Big Tech censors criticism of Biden more… FCC commish slams Tim Cook… EU wants tech companies to censor more aggressively

In a two-year time span, Big Tech censored President Joe Biden’s critics 646 times.

The censored cases, including deleted social media accounts or posts and those given “warning labels” that stopped people from sharing or commenting, were counted between March 2020 and March 2022 by Free Speech America’s Media Research Center.

Of the 646 cases, 140 involved the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop , with Twitter being the most aggressive censor.

The largest category of censored cases, however, included 232 posts that attempted to blast the president’s behavior with women and children .

FCC’s Brendan Carr slams Apple’s Tim Cook for China censorship hypocrisy

A top Federal Communications Commission official slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook for hypocrisy on human rights issues – arguing the iPhone maker’s dealings with the Chinese Communist Party were at odds with its claimed commitment to protecting consumer rights.

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr detailed his concerns about the tech giant’s activities in China policies in a letter that referenced Cook’s recent keynote address at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022 where Apple’s top boss spoke at length against the exploitation of technology to infringe on users’ rights.

Carr, the FCC’s senior Republican member, said that Cook’s “words founder upon the harsh reality of Apple’s conduct in China.”

European policymakers reached a deal early Saturday in Brussels on a sweeping new law to force the world’s largest tech companies to more aggressively police their platforms for illegal content, paving the way for one of the most expansive regulations to date to address a broad range of harms caused by social networks, shopping websites and search engines.

The legislation, called the Digital Services Act, would impose new transparency obligations on the companies, forcing them to provide information to regulators and outside researchers about how algorithms that control what people see on their sites work. It also creates new regulations around how companies target online ads.


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