New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s call for greater social media oversight to prevent “misinformation” and “radicalisation” is very dangerous, according to a think tank director. On Friday, Ardern’s Harvard keynote speech identified social media as a threat to democracy, calling on tech giants to work with governments to do more to address misinformation. Muriel…
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s social media platform—Truth Social—migrated to Rumble Cloud on April 22 as it attempts to onboard millions of internet users on the network. Truth Social, created by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), “successfully” migrated its website and mobile applications to Rumble’s cloud infrastructure, according to an April 22 news release….
Twitter’s Former CEO Jack Dorsey Says He’s ‘Partially to Blame’ for Centralization of Internet, Regrets It
Former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has said he is “partially to blame” for the centralization of the internet while revealing his regret for having done so. Dorsey took to Twitter on April 2 where he made the comment, writing that the “days of usenet, irc, the web…even email (w PGP)…were amazing. centralizing discovery…
Journalist Lara Logan has announced that she intends to quit big tech social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, accusing the networks of allowing pedophilic content to be shared while censoring free speech and alternate perspectives. The award-winning journalist asserted in a Feb. 4 social media post that she cannot “in good conscience” be part of…
Five-time Emmy award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson said she has seen an increased effort to manipulate the public to appreciate censorship and disapprove of journalism. One of the strategies that has been employed is the use of third-party fact-checkers, she said. “Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some…
Commentary In the Counterculture series, Danielle D’Souza Gill talks with radio host Steve Malzberg about our divided nation and its future in the episode, “Two Americas”. The video begins with the host talking about an essay by Robert Kagan of The Washington Post entitled, “Our Constitutional Crisis is Already Here.” In the essay, Kagan sees…
Commentary Joshua Philipp interviewed Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program on Sept. 8. Chang, a columnist, author, and lawyer, worked in China at two U.S. International law firms. When asked about the recent U.S. intelligence assessment on the origins of the novel coronavirus, Chang said the report stated…
MyPillow’s Mike Lindell announced Thursday that his new social media platform called “Frank,” with the mission of providing a place for free speech as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, will be launching Monday. In a video statement, Lindell said he has taken steps to make sure the site is most secure, with his own servers,…
Senators. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) on Feb. 24 introduced new legislation targeting political bias in big tech.
OTTAWA—Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says Facebook won’t intimidate Canada out of pushing online giants to pay Canadian media companies for content. The company has blocked users in Australia from posting or seeing links to local or international news websites in protest of the Australian government’s plans to make social−media companies negotiate payments to publishers there….
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Origin of Bullet That Killed Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh ‘Inconclusive’: US State Department- Mimi Nguyen Ly
The U.S. Department of State on Monday said that independent investigators couldn’t clearly conclude the origin of the bullet that killed Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The 51-year-old reporter for Al-Jazeera’s Arabic language channel died… [...]- The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81… [...]- Mimi Nguyen Ly
Two police officers sustained injuries after they were shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during fireworks to celebrate the fourth of July, according to reports. The officers were sent to the Jefferson University… [...]- The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va.—Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that the verdict… [...]Inspiring Young People About Human Rights More Important Than Paycheck: NBA Free Agent Enes Kanter Freedom- Masooma Haq
NBA free agent Enes Kanter Freedom recently launched the Enes Kanter Freedom Foundation to help fight for religious liberty and human rights around the world. Freedom said it’s time to take… [...]- Mimi Nguyen Ly
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued seven people after their vessel was struck by lightning off Florida. The incident took place about 100 miles offshore of Clearwater, Pinellas County. A four-person aircrew… [...]- Caden Pearson
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted a pardon to Sara Kruzan who spent 18 years in prison for murdering the man who trafficked her for sex as a teen. In… [...]- Daniel Y. Teng
Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation after a meeting with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on July 4. Rafael… [...]- Gary Bai
The U.S.-Mexico border has become the world’s “deadliest” land crossing, according to data recently brought to light by a United Nations study. A historic high of 728 recorded immigrant deaths… [...]- Bill Pan
The City of Orlando, Florida, has apologized for its official message about the July 4 holiday that questioned why people would want to celebrate it at all. “A lot of people… [...]