“I see YouTube’s censorship and allegations of hate speech as a pure ‘quality stamp’ of my message.”

Voice Of Europe – MAY 16, 2018

A video of the Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party, was taken down by YouTube for ‘hate speech’. Youtube has now even threatened to remove the party’s entire user account, Sweden’s Fria Tider reports.

It was during Monday evening that the AfS’s party leader, Gustav Kasselstrand, published a video of the weekend’s Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, where one person was killed and several were injured.

Kasselstrand said, among other things, that he wants to expel all 2,000 Islamists. In just a few hours, the movie received thousands of views. But now YouTube has taken down the video, calling it “hate speech”.

“I see YouTube’s censorship and allegations of hate speech as a pure ‘quality stamp’ of my message. Nevertheless, it is problematic that, as a party leader for a fast-growing party in Sweden, I cannot convey my views on social media”, says Gustav Kasselstrand about the removed film.

Kasselstrand continues:

“The monopoly of social media giants gives private companies control over freedom of expression in social media, a platform that is so important that it can be seen as the equivalent of our time like the ancient forum.”

It is not the first time Kasselstrand was censored. Even his podcast “The cooked frog” was closed down last year from Soundcloud on arbitrary grounds, he says.

IT’S OFFICIAL POLICY=> FACEBOOK Is Censoring Conservatives in POLAND too!



By Jim Hoft

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube — They are hiding conservative stories on Google — They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

This was after Facebook announced it was losing 50,000,000 user hours a day in the previous quarter.

The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing Newsand several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.

In 2016 we were one of the few conservative sites that supported candidate Trump – along with Breitbart, The Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.  We are proud of our efforts to report the truth that led to Trump’s historic win.

In 2017 Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source in the 2016 election.

Because of this we were targeted and have seen our numbers related to Facebook and Twitter decline dramatically.

The Gateway Pundit does not rely on Facebook for our traffic numbers.

Still, we saw a significant drop in Facebook traffic in the last month.
And this past weekend Facebook shut down our traffic stream from the social media platform.

This is corrupt, if not criminal, behavior.

Meanwhile, liberal sites are doing fine.

And it’s not happening here in the just US — Facebook is doing the same thing in POLAND!

From Voice of Europe:

The Polish government is creating a group designed to fight the unequal treatment of social media users. They claim they realise that ‘right-wing users’ are being discriminated online.

A working group will be created by Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs. The ministry claims that they are already in touch with Facebook about the issue.

The minister of the department, Marek Zagórski, says he wants to fight the unequal treatment of right-wing sympathisers on social media. Therefore, a team is to be created that will ensure that users are not suspended by Facebook.


Facebook says it tracks non-users but doesn’t ‘sell people’s data’


If you have logged out of your Facebook account – or have never even had one – the US social network giant is still keeping close tabs on you, tracking every virtual move, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

David Baser, the company’s product management director, admitted in a recent blog post that Facebook receives data about visitors to any websites that use the so-called “social plugins,” such as “Like” and “Share” buttons.

“When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you’re logged out or don’t have a Facebook account,” Baser said in the blogpost on Monday. He rushed to emphasize, however, that this is how the modern internet works and that all companies, including Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn operate in a similar way, while Google has a popular analytics service. Besides, Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer plugin features and thus collect user information, he noted.

“These companies — and many others — also offer advertising services. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them.”

Facebook collects user and non-user internet protocol (IP) addresses, as well as information about the browser and the operating system they are using. The company also tracks the “identifiers that websites use to know if you’ve visited before,”commonly known as cookies.

“I want to be clear: We don’t sell people’s data,” Baser stressed. The company insists there are only “three main ways” in which Facebook uses the information it gets from other websites and apps: “providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services.”

Privacy concerns have plagued Facebook after it acknowledged last month that information about millions of users was shared with consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Grilled by US lawmakers for almost five hours on Wednesday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook collects “data on people who are not signed up for Facebook,”adding that this is done “for security purposes” only.

“You’ve said everyone controls their data, but you’re collecting data on people that are not even Facebook users who have never signed a consent, a privacy agreement,” Zuckerberg’s questioner, Representative Ben Lujan, a New Mexico Democrat, hit back, notingthat the practice creates “shadow profiles.”

Zuckerberg maintained, however, that Facebook does not sell anyone’s data and that users can control who has access to whatever they share via “inline” settings. Facebook is not listening in on users, he noted, after Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana) presented him with several personal anecdotes suggesting otherwise.

“Facebook doesn’t do this, and I’m not familiar with companies that do either,” Zuckerberg said“We’re not collecting any information verbally,” and “don’t have anything that’s trying to listen to what’s going on in the background.”

And yet, critics argue that Zuckerberg has not said enough about the extent of data gathering and its use. “It’s not clear what Facebook is doing with that information,” said Chris Calabrese, vice president for policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington advocacy group.

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YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups

Google violates child protection laws by collecting data from, and advertising to, children under 13, according to a complaint lodged with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by a coalition of child protection and privacy groups.

The groups allege that Google, YouTube’s parent organization, gathers data from tens of millions of children under 13 in the US alone. Google does this knowingly, and without asking for parental consent first – a violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The advocacy groups, which include the Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), and the Consumer Watchdog, are pressing the FTC to sanction Google for these alleged privacy violations.

“For years, Google has abdicated its responsibility to kids and families by disingenuously claiming YouTube – a site rife with popular cartoons, nursery rhymes, and toy ads – is not for children under 13,” said Josh Golin, CCFC director. “Google profits immensely by delivering ads to kids and must comply with COPPA. It’s time for the FTC to hold Google accountable for its illegal data collection and advertising practices.”

“Just like Facebook, Google has focused its huge resources on generating profits instead of protecting privacy,” Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy added.

YouTube’s terms of service state that the website is not intended for children. However, it is used by around 80 percent of children in the US. Despite the launch of a separate, content-filtered “YouTube Kids”app in 2015, a study cited in the groups’ complaint found that only 24 percent of children who watch YouTube use the Youtube Kids app.

Some of the most popular channels on YouTube are explicitly directed at children. In the US, the second-most popular channel is Ryan ToysReview, which has more than 20 billion views and 12 million subscribers. “Ryan loves toys. Toys Review for kids by a kid! Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids!” This channel alone earned Google almost $5 million in advertising revenue last year, and it is just one of many.

Children-focused channels ChuChuTV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs and LittleBabyBum have over 25 billion views and over 25 million subscribers between them.

“The kids’ online advertising market is set to grow to $1.2 billion by 2019. YouTube accounts for over 30 percent of kids’ online time, creating a major opportunity for advertisers in the sector,” according to a 2017 report cited in the filing. Google’s advertising service, Adwords, allows advertisers to take advantage of this lucrative demographic by using keywords like “kid,” “child,” or “toy.”

Under Google’s privacy policy, which also applies to YouTube, users consent to sharing some personal data, including their phone number, device ID, and location. However, YouTube does not have a separate “prominent and clearly labeled”children’s privacy policy, which is a requirement under COPPA. And, while YouTube asks a user to verify their age before making an account, having an account is not necessary to watch videos on the site.

The filing recommends that the “FTC should enjoin Google from committing further violations of COPPA, impose effective means for monitoring compliance, and assess substantial civil penalties.” COPPA violators can be fined $41,484 per violation, a bill that would cost Google into the tens of billions were the complaint to be upheld.

5 Shocking Facts About You That Anyone Can Find Online

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By The Free Thought Project

If you’re an American citizen, then the government has a personal file on you. Think of it like your permanent record from your grade school days. These records contain highly sensitive personal information about you such as where you live, your contact info, your relatives and associates, arrest records, and even speeding tickets. But what many people don’t know, is that this information is all considered “public record,”—and anyone can access it.

Now, a controversial new site is taking things a step further by gathering these records together and posting them online, so anyone with a computer and Internet access can see them.

You’re probably wondering what exactly is in your public file that other people can access. Brace yourself because this information goes A LOT deeper than you’d think.

Here are 5 shocking personal details about you that are online right now that anyone can access through just a quick online background check.

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1) Personal Information

One of the reasons these online background check sites are so popular, is because they can uncover a shocking amount of personal information on just about anyone. Here are just some examples of what might come up.

  • Your full name
  • A complete history of where you’ve lived, including past and current addresses (it even has pictures of your house!! and detailed info about your neighborhood)
  • An estimate of your home’s value
  • Your birthdate
  • Your age
  • Your astrological sign
  • Your relatives and associates
  • Your close friends (this can also include current and former boyfriends and girlfriends, anyone who you’ve had close ties to can appear on this list)

But that’s not all. This site could even pull up contact info like your phone number. If someone were trying to hide from you, it’d be impossible once you looked them up on this site. It’s actually a little scary to think about how much of your personal data is out there on the Internet for almost anyone to find.

Click here to see how exposed you are.

2) Online Activity And Accounts

Believe it or not, personal information is just one section of a report—there’s a lot more that comes after it. This site scours the deep web to uncover details about your online activity. It can find profiles you’ve made on social media platforms, pull up accounts you’ve created on dating sites, and more. Your usernames, photos and videos of you, and more could all be uncovered in just seconds.

In addition to your online activity, this website could reveal things on the Internet you don’t even remember posting – like those embarrassing photos from high school you forgot about. Has someone tagged you in a photo or posted a video of you somewhere without letting you know? Don’t you want to see what’s out there about you? I know I would.

Protect your online reputation today, and see what’s on the Internet about you!

3) Driving Tickets

Ever been issued a speeding ticket? Or maybe you were caught running a red light? Hardly anyone has a squeaky clean driving record. (I know I’ve definitely been busted for doing a California stop a few times.) Well, those traffic tickets you’ve racked up over the years could be part of your permanent, public file. Anyone who runs an online background check on you might be able to find them!

Are your traffic tickets posted online? Click here to find out.

4) Criminal Records

If you’ve ever been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime, those records are all part of your public file, too. Even if it was just a minor offense, like jaywalking or violating an open container law it could show up if someone looked you up. Any sort of criminal history you might have, from a DUI, to misdemeanors, to felonies could be in your background report for ANYONE to see.

Would you pass a background check? Find out here.

5) Professional Licenses

Certain types of professional licenses issued to you by the government are a matter of public record. Specifically, FAA and DEA licenses can also be included in a background report.

Just imagine how much of your personal information could be posted online for other people to see. Knowing what’s in your online background report is crucial to protecting yourself, your family, and your reputation in this day and age.

You need to know what your background check will reveal. You’ll never know until you do a search.

Don’t ignore your online reputation any longer. I urge you to take the next 5 minutes and do a search on yourself to find out once and for all what your report says about you.

Do a search now to find out what public records will reveal about you. Other people may have already looked you up. Don’t you want to know what they found? Find out today!

To start your search, click here.