The hottest Censorship Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top U.S. Politics Topics
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 14141 implied HN points • 18 Mar 24
  1. The New York Times published a controversial piece about the Twitter Files and its connection to a Trump ally, which the author argues is a misrepresentation of reality.
  2. The Supreme Court case _Murthy v. Missouri_ is significant, as it involves challenges to government monitoring of online content and potential infringement on First Amendment rights.
  3. The article discusses the implications of exposing censorship programs and suggests a potential motive behind the Times' piece as a distraction tactic during the historic case.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 13143 implied HN points • 07 Mar 24
  1. The Internet is transitioning from a space of free exchange to one of top-down control over information and narrative.
  2. Alternative ways of distributing dissenting ideas are becoming necessary due to digital suppression of politically undesirable content.
  3. It's crucial to raise awareness about the challenges to freedom of speech and find new ways to share truth in the face of increasing control over information.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 11152 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. The State Department is threatening Congress over their censorship programs funding, showing resistance to disclosing details on how taxpayer money is being spent.
  2. The Global Engagement Center (GEC) has been involved in anti-disinformation work, which includes backing a UK-based agency that creates digital blacklists for disfavored media outlets.
  3. There is growing pushback against agencies like the GEC that operate with secrecy, with calls for more transparency and oversight, especially in programs that target American media consumers.
Popular Information • 12854 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. Florida school district adds clothing to illustrations in classic children's books due to challenges from Moms for Liberty
  2. Challenges included concerns about nudity and obscenity in books like 'In The Night Kitchen'
  3. Alterations to books in libraries raise questions about censorship and the rights of readers
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The North Star with Shaun King • 4599 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Shaun King was banned from Instagram for thanking Yemen for trying to stop the genocide of Palestinians.
  2. Meta's decision sets a dangerous precedent by deleting Shaun King's account and preventing any appeal.
  3. Shaun King stands by his support for Yemen and Palestine despite the unjust ban from Instagram.
Freddie deBoer • 4236 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. In the age of the internet, censoring content is extremely challenging because of the global spread of digital infrastructure.
  2. Efforts to stop the spread of harmful content like deepfake porn may not be entirely successful due to the structure of the modern internet.
  3. Acknowledging limitations in controlling information dissemination doesn't equate to a lack of will to address concerning issues.
2nd Smartest Guy in the World • 3950 implied HN points • 20 Jan 24
  1. The global elite at Davos aim to 'Rebuild Trust' through censorship and surveillance.
  2. Davos lacks real debate as participants are vetted for conformity to agenda narratives.
  3. Davos 2024 focused on familiar topics like climate change and stakeholder capitalism.
Popular Information • 14151 implied HN points • 16 Oct 23
  1. Scholastic faces criticism for potentially excluding books featuring people of color and LGBTQ characters from book fairs.
  2. Scholastic claims to segregate books due to pending legislation in U.S. states, risking exclusion for teachers and librarians.
  3. There is a backlash against Scholastic from publishers like Brave Books that promote different values and books for children.
Human Flourishing • 2122 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Governments throughout history have tried to control speech and communication channels.
  2. Technological advancements have made censorship more personal and affect the tools we use every day.
  3. The outcome of Missouri v. Biden case in 2024 will determine the scope of government censorship and impact fundamental rights.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2351 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. U.S. troops are facing attacks from groups backed by Iran, showing a disconnect between official statements and the reality on the ground, leading to responses like airstrikes targeting Iranian-backed militias.
  2. Investigation shows bias in school libraries with a focus on progressive books, prompting debate on offering a balanced selection that includes different political perspectives.
  3. Antisemitism is on the rise, highlighted by instances like a NYU professor praising Hamas, emphasizing the importance of education and remembrance to combat Holocaust denial and distortion.
Public • 568 implied HN points • 11 Mar 24
  1. Trudeau's proposed Online Harms Act aims to impose strict penalties, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offenses.
  2. Critics argue that the legislation is an extreme example of governmental overreach, setting a concerning precedent for free speech in Western societies.
  3. The bill would lead to individuals facing harsher maximum penalties for speech offenses like advocating genocide than for serious physical crimes.
Uncharted Territories • 1808 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. Throughout history, controlling the flow of information has been a key focus for those in power.
  2. The evolution of media, from books to radio to TV and now social media, has changed the landscape of public opinion.
  3. Balancing free speech with the dangers of misinformation in the digital age remains a complex challenge for society.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 4127 implied HN points • 04 Dec 23
  1. Liberal journalists have released new allegations regarding the origins of the censorship-industrial complex.
  2. Olivia Troye was involved in debunking the whistleblower's story about U.S. government censorship.
  3. Troye was fired from the Trump Administration and is considered a 'useful idiot' of the national security state.
The Dossier • 2214 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. A New York Times journalist quit Substack because he couldn't censor what he considered 'hate speech' and 'extremism'.
  2. Substack stayed true to its mission by refusing to engage in censorship, even under pressure from major publications.
  3. The situation highlights the importance of free speech and the dangers of censorship in shaping narratives and promoting government control.
Points And Figures • 932 implied HN points • 18 Feb 24
  1. Free speech is facing significant challenges, especially with the way information is being controlled and manipulated by various entities.
  2. There is a growing concern about government interference in elections and the use of agencies to suppress opposing viewpoints.
  3. Calls have been made to disband certain government agencies, overhaul the system, and start over in order to address the issues around free speech and manipulation of information.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 22417 implied HN points • 13 Apr 23
  1. The project to uncover Twitter Files revealed a complex and organized system of content policing involving various government agencies and tech platforms.
  2. Suspension of journalist accounts for sharing information about Elon Musk's private jet highlighted the tensions between free speech and censorship.
  3. Elon Musk's involvement in the transparency of Twitter was met with conflicting reactions, ultimately leading to unexpected clashes with platforms like Substack.
The Signorile Report • 1198 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Some Republican politicians have been publicly burning books as part of a book ban crusade.
  2. Governor Ron DeSantis defended against criticism of book bans in Florida, claiming the comparisons to censorship were a hoax.
  3. A Republican secretary of state candidate in Missouri burned LGBTQ and sex education books, inciting hate and promoting extremist views.
Pen>Sword • 2496 implied HN points • 11 Dec 23
  1. Instagram is actively suppressing Palestinian voices and their allies, enforcing this censorship online.
  2. Instagram's suppression tactics include flagged accounts, disabled features, restricted reach, and suspended accounts, particularly targeting pro-Palestinian content.
  3. Instagram's strategic partnerships with Israeli government bodies like the Israeli Cyber Unit reveal a deep collaboration that supports digital suppression against voices in and for Gaza.
The Dossier • 5601 implied HN points • 20 Sep 23
  1. Russell Brand is being used as a proxy in a broader agenda to assault free speech.
  2. Political establishment is aiming to limit all avenues of free speech.
  3. The attack on Russell Brand signifies a larger campaign to control online information and shut down free speech zones.
eugyppius: a plague chronicle • 493 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. Germany is implementing wide-ranging measures to restrict speech, travel, and economic activity of political dissidents to control the thought patterns of its people.
  2. The political establishment in Germany is using strategies to maintain power, including targeting opposition groups like Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).
  3. The government in Germany is expanding its control over dissent by planning to use various tools like financial investigations, travel restrictions, and internet censorship to combat right-wing extremism.
ChinaTalk • 207 implied HN points • 11 Mar 24
  1. Chinese AI chatbots are subject to strict censorship by the Cyberspace Administration of China, affecting their responses to political questions.
  2. There is a noticeable tradeoff between content control and value alignment in Chinese chatbots, highlighting a balance between censorship and quality of output.
  3. Censorship in Chinese chatbots involves value alignment training and keyword filtering, showing how Chinese regulators influence the responses of AI models to favor Beijing's values.
The Dossier • 903 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. The conference theme was 'Rebuilding Trust' but no one acknowledged any wrongdoing.
  2. There was no real debate at Davos, just a gathering for the global ruling class to unite behind shared agendas.
  3. China took the spotlight at Davos, while the event faced low American representation and criticism from outside sources.
Fisted by Foucault • 323 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Poland experienced challenges with judicial reform and resistance to western liberal mandates.
  2. There is a shift towards illiberal methods in the name of defending democracy, exemplified by actions in Poland and Germany.
  3. Efforts to de-dollarize economies like China's seek to strengthen financial security and reduce vulnerabilities in the global economic system.
Human Flourishing • 4186 implied HN points • 05 Jul 23
  1. Yesterday a major blow was landed against government censorship in court.
  2. The court granted a temporary injunction in Missouri v. Biden, limiting government officials' communication with social media companies.
  3. The ruling suggested a massive attack on free speech and described government actions as potentially unconstitutional.
Public • 515 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Corporate media is pressuring Substack for censorship due to declining revenues, but claims of widespread Nazism on the platform are exaggerated.
  2. A journalist revealed inaccuracies in an article that sparked the anti-Substack campaign, highlighting errors in claims about a writer's earnings through the platform.
  3. Mainstream media's coordinated attack on Substack, framing it as a platform for Nazis, aims to undermine its threat to legacy media, resembling past efforts seen with social media giants like Facebook and Twitter.
Public • 683 implied HN points • 26 Dec 23
  1. Elite institutions like Harvard and The New York Times have been accused of spreading misinformation and undermining their missions.
  2. The manipulation of language and censorship in these institutions is concerning and reminiscent of totalitarian regimes.
  3. To combat this trend, we need to understand how these values contrary to truth and honesty gained power.