Many government use internet shutdowns in connection with curbing protests and dissent and the pandemic likely caused fewer of these events to happen as stay-at-home orders were issued and limits on gatherings were imposed.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert on February 09 lambasts at former Twitter executives Vijaya Gadde and Yoel Roth for collusion with FBI and shadow banning her own Twitter handle.
In a recent interview, Woody Harrelson said that the biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media in the US.
Twitter has made changes to the violent speech policy and announced a new Zero Tolerance of violent speech policy.
Early this month, James O'Keefe confronted one executive during a meeting and threatened to leave Project Veritas if the individual did not follow his lead, which could be why he quit Project Veritas.
Documents and emails that were stolen have revealed how Xandr used a secret blacklist used to defund alternative news by targeting unpopular speech and blocking conservative websites.
Censorship has long been a controversial topic, with debates raging over what is and is not acceptable to be shared or expressed. From book burnings to internet blackouts, censorship has taken many forms throughout history, and the issue continues to evolve as technology and societal norms change. Here is the banished words list from Lake Superior State University in 2022.
According to former White House adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, Twitter’s COVID-19 censorship led to the loss of life by preventing people from making the appropriate use of caution.
In recent years, prominent national security officials and media outlets have raised alarm about the unprecedented effects of foreign disinformation in democratic countries. In practice, what they mean is that democratic governments have fallen behind in their command of the methods of information warfare in the early 21st century. As outlined herein, while information warfare is a real and serious issue facing democratic governments in the 21st century, the war on disinformation, as currently practiced, has backfired spectacularly and done far more harm than good, as evidenced most clearly by the response to COVID-19.
There certainly is a lot of buzz surrounding the #TwitterFiles. Now, Jack Dorsey has come out and admitted that his 'biggest mistake' was creating the authoritarian censorship toolbox.