TWEXIT: Twitter fact-checks Trump, sparks revolution

TWEXIT: Twitter fact-checks Trump, sparks revolution

FPI / May 28, 2020 The Twexit has begun. Having censored conservative voices for years, Twitter “removed any remaining doubt” as to its “rigid leftwing ideology” in its “fact checking” of President Donald Trump by leftist media outlets CNN and The Washington Post, said John Matze, CEO of the new Parler app. Twitter labeled two […]

China doubles down on coronavirus secrecy

China doubles down on coronavirus secrecy

FPI / February 5, 2020 Following a Feb. 3 high-level meeting, China’s leaders reportedly called for stricter controls on information relating to the coronavirus outbreak. During the early stages of the outbreak, China was criticized for suppressing vital information about the deadly virus which many analysts said contributed to the devastating epidemic. At the Feb. […]

Norwegian library won’t bow to China, refuses to remove book on Falun Gong

Norwegian library won’t bow to China, refuses to remove book on Falun Gong

by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2020 Citing the country’s free speech rights, a library in Norway is refusing to give in to communist China’s demands to remove a book that is censored in China, a report said. The coaches and managers of a Chinese Olympics ski team that was training in Norway requested that the […]

China’s live feed from Dem debate went dark during Xinjiang question

China’s live feed from Dem debate went dark during Xinjiang question

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2019 Earlier this year, Democrats introduced the so-called “For the People Act” which critics say proposed government censorship of political speech which is protected by the First Amendment. On Dec. 19, Democrats themselves got a taste of what government censorship of political speech looks like when China’s censors cut the […]

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, […]