Virginia School District Seeks Social Media Surveillance System to Combat ‘Hate Speech’
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is looking to implement a surveillance and intelligence-gathering service to monitor student, parent, and teacher social media accounts for “hate speech” and “social media threats.” Read More.
U.S. Accuses Zero Hedge of Spreading Russian Propaganda
Washington (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials on Tuesday accused a conservative financial news website with a significant American readership of amplifying Kremlin propaganda and alleged five media outlets targeting Ukrainians have taken direction from Russian spies. Read More.
Freeland announces measures targeting crowdfunding platforms, cryptocurencies to curtail Freedom Convoy funding
Under the Emergencies Act, Freeland said that the government is ordering financial institutions to cease providing financial services to anyone supporting the blockades, Read More.
Texas AG sues Facebook for allegedly collecting facial-recognition data without consent
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Meta on Monday, alleging the Facebook parent illegally collected biometric data on users without their consent. Read More.
Mike Lindell Gets Unsigned Letter From MN Bank & Trust “Cowards” To Inform Him His Accounts Have Been Closed
On January 14, 100 Percent Fed Up reported about a phone call Mike Lindell’s My Pillow controller received from Minnesota Bank & Trust Senior VP Thomas Cardle. In the call, Mr. Cardle asked Mike’s controller to remove all nine of Mike’s bank accounts from their bank before shutting them all down. Read More.
Europe considers regulating Spotify
Forcing it to moderate content. Read More.
GiveSendGo fires back defiant message after Canadian government moves to freeze donations to Freedom Convoy
GiveSendGo, the Christian-based crowdfunding platform, responded defiantly to a Canadian court order demanding that the platform freeze the transfer of donations to Freedom Convoy protesters. Read More.
‘Will You Publicly Disavow?’: Republicans Grill Biden FCC Nominee On History Of Left-Wing Activism
Republican members of the Senate Commerce Committee grilled Gigi Sohn, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at a hearing Wednesday, questioning her history as a left-wing activist. Read More.
Watchdog group pushes Google, YouTube parent company for government censorship requests
National Legal and Policy Center files shareholder resolution calling on Alphabet Inc. to disclose requests from federal entities to take down information Read More.
Biden administration says 'misinformation' creates a 'heightened threat' for terrorism in DHS bulletin
The bulletin states that "several factors" contribute to the "heightened threat environment," including the "online spread of mis- dis- and mal-information." Read More.
TikTok explicitly bans “misgendering” and “deadnaming” with new policy
TikTok has updated its “hateful ideologies” policy with new speech restrictions to specifically include a ban on “misgendering,” and “deadnaming.” Read More.
YouTube Removes, Then Restores, Video of Mom Fighting Mask Mandates in School
YouTube has reversed course after removing a video of a mom calling for the end of mask mandates in her children’s school district.  Read More.
Facebook, other tech giants censor inconvenient facts about climate change
The online world has become a free-speech battleground. Tech platforms have sided with illiberal regimes to censor posts while flagging “misinformation” in free countries. We all share a legitimate interest in avoiding outright falsehoods, but much censorship today — whether at dictators’ behest or in the name of eradicating “misinformation” — ultimately is about restricting discourse to a narrow corridor of the politically acceptable. Read More.

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