A Consequence of Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Crusade

Facebook’s crusade to clean up “fake news” from their platform brings consequences that erodes trust. Shane Vander Hart shares two things they can do.

Warner Floats Prospective Social Media Regulations in White Paper

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) has floated some proposed regulations on social media platforms which represent a large federal footprint in a sector that is largely unregulated.

Twitter’s Lame Response to “Shadow Banning” Accusation

Shane Vander Hart: Twitter’s response to the “shadow banning” controversy is just obfuscation and leaves us with more questions than answers.

Social Media Platforms Do Have a Right to Suppress Speech, But They Shouldn’t

Shane Vander Hart: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is wrong, Twitter does have the right to shadow ban users, but they shouldn’t.

Family Research Council Hosts Discussion About Online Censorship of Conservatives

Family Research Council hosted a panel discussion entitled “Losing Our Voices: Who Owns Free Speech on the Internet?” featuring Craig Parshall with the American Center for Law and Justice, Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center, and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Cruz and Sasse Ask Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Alleged Bias

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his appearance in a joint Senate committee about the social network’s alleged political bias. U.S. Senator Ben Sassed asked Zuckerberg about his view of what hate speech includes.

SPLC Cannot Defend “Hate Tracker” with #MerryChristmas and #Jesus

The SPLC “Hate Tracker” page includes the following social media hashtags: #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, #jesus, and #whitegenocide and #ineedwhitesupremacybecause this week.

You Don’t Have a Constitutional Right to Tweet at @realDonaldTrump

Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump blocking individual users on Twitter does not infringe on their rights protected by the First Amendment.

CNN Threatens to Identify Anonymous Reddit User, The Internet Responds

CNN’s threat to release the identity of an anonymous Reddit user over an anti-CNN GIF he created that went viral due to President Trump has backfired.

We Need to Take a Collective Breath on Police Shootings

Shane Vander Hart: We would be better served as a nation, and cooler heads would prevail if everyone would take a collective breath on police shootings.

Cornell College Sorority Revokes Alumni Status of Pro-Life Member

MacKenzie Dreeszen says her alumni status was revoked by her sorority, Delta Phi Delta, at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA due to her pro-life beliefs.

The Politics of Throwing Your Spouse Under the Bus

Gail Ernst makes some inappropriate remarks on Facebook, and his wife Joni Ernst, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, is expected to throw him under the bus?

ADF to Kansas Board of Regents: Rescind Anti-Social Media Policy

(Topeka, KS) Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Kansas Board…

Thou Shalt Not Tweet About Hillary Clinton

Attendees at the closing session of the National Association of Convenience Stores convention keynoted by Hillary Clinton are forbidden to use social media.

Google Reader is Closing, How Will You Read Caffeinated Thoughts?

Google Reader will be closing July 1, if you haven’t already you need to find an alternative in order to receive Caffeinated Thoughts’ updates.

Working With the Republican Party of Iowa

In an effort to be transparent our editor, Shane Vander Hart, announces his new work managing the Republican Party of Iowa’s web efforts.