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 […]

The Daily Signal: Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC

By Peter Hasson 6/9/18 Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.” Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or […]

Townhall: Google’s New Slogan

By Dennis Prager 6/5/18 The original slogan of Google was “Don’t be evil.” When Google changed its corporate name to Alphabet in 2015, it changed the slogan to “Do the right thing.” If it were to be true to its values, Google should have changed its slogan from “Don’t be evil” to “Don’t fight evil.” […]

The Daily Caller: Digital Rights Coalition Slams Facebook, Google’s ‘Secret Algorithms’

By Kyle Persic     5/8/18 A coalition of digital rights advocates and academic experts have formed to urge tech companies to implement new policies in an effort to become more transparent. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a San Fransisco-based nonprofit digital rights organization, along with the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), New […]

Breitbart: Five Things You Didn’t Know Silicon Valley Was Tracking

By Free Our Internet 4/24/18  The following post is sponsored by Free Our Internet. In recent weeks, Free Our Internet has been receiving a steady stream of comments from concerned supporters saying they should #DeleteFacebook. While this may seem like a quick fix to the rampant misuse of user data by Silicon Valley giants […]