Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is an Irish conservative journalist, regularly writing on topics such as freedom of speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Microsoft Outage Locks Users Out of Office Suite, Email

A recent issue with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform left many users completely locked out of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams which many have used as their primary means of work communication during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pew: 26 Percent of Adults Get Their News from YouTube

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that about 26 percent of adult Americans get most of their news from  Google-owned YouTube. News viewership on the platform is split evenly between the channels of news organizations and independent news sources and commentators.

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Judge Orders Federal Government to Defend TikTok Ban by Friday Afternoon

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, has requested a temporary block on a ban of the app by the Trump administration. A U.S. judge has now ordered the federal government to defend the ban on Friday afternoon, or delay the blacklisting scheduled for Sunday.

President Donald Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations

Report: AG Barr Not Sold on TikTok Deal

A recent report states that Attorney General William Barr remains unconvinced that a  recently announced partnership between the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and U.S. companies Oracle and Walmart will safeguard user data from Chinese spying.

Attorney General William Barr talks to the media during a news conference about Operation Legend, a federal task force formed to fight violent crime in several cities, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. Behind Barr is Raphael Taliferro, and Charron Powell, the parents of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro who …

5 Key Facts on the TikTok Global Deal

The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok recently laid out a partnership with U.S. companies Oracle and Walmart in a deal that has delayed the banning of the app for American users — here are five key facts about the deal currently pending government approval.

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Postmates Partners with Michelle Obama for Voting Registration Campaign

Food delivery service Postmates has partnered with former First Lady Michelle Obama on a campaign called “When We All Vote” to encourage U.S. citizens to register to vote. The company is even offering a free delivery code to entice customers to be “civic-minded.”

Former US first lady Michelle Obama (C) smiles as she attends a side event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur on December 12, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)

RealClearPolitics: Google Suppresses Conservative Media in Search Results

A report from RealClearPolitics has found that Google pushes conservative news sites far down in search results. The RealClearPolitics investigation confirms Breitbart News’ own reporting on Google’s suppression of the site in search results, illustrated by the nearly complete disappearance of Breitbart articles in the results for a search of “Joe Biden.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Trump Approves TikTok Deal that Maintains Chinese Ownership

President Trump has approved a deal that would create a partnership between the Chinese app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart to manage TikTok’s operation in America. TikTok’s Chinese parent, ByteDance, will own a majority share of the company and maintain ownership of TikTok’s all-important algorithms. 

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Facebook Will Stop Recommending Health Groups

The Verge reports that Facebook plans to stop recommending health-related groups to users in an attempt to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform.

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 …

Report: President Trump to Block U.S. Downloads of TikTok by Sunday

A recent report by Reuters claims that the U.S. Commerce Department plans to block downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States by Sunday, September 20. This claim, made by three sources, could indicate the Trump White House is not satisfied by the Oracle deal to be a “trusted” partner for TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance.

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