The Washington Examiner: Twitter apologizes to Candace Owens after briefly locking her account

By Daniel Chaitin 8/5/18 Conservative commentator Candace Owens received an apology from Twitter on Sunday after her account was locked following reports of violations of the social media platform’s rules. In a brief email shared by Owens on Sunday, Twitter Support said it had restored her account. “BLOWN AWAY by the amount of patriots that […]

The Washington Times: Twitter should stop targeting conservatives — now

By Matt Mackowiak 8/1/18 It’s no exaggeration to say the social media platform Twitter has changed the world, with massive potential to spread news and mobilize support. But it’s not perfect. Conservatives have long expressed concern that they were being targeted by Twitter’s operators, their views quietly suppressed. Now there’s fresh evidence that they were right. Recently, Vice […]

The Daily Caller: Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here to Stay

By Peter Hasson 7/30/18 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 looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well Twitter […]

The Blaze: Facebook shoots down GOP state rep’s ad of him firing gun. But pushback triggers change of heart.

By Dave Urbanski 7/26/18 Florida Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell minces no words about his position on guns in a new campaign ad on his run for agricultural commissioner in the Sunshine State. The opening snippet of the 15-second clip shows Caldwell shooting at a clay target. “I like guns,” he says in the next […]

Townhall: The Slippery Slope of Social Media Censorship

By Bob Barr 7/25/18 When it comes to identifying fake news, it is less science than alchemy; a task residing somewhere between asking “What is art?” and “What is beauty?” In other words, fake news is largely, as the aphorism goes, in the eye of the beholder. Though used excessively by Democrats and Republicans alike, […]

The Hill: Big Tech’s Censorship of Conservative Users is Alive and Well

By Christie-Lee McNally, Executive Director of Free Our Internet 7/14/18 A study released by the Pew Research Center in late June has once again brought to the surface a key issue of the Obama-era Title II net neutrality regulations: America’s concern about big tech’s approach to privacy, censorship and political bias and how Obama ignored it. The […]

USA Today: Most conservatives think tech companies are politically biased, Pew Research survey finds

By Ryan Suppe 6/28/18 SAN FRANCISCO — Most Republican and Republican-leaning independents don’t trust tech companies to be politically neutral and many think social media sites are intentionally censoring political views, found a survey from the Pew Research Center released Thursday. The poll, taken in early June, shows the scope of distrust that’s became more visible as […]

WIRED: How Social Networks Set the Limits of What We Can Say Online

By Tarleton Gillespie 6/26/18 Content moderation is hard. This should be obvious, but it’s easily forgotten. It is resource intensive and relentless; it requires making difficult and often untenable distinctions; it is wholly unclear what the standards should be, especially on a global scale; and one failure can incur enough public outrage to overshadow a million […]

GIZMODO: Facebook’s Flawed Push for Political Transparency Is Censoring Crucial Voices

By Melanie Ehrenkranz 6/21/18 Fake news. Foreign election interference. Dark money propaganda. This and more served as a catalyst for Facebook’s push for more transparency around political advertising on its platform. But its efforts to be more open are flawed, and the consequences are already becoming apparent. On Wednesday, Facebook rejected a boosted post from […]

CNS News: Conservative Coalition Calls on Tech Giants to Provide Plans for Eliminating Bias and Censorship

By Craig Bannister 6/19/18 On Tuesday, the Media Research Center (MRC) and the recently formed coalition,Conservatives Against Online Censorship, called on tech giants Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to release blueprints by September 1 for how they will address the four following key areas of concern: ● Provide Transparency: Conservatives need to know that they are being […]