DOWN THE ‘TUBEYouTube accused of CENSORSHIP over controversial new bid to ‘limit’ access to videos

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Jasper Hamill UK Sun YOUTUBE has been accused of censorship after introducing a controversial new policy designed to reduce the audience for videos deemed to be “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences”. The Google-owned video site is now putting videos into a “limited state” if they are deemed controversial enough […]

Netflix’s ‘Wormwood’ Spotlights CIA’s Secret LSD Mind Control Experiments

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Victoria Kim The Fix The upcoming Netflix docudrama dives deep into the conspiracy theory about the CIA’s attempt to develop tools for mind control. The CIA’s mind control experiments from the 1950s and 1960s—known as MK-ULTRA—are the subject of a new Netflix series that revisits the epic conspiracy theory. Wormwood is part […]

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

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AP BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors. Almost half of China‘s 730 million internet users use live […]

The European Union Wants to Censor Hate Speech on Social Media

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Scott Shackford| Reason In America, civil libertarians frequently have to remind citizens that there’s no “hate speech” exemption to the First Amendment. But our First Amendment doesn’t fly in Europe, and now the European Union (EU) may be about to mandate censorship rules for social media. EU ministers today approved […]

Facebook offering “vulnerable teens” to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon

Rob Beschizza BoingBoing Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it’s not the data that’s the problem, it’s how it could be “weaponized in ways those users cannot see, and […]