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Opinion

Opinion: America, It’s Time to Fight Back Against Left-Wing Social Media Companies

Silicon Valley is on the offensive. Leading up to Election Day, social media companies are weaponizing their platforms to undermine President Donald Trump and boost Joe Biden’s lackluster presidential campaign. Last week, Twitter blocked a New York Post story that dug into Biden’s dealings with a Ukrainian energy firm on behalf of his son, Hunter. According to recently revealed emails,

State

Maricopa official: Disinformation poses threat to election security

Election officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on securing the election. Michael Moore, information security officer for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, said “voter confidence is paramount,” but he worries that a breached social

COVID-19

‘We get more followers in times of crisis’: As pandemic limits in-person protests, organizers digitize activism

Civil rights marches. Anti-war protests. Rallies against gun violence. Public demonstrations historically have involved the “mass mobilization of bodies,” according to Tiera Rainey, program director for the Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund and an organizer with Black Lives Matter Tucson. But when the novel coronavirus struck, prompting warnings against crowds and close contact, Arizona’s

Politics

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay. The campaign was first reported by the Washington Post, which said Wednesday that Phoenix-based Turning Point Action recruited teenagers to take part in

Opinion

Llewellyn King: Save Disgusting Social Media From Censorship

I don’t know a lot about social media. I don’t know how it works technically. I don’t know why it is such a force in society. I don’t know why very prominent people like comedian Steve Martin, prognosticator Nate Silver and columnist Tom Friedman, who have plenty of outlets, tweet. I don’t know why people who are great company, need to post on

Politics

Biden Campaign Adviser in PA Called Women ‘Hoes’ and ‘B*tches’ on Social Media

A Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House, who is also an adviser to the Joe Biden presidential campaign, has a history of sexist and misogynistic tweets referring to women as “hoes” and “b*tches,” a review of his Twitter account by InsideSources reveals. Manuel Guzman Jr., is the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania House District 127 in

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