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  • Facebook Fired Virtual Reality Pioneer for Supporting Trump

    11/13/2018 11:39:57 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Silicon Valley is in thrall to the cult of diversity. Its measures its employees against racial metrics even as an industry, whose engine is meant to be the intellect, purges any hint of intellectual diversity. It happened at Mozilla with Brendan Eich, the creator of Javascript. It happened at Google with James Damore. Now it happened at Facebook with Palmer Luckey. Luckey's Oculus fueled the race for virtual reality. Facebook bought his company for a fortune. And then it forced him out because he supported Trump and opposed Hillary.
  • Did Facebook pay out over a hundred million bucks just to be rid of a Trump-supporter?

    11/13/2018 9:46:50 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It certainly looks like the prejudice against Republicans, conservatives, and especially Trump supporters, is so virulent that Facebook was willing to pay a hundred mill to rid itself od one. The company denies this is the case, but the Wall Street Journal is not convinced. Facebook Inc. executive and virtual-reality wunderkind Palmer Luckey was a rising star of Silicon Valley when, at the height of the 2016 presidential contest, he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group. His donation sparked a backlash from his colleagues. Six months later, he was out. Neither Facebook nor Mr. Luckey has ever said why...
  • Former Facebook Security Chief: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Lying About China

    11/12/2018 7:51:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Many have been critical of Google’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, now a former Facebook executive has called out Google’s CEO for lying about the company’s motives. Facebook’s former security chief Alex Stamos took to Twitter recently to attack Google CEO Sundar Pichai for his comments defending the company’s decision to move into the China market with its censored search engine known as “Project Dragonfly,” Silicon Beat reports. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pichai stated that Google was “committed to serving users in China” and compared Chinese censorship laws to the “right...
  • Facebook is DOWN: Site unavailable for users around the globe

    11/12/2018 10:16:18 AM PST · by Revel · 71 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 11/12/18 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Facebook's website has crashed for users around the globe. Users trying to access the site are being shown a message saying 'Sorry, something went wrong. 'We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.'
  • Facebook having problems? (vanity)

    11/12/2018 10:17:19 AM PST · by loucon · 47 replies
    getting this from facebook via cox south. Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.
  • Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump

    11/12/2018 7:02:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/11/18 | Kirsten Grind and Keach Hagey
    Facebook Inc. executive and virtual-reality wunderkind Palmer Luckey was a rising star of Silicon Valley when, at the height of the 2016 presidential contest, he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group. His donation sparked a backlash from his colleagues. Six months later, he was out. Neither Facebook nor Mr. Luckey has ever said why he left the social-media giant. When testifying before Congress about data privacy earlier this year, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg denied the departure had anything to do with politics. Mr. Luckey, it turns out, was put on leave, then fired, according to people familiar with...
  • High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump' (TR)

    11/12/2018 4:44:20 AM PST · by DFG · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2018 | George Martin
    A high-ranking Facebook executive was allegedly forced to resign after refusing to back down on his support for Donald Trump - it has been revealed. Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was said to have come under intense pressure from Facebook's leading figures after it emerged he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 Presidential election. According to correspondence revealed by the Wall Street Journal, the revelation about his donation sparked a furore which saw him fired six months later. Facebook higher-ups including founder Mark Zuckerberg himself were said to have attempted to pressgang Luckey into publicly supporting...
  • Alleged Facebook Post of Borderline Bar & Grill Shooter Ian David Long Sounds More Like A Gun...

    11/09/2018 2:22:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2018 | Tim Brown
    FULL TITLE: Alleged Facebook Post of Borderline Bar & Grill Shooter Ian David Long Sounds More Like A Gun Confiscation Activist Than A Marine As usual in these situations, the criminal's Facebook and social media gets purged, often before anyone outside of state-controlled media and police can verify what was actually posted. However, there are reports that Ian David Long, a former Marine, wrote a final post on his Facebook page before going into the Borderline Bar & Grill and murdering a dozen people before turning the gun on himself. In that post, he allegedly wrote, "Yeah... I'm insane, but...
  • FACEBOOK DELIVERS FOR DEMOCRATS: Erased 2 Billion GOP Page Views in Purge, Eliminated Conservative

    11/09/2018 7:46:15 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-9-2018 | Jim Holt
    What big tech has done to conservative and other undesirable publishers is nothing short of a digital Kristallnacht.” — Andrew Marchs, filmmaker On Tuesday night, after the votes were counted, Democrats took control of the US House of Representatives. wealthy suburban voters and women are being credited for the win. At least 35 Republican lawmakers lost their seats on Tuesday night. Democrats have a huge advantage over Republicans with their partners in the media complex, Hollywood, and academia. And, unlike 2016, this year Democrats can also can give a huge amount of credit to Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter....
  • Benton Blount claims he was kicked off Billy Gibbons' tour after posting photo wearing MAGA hat...

    11/09/2018 5:48:17 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Dal Kalsi
    Singer Benton Blount claims he was kicked off a tour with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top after posting a photo of himself wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and an “I Voted” sticker on election day. The photo, which also shows Blount holding food items from Chick-Fil-A was captioned, "Someone reading this just got offended multiple times. My work here is done! #Vote" Blount, from Greenville, was a contestant on the TV show America’s Got Talent. ...“I was banned from Facebook (for 24 hours) and now I’ve just been banned from my opening spot on the Billy Gibbons tour....
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • Zuckerberg Declines Request From UK Canadian Officials to Answer Questions re Fake News on Facebook

    11/07/2018 4:31:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies ^ | 11-7-18 | Chris Morris
    Parliamentary bodies from five countries are now calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the problem of fake news on Facebook. And Zuckerberg is saying no to all of them. The concept of an international grand committee is unprecedented, but it underscores the concern over the effect of disinformation on free elections. Given Facebook’s role in the spread of fake news during the 2016 U.S. elections, many nations have pressured the company to discuss the steps it is taking to prevent future spreads.
  • ‘Fact Checkers’ at Snopes Attempt to Bail Out Stacey Abrams from Armed Black Panthers Story

    11/05/2018 2:16:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams. Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her. The story went viral....
  • “Zuckerberg, Who’s Your Daddy?” — Tonight I Challenge Conservatives to Paint Facebook RED

    11/05/2018 8:08:50 AM PST · by deandg99 · 17 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/05/2018 | Dean Garrison
    As I write this the mid-term elections are about 20 hours away. I feel the need to reach millions of conservatives but I need your help! This is crunch time. No excuses tonight folks. Every conservative must share every single conservative article, that has value of course, on FACEBOOK.
  • Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

    11/04/2018 7:18:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    CBS Radio ^ | 11/02/18
    Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer’s proposal would allow authorities to review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of any person seeking to purchase a firearm.... The two are hoping to identify any hate speech on social media profiles, which are often revealed only after someone is arrested in a mass shooting.
  • New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun...

    11/04/2018 7:26:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 3, 2018 | Joe Newby
    FULL TITLE: New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun buyers If two New York Democrats have their way, prospective gun buyers in the state will have three years of their social media interactions screened as part of the background check process. On Friday, WCBS 880 reported that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer are drafting a proposal that would let authorities review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of anyone seeking to purchase a firearm in the state. “A three-year review...
  • FEC Complaint FILED Against Google, Facebook, and Twitter For Election Interference

    11/04/2018 4:34:59 AM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies
    ATS ^ | 2nov18 | Editorial staff
    Americans For Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) filed a formal FEC complaint Friday against Google, Facebook and Twitter for violation of election law stemming from the tech giants’ widespread censorship and bias against conservative patriotic Americans online. ALIPAC’s statement reads in part: “ALIPAC’s new complaint and request for investigations to the FEC sent to Washington, DC via FedEx today can be viewed here– ALIPAC Complaint to FEC Regarding Silicon Valley Elections Influence
  • “I was a little PISSED OFF about being PISSED ON so I started my own social network”

    11/02/2018 2:03:55 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/28/2018 | Dean Garrison
    My newest definition of irony is this: Getting angry to the point where I decided to start my own social network, on a whim, and then being slapped with a suspension hours later by Facebook. It’s a true story. Last Saturday I finally had enough and decided to do something. You might say I was pissed off about being pissed on by social media.
  • Dems push Facebook to fix 'unacceptable' political ad transparency tools

    11/02/2018 9:20:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/18 | Ali Breland
    A pair of Democratic senators on Friday pressed Facebook to fix its political ad transparency tools that reportedly allows users to make misleading claims about who is purchasing an ad. “The fact that Facebook’s new security tools allow users to intentionally misidentify who placed political ads is unacceptable," Sens. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Mark Warner (Va.) wrote in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "That Facebook is unable to recognize ads connected to a well-established foreign interference operation is also deeply troubling.” The letter follows reports in which Vice News was able to purchase ads on Facebook and attribute them...
  • Apple, Amazon, Facebook and more than 50 other companies sign letter against Trump gender changes

    11/01/2018 9:36:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNBC Tech ^ | November 1, 2018 | Lauren Feiner
    • Companies spanning tech, financial services and consumer products are standing up for legal protections for transgender people. • The companies represent over $2.4 trillion in annual revenue and have almost 4.8 million employees. • The signed statement comes after a New York Times report that the Trump administration is considering limiting the definition of gender to birth anatomy....