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YouTube announces abortion censorship

The Google-owned video service YouTube announced on Thursday it has added abortion to the list of health and medical topics subject to its “misinformation” policy, after vaccines and baby formula. Videos that contain false information about abortion methods declared safe by authorities, as well as those promoting “alternative” methods, will …

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US censorship of Russian media failed – Microsoft report

Silicon Valley’s efforts to suppress “Russian propaganda” – meaning outlets like RT and Sputnik – on behalf of Ukraine may have reduced their reach, but they still reach more Americans than before the outbreak of fighting in Ukraine, Microsoft has revealed in a report on the ongoing cyber-war on the …

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Russia warns it will respond to US censorship

The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that if one of its press briefing videos is taken down again by YouTube, an American journalist or media outlet working in Russia “will go home.” The ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, issued the warning during a roundtable discussion in the Information Policy Commission of …

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Is Netflix waking up to the woke by renouncing censorship?

As Netflix is struggling to keep its head above water, the company is attempting a new approach to filling its coffers, by apparently turning its back on radical woke leftist ideologies, warning employees to either like it or lump it when it comes to the content the streaming service produces. …

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Twitter to enhance censorship over Ukraine

Twitter rolled out an update to its “crisis misinformation policy” on Thursday, saying it will put a warning label on posts about the conflict in Ukraine that fit certain criteria, limiting their ability to be seen, shared or liked. The announcement comes just a day after the resignation of US …

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UN reacts to Britain’s censorship

British sanctions on Russian media, including RT, interfere with the right of journalists to work where they please, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told journalists on Thursday.  “As a matter of principle, we very much do believe in the right of journalists to do their …

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New York City mayor urges censorship of ‘violent’ music

Rap music that glorifies gun violence, killings and retaliations should have no place on social media, New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared on Friday, saying that he would meet with Big Tech representatives to ask them to crack down on “drill rap.” As he declared a war on drill rap …

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Biden calls for tighter censorship of Covid-19 content

US President Joe Biden’s latest “surge response” to fight the spread of Covid-19 includes an appeal for Big Tech and media companies to block allegedly false pandemic-related claims. “I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets,” Biden said on Thursday. “Please deal with the misinformation and …

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Have we reached the point where Big Tech censorship is simply accepted?

Shockingly, the permanent suspension of hard-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from Twitter and her temporary suspension from Facebook does not appear to shock us anymore. What is at stake here is far more critical than one congresswoman spreading nonsense on social media. The precedent set a year ago, where unaccountable Big Tech simply banned …

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Twitter’s new censorship policy backfires

Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy said a new rule barring “the misuse of media” such as photos and videos “to harass or intimidate private individuals” had led it to suspend accounts in error, the Washington Post reported on Friday night. The platform had been bombarded with a “significant amount,” of “malicious” …

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