Silicon Valley Tightens Its Grip On Free Speech (Totalitarianism spreads)

Is that a laptop?

There is a real emergence of totalitarianism on what is often called the “left” in this country. With Trump’s election it seems some people have become completely disconnected from adult level thought. They really do think that Trump is Hitler. They honest to God think that he is and that their virtue signaling and general bitching is somehow heroic. It’s the “resistance” after all. Free college. Free phones. Free everything. The “1%” is why my life sucks –

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Reporters Without Borders: Russian bill is copy-and-paste of Germany’s (terrible) hate speech law

Across the world states are trying to lock down speech. China is leading the way but Europe and the US are increasingly restrictive.

Of course it’s all an effort at restricting “hate speech.” Right.

Speech is speech, and “hate speech” as defined by the state is often just something someone somewhere in the state aparatus doesn’t want to hear.

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The Dalai Lama Is the Latest Speaker to Cause a Campus Freakout

Chinese UC San Diego students felt the Tibetan spiritual leader “contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness”

Spoiled little Marxist-nationalist brats. FREE TIBET you statists. FREE TIBET!

You people are defending an imperialist and nominally COMMUNIST China. – Man, I want to use more colorful language, but in the spirit of the of the Dalai Lama I won’t…

…Eh, I’m not Buddhist. Forget it.

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How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media (The ‘Adpocalypse’)

 

It’s not just Youtube. It’s Facebook and other social media too. The effort to combat what has been called “fake news”  is being used as an excuse by the #oldmedia to protect their marketshare. 

Guess who doesn’t like independent media?

  1. The old media companies that are being hammered.
  1. The politicians who have cozy relationships with the old media.
  2. The former “opinion makers”

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