Tag: free speech

Whatsapp Rejects Indian Government Blackmail as The Real Issues of Violence Remain Unaddressed

Earlier this week, India issued an ultimatum to the CEO of the popular digital messenger service Whatsapp should it wish to continue operating in India where the app has a substantial customer base. According to Indian Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, “I suggested three points. First — WhatsApp must have a grievance […]

American Tech Giants Declare War on Alex Jones – Yet Jones Blames China For His Predicament

In an unprecedented move by four major tech companies, the popular American political commentator, self-described patriot and much maligned so-called conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was simultaneously banned from Facebook, Apple’s podcast listing service, the Google owned Youtube video platform and the Spotify music and podcast streaming service. The move was […]

EU Parliament Rejects Draconian Copyright Proposals in Major Victory For Free Speech Activists

After campaigns from multiple free speech activists, hi-tech innovators and artists ranging from world-wide-web inventor Tim Berners-Lee to Paul McCartney of The Beatles, the Parliament of the European Union has rejected new copyright proposals and has sent the entire issue back to the drawing board will new and revised proposals will […]

If China or Russia Did to Internet Freedoms What Europe is About to do, There Would be Pan-Western Condemnation

  The Parliament of the European Union (EU) will soon vote on new proposals regarding digital copyright laws which will effect social media outlets, major digital publishers and outlets, non-corporate/private sector digital publishers and outlets, not for profit digital publishers and outlets and even individual social media users. The new […]

A Rational Pro-Muslim View on The Tommy Robinson Scandal

The international media, particularly in the United States, has taken an interest in a current scandal involving Tommy Robinson – the pseudonym used by a UK activist called Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon. Before delving into the significance and or lack thereof regarding the current scandal, it is imperative to offer background information about […]

Philippine “Fact-Checkers”: Who’s Watching The Watchmen?

The Philippine government is concerned that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with two anti-government media outlets will lead to more suppression, smearing, and censorship of President Duterte’s policies on social media.   Philippine President Duterte has complained that Facebook’s “fact-checking” partnership with Rappler IQ and VERA Files – two anti-government media outlets […]