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ACLU Targets a Whistleblower, Accused of Rejecting Its Free Speech Roots

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The clearly emerging bias of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over many years now – although the organization either does, or likes to appear to keep up the appearance of a principled actor by taking on some cases …

Scottish Police Training Targets Blogs, Podcasts, and Social Media Under Authoritarian New Censorship Law

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Police training in some countries these days goes well beyond what one would normally expect, to include targeting content – including artistic – deemed to be “threatening” or “abusive.” It’s not about China – at least this time. It’s …

FBI and DHS Share and Receive “Extremism” Data with Social Media and Gaming Companies

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. What one might call the “public-private surveillance and censorship partnership” in the US is going strong, even regarding gaming – as gleaned in a new report detailing FBI and DHS (Department of Homeland Security) report on “countering violent (domestic) …

Big Tech Alliance Targets Covid-19 “Misinformation,” Links it to “Extremism,” Calls for Content Censorship

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Big Tech alliance Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFTC) research “partner” Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) has published an article revisiting the pandemic, always, of course, in the context of “misinformation.” GIFTC’s founding members are Microsoft, …

SXSW Is Accused of Using Copyright and Trademark Claims To Suppress Criticism

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. In a contentious battle over the use of copyright claims to suppress speech, South by Southwest (SXSW), an organizer of a popular annual conference and music festival in Austin, has found itself facing some backlash due to its connections …

UK Appeal Quashes Conviction of Man Found Guilty of Sending a “Grossly Offensive” Email to Local Politician

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. In the UK, the Court of Appeal has taken a stance on what constitutes “malicious communications” – and when speech should not be construed as such, because it is part of a political debate. The appellate court ruling in …

Mexico: Congressman Charged With “Violence” for X Posts Receives International Rights Groups Attention

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. An appeal for a response from the Mexican government has been lodged by an international human rights organization, following the conviction of Mexican congressman and ex-presidential candidate Gabriel Quadri. He was found guilty of “political violence” due to a …

The UK Government Is Considering a New, Looser Definition of “Extremism”

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The authorities in the UK are continuing with attempts to broaden the definition of “extremism” and behavior deemed as “undermining/overturning” British values. Critics say the whole wiggly thing is the road to authoritarianism. A new step said to be …

Former BBC Reporter Discloses Being Pressured to Remove Tweets Challenging the Assertion “Men Can Be Women”

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Cath Walton, a former senior broadcast journalist with the BBC for over two decades, found herself amid an unsettling case of corporate censorship, revealing that she faced pressure from an internal disciplinary board to erase her tweets that were …

Pre-Crime: Canada’s Justice Minister Defends “Online Harms Bill” Powers To Place People Under House Arrest, Cut Internet Access

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Canada is facing stiff competition from many countries around the world, some of them labeled as “authoritarian,” in the race to institutionalize and normalize, and write into law, some distinctly dystopian concepts, like “pre-crime.” And unfortunately for Canada’s democracy, …

X Backtracks on “Misgendering” Policy, Makes it Country-Specific

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The course of action taken by the social media giant X in response to objections raised against its “misgendering” policy has prompted reassurances from its owner, Elon Musk. The pushback against the policy, led vociferously by podcaster Tim Pool, …

House Republicans Seek Documents From Google on Alleged Government Influence in Biased AI Program Gemini

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Under increasing scrutiny, Google is being pressed by US House Republicans to disclose any government influences that may have swayed the development of its controversial artificial intelligence program, Gemini. The application, recently criticized for its racist ideologies by refusing …

X Says It Will Reduce the Visibility of Posts That Purposely Ignore a Person’s Preferred Pronouns

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. For some reason quietly, X has started enforcing revised rules, detailed in its platform guidelines for users – among other things, adding a section to the “Abuse and Harassment” that concerns the use of pronouns, and speech referring to …

UK Universities are Challenged Over Online “Microaggression” Reporting Systems

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Universities in the UK, including institutions such as Imperial College London, Glasgow University, and Newcastle University, have initiated controversial measures, creating online portals for students to report so-called “microaggressions.” The system is seen by civil liberties and free speech …

Canada’s Liberal Government Advances “Online Harms” Censorship Bill

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. Canada’s Justice Minister Arif Virani has advanced a highly controversial bill, named Bill C-63, proposing comprehensive new legislation aimed at addressing online “hate” speech. We obtained a copy of the bill for you here. The bill covers seven types …

X Commits To Abiding by Ireland’s Online “Hate Speech” Censorship Law

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. In a recent private meeting with the Irish Oireachtas Media Committee (the parliamentary media committee), X indicated its willingness to comply with Ireland’s upcoming hate speech legislation. This announcement comes as a surprise, particularly in light of X’s owner, …

Actress Gina Carano Sues Disney After Being Fired For Social Media Posts

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. As an intensifying debate over free speech and corporate control in Hollywood rallies, Gina Carano, a star from The Mandalorian, is orchestrating a legal challenge against Disney and Lucasfilm for alleged discrimination and illicit expulsion after she was fired …

Newcastle United Fan Faces Ban Over Gender-Critical Social Media Posts

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. A supporter of the Newcastle United football team in England, Linzi Smith, has found herself facing a game ban until 2026 due to her public expression of gender-critical perspectives on social media. Smith underwent an intense four-month investigation, led …

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