Elon Musk: Big Tech Is Now ‘De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech’

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, indicated on Monday that Big Tech is now the “de facto arbiter of free speech,” referring to their recent move to ban President Donald Trump. “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech,” Musk wrote on

Free Speech Platform Gab Reports 753 Percent Increase in Traffic in 24 Hours

Social media platform Gab reported on Saturday a huge increase in traffic as users migrate from Twitter amid widespread bans. “Our traffic is up 753% in the past 24 hours. Tens of millions of visits,” Gab said in a social media statement, responding to a user who said he wasn’t able to make an account.

Leaked Documents Reveal Chinese Regime’s Orders to Steal Foreign Technologies

A series of leaked government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times reveal that Chinese authorities have funded projects that are aimed at obtaining foreign advanced technologies through partnerships with international research institutions. Public records show that China’s Ministry of Science and Technology is behind the efforts. Budget for ‘Transferring’ Foreign Technologies Hebei International Talent

Facebook Fact-Checker Funded by Chinese Money Through TikTok

While Facebook portrays its army of fact-checkers as independent, the money behind at least one carries a distinct taint. One such fact-checker, Lead Stories, is partly paid through a partnership with TikTok, a social media platform run by a Chinese company that owes its allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). TikTok currently is being probed by U.S.

YouTube Starts Removing Election Fraud Content; Experts Say It’s Unprecedented

YouTube announced on Dec. 9 that the company will immediately start removing content pertaining to alleged “widespread fraud or errors” that took place in this year’s presidential election, a move that experts say is unprecedented in its scope and warned such censorship could trickle into every other major platform. In a statement, the video-sharing platform

Facebook Removed ‘Stop the Steal’ Group to Prevent ‘Violence or Civil Unrest’: Zuckerberg

The Facebook group where supporters of President Donald Trump discussed allegations of voter fraud and organized rallies across the country was purged from the platform in an effort to prevent “violence or civil unrest,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. Zuckerberg, alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about their companies’ actions around the presidential

Google Has Power to Shift Millions of Votes Through Targeted Messaging: Dr. Robert Epstein

Big Tech companies such Google and Facebook have enormous power to shift people’s opinions and voting preferences through manipulation of the content of their home pages that users see on screens of their devices, without people knowing, said Dr. Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California. “I

Authoritarianism and the Future of Technology

Commentary Scarcely a day goes beyond without another warning about how technology is transforming our lives, economies, and world. Innovation has become a central theme for national governments the world over, with hundreds of billions of dollars being invested in nanotechnology, IT, biotechnology, information management systems, e-commerce, 3D printing, and alternative energy technologies. In an age of

China’s Quantum Communication Industry Appears to Be a Big Failure

Commentary The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s 13th Five-Year Plan is going to conclude this year. For the first time, quantum communications was part of the plan, and it was even listed as the second largest strategic emerging industry and a government-sponsored R&D project. But the project is likely to fail and is going to be a big

Leaked Documents Show How Chinese Regime Monitors Dissidents with Facial Recognition Tech

In mainland China, facial recognition-enhanced surveillance cameras and other equipment are ubiquitous in cities and towns. The technology is installed inside stores, cafeterias, and banks for making payments or to access office buildings and airports. Internal Chinese government documents has revealed more details about authorities’ plans to monitor citizens on a large scale—including dissidents. The Epoch

Facebook Fact-Checkers Dominated by Left-Leaning Funding, Personnel, Organizations

While social media giant Facebook portrays its fact-checking feature as neutral and independent, the personnel, funding streams, and credentialing mechanism behind the participating organizations indicates otherwise. Facebook launched the fact-checking feature shortly after Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016. It says it has since partnered with more than 50 fact-checking organizations around the world. Only a handful

How Chinese Data Trove on 2 Million People Serves Beijing’s Unrestricted Warfare

News Analysis A Chinese database containing the personal information of millions of people around the globe was recently leaked to Western media, offering a glimpse into the regime’s vast data harvesting campaign targeting foreigners. A private Chinese company, Shenzhen Zhenhua Data Technology, had amassed a database with files on 2.4 million people, compiled mostly from

Hackers From China, Russia, Iran Targeting US Election: Microsoft

Microsoft said Thursday that hackers working for China, Russia, and Iran have recently ramped up their attacks, targeting the U.S. election as Election Day approaches. Tom Burt, the firm’s vice president of customer security and trust, wrote that there has been an increase in hackers going after both presidential candidates. “In recent weeks, Microsoft has detected

Five Eyes’ Nations Partner on Anti-Trust Issues, Google, Facebook

Competition watchdogs from the Five Eyes’ nations have signed a new agreement to cooperate across international borders, just as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) pursues a more stringent regulatory stance on global tech giants Google and Facebook. The Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities (MMAC), was signed between the ACCC and its United

Facebook Vows to Remove ‘Misinformation’ and ‘False Claims’ Ahead of Election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is going to crack down on “misinformation” because of concerns about people getting confused in the months leading up to the Nov. 3 presidential election. “This election is not going to be business as usual,” Zuckerberg said in a Sept. 3 post on his platform. “We all have a responsibility to

Life at Center of Earth

Increasing evidence has pointed to the existence of highly intelligent beings in the center of Earth. Likely the most significant discovery of the 20th century, much evidence was covered up by governments around the world for fear of “causing panic and controversy”. How does one enter the core of the earth? Is it solid or

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