Allum Bokhari

Allum Bokhari

Twitter to Verify Politicians – Except the Ones Who Have Been Banned

Twitter said it will verify the accounts of all politicians competing in congressional and gubernatorial elections in 2020, with verification beginning this week. However, this will not apply to accounts that have previously been suspended, like FL-21 GOP primary candidate Laura Loomer. According to Twitter, politicians that have been permanently suspended will not be reinstated, verified or labeled.

Laura Loomer protests Twitter

Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Influenced by Progressive Nonprofit

Facebook has published an update on its work to develop a “Global Oversight Board,” that commentators have colloquially dubbed the “Facebook Supreme Court.” The update reveals Facebook worked closely with a progressive nonprofit that pushes causes like climate change, “diversity,” and “sustainability” to corporations around the world.

The Associated Press

Hungary Fines Facebook for Claiming Services Are ‘Free’

Ad-based social media platforms like Facebook and Google have long pretended that their services are “free” for users. In reality, users pay for those services with their personal data, which allows the tech giants to sell ads that a micro-targeted to your preferences. 

Facebook shares sink on perfect storm of bad news

Andy Ngo: Twitter Punishes You for Telling the Truth

Journalist and Antifa target Andy Ngo has returned to Twitter after his account was temporarily suspended for tweeting empirically verifiable facts about allegedly widespread violence against transgender people in the U.S.

Journalist Andy Ngo was attacked by Antifa protesters in Portland.

Democrat Candidates Pledge Big Tech ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown

Despite what Google describes as a “shift towards censorship” from big tech companies over the past three years, Democrat presidential candidates have said that they will use the power of the law to force even more censorship from Silicon Valley.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. (Photo by Alex …

Facebook Considers Allowing Users to Hide Comments on Posts

Facebook is considering introducing a feature already in effect on Instagram that will allow users to secretly ban comments from selected users without their knowledge, effectively “shadowbanning” their responses to posts.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is applauded as he delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019. - Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will …

Bokhari: How Zuckerberg Became America’s (Unappointed) Editor-in-Chief

In days long past, a news story would have to convince several people to reach print. Firstly, a reporter would have to be convinced to write it. The reporter would then have to convince his editor to run it. If successful, the story would appear online and in print. These days, however, there’s another person who must be convinced  — Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg closeup

Twitter Allows Pedophiles to Discuss Attraction to Minors

In the past week alone, it was reported that Twitter has suspended journalist Andy Ngo for tweeting inconvenient facts about the purported “epidemic” of transgender deaths, and undercover journalism organization Project Veritas from running recruitment ads. But if you’re a pedophile who wants to discuss your attraction to minors — Twitter’s just fine with that.

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Trump Campaign, Republicans Condemn Google Rule Change on Political Ads

The Trump campaign, The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee have condemned Google’s decision to ban targeted political ads, calling it a “blatant attempt to suppress voter information, knowledge, and engagement.”

Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook: reports

Twitter Suspends Journalist Andy Ngo for ‘Hateful Conduct’

Twitter has suspended the account of Andy Ngo, a journalist known for covering and being violently targeted by the far-left extremist “Antifa” movement, after he attempted to argue that the United States is a safer place for transgender people than most other countries in the world.

Andy Ngo on FNC, 7/1/2019

Twitter Blacklists Project Veritas from Running Ads

Twitter has blacklisted the undercover journalism organization Project Veritas, which has previously exposed senior employees at the company admitting to censorship of conservatives, from running ads.

The Associated Press

Astrophysicist: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Satellites Could Destroy Astronomy

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is sending “Starlink” satellites into orbit so frequently that “it will likely end ground-based astronomy as we know it,” due to the fact that they prevent scientists from viewing the night sky from earth-based observatories uninterrupted, a prominent astrophysicist has warned.

Elon Musk at Model Y announcement

Bokhari: Microsoft Has A Massive China Problem

Cooperation with China has become a major point of criticism for Silicon Valley companies, most notably Google, which was excoriated by both Democrats and Republicans for trying to build a censored search engine called “Project Dragonfly,” for the Chinese market last year. But there’s another tech company that has far deeper ties to China — Microsoft.

Microsoft HQ in China