Category Archives: Censorship

Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog

Economic Collapse | February 12, 2015

By Michael Snyder

The control freaks that run our government always seem to want to “regulate” things that they do not like.  And so it should be no surprise that there is a renewed push to regulate independent news websites. 

Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for ‘merely linking to hacked material’

The Guardian | January 22, 2015

The journalist and former Anonymous member is also ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in what he calls a ‘dangerous precedent’ for indicting hacktivists

Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

Reuters | January 20, 2015

By Alexei Oreskovic

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.

Government should have no role in running of BBC World Service, says John Birt

The Guardian | December 18, 2014

John Birt, the former director general of the BBC, has said the government should no longer have any say in the running of the World Service after its funding was taken over by the BBC.

Facebook data requests from world governments climb by 24pc

Silicon Republic | November 5, 2014

Social network Facebook’s second report charting data requests from world governments has shown that across the board, requests have increased by 24pc, with requests from Ireland also having increased.

Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

Politico | November 3, 2014

By RACHAEL BADE

A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules.

Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer

New York Post | October 27, 2014

By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.