Censorship

Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government

Actor Kevin Sorbo was banned from Facebook for posting content that the platform’s “fact checkers” have deemed to be “debunked” information regarding coronavirus vaccines. Sorbo reacted to the ban by saying: “All I can say is that I find it amazing that a place like Facebook has more power than our government, apparently. And the government allows them to do what they’re doing right now, in terms of just canceling people that they don’t agree with.”

Kevin Sorbo in Able's Field (Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2012).

Free Speech Org FIRE Blasts Syracuse U. with ‘Lifetime Censorship Award’

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued Syracuse University a “Lifetime Censorship Award” — a dubious award reserved for colleges that appear so frequently on the organization’s annual “worst list,” that “they deserve special recognition.” FIRE’s criticism of the university is based on its “unashamed assault on expressive freedoms that has continued despite a pandemic, a new chancellor, lawsuits, and countless FIRE letters, blog posts, and press releases.”

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Facebook Censors News Content in Australia ‘With a Heavy Heart’

Facebook announced on Wednesday that “with a heavy heart” it will be banning Australian media outlets and censoring users within the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its service. The move comes in response to a potential Australian law that would force Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for their content.

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Dr. Drew Pinsky: It Is ‘Wrong and Bizarre’ for Big Tech to Censor Doctors

Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky recently stated on social media that one of his YouTube videos received a strike from the Google-owned platform and was removed. Dr. Drew alleges that non-medical professionals at the Big Tech Masters of the Universe are now deciding what qualifies as accurate medical advice. He posed this question on social media: “Do you trust a 23yr old computer coder with your life?”

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Laura Loomer’s Big Tech Censorship Case Hits Supreme Court Docket

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether or not to hear a case brought by Laura Loomer and Freedom Watch against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, alleging that the Masters of the Universe have been discriminating on the basis of viewpoint and coordinating with each other in an anticompetitive manner.

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Project Veritas

Social media platform Twitter has locked the accounts of both Project Veritas and James O’Keefe following a recent report relating to Facebook’s VP of Integrity, Guy Rosen. The platform claims the report violates its policy on “posting private information,” and as a result, both O’Keefe’s personal account and the official account of Project Veritas have been locked, preventing them from posting.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Dorsey faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about how foreign …