Thursday, June 4, 2020

YouTube Changes Verification Process Without Alerting Creators, Causing Chaos

by Peter M. D’Abrosca, Laura Loomer:

Google-owned YouTube Thursday garnered negative media attention after it changed its verification process, causing some creators to lose their badges.

“YouTube said it was moving beyond subscriber counts to determine whether a channel should be verified,” Engadget said. “Instead of surpassing 100,000 subscribers (a threshold creators could game the system to reach), the service will take authenticity and prominence into account when choosing which channels to verify. In essence, it’s adopting the approach of many other social platforms, which verify people if there’s a solid chance they may be impersonated, or if there’s a reasonable possibility they’ll be confused with someone else.”

Google’s Blogger Just Delete ‘Humans Are Free’ From Their Platform

from Humans Are Free:

A few hours ago, Google’s blogging platform called “Blogger” has forever deleted my website from their platform, without any warning and without offering a reason.

The website was down for a few hours, so many of you have surely noticed it. The message that me, and everyone else received upon visiting my website, was very generic:

“Sorry, the blog at HumansAreFree.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.”

There really is a left-wing media conspiracy: Another secret journalist group discovered

from Fellowship Of The Minds:

The Mainstream Media like to make fun of conspiracy theories. Never mind the facts that:

The MSM’s dismissal-by-derision of conspiracy theories is another instance of the Left’s penchant for psychological projection. It turns out that it is the left-wing media who conspire with each other.

Executives From The Major Social Media Companies Gather To Plot “Strategy” For The 2018 Election

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Is the social media crackdown on conservatives about to get even worse? On Friday, representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Snapchat and other major social media companies gathered to discuss “strategy” for the 2018 election. Supposedly they were going to discuss how to combat the flow of “misinformation”, but we know what that means. Every time the social media giants pledge to do more to crack down on “fake news”, more conservatives get censored. In recent months we have witnessed the greatest purge of conservative voices in the history of the Internet, and as you will see below, even more prominent voices have been hit with bans in recent days. Of course the social media companies are pledging that their censorship efforts are being implemented in an even-handed manner, but obviously all of their meddling has greatly enhanced the probability that Democrats will emerge victorious in November.

YouTube blocks links to texts of Virginia anti-gun Bills

by James G. Robertson, American Thinker:

YouTube is now blocking links to the State of Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS).  On Saturday, the YouTube channel Guns & Gadgets posted a video titled “Virginia Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard Jan 13,” wherein the proprietor discussed the 10 bills that will come before the Virginia legislature beginning January 13.  In the video’s description, he listed LIS links to the text for each bill.  As of 1 a.m. Sunday morning, YouTube was blocking the links with the following warning:

Facebook ‘Fact Checker’ Worked At Wuhan Biolab; Ruled Out Virus-Leak While ‘Debunking’ Articles

from ZeroHedge:

A Facebook fact checker who has ‘debunked’ articles suggesting that COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has a giant conflict of interest; she worked at the institute – which is now suspected of accidentally leaking the hyper-virulent virus which has killed over 130,000 people and cast the global economy into chaos.

Justin Trudeau Threatens ‘Consequences’ If Social Media Sites Don’t Ban All ‘Hate Speech’

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on Tuesday threatened social media platforms with “consequences” and “meaningful penalties” if they don’t “step up” and ban everything his regime feels is “hate speech” or “disinformation.”

This is what you’re greeted with if you actually click that link:

The Citizens of the United States Are Under Medical Martial Law and Your Freedom Can Come to an Immediate End

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

In October 2014, I published the essential elements of medical martial law. I am republishing the the critical elements here. An individual named Celeste has expanded upon this work and a clarification of policies is also presented. Celeste is a former insider and her background as a whistleblower will become apparent in this article.

The Legal Authority to Send Ebola Patients to FEMA Camps

Editor’s Note: In 2014, when the article from which I draw these excerpts appeared, Ebola had antered the United States. The following polcies apply to any pathogen deemed to be a public threat. Since October of 2014, I have published excerpts of this warning 14 times. Now, in light of the Novel Coronavirus, perhaps people will listento what is really going one.

Wisconsin Starts Web Portal to Snitch on Citizens Allegedly in Violation of Coronavirus Edicts

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

The authoritarian response may be worse than coronavirus itself.

A county in Wisconsin has started a web portal that encourages people to snitch on other individuals who do not follow coronavirus edicts issued by the state.

FACEBOOK ADMITS BANNING USERS FOR SAYING THEY ARE ‘PROUD TO BE ENGLISH’

from InfoWars:

Social site associates statements with racism and imperialism

Facebook has admitted to banning swathes of users for posting messages saying they were “Proud to be English” on St George’s Day.

As England’s patron saint, St George’s Day has long been celebrated as the English national day — if with less official enthusiasm than St Patrick’s Day in neighbouring Ireland, given the embarrassment of much of the academic, media, and political establishment at expressions of “Englishness”, which they have associated with racism and imperialism.

More Bad News for Bitcoin: Twitter Bans Most Cryptocurrency Advertising

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Twitter has announced a ban on cryptocurrency ads.

The social media company’s announcement is more bad news in what has turned into several bad months for cryptocurrencies.

After a meteoric rise that sent Bitcoin above $20,000, the crypto has fallen back to earth. Bitcoin is currently trading below $8,000 and according to a CCN report, the broader cryptocurrency market cap is at risk of descending below the $300 billion mark.

Bitcoin’s sudden rise to prominence late last year thrust cryptocurrencies into the spotlight. The surge in interest and mainstream attention hasn’t been all good.