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Liberals Cry Censorship After YouTube Demonetizing Frenzy Hits SPLC Content

Liberal activists are crying foul after YouTube’s demonetizing frenzy slammed the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization known for labeling conservative groups as hate groups. A video SPLC published was among those nixed after YouTube announced plans Wednesday to remove videos and content that promote white supremacy. Journalist Max Blumenthal lashed out at the company after the video, which reports ...

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Google Employees Are Mad YouTube Didn’t Lower The Boom On Steven Crowder

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A slew of Google employees are chastising YouTube for not doing enough to penalize a conservative commentator who lobbed homosexual slurs at a Vox journalist. Google employees are criticizing the platform for failing to ban Steven Crowder, a conservative pundit who has posted videos referring to Vox journalist Carlos Maza as a “gay Mexican.” Employees are dinging YouTube, a Google ...

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Twitter Goes Into PR Mode After YouTube Demonetizes A Slew Of Academics And Journos

Twitter reordered and shortened its rules Thursday after YouTube decided to demonetize a conservative pundit and several academics on Wednesday. Twitter dramatically reduced the number of words the company uses (from 2,500 to 600 words) to explain its already convoluted set of rules. The company also created a set of categories on its rules page — safety, privacy, and authenticity ...

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Here’s The Eye-Popping Amount Of Cash Google, Amazon And Facebook Dumped On DC Lobbyists In 2018

Google, Amazon and Facebook plowed a record amount of money into Washington, D.C., a year before congressional Democrats announced a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into the Silicon Valley giants. They dumped a combined $48 million into lobbying in 2018, up 13% from 2017, government disclosures from January show. House Democrats announced a planned probe of Google and Facebook’s business practices Monday, ...

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What Role Did Facebook Play In Exposing The Man Behind The Edited Pelosi Video?

Facebook apparently helped provide crucial pieces of information to The Daily Beast about the identification of the man behind the manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Internet privacy expert rips Facebook for helping The Daily Beast identify the profile behind the doctored video. Facebook helped The Daily Beast with the story after the company received scorn from reporters for ...

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Conservatives Are Split Over Bipartisan Effort To Take Apart Big Tech Companies

Conservatives are wrestling with how to process the sudden bipartisan push to conduct antitrust probes against Google and other big tech firms. Conservatives like Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri are in full support of such investigations, while others are worried dinging big tech could clobber the economy. Some legal experts believe the bipartisan support for such probes could speed up ...

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‘You Can Still Do Better’: Sen Hawley Sets His Sights On Another Big Tech Company

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Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri asked Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday to implement his “Do Not Track” option as the big tech giant faces scrutiny over how much data it obtains through its application store. Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter to Cook imploring him to do a better job of protecting customer’s private data. The letter comes a few ...

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House Democrats Pass A Disaster Relief Bill After Republicans Blocked Legislation

House Democrats passed a disaster relief bill Monday after Republicans worked to block the measure. The bill passed 354 to 58 after Republican blocked the bill from advancing on three occasions while lawmakers were on recess, Politico reported. The bill will free up cash for regions of the country hit hard by hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme flooding. “It’s been protracted. ...

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Oracle Accuses Amazon Of Courting Former Employee Involved In A $10 Billion DOD Program

Amazon made a highly lucrative job offer to a former employee while the man was leading a $10 billion winner-take-all cloud computing contract with the government, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Computing giant Oracle alleged in the May 31 complaint that former Department of Defense official Deap Ubhi was offered shares in Amazon and ...

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Trump’s DOJ Prepares An Antitrust Investigation Into Google’s Business Practice

The Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust probe against Google’s search engine and business model, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night, citing people familiar with the issue. It would be the first such investigation since the Federal Trade Commission conducted an investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. The FTC and DOJ have discussed ...

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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Conservative Pundit Erick Erickson Over Sen. Liz Warren Joke

Twitter temporarily suspended conservative pundit Erick Erickson Friday morning for tweeting a joke about Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Erickson, a blogger at The Resurgent, was suspended for tweeting: “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, or WAMPUM Act, wherein she gives everything away for free.” He received a notification Friday that the tweet violates Twitter’s ...

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Trump Admin Steps Up Pace On First Oil Lease Sale In Alaskan Arctic, Enviros Cry Foul

The Department of Interior is fast-tracking plans to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reported Friday. “That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe Balash, the assistant interior secretary for lands and minerals management, told an oil industry conference Thursday in Alaska. The vast area, home to caribou and polar bears, was off-limits to oil and ...

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Here’s What Happened When A Conservative Investors Asked Facebook To Diversify Its Board

Facebook’s board of directors dismissed a group of conservative shareholder’s proposal to encourage the company to add conservative voices to its board. The National Center for Public Policy Research’s conservative shareholder activist arm, Free Enterprise Project(FEP), introduced the proposal Thursday and requested the company act more proactively to diversify its board. The group attempted a similar ploy during a May ...

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Dems Accuse DNC Of Racism for Tightening Debate Requirements

A handful of Democrats believe that the Democratic National Committee’s decision to tighten debate requirements will create blowback for black people and help the party’s “white male gatekeepers.” “The DNC’s new rules, coming so early in the cycle, will amplify the harm done to diverse candidates by a political elite — from pollsters to talking heads — dominated by white ...

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REPORT: Iran-Linked Campaigns Used Social Media To Spread Misinformation And Troll Conservative Voters

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Cyberfirm FireEye published a report Tuesday showing that an Iran-based campaign sought to distribute misinformation throughout social media during the midterm elections. Facebook dinged several phony accounts connected to an Iran-backed group seeking to promote pro-Iranian messages in the U.S.  An Iran-backed campaign used Facebook and Twitter accounts to impersonate three Republican congressional candidates. An Iran-backed campaign used various social ...

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