Gaetz, Hawley Push Campaign Against Big Tech Section 230 Protections

An executive order AND proposed legislation? Social media may be in for a reckoning.“Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Wednesday separately announced they were both working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal protections that ensure the company is not held liable for what is posted on its platform,” The Hill reported on Wednesday. Lawmakers are fiercely debating over the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Section 230 is the part of the CDA that allows internet platforms to avoid legal liability. This controversy was triggered by Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump. Trump’Read More

Trump Expected to Launch Executive Order on Big Tech Censorship

Twitter’s choice to fact-check the president’s genuine concern over the hazards of mail-in voting appear to have been the last straw.“President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order today that seeks to punish social media companies for making editorial judgments about the content on their platforms,” NBC News & MSNBC senior media reporter Dylan Byers wrote in his May 28 Byers Market newsletter. This came after Trump accused Twitter of interfering with the election because it fact-checked his tweet voicing concern that mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud. The executive order, reportedly, “would make it Read More

Liberal Media Back Twitter Fact-Checking Trump Voter Fraud Tweets

Twitter fact-checked President Donald Trump for suggesting that mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud. When he responded by accusing the platform of foul play, liberal journalists from all corners of the internet came out of the woodwork to slam him.Dylan Byers of the Byers Market Newsletter summarized the incident: “Twitter for the first time ever added links to the president's tweets that provided a fact check on his false claims about the 2020 election and mail-in ballots. The company told users that Trump's tweets were ‘misleading.’” Tech policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski of The Washington Post’s The Read More

RNC Chair SCORCHES Twitter for Trump Fact-Check, Citing Liberal Media

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel scorched Twitter’s fact-checking system for denying the possibility of voter fraud.McDaniel roasted Twitter’s leadership in a tweet thread for fact-checking President Donald Trump’s concerns about voter fraud in mail-in ballots. The May 26 thread was in response to Trump being fact-checked by Twitter for suggesting that mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud. Trump responded by accusing the Big Tech platform of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election.” McDaniel shared a similar idea when she proclaimed that “No biased Twitter policy can change the fact that Democrats have launched an all-out assault Read More

NYT: Rogan Podcast Is New ‘Mainstream Media’ for Average Joe

In a time where traditional media are biased and unhinged and men’s magazines embrace feminism, The New York Times discovered that men are seeking their news elsewhere.And millions have found it in former The Fear Factor host, mixed martial arts commentator, comedian, and now podcaster whose popular interviews have replaced the role of television news for many Americans. “The right has always insisted that the elite left controls the culture. But Rogan’s popularity shows that perhaps that’s no longer true,” Bari Weiss wrote in her opinion piece for The Times. In the article “Joe Rogan Is Read More

Twitch Leadership Tries, Fails to Ease Concerns About ‘Deer’ Advisor

Twitch tried to downplay concerns over an advisory board member who identifies as a deer and believes many gamers are “white supremacists.”Twitch, the platform for watching internet celebrities broadcast as they play video games, lit fire to a cultural powder keg in mid-May. The company appointed a transgender streamer who identifies as a deer among its “Safety Advisory Council.” Now it’s trying damage control. Steph “FerociouslySteph” Loehr, who is listed as a “Professional Community Leader” with the Anti Defamation League (ADL), was the center of the controversy. Since then, Twitch has responded to the backlash with a follow-up Read More

Twitter CEO Donates $5 Million to Push Universal Basic Income

What liberals can’t achieve with the ballot box, they can count on Big Tech mega donors to bring to life.“Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and mobile-payment company Square, is giving $5 million to Humanity Forward” in order to “build the case for a universal basic income,” Rolling Stone reported. Democrat presidential primary dropout Andrew Yang made his mark in the primary debates by making "Freedom Dividend," or Universal Basic Income (UBI), his flagship issue. CBS News explained that Yang’s plan would “provide what's called a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month to Read More

Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology.Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a person with the coronavirus. This project was begun in an effort “to protect people and get society back up and running,” according to an April 10 announcement via Apple’s newsroom. Even if this technology supposedly works, surveys have shown that three in five Americans are either unable or entirely unwilling to use the technology. Veteran and MMA champion Paul Lazenby Read More

Joe Rogan Spurns YouTube, Picks $100M Exclusive Deal with Spotify

While clips will be available on his YouTube channel, world-famous podcast host Joe Rogan is moving his massively popular and free talk show exclusively to the Spotify platform.“The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, is coming to Spotify via a multi-year exclusive licensing deal,” Spotify announced in a May 19 announcement. The announcement summarized Rogan’s appeal, suggesting he “brings his sensibilities as a stand-up comic to the show,” and “fearlessly broaches far-ranging topics including neuroscience, sports, comedy, health, infectious disease, and our ever-changing culture.” Rogan explained the new trajectory for his podcast’s Read More