YouTube and the Chilling Demonetization of “Incorrect Opinions”
Sep05

YouTube and the Chilling Demonetization of “Incorrect Opinions”

This article summarizes and investigates a story broken by Paul Joseph Watson on Infowars.com and shared with commentary by ZeroHedge.com. YouTube has “declared war” on politically incorrect opinions by producing what it calls, a new “advertiser friendly” policy. The net result of this new policy is the stripping of offensive video producers and sharers of the right to earn money from their endeavors. This de-monetization policy has...

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Mainstream Media Blackout of #DNCLeaks Mirrored On Social Media

Once again we have no interest here in the politics at play. It doesn’t matter to us what today’s leaks about the Democratic Party in the US actually showed, or whether any wrong doing was at play. What we’re concerned with here at Tech Function is that throughout the early days of social media it played a crucial role in spreading free speech, the uprisings for democracy in various parts of the world, and allowed...

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The Real Cruz Sex Scandal Is Twitter’s Censorship
Mar27

The Real Cruz Sex Scandal Is Twitter’s Censorship

Journalistic standards dictate that real evidence is needed before smearing someone publicly with allegations of impropriety, especially someone who’s running for President. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, I’d heard nothing about the suggestion that some ‘friends’ of Rubio’s campaign (nobody has suggested that it was him personally or anyone directly involved with his campaign) had been talking about...

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Formula 1 Doesn’t Understand Social Media
Feb28

Formula 1 Doesn’t Understand Social Media

Fans of Formula 1 motor racing are no doubt excited about a new season, and the teams have been busy promoting their new cars and hyping up their new driver lineups. You’d think huge social media attention driven by drivers sharing their build up to the live action would be extremely valuable to the sport. Especially when that content is going wild in a market where they can actually grow, the USA, where the Haas team is...

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Is Dropbox Becoming A Risky Prospect For Consumers?: Kills E-mail App Mailbox
Dec09

Is Dropbox Becoming A Risky Prospect For Consumers?: Kills E-mail App Mailbox

The biggest problem, despite the enormous advantages, with the cloud as a solution for businesses and consumers was always the possibility that services would simply go out of business or adjust their strategy in ways that left users disadvantaged. Part of that problem came true this week as Dropbox announced that their e-mail app, Mailbox, was to be shuttered. Inc reported that this was in stark contrast to their original promise,...

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