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  • Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier

    08/30/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 47 replies
    Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier ^ | 30 August 2016 | Michael Krieger
    I’ve been creeped out by Facebook for a long time now. The following story takes it to another level. From Fusion: While some of these incredibly accurate friend suggestions are amusing, others are alarming, such as this story from Lisa*, a psychiatrist who is an infrequent Facebook user, mostly signing in to RSVP for events. Last summer, she noticed that the social network had started recommending her patients as friends—and she had no idea why. “I haven’t shared my email or phone contacts with Facebook,” she told me over the phone. The next week, things got weirder. Most of her...
  • Facebook Censors Video Exposing PBS Cutting Hillary/TPP Criticism From Jill Stein Interview

    08/29/2016 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | August 27, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Facebook is censoring a video created by Green candidate Dr. Jill Stein supporter Matt Orfalea that exposes PBS Newshour cutting Stein’s criticism of Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Obamacare. Breitbart News reported on the Orfalea’s video exposing the Hillary bias and now it appears Facebook is censoring the exposure of censorship. Orfalea told Breitbart News: “It’s insane.”
  • Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

    08/27/2016 8:08:56 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 11 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/24/16 | JOHN HERRMAN
    Open your Facebook feed. What do you see? A photo of a close friend’s child. An automatically generated slide show commemorating six years of friendship between two acquaintances. An eerily on-target ad for something you’ve been meaning to buy. A funny video. A sad video. A recently live video. Lots of video; more video than you remember from before. A somewhat less-on-target ad. Someone you saw yesterday feeling blessed. Someone you haven’t seen in 10 years feeling worried.
  • Entire Facebook Trending News Team Fired Following Breitbart Coverage

    08/27/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August | by ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook has fired its Trending News team, responsible for curating the social media network’s “Trending News” list, after Breitbart Tech began to reveal their progressive biases last month. The team is set to be replaced by a team of engineers managing an algorithm. Facebook’s Trending News feature is supposed to present users with the most popular news topics being discussed across the platform. But a Gizmodo exposé in May revealed that Trending News operated much like a traditional newsroom, with a team of “curators” selecting stories they considered newsworthy. It was later revealed that the team artificially injected stories that...
  • How well does Facebook know your politics?

    08/27/2016 7:34:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 5:25 PM. PDT August 26, 2016 | Natalie Brand
    Davidson said advertisers and political campaigns can also search and sort based on demographics and geography. In searching the city of Seattle, for example, Facebook estimates a potential reach of more than 800,000 likely, liberal leaning individuals, compared to more than 50,000 likely conservatives. Davidson explained campaigns are primarily focused on targeting “persuadable voters,” who are likely to be found in the moderate or basic liberal or conservative groupings, as opposed to the extreme categories on either side. Targeting can then be further narrowed based on profile information such as age, gender, even estimated income and lifestyle. “If you have...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • FACEBOOK SNOOPING ADMISSION Here are the alarming 98 facts and secrets Facebook knows about YOU

    08/24/2016 10:28:43 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 24 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 24th August 2016 | JASPER HAMILL
    WHO knows the most about you?You might say it’s your partner or perhaps your mum, assuming you’ve had the sort of tame life a parent would find acceptable.But you’d be wrong, because tech companies now have more information about you than almost anyone else.
  • Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial ( Bundy : Malheur : Oregon )

    08/23/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    OPB ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Conrad Wilson
    It was a rough morning for U.S. attorneys arguing the federal government’s case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other defendants accused of conspiring to occupy an Oregon wildlife refuge. A visibly frustrated Judge Anna Brown struck from the record a previous ruling that effectively allowed evidence from defendants’ Facebook accounts into next month’s trial. Despite calling an assistant U.S. attorney, two legal assistants and an FBI agent as witnesses, prosecutors weren’t able to explain to the court how protected information from 11 Facebook accounts used by defendants ended up being shared as part of discovery. Judge Brown ordered...
  • What Facebook REALLY knows about you: Firm reveals the 98 pieces of data it uses to target ads...

    08/23/2016 7:40:27 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 16:50 EST, 22 August 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    Facebook users are constantly being bombarded with ads, but sometimes one shows up on the screen that is so well-suited, it's as if the site has tapped into your thoughts. ... 'The majority of promoted topics that I see in my Facebook feed are relevant to my interests, and they're worth clicking on more often.' However, others are not sold that Facebook's methods are completely innocent. Peter Eckersley, the chief computer scientist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, calls them 'the most invasive in the world.' 'Facebook's business model is to amass as much first-party and third-party data on you as...
  • The Fed Launches A Facebook Page... And The Result Is Not What It Had Expected

    08/21/2016 5:12:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 50 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While it is not exactly clear what public relations goals the privately-owned Fed (recall Bernanke's Former Advisor: "People Would Be Stunned To Know The Extent To Which The Fed Is Privately Owned") hoped to achieve by launching its first Facebook page last Thursday, the resultant outpouring of less than euphoric public reactions suggest this latest PR effort may have been waster at best, and at worst backfired at a magnitude that matches JPM's infamous #AskJPM twitter gaffe. Here are some examples of the public responses to the Fed's original posting: they all share a certain uniformity... [Screen captures] [More by...
  • Social Media Crackdown

    08/20/2016 2:10:31 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 25 replies
    Me | 08/20/2016 | Bubba Gump Shrimp
    Be aware, my Twitter account was banned on Tuesday for violating the terms of agreement by posting "inflammatory rhetoric", which really was nothing more than re-tweeting stuff from HillaryStools Tonight, I got a notice from Facebook, that I had to submit a government ID to prove my identity with address on the ID. I use a psuedo-name on Facebook. I am only in a few groups, and no one can view my home or stuff like that except family. I use a Tor-Guard provider, my ISP is blocked, and I will NOT give FaceBook a picture of my ID. My...
  • Facebook Suspends Daily Caller Journalist [PHOTO]

    08/17/2016 6:51:53 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/17/2016 | David Hookstead
    I have been suspended by Facebook for posting a meme of Sylville Smith, the armed man killed by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend. The meme shows Smith holding a Glock handgun with the caption, “2nd Place Milwaukee, WI Quick Draw Competition.”
  • Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online

    08/16/2016 10:29:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/16/16 | Infidel Ali
    Home » World News » Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Aug 16, 2016 0 Comments Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Muslims are obsessed with shutting down any criticism of Islam. It’s a good first step to imposing Sharia on new lands. Excerpted from Breitbart: The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.” The London...
  • Tech Companies Apple, Twitter, Google, and Instagram Collude to Defeat Trump

    08/12/2016 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    observer.com ^ | 08/12/16 8:30am | By Liz Crokin
    There is no such thing as Pro-Trump free speech as Clinton corporate allies serve up a carefully curated view of the campaign My dad always told me that conservative candidates have to work twice as hard as their liberal opponents to win elections because they’re fighting two opponents: the Democratic Party and the media. The usual suspects from left-leaning major media outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and even entertainment networks are doing everything in their power to ensure a Clinton victory. Look no further than to Wolf Blitzer mincing around and drinking wine at the Democratic convention,...
  • UK Man Sentenced For ‘Offending’ Muslims On Police Facebook Page

    08/09/2016 6:03:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/16 | Raheem Kassam
    A man from Manchester in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to 180 hours unpaid work and a 12-month community order after posting comments that were said to be “grossly offensive” towards Muslims. Stephen Bennett, 39, reportedly took to the Greater Manchester Police’s Facebook page to post comments “concerning an Asian woman” as well as another which was “likely to be offensive to Muslims”. While the Greater Manchester Police refused to disclose the details of the case to Breitbart London, he is said to have also written: “Don’t come over to this country and treat it like your own. Britain...
  • Facebook: We aren't culpable for German terror attacks

    08/08/2016 10:07:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Aug 2016 15:18 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Facebook on Monday dismissed complaints by German officials that it had not been helpful in fighting terrorism and urged authorities to better formulate their requests. Following a rash of attacks in southern Germany in late July, several state officials called for websites such as Facebook to be legally required to immediately hand over user data if information relevant to an attack is posted. They complained that the US-based social network had only supplied answers to about 37 percent of requests by German security authorities over the last three years, Welt am Sonntag newspaper said on Sunday. Facebook said in a...
  • Facebook jail for posting America doesn't need muslims

    08/08/2016 7:09:33 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    Vanity | Ilovesarah2012
    I post a lot on Facebook and have for years. Never had any problems until yesterday when someone posted an article about an American muslim in the Olympics staying she didn't feel safe in America. Of course people were posting that she should leave, etc. I simply posted "America doesn't need muslims". Last night when I tried to log on, I got a message telling me I was suspended for 24 hours because my post violated Facebook's community standards. I bet they would have no problem if I had posted America doeChristians Christians.
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...
  • Still Report #1097 Trump Tromps Clinton in Social Media Support

    08/06/2016 3:31:18 PM PDT · by ak267 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-6-16 | Bill Still
    Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on fake polls. Hats off to Addison Riddleberger columns for assembling this social media data. The 2016 elections will be the elections social scientists will look back on as the turning point year – the year where an analysis of social media will prove more predictive than paid polling. Assuming that is a correct prediction, what does that mean for the future of the Trump-Clinton presidential race. All of these stats are as of Aug. 4th, 2016.
  • Former military K9 handler criticizes Hillary on Facebook-gets [temporarily] suspended [by Facebook

    08/05/2016 10:03:27 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 36 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/2/2016 | KYLE OLSON
    Hillary Clinton’s icy demeanor with Secret Service agents and police officers is well documented. Hillary Clinton But with members of the military protecting her overseas? One of my Last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? “Get that (bleep)ing dog away from me.” Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sit there waiting to...
  • NRO (National Review) Is Moving to Facebook Comments

    08/04/2016 12:52:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 2:00 PM | Charles C.W. Cooke
    As of this afternoon, NRO will be moving its comments section from Disqus to Facebook. If you have built up a set of conversations over the years, worry not: All comments on existing posts will remain intact and linked to Disqus. But in order to comment on new posts, you’ll need a Facebook account. If/once you have one, there’s nothing special you need to do. Just navigate down to the comments section and log in. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please do get in touch at webmaster@nationalreview.com.
  • Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

    08/04/2016 12:12:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 4, 2016, 1:16 am | Times of Israel Staff
    In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis. The post was carried by Fatah’s official page. It was translated by the watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch. In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the fall of 2000. It also takes credit for leading the Palestinian campaign against Israel in the UN. …
  • How do I close my Facebook account?

    08/03/2016 5:39:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 47 replies
    Advice | 3 August 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Someone please give me some tips on how to close my Facebook account.
  • Survivors of Islamic Sexual Abuse Support Group Founder Banned from Facebook for ‘Islamophobia’

    08/02/2016 11:34:30 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 2, 2016 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The founder of a support group for victims of Islamic sexual grooming gangs has been banned from Facebook for 30 days after she posted a video calling out the media for focusing on Islamophobia in the wake of a wave of Islamic terrorist attacks. Toni Bugle, founder of Mothers Against Radical Islam and Sharia (MARIAS) has spent the last few years supporting the victims of Islamic persecution including gay apostates, women fleeing Islamic marriages, and girls dealing with years of abuse by sexual exploitation gangs. Many of those she talks to have been turned away by social services and local...
  • Facebook blocks Michael Savage for posting news on Islamic crime

    08/02/2016 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 08/01/16
    Facebook has temporarily blocked talk-radio host Michael Savage from posting stories to his page after he put up a link to a story about a Muslim migrant killing a pregnant woman in Germany. A message from the social media giant on Savage’s page said: “You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.” The message then refers the user to Facebook’s “Community Standards” and states the block will be active for 21 hours. Facebook’s “Community Standards” page lists “hate speech” as one of its prohibitions, along with “violence and graphic content,” and...
  • BREAKING: Facebook Restricting User for Posting #HILLARYSAMERICA #DINESHDSOUZA

    07/31/2016 4:45:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    GOT NEWS ^ | JULY 23, 2016 | BY CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    Facebook brought down the banhammer on the outreach coordinator for Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America on Saturday, two days before the Democratic National Convention begins and Hillary is finally coronated. Journalist and producer Jeremy Oliver works as an outreach coordinator for the documentary Hillary’s America and posted links encouraging other group members to watch and review the film the night it premiered. Shortly after that, Facebook imposed a “temporary restriction” on his posting permissions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ
  • FACEBOOK TAKES FLIGHT

    07/30/2016 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 13 replies
    THE VERGE ^ | June 28, 2016 | Casey Newton
    Inside the test flight of Facebook’s first internet drone.
  • How Two Facebook Developers Could Decide the Election

    07/26/2016 2:05:26 PM PDT · by tosh · 39 replies
    Scout ^ | 07/26/2016 | Berit Anderson
    Thanks to Facebook’s renowned hacker culture, just two developers working together could push an update to the site’s news feed algorithms that changes the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. According to former Facebook developers Scout has spoken with, it takes one engineer to write the code and one to approve it and push it to production. Done smartly, these kinds of manipulations would be very targeted and extremely difficult to detect. Imagine two developers pushing Facebook’s ‘I Voted’ banner to the top of news feeds among liberal voters in swing states to drive more of them to the polls....
  • Facebook Admits It Blocked Links to Wikileaks DNC Emails

    07/25/2016 1:07:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    gizimodo.com ^ | 7/25/16 | William Turton
    Link only.... http://gizmodo.com/facebook-admits-it-blocked-links-to-wikileaks-dnc-email-1784262270
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • SORE LOSER Ted Cruz DESTROYED on His Own Facebook Page By Former Cruz Supporters

    07/22/2016 8:06:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 318 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 7/21/2016
    Ted Cruz humiliated himself last night and has virtually no defenders left (other than his alleged mistress Amanda Carpenter who wrote a Pro-Cruz article that Cruz retweeted.) Take a look at what some of Ted Cruz’s own supporters posted on HIS Facebook page after he committed political suicide like a childish sore loser.
  • IL Trump delegate removed from RNC after racist Facebook post

    07/21/2016 3:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 07/21/2016
    The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said credentials for one of Donald Trump's delegates have been pulled after she made a racist comment online. Reports say Lori Gayne admits she was the author of a Facebook post made under a different name at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Gayne posted a photo of law enforcement officials in Cleveland. The description said, "Our brave snipers just waiting for some n***** to try something. Love them."
  • Jonesville's Chief of Police loses job after making racist comments on social media

    07/20/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Former Chief of Police Skylar Dore pleaded his case with citizens of Jonesville, but many of them didn't want to hear it.. "I'm sorry, but you should have thought about it before you even hit those keys," says Sharon Stevenson, a resident of Jonesville. Dore is referring to the racist remarks Dore made on Facebook about President Obama, criticizing his handling of the police shootings in Dallas and Baton rouge "It hurt. I'm going to be honest. That brought tears to me because then I saw some of the racial comments coming up," says...
  • NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

    08/24/2013 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | Aug 22, 2013 | By Ewen MacAskill in New York
    The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian. The technology companies, which the NSA says includes Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, incurred the costs to meet new certification demands in the wake of the ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court. The October 2011 judgment, which was declassified on Wednesday by the Obama administration, found that the NSA's inability to separate purely domestic communications from...
  • This could be the most interesting speech of the GOP Convention

    07/16/2016 7:24:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 25 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I was excited when I first heard that Peter Thiel was going to be a speaker at the Republican National Convention.  While everyone naturally focuses on what Trump and Pence will have to say, Thiel, often labeled an “eccentric billionaire,” could help rebrand the Trump-era GOP. Like Trump, Thiel is flamboyant and loves shaking things up.  Andrew Styles of Heat Street: Thiel, who is also a Trump delegate to the convention, is an interesting choice. In some ways, Thiel’s support for Trump makes a lot of sense. Both are billionaires who like to disrupt the sh*t out of the status...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group ramps up its attacks on Donald Trump (Ptomaine Alert)

    07/18/2016 8:42:10 AM PDT · by orchestra · 17 replies
    Recode ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dawn Chmielewski
    (Full title):Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group ramps up its attacks on Donald Trump as the RNC gets under way The immigration reform group launched a website, Trump365, that explores the human and economic toll of deporting an estimated 11 million people. “It’s a big number,” said FWD.us president Todd Schulte. “We want to break it down so people understand this is going to hurt each and every one of us in America, whether they’ve ever met an undocumented immigrant or not.” FWD.us cites estimates that the cost of such a mass deportation could reach $735 billion to $935 billion over...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • Silicon Valley Executives Sign Letter Condemning Donald Trump

    07/15/2016 6:19:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    BREITBART ^ | July 15
    Over 140 of Silicon Valley’s entrepeneurs and executives have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump as a potential “disaster for innovation,” praising government involvement in the economy, and claiming “diversity is our strength.” The letter’s signatures includes several high-profile names in tech like Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Executives from companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Slack, Snapchat and Yelp also signed the open letter, as well as Arielle Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ev Williams, founder and CEO of Medium and co-founder of...
  • Facebook: ‘Kill Jews’ Not Violation of Community Standards

    07/14/2016 11:02:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 13/7/16 | Asher Schwartz
    Facebook has always been the most accessible tool available to the average person for means of freedom of speech. Turns out terror organizations like Hamas are very aware of that, and largely use it to their advantage. Being a huge fan of freedom of speech, Facebook has made its terms of usage very, shall we say, flexible. For that reason, five families, Israeli and American, all of whom lost a family member in the recent murderous wave of terror, are suing Facebook for $1 billion. The lawsuit was brought under the 1992 Anti-Terrorism Act that prohibits American businesses from providing...
  • German police kicking in doors and dragging people away for Facebook posts about Muslim violence

    07/14/2016 3:55:58 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 60 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    This is where it leads when you criminalize speech — it’s a regular occurrence in Muslim countries under the sharia. And so we can expect to see it in Western countries that adhere to speech restrictions in accordance with Islamic law. This is inevitably where it will lead if we surrender to the leftist/ Islamic warmongers. Merkel’s new Nazi regime. It’s why we are suing Loretta Lynch. Yesterday, our law firm AFLC is filed a lawsuit on grounds that Facebook violated Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act under the First Amendment. Section 230 immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter,...
  • The black cop who has a problem with 'Black Lives Matter'

    07/13/2016 11:54:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2016 | BBC
    "Black Lives do not matter to most black people...Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter." That is the conclusion of a strongly-worded post that has been shared more than 130,000 times on Facebook and has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on other media platforms such as Imgur. While the sentiment is provocative, it is the identity of the author that triggered particular interest. Jay Stalien's profile indicates he is an active police officer in Florida and previously Baltimore. And he is black. The post was published last weekend, amid mounting...
  • UPDATE: Purdue Now Says It Won’t Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

    07/13/2016 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    By Heat Street Staff | 7:11 pm, July 13, 2016 Purdue University this afternoon has issued a statement in the case of a student allegedly threatened with expulsion — and definitely the recipient of death threats — for criticizing Black Lives Matter on Facebook. Joshua Nash, a biology major who is gay and refers to himself as a “dangerous faggot” in his Twitter bio (a reference to conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos) was summoned to a mandatory “Administrative Meeting” after a student reported a posting of his made on Facebook. According to Nash, the Facebook posting was to the effect that...
  • facebook refuses to pull down donald trump sucks page

    07/13/2016 8:36:08 AM PDT · by SteveH · 16 replies
    facebook ^ | 7/13/2016 | facebook
    Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for harassment and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards. Please let us know if you see anything else that concerns you. If you want us to look at something specific on a Page, be sure to report the content (ex: photo), not the entire Page. We want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone.
  • Fed. Gov. Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor “Anti-Islam” Speech; Lawsuit Filed

    07/13/2016 8:13:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Today the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. As alleged in the lawsuit, Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often...
  • Criticizing Immigration is a Criminal Offense in Bavaria

    07/12/2016 9:17:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12 Jul, 2016 | Nash Montana
    Vierkirchen is a municipality in the district of Dachau, in Bavaria north of Munich. A Vierkirchen man and his were recently tried and convicted for creating an immigration-critical group on Facebook. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Der Münchner Merkur: Married couple sentenced for anti-immigration Facebook group Vierkirchen — A Vierkirchen couple was brought before the district court in Dachau, accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees. Due to the supposed anonymity of the Internet, the number of rightwing radical messages is increasing. But a married couple from Vierkirchen...
  • Germany: Married couple sentenced for anti immigration Facebook group

    07/12/2016 9:19:04 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    An original translation by Nash Montana Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | July 12, 2016 | An original translation by Nash Montana Eeyore
    A Vierkirchen couple was in front of the district court in Dachau being accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees.
  • Dallas cop shooter Micah Johnson purchased AK-47 through Facebook in 2014

    07/12/2016 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 12th, 2016 | BY Joseph Stepansky
    Micah Johnson never balked at the $600 asking price for an AK-47 assault rifle. The buy was arranged via Facebook, and consummated in the parking lot of a Target. Seller Colton Crews forgot about the deal until last week, when ex-Army reservist Johnson killed five Dallas police officers — and federal investigators tracked Crews down. “I don’t even know how I feel about it right now,” Crews told the Daily News. “I have no idea. It’s awful. It’s just bad.” Crews, 26, said there was no inkling during their 15-minute November 2014 transaction that Johnson was anything except a military...
  • Detroit police detective demoted over Facebook post critical of BLM

    07/12/2016 9:05:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/12/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Detective Nathan Weekley of the Detroit Police Department has been busted back to ordinary officer, losing his gold shield for something he posted on Facebook. Katrease Stafford of the Detroit Free Press writes:
  • Facebook Deletes Meme Page Mocking Hillary Clinton

    07/11/2016 4:35:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Admins of the lighthearted political page “Liberty Memes” have been suspended from Facebook and had images mocking Hillary Clinton deleted from their page. The Facebook page, boasting over 100K likes, has had multiple images removed as they apparently don’t “follow the Facebook Community Standards”. One of the most recent images removed was one that poked fun at Hillary Clinton and the recent recommendation by the FBI not to press charges following Clinton’s email scandal. The image received approximately 10K likes, 50K shares and 4 million views before it was promptly removed from the page for violating community standards. The image...
  • Families of Victims of Hamas Terror Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

    07/11/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Facebook is being hit with a $1 billion lawsuit after allegedly allowing the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas use its platform to plot attacks in Israel and the West Bank that killed and wounded Americans. According to Bloomberg News: "Plaintiffs include the families of Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old abducted and murdered in June 2014 after hitching a ride in the West Bank, and 3-year-old Chaya Braun, whose stroller was struck intentionally by a Palestinian driver in October 2014 at a train station in Jerusalem." “Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online...