allowed users to view statistics…

Twitter Adds Age and Disability Comments to ‘Hateful Conduct’ Rules

Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter; Edit: BNN Social media giant Twitter has issued an update to its “hateful conduct” rules to further ban tweets that may target different age groups, and the disabled. In a recent blog post social media site Twitter announced a number of changes to its “hateful conduct” rules relating to tweet that…

Twitter ‘Mistakenly’ Censors Video of Bernie Sanders Praising Fidel Castro

Twitter said it censored a video posted by MRCTV, the video arm of the Media Research Center, by “mistake.” The video showed a 1980s clip of Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) defending Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro. “You may recall way back in 1961 they invaded Cuba, and everybody was totally convinced that…

NLRB: Google Workplace Rules on Speech Are ‘Unlawfully Broad’

The Associated Press The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has concluded that the actions Google employee Kevin Cernekee,  who complained on an internal social networking platform about the company’s diversity policies, were protected in the National Labor Relations Act. According to the federal agency, Google’s policies were “unlawfully broad.” HRDive reports…

Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Government Regulation of Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation surrounding online content, saying that it’s not up to social media companies to determine free speech. BBC News reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned during the Munich Security Conference in Germany that excessive control of speech online risked stifling individual expression and free speech. Social media…

Meme Crackdown: Twitter Bans ‘Synthetic and Manipulated’ Photos, Videos

Social media network Twitter has announced that it will be banning any media that the site deems to be “synthetic or manipulated” and is “likely to cause harm.” Users responded with mockery and speculation about the company’s motivation in potentially cracking down on memes ahead of the 2020 election. In a recent blog post relating…

Gay Men’s Group Claims Facebook Shut Down Page After Dispute with Transgender ‘Dogmatists’

A gay men’s group is claiming that Facebook shut down its page after transgender activists repeatedly reported the group for its stance on gender and sexual orientation. “The Boxer Ceiling” claims that Facebook shut down its page on Saturday after the group was targeted online for months by trans activsts, according to a message being…

Facebook Continues to Stand Up to Leftist Pressure on Political Ads

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/Getty The New York Times reports that Facebook is continuing to refuse to fact check political advertisements on its platform despite intense pressure to do so. The New York Times reports in a recent article titled “Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads,” that Facebook has no plans to fact check…

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