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Former President Donald Trump is suing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for violating his constitutional rights to freedom of speech.
Trump's lawsuit accused big tech of banning him from Twitter and Facebook after his supporters attended his rally in the nation's capitol on January 6, 2021.
After the rally ended, a small faction of Trump's supporters broke away and headed over to the Capitol building where Washington DC police let them inside.
Trump's attorneys argued that Dorsey and Zuckerberg violated his First Amendment right to free speech in "illegal, unconstitutional censorship."
"We're demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well," Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. "I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech."
Americans are waking up to the sobering news that America has no functional leadership at the moment. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, is missing in action.
The nation is divided as lawmakers point fingers at each other, saying laptop thefts from the offices of top Democrats during last week's Capitol riots was an inside job.
The head of the Capitol police resigned days after the January 6 protests, and a DC police officer who was assigned to protect the Senate wing during the riots took his own life on Saturday.
Thousands of national guard boots are on the ground in Washington, DC. There is fear of an imminent attack by foreign countries, as the U.S. government collapses.
Powerful generators were installed on the grounds of the Capitol building -- in case a nuke takes out DC's power grid.
Meanwhile, millions celebrated when Twitter and Facebook permanently banned Trump last week.
Singer Keri Hilson called for her peers to wake up and see the bigger picture -- that suppression of freedom of speech of a world leader is a threat to all of us.
"This may be funny, but it is a little dangerous too. Take Trump out of it for a moment... A Democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of world leaders... Our freedom of speech being taken from us, slowly but surely (censorship). If the leader of the "free world" can be removed, imagine that same right of civilians. Imagine believing every time you read "false information detected" and propaganda, deceptive reports, and flat out lies being the only thing we see."
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Isaiah Washington still remembers when his former Grey's Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl tried to cancel his career and silence him back in the day.
Washington recalled the incident in a passionate defense of his free speech rights on Monday.
The 57-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a photo of Heigl, 41, and accused the actress of trampling on his freedom of speech rights.
"This woman once proclaimed that I should 'never' be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech."
Washington, who portrayed Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC TV series, responded to a follower advising him to move on "in a positive way," saying, "I've learned that all money ain't good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles."
Heigl, pictured with co-star Washington in 2005, previously accused him of uttering a homophobic slur towards their co-star T.R. Knight on the set.
Washington later addressed the allegation at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, prompting Heigl to say that Washington "needs to just not speak in public."
Within months, ABC announced the actor would not be returning to the show for its next season.
To save his career, he apologized in a written statement and also shot a PSA for LGBT+ rights support group, GLAAD.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes appeared to take aim at Heigl while discussing her show Scandal in 2014.
"There are no Heigls in this situation," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't put up with bulls**t or nasty people. I don't have time for it."
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Friend of the blog Omar "Slim" White had something to say about America's election process, but his voice is being silenced online. The entrepreneur and Spiritual Teacher took to Instagram to let his followers know he is being "censored" for sharing his knowledge.
Slim and others fear "What the future may hold."
"I'm being censored right as well so share this, if you feel this message," he wrote.
A video that's going viral on Instagram.com has sparked a constitutionality debate. The video, which first appeared on Majic 107.5 DJ Ryan Cameron's Instagram page, shows a homeowner turning away a handyman who drove a long way to provide his services.
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The Supreme Court ruled a clothing line brand that sounds like the F-word can be trademarked.
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A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump can no longer block people on Twitter.com. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled Wednesday that Twitter is a "public platform" for the people to dialogue -- and disagree -- with the president.
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It's been a month since Twitter.com unveiled its new and aggressive policy cracking down on abusive behavior.
“We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” wrote Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in a leaked internal memo obtained by Slate.com.
“We’re going to start kicking these people off right and left and making sure that when they issue their ridiculous attacks, nobody hears them," Costolo wrote.
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President Barack Obama has supported laws in favor of gay marriage and illegal alien amnesty, and now Obama is set to take control over the world wide web.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote today on the controversial net neutrality regulations that would allow the FCC and the Obama administration to control what you see on the Internet.
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The first amendment is under attack in Chicopee, MA. Just days after two NYPD officers were ambushed and executed by a deranged gunman in Brooklyn NY, a Massachusetts man was arrested for writing a post on Facebook.
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In George Orwell's classic novel 1984, citizens lived under constant threat of a totalitarian government that sought to control their thoughts -- even in the privacy of their own homes.
In his strongly worded piece for ESPN.com, sports writer Jason Whitlock examines the events that led to the downfall of billionaire Donald Sterling, the LA Clippers' octogenarian owner who became a victim of an invasion of privacy by a media conglomerate that threatens freedom of speech and the right to privacy.
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Former reader Stanley McNeal writes:
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
From: Stanley McNeal (email@example.com)
To: Sandra Rose
Subject: Your Anti-gay messages
I hate to see a person that's apart of the Gay community using their platform to discredit the hardworking Americans that's currently fighting for equal rights in this country by labeling it the "gay agenda". How big is the paycheck you receiving from Anti-gay groups? I hope their check makes you sleep at night. I lived long enough to know, that all the negative things you do in life will always come back on you, Karma will hit you so hard you won't even see it coming.
I use to be fan of your blog, But I made the decision to not visit your website anymore. You seriously have an issue with the gay community, and you need to diagnose this problem within yourself just like you diagnose the "issues" of the celebrities you frequently write about. Are you prefect? or are you a narcissist too?
Peace Out Sandra...
SR responds: Good riddance, Stanley.
And loyal reader Chakita writes:
Good Afternoon/Evening/Morning Ms. Rose,
I enjoy your website immensely and enjoy reading it (and the comments from your readers, lol). As a Floridian, I appreciate the support and attention you have brought to the Trayvon Martin case. But, I really don't want anyone to forget about Jordan Davis, the young man who was senselessly murdered at a Jacksonville gas station because his music was "threatening". Along with Kendrick Johnson, who was found rolled up in a mat in his high school gym in Valdosta but, his death has been ruled as "accidental" (btw,you can Google his death picture but, be warned, it is gruesome).
Please encourage your readers especially those in Florida and Georgia to continue the fight for justice for Trayvon Martin, but please don't forget Jordan Davis and Kendrick Johnson.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace is finding out the hard way that he is not entitled to his opinions if it's about the gays.
Wallace, who uses the Twitter handle @Wallace17_daKid, responded to Sports Illustrated's May 6, 2013, cover story on NBA player Jason Collin's homosexuality confession.
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Sunday's fiasco at a presidential Inauguration event must have seemed like shades of Desiree Rogers to the Obama administration.
If you recall, Obama's attention-seeking Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigned her post after an uninvited couple crashed a White House event and got close enough to the president to take a picture with him.
On Sunday, rapper Lupe Fiasco -- who has sharply criticized Obama in the past -- was kicked off the stage during an anti-Obama rant at the StartUp RockOn Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live.
Foreign policy reporter Josh Rogin live-tweeted the bizarre scene as it unfolded before him.
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