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Free Speech Is Dead in Canada: The Persecution of Christian Activist Bill Whatcott

Posted by M. C. on January 15, 2019

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/free_speech_is_dead_in_canada_the_persecution_of_christian_activist_bill_whatcott.html

By Amy Contrada

In the past year, I witnessed two frightening assaults on free speech by a kangaroo “justice” system.  This wasn’t in some banana republic, North Korea, or China; it was in Canada.  These were gut-wrenching experiences for me.

These stories from Canada are potent warnings to the U.S.

If Congress and more states pass anti-discrimination “equality” laws giving special protection to LGBTQ identities, “hate speech” prosecutions and compelled speech will surely follow.

There can be no doubt of that, given the LGBT-driven lawsuits we have already seen against florists, bakers, and wedding photographers.  The Civil Rights Commission of Colorado has tried to compel speech from Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop.  We’re seeing numerous battles over bathroom use and forced use of silly pronouns in our mediacolleges, and public schools.  The EEOC already interprets Title VII (employment) to protect employees from “sexual orientation” discrimination.

So, we’re already on that totalitarian road; Canada is just farther along.

An Enemy of the Canadian State

The victim of Canada’s repressive “injustice” system is Bill Whatcott, a pro-family born-again Christian activist.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Berkeley scientists developing artificial intelligence tool to combat ‘hate speech’ on social media

Posted by M. C. on December 17, 2018

Berkeley developing a “hate index” algorithm that could censor and perhaps ruin your reputation.

Getting a warm fuzzy? Me neither.

BERKELEY! They ARE the haters.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/berkeley-scientists-developing-artificial-intelligence-tool-to-combat-hate-speech-on-social-media/

DANIEL PAYNE – ASSISTANT EDITOR

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify “hate speech” on social media, a program that researchers hope will out-perform human beings in identifying bigoted comments on Twitter, Reddit and other online platforms.

Scientists at Berkeley’s D-Lab “are working in cooperation with the [Anti-Defamation League] on a ‘scalable detection’ system—the Online Hate Index (OHI)—to identify hate speech,” the Cal Alumni Association reports

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

Posted by M. C. on November 6, 2018

The effort to silence “hate speech” is not just about outlawing racist, sexist, or anti-Semitic speech. The real goal is to discredit, and even criminalize, criticism of the welfare-warfare state by redefining such criticism as “hate.”

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/november/05/censorship-and-gun-control-will-not-make-us-safe/

By Ron Paul

Some social media sites, particularly Facebook and Twitter, are eager to silence not just bigots but those using their platforms to advocate for liberty. Facebook has recently banned a number of libertarian pages— including Cop Block, a site opposing police misconduct. Twitter has also banned a number of conservatives and libertarians, as well as critics of American foreign policy. Some libertarians say we should not get upset as these are private companies exercising private property rights. However, these companies are working with government and government-funded entities such as the Atlantic Council, a group funded by NATO and the military-industrial complex, to determine who should and should not be banned.

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I Was Banned for Life From Twitter | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. on August 10, 2018

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/i-was-banned-for-life-from-twitter/

By PETER VAN BUREN

When I was in Iran, the government there blocked Twitter, effectively deciding for an entire nation what they cannot read. In America, Twitter itself purges users, effectively deciding for an entire nation what they cannot read. It matters little whose hand is on the switch: government or corporate, the end result is the same. This is the America I always feared I’d see…

The government remains a real threat to free speech. But there is another menace now: corporate censorship, often dressed up in NewSpeak terms like “deplatforming,” restricting “hate speech” and “fake news,” and “terms of service.” This isn’t entirely new: corporations have always done as they please with speech. Our protection against corporate overreach used to rely on an idea Americans once held dear, best expressed as “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.” This ethos was core to our democracy: everyone supports the right of others to throw their ideas into the marketplace, where an informed people push bad ideas away with good ones. That system more or less worked for 240 years… Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Algorithm Flags The Declaration Of Independence As “Hate Speech”

Posted by M. C. on July 5, 2018

Zuckerberg and his minions making sure we have (their version of) the truth.

https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/facebook-algorithm-flags-the-declaration-of-independence-as-hate-speech_07042018

Mac Slavo

…Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platforms have been actively engaged in the censorship of what they believe to be fake news and information. Often spearheaded by third-party review organizations known to have biased views, there have been countless examples of unpopular speech and commentary that has seen its distribution suppressed or outright banned.

…To give you an idea of the kind of automation in play and what words and ideas are being identified Read the rest of this entry »

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Wellesley College Student Newspaper Endorses Violence

Posted by M. C. on April 17, 2017

http://news.valubit.com/wellesley-college-student-newspaper-endorses-violence-against-unpopular-speech/

As for speakers and student who do not conform to what the paper deems acceptable speech, the editorial says violence may be justified.

“(I)f people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted,” the editorial states.

In other words, if we don’ t like what you say it is hate and we hate you for it.

I am guessing anything hinting at being pro white or pro western culture is in Wellesley crosshairs.

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