Richard Spencer

Legal battle looming over white supremacist speaker Richard Spencer at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has until 5 p.m. next Friday to agree to let white supremacist Richard Spencer speak on campus or a federal lawsuit will be filed, his lawyer said Friday.<p>In a letter sent Friday to university Pres. Mark Schlissel, Kyle Bristow, who represents Cameron Padgett, an organizer …

Racism

Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA -- even when it's in his own best interest.<p>What's unfolding in Alabama with Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a pivotal and potentially defining moment for Brand Bannon.<p>Moore's decisive primary win over Sen. Luther Strange was the opening salvo of the Bannon …

Opinion

‘We’re All Gonna Die,’ ep. 25: Laura Loomer loses it

This week, Twitter came for its fringes and began the great Verification Badge purge of 2017. Many of the far-right’s most absurd and racist voices …

Weird

Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum

Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 …

European History

Liberals need to wake up to the danger of the alt-right

In his Nov. 5 Outlook column, “How racist trolls will upend America, with or without Trump,” Carlos Lozada reviewed three books on the alt-right while sanitizing the alt-right. These people don’t simply “want nonwhites out of the country”; they want a fascist regime to re-enslave black Americans, …

Opinion

WATCH: SJWs Protesting 'Nazi' Ben Shapiro's Speech Are Confronted By Reporter. They're Totally Clueless.

On Monday, about 200 SJW protesters took to the campus of UCLA in attempt to silence conservative writer and commentator Ben Shapiro. Such protest …

Conservative View

Killer Mike Calls On Black America To Be More Independent In A Fiery Instagram Post

Killer Mike has never been one to hold his tongue, especially when it comes to social issues. He was knee-deep in the 2016 election, as one of hip-hop’s primary supporters of Bernie Sanders. He told Twitter – and the rest of the world – that there’s nothing wrong with punching a Nazi after Richard …

Music

Does a free press mean more regulation for Facebook?

Editor's Note: (Emily Bell is founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. This is the next installment in the CNN …

Daily Stormer

Why IsTwitter Endorsing Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Hate-Monger Louis Farrakhan?

Yesterday, Twitter issued new guidelines designed in part to combat hate speech. One of the most effective measures in the company’s disposal is …

Jewish Culture

The alt-right and black nationalists bond online over their shared anti-Semitism

Since the election of President Donald Trump, right-wing white nationalists—also called the “alt-right”—have been punched, chastised and ridiculed …

Racism

Twitter crackdown sparks free speech concerns

Twitter's verification program put the company at the center of another political headache this week, with the social media giant stuck between …

Censorship

Threats fly after member of controversial Proud Boys group attacked in Vancouver bar

A member of a controversial right-wing men’s group, the Proud Boys, was hospitalized last weekend after an assault inside a bathroom at a Vancouver …

Feminism

The Navy Has No Plan to Reach a 355-Ship Fleet

In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made the idea of building up a 350-ship Navy a cornerstone of his stump speech, complaining that …

War

A call to drown out the alt-right at UC

We need to do everything we can to make sure that his ideas circulate as little as possible.

Racism

Richard Spencer Says He Might Leave Twitter And Twitter Loves It

Richard Spencer, the white nationalist, said he may leave Twitter after losing his verification badge Wednesday. In two tweets posted Thursday …

Jewish Culture

INTERVIEW: Talib Kweli Talks Twitter Beef With Online Racists

Brooklyn-rapper <b>Talib Kweli Greene</b> was locked out of his account on Twitter after refusing to delete the contact information of a Texas lawyer, who at …

Social Media

Twitter Has a Chance to Solve Two Problems at Once

Why won't they take it?<p>Twitter's existential problem with fake anonymous accounts would seem like an especially difficult one to solve. But a separate controversy holds the key to a holistic solution. It's a rare chance for a company to solve two major challenges in one fell swoop -- if only …

Business

Facebook has been fighting fake news for nearly a year. But it won’t say if it's working.

Mother Jones illustration<p>Just hours after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month, conspiracy theories …

Liberal View

Full transcript: Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on Recode Decode

“If we’re not vigilant about the rights that we have and the privilege we enjoy, we shouldn’t expect to keep them.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, talks about how the century-old nonprofit is evolving to fight …

Sheryl Sandberg

Georgia college students score victories in free speech battles

Chike Uzuegbunam found surprise allies in his legal battle with Georgia Gwinnett College over where he could evangelize on campus about his Christian …

HBCUs

Amazon won’t be bundling TV channels; Airbnb steps up for disabled home access

<b>A “Bundle” of Nothing:</b> Skinny bundles — slimmed-down packages of TV channels offered over the internet, without the need for a cable or satellite TV …

Smart TV

Group files suit to block storing nuclear waste at San Onofre

Public Watchdogs, a San Diego-based activist group, brought a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Thursday, trying to block the storage of nuclear waste …

California

Far-right personalities around the world are feeling the impact of Twitter's new verification policy

Twitter has changed its verified profiles policy, saying it will strip the blue checkmark from accounts that don't follow the new guidelines.<p>And its …

Jason Kessler

Bret Stephens equates anti-Zionists with white nationalists in the ‘New York Times’

Here is a clever but repellent variation of hasbara, or propaganda for Israel: <i>New York Times</i> columnist Bret Stephens equates Jewish Voice for Peace …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

White supremacy movement is more than just an American problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of Americans are shocked by the recent displays of white supremacy on US soil. But it's not just America that is seeing these types of demonstrations.<p>This Saturday, an estimated 60,000 people marched through Warsaw on Poland's independence day, with some of the marchers burning …

Racism

What you need to know in advertising today

Amazon is the most authentic brand in the United States, according to a report from communications agency Cohn & Wolfe.<p>The company took the top honors in the "2017 Authentic Brands" study, followed by PayPal and Burt's Bees. The study is part of the agency’s annual global consumer survey on the …

Advertising

Deer rescued from pond

Florida<p>The TSA released surveillance video showing the moment a camera's battery overheated in a backpack and exploded on Friday, November 10, 2017, …

Florida

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday.<p><b>1. Twitter has removed its blue Verified tick from white nationalists like Richard Spencer, and the company won't hand out more badges until it revamps its entire verification programme.</b> The company has been criticised for …

Ajit Pai

I’m beginning to believe there’s a Russian conspiracy to churn out online conspiracy theories

To internet hoaxers, making left-wingers argue with each other is good sport. But to state-sponsored trolls, it’s a front in their propaganda …

St. Petersburg

Twitter un-verifies the accounts of white supremacists and they aren't happy about it

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Liberal View