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Twitter Locks Out “Team Mitch” for Sharing Video of Protesters Chanting Death Threats At McConnell Home

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:00am 8/8/2019 at 9:00am
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Twitter locked out @Team_Mitch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, after it posted pictures of people protesting outside of his home and literally calling for his head. That meant the account could not post new tweets.

The social media platform took this action even though it allowed the hashtag #MassacreMitch to...

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New Gossip Social Media App “Pop” Targets College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/24/2019 at 12:00pm

A few years back, there was another application similar to this called Yik Yak. It caused a lot of problems.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

New Gossip App Hits College Campuses

Despite their relatively short shelf life, the development of campus-based social media platforms isn’t slowing down. Pop, the latest social media app to target...

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College Student Considers Organizing ‘Area 51 Festival’ After Joke Goes Viral on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/22/2019 at 12:00pm

He posted something on Facebook as a joke and people are so into it, he might try to make it happen.

ABC News reports:

College student floats idea of ‘Area 51’ festival after joke invitation catches fire on Facebook

When a California college student created an event to meet aliens at Area 51, he...

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Investigation: How anti-Israel groups tried to turn failure at CUFI Summit into social media success

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:45pm 7/21/2019 at 7:45pm
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Over the past several weeks, the Legal Insurrection Foundation has investigated the coalition of anti-Israel groups that organized protests and disruptions at the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit July 7-9, 2019

Calling their campaign “Rise against Racism”, Counter CUFI followed the traditional modus operandi of intersectional anti-Israel groups, seeking to...

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Canadian Activist Lindsey Shepard Permanently Banned from Twitter after Spat With Transgender Woman

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/18/2019 at 5:00pm
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In a video by Canadian free speech activist and Wilfred Laurier University graduate student Lindsay Shepard, the activist announced she was been permanently banned from Twitter earlier this week.
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Facebook Labels St. Augustine Quote as ‘Hate Speech’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00am 7/17/2019 at 11:00am
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Facebook is going overboard in an attempt to make sure nobody gets their feelings hurt on the platform.

Pro-life activist Domenico Bettinelli claimed that Facebook deleted a quote from St. Augustine because it violated the platform’s Community Standards on hate speech.

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Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson Wants People Prosecuted for Mocking Members of Congress Online

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00am 7/5/2019 at 10:00am
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Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL), is a perfect example of how out of touch our political class has become. Despite taking an oath to defend the Constitution, Wilson would like to override the First Amendment to protect members of Congress from mockery.

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Vimeo Bans Project Veritas Over Google Video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00pm 6/26/2019 at 7:00pm

On Monday, Project Veritas unveiled a new investigative video of a Google employee describing how the company wants to stop a “Trump situation” in 2020.

YouTube removed the video, but Vimeo went one step further. The company chose to ban Project Veritas from its platf...

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My Buddy and Me! Biden Mocked Over Photo of Obama Friendship Bracelet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00pm 6/10/2019 at 5:00pm

On Saturday we celebrated National Best Friends Day because everything has a day. I guess former Vice President Joe Biden thought he could seize the day to remind people that he served next to President Barack Obama for eight years by posting their friendship bracelet.

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Internet Hilariously Responds to ‘BirthStrikers’ Who Are Avoiding Childbirth Due to Impending Ecological Doom

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00am 6/10/2019 at 11:00am
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CNN published a story on Sunday about BirthStrikers, people who have chosen not to reproduce because of climate change. One woman justified her decision because of a future “ecological nightmare.”

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Book Review: The Social Media Upheaval by Glenn Reynolds

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/5/2019 at 9:00pm

Glenn Reynolds launched Instapundit in August 2001, which laid a key foundation stone down for the publication and dissemination of independent conservative news and opinion over the past 18 years. “Instalanches” have blessed Legal Insurrection with many links.

Over the past 18 years, Reynolds has observed the deterioration of social media and...

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CrossFit Quits Facebook and Instagram Over Privacy Concerns, Manipulation on ‘Marketplace of Public Thought’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:00pm 5/27/2019 at 6:00pm
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We may have entered the next phase of social media evolution, in which the networks will have to change to meet the needs of the American market or dies.

One company has had enough of Facebook. CrossFit, the popular fitness and lifestyle program, terminated its relationship with Facebook and Instagram, citing security...

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Reactions: Trump Takes Victory Lap, Dems and Media Fuming

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/18/2019 at 1:00pm
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Attorney General William Barr held a news conference this morning and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report came out.

Both sent the left and mainstream media into a downward spiral to find anything to fit their two year narrative.

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Campus Police Chief Placed on Leave After Students Discover He Liked Conservative Tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/12/2019 at 12:00pm

The police chief didn’t even write things on Twitter that angered students. He just liked them.

The Daily Wire reports:

Campus Police Chief Put On Leave After Student Outrage For Liking NRA And Trump Tweets

On Wednesday, Mount Holyoke College announced that the newly-selected campus police chief Daniel Hect was placed on administrative leave...

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Why is Facebook Targeting Conservative History-based Sites?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 6:00pm 4/6/2019 at 6:00pm

Legal Insurrection readers are acutely aware of the deplatforming and silencing of conservative voices across social media and via outlets like Amazon.

The latest victim to get slammed by the iron-hand of Big Tech is President Trump’s chief social media guru, Dan Scavino. Facebook blocked his account for simply responding to a...

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Seattle University Prof Promotes Violent Resistance in Social Media Post

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:00am 3/12/2019 at 8:00am

At some point, someone on the left is going to go over the edge. The rhetoric keeps going higher and crazier.

Jason Rantz reports at MyNorthwest:

Rantz: Seattle University professor promotes violent resistance, school won’t condemn it

An associate professor at Seattle University School of Law promoted the value of violent resistance in a...

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Project Veritas video: “Political Targeting” at Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:00am 3/1/2019 at 9:00am
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In their latest investigation, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group spoke to a former Facebook employee who alleges that political bias at the social media giant is very real.

She cites specific examples of people who have been targeted and even says that Facebook is trying to influence elections.

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