Facebook punishes liberal news site after fact check by right-wing site

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Eoneren) Facebook yesterday gave a “false rating” to an article written by a liberal news site after a conservative publication used by Facebook as a fact checker claimed the article was incorrect. The article in question, published by ThinkProgress, was titled, “Brett Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade […]

UKIP to allow debate on membership for right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) will allow a debate to be held on whether the controversial right-wing activist Tommy Robinson will be allowed to join the party. “UKIP Party Chairman Tony McIntryre has come to a decision on allowing a debate at the party conference on whether Tommy Robinson should be allowed to join […]

11 hospitalized as rival right-wing & anti-fascist protests face off in Chemnitz, Germany (VIDEOS)

Eleven people have been taken to hospital in the wake of a right-wing demonstration and an anti-fascist counter-protest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, where a fatal stabbing sparked a wave of rallies. [embedded content] Tensions were running high in Chemnitz with sporadic clashes being reported between the participants of two rival marches that […]

Swedish right-wing parliamentary candidate attacked by 'immigrant' during campaign meeting

A member of the Swedish right-wing Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party, who is currently running for parliament, says he was “punched in the face” by a young immigrant during an election campaign stop in Western Sweden. It should have been an ordinary campaign meeting, which every party in Sweden holds ahead of the elections. But […]

Facebook apologizes to right-wing group PragerU after being accused of censoring its videos

PragerU/Youtube Facebook apologized to a right-wing non-profit group after it blocked some of its videos, making them invisible to its followers. Facebook said the removal of the videos was a mistake, and they have been restored. PragerU seems unconvinced, claiming the removal was an act of deliberate censorship. Facebook has apologized to American conservative non-profit […]

Facebook cracks down on right-wing group in Brazil ahead of elections, sparking outrage

Facebook has shut down an alleged network of almost 100 ‘fake accounts’ with conservative leanings in Brazil. The government there now wants explanations from the social network, amid a backlash over apparent election-meddling “As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent abuse and after rigorous research, we have removed a network of 196 Pages and […]

German right-wing MPs go to Syria to see if it’s safe to send refugees back

A group of MPs from the far-right Alternative for Germany Party has come to Damascus to see the situation on the ground “firsthand.” The politicians are seeking evidence that refugees could be repatriated from Germany to Syria. The group, consisting of six federal and regional MPs, arrived in the Syrian capital on Monday. They said […]

YouTube moderators inadvertently removed right-wing channels

YouTube’s crackdown on conspiracy theories in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting has had some unintended casualties. The streaming video firm has confirmed to Bloomberg that its human moderators inadvertently removed videos and took down channels from right-wing and pro-gun outlets. Newcomers to YouTube’s moderation team can “misapply” its policies, a spokesperson said, which […]

Facebook apologizes over “Bullet Train” VR demo at right-wing conference

Enlarge / A scene from the “Bullet Train” demo that Facebook removed from the CPAC political conference over the weekend. The Unreal Engine demo “Bullet Train” has been a standard part of Oculus’ trade show demonstrations for the Rift headset for many years now. But in the wake of a school shooting in Florida earlier […]

The right-wing media is pushing a dubious claim about Mueller’s case against Michael Flynn

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The right-wing media has suggested in recent days that a new court order in the case against former national-security adviser Michael Flynn implies he will be exonerated soon. The judge presiding over the Flynn case, Judge Emmet Sullivan, has issued a similar order in every criminal case he’s overseen since 2009.  Legal experts […]