Apple removes dating app for the unvaccinated Unjected for trying to ‘cheat the system,’ as its creators cry ‘CENSORSHIP!’ — RT USA News

https://www.rt.com/usa/530855-apple-removes-unvaccinated-app-unjected/

Apple has removed the dating app Unjected, marketed as a “safe space” for unvaccinated Americans, from its store, saying it “inappropriately refers to the Covid-19 pandemic.” The app’s developers say this amounts to censorship.

Unjected describes itself as a “platform for like-minded humans that support medical autonomy.” The dating app has been pitched as a ‘safe space’ of sorts for unvaccinated Americans looking to date without the pressure of being or not being inoculated against Covid-19. Critics, however, have viewed the app as a growing social-media platform for anti-vaxxers and a hotspot of Covid misinformation.

After the app was removed from Apple on Saturday, the company blasted the move as “censorship.”

“Apparently, we’re considered ‘too much’ for sharing our medical autonomy and freedom of choice,” the company said in a Saturday statement posted to Instagram.

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The app remains on the Google Play store, but they acknowledge that the move by Apple may mean a website may be Unjected’s best option moving forward so that they are not reliant on app stores.

Other dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble have introduced features to encourage vaccinations, making Unjected stand out even more after launching in May.

But the boiling point for the platforms was reached after Unjected added a social feature that allowed more general postings. It was flagged by Google after Unjected’s moderators were accused of not doing enough to police misinformation on Covid-19 and the vaccines available.

In response to Google’s concerns, the social feed was removed, though co-founder Shelby Thompson wants to soon reintroduce it and the flagged posts.

“We’ve had to walk a censorship tightrope,” she said, according to Bloomberg News, which first reported Apple removed Unjected on Saturday after being contacted by a reporter about the app.

The app also includes lists of businesses that disagree with vaccine mandates.

Apple has already had issues with Unjected, initially denying approval for the app during its initial review process. Changes had to be made for it to get approval to be in compliance with the company’s strict policy on Covid-19 “misinformation,” but a spokesperson for Apple said updates to the app, as well as statements made to its thousands of users, have brought it back out of compliance.

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“The developer has made statements externally to its users as well as updates to the app that once again bring it out of compliance,” the spokesperson said.

Apple argued that, because some phrases and words were initially flagged by the company in the app’s social feature, Unjected users began using different placeholder words and phrases to essentially promote the same conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccines.

The new decision makes clear, the company said, that “if you attempt to cheat our system, your apps will be removed from the store.”

Thompson maintains, however, that Apple is merely looking for an excuse to censor Unjected, and even says the removal “violates our constitutional rights.”

Twitter Suspends Science Writer After He Posts Results Of Pfizer Clinical Test – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/07/31/twitter-suspends-science-writer-after-he-posts-results-of-pfizer-clinical-test/

Just yesterday, we discussed the censoring of a commentator by Twitter for merely expressing an opinion over the need for a “pause” on any federal mandates on Covid-19 as new research is studied. Now, a former New York Times science reporter, Alex Berenson, has been suspended for simply citing the results from a clinical trial by Pfizer and raising questions over any vaccine mandate. In the meantime, the White House accused both the Washington Post and New York Times of irresponsible reporting on Covid, but surprisingly Twitter has not suspended those accounts. It is the license of the censor. Twitter is unwilling to let people read or discuss viewpoints that it disagrees with as a corporation. Many on the left, however, have embraced the concept of corporate speech and censorship. It turns out that the problem with censorship for many was the failure to censor views that they opposed. With the “right” censors at work, the free speech concerns have been set aside.

I have little ability to judge the science on such questions. Moreover, I was eager to be vaccinated as was my entire family. I would get the vaccination today with equal enthusiasm. However, I welcome the debate for data. Yet, rather than answer such critics and refute their arguments, many people focus on silencing anyone with dissenting viewpoints like Berenson.

Berenson has been effectively confined to Substack by Big Tech due to his discussing dissenting views on the science surrounding Covid-19. His latest offense against Big Tech came when he posted the results published by Pfizer of its own clinical data. He claimed that the research showed little difference in mortality between those in the trial with a vaccine and those given a placebo.

In the meantime, the White House sent out an all caps condemnation for “completely irresponsible” reporting on the infliction of vaccinated people according to another study.

Ben Wakana, deputy director of strategic communications and engagement for the White House, blasted the Washington Post over its headline about a study of a COVID-19 outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts on July 4th. The Post tweet read “Vaccinated people made up three-quarters of those infected in a massive Massachusetts covid-19 outbreak, pivotal CDC study finds.” Wakana responded “Completely irresponsible,. 3 days ago the CDC made clear that vaccinated individuals represent a VERY SMALL amount of transmission occurring around the country. Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated. Unreal to not put that in context.”

Wakana addressed the same issue with a New York Times tweet stating “Breaking News: The Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be spread by vaccinated people as easily as the unvaccinated, an internal C.D.C. report said.” That sent Wakana into all caps: “VACCINATED PEOPLE DO NOT TRANSMIT THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS UNVACCINATED PEOPLE AND IF YOU FAIL TO INCLUDE THAT CONTEXT YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.”

Now all three posters (Berenson, The Post, and The Times) were citing studies and accused of not putting them into context. However, only Berenson was suspended.

Obviously, none of these posters should be suspended and Twitter should not be enforcing one of the largest censorship programs in history. However, the silence of free speech supports, academics, and journalists to this hypocrisy is deafening.

The rise of corporate censors has combined with a heavily pro-Biden media to create the fear of a de facto state media that controls information due to a shared ideology rather than state coercion. That concern has been magnified by demands from Democratic leaders for increased censorship, including censoring political speech, and now word that the Biden Administration has routinely been flagging material to be censored by Facebook.

This is why I have described myself as an Internet Originalist:

The alternative is “internet originalism” — no censorship. If social media companies returned to their original roles, there would be no slippery slope of political bias or opportunism; they would assume the same status as telephone companies. We do not need companies to protect us from harmful or “misleading” thoughts. The solution to bad speech is more speech, not approved speech.

If Pelosi demanded that Verizon or Sprint interrupt calls to stop people saying false or misleading things, the public would be outraged. Twitter serves the same communicative function between consenting parties; it simply allows thousands of people to participate in such digital exchanges. Those people do not sign up to exchange thoughts only to have Dorsey or some other internet overlord monitor their conversations and “protect” them from errant or harmful thoughts.

Amazon hit with whopping $887 million fine by European privacy regulators — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/530697-amazon-fine-eu-gdpr/

Amazon has been handed an $888 million fine by European Union
regulators for breaching the bloc’s data protection laws. The fine is
the largest issued by the EU, but is still less than one percent of the
firm’s annual revenue.
The Luxembourg National
Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) issued the fine earlier this
month, and Amazon reported it on Friday in a filing to the US Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

Mark Zukerberg Is Positioning Facebook To Take Over Online Worship Services And His First Line Of Attack Is Partnership With Laodicean Hillsong — Now The End Begins | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/mark-zukerberg-is-positioning-facebook-to-take-over-online-worship-services-and-his-first-line-of-attack-is-partnership-with-laodicean-hillsong-now-the-end-begins/

Mark Zuckerberg believes the coronavirus pandemic has created a new opportunity for Facebook to grow. His plan involves incentivizing churchgoers — who have become familiar with virtual services over the past year due to lockdowns — to permanently move their religious worship online.

Just a short while ago, Facebook removed my post because it went against their Community Standards, and was something that could potentially ’cause harm’ to certain groups of people. What was in that post that was so egregious and offensive to the Facebook censors? It was Proverbs 20:1 warning against the corrupting influence of alcohol. Now Facebook wants to control the Christian worship service, and to that end, they have found the perfect first willing victim. Laodicean Hillsong.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15,16 (KJB)

Charles Spurgeon once prophetically remarked that ‘A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats’.Hillsong Church and all their ilk are the living, breathing fulfillment of that statement from the 19th century. The fact that they are partnering with Facebook to create a ‘modern worship experience to engage 21st century technology-savvy users’ shows me the falling away from 2 Thessalonians is now complete. And then some.

FACEBOOK SAYS THAT POSTING VERSES FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE GOES AGAINST THEIR ‘COMMUNITY STANDARDS’ AND THREATENS TO REMOVE MY PROFILE

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Laodicean Churchgoers to Connect with God on Facebook

FROM BREITBART NEWS: The company is intensifying its formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States…

Why most film reviewers blatantly lie to the audience | Political Arena

https://politicalarena.org/2021/07/28/why-most-film-reviewers-blatantly-lie-to-the-audience/

This is yet another glaring illustration of how corrupt and dishonest the corporate media is.

If a reviewer or a journalist says a bad thing about a movie studio’s product the studio and the distributor can and very often do blacklist said review or journalist. So they have no choice but to tell you that these crappy products are great and that you should go out and see them…..otherwise no free trips, tickets, behinds the scenes interviews, access to the actors etc.

…video…

FTC Rules On Right To Repair | Hackaday

https://hackaday.com/2021/07/27/ftc-rules-on-right-to-repair/

… the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) came out with a 5-0 unanimous vote on its position on right to repair. (PDF) It’s great news, in that they basically agree with us all:

Restricting consumers and businesses from choosing how they repair products can substantially increase the total cost of repairs, generate harmful electronic waste, and unnecessarily increase wait times for repairs. In contrast, providing more choice in repairs can lead to lower costs, reduce e-waste by extending the useful lifespan of products, enable more timely repairs, and provide economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and local businesses.

The long version of the “Nixing the Fix” report goes on

He Wants to Be God | disturbeddeputy

https://disturbeddeputy.wordpress.com/2021/07/27/he-wants-to-be-god/

His megalomania is way out of control. His actions expose him for what he is, and it ain’t holy. You’re more likely to find God in a den of ill repute. Sorry, repeating myself, that’s the same as FaceBarf.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/07/26/mark-zuckerberg-wants-churchgoers-to-connect-with-god-on-facebook/

Tencent shares slide after Beijing crackdown on music rights – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: China seems to have a policy against anti-competition. What is happening in the US ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57966023

…Tencent bought China Music Corporation in 2016, giving it rights to more
than 80% of all music tracks in the market and an unfair advantage over
rivals, the SAMR said in the ruling…

(MOSCOW) JUST IN: RUNET REPORT: Authorities have held excercises to isolate their segment of the internet according to RBC News Agency #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

Comment by tonytran2015: It is time the Internet is broken up into individual Alliancenets. Countries would not their cede communication and information authorities to Big Tech monopolies.

https://acenewsservices.com/2021/07/24/moscow-just-in-runet-report-authorities-have-held-excercises-to-isolate-their-segment-of-the-internet-according-to-rbc-news-agency-acenewsdesk-report/

#AceNewsReport – July.24: The exercises, which took place between June 15 and July 15, were attended by Russia’s “big four” internet providers (MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2), as well as Rostelecom, Transtelecom and ER-Telecom Holding: Russian authorities held exercises to isolate the Russian internet segment (Runet) from the global internet,

#AceDailyNews says that the Kremlin tests disconnecting Russia from world internet RBC news agency reports, citing sources and materials of the working group “Information Security” under Russia’s Digital Economy national program: The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was instructed to agree with the #BRICS countries on the creation of a parallel Internet, an independent system of root domain name servers (DNS), which would “duplicate” the existing ones.

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘misleading’ Covid posts – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57897401

…”These Big Tech companies are doing the bidding of the Biden regime to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t state-approved,” she said in a statement to the New York Times.