Censorship

Study: 76% of Leftist Students Believe Jokes Can Be Hate Speech

A recent survey revealed that an overwhelming 76% of leftist students believe that “offensive” jokes can be considered “hate speech.” The survey, which was conducted by College Pulse, asked students how they felt about a variety of issues surrounding the intersection of speech and comedy.

Comedian Dave Chappelle, center, shares a light moment with philanthropist Pamela Joyner, left, and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal award ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Joyner, Chappelle, and Kaepernick are among eight recipients of Harvard University's …

Australian Report: Wuhan Whistleblower Dr. Ai Fen Has ‘Disappeared’

Dr. Ai Fen, director of emergency management at Wuhan Central Hospital and one of the first doctors to blow the whistle on the coronavirus epidemic at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was desperate to conceal it, has reportedly vanished. She began speaking out against the CCP two weeks ago, beginning with an interview that was relentlessly suppressed by Chinese censors.

This photo taken on February 16, 2020 shows medical staff members working at the isolation ward of the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. - The death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 in China after 105 more people died, the National …

Google Continues Clamp Down on Coronavirus Videos

YouTube, the video-sharing platform owned by Google, is just starting to relax a draconian policy of demonetizing videos related to the Wuhan coronavirus, which was today declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The clampdown will remain in place for most channels.

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Judge Dismisses Tulsi Gabbard’s $50 Million Lawsuit Against Google

A $50 million lawsuit brought against tech giant Google by Rep. Tusli Gabbard (D-HI) has reportedly been dismissed by a federal judge this week. Gabbard’s lawsuit alleged that Google censored the presidential candidate’s free speech by suspending her advertising account after she crushed Kamala Harris in a debate.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) looks on during a press conference at the 9/11 Tribute Museum in Lower Manhattan on October 29, 2019 in New York City. Gabbard called for the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI declassify and release 9/11 …

Report: China Made Epidemic Worse by Censoring Coronavirus News

A report published by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab on Tuesday charged the Chinese government with heavily censoring news and discussion of the coronavirus outbreak beginning at the end of December. The report noted that China’s broad censorship practices could “restrict vital communication related to disease information and prevention.”

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 21: A Chinese man wears a protective mask as he crosses a footbridge over the 2nd Ring Road during a busier rush hour than in the last weeks on February 21, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of the deadly new coronavirus COVID-19 being …

Reddit Purges Moderators of Largest Pro-Trump Community ‘The Donald’

Several moderators of The Donald, Reddit’s largest pro-Trump community, have been purged by the site’s administrators, who aim to replace them with moderators approved by the San Francisco company. The Donald’s creators say this is the latest in Reddit’s “thousand cuts” campaign to kill off its massively successful pro-Trump community.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

Twitter Claims It ‘Mistakenly’ Censored Mike Pence Tweet

Twitter hid a tweet from Vice President Mike Pence behind a “sensitive content” filter yesterday, meaning it was placed behind a label warning users that the tweet contained “sensitive material.” Twitter said the action was a mistake and it has been corrected.

ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at a Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. On Monday, the United States is observing Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors Americans who served in the U.S. military. (Photo …

World Health Organization Rings Alarm on Coronavirus ‘Fake News’

Governments across Asia are increasing censorship efforts and media controls to suppress “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, a problem the World Health Organization (WHO) also expressed concerns about on Tuesday. Free speech advocates are worried about rising censorship levels in a region that already had serious problems with authoritarianism.

A girl wears a face mask as she sits on a suitcase at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers …