Category: Big Tech

Nov 16 2019

Demonetization = Death on YouTube

Google’s YouTube is well known for demonetizing videos deemed to be politically incorrect. Now demonetization might mean a death sentence for accounts YouTube decrees not to be commercially viable. Such accounts will be subject to deletion.

It isn’t easy to remain commercially viable when you have been demonetized for saying things ideologically rigid Google/YouTube does not want people to hear.

Mark Dice has more:

More on the excellent South Park transgender athlete episode here, and on the Disney warning labels for politically incorrect classic films here.

On tips from R F, KirklesWorth, and Kate P.

Oct 16 2019

Liberal Information Establishment vs Free Speech

The recent revelations by Project Veritas regarding bias at CNN is only the tip of the iceberg. The entire liberal information establishment has become weaponized on behalf of the Democrat Party and its radical agenda. This includes not only the “mainstream” media but also Big Tech.

Black Pigeon Speaks sounds off on the threat this poses to freedom of speech:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 10 2019

Activision Blizzard Cracks Down on Pro-Democracy Sentiment

Add Activision Blizzard to the list of American tech companies that suppress pro-democracy dissent on behalf of the tyrannical communist regime in China.

Via CNBC:

In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard Entertainment game Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time.”

Here’s how troublemakers are dealt with on behalf of the ChiCommies:

Chung’s comments during the stream sparked swift action from Blizzard, a subsidiary of Santa Monica, California-based Activision Blizzard.

“Effective immediately, Blitzchung is removed from Grandmasters and will receive no prizing for Grandmasters Season 2. Additionally, Blitzchung is ineligible to participate in Hearthstone esports for 12 months beginning from Oct. 5th, 2019 and extending to Oct. 5th, 2020. We will also immediately cease working with both casters,” Blizzard said in a Tuesday statement.

That is, Chung is not only suspended for 1 year, but stripped of his earnings. It’s almost as if he stood up for democracy in mainland China itself.

Tech companies that help to repress fundamental political liberty in Asia will do the same for freedom in the USA when push comes to shove. They are not American in the full sense of the word.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 09 2019

Apple Censors Taiwanese Flag for ChiComs

The NBA isn’t the only pillar of the liberal establishment to bow before communists at the expense of Chinese who want to breathe free. Let’s not forget Apple, which banned an app because it proved useful to pro-Democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and which has now banned the emoji for the Taiwanese flag in Hong Kong and Macau:

Quartz reports that Apple has blocked the Taiwan flag emoji in mainland China since 2017. Google, Microsoft, and ByteDance have also assisted the ChiComs in censorship efforts.

In the Chinese context, the Taiwanese flag means the same thing as the American flag: freedom from communist oppression.

Erasing Taiwan in a less metaphorical sense has been part of the game plan behind the Bamboo Curtain for decades. This will happen when the ChiCommies think Americans don’t have the will to do anything about it. Apple isn’t helping.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 03 2019

Apple Sides With ChiComs vs Hong Kong Protesters

If hard tyranny comes to America, Big Tech will be happy to help implement it, so long as it comes from the left — and it will. Guess which side Apple takes in the struggle between communist tyrants and pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong:

Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity in the city state, claiming such information is illegal.

“Your app contains content – or facilitates, enables, and encourages an activity – that is not legal … specifically, the app allowed users to evade law enforcement,” the American tech giant told makers of the HKmap Live on Tuesday before pulling it.

The makers, and many others, have taken exception to that argument, by pointing out that the app only allows people to note locations – as many countless thousands of other apps do – and so under the same logic, apps such as driving app Waze should also be banned.

Critics of Apple fail to get into the spirit of totalitarianism. Technically violating some law is not the crime. The crime is having the wrong attitude. That’s what you get punished for.

The ChiComs have started using live ammunition on the protesters. Too bad iPhone users won’t be able to use HKmap Live to avoid dangerous hotspots.

Apple has previously demonstrated a remarkable willingness to assist the communist regime in its oppression of the Chinese people.

On a tip from Zack VC.

Oct 02 2019

John Stossel on Big Tech Bias

John Stossel doesn’t consider himself a conservative. But you don’t have to be one to notice the Big Tech bias against them. Here he and Glenn Beck discuss how bad it has gotten:

Oct 01 2019

Fakebook Unpublishes Elizabeth Warren Wiki Page

A helpful source for documentation of the outrageous fraud perpetuated by faux Indian Elizabeth Warren to enable her rise to power is Elizabeth Warren Wiki, launched by William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection. There used to be a Facebook page affiliated with it, but the tech giant has unpublished it on the absurd grounds that it violates a proscription against impersonation.

The page explicitly states that it is not affiliated with Fauxcahontas or her alarming campaign. Yet it was taken down without warning, probably because a Warren supporter complained to Fakebook.

Legal Insurrection’s YouTube page was also killed without warning, although it was later restored.

Legal Insurrection is not a controversial website, unless by “controversial” you mean “right of center.”

It is already obvious that the 2020 election will not be fought on a level playing field where Big Tech has a say in the matter.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 09 2019

Feds Demand Gun Scope Data From Apple and Google

Apple and Google have mountains of data on those who use smart phones, including where we are at any given time, what we look at online, what we buy, et cetera. That means the feds have mountains of data — at least potentially. Anything Big Tech has, its BFF Big Government can acquire. Forbes has an example pertaining to the imperiled right to bear arms:

According to an application for a court order filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 5, investigators want information on users of Obsidian 4, a tool used to control rifle scopes made by night-vision specialist American Technologies Network Corp. The app allows gun owners to get a live stream, take video and calibrate their gun scope from an Android or iPhone device. …

If the court approves the demand, and Apple and Google decide to hand over the information, it could include data on thousands of people who have nothing to do with the crimes being investigated, privacy activists warned. … Apple and Google will be told to hand over not just the names of anyone who downloaded the scope app from August 1, 2017 to the current date, but their telephone numbers and IP addresses too, which could be used to determine the location of the user.

If this is happening under a Republican administration, imagine the data bureaucrats will acquire with power-mad Democrats in control.

Anti-American tyrants like Dianne Feinstein, Robert Francis O’Rourke, and Joe Biden have made it crystal clear that as soon as they have the leverage, they will begin confiscating firearms from law-abiding Americans. The progressive agenda can’t be inflicted on a populace able to defend itself.

People will ignore the mandatory “buybacks.” Then will come the knock at the door, because when Silicon Valley knows everything, the federal government will know everything.

On tips from Lyle and Stormfax.

Sep 06 2019

HARPA: The Marriage of Big Tech and Big Government

Among the reasons not to let Big Tech behemoths spy on us, we can now add defense of the right to bear arms. Trump reportedly favors the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would collect data from sources like Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, and Google Home and use it to identify citizens who cannot be trusted with a firearm.

Via WaPo:

Trump has reacted “very positively” to the HARPA proposal, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions and has been “sold on the concept.”

Unsurprisingly, Ivanka Trump has been described as “the most effective champion of the proposal.”

The idea is for the agency to develop a “sensor suite” using advanced artificial intelligence to try to identify changes in mental status that could make an individual more prone to violent behavior.

As Paul Joseph Watson notes,

The proposal bears some similarities to Communist China’s social credit score system, where citizens’ behavior is tightly surveilled and then met with rewards or punishments.

With HARPA, Big Tech and Big Government would exchange wedding vows.

More from PJW on how close Silicon Valley has already come to imposing a ChiCom-style social credit score system:

On tips from Lyle and KirklesWorth.

Aug 25 2019

YouTube Bans Battle Robots as Animal Cruelty

It isn’t only right-of-center thought that YouTube censors vigilantly oppress. They have also cracked down on battle robots — on the grounds that this pastime constitutes animal cruelty. It must have triggered the YouTube weenies by reminding them of cockfights:

No animals are involved, although the New York Post reports that “a few of the bots were named after animals.”

Pushback still works sometimes. YouTube says the videos have been restored.

On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.

Aug 20 2019

PragerU v YouTube

Lawyer Eric George makes the case that the PragerU v YouTube suit is the most important legal battle currently in the courts:

PragerU is the perfect outfit to bring this suit, because YouTube’s suppression of its educational and totally noncontroversial center-right content is so conspicuously outrageous.

Hopefully, this will resolve once and for all whether Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are neutral platforms or leftist publishers. So long as they pretend to be both, radical leftists will continue to crowd opposition out of the public square.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 28 2019

Muslim Okay, Christian Forbidden as Google Keyword

Google is so powerful that it can make updates to the Newspeak Dictionary. “Muslim” is confirmed as an acceptable advertising keyword. “Christian” as a Google keyword is forbidden. One America News reports:

No good deed goes unpunished at Google, as Mighty Oaks demonstrates.

That Google allows “Muslim” but forbids “Christian” reflects the Left’s Cultural Marxist strategy. Islam is alien and hostile; it gets a pass. Christianity is a core component of Western heritage going back 2,000 years; it is banned. Google could not make its fundamental hostility to American civilization more obvious if it tried.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jul 27 2019

Greg Coppola Gets Himself Suspended From Google

Despite the strategic hysteria ginned up by Democrats, Russia does not pose a serious threat to our democratic republic. Google does. Watch Google Senior Software Engineer Greg Coppola commit career suicide by going public about the political agenda of an alarmingly powerful corporation devoted to advancing a still more alarming ideology:

Did you think Coppola would get away with this? Of course not:

Hours after Google engineer Greg Coppola appeared with James O’Keefe in a Project Veritas video, he was put on administrative leave by his company. In the video, Coppola said that he believed that Google News and Google’s search engine algorithms were biased.

A heavy hand toward dissidents is nothing new at Google:

In 2017, Google fired engineer James Damore after he wrote a memo about the company’s “ideological echo chamber.” In 2019, Republican engineer Mike Wacker was fired after he complained about the hostile attitude in the corporate culture toward conservatives.

Coppola is correct that Big Tech and Big Media have in effect merged with the Democrat Party. Their power to propagandize explains why Democrats are able to run on an agenda that would otherwise frighten off any sane person.

Who is the trail boss? That is, who determines where Big Tech and Big Media drovers drive the herd?

It sure isn’t Nancy Pelosi; she has been forced to bow before junior congresscritter Ilhan Omar. Maybe Google isn’t a tool of the Democrat Party; maybe the Democrat Party is a tool of Google.

Google brings to mind the classic line from the movie Videodrome once again:

It has a philosophy, and that is what makes it dangerous.

On tips from Stormfax.

Jul 22 2019

Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza Thrown in Twitter Gulag

These days Twitter will suspend anyone for anything — if by “anyone” you mean any countermoonbat and by “anything” you mean countermoonbattery. Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza was temporarily banished to Twitter Gulag for drawing attention to crimes committed by illegal aliens and for criticizing the deranged policy proposals of Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris:

Mendoza’s son, 32-year-old police officer Brandon Mendoza, was killed in May 2014 by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way down a highway in Mesa, Arizona.

You can understand why she might hold views contrary to the open borders policies of Democrats. However, Twitter forbids such views.

Mendoza was suspended from her Twitter account and told she would not be able to sign back in unless she deletes a series of posts about crimes committed by illegal aliens and the impact of sanctuary city policies on American citizens.

Supporting the enforcement of US immigration law is “hate speech,” according to Twitter.

Also highly discouraged by Twitter is criticizing policies supported by leftists like Kamala Harris. One tweet that she was ordered to delete reads,

“@KamalaHarris What law can I break and have you defend me so staunchly? Provide me sanctuary from our laws? Political cleanup from YOUR INACTION FOR DECADES is what it’s called. You have #bloodonyourhands for every death of an American killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL you are protecting.”

Say stuff like that on Twitter and it is only a matter of time until they cart you off to the gulag. Don’t try using a Twitter alternative like Parler if you like your job.

Meanwhile, Twitter enjoys special legal protection as a neutral platform, as if it were not a publisher with an aggressive ideological slant.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Jul 20 2019

Expert on Threat Big Tech Poses to Democracy

“Democracy as originally conceived cannot survive Big Tech as currently empowered.” So says Dr Robert Epstein, a research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and an expert on artificial intelligence. In the video below, he explains why and what to do about it to a Senate judiciary subcommittee.

Google is the main villain. The company is fundamentally ideological (as this site has been documenting) and has already used its massive power to shift millions of votes. Ever more energized to impose its extreme political views, Google threatens to reduce democratic elections to a farce.

Epstein clarifies his points under questioning from esteemed countermoonbat Ted Cruz:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 17 2019

Facebook Forbids Words of St Augustine

Under totalitarianism, the rules are vague, so that you must always live in fear of accidently violating them, and so that anything you might say can be suppressed. So comprehensive are the rules that Facebook has threatened to kill the account of Domenico Bettinelli for posting a quote from St Augustine that the social media behemoth’s censors have repeatedly suppressed as “hate speech”:

It’s a quote from a homily by St. Augustine of Hippo, a sermon that is contained in the official liturgical books of the Catholic Church because it is part of the Office of Readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office).

The forbidden words of St Augustine are as follows:

“Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.”

You might think that this call for tolerance is the opposite of hate speech — unless you consider that the working definition of hate speech is “speech liberals want silenced.” That includes speech by Christians.

On a tip from Kate P.

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