Category Archives: Free Speech

January 16, 2018

Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out

So what inspired Rectenwald, a former self-declared “longtime communist” and “ex-leftist,” to crusade against the screeching menace of campus leftism?

Michael Rectenwald — the PC-bashing, “deplorable” New York University professor behind the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof — is suing NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation, alleging that he was subjected to a campaign of ostracism and harassment when he criticized campus political correctness.

Rectenwald’s suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, alleges that current and former NYU faculty members used official email distribution lists to defame him in May of 2017, calling him a “right-wing misogynist,” an “asshole” and “Satan” in messages sent to over 100 NYU faculty and administrators.

When contacted by The Daily Caller, John Beckman, New York University’s chief spokesman, brusquely dismissed the allegations. “The suit is without merit,” Beckman stated.

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Hundreds of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages” (Video)

Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view “everything you post” on their servers, including private “sex messages,” and “d*ck pics.” The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

January 14, 2018

Why is @TeamYouTube Censoring My Videos and Cutting my Subscribers? by Mike Cernovich

If YouTube doesn’t fix my channel immediately, we will be holding a march and a free speech rally in front of YouTube Headquarters.

YouTube unsubscribes people during my streams, and manipulates my video results.

In April 2017 I began developing my YouTube channel in earnest. My subscriber count quickly doubled, and on some days I gained close to 2,000 subscribers.

I quickly jumped from 25,000 subscribers in April to over 50,000 in June.

Then YouTube began manipulating my channel, and started unsubscribing people. As you can see on this chart, I went from gaining 1,780 subscribers on one day to losing 45 the next, and it’s been all downhill since.

My live streams went from having around 1,800 simultaneous viewers to have 10 or 20. That’s not a typo, and this drop happened overnight.

I stopped streaming on YouTube as it wasn’t worth my time.

Now I have new tech, which allows me to easily stream to all channels simultaneously. I’m back on YouTube.

Today I only had 55 people watching my live stream. I didn’t forget to add a zero, that’s fifty-five. 55 people out of over 65,000 subscribers were watching live? How does this make sense?

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January 12, 2018

Twitter Leaks: Employees Describe Extreme Social Justice Warrior Climate at Tech Giant

Twitter has sprung a leak.

In several exclusive interviews with Breitbart, former employees of the company reveal a company dependent on celebrities, hostile to free speech, and silently fuming at President Trump’s continued dominance on the platform. It corroborates the recent Project Veritas exposé of a platform that is hopelessly biased and committed to censoring non-progressive voices.

Our first source, who, like the others, wishes to remain anonymous, described how the company rapidly abandoned its commitment to free speech after former CEO Dick Costolo was replaced by Jack Dorsey, who the source described as “the definition of a social justice warrior.”

The majority of Twitter’s management, says the source, believes the leftist idea that “hate speech is violence.” They “absolutely” believe in the idea that “abuse scares people off the platform,” and that certain types of speech “silence” other speech.

According to the source, Twitter’s Trust & Safety and Legal departments (distinct from the Trust & Safety Council, which is made up of left-wing advocacy organizations), are “more tolerant of free speech than you might think,” but later adds that social justice warriors like Anita Sarkeesian still probably have direct access to Twitter’s upper management.

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January 11, 2018

Undercover Video: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions

“One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting and no one sees their content. So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it.”

In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

This video release follows the first undercover Twitter exposé Project Veritas released on January 10th which showed Twitter Senior Network Security Engineer Clay Haynes saying that Twitter is “more than happy to help the Department of Justice with their little [President Donald Trump] investigation.” Twitter responded to the video with a statement shortly after that release, stating “the individual depicted in this video was speaking in a personal capacity and does not represent of speak for Twitter.” The video released by Project Veritas today features eight employees, and a Project Veritas spokesman said there are more videos featuring additional employees coming.

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Nebraska Sen. proposes bill to protect student journalists

A Nebraska state senator has introduced legislation designed to protect student journalists and their faculty advisors against retaliation from administrators. The legislation was made necessary by a 1988 Supreme Court ruling that deemed student publications to be “limited public forums” subject to censorship by the schools that sponsor them.

A Nebraska state senator has introduced legislation designed to protect student journalists and their faculty advisors against retaliation from administrators.

The “Student Journalism Protection Act,” introduced Monday by Democratic State Senator Adam Morfeld, would clarify that student media publications, including those related to class assignments, are entitled to the same First Amendment protections afforded to professional journalists, according to The Daily Nebraskan.

Specifically, the bill would protect student journalists from being disciplined by their school as result of their journalistic work, and would also prevent administrators from firing or otherwise retaliating against the faculty advisors of student publications for approving an article or editorial.

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January 8, 2018

Heather Mac Donald: How Much More Delusional Can University Students Get? (Video)

In this clip, she talks about delusional university students who see a threat in anything even though they are the most privileged people. Until this victimhood complex stops, there can be no win for free speech.

January 6, 2018

Swedish scholars need international support amid systematic violations of academic freedom

Swedish academics need support from the international community at a time when their academic rights and social function are being questioned in their home country. Therefore, Academic Rights Watch, a Swedish watchdog, now launches an international site with a selection of cases where academics have had their rights violated. The first posting addresses the case of Senior Lecturer Johan Lundberg at Stockholm University, who was denied promotion to full professor after his criticism of identity politics and postmodernism.

Collegial decision-making is being rapidly dismantled and replaced by managers and line-of-command type governance. Freedom of speech has a weak position, freedom of information is threatened, and researchers’ right to choose their own research problems is questioned. The government maintains a strong political grip on all state institutions of higher education, leading to a poor level of institutional autonomy where Vice Chancellors are politically rather than academically appointed. Basically, all aspects of academic freedom are now at risk.

Unsurprisingly, surveys place Sweden in Europe’s bottom layer in terms of legal protection for academic freedom. An extensive recent study by British education specialist Professor Terence Karran (2017) put Sweden, alongside Hungary but also Denmark and the UK, far behind most other European countries. A study by the European University Association reached a similar conclusion.

The root causes are excessive political control, where universities are viewed as instruments for achieving economical and ideological goals, and the implementation of a radical managerial control system—New Public Management—in which there is little or no room for academic rights and professionalism. Also, meritocratic hiring of academic personnel is the exception rather than the rule, which has led to in-breading and further cemented a politicized educational system strongly influenced by left-wing ideology.

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January 5, 2018

Anti-invasion group hits Twitter with civil-rights complaint

Immigration PAC blocked for issuing statement about DACA legislation.

Top conservatives repeatedly have documented their censorship by Twitter, Facebook and Google over their conservative views.

Now Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a leading non-profit group that opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, is filing a complaint with the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

The complaint was prompted by Twitter’s suspension of the organization’s account for seven days over Christmas.

Twitter suspended ALIPAC’s account after the group posted a note celebrating Congress’ inability to pass the DREAM Act, or any comparable legislation, to protect Dreamers from deportation, before going into recess for the holidays.

The social-media organization claimed it was “hateful content” for ALIPAC to state its political position.

“ALIPAC’s suspension from Twitter following the defeat of DACA legislation in D.C., and the blocked ads were considered by Twitter to be ‘hateful content,’ although [a] simple inspection of the ads and posts show they do not violate the stated rules on Twitter,” ALIPAC explained when it announced its plans for action against Twitter.

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January 3, 2018

Populist Leader Says German Censorship Law Is ‘Direct Attack on Freedom of Speech’

The deputy leader of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) has slammed Germany’s new censorship law, calling the measure a “direct attack” on free speech.

Beatrix von Storch had both her Twitter and Facebook accounts frozen on Jan. 1 for supposedly violating “hate speech” rules, after the political leader expressed her anger on social media at a New Year’s greeting issued in Arabic by the Cologne Police.

“What the hell is happening in this country? Why is an official police site tweeting in Arabic? Do you think it is to appease the barbaric, gang-raping hordes of Muslim men?” von Storch tweeted.

In an interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday, Ms. Von Storch recalled that more than a thousand women and girls were “victims of sexual violence and harassment by Muslim asylum-seekers and so-called refugees” during Cologne’s notorious New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2015.

Similar atrocities were only avoided this year, she said, through the deployment of “a vast number of police.”

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