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Silicon Valley Is Destroying American Democracy by Playing Political Favorites
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Silicon Valley Is Destroying American Democracy by Playing Political Favorites
June 21, 2019

As the social media companies hide behind their ‘private’ corporate status in order to curb political speech on their platforms with total impunity, they are exerting, at the very same time, powerful influence on the political process.

The Dictatorship of the Young
June 2, 2019

I look forward to the day—probably many years from now when I actually am elderly and proudly warning neighborhood kids to leave my property—when “adolescent” becomes a term of derision. Until then, the rule of the youthocracy drags on.

The Dictatorship of the Young
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GOP Files NEW LAWS To Make Social Media Censorship ILLEGAL
GOP Files NEW LAWS To Make Social Media Censorship ILLEGAL
May 10, 2019

At the state level in California, Texas, and Florida Republicans have pushed new laws to prohibit censorship on political grounds or even just based on content as a whole.

Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC ‘Terrorist’ Designation
April 20, 2019

A curious decision by Instagram, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, has called into question its independence from the US government. The company has banned several top Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, from its photo-sharing platform.

Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC ‘Terrorist’ Designation
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NZ Threatens 10 Years in Prison for ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned
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NZ Threatens 10 Years in Prison for ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned
March 18, 2019

New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for "knowingly" possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law.

Government to Facebook Pipeline Reveals a Corrupt Mix of Social Media and the State
March 8, 2019

Facebook, who claims to be a private entity, is quite literally made up of and advised by dozens of members of government. We’re ready for a change, are you?

Government to Facebook Pipeline Reveals a Corrupt Mix of Social Media and the State
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Francis Fukuyama and the End of Social Media Freedoms
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Francis Fukuyama and the End of Social Media Freedoms
November 9, 2018

It seems that the American political scientist would fully support yet more intolerance in the world of social media as a means of preserving America’s freedom-squashing status quo.

Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe
November 6, 2018

The effort to silence “hate speech” is not just about outlawing racist, sexist, or anti-Semitic speech. ”

Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe
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