Category: Technology

Mueller’s team members ‘accidentally’ wiped phones clean of data

Justice Department records obtained and published by Judicial Watch on Friday show that senior members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team repeatedly and “accidentally” wiped data off phones assigned to them, according to the conservative watchdog group.

Twitter’s new rules will flag it if Trump claims early victory

Twitter said Thursday it will label or remove posts that prematurely declare victory in the upcoming U.S. election, making it the latest social media company to set out a plan for a prolonged vote count and a president who appears primed to dispute results if he does not win.

Twitter deplatforms website that released audio of Joe Biden and Ukrainian President discussing firing Viktor Shokin who was investigating Hunter Biden

An audio tape was released by Creative Destruction Media in May where Joe Biden is heard pressuring former Ukrainian President Poroshenko to fire former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The men discuss the firing of then State Prosecutor Shokin in order to prevent the continued investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and other criminal actions.

Tech billionaires are plotting sweeping, secret plans to boost Joe Biden

Election Day is less than six months away, and Democrats are scrambling to patch the digital deficits of their presumptive nominee. And behind the scenes, Silicon Valley’s billionaire Democrats are spending tens of millions of dollars on their own sweeping plans to catch up to President Donald Trump’s lead on digital campaigning — plans that are poised to make them some of the country’s most influential people when it comes to shaping the November results.

Twitter flags Trump, White House for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has flagged a tweet from the official White House Twitter account which reposted the text of a tweet President Donald Trump sent early Friday morning, saying “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” claiming the tweets violated its rules about “glorifying violence.”

Regulating social media as a public utility

To begin with, there is a profound and growing lack of privacy online. Cambridge Analytica was able to use a quiz app to harvest the data of users and their Facebook friends without them knowing. If social media companies such as Facebook cannot prevent these occurrences from happening, then the right to privacy online is nonexistent. The second way social media negatively affects American life is that it has degraded the news cycle.

You Tube censors video in which medical doctors said hydroxychlooquine might help treat COVID-19

YouTube on Wednesday reinstated a video it has previously censored in which several medical doctors suggested that the drug hydroxychloroquine might be useful in treating coronavirus, with the company reportedly claiming at the time of censorship that the presentation was “dangerous.”

Social media companies team up with WHO to censor Wuhan virus information

The Chinese government is already censoring what gets out about the Wuhan virus.

Now, social media titans in the U.S. think they know what’s best for Americans and want to make sure they receive the “right” information.

Censored.tv banned from Instagram and Facebook

Censored.tv, formerly FreeSpeech.tv, founded by Vice co-founder and Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes, has been banned across all Facebook-owned platforms, namely Facebook and Instagram.

The platform, which has roughly 15,000 monthly subscribers, is popular for its hosts, who have mostly been banned from popular platforms like Twitter and YouTube—including Gavin McInnes, Milo Yiannopolous, Joe Biggs, Laura Loomer, and Soph.