Twitter to Hold Shareholder Vote by August on Elon Musk Takeover
Twitter reportedly plans to hold a shareholder vote on Elon Musk’s potential buyout of the company in late July or early August. Read More.
Obama Attacks Free Speech: 'We Have to Take Steps to Detoxify Our Discourse'
Never underestimate former President Barack Obama’s ability to influence the world through his rhetoric, which has only gone further and further left over the years. Read More.
How the FBI uses laws to spy on foreign terrorists to spy on you
The FBI searches through databases of foreign communications in a program that Congress created specifically to catch foreign terrorists and spies. But the FBI uses this same program to glean private information about American citizens and our communications. Read More.
Big Tech censors strike again — nixing key interview with Capitol rioter
Big Tech’s partisan censors have struck again. This time it was YouTube’s hatchet-men scrubbing The Post’s widely watched interview of fur-clad Capitol rioter Aaron Mostofsky outside the Senate chamber on Jan. 6, 2021. Read More.
Grassley, Hawley press DHS on Disinformation Board partnership with big tech to censor content
Top-ranking Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Josh Hawley sent a letter on Wednesday demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the Disinformation Governance Board's plans to work with social media platforms to censor content, as shown in official records. Read More.
Twitter to provide Elon Musk with 'firehose' of internal data: Report
Twitter has seemingly shifted its position after an impasse and will provide Elon Musk access to its internal data. Read More.
Progressives Praise Big Tech Antitrust Bills for Their Potential to Bolster Censorship
Two antitrust bills that have attracted support from conservatives in Washington DC on the grounds of “bipartisan” efforts to curb the power of Big Tech are now being defended by progressives on the grounds that they will make the censorship of tech platforms easier. Read More.
NY Governor Kathy Hochul announces law forcing online platforms to report “hateful” content
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has reacted to a recent mass shooting in Buffalo by signing as many as ten new laws, including one that concerns social media. From the wording of the bills, the focus is not so much on content, as on online conduct. Read More.
You're Wrong About Disinformation
Humans get stuff wrong. We do it all the time. We're biased and blind and overconfident. We're bad at paying attention and terrible at remembering. We're prone to constructing self-serving narratives after the fact; worse, we often convince ourselves they are true. Read More.
Washington Post Suspends Reporter One Month for ‘Reprehensible’ Retweet
The Washington Post suspended reporter Dave Weigel for one month without pay over a “reprehensible” retweet, according to reports. Read More.
Texas AG Paxton launches investigation into Twitter for potentially misreporting bot numbers
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation against Twitter for possibly violating the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act by falsely reporting information about the fake bot accounts that populate the site. Read More.
Tech censorship is driving polarization
I’ve covered free speech backsliding both on college campuses and in broader politics , but perhaps more pernicious than either phenomenon is the coordinated stifling of conservative speech online. Read More.
Conservative nonprofit launches ad campaign targeting bills over Big Tech censorship
A conservative nonprofit is launching a new ad campaign targeting Big Tech over online censorship. Read More.
Current and former CIA, Google, Pfizer leaders meet to secretly tackle 'disinformation'
World and business leaders met in Washington, D.C. for the past few days for "informal discussions" about geopolitical realignments, Russia, Ukraine, "disruption of the global financial system," "post pandemic health" and disinformation, among other subjects - all off the record. Read More.
Twitter expands censorship nudges to new languages
Cattle are prodded to go in a required direction, while social media users are “nudged” – and some platforms have no problem using this kind of language to describe how they are “handling” and directing their users’ activities. Read More.

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