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Facebook blurring Presidential seal on Trump page postings
https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump | Nov 15, 2018 | @DonaldTrump

Posted on 11/15/2018 4:56:38 PM PST by glorgau

The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources - it doesn't happen by accident.

Probably somebody inside the company thinking they're doing something cheeky. This kind of stuff should bounce back on them legally and civilly in a big way.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; facebook; fascistbook; markzuckerberg; mediawingofthednc; nonplayercharacter; nonplayercharacters; npc; npcs; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; trump; trumpfacebookai; zuckerberg
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1 posted on 11/15/2018 4:56:38 PM PST by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Not only that but Direct TV has been blocking Hannity and Judge Janine on my DVR. That started 2 weeks before the election and still continues


2 posted on 11/15/2018 4:59:05 PM PST by Luigi Vasellini (political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: glorgau

I saw at least 5 posts — even videos! — in which the Seal was BLURRED! WTF???


3 posted on 11/15/2018 5:02:52 PM PST by montag813
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To: Luigi Vasellini

“Direct TV has been blocking Hannity and Judge Janine on my DVR.“

At least Comcast didn’t do that. I swear the Rats controls every public facing entity with few exceptions.


4 posted on 11/15/2018 5:04:45 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: glorgau

No Fakebook


5 posted on 11/15/2018 5:12:39 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: glorgau
This is outrageous. Add these things up. We're going to do some fine regulating.

AT&T owns CNN now.


6 posted on 11/15/2018 5:17:56 PM PST by poconopundit
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To: Luigi Vasellini; glorgau
What's going on is NOT a coincidence.

It's a conspiracy against Rights that began immediately after the 2016 election.

It was a large, industry-wide conspiracy two years in the making, starting with Silicon Valley biggie Dave McClure's public rant at a giant international tech conference in Spain the day after the 2016 election.

It's chilling to watch, in retrospect.

We can see that the conspiracy worked, after Tuesday. And the open sedition is ongoing...

McClure: "We [Silicon Valley] provide communications platforms for the rest of the country, and we are allowing s**t to happen..."

"...It's our duty and our responsibility as entrepreneurs, as citizens of the f**king world, to make sure that s**t does not happen [people like Trump taking office]..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTVf7ffShg

7 posted on 11/15/2018 5:21:11 PM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: glorgau

The do it as a slight to President Trump, as in, he is not deserving of or recognized as POTUS.


8 posted on 11/15/2018 5:28:01 PM PST by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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To: glorgau

Facebook = Chinese Agency


9 posted on 11/15/2018 5:33:43 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: glorgau

“This kind of stuff should bounce back on them legally and civilly in a big way.”

Can can file a class action against Google. We all have a vested interest, especially when it’s “our” President.


10 posted on 11/15/2018 5:36:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (EVERYONE IS UNIQUE! JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!)
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So make the world better for everyone...give up Farcebook.

I have...and don't miss it a damn bit.

Suckerberg can KMA.

I guarantee that if enough of us walked away from the POS, the void would be filled...and pretty damned quickly, too.

11 posted on 11/15/2018 5:55:49 PM PST by OldSmaj
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To: glorgau
RATS is, as RATS does... surprised it took-em this long
12 posted on 11/15/2018 6:11:03 PM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

My DVR as well. did you call DirecTV about this as well?


13 posted on 11/15/2018 7:02:51 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: glorgau
Sure enough:

The first two photos are screen captures from video. The last 2 photos shows the doctored one on facebook and the real unedited photo

14 posted on 11/15/2018 8:09:07 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: glorgau
EVERYONE:

Hold your fire until we can confirm that Facebook is doing this, and not President Trump's campaign staff.

I took a look at video coming directly from DonaldJTrump.com, and it has the "Presidential Seal" blurred out. I take a look at graphics from the Donald J. Trump Facebook page, and they have campaign-produced graphics (semi-transparent dark panel with white text over it) that overlap the President's podium, and the Presidential Seal has clearly been pre-erased - before the text was overlaid - from the podium.

I suspect that there is a rule / law / convention against a campaign using the Presidential seal, even when showing the President's "non-campaign" events, as opposed to official, non-partisan "White House Communication" uses.

15 posted on 11/15/2018 8:32:20 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: glorgau

Bttt.

5.56mm


16 posted on 11/15/2018 8:50:09 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: lowbridge
HERE is an article from Boomberg that goes into the issue of use of the Presidential Seal.

My take-away is that use of it is not allowed if it may "confuse the consumer" that the item being advertised is endorsed by the official, permanent, Executive Branch of the United States Government.

So, say, a picture put out by the White House encouraging, oh, say, people to buy short-wave radios to help in emergencies would be fair use. A specific brand of short-wave radios then trying to use the seal in advertising, unfair use.

A picture posted by the White House Press office of a political event involving veterans, fair use. The same picture posted by the Donald J. Trump 2020 Campaign explaining how great he is for respecting veterans, unfair use... unless they blur out the Presidential Seal.

An inconsequential use of the seal, like on golf balls or coffee mugs... fair use, because nobody thinks the Executive Branch endorses specific golf balls or coffee mugs.

That's my take on it, anyways.

17 posted on 11/15/2018 8:54:15 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: glorgau

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/a-new-low-facebook-disavows-president-trump-blurs-out-presidential-seal-during-trumps-speech-to-veterans-video/


18 posted on 11/15/2018 9:07:02 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: logi_cal869

That article is from the Gateway Pundit, which is a pathetically inaccurate news site - even if they’re on our political side!


19 posted on 11/15/2018 9:15:43 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The (ir)responsible party should have their hands chopped off and their eyes gouged out.

20 posted on 11/15/2018 9:48:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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