In the past few days, German politicians have declared messaging app Telegram a threat to democracy and a hotbed of radicalization. The latest round of attacks on free communication comes after weeks of protests in Germany against the COVID-19 measures. Protests have been mobilized via Telegram and other online community platforms. Since the beginning of December, the debate about the Telegram app has raged across the German media. Concurrent to the protests news stories – such as from the Tagesschau and Deutsche Welle – framed the platform as a hub for dangerous conspiracies, vaccine misinformation, and the driving force behind
Google-owned YouTube removed the account of a leading conservative pressure group on Monday, with The National Pulse learning that the zero-strike ban stemmed from the upload of three interviews from Stephen K. Bannon’s War Room podcast, also banned on the network. In an e-mail to the American Principles Project, which saw its archive of videos removed without warning, YouTube admitted to censoring the whole account because of three historic interview clips from Bannon’s podcast, which was banned in January after a censorship campaign by far-left activists. An e-mail from YouTube to the American Principles Project, seen by The National Pulse,
As President Biden’s White House YouTube channel continues to see videos’ “dislikes” massively trump “likes,” the video platform announced it is testing a new design that obscures a public dislike count. The move was announced via Twitter on March 30th, with YouTube explaining “in response to creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns, we’re testing a few new designs that don’t show the public dislike count.” As a result, only the accounts publishing videos will be able to see the dislike to like ratio. The announcement follows National Pulse reports highlighting how the White House’s official YouTube channel is
A New York-based literary agent was fired for joining alternative social media platforms Gab and Parler. Colleen Oefelein, an associate literary agent with the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, confirmed her termination via Twitter. “Well thanks Twitter and @JDLitAgency,” Oefelein wrote. “I just got fired because I’m a Christian and a conservative.” The firing was prompted by Oefelein’s decision to join Gab and Parler, a move that “distressed” the agency. De Chiara wrote: “The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency was distressed to discover this morning, January 25th, that one of our agents has been using the social media platforms Gab
Longtime Democrat adviser Marc Ginsberg has sued Apple and Google demanding they remove Telegram from app stores. The January 17th lawsuit comes from the former aide to Senator Ted Kennedy, White House Liaison under Jimmy Carter, and Ambassador to Morocco under Bill Clinton and seeks to give Telegram the same fate as Parler. “Telegram is being used to intimidate, threaten and coerce members of the public,” says Ginsberg’s complaint about the app, which has quickly become an alternative social media network to Twitter. “Telegram continues to enable extremist incitement in its platform, promoting political violence as extremist groups and individuals
A company with "... core values are openness and inclusion." and determined to fight against Big tech monopoly, is now openly advocating for de-platforming.
The President of the United States has been removed from social media site Twitter after Democrats falsely accused the President and his supporters of attempting a coup in the United States. Following increasingly totalitarian moves and speech from Democrats, the media, and Big Tech platforms, the company controlled by Jack Dorsey and linked with the Chinese Communist Party has removed the duly elected, sitting President of the United States. The disturbingly Orwellian move comes as tens of thousands of conservative accounts were removed from Twitter over the past few days. President Trump had been urged by his supporters to act
Twitter now prevents users liking and replying to President Trump’s tweets. From The Hill: In three separate tweets Saturday morning, Trump responded to the Supreme Court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit from Texas aiming to nullify President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Trump cited the dissenting opinion from Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito expressing their view that the court is obligated to hear interstate disputes. never seen Twitter do this before. Much stricter engagement with 3 Trump tweets this morning pic.twitter.com/TddOPuk3um — David Mack (@davidmackau) December 12, 2020 Aside from this jurisdictional disagreement, however, those two more conservative justices indicated they joined