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Twitter CEO admits platform is left leaning after complaints tech giant gags conservative voices

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey admitted this that the social media powerhouse is “left-leaning” – but he stressed that the company operates without bias after complaints from conservatives that right-wing accounts are being silenced. Dorsey, appearing on CNN on Saturday, threw out suggestions made by US president Donald Trump that the social media company acts with bias to ban users. Twitter ...

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Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced

Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don’t think it was an accident. PragerU (short for Prager University, after its founder Dennis Prager) says nine of its posts reached none of its three million-odd followers, and at least two videos were ...

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Conservative Twitter voices say they are being attacked with malicious ‘abusive speech’ complaints

Several prominent journalists raised alarm at baseless complaints being sent to Twitter over stories on sensitive topics, such as the activities of British spy Christopher Steele, and links between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and China. Conservative newspaper Washington Examiner’s Byron York was reported for posting an apparently innocuous link to his own August 9 story, which exposed the lobbying work Steele, ...

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Roast until ready to apologize: Liberal actor faces ire for nice tweet about conservative pundit

Liberal actor Mark Duplass has been forced to apologise for a tweet praising conservative commentator Ben Shapiro as a “nice” person whose “intentions are good.” ‘The Mindy Project’ star directed his tweet to “fellow liberals” and advised them to follow Shapiro if they were interested in “crossing the aisle” and hearing opinions from those who disagree with them politically. Read ...

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‘Generally conservative’ candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist, nomination coming soon

President Donald Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court, telling reporters he plans to choose from among the five or so “generally conservative” finalists and announce the nominee by July 10. “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday, en route to his Bedminster, New Jersey ...

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Liberals are suddenly defending conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren. Here’s why.

Conservative commentator and all-around object of liberal hatred Tomi Lahren has found herself in a strange situation: liberals are suddenly defending her. Over the weekend, Lahren was at a restaurant in Minneapolis with her mother when a random diner who was irked by Lahren’s presence decided to chuck a glass of water at her. The incident was caught on camera ...

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Conservative student booed at graduation, chronicles 'harassment' at liberal college

A conservative student at a Massachusetts liberal arts college was booed by liberal students at her college graduation ceremony — and now she has chronicled the ‘harassment’ she said she faced as a student with conservative views. Kassy Dillon, who was a Republican student at Mount Holyoke College and the founder of the Lone Conservative website, decorated her graduation cap ...

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Twitter to de-rank ‘trolls,’ provokes conservative anger over ‘censorship’

Twitter’s announcement that it will limit the visibility of tweets from what it calls ‘troll accounts’ was met with anger by conservatives and free-speech advocates, who see it as another turn of the screw towards censorship. The platform’s new policy was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, which promises to make sweeping changes to the way conversations work. Twitter will ...

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Conservative pundits hammer Trump for US-led strikes in Syria

In the wake of US-led airstrikes against Syria following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, many of US President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters have vehemently criticized the action. Conservative writers, bloggers and newscasters that have long stood by Trump are abandoning the president in the wake of his latest intervention in Syria for breaking one of his main ...

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YouTube says it ‘accidentally’ shut down conservative channels

YouTube has said its removals of right-wing video channels were a mistake, something conservative users are finding hard to believe. YouTube blamed the blunder on the inexperience of its newly hired force of moderators. “As we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken ...

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