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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News based in Ireland covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact him via secure email at the address lucasnolan@protonmail.com

Articles by Lucas Nolan

Tech Company Already Named ‘Meta’ Lashes Out at Facebook, Ridicules Company

Tech giant Facebook is receiving backlash from yet another tech firm with the name Meta over attempts by Mark Zuckerberg’s company to take over the name with its recent Meta rebrand. A chicag0-based tech firm named Meta Company claims that the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe are “fixated on domination.”

Mark Zuckerberg introduces Meta (Facebook)

Bouncer and Banhammer: Facebook’s Internal Terms for Censoring Users Exposed

As further internal Facebook documents leak, internal company code words and terms used to refer to users and issues have been revealed. Some of the 35 internal terms revealed relate specifically to censoring and punishing users, such as “bouncer,” which is an internal tool used by the company’s “integrity team” to crack down on pages or lists of users.

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Pot Calls Kettle Black: Former Google Boss Eric Schmidt Attacks Facebook’s Hunger for Profit

Former Google boss Eric Schmidt claimed in a recent interview that tech giant Facebook “knew what it was doing,” by prioritizing profit over user health. According to Schmidt, who oversaw the growth of Google into a notoriously monopolistic giant intent on controlling the internet and censoring speech, Faceook “went a little too far on the revenue side and not enough on the judgment side.”

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Zuckerberg Mentor Roger McNamee Calls for Criminal Probe of Facebook

At this year’s Web Summit conference, early Facebook investor and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, Roger McNamee, called for a criminal probe into Facebook. One of McNamee’s six proposed criminal investigations of Mark Zuckerberg’s company is that the company “allowed human trafficking on its platform and was ‘paid to enable it to happen.'”

Mark Zuckerberg frowning

Google Leftists Throw Temper Tantrum over Company Chasing Pentagon Contracts

Google is reportedly attempting to win a new Pentagon cloud-computing contract but is receiving heavy internal criticism from the Alphabet Worker’s Union. Leftist employees have regularly fought their employer’s efforts to work with the government of the United States while mostly remaining silent about efforts like “Project Dragonfly,” which was to be a heavily censored search engine designed to please the Chinese communist government.

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Slate: Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Metaverse’ Is Just a More Efficient Way to Spy on People

In a recent article, left-wing Slate notes that Facebook’s attempt to rebrand itself as “Meta” and focus on a digital “metaverse” does not change the fact that the company’s primary goal is to collect as much personal information about users as possible. The company promises freedom with its new technology, but according to Slate, it amounts to a “high-tech medical exam.”

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg askew on a TV

Elon Musk Deletes Jokes About Naming University ‘T.I.T.S.’ After Backlash

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently deleted a joke posted to Twitter proposing the name of a Texas university after being accused of sexism. Musk claimed that he would name his university the “Texas Institute of Technology & Science,” or T.I.T.S. for short. Musk claimed that the school would have “epic merch” and would be “universally admired.”

Elon Musk strikes a pose

Report: Facebook Was Hiring Developers to Target Children as Young as Six

According to recently leaked internal documents, tech giant Facebook has been hiring employees to develop products targeting children as young as six in an effort to expand the company’s userbase. The company remains defiant about its plan to target children with new products, saying in a statement: “Considering that our competitors are doing the same thing, it would actually be newsworthy if Facebook didn’t do this work.”

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (House Energy and Commerce Committee via AP)

Meta Trouble: Mark Zuckerberg’s Renaming of Facebook Met with Jeers

Tech giant Facebook has rebranded itself with a new name, calling itself “Meta,” in a move that shows the company’s new focus on virtual reality. The Internet is having a field day picking on the odd name and Mark Zuckerberg’s even odder announcement video.

Mark Zuckerberg looking perturbed

Report: FTC Investigates Facebook over Disclosures of Platform’s Negative Effects on Teens

According to recent reports, staffers at the Federal Trade Commission have begun looking into disclosures that Facebook’s internal research identified negative effects from its products. In particular, company researchers found Instagram to be extremely toxic for teenage girls, with one researcher writing: “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls.”

Mark Zuckerberg discusses Instagram

‘Headwinds:’ Facebook Blame Apple’s iPhone Privacy Policy for Sluggish Ad Sales

During its recent earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that Apple’s privacy rules are “negatively affecting” the social media giant’s sales growth. Zuckerberg continued Facebook’s line of attack on Apple, reiterating his claim that consumer-friendly privacy policies don’t only impact the Masters of the Universe, but also small businesses.

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)