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YouTube bans David Duke and other US far-right users

Six channels with supremacist content ‘repeatedly violated’ the site’s policy on hate speechYouTube has banned some of the video site’s most notorious far-right users, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer and libertarian “race realist” Stefan Molyneux, joining a wave of social media sites taking action against hate speech.The company says the bans were handed down due to the creators’ repeated violation of YouTube’s policies against claiming tha...
Tags: Technology, Media, Youtube, Race, US, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon's live streaming service Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason. Twitch said Trump's words at campaign rall...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Wall Street Journal, Alexa

YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC

YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer and other white nationalist accounts

YouTube just took action against a collection of controversial figures synonymous with race-based hate, kicking six major channels off its platform for violating its rules. The company deleted six channels on Monday: Richard Spencer‘s own channel and the affiliated channel for the National Policy Institute/Radix Journal, far right racist pseudo-science purveyor Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Tech, Reddit, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, Gavin McInnes, David Duke Richard Spencer

Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux

Silicon Valley's liberal bubble has burst, and the culture war has arrived

I spent three months living in San Francisco in 2014 for a work assignment. As a New Yorker, I had the feeling I was jumping into a living cartoon, a culture more like HBO's "Silicon Valley" than anything steeped in reality. I was right. My main takeaway after my stint out west: The citizens of Silicon Valley are not like the rest of us. They're totally happy living in a bubble believing they're changing the world with their genius while ignoring the realities on the outside. Lately, that theme ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, David Brooks, Hbo, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, Arkansas, New York Times, Paris, Peter Thiel, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Jordan

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG)

James Damore, the software engineer fired by Google for circulating a 10-page manifesto inside the company that suggested women might be under-represented in tech generally and "leadership" inside the company because of their biology, has described the company as "almost like a cult" in an opinion column published the Wall Street Journal. Damore is currently on tour of mostly conservative media outlets. In addition to the WSJ, he has given interviews to Bloomberg, spoken at length with two YouTu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Bloomberg, WSJ, Noam Chomsky, Stefan Molyneux, Damore, Peter Duke, James Damore, Jordan B Peterson

Fired Google engineer James Damore is giving his first major interviews to controversial right-wing YouTube channels (GOOG)

A Google engineer fired for circulating an "offensive" document about the company's diversity practices has given his first lengthy interviews defending himself to controversial right-wing YouTube personalities. James Damore lost his job on Monday after his internal memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", caused outrage among his colleagues and was leaked in full to Gizmodo. Google CEO Sundar Pichai described the memo as offensive in a note on Monday, and called Damore's views "not OK...
Tags: Google, Youtube, US, Trends, Jordan, Cia, Sundar Pichai, Stefan Molyneux, Peterson, Molyneux, Social Justice Warriors, Gizmodo Google, Damore, James Damore, Peterson Molyneux, Family Unit Peterson

The fired Google engineer wrote his memo after he went to a 'shaming,' 'secretive' diversity programme (GOOG)

Fired Google engineer James Damore is standing by the controversial memo which lost him his job. Damore said he wrote the memo, which criticises Google's approach to diversity, after attending one of the company's diversity programmes and finding it "secretive" and "shameful." Damore made the comments in his first major interview since being fired, to alt-right YouTube personality Stefan Molyneux. You can watch the full 45-minute interview below. Damore said: "I went to a diversity programme at...
Tags: Google, China, US, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Stefan Molyneux, Molyneux, Damore, James Damore

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