Considering a journalism career? Forget about it, professors advise

Considering a journalism career? Forget about it, professors advise

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2019 With social media monopolies driving privately-owned media out of business, journalism professors are advising their students to look for work outside of the news business. The practice of social media platforms of dismantling true journalism to protect their business models has created “the greatest assault on free speech in […]

On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre, social media joins CCP in suppressing protests

On 30th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre, social media joins CCP in suppressing protests

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2019 June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, when the Chinese government in a bloody and brutal crackdown sent troops to fire on students, activists and other people demonstrating for democracy and against the Communist Party. China’s government, per its usual conduct on the Tiananmen anniversary, […]

Silencing Trump: Facebook blocks White House social media director

Silencing Trump: Facebook blocks White House social media director

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2019 Facebook is blocking the White House digital director whose unofficial mandate is to do an end run on a media establishment propagating non-stop negative coverage of his boss. On March 18, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. was temporarily blocked from making public Facebook comments. President Donald […]

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Seoul’s media crackdown prompts statement from Foreign Correspondents’ Club

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2019 Media outlets and free speech advocates in South Korea are criticizing a move by the government of leftist President Moon Jae-In to introduce a system which could block YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple, Netflix, and other online and social network services. South Korean conservatives have complained of government […]

Report: Google will ‘shift toward censorship’ to appease China

Report: Google will ‘shift toward censorship’ to appease China

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 Google is likely to willfully comply with censorship demands to gain a foothold in countries with authoritarian governments, a leaked document says. “The Good Censor” document concludes that Google “will have to continue its move towards censorship if it wishes to appease national governments and continue its global expansion. It […]

Report: Google’s HR ordered deletion of China memo after furious execs learned it was circulating

Report: Google’s HR ordered deletion of China memo after furious execs learned it was circulating

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2018 Google employees were told to delete a memo which leaked details about the tech giant’s plans to launch a search engine in China which will comply with Beijing’s rigid censorship demands, a report said. “The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, […]

Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 Barack Obama re-entered the political arena in a Sept. 7 speech in Illinois where the former president bashed his successor, attempted to take credit for President Donald Trump’s economy, and slammed Benghazi “conspiracy theories.” “The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. […]

Trump to ‘masters of the universe’: Un-American to silence conservative voices

Trump to ‘masters of the universe’: Un-American to silence conservative voices

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2018 President Donald Trump on Aug. 30 warned America’s tech giants, who have been termed “masters of the universe,” against censoring conservative voices. “I’ve made it clear that we as a country cannot tolerate political censorship, blacklisting, and rigged search results,” Trump said in calling out companies such as Google, […]

Top Google News story on Aug. 28? CNN saying Google News isn’t ‘rigged’

Top Google News story on Aug. 28? CNN saying Google News isn’t ‘rigged’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 CNN, one of the top beneficiaries of what President Donald Trump called a “rigged” Google News system in favor of “fake news,” found itself once again on top of the Google News search with an Aug. 28 report – on how Google News isn’t “rigged.” When users visited the […]

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2018 A dozen of the largest U.S. tech companies sent representatives to a private meeting on Aug. 24 to discuss how to handle warring political digital media strategies ahead of the 2018 midterms. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited the companies, which include Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to […]