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Sen. Hawley Calls Facebook’s Conservative Bias Audit A ‘Smokescreen’

Facebook’s critics were not persuaded after the company revealed its long-awaited audit Tuesday into whether the Silicon Valley giant is biased against conservatives. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, for one, called the audit a “smokescreen” in a press statement Tuesday. The audit comes as the Show-Me-State Republican attempts to etch out a position as one of big tech’s biggest critics ...

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Should Conservatives Worry About Facebook’s Plan To Hire Journalists To Curate News For Users?

Facebook is currently accepting applications for a “small team” of “seasoned” journalists to help curate its new News Tab plan, which some have compared to Apple News. News Tab will “provide a personalized, highly relevant experience for people,” Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said. Eric Schiffer told the DCNF that the announcement is “the single greatest potential for ...

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Did Google Purposefully Manipulate Votes To Help Hillary Clinton In 2016 Election?

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President Donald Trump said Monday that Google manipulated votes in 2016 to help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, but his claim appears to be an exaggeration of a 2017 research paper. “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put ...

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Muslim-American Journalist Says Twitter Shadow-Banned Her After Asking Ilhan Omar For An Interview

Dalia Al-Aqidi, a Muslim, female journalist and refugee, was “shadow-banned” from Twitter after pressing Ilhan Omar for an interview. CAIR, a Muslim activist group, followed her just hours after her remarks, and she was banned soon after. CAIR previously got Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter, but said that was unusual. Al-Aqidi said she feels like a “child in a detention ...

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Twitter Folds, Re-Instates Team McConnell’s Account Without Removing Flagged Video

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Twitter reinstated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s account Friday after the account posted a video that appeared to show a woman shouting death threats outside of the senator’s home during a late night protest. “Victory!!!” reads one tweet McConnell’s profile tweeted after Twitter reinstated the profile after it posted a video of an activist calling for violence outside the Republican’s ...

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Republicans Won’t Buy Twitter Ads Over ‘Inexcusable Targeting’ Of Mitch McConnell

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The Republican National Committee, Trump campaign, and two Republican congressional committees all said Thursday they will not advertise on Twitter after the social media site locked Mitch McConnell’s campaign account for posting a video drawing attention to an activist condoning violence outside the senator’s house earlier this week. On Wednesday, Twitter acknowledged temporarily suspending the McConnell campaign’s account, @Team_Mitch, for ...

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Twitter Locked McConnell Campaign’s Account For Posting Video Of Protesters Outside Senator’s Home

Twitter forced at least three accounts, including that of Mitch McConnell’s campaign, to remove video of protesters calling for violence outside the senator’s home The social media site confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation that it locked the three accounts, claiming that the video violated the company’s “violent threats policy” McConnell’s campaign chairman blasted Twitter, for blocking video that ...

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Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google |

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google over allegations that the tech giant violated her right to “free speech.” The Democratic Hawaii Rep. alleged that Google censored her presidential campaign, according to a complaint filed Thursday. Google suspended her campaign’s advertising for several hours last month, The Hill reported, and Gabbard‘s complaint stated that it is a violation ...

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Facebook Plows Record Amount Of Cash Into DC Lobbyists As Its Algorithm Changes Crush Media Outlets

Facebook spent several million dollars on lobbying efforts over the past few months as the Silicon Valley company’s algorithm changes continue to wallop small media outlets. The big tech company dropped more than $4 million during the second financial quarter, a record for Facebook up to this point, Washington Post writer Tony Romm noted in a tweet Tuesday. Google and ...

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Cruz, Hawley Urge FTC To Open Investigation Into Big Tech’s Censorship Practices

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Two of the country’s staunchest big tech critics are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate social media companies’ perceived censorship practices. Facebook, Google and Twitter exercise lots of influence on Americans and they also use their tools to censor some content while amplifying others, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri wrote in a letter Monday ...

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Analysis Shows Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Change Is Throttling Conservative Content

Conservative pundit Deneen Borelli is blaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after she lost her commentary gig at the BlazeTV.  Borelli’s cancelled Facebook show comes shortly after the company dramatically changed its algorithms to de-emphasize political content.  Facebook’s changes appear to be affecting smaller outlets and individual pundits at a greater rate than larger media entities like Fox News or NBC, ...

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Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit

President Donald Trump is expected to speak to the media ahead of his Social Media Summit expected to focus on bias on the largest platforms. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m. EDT. Watch: Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our ...

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Trump Did Not Invite Twitter And Facebook To A Meeting On Big Tech’s Alleged Conservative Bias

President Donald Trump did not invite Facebook or Twitter to an upcoming social media summit in Washington, D.C., addressing big tech’s alleged conservative bias, CNN reported Sunday. Trump’s summit, scheduled for July 11, is mostly an opportunity for major conservative groups and pundits to vent their frustrations with Silicon Valley, the report notes, citing anonymous sources. Many conservatives and Republicans ...

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Facebook Stays Mum on Accusations of Anti-Conservative Bias as Trump Bears Down

Facebook has not addressed accusations of anti-conservative bias despite promising in 2018 that it would produce a report discussing the matter. The company published an update on June 30 to a civil rights audit, but it has not provided any details about a parallel probe dealing with allegations of anti-conservative bias. Facebook’s apparent foot-dragging comes as President Donald Trump and ...

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