The following is an excerpt from an article and report by the conservative Media Research Center (MRC).
Big Tech’s Online Freedom grade actually got worse in the second quarter of 2021, despite an appalling first quarter report card with a grade of “F.” Facebook led the plunge to yet another “F” for the industry intent on censoring conservative content. Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Google and YouTube joined Facebook in their authoritarian crackdown on conservative speech and anyone who questioned the lockstep leftist narrative. For the latest incidents of censorship, check CensorTrack.org.
The two biggest censorship stories of this quarter involved further censoring former President Donald Trump, and restricting content related to COVID-19. The first quarter ended with Facebook in the midst of its appeals process to determine whether Trump would be allowed back on. The site’s response to the Oversight Board’s ruling was abysmal. Facebook had to eat crow this quarter when the Wuhan laboratory leak theory began gaining traction. The platform said it would stop censoring content concerning the origins of COVID-19 “in light of ongoing investigations.”
Twitter, on the other hand, initially refused to say if it would stop censoring laboratory leak content. Amazon reportedly banned America’s Frontline Doctors from using its Amazon Web Services (AWS) product over the group’s views on COVID-19. Google continued to manipulate search results to discredit the Wuhan laboratory theory even after the White House announced an investigation into it. Additionally, it expanded its censorship efforts this quarter, moving into censoring Google Docs that contained COVID-19 related information.
Big Tech’s censorship efforts did not stop with silencing users over COVID-19, however. Among Twitter’s worst incidents, it not only permanently banned Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, it also suspended multiple accounts just for tweeting Trump’s statements. Apple may have reinstated Parler to its App Store, but Parler claimed Apple forced it to start censoring content to Apple’s standards. That is not a win for free speech. Some of YouTube’s lowlights include censoring Christian author and radio host Eric Metaxas, a speech by a sitting U.S. Senator, and no quarter would be complete without another swipe at conservative commentator Steven Crowder.
The Media Research Center’s Free Speech America once again graded Big Tech using five categories, culminating in an overall grade for each company’s Online Freedom. The five areas included: Free Speech, User Transparency, Bias, Responsiveness to User Complaints and Fact-Checking. (Continued...)
Read the rest of the report here.
Delete your social media accounts. Starve the Big Tech Beasts.
Marc Authier says
F is way too generous. This Gestapo Fascist Book deserves the letter Z as in Zuckerburg. He should wear a Waffen SS Nazi Uniform because that what he is a naZZZZZZi. And so is Google Twitter Amazon and big US high tech censuring MDs denouncing the Covid 19 fraud and mass murder going on with the censure of Ivermectin, HCQ, zinc and these deadly vaccines that are truly behaving like bio weapons. Facebook should be considered the propaganda war department of Goebbels. Zuckerburg is the US version of Geobbels.
A slightly different angle on the Z and you have the Nazi Lightning Bolt found on the SS uniform.
carolyn olson says
Deleting is easier said than done. It's like cutting off your cell phone. We do not have adequate cell reception and often now depend of FB for communication with family and friends. I do ? the F on you tube, even though I know Dark Horse was censored, but now seems to be back up. We see an awful lot of good on you tube. Why cannot each case be handled without asking us to stop the whole thing. Congress should be able to fix this, but they are such a mess it's disgusting.
FB gave me 3 days in FB jail for a couple of comments during July.
A Moslem woman made a statement about Israel not being a country for a long time and as such should not have a right to be a country now.
I politely agreed, "Yes, it has been a long time, about 2500 years, however, there has never been a Palestine nation".
FB said something about me making her feel inferior.
A guy in one of the groups said something about putting human traffickers in Gitmo. I replied with, "I prefer to shoot them".
There was a 3d comment from last November, I did no look at it. I have tried to clean up my act since they had me in FB jail for 97 days out of 120 days. I was given 3 separate stints of 30 days and there were 7 days added on to my first 3o day sentence.
GEORGE EADY says
WITH THAT REPORT ALONG THEY SHOULD BE BROKE UP ALSO . I WAS THE OTHER DAY I HAD POSED A LONG POST . WHEN I LOOK IT WAS GONE. AND WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR IT. UP COME A FACE BOOK PERSON (CHERLY MCDONALD) SAY NYOU USED THE WORD (LOCK AND LOAD ) THAT WILL BE A ONE DAY BLOCK. AND IF YOU DISAGREE CLICK( HERE) I CLICKED THEN SHE COMES BACK AND SAYS THAT WILL BE 3 DAYS = I LOOKED AT MY FACE BOOK ACC. AND I SEEN ONE MESSAGE .(THOUGHT IT WAS FROM HER SO I CLICKED IT( SHE THEN COMES BACK AND SAYS THAT WILL BE ONE WEEK=WELL TODAY I SEEN A MESSAGE FB . SO I CLICKED IN MY MAIL . SHE COME BACH AND SAYS YOUERR BLOCKES .AND IF YOU DIS AGREE CLICK HERE , AND I DID. THAT PAGE GOT GONE . AND NOTHING OUSE??? WENT ON MY FB ACC . IN FLORIDA OUR GOV JEST MADE IT SO WE CAN SUE THEM FOR THIS KIND OF CRAP. THE COMPANY OR THE PERSON _BOOTH. AND I DO WONT TO LOOK INTO THAT.OH MAYEB NOTHING HAPPENED IS BECAUSE I WAS RECORDING WITH THAT LAST CLICK ???
GEORGE EADY says
ME AGAIN. IS IT NOT SO WHEN YOUR BLOCKED . YOU CANT GET ON LINE . ARE THEY DOING THAT OR WHAT. ARE WE POST TO WAIT THEM DAYS OR WEEKS AND NOT EVER TRY . SOMETHING DOES NOT ADD UP HERE . MAYBE A LITTLE HELP ON HOW FACE BOOK SCREWS AROUND THE PUBLIC. OR IS IT DEFFENT EVERY TIME . IF YOU KNOW HOW THERE POST TO DO THIS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. IT WOULD HELP IF I SHOULD SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM
Paul Jenkinson says
Twitter kicked me off immediately last year when,before the Nov 3 election,I replied to a request for access options to Hunter Biden's infamous laptop, by typing 3 letters of the alphabet only.- GTV.
GTV is the Chinese language CCP resistance channel.
They were really anxious to stifle any information which may have effected Joe Biden's campaign from his basement.