Tag: Censorship

Big Tech Censorship is Finally Now Coming After the Rest of Us Conservatives

Many of us thought “that could never happen to me” when rowdy right-wingers like Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes were banned from social media. We are careful and polite about what we post. Surely Big Tech sees how reasonable we are and would never come after us too. 

Not so anymore. Big Tech is now starting to label regular conservative viewpoints as false and using that as justification to censor and even permanently ban us. 

They are threatening to ban conservatives for posting things that left-leaning fact checkers say have a very remote possibility of not being true. For example, I posted a meme on Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) which said that if the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had retired at age 80, President Obama would have appointed a progressive to replace her. Seems pretty noncontroversial and straightforward, right? 

Instagram sent me a message that

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Censorship or technical glitch? Jairam Ramesh says Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha websites can’t be accessed abroad

Jairam Ramesh wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Censorship or technical glitch? Jairam Ramesh says Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha websites can't be accessed abroad

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Censorship or technical glitch? Jairam Ramesh says Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha websites can’t be accessed abroad

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said that he has been receiving various emails from students abroad, who have complained that they are not able to access both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha websites. The statement from Ramesh comes amid allegations by Opposition parties, including Congress and Trinamool Congress, that the government tried to block Parliament coverage as members were discussing crucial bills like agri reform bills and labour codes in the House.

Ramesh claimed that he has found that both the websites have been “geofenced for a month” till mid-October due to “contentious suspicious attacks”. “I have been receiving emails from students abroad that the Rajya Sabha website can’t be accessed. On checking I’m informed both LS & RS websites have been geofenced for a month, till mid-October, due

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CPJ joins call for California attorney general to investigate technology used in Belarus censorship

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined free expression and digital rights groups on September 23 in calling on Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, to investigate technology sales by Sandvine Inc. after the company acknowledged that its products were being used to block news and other websites amid anti-government protests in Belarus.

The call, co-signed by digital rights advocates at Access Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and experts at the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab, asks Becerra to respond to a letter sent last week requesting an investigation into the company’s ethics review process pertaining to global sales of deep packet inspection technology, which has censorship and surveillance capabilities.

Sandvine told CPJ in a statement on September 15 that it had terminated sales in Belarus, and stated that its license agreement prohibits the use of its technology for any action “that supports or enables the commission of individual human rights violations.”

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Will you help LifeSite fight and expose Big Tech censorship? | News

September 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Hopefully you saw my email last week announcing the launch of our fall fundraising campaign. We have been experiencing a war-like ramp up of censorship by the Big Tech companies and their mainstream media allies in recent weeks, especially against Christian, conservative, patriotic voices. That’s because we are exposing what they want to remain hidden from the public.  

And, they are determined that Trump and the Republicans MUST LOSE this time – no matter what it takes. This possible outcome will be disastrous, as the Biden-Harris administration is overwhelmingly against life, family, and faith.

I appeal to you today and stress how important it is that we receive your support, especially in these dramatic, revolutionary times.  

The stories and petitions that we publish clearly need to reach the public, without censorship, for many critical reasons. 

Recently, several LifeSite petitions went viral on social media and

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Conservative group launches website to battle big tech companies over online censorship

The Media Research Center has launched CensorTrack, a website dedicated to #FreeSpeechAmerica, a campaign designed to fight online censorship of conservatives.

“Our position is that if they can do it to the president of the United States, they can do it to anyone, and in fact that is exactly what is happening… every platform in Silicon Valley today is censoring conservatives,” MRC founder and president Brent Bozell told attendees of a virtual launch event on Sept. 17.


The Media Research Center has launched CensorTrack, a website dedicated to #FreeSpeechAmerica, a campaign designed to fight online censorship of conservatives.

The Media Research Center has launched CensorTrack, a website dedicated to #FreeSpeechAmerica, a campaign designed to fight online censorship of conservatives.

“We’re going to be coordinating our effort with those on Capitol Hill, trying to work in a bipartisan manner to take our concerns,” Bozell added.

MRC vice president Dan Gainor said CensorTrack.org is the “first initiative of

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Apple Publishes Human Rights Policy Following Shareholder Pressure Over China Censorship

Apple has published a human rights policy document that commits to “freedom of information and expression,” following years of criticism from investors that it shows too much deference to Beijing and accedes to China’s censorship demands.

The four-page document formalizes Apple’s commitment to “respecting the human rights of everyone whose lives we touch,” but concedes that the company is “required to comply with local laws,” although it stops short of mentioning any particular country.

“Where national law and international human rights standards differ, we follow the higher standard. Where they are in conflict, we respect national law while seeking to respect the principles of internationally recognised human rights.”

The Financial Times reports that Apple’s board of directors approved the policy and published it ahead of a deadline of September 5 for shareholders to submit motions for next year’s investor meeting.

The commitment comes seven months after some of Apple’s shareholders

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