Updated: June 4, 2020 6:22 PM EDT
Updated: June 4, 2020 6:22 PM EDT
Now that Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has started censoring U.S. President Donald Trump ''s messages, investors are wondering whether this fight will have any financial implications for the microblogging platform.Twitter last week attached links to a pair of tweets from President Trump that declared California ''s plans to send mail in ballots as ”substantially fraudulent ” and a ”rigged ” election. The links, part of the company ''s efforts to fact check political statements, directed users to a page disputing Trump''s claims.
YouTube has become a censorship hot spot during the Covid 19 pandemic.Its latest target is Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens, one of the UK s most outspoken critics of lockdown.
In mid May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on one of our mining pool videos being censored and banned from the video sharing platform Youtube. The report had shown how Youtube has been censoring videos for a long time now, and the CEO specifically told the public certain coronavirus films would be removed. Youtube ''s censorship has caused a number of individuals to search for decentralized video sharing platforms, and one particular project called Lbry.tv has been gathering a lot of traction.
Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin, and Gemini exchange founders, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, expressed their opinions on recent efforts at social media censorship."I've talked before about the rise of corporations regulating governments but here we have Twitter soft censoring the U.S. president on the grounds of incitement of violence," Buterin said in a May 29 tweet referencing recent Twitter posts from U.S. President Donald Trump.
NEWS IN THE NUMBERS May 29, 2020 Fast facts about Americans views of social media companies as Trump Twitter dispute growsBy Katherine Schaeffer President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social media on May 28, 2020. (Doug Mills Getty Images) President Donald Trump this week signed an executive order aimed at discouraging social media companies from censoring posts. The order follows a decision by Twitter earlier in the week to add fact checking labels to two of Trump s tweets, even as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he doesn t believe internet companies should fact check political speech.Amid the back and forth between Twitter and perhaps its most high profile user, here are some fast facts about Americans attitudes toward social media companies, based on Pew Research Center surveys of U.S. adults fielded before the current controversy.
News Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin, and Gemini exchange founders, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, expressed their opinions on recent efforts at social media censorship."I've talked before about the rise of corporations regulating governments but here we have Twitter soft censoring the U.S. president on the grounds of incitement of violence," Buterin said in a May 29 tweet referencing recent Twitter posts from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Since January, California pulmonologist Roger Seheult has posted regular medical lectures about the novel coronavirus on his YouTube channel, MedCram. His audience jumped to more than 700,000 subscribers. But as the virus spread in the spring, YouTube deleted five of the MedCram clips, including two about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine and one about Remdesivir, an experimental Covid 19 treatment developed by Gilead Sciences Inc.Seheult appealed the decisions. Viewer complaints flooded in; one fan started a petition demanding YouTube stop censoring the footage. For Seheult, YouTube s new rules were applied without explanation. It s like you re in a hockey game, he said. And you keep getting called for penalties, but you don t know what the penalties are.
Conspiracy theories are becoming mainstream: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, more and more people, even some VIPs, share theories about a secret world government, underground facilities and kidnapped children. Some conspiracy theories also include earthquakes. One of the keypoints of many earthquake conspiracy theories is that USGS or other governmental institutions are censoring earthquakes, either to hide their real cause, to let people believe that "everything is fine" or for some other very creative reason. In the following lines I am going to explain you how censoring of earthquakes is possible or not and how you can check it on your own
Twitter and Reddit users have slammed Japanese video game developer Atlus for censoring the Western version of Persona 5 after ResetEra members complained that the game s portrayal of two gay characters was problematic.
Christmas crackdowns have left YouTube hosts in the cold.
Crypto YouTubers are greeting the holidays with reports that their content appears to have been censored by the platform.In a tweet published on Dec. 23, Chris Dunn mdash; a crypto YouTuber with 210,000 subscribers and almost 7.5 million channel views mdash; claimed that:
”I don ''t think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news, ” he told ”CBS This Morning ” in a sit down interview alongside his wife, Priscilla Chan, that aired Monday. ”I think people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians. ”Zuckerberg has repeatedly defended his decision to allow the ads, even as Twitter announced in October that it would ban political ads on its platform, citing concerns about the impact of misinformation.
The body of work references the seven deadly sins and is composed of seven photos printed on canvas and hung in frames. The photos depict nude female students without showing their faces and explore the themes of the human body, religion and sexuality.The work was supposed to be displayed alongside other student works in the campus gallery, but instead the photos will be located in a mobile gallery starting on Nov. 21, opening night, before being moved off campus.
Last week, Fynn Bailey published a column arguing that we as a culture need to be less stringent in our censoring of profanity and instead focus more on censoring slurs.While I agree with Bailey that we shouldn t be using coercion to keep people from swearing fining them, firing them, etc. it ''s important that we continue to condemn them as we traditionally have, at least when used in contexts not befitting the kinds of emotions swear words are meant to signify.
Rex Goldsmith believes vegans took offence at some images.
The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms. Although still in its early stages and subject to change, the Trump administration;s draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission to take those new policies into account when it investigates or files lawsuits against misbehaving companies.If put into effect, the order would reflect a significant escalation by President Trump in his frequent attacks against social media companies over an alleged but unproven systemic bias against conservatives by technology platforms. And it could lead to a significant reinterpretation of a law that, its authors have insisted, was meant to give tech companies broad freedom to handle content as they see fit.