Websites of any size should lose all Section 230 protections if they don’t follow their terms of service or provide sufficient notice when removing content The Attorney General should judge whether any websites receiving advertising money from the government are “problematic vehicles for government speech” because of “viewpoint discrimination” The Federal Trade Commission should investigate websites for deceptive advertising based on their terms of service It also includes a lot of vague implications that are never substantiated and may be unintentional: … [Read more...] about Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line
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“Twitter should be an open door forum where anyone is able to exercise their First Amendment right as long as you're not cursing or, you know, foul language or, you know, if you're not actively trying to hurt somebody or threaten someone's life [sic]”, Burns said. “The basic common sense that we understand today in America. But yet Twitter has targeted President Trump. Twitter has targeted conservatives. Twitter has targeted Republicans. And it's got to stop”. The views and opinions expressed in the article do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik. … [Read more...] about Does Trump’s Executive Order Constitute a ‘Win’ Against Social Media ‘Censorship’?
In the Internet’s early days, there was a lot of talk about its “natural laws”—how it would upend traditional power blocks, empower the masses, and spread freedom throughout the world. The international nature of the Internet circumvented national laws. Anonymity was easy. Censorship was impossible. Police were clueless about cybercrime. And bigger changes seemed inevitable. Digital cash would undermine national sovereignty. Citizen journalism would topple traditional media, corporate PR, and political parties. Easy digital copying would destroy the traditional movie and music industries. Web marketing would allow even the smallest companies to compete against corporate giants. It really would be a new world order. … [Read more...] about The Battle for Power on the Internet
With a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor, quad camera and 40W wireless charging, Oppo Ace 2 is a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone space. The new offering from the Chinese smartphone maker was launched on April 13 when the Covid-19 pandemic had reached its peak in several countries around the world.Ironically, Oppo Ace 2 was first launched in China, which also happens to be the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Not much is known about its global availability. Interestingly, Oppo let go the ‘Reno’ brand name completely and marketed ‘Ace’ as an entirely different series.Apart from having the fastest wireless charging, Oppo Ace 2 has a 90 Hz refresh rate along with a 65W wired charging support much like its predecessor.The Oppo Ace 2 has been launched in China for CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs 44,000) for the 8GB/128GB version, CNY 4,399 (approximately Rs 48,000) for the 8GB/256GB model, and CNY 4,599 (roughly Rs 50,000) for the 12GB/256GB storage … [Read more...] about Robert Escobar claiming to sell ‘gold-plated’ iPhone 11 Pro at $499
Twitter Inc, Reddit and a group representing major internet firms backed two documentary film groups that have challenged the Trump Administration's 2019 rules requiring nearly all U.S. visitors to disclose social media user information from the prior five years. In court papers filed on Thursday, the social media sites and the Internet Association, representing Facebook, Amazon.com, Alphabet and others, said the rules force foreign nationals "to surrender their anonymity in order to travel to the United States" and "chill a vast quantity of speech and associational activity." The Doc Society and the International Documentary Association filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in December. They said they regularly collaborate with non-U.S. filmmakers and warn that visitors must "consider the risk that a U.S. official will misinterpret their speech on social media, impute others' speech to them, or subject them to additional scrutiny or delayed processing because of … [Read more...] about Twitter, Reddit and other internet groups oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media information