Today Gab is excited to announce that we are launching a political advertising offering and will be piloting this offering with several 2020 Congressional candidates on both the left and the right over the coming months. Free speech is inherently political, especially given that political speech is being censored around the world online. … [Read more...] about Free Speech Platform Gab Launches Political Advertising Service
Last spring, three professors at the University of North Carolina surveyed undergraduates to get a sense of the campus climate. Rather than focus on discrete controversies, such as the time in 2015 when UNC student protesters seized control of a room where a journalist was speaking, or the time in 2019 when a UNC student assaulted a sign-carrying anti-abortion activist, they sought to understand day-to-day undergraduate experiences. The results of the survey, distilled from more than 1,000 responses to email questionnaires, can’t be applied to every college in America, but the findings do illuminate what’s happening at a highly selective public institution in a swing state, where more than 20,000 undergraduates are enrolled. … [Read more...] about Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor
But even though MeWe is small, it is rapidly growing: Weinstein says the app currently has five million members, and it is projected to grow twice as much by the end of 2019; far more users than a white supremacist-friendly platform like Gab, which last year said it had 800,000 registered users. The app also plans to introduce new features like in-app gaming at the end of the year, which will likely attract even more users; as will the fact that Facebook has also taken the formal position of banning alt-right darlings like Milo Yiannopolous, Paul Joseph Watson, Alex Jones and Laura Loomer, adding fuel to the fire of far-right extremists’ beliefs that their views are being sacrificed on the pyre of the left-wing agenda. “We are here [on MeWe] for better treatment, until Facebook and Twitter disappear,” one MeWe user who frequently comments on QAnon forums told me. “It’s only a matter of time until that happens.” … [Read more...] about Inside MeWe, Where Anti-Vaxxers and Conspiracy Theorists Thrive
She then erupted in emotion, exclaiming: “But what are they doing?! I wanna know what people are actually going to do! My life is ruined! Does anybody understand how ruined my life is?!” she said, beginning to cry. “I’m sick of it — I don’t want to listen to people tell me that I’m a conspiracy theorist! They don’t know what it’s like to be me! And I’m sick of it!” … [Read more...] about WATCH: Laura Loomer Breaks Down In Tears Over Social Media Bans
“Some days, lying on the floor next to my 1-year-old son as he plays with his dinosaurs, I catch myself scrolling through Instagram, waiting to see if the next image will be more beautiful than the last,” he wrote. “What am I doing? I know it’s not good for me, or for my son, and yet I do it anyway.” … [Read more...] about Facebook Co-Founder: It’s Dangerous. Break It Up.
“This is why we need the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act,” the senator’s press office posted to Twitter, capturing video of his interaction with the Twitter rep. “During a recent hearing on tech censorship and bias, Senator Hawley questioned Twitter’s approach to transparency. Watch what happened Twitter was asked to commit to making their processes public.” … [Read more...] about Sen. Hawley Unveils Anti-Censorship Bill, Taking Aim At Big Tech’s Anti-Conservative Bias