Sunday, July 12, 2020

Source: Google Locks Down Access to Videos of ‘TGIF’ Meetings Following Breitbart Scoop

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

Google has locked down access to archived recordings of its weekly all-hands “TGIF” meetings after Breitbart News published a video of the company’s dismayed reaction to the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

The tech giant holds weekly all-hands meetings known as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” (although they’re actually held on Thursdays), in which company executives address questions from employees.

These meetings are typically livestreamed to Google offices around the world, where employees have the opportunity to submit questions to executives via the company’s internal messaging system.

Twitter CEO: Conservative Employees ‘Do Feel Silenced By … What They Perceive To Be’ Liberal Bias

by Frank Camp, Daily Wire:

New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen recently sat down with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for a wide-ranging interview which was published on Recode.

Near the beginning of the hour-long interview, Rosen asked the following question: “Why did you go public with this generalization that people in Twitter are generally liberal or lean left, and that’s our culture, which I have no trouble believing is true, but why did you start talking about that?”

On the censorship of Michael Hoffman’s books by Amazon

from The Saker:

A couple of months ago I did an interview with one of the foremost scholars of rabbinical Judaism, Michael Hoffman. The occasion was the release of his latest book “The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome”. At the time I did not expect to have to ask for a follow-up interview with him, but when I learned that Amazon had censored his books (please see Hoffman’s own account of this here). Specifically, the ban is on three of his books. A complete ban (Kindle + printed book) on Judaism’s Strange Gods: Revised and Expanded, as well as The Great Holocaust Trial: Revised and Expanded, while his textbook, Judaism Discovered, has been removed from the Kindle. I felt that I had to talk to him again and he kindly agreed to reply to my questions. I submit to you the full text of our Q&A which I will follow-up with a short commentary.

DORSEY ADMITS ON TAPE: Twitter is so liberal that its conservative employees ‘Don’t Feel Safe’

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from True Pundit:

Twitter is so liberal, in fact, that conservative employees “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” within the company, Jack Dorsey told NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen in a new interview published today on Recode Media.

“We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they don’t feel safe to express their opinions at the company,” Dorsey said. “They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right.”

Dorsey also explained why he brought up Twitter’s left-leaning employee bias to begin with.

Facebook Will Begin Fact Checking Videos And Pictures

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

Facebook will begin fact-checking photographs and videos posted on its platform that are misleading or controversial, WSJ reported.

The company stated Thursday it will begin using technology and human reviewers to stop the spread of “misinformation in these new visual formats.” Previously, the company’s efforts have been focused on rooting out false articles and links.

“The same false claim can appear as an article headline, as text over a photo or as audio in the background of a video,” Facebook product manager Tessa Lyons said in the statement. “In order to fight misinformation, we have to be able to fact-check it across all of these different content types.”

Yale Prof: Free Speech Needs To Go Because Of Fascism And Putin

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

The Boston Review shared a short excerpt from the new book “How Fascism Works” by Yale professor Jason Stanley last week which argued that free speech needs to be scrapped because of “fascists” and “RT.”

From Boston Review:

What are the limits of freedom of speech? It is a pressing question at a moment when conspiracy theories help to fuel fascist politics around the world. Shouldn’t liberal democracy promote a full airing of all possibilities, even false and bizarre ones, because the truth will eventually prevail?

Report: Senior Google Scientist Quits over Censored Chinese Search Engine

by Charlie Nash, Breitbart:

Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at Google, has quit the company in protest over the tech titan’s development of a censored search engine for China, claiming it represents a “forfeiture of our values.”

According to the Intercept, Poulson “raised concerns with his managers at Google after the Intercept revealed that the Internet giant was secretly developing a Chinese search app for Android devices.”

#WALKAWAY LEADER’S FACEBOOK BAN LIFTED, ONLY TO BECOME TARGET FOR LEFTIST HIT PIECE

from InfoWars:

Ban removed after appearing on Alex Jones’ show on Thursday

Facebook quietly lifted the ban on #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka shortly after his appearance on Thursday’s Alex Jones Show.

But instead of notifying Stroka first, the social media giant reportedly informed a reporter on the ban removal; the reporter then contacted Straka to push the narrative that he and conservatives like him were lying about social media bans.

Politicians Warn Spy Chief: There Is New Threat Called ‘Deep Fakes’

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

United States politicians are coming up with some wonderful descriptive terms to help use fear to get more restrictive laws passed.  Now lawmakers are warning the spy chief of a real threat called the “deep fakes.”

Thanks to modern technology, the U.S. government ruling class now has another scary fear-mongering problem they are dubbing “deep fakes.” Technology has reached a point where people can now create near-perfect faked videos of people saying things they never actually said, reported Tech Crunch. “Deep fakes” use existing footage mixed with artificial intelligence and machine learning to be made to look like, or at least come close to, the real thing.

WATCH: Innocent College Student Blows Up On Cops As They Kick in His Door Assault Him with AR-15s

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

An innocent Topeka college student was the victim of a violent no-knock SWAT raid which cops conducted without a warrant due to “exigent” circumstances.

Topeka, KS — The Topeka police department conducted a warrantless no-knock raid of a man’s apartment after someone reported seeing a Hispanic male with an AK-47. An entirely innocent man was shoved to the ground, held at gunpoint in his own home, and nearly killed because cops thought he may have “fit the description.” Naturally, this near-death experience at the hands of public servants infuriated the innocent man who held no punches when he voiced his complaint.

Google Isn’t Biased, Nor Do They Censor Conservative Voices – Just Ask Them

by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin:

Google Isn’t Biased, Nor Do They Censor Conservative Voices – Just Ask Them by Rory – The Daily Coin

Tucker Carlson, once again, one of very few voices in corporate media that speaks truth to power, addressed google censorship during his ongoing Tech Tyranny segment of the September 12 program. He aired a portion of the Breibart video where the google employees themselves explain to the world how they are leftist, so-called progressives that supported hillary’s bid for President.

THE GOOGLE TAPE: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Promised to Fight Fake News, Educate ‘Low Information Voters’

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

Seeking to reassure employees at a meeting following the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlined a range of responses to the election, including “educational tools” to reach what one participant described as “low-information voters.”
Just a few days after the election, the Google CEO can be heard promising to prevent alleged “fake news” from impacting future elections by investing in “machine learning and A.I.” Pichai also tells employees that the company’s D.C. office has already begun the work of “engaging with the transition team of the new administration.”

FACEBOOK SUSPENDS #WALKAWAY FOUNDER FOR MENTIONING ALEX JONES

by Jamie White, InfoWars:

Brandon Straka issued 30-day suspension ahead of WalkAway March on October 26-28

Facebook has slapped a 30-day suspension on #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka for simply mentioning Alex Jones.

Straka took to Twitter Wednesday to explain he’d been temporarily banned from Facebook ahead of the #WalkAway March on Washington next month, where thousands of disillusioned former Democrats are slated to rally together to show their disgust with the Democrat Party before the midterms.