Politics

American’s first Amendment rights violated by Social Media companies

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This month the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment.

Center for Security Policy  Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. The lawsuit alleges that Spencer and Geller as well as the organisations they run, have often been subject to discrimination and censorship by twitter Facebook and YouTube because of the beliefs and views they express. They believe the censorship and discrimination is because these social media organisations consider their freedom of expression to be offensive to Muslims.

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You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth

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Before the Internet it was a lot easier to keep the public in the dark. Governments could control the information the media received and thereby control the information that the public received. These days we need the Internet because both governments and the media often try to trying prevent us from learning the truth. If it wasn’t for all the YouTube channels and citizen journalists posting photos and updates to social media we often wouldn’t know what was really going on inside other countries.

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screenshot from Youtube video made by a 16 year old German girl who tells what it is like living with mass Muslim immigration.

Governments and media often want to minimise the perceived danger that terrorism and mass Muslim migration poses to Western society. They try to pretend that everything is under control when it patently isn’t. Statistics don’t lie. Facts are not racist. Does it surprise you to learn that democratic governments like Germany are censoring Youtube and that Facebook is working hand in glove with the German government to keep us in the dark? They don’t think that we can handle the truth.  Or perhaps they know that the truth will mean that voters will put pressure on them to actually do something about the problem.

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Concede an inch of territory to the enemy and the enemy will destroy you.

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Who should be responsible for ensuring that homes are affordable?

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The overwhelming majority of Whaleoil readers agree that no one is responsible for ensuring that homes are affordable. Market forces,  supply and demand, determine house prices.

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Brief Whaleoil Readership Survey because of poorly phrased original question

Dear Readers due to my inexperience I phrased a question poorly in the recent Whaleoil readership survey so the results were inaccurate.

Readers were able to select from a number of options as I wanted their age, gender, and sexual preference but I put it all in a single question instead of three and not every part of the question was answered by everyone. I think readers felt that they had to select only one option which would explain why there were 786 in total who answered male or female but only 171 in total who selected heterosexual or homosexual.

In order to get an accurate picture I have redone that part of the survey and hope that you will all be so kind as to answer it for us.I have also added the option of not answering the sexual preference question.

I am asking the question because Whaleoil was a big supporter of the gay marriage bill but we have been accused of being homophobic by the left. I am interested to see how many gay readers we have for that reason. The results from the first inaccurate question, indicated that we have seven gay readers.

I have added a question about where our readers live as someone in the comments on the blog indicated that they would be interested to know that statistic.

My prediction for the results are as follows…

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The truth about Orlando

Is this Labour Party idea worth stealing?

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The Labour Party wants to build 100,000 affordable homes across the country.

KiwiBuild: 100,000 affordable houses over 10 years, of which half will be in Auckland where they will cost up to $600,000 for a standalone home. The Affordable Housing Authority will deliver it. It will require a $2 billion start-up which will be recouped from house sales and returned to the Crown once the houses are built.
Did Whaleoil readers think that this was a policy idea worth stealing? Read on and find out what The Great Whaleoil Housing Survey revealed.
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Epic cartoon battles of history: Immigration

Today’s epic battle cartoon battle is about Immigration, both legal and illegal including “boat people.”

Let the battle begin…

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Compare and contrast Lisa Owen’s treatment of two individuals

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I will declare my bias up front. Lisa Owen’s treatment of my husband when the Rawshark hacking story hit was appalling. He was the victim of a criminal act, a criminal hack and she constantly interrupted him and spoke to him as if he was a criminal rather than a victim. He was speaking from Israel and even though she knew it took a few seconds for her question to reach him she consistently would not give him time to reply and consistently cut him off. I don’t know how Cam remained calm under the circumstances but like David Seymour in this latest interview he did. Only a transcript of the interview is now showing on The Nation website. The video link has been removed.

Her latest investigation has her interviewing Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust chief executive John Tamihere and Education Under-Secretary David Seymour.  If you compare and contrast the two interviews it is incredibly obvious who she has cast as the victim and who she has cast as the criminal.  The way she speaks to Mr Seymour is disgusting. She lacks respect and keeps trying to frame the story the way she wants it to be, not the way it actually is. David even refers to her ” relentless negativity ” while being interviewed by her.

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Should the government interfere in lending conditions?

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The majority of our readers surveyed, believe that under certain circumstances the government should interfere in lending conditions. Only a small minority though, believe that lending conditions are the responsibility of the government.

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