Censorship special report: social and news media

A collation of data points on censorship by powerful social and news media organisation to suppress dissenting voices and investigative journalism.

I have long been capturing the zeitgeist and collating data for my newsletter. In the last few months there has been a large upswing in complaints by the public about censorship. Indeed, there have been so many reports that it has overwhelmed my resources to collate them and publish my weekly newsletter!

To help put things back on track, I’m doing a catch-up edition focusing just on this one topic. I have divided it into three parts: general commentary, platform specific examples, and regional instances. I have plenty more stored up… and these are enough for one sitting!

General commentary

  • How social media companies risk liability under Section 230 when they engage in editorial actions. This risks “a class action lawsuit… for tortious interference”. I hope analyst financial models include this risk!
  • Media Bias/Fact Check: Part of a Larger Operation to Destroy Alternative Media — “But then, of course, liberal bias (reflecting the bias of the state) is rampant across “fact checker” operations, big and small, so Van Zandt’s effort will be of use as the state works in “public-private” fascistic fashion with its corporate and institutional partners.”
  • Is the industry we are in really called “Technology, Intelligence, and Media”?
  • YOU ARE NEXT — “If the tech giants are not stopped, you will very soon find yourself completely enslaved, economically annihilated and entirely controlled by evil globalists unless you parrot their accepted narratives on everything.”
  • Censorship: Big Tech’s Role in the 2020 Election — “Conservatives are the targets of censorship, not progressives. This is the role big-tech companies now play in elections. They do not want American values to prosper, the only priority is controlling the narrative taking place online.”
  • Bilderberg Elites Planned Free Speech Crackdown Prior to Trump Win, Internet ID Next Step — “Google and Facebook have the infrastructure and databases necessary to implement this Internet ID system. Facebook is developing a cashless payment system. These companies have our personal data, and a monopoly over the Internet. They have also shown a malicious intent to ban nationalist, Christian and conservative voices from their platforms.”
  • If Deplatforming Hoaxsters Is OK, the News Media Should Be in Big Trouble — “So, how is Rachel Maddow any less dangerous than Paul Watson or Laura Loomer? How are the daily rantings at the Post and the Times about the president of the United States, his family, and his supporters any less malicious than the maniacal postings at InfoWars? How is the hate spewed on CNN toward anyone associated with the political Right less provocative than anything said by Milo Yiannopoulos?”
  • Candace Owens: Big Tech Trying to ‘Subvert a Mass Awakening’ — “”More and more Americans are waking up to, and rejecting the fantastical ideology of the Left. What we’re seeing now are social media companies that are desperate to help subvert a mass awakening” Owens said in a comment to Breitbart News.” — They HAVE to suppress public understanding of their criminality to stay out of jail. Isn’t going to work…
  • Censorship Is the Last Tool of Tyrants — “But make no mistake about it; what’s really happening here is that Big Pharma and government are blocking parents of vaccine-injured children from sharing their stories and letting the truth be known that there are risks involved.”



  • INSTAGRAM TO “FACT CHECK” & REMOVE MEMES — “The social media giant, which is owned by Facebook, will use its 52 global “fact checking partners” to censor “false photos and memes on its platform,” according to Poynter.”


  • James Woods Releases New Statement About Twitter Suspending Him — “The Daily Wire has reached out to Twitter for clarification on what specific rules Woods’ tweet allegedly broke and will report on what answers the social media platform gives.” — My experience with Medium is that due process is not on offer.
  • Twitter Bans Analyst Who Revealed AntiFa Connections With Journalists. — “Former teacher and analyst Eoin Lenihan has been banned from Twitter after revealing major links between so-called “anti-extremism” campaigners and the hard-left AntiFa group. Lenihan published his findings in Quillette, revealing links between journalists who write for the the Guardian newspaper, HuffPost, Al Jazeera, and various other publications to the hard left group.”
  • Twitter Bans Conservative Reporter Nick Monroe —  “Known for his investigative tweet threads involving topics such as AntiFa, online censorship, to the latest happenings on social media, Monroe was often cited in conservative news outlets including Breitbart, Daily Caller, PJ Media, and others—to name a few.”


  • Jordan Sather reports — “YouTube removed my video on MMS three weeks ago, which was the most popular (truthful) video on YouTube about it.”
  • SecureTeam10 — “Guys, it appears that Youtube has just demonetized my entire channel. This may be the end.” — But no outcry from our liberal friends for an innocent channel on UFO sightings?!



The Atlantic

  • The problem with banning far-right users from platforms like Facebook and Twitter? “They don’t just disappear,” argues @cjane87. “They don’t rethink their positions and decide to say no more. They go somewhere else.”” — In other words, support for full-on fascism from a “respectable” major publisher.

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