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New Bill Would Force White House to Disclose Facebook Censorship Requests
A new bill would force the White House to disclose its requests for Facebook and other social media companies to censor content it considers “misinformation. ”Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday introduced the Disclose Government Censorship Act To reveal the extent of censorship requests.
“The recent collusion that has come to light between the Biden Administration and Big Tech is not only disturbing, but inconsistent with the government’s constitutional role in American life,” Hagerty said in a statement.
Judge Offers an Alternative to Community Service Sentences: COVID Vaccination
The COVID-19 vaccination giveaways started early in the summer, when the pace of vaccinations first started to fall off. There were gift cards, free trap shooting targets and even the occasional joint. A few months later, with the delta variant spreading and case numbers continuing to rise, a vaccination might now be considered an act of community service.
In East Baton Rouge, some people appearing before Judge Fred Crifasi, of the 19th Judicial District Court, are being afforded the opportunity to get vaccinated in lieu of certain community service hours.
Disney’s Domestic Theme Parks Will Require All Parkgoers to Wear Masks Indoors Starting Friday
Disney has amended the mask policy at its U.S.-based theme parks in the wake of new guidance from health and government officials.
Starting Friday, the company will require all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings in indoor locations at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. Children under the age of two are exempt from this mandate.
Biden’s New Weapon Against COVID: Don’t Call It a Mandate
President Joe Biden is due to issue a directive Thursday requiring some 2 million federal employees to attest they’ve received the shot or submit to weekly testing, according to four people familiar with the plans. The move would avoid the kind of top-down order Biden has resisted using for months to contain the virus. But it would give federal departments and agencies discretion to force certain employees to show proof of vaccination, as the Department of Veterans Affairs did this week with its front-line health workers.
Google and Facebook to Require Vaccinations for in-Office Employees, Paving the Way for Rivals to Follow
Silicon Valley’s tech giants are starting to require vaccinations for employees returning to the office and pushing back campus reopening dates as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread across the United States and around the world.
Google on Wednesday became the first Big Tech company to announce that it will require employees who work in its offices to be fully vaccinated. Facebook later announced a similar policy requiring all in-person workers to get vaccinated before coming into a Facebook office in the United States.
Top House Republicans Drop New Bill to Rein in Big Tech Censorship
Top House Republicans dropped new legislation Wednesday to overhaul a controversial law that gives social media platforms legal immunity for content, attempting to reduce what they say is rampant censorship of conservatives.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced a draft discussion bill to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a provision that protects social media companies such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter from being sued for content posted by their users.
Let the Debates Begin! Policymakers Should Engage With COVID ‘Dissidents’ in Public and Put the ‘Conspiracy Theories’ to Bed
It is common practice for patients to request a second opinion before submitting to any medical treatment. Yet in the age of COVID only one opinion appears to count at all. This approach flies in the face of sound science.
On Tuesday, the top headlines on the Drudge Report, a popular U.S. news aggregate for trumpeting the liberal party line, captured the full spirit of the ‘new normal’, which the doomsayers fear is snowballing into nothing less than a totalitarian police state.
Two More Health Systems Mandate Employee Virus Vaccinations
Two of Michigan’s largest health systems will require all employees and physicians at their hospitals and other facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Spectrum Health, a 14-hospital network, and eight-hospital Beaumont Health announced the mandates Wednesday. At least five major hospital systems in the state have announced such requirements.
Biden’s COVID Vaccine Mandate Draws Postal Union Backlash
The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said that at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs.
“While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News.