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Texas Bill Aimed at Big Tech Censorship Likely to Pass

After being halted by Democrat lawmakers’ boycott of the state legislature earlier this year, a bill aimed at reining in Big Tech censorship introduced by Republican lawmakers in Texas looks set to pass.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Facebook to Reduce Visibility of Political Posts

Facebook will adjust its algorithm to reduce the visibility of political posts, according to a report in Axios, a move that will hurt the top-performing political pages on the platform — most of which are conservative.

Mark Zuckerberg Smiles during testimony (Pool/Getty)

YouTube: Censorship Is ‘Good for Business’

The head of product for Google-owned YouTube, Neal Mohan, told Axios there is no conflict between content moderation and profits, and in fact that censoring and demonetizing content is good for business.

Google boss Sundar Pichai is masked up ( Drew Angerer /Getty)

YouTube Censors Michelle Malkin over Mask Mandates Clip

Conservative author and journalist Michelle Malkin has been censored on YouTube over a video highlighting opposition to mask mandates, in what the Google-owned platform said was a violation of its “medical misinformation” policy.

MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Columnist Michelle Malkin speaks at the International Innovators Forum at the Fight for Social Justice and Human Rights on November 4, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for International Innovators of Justice/American Justice Alliance)

Report: Facebook Buried Viewership Stats About Vaccine Death Story

Facebook buried data showing that a story reported in establishment news outlets about the death of a healthy doctor who took Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was the most-viewed on the platform in the first quarter of 2021, according to a report in the New York Times.

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)

Facebook Caves, Bans Accounts Identified by White House

Facebook has taken action against the so-called “disinformation dozen,” a set of accounts publicly identified by the Biden White House as responsible for the majority of alleged coronavirus “disinformation” on the platform.

Mark Zuckerberg stumped by question

Rand Paul Blasts YouTube for Censorship of His Coronavirus Remarks

YouTube has issued the account of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a licensed doctor, with a one-week suspension for discussing the coronavirus pandemic and the United States’ response to it. Paul blasted the company in a company, saying: “YouTube now thinks they are smart enough and godly enough that they can oversee speech, even constitutionally protected speech.”

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Bokhari: Are The Tech Giants Afraid of Something?

Over the past three weeks, some of the most powerful tech companies in the world have taken a number of steps — unprecedented even by their standards — to monitor their users.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple testifies to Congress