Netizen Report: If Protecting Your Privacy is “Part of a Conspiracy,” Then We’re All in Big Trouble

Netizen Report: If Protecting Your Privacy is “Part of a Conspiracy,” Then We’re All in Big Trouble By Netizen Report Team The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from April 04 – April 19, 2019. On April 11, two arrests were made in cases that could set game-changing legal precedents threatening online privacy and free speech protections. The first case made headlines worldwide: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested…

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Orwellian Hate Crime Database to Be Set Up For Thought Criminals in Michigan

Orwellian Hate Crime Database to Be Set Up For Thought Criminals in Michigan Op-Ed by Joe Wright Only in a world where the novel 1984 has become the evening news can we get a state’s Attorney General working with the Department of Civil Rights to create a database for people committing “hate and bias incidents that don’t rise to the level of a crime or civil infraction.” This “hate crimes unit” apparently comes on the advice of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which issued a report about a rise…

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The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals

The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals By Elias Atienza The free speech wars flared up again in March when President Donald Trump signed an executive order tying federal research funding to protections for free speech on college campuses. Many conservatives see the free speech battle as a partisan affair, with endless media coverage of leftist protesters shouting down speakers or shutting down venues. But this narrative doesn’t tell the entire story: free speech is under attack from the right, too. Free Speech Is a Two-Way…

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How Universal Basic Income Could Be Used to Suppress Free Speech

How Universal Basic Income Could Be Used to Suppress Free Speech By Nathan A. Kreider Fears of job loss through automation have fueled advocacy for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in recent years. Now that presidential candidate Andrew Yang has qualified for the first Democratic presidential debate, we can be confident that UBI will be a popular topic in the race for the presidency. Advocates for UBI describe it as an alternative to the bloated bureaucracy of the current welfare system. For this reason, the debate on UBI is largely…

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NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For “Possessing” Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, “Dissenter” Banned By Tyler Durden New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law. Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the…

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Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate By Truthstream Media This is a much bigger issue beyond whether or not you are “pro” or “anti” vaccines. It’s a larger situation about free speech in a society where the public square has gone digital, and major corporations, political leaders, and so-called scientific “experts” are going to start deciding what people are allowed to see, discuss, and know. If you don’t share this one, it’s probably going to get buried. Note — Just in case, our backup channel on Vimeo is…

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An Apparent Dichotomy Exists Between Corporate & Government Free Speech Censorship

An Apparent Dichotomy Exists Between Corporate & Government Free Speech Censorship Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution Question 1 How come corporations—especially Internet telecommunications networks and their owners, social networks and self-appointed left-wing activist censors, can curtail and abridge…

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Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia

Conspiracy Researcher David Icke Banned From Speaking In Australia Editor’s Note: As the social media and big tech purge of independent voices continues, entire supposedly democratic countries are banning certain voices as well. What are they afraid of? Activist Post Today the Australian government banned conspiracy researcher David Icke from entering the country for his multi-city speaking tour. Although he has spoken in Australia several times in the past decade, the government cited Icke’s skeptical views of vaccinations, global warming, and Israel’s policies as the reason for the ban. “I…

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Uganda’s Social Media Tax is Leaving People Disconnected — And Failing to Meet Revenue Targets

Uganda’s Social Media Tax is Leaving People Disconnected — And Failing to Meet Revenue Targets By James Propa The number of people using the Internet in Uganda has dropped by more than 12 percentage points since July 2018, when the country’s so-called “social media tax” was put into force. Prior to the tax’s implementation, 47.4 percent of people in Uganda were using the Internet. Three months after the tax was put in place, that number had fallen to 35 percent. The tax resulted from an Excise Duty Bill passed in…

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Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream

Watch the 1st Amendment Die as Journalist Arrested at Press Conference for Not Being Mainstream By Matt Agorist “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Las Vegas, NV — A rather disturbing situation unfolded in Las Vegas on Wednesday as two independent journalists—attempting to exercise their First Amendment right of the press—were…

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