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  • FB Factcheck is soooo in the tank for dims....

    05/27/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 35 replies
    This is not news to anyone especially here in FR. But I think they've reached a new low. I posted a clip of Biden saying "I can beat Biden". And FB just tagged that clip as false via their Politifact checkers saying that Biden actually said "I can BE Biden". Really?! What FB just did is to say, "So who you gonna believe, ME or your lyin eyes!" This is a huge stretch and I think its so bold and brazen a lie that this shows how desperate they are.
  • Transgenderism and Facebook

    11/03/2019 12:27:49 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 22 replies
    Self | 3 Nov 2019 | Iceflyer
    Ahhh yes, the tolerant left. I can provide you with tens of thousands of some of the most hateful things ever said by the left all over facebook. From the most abrasive vulgarity to outright calling for murder and violence it is not only tolerated but almost never censored... This changes the instant you offer a truth against a leftist worldview. Banned by facebook for 24 hours. Its nothing really and I know many here are probably banned like this too and some even for longer times. My crime? Stating the following words: "Transgenderism is a disorder where the affected...
  • DiGenova: Spygate tip of iceberg, as FISA court has evidence of Obama-era spying MUCH sooner

    05/28/2019 12:38:46 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, a longtime critic of President Obama’s operation to dislodge and depose POTUS Donald Trump, said in an explosive Memorial Day interview that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is aware of FBI malfeasance and fraud dating back well before “Spygate.” Noting that FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel have pushed back against Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to get answers into the origins of the Spygate operation — pushback that led POTUS Trump to grant Barr full authority to declassify all documents related to the attempted coup he saw fit to...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

    03/08/2019 8:21:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-08-2019 | Jacob Pramuk - Tucker Higgins
    <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan to break up big technology companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google.</p> <p>Her proposal is the most specific one put forth in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to limit Silicon Valley.</p> <p>Other candidates such as Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders have been skeptical of large technology companies.</p>
  • Is Facebook Becoming Social Media's Retirement Home?

    03/08/2019 6:09:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2019, 07:30am | Niall McCarthy
    Could it be that Facebook is turning into social media's retirement home? Although that question might seem a little bit far-fetched, young people are leaving the social network in droves while increasing numbers of over-55s are signing up. In general, Facebook is struggling to retain its user base and today the social network has an estimated 15 million fewer users in the U.S. than it did in 2017. That's according to data released on Wednesday by Edison Research which shows that 67% of the population aged over 12 used Facebook in 2017, a figure that stands at 61% today. Young...
  • Adam Schiff Questions Facebook and Google Over Spread of Vaccine Misinformation (Achtung)

    02/15/2019 6:54:39 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | February 14, 2019 | Josh Billinson
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is questioning the CEOs of Google and Facebook about vaccine misinformation being spread on their respective platforms.The congressman expressed concern that YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram “are surfacing and recommending messages that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, in a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.”Social media platforms have served as a ground zero for vaccine skepticism in recent years. Increased access to unverified information and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals appears to have fueled skepticism of vaccines that have long been credited with the near eradication of...
  • Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

    02/17/2019 5:56:33 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02-18-2019 | David Pegg
    Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.“Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless targeting of citizens with disinformation and personalised ‘dark adverts’ from unidentifiable sources, delivered through the major social media platforms we use every day,” warned the committee’s...
  • Facebook blocks Rod Dreher article detailing Jussie Smollett’s MAGA ‘hate hoax’

    02/18/2019 3:49:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/18/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    CHICAGO, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As more and more observers arrive at the conclusion that Empire actor Jussie Smollett likely staged an assault against himself to blame on bigoted Trump supporters, Facebook temporarily blocked a post by The Benedict Option author Rod Dreher labeling the incident a “hate hoax.” The 36-year-old, openly-homosexual actor says he was assaulted in Chicago on January 29, with two masked men allegedly shouting racial and homophobic epithets, beating him to the point of fracturing a rib, putting a rope around his neck, and pouring bleach on him. “This is MAGA country,” they allegedly...
  • You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook

    02/23/2019 7:18:16 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | Sam Schechner and Mark Secada
    Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook Inc. The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps...
  • Facebook responds to report that many content moderators suffer from PTSD

    02/25/2019 12:02:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    Facebook in a blog post on Monday affirmed its "commitment" to the workers who moderate the platform's content after a report found many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and anxiety. The post began by acknowledging "questions, misunderstandings and accusations around Facebook's content review processes," a likely reference to an investigation by The Verge published earlier Monday. "We want to continue to hear from our content reviewers, our partners and even the media — who hold us accountable and give us the opportunity to improve," the company wrote. The Verge interviewed a dozen current and former...
  • Most Americans aren't aware that Facebook owns WhatsApp, or that Google owns Waze

    02/26/2019 5:41:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Editorial staff
    That's a problem as more and more Americans look to take control of their privacy online. In the past six months, many have been rudely awakened by the lack of privacy within the behemoth data platforms of Facebook and Google. A recent report by Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans are significantly changing their relationship with Facebook, with about half taking breaks from the platform in one way or another.But as Facebook usage wanes, messaging apps like WhatsApp are growing in popularity as a "more private (and less confrontational) space to communicate." That shift didn't make much...
  • Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains “Deboosting,” “Troll Report,” & Political Targeting

    02/28/2019 6:33:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | February 27, 2019
    Insider, Formerly Responsible for Content Review in Facebook’s Intellectual Property Dept Speaks Out, Loses Job Facebook Engineers Plan to “demote bad content” Conservative Facebook Page Livestreams Secretly “deboosted,” No Notice to Page Owners Facebook Can Classify Users as Trolls Based on Their Vocabulary, Then Punish By Limiting Bandwidth, Blocking Comments… Facebook Engineer: “‘hateful’ content is coming from right-leaning sites.” “Special features” Triggered “leading up to important elections” Bizarre View of “hate speech” Includes Content from Conservative Commentator (Update: In the video, we said Steven Crowder’s “livestream was dethrottled,” when in fact his entire page was “dethrottled.”) (UPDATE 2: FACEBOOK RESPONDS...
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Groups urge FTC to break up Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

    01/24/2019 12:43:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 01/24/19 12:07 PM EST | By Harper Neidig
    Advocacy groups on Thursday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to order a breakup of Facebook after the agency concludes its investigation into the company’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The groups, led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, wrote in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons that modest enforcement actions would not be adequate to curb Facebook’s privacy practices. “Given that Facebook’s violations are so numerous in scale, severe in nature, impactful for such a large portion of the American public and central to the company’s business model, and given the company’s massive size and influence over...
  • ZUCKED UP Mark Zuckerberg halts Facebook stock sale as value PLUMMETS over privacy scandals

    01/03/2019 8:45:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | Updated: 3rd January 2019, 4:24 pm | By Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor
    BILLIONAIRE Mark Zuckerberg has halted the sale of his Facebook stock after the company's value collapsed last year. The controversial 34-year-old has seen his company fall from grace, and failed to sell a single share in the last three months of 2018. Back in September 2017, Zuck promised to flog between 35million and 75million of his Facebook shares over 18 months. It was part of a promise to give away most of his fortune, which requires converting stocks to hard cash. Since then, he's sold about 30.4million shares worth roughly $5.6billion (Ł4.4billion). But Bloomberg says that the Facebook CEO has...
  • Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by ‘Muslim migrants’ – Facebook censored posts

    10/12/2018 8:18:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 10 October 2018
    The Swedish media thought they had successfully covered up the gang rape of a young Swedish girl inside a flat in Malmberget, situated in the municipality of Gällivare, according to news outlet Fjällsjö news. "Facebook promptly censored the posts of the family friend, in an attempt to further silence the story" Politicians in Sweden blame Swedes for not helping migrants successfully integrate in their community when the public learn of a Muslim gang-rape of a young Swedish girl. However, an friend of the young girl’s mother learned of the rape and in her anger and shock, posted about it on...
  • Facebook Uncovers Web of Accounts Spreading Disinformation to Influence Election in Favor of...

    08/03/2018 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 2, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Yes, you read that correctly Democrats? Yes, Democrats.The social media giant said Tuesday that it uncovered a whole web of fake accounts spreading disinformation in what they believe could be an attempt to influence the upcoming midterm elections.The campaigns exposed were similar to Russian campaigns that ran before and after the 2016 elections. NBC News reported: The company removed 32 pages and accounts from its platform and from Instagram “because they were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior,” the company said in a statement. The pages and accounts were connected to protests planned in Washington next week, Facebook said.Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s...
  • Facebook has detected attempts to interfere in mid-terms

    07/31/2018 9:26:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 JUL 18 | Chloe Aiello
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Facebook confirmed it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign believed to be working ahead of November's midterm elections. In a series of briefings in Washington D.C. this week, the social media company told lawmakers that it detected dozens of fake accounts and pages, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times. --CNBC's Julia Boorstin contributed to this report. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
  • Nasdaq and S&P 500 fall as Facebook leads tech plunge

    07/26/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/26/2018 | Fred Imbert | Alexandra Gibbs
    The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 opened lower on Thursday after a sharp decline in Facebook sent tech shares lower. Facebook shares dropped more than 20 percent in the premarket, a day after its quarterly revenue missed expectations. Global daily active users, a key metric for the social media giant, also disappointed investors. Additionally, Facebook said it expects its revenue growth rates to slow down from last year. Facebook's earnings per share, however, topped Wall Street estimates. "It's all about tech and Facebook," said Tom Essaye, founder of The Sevens Report. "Facebook earnings and guidance were a disaster and...
  • Warning: Facebook Has Gone Full Purge. They’re Deleting Alternative Media Pages En Masse!

    07/09/2018 7:21:13 AM PDT · by davikkm · 64 replies
    IWB ^ | SatyapriyaCC
    Here’s a list of all the pages I know of which have been deleted or unpublished indefinitely: Collectively Conscious (915K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Natural Cures Not Medicine (2.3M followers) – Deleted on June 11th, 2018. I Want to Be 100% Organic (700K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Viral Alternative News (500K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Organic Health (230K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Natural Cures From Food (120K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Heart Centered Rebalancing (3.9M followers) – Deleted a few years ago. Awareness Act (1.1M...