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Twitter and Facebook Deny ‘Shadowbanning’ in Senate Hearing

Representatives from both Twitter and Facebook denied engaging in “shadowbanning” in response to a question from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) t0day, although Twitter’s representative went on to describe practices that mirrors the covert censorship almost exactly. “Does Twitter or Facebook engage in shadowbans?” asked Sen. Cruz, during today’s Senate judiciary committee hearing on technological censorship. Turning to Twitter’s representative, Sen. Cruz said “you testified before, or you acknowledged that Twitter will downgrade a comment to make it less visible. Does Twitter notify a person if their comment has been downgraded?”…

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Ted Cruz Proposes Remedies for Tech Censorship: Regulate, Antitrust, Anti-Fraud

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposed three solutions to Silicon Valley’s censorship practices: regulation, antitrust, and policing big tech’s fraud during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Sen. Cruz held a hearing on big tech censorship and proposed three dynamic solutions to the Silicon Valley’s censorship practices, contending that the big tech companies have more power than Standard Oil or the old AT&T telephone monopoly. Cruz three solutions include: Amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Antitrust measures to address big tech’s dominant status on the Internet. Addressing potential cases of…

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Despite Twitter Suspension on Opening Weekend, ‘Unplanned’ Reaches 80K More Followers than Planned Parenthood

The road to the big screen has been a rocky one for Unplanned, the movie based on the life of former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson. Aside from many media companies refusing to advertise the film, which opened in 1,000 theaters last weekend, Twitter temporarily banned the movie’s account on opening weekend, and a rocky reinstatement caused followers to fall away and did not allow new followers to sign on. Everyone from Ashley Bratcher, the woman who portrays Johnson in the film, to Sen. Ted Cruz…

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