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China Tries Quelling Fears Over the Virus; Google Risks Losing Legal Protections

2020-06-18 23:52
The Federalist, a right-leaning news website, was forced to remove its entire comment section after Google threatened to ban the platform from using its ad services. Google was allegedly pushed to ban advertisements for both The Federalist and liberatian news website ZeroHedge. NBC News wrote a story on June 16 saying Google would demonetize both websites, after the NBC News “Verification Unit” informed Google about a British nonprofit, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), tied to the British Labour Party, put the websites, and Breitbart on its “blacklist” for allegedly benign “racist Fake News.” And Beijing is now partially locked down. Many people are not allowed to enter or leave the city, schools have been suspended, and many businesses and services have been closed. Many residents are attempting to flee the city before a full lockdown goes into place. These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.