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Researcher Finds Big Tech Manipulated 2020 Election: “Google’s Search Results Were Strongly Biased in Favor of Liberals and Democrats”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00am 11/24/2020 at 11:00am
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In his opening monologue last night, Tucker Carlson talked about how big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter affected the outcome of the 2020 election.

He suggested that they acted on behalf of just one party, the Democrats.

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Virginia Wesleyan U. Dean Who Criticized Biden Voters on Facebook Resigns

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00pm 11/18/2020 at 12:00pm

We just mentioned this story yesterday. Over the last four years we have heard countless people in higher education insult President Trump and the people who support him, and yet I can’t recall any of them being forced to resign over it.

CBS News reports:

University dean resigns after calling Biden voters “ignorant,...

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Prepare for the Great Decoupling – Deplatforming moves downstream to WordPress.com and Mailchimp

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:05pm 11/16/2020 at 9:05pm

In the past day there have been two very disturbing developments in internet deplatforming.

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Virginia Wesleyan University Dean Criticizes Biden Voters in Facebook Rant

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:12am 11/16/2020 at 8:12am

This takes real courage for someone who works in higher education. The cancel culture mob is already after him.

RedState reports:

VA Wesleyan Dean Paul Ewell Goes Postal on Facebook; Calls Biden Voters Anti-Country and Anti-Christian

Virginia Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts and sciences school in Virginia Beach, is back in the throes...

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My digital landscape is changing post election

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 7:00pm 11/11/2020 at 7:00pm
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The pre-election panel discussion on Sunday, Nov. 1st seems ages ago. It is amazing how time slows down when your are in a nightmare.

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter Doesn’t Influence Elections, Admits No Policy Against Holocaust Denial

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:00pm 10/28/2020 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey what happens if someone on the platform denies the Holocaust ever happened.

Dorsey admitted the company does not “have a policy against that type of misleading information.”

Then Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tore into Dorsey for blocking The New York Post over Hunter Biden’s...

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Backlash against Big Tech censorship may destroy their business models, and “they will have no one but themselves to blame”

https://www.newsweek.com/backlash-against-big-tech-was-long-time-coming-opinion-1541487
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:00pm 10/26/2020 at 5:00pm
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As you know, I have written a lot here about the creeping authoritarianism of big tech, particularly the massive social media platforms that dominate political communications. In my Dreadful 9th Anniversary post in 2017, I wrote of the danger:

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Top Democrat Twitter Accounts Share Fake Email Stating Joni Ernst Lost Iowa Farm Bureau’s Support

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00pm 10/19/2020 at 1:00pm
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Weird. Twitter deleted a tweet from a COVID-19 advisor to President Donald Trump because he said masks don’t work. The platform didn’t allow people to post articles from The New York Post about Hunter Biden’s emails.

Yet they did nothing about a tweet shooting around with a fake email from the Iowa...

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Twitter Changes ‘Hacked Materials Policy’ After Backlash From Blocking New York Post’s Hunter Biden Stories

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 16, 2020 at 3:00pm 10/16/2020 at 3:00pm
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Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global, policy, and trust & safety lead, announced on Thursday the social platform changed its Hacked Materials Policy after severe backlash from blocking stories on Hunter Biden.

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After Censorship Outrage, FCC Will Move Forward with Rulemaking to Clarify Free Speech Rights of Social Media Companies

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00pm 10/15/2020 at 7:00pm
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Social media platforms, namely Facebook and Twitter, have hidden behind a specific provision, Section 230 of the Communications Act, maintaining that they are platforms, not publishers, justification they’ve used in broad and largely ideologically specific content and user censorship.

Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai indicated those days may soon come...

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Facebook and Twitter declared digital war today by throttling NY Post blockbuster Biden story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:44pm 10/14/2020 at 9:44pm
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The big story of the day was a NY Post blockbuster that shows Joe Biden may have been lying all along about what and when he knew his son Hunter was selling access to his father, the then Vice President of the United States.

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Facebook, Twitter ‘Reducing’ the Distribution of New York Post Story on Hunter Biden Emails

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:00pm 10/14/2020 at 3:00pm
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Facebook communications guy Andy Stone said Facebook is purposely “reducing” the distribution of the New York Post‘s story on Hunter Biden’s emails.

Twitter is doing the same thing.

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‘I was Being Nice!!’: Tom Arnold Tweets, Deletes Hope Hicks’ Phone Number After Positive COVID Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zUH4JdWyZs&t=24s andhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEMavKjl4CA&feature=youtu.be
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00pm 10/2/2020 at 7:00pm
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Actor Tom Arnold thought it’d be cool to tweet out Hope Hicks’ number after she tested positive for COVID-19.

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Prof Complains of Threats After Calling for Death of All Cops and Capitalists

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8:00am 10/2/2020 at 8:00am

What this person wrote on social media is so over the top that it’s hard to imagine how someone thinks like this.

The College Fix reports (emphasis is mine):

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ABC News Town Hall Labeled Two Anti-Trump Voters as ‘Uncommitted’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:00pm 9/22/2020 at 6:00pm
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The ABC News town hall with President Donald Trump brought on “uncommitted” voters to question the president.

The Washington Free Beacon discovered through social media posts that at least two of the voters have expressed anti-Trump feelings.

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Facebook, Instagram Now Flagging Tucker Carlson’s Coronavirus Posts as ‘False Information’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:00pm 9/17/2020 at 1:00pm
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How close are social media giants like Facebook and Instagram to the communist Chinese government?

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Cornell Students Petition for Expulsion of Freshman TikTok Star for Flouting Coronavirus Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/28/2020 at 12:00pm

The Coronavirus pandemic is creating a snitch culture on some college campuses. It’s sad.

The Washington Post reports:

Cornell students petition to have freshman TikTok star expelled for flouting coronavirus rules

Colleges have been threatening students with stiff penalties for failing to practice social distancing and wear masks, blasting “selfish and reckless” behavior and...

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