FOI Sends Letter Thanking Senator Cruz for Standing Up to Big Tech

Following last week’s Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing examining the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) priorities, Free Our Internet’s Executive Director Christie-Lee McNally, sent a letter to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to thank him for highlighting key issues relating to big tech and their threat to the free flow of and access to information. FOI agrees, and […]

Who Really Interfered With the Midterm Elections? Big Tech

Unfortunately, leading up to last week’s midterm elections, “election meddling” was again a major topic of discussion. Prior to election night, Facebook announced it had banned more than 100 accounts suspected of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and, without any real indication of why, said it believed the accounts were Russian-based attempts to meddle in the U.S. […]

Facebook Messes Up, Yet Again

Privacy violations at the hands of America’s biggest tech companies have become alarmingly common occurrences. It is no longer a surprise when we get word that those in Silicon Valley have once again mishandled information leading to their consumer’s data being compromised. Nevertheless, today’s discovery that a security breach may have opened the door for […]

Reddit Joins Big Tech’s Crusade Against Conservatives

Big Tech’s tirade against conservative speech and ideals is running rampant and, this week, Reddit joined other Silicon Valley goliaths when it banned QAnon’s community page, one of the group’s main hubs, from its website. QAnon is just the latest in the seemingly endless list of right-leaning individuals or groups that have been shadowbanned, blocked, […]

ICYMI: AP and DCN Studies Prove Google Is Creepier Than We Thought

As if we didn’t already know Google was playing Big Brother, two separate reports published this month – one by the Associated Press and one by Digital Content Next – show that the Silicon Valley giant is tracking both Apple and Android phone user locations and activity, even when they have turned location services off. […]

Free Our Internet Statement on Today’s Net Neutrality Brief from Google and Facebook’s Largest Trade Associations

Below is a statement from Christie-Lee McNally, Executive Director of Free Our Internet: Today’s brief from Google and Facebook’s largest trade associations arguing that Obama’s “Net Neutrality” regulations ensure that consumers “decide what websites and apps they can use,” reeks of desperate irony. As we have stated time and time again, the fake 2015 Net […]

Free Our Internet Statement on Partnership with Conservatives Against Online Censorship

Below is a statement from Christie-Lee McNally, Executive Director of Free Our Internet: Free Our Internet is proud to announce its partnership with Conservatives Against Online Censorship. Conservatives Against Online Censorship is a coalition formed in May 2018 by the Media Research Center (MRC) to fight back against the political censorship of conservatives by major […]

FOI Letter to House Judiciary Committee on Conservative Censorship

Yesterday, Free Our Internet’s Executive Director, Christie-Lee McNally, sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee ahead of today’s hearing “Facebook, Google and Twitter: Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants.” In the letter, McNally highlights how Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Twitter have operated in the shadows for over […]