A “Syrian Rebels” forum on Reddit has chosen to once again host a question and answer session with a “journalist” who worked for an extremist television channel in the United Kingdom and has been accused by mainstream media reporters of being an Al-Qaeda affiliate.
An investigation has revealed that terror groups operating out of Syria have taken to Reddit, utilizing the online messageboard as a forum for individuals who support Islamic terror groups operating inside Syria. Disobedient Media has determined that the subreddit r/SyrianRebels lists at least one moderator who appears to support extremist-aligned groups in Syria and has recently announced that they will host an “Ask Me Anything” session with a senior Al-Qaeda militant in charge of media outreach for the terror group. Reddit has refused to remove the subreddit, claiming that it does not violate their site’s rules.
It’s the latest chapter of the long, documented saga of Reddit censorship against various forms of political speech over the past several years. In a humorous development, Reddit’s admin team has been caught censoring posts using the term “Rothschild.” Continue reading “Reddit Caught Censoring Posts Using The Term “Rothschild””
An attempt to share a 2-year-old article by CNBC has revealed what appears to be Facebook participation in minimizing comments made by Zuckerberg affirming his support for censorship on their platform. The article discussed comments picked up on a hot mic during a conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Zuckerberg where Merkel asked Zuckerberg to censor speech critical of immigrants and Zuckerberg agreed to do so. The decision by Facebook to censor news content online pertaining to comments made by their CEO raises questions about their commitment to transparency and free speech. Continue reading “Facebook Caught Auto-Censoring Controversial Content About Merkel, Zuckerberg”
We’re no longer living in the 1990’s and the age of computer science major-driven startups which various entrepreneurs grew out of their garages to become transnational conglomerates. Tech groups now permeate every aspect of our lives. Their products document our day to day existence, they keep us in instant touch with each other and follow most of us around in our pockets. It’s an exciting change in humanity’s existence with potential for both great good, and great evil as well.
As these corporations have grown, however, they seem to have forgotten their initial dedication to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and freedom of speech. Ramping up to a new level of intensity during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the online censorship which some have argued should be an expected “price of admission” users must pay to use social media. But others do not share that view, and the numbers show it. Continue reading “Gab CCO Utsav Sanduja On Censorship, Monopolistic Abuse And Social Media’s Human Rights Potential”