Overt corporate censorship

Here are selected examples of corporate media bias and censorship that extend beyond the realm of social media:

 

Rudy Giuliani Banned by Fox News, Newsmax, September 24, 2021.

Chase Bank Unveils New “Reputation Risk” Campaign, Targeting Loyal Customers For Their Political Beliefs, Revolver, September 1, 2021.

GoDaddy Blacklists Texas Right to Life Abortion Tipline, Breitbart, September 4, 2021.

Chase Bank Unveils New “Reputation Risk” Campaign, Targeting Loyal Customers for Their Political Beliefs, American Renaissance, September 1, 2021.

Chase Bank Cancels General Mike Flynn's Credit Cards, ZeroHedge, August 30, 2021.

PayPal Working with ADL to Financially Blacklist and Spy on ‘Extremists’, Breitbart, July 26, 2021.

Microsoft Honcho Testifies That the DOJ Routinely Abuses Secrecy Orders to Seize Data From American Citizens, American Greatness, June 30, 2021.

The Future of Internet Censorship? Comcast Cuts Off User's Internet Connection For Downloading Torrents, Information Liberation, July 1, 2021.

Witzke: ‘I WILL be pursuing legal action’ against Wells Fargo, ‘we’re fighting back’, Censorship News, June 23, 2021.

Amazon Bought Hundreds of Ibram X. Kendi Books for Virginia High School, Breitbart, June 24, 2021.

PragerU censored by video platform, Censorship News, June 16, 2021.

JPMorgan Halts Donations to Republicans Who Objected to 2020 Election Certification, Breitbart, June 4, 2021. CAIRCO note: another step toward Fascism.

eBay says it will let governments automatically remove listings, Censorship News, May 21, 2021.

 
 

'Operation Chokepoint Is Back Under Biden': Gab CEO Details Being Blacklisted From The Financial System, Information Liberation, March 9, 2021.

The ‘World’s Largest Bookstore’ Gets Into the Censorship Business, American Greatness, February 27, 2021.

Go Fund Me cancels co-founder of Greenpeace without explanation or notice, Vlad Tepes, February 26, 2021.

Amazon Strips Clarence Thomas Documentary From Streaming Service During Black History Month, The Federalist, February 26, 2021.

Amazon Cancels Bestselling Conservative Author for Opposing Transgenderism, Breitbart, February 23, 2021.

When it comes to free speech, the Youtube alternative – ‘Rumble’ – isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, Bare Naked Islam, February 23, 2021.

Rumble cancels entire Bill Warner Center for the Study of Political Islam International video channel, reported by CSPII February 21, 2021.

Verizon Cut Off Donations to Republicans, Partnered With Marxist Thought Author, Frontpage Mag, February 19, 2021.

Social Media App Parler Is Back Online, With New Hosting Service, Epoch Times, February 15, 2021.

Pro-Trump Covfefe Coffee Brand Canceled by Chase Bank, PJ Media, February 5, 2021.

Microsoft ends donations to lawmakers who refused to certify election, Axios, February 5, 2021.

Bank of America Secretly Flagged Purchase History of Customers and Sent the Data to Feds After Capitol Riot, Gateway Pundit, February 4, 2021. See Tucker Carlson video report.

Shopify pulls conservative company's 'Free Kyle' Rittenhouse shirt, Fox, February 2, 2021.

Video: Leftist Fascism: Conservative agent fired from Literary Agency after she was reported for using GAB and Parler social media platforms, Bare Naked Islan, January 31, 2021.

Megacorporations Threaten to Stop Buying Off GOP Reps As Punishment For Capitol Protests, Information Liberation, January 14, 2021.

Mozilla, Firefox planning to censor conservatives at the browser level; deplatforming isn’t enough, Censorship News, January 13, 2021.

Walt Disney Co. Suspends Contributions to Lawmakers Who Objected to Election Certification, Breitbart, January 13, 2021.

Curt Schilling: AIG Cancelled Our Insurance Due To My 'Social Media Profile', Information Liberation, January 13, 2021.

Salesforce Shuts Down Trump Campaign Emails Claiming They Incite ‘Violence’, Breitbart, January 12, 2021.

Signature Bank Closing Trump's Bank Accounts, Deutsche Bank Cutting Ties, Information Liberation, January 12, 2021.

Wall Street Banks Freeze Political Donations After Capitol Hill Riots, Threaten Pro-Trump Politicians with Blacklisting, Breitbart, January 11, 2021.

Stripe 'Will No Longer Process Payments' For Trump's Campaign Site, Slashdot, January 10, 2020.

Simon & Schuster cancelled Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) new book -  The Tyranny of Big Tech, January 9, 2021.

A Big Move To Ban Realtor ‘Hate Speech’ — At Work, Anywhere, 24/7, Federalist, January 9, 2021. The National Association of Realtors' new ban on "hate speech" extends beyond work activities into its 1.4 million members' private lives.

Trump Campaign Banned From EMAILING Supporters After Being Suspended By Mail Service Provider, Gateway Pundit, January 8, 2021.

Shopify Permanently Bans Trump’s Official Online Stores, Adweek, January 7, 2021.

MailChimp suspends Colorado Senator Lundberg for mentioning Trump and election news stories, January 3, 2021.

 

Wordpress.com censors and terminates Western Rifle Shooters, December 30, 2020. 

Publisher Cancels Book Decrying Cancel Culture Because Author Criticized Islam, FrontPage Mag, December 21, 2020.

American Family Association Reportedly Banned From Credit Card Processor Over Religious Views, Information Liberation, December 20, 2020.

Stripe Bans VDARE From Accepting Credit Cards Just Days After Making Deal With Goldman Sachs, Information Liberation, December 13, 2020.

Amazon Censors Alex Berenson’s Booklet Pointing Out Face Mask Ineffectiveness, Federalist, November 25, 2020

Mailchimp Blacklists Conservative Groups, Breitbart, November 16, 2020.

Wordpress.com deplatforms Conservative Treehouse, November 15, 2020.

Target Stops Sale of Transgender-Skeptical Book, Breitbart, November 12, 2020.

Verifiability, Not Truth: How Wikipedia Buries Stories Like the Biden Corruption Scandal, Breitbart, October 30, 2020.

MailChimp Email Marketing Firm Warns It May Censor Content, Daily Signal, October 29, 2020.

Wikipedia absurdly declares Hunter Biden laptop scandal a “debunked right-wing conspiracy theory”, Censorship News, October 25, 2020.

San Francisco Tech CEO Emails 10 Million Customers Urging Them To Vote For Biden, Zero Hedge, October 23, 2020.

"A Truly Orwellian Culture" - Amazon Removes COVID Skeptic's Book For Violating Content Guidelines, ZeroHedge, October 18, 2020.

Video: EBay banned products offensive to Muslims, by David Wood, September 14, 2020.

Amazon bans “China Virus” book about Canada’s failed plandemic response, Censorship News, August 12, 2020.

Is Biden-Loving Comcast Meddling in Loomer's Campaign?. by Michelle Malkin, August 12, 200.

Dr. Simone Gold: Squarespace Shuts Down America’s Frontline Doctors Website, Breitbart, July 29, 2020. Related: Youtube Re-Censors Video on America's Frontline Doctors' Summit.

Amazon Censors Second Part of ‘Killing Free Speech’ Censorship Documentary, Breitbart, July 17, 2020. Killing Free Speech Parts 1 & 2 are both still available for purchase on Vimeo.

Amazon bans a book critical of PM Justin Trudeau’s China ties, American Thinker, July 12, 2020.

Jeff Bezos’ bans President Trump from Amazon streaming platform for ‘hateful conduct’, Geller Report, June 30, 2020.

Twitter Censors President Trump (Again) over Warning to Lawless Agitators, Breitbart, June 23, 2020.

Amazon Censors ‘Killing Free Speech’ Documentary About Censorship, Bare Naked Islam, June 24, 2020. Watch the documentary on Vimeo.

GoFundMe cancels fundraising campaign for Alabama business whose owner was politically lynched by leftist mob, Censorship News, June 9, 2020.

HBO Max Blacklists ‘Gone With the Wind’ - The Woke Taliban Have Won… Get Hard Copies of Movies, Books, Music While You Can, Breitbart, June 10, 2020.

Amazon Funding/Partners with Far-Left Hate Group Southern Poverty Law Center, American Renaissance, May 19, 2020.

Amazon removes book that could help millions navigate the current coronavirus pandemic, Censorship News, March 19, 2020.

Mailchimp Bans Stefan Molyneux After One Tweet From Leftist Activist, InformationLiberation, Jan. 15, 2020.

Verizon Bans Archivists Trying to Save Yahoo Groups Data From Deletion, Extreme Tech, December 12, 2019.

Wikipedia Admins Censor Name of Alleged Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’, Breitbart, November 10, 2019.

PayPal to Cut Off Donations to Right-Wing YouTuber Stefan Molyneux, American Renaissance, November 5, 2019.

Financial Blacklisting: PayPal Bans Conservative Street Artist Sabo, Breitbart, November 1, 2019: "Sabo also seems to be experiencing some measure of coordinated efforts, as he claims Etsy also shut down his online store... PayPal alone has banned Laura Loomer, InfoWars, and the free-speech focused YouTube alternative BitChute among others. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, the CEO of the online payment processing company has admitted that his company works with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLIC)..."

Wikipedia Editors Protect Antifa by Censoring Andy Ngo Assault, ICE Attack, Breitbart, July 18, 2019.

Amazon Blocking Reviews Of The No. 1 Best-Selling ‘Justice On Trial’, The Federalist, July 12, 2019.

Amazon Just Banned My Dad’s Therapy Books, Caving to LGBT Activists, Daily Signal, July 11, 2019.

Amazon removes controversial books by 'father of conversion therapy', NBC News, July 3, 2019.

Financial Blacklisting: Activists Pressure Mastercard Stockholders to Censor ‘Far Right’, including Islam critics, and critics of progressivism, and American Border Patrol; Breitbart, May 4, 2019.

PayPal Blacklists United Constitutional Patriots After They Helped Catch Illegal Aliens Invading U.S., Information Liberation, April 20, 2019.

Michelle Malkin: Questions for Chase (Away) Bank, VDare, April 16, 2019.

Apple Music Censors Songs about Tiananmen Square Massacre for Chinese Government, Breitbart, April 11, 2019.

American Pravda: Amazon Book Censorship, by Ron Unz, Unz Review, April 9, 2019.

Amazon Is on a Digital Book Burning Spree, by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, April 8, 2019

On Immigration, Guns, and Speech, Banks Act as a Shadow Government, Breitbart, March 30, 2019.

Netflix Bows to the Saudis, Reason, April, 2019.

Amazon - work hard. have fun. burn books.

Amazon and the End of Free Speech - The internet giant’s new wave of censorship, by Gregory Hood, Unz Review, March 6, 2019.

Amazon.com Continues to Purge Counter-Currents Titles - Counter-Currents Bites Back Against Censorship, by Greg Johnson, Counter-Currents Publishing, March, 2019.

Amazon Now Banning Books Based on Political Content, American Renaissance, February 27, 2019.

Financial Blacklisting: Chase Bank Withdraws Service from Independent and Conservative Figures, Breitbart, February 27, 2019.

From De-platforming to De-financing, John Derbyshire, VDare, February 26, 2019.

PayPal Admits They Collude With The SPLC To Blacklist Conservatives. Big League Politics, February 25, 2019.

Spotify Blacklists PragerU Ads, Breitbart, January 26, 2019.

Microsoft Teams with Establishment ‘NewsGuard’ to Create News Blacklist, Breitbart, January 24, 2019.

Creeping Sharia: Amazon Bows to Sharia: Removes Products That Are ‘Offensive to Muslims’ After CAIR Request But Anti-Christian Items Still For Sale, Gateway Pundit, January 9, 2019.

Coinbase Bans Conservative Social Media Network Gab, Again, ZeroHedge, January 5, 2019.

How the Two Biggest Wireless Companies in America Came After David Horowitz - Verizon and AT&T are comfortable with anti-Semitism, not with Horowitz, FrontPage Mag, December 7, 2018:

... the real issue goes far beyond Horowitz. It’s about the transformation of America’s economy from a dynamic free market jungle of aspiring business to an oligarchy of leftist monopolies controlling every aspect of our lives....

In the past, progressives had fought monopolies while conservatives had argued for laissez-faire. But under Obama, corporate mergers had boomed as a new generation of radicals realized that a handful of monopolies could more effectively control the country by bypassing traditional constitutional and democratic roadblocks to eliminating the Bill of Rights and imposing radical policies in the heartland....

Want to censor free speech? Don’t bother with the First Amendment, just do it through Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon....

PayPal Bans Youtube Competitor BitChute, InformationLiberation, November 14, 2018.

PayPal Suspends the Accounts of UKIP Supporters Without Explanation, American Renaiance, November 14, 2018.

PayPal Stops Handling Payments for Tommy Robinson, American Renaissance, November 8, 2018.

Pro-Life Site Being Targeted By Leftist Deplatforming Campaign, Gateway Pundit, October 28, 2018.

Paypal Suspends Gab.com account after Pittsburgh mass shooting, Gateway Pundit, October 28, 2018. Gab Banned by PayPal, Stripe, Joylent After Media Blames Site For Synagogue Shooting, Information Liberation, October 30, 2018. Free Speech Platform Gab Blacklisted by Web Host, Payment Processors, Breitbart, October 29, 2018.

Huffington Post does victory lap as Hyatt Hotels says it will stop hosting groups that oppose jihad terror, Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, October 5, 2018.

Thilo Sarrazin and the Anti-Muslim Left - Random House is reneging on its contract to publish his book in English., American Renaissance, October 2, 2018.

PayPal Bans Infowars for Promoting Hate, American Renaissance, September 21, 2018.

We've Been Purged from Mail Chimp. VICE Gloats: "Deplatforming Works!" UPDATE: WE'RE BACK!, Lydia Brimelow, VDare, September 20, 2018.

On the Censorship of Michael Hoffman's Books by Amazon, The Saker, Unz Review, September 13, 2018:

Hoffman: I don’t believe Amazon has much interest in this. It is more likely that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is the interested party.... We were also beginning to sell ever increasing numbers of these Kindle books to people in Asia, particularly India and Japan. It’s my hunch that Big Brother is not half so worried about printed books as the digital kind. Removing the three books from the Kindle was the primary objective.

Saker: But in terms of crushing crimethink, I submit that the US system is much more effective because it allows the deep state to hide behind the veil of corporate malfeasance. There have been plenty of revolutions against a state, but I don’t know of any revolutions against the corporate dictatorship.

 

'Our Aim in Life Is … to Completely Destroy Them' - The SPLC's latest smear campaign against the Freedom Center, by John Perazzo, Front Page Mag, September 3, 2018:

The inclusion of legitimate conservative organizations in SPLC's list of “hate groups” constitutes an egregious libel rooted in the Center's remarkable intolerance for ideas with which it does not agree. The aforementioned Mark Potok unwittingly acknowledged this himself when he stated that the SPLC blacklists have “nothing to do with criminality or violence or any kind of guess we’re making about ‘this group could be dangerous.’ It’s strictly ideological.”

David Horowitz Freedom Center Declares Victory Over Censorship Attempt - And calls for a coalition across party and ideological lines to defend free speech, FrontPage Mag, August 27, 2018. David Horowitz Wins Credit Card Donation Showdown, Credits Breitbart, Drudge, Breitbart, August 26, 2018.

David Horowitz: Visa, Mastercard Cut Off Payments to My Think Tank Based on SPLC ‘Hate Group’ Label, Breitbart, August 23, 2018. Note: you can send emergency donations via check to: David Horowitz Freedon Center, PO Box 98105, Washington, DC 20090-8105.

Amazon Bans ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Gun Book For Violating Content Guidelines, Daily Caller, August 23, 2018.

Mastercard Forces Patreon to Blacklist Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer, Breitbart, August 16, 2018.

Patreon and Mastercard Ban Robert Spencer Without Explanation, American Renaissance, August 16, 2018.

Mozilla Joins George Soros’s Efforts In Launching A Strike Against “Fake News”, Activist Post, August 11, 2018.

Gun Groups that Posted 3D Print Files Say Facebook, Amazon Censored Them, Breitbart, August 10, 2018.

Infowars is Not Just Being Censored, Basic Business Infrastructure Now Being Stripped as MailChimp Bans Their Email, Gateway Pundit, August 7, 2018.

Zero Transparency: 6 Questions that Tech Giants Refuse to Answer About the InfoWars Ban, Breitbart, August 7, 2018.

Alex Jones: Tech Giants Running Circles Around ‘Incredibly Stupid’ Republican Lawmakers, Breitbart, August 6, 2018:

Radio host Alex Jones blasted Republicans Monday for their handling of congressional hearings on Internet censorship after Silicon Valley corporations banned Infowars from their platforms in a coordinated burst.

America Has Been Sold Out To Communist Censorship pic.twitter.com/nJllgbbrIG

— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) August 6, 2018

Alex Jones began: “Well, Matt Drudge almost got it 100 percent right. If you go to drudgereport.com, you see a big red apple that says Apple regulates hate. But Apple officially four months ago moved to China, gave them the code keys to the Internet and announced they would begin mass web censorship — not just in China, but worldwide — and they actually said that ‘well, it’s normal to be state-run when you are in China.’ Where they now pay zero percent taxes.

“Then last week, a top engineer, there’s only reportedly only 200 people that had access to it, reported on a secret called Operation Dragonfly, where they were constructing a total web censorship tool for China but also testing it out on conservatives, Christians, and nationalists here…

“America has been sold. Trump has desperately tried to get in there and change this and basically negotiate something where we’re not totally subservient and China, the EU, Davos have all said ‘no, we’re going to crush the American people.’ Jack Dorsey said we’re going to crush this nationalist, Trump, conservative movement. He said that six months ago — ‘We’re going to crush you.’”

Facebook, Apple Purge InfoWars for ‘Hate Speech’, Breitbart, August 6, 2018.

 

Communist Constant Contact cancels Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform account - Marxists are on a real roll! What fun!, CAIRCO, July 29, 2018.

Constant Contact cancels VDARE.com, VDare, July 28, 2018.

 

 

Why did @Amazon remove this 5-STAR review of the book FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA?, Geller Report, November 28, 2017.

In August, 2017, Paypal dropped American Renaissance. Facebook blocked them, and threatened to drop then entirely. MailChimp cut off their emails. MailChimp is one of the major bulk email services, similar to Constant Contact.

In an August 17, 2017 article Building the Electronic Ethnostate, the blog Counter-Currents reported that:

Spotify has removed 27 "hate" bands as defined by the SPLC.
VDare, AltRight.com, and American Renaissance bounced from PayPal.
VDare's conference next April has been shut down by the venue.
Identity Europ's PayPal has been shut down.
Counter-Currents has been booted by PayPal and their Facebook page has been deleted.
Both Red Ice servers were hacked, as were the site owners' Twitter accounts, and still have not recovered.
TRS was taken down by their hosting company, but got a new host and were back online in 3 hours.
Mike Enoch was banned for the fourth time from Twitter.
KickStarter, GoFundMe, and IndieGoGo have all vowed to shut down campaigns related to White Nationalist concerns.
Pax Dickinson's Twitter has been shut down.
Hatreon is offline.
PolNewsForever's Twitter has been shut down.
The Daily Stormer has been targeted with massive DDOS attacks.
The Daily Stormer domain registration was dropped by GoDaddy, transferred to Google, and then seized by Google.
The Daily Stormer discord server has been shut down.
Two upcoming speeches by Richard Spencer have been canceled.
The Altright.com discord server has been shut down.
Vanguard America's WordPress and Facebook accounts have been shut down.
GoFundMe has taken down campaigns to help James Fields.
RootBocks has been taken down by its hosting company, but is back online.
Xurious has been removed from Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Daniel Friberg and Christopher Dulny, both Swedes, have been barred from entering the United States because of their presence at Unite the Right.
Lauren Southern's Patreon account has been taken down. Lauren Southern's Instagram has been taken down, but is now back up.
NPI's Paypal account has been shut down.
Christopher Cantwell's Facebook, PayPal, and website are gone.
Weev's LinkedIn account has been shut down.
The Paranormies and other podcasts have been kicked off of Soundcloud.
YouTube had demonitized controversial videos, making it impossible for dissident video bloggers to make a living from their work.
Airbnb combed through the social media of people with Charlottesville-area registrations on Unite the Right weekend, and canceled the reservations and accounts of Unite the Right attendees.
Uber has cancelled Baked Alaska's and James Allsup's accounts.
Squarespace is dropping multiple Right-wing sites.
A Toronto free speech event with Faith Goldy, Jordan Peterson, and Gad Saad has been cancelled.

While we at CAIRCO are not aware of the vast majority of these websites and organizations, it is evident that corporate interests are censoring what they arbitrarily define as being politically incorrect - in particular white agenda sites, but not leftist fascist, black or islamic hate sites. Corporate censorship is escalating. Who will be the next victim of the SPLC-driven corporate hit list?

research by Fred Elbel

Shopify Permanently Bans Trump’s Official Online Stores, Adweek, January 7, 2021.