Twitter CEO Pledges to Focus $1B on UBI After Coronavirus

Move over big government! One Big Tech leader is the latest mover and shaker of liberalism now.Twitter and Square head Jack Dorsey pledged a whopping 28 percent of his wealth to help fund coronavirus relief, and promised the rest to girl’s health and education and Universal Basic Income (UBI). Failed Democratic presidential primary candidate Andrew Yang, whom Dorsey mourned over when he left the race, proposed the "Freedom Dividend," or UBI, as one of his main issues. CBS News summarized Yang’s plan as one that would “provide what's called a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 Read More

The Telegraph: China Floods Facebook with COVID-19 Propaganda Ads

Move over, Russia. News outlets run by the Chinese government are waging the new information war on Facebook.“Chinese state media is flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political adverts whitewashing its role in the coronavirus pandemic and pinning blame on Donald Trump,” The Telegraph reported in its April 5 coverage. This misinformation blitz is reportedly being carried out by “Xinhua, China Central Television and the Global Times,” which have released stories in English, Chinese and Arabic. The ads are “part of a worldwide propaganda campaign” that is being coordinated across social media in an attempt “to depict China as a Read More

Google Under Fire for Allegedly Collecting Students’ Data

Could 1984-esque conditions really be heralded by the same Big Tech company that brought us cheerful Google doodles?If Google’s totalitarian monitoring of people’s locations amidst lockdown weren’t disturbing enough, now students are apparently suing the Big Tech company for collecting their facial and voice data. “[T]wo Illinois children have filed a lawsuit alleging that the multinational technology company is collecting biometric data, including face scans, of millions of students,” The Christian Post reported April 5. The dire nature of this lawsuit’s text lays out the problem in no uncertain terms, as reported by the Tech Read More

Twitter Lifts Ban on COVID-19-Related Ads, But Only for Specific

Twitter quietly lifted its ban on coronavirus-related ads in early April, so long as companies play by a very specific set of rules.“Twitter and Google banned coronavirus-related ads in an effort to curb misinformation and stop some bad actors from trying to profit off of the crisis,” Axios summarized in its April 3 coverage. Since then, however, Twitter has refined its approach, “according to a note from Twitter sent to clients on Friday that was obtained and confirmed by Axios.” The exception now allows for ad campaigns regarding company-wide adjustments to their business model or those campaigns expressing support for Read More

Google Flip-Flops on Ad Policy After Dems Complain It May

What steers Google’s policy decisions? Liberal outrage, apparently.Google has made two major changes in its ad policies after massive pushback by liberals and the media. Google and YouTube completely reformed their approach to no longer allow microtargeting with ads in late 2019, something that Facebook continued to allow despite pushback. Liberals considered any allowance of Trump’s microtargeting campaign methods by Big Tech companies to be “toxic” for democracy. Google had also previously banned Coronavirus-related advertising on its platform on the ground of its “Sensitive Events” policy in order to prevent outcomes such as “price gouging or artificially inflating Read More

Tucker Carlson, Harmeet Dhillon Call Out Twitter Hypocrisy on COVID-19

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson and guest Harmeet Dhillon slammed Twitter for allowing communist regimes to spread misinformation while censoring scientific debate about the cure for COVID-19.Carlson acknowledged that there is room for debate concerning the best course of action to solve the coronavirus pandemic. He and Dhillon, who serves on President Donald Trump's 2020 advisory council, agreed that free speech to debate is critical during a time like this. Dhillon observed that Twitter was “censoring people for reporting that a drug that had been approved by the FDA is a hopeful alternative to suffering and Read More

Hannity SCHOOLS Top Tech Journo Swisher After She Slams Fox

One of the internet’s foremost tech journalists accused Fox News of spreading a “fake news contagion,” downplaying COVID-19, and Fox News host Sean Hannity fired back.Recode co-founder and New York Times contributor Kara Swisher has a history of hating Fox News. She condemned Fox News in her op-ed “Fox’s Fake News Contagion,” on March 31 and quipped that consuming Fox News content is like “extreme senior sugar addiction mixed with a series of truly unpleasant and conspiracy-laden doughnuts.” She later added that “it sometimes feels like Fox News is eating my mother’s brain.” Swisher claimed that Fox Read More

Twitter ‘Mistakenly’ Suspends, Then Reinstates Iran’s Supreme Leader

Is Twitter going easy on dictators because the platform is too busy censoring conservatives?Several Twitter accounts belonging to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were suspended early Tuesday March 31, according to Al Arabiya English. Khamenei maintained multiple accounts in various languages that would tweet to audiences that spoke English, Farsi, Russian, and Spanish. After reinstating his accounts, a Twitter spokesperson responded to a NewsBusters inquiry, explaining that “These accounts were immediately reinstated. They were mistakenly caught in a spam filter.” Al Arabiya English observed that “The majority of social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, are banned in Read More

Will Facebook’s $100M Investment to News Help Address COVID-19 Crisis?

Facebook is committing 100 million dollars toward local journalism hit hard in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Facebook has reportedly already invested $300 million in local news companies, but following recent events, Facebook will commit $100 million more. Facebook VP of Global News Partnerships Campbell Brown announced via a company blog on March 30 that Facebook will be making this massive follow-up commitment. Brown wrote that Facebook will donate “$25 million in emergency grant funding for local news through the Facebook Journalism Project, and $75 million in additional marketing spend[ing] to move money over to news organizations around the world. “Through the COVID-19 Community Read More

Is PolitiFact Hiding Efforts to Sneak Abortion Funding in Virus

Conservative news sources are calling out fact-checkers for ignoring inconvenient truths.PolitiFact, a fact-checking website acquired by the Soros-funded Poynter Institute in 2018, flagged pro-life bloggers as "False" and denied that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had attempted to put abortion funding measures in the upcoming relief bill. The Daily Caller reported that “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.” issued a devastating response that lays bare how PolitiFact has failed in its duty to Read More