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  • Do we have to protect ourselves online from theEU?

    11/12/2019 7:32:02 AM PST · by fruser1 · 5 replies
    self ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | Self
    I’ve notice an interesting post script in articles on (DC area news station): “This website is not intended for users within the European Economic Area”. Is this supposed to keep them out of trouble if they post something deemed as “hate speech”? Maybe they’ve been doing it awhile and I just haven’t noticed it before.
  • So then don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Problem solved.

    11/11/2019 4:57:36 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    Full title: So then, conservatives, don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Simple! Problem solved. Not sure if you heard, but Google is going to be cutting off content that they deem to be "not commercially viable". Of course we all know that means cutting off conservatives. Yes, I'm a conservative, and no, I'm not worried one bit. Why would I be worried, I already don't produce anything commercially viable. Oh, you want to say that what I produced wasn't valuable? My personal favorite is the book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which according to the Archive page has...
  • Banned from Facebook for posting Ciaramella's name

    11/11/2019 10:49:08 AM PST · by AnalogReigns · 115 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/11/2019 | Ralph W. Davis
    I was banned for 24 hours of posting, for posting Ciaramella's name in a meme in Facebook today. Real censorship has arrived, folks!
  • Maids for Sale: Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market - BBC News

    11/11/2019 10:50:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by providing and approving apps used for the buying and selling of domestic workers in the Gulf. BBC News Arabic’s undercover investigation exposes app users in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. The discovery of Fatou in Kuwait City, her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa, is at the heart of this powerful and shocking investigation into Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market. 
  • Twitter Suspends Users for Naming Alleged Whistleblower

    11/11/2019 12:06:39 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/11/2019
    Twitter has suspended or forced users to delete tweets naming the alleged whistleblower despite stating it is not company policy to do so. Several Twitter users said their accounts were suspended for tweeting out the name. One said Twitter later messaged him saying the suspension was “an error.” A Twitter spokeswoman told Breitbart: “Per the private information policy, any Tweets that include personally identifiable information about any individual, including the alleged whistleblower, would be in violation of the Twitter Rules.” The spokeswoman said posting the name of the person isn’t against the rules. Screenshots from a number of users confirm...
  • YouTube and Facebook are erasing content with whistleblower's name

    11/11/2019 7:49:33 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11/11/2019 | thomas lifson
    The day has finally arrived when our online media monopolies are blatantly censoring the news that Americans can see. Chrissy Clark writes at The Federalist: Facebook and YouTube are removing all content from their platforms that mentions the anti-Trump whistleblower's name, whom news outlets including RealClearInvestigations have publicly identified as CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella. No law bans media outlets or any person but the intelligence community inspector general from making the whistleblower's name public. A Facebook spokesperson said the platform will remove "any and all mention of the potential whistleblower's name.
  • Facebook Removes News Reporting, Mention of Alleged ‘Whistleblower’s’ Identity

    11/08/2019 11:13:10 AM PST · by seanmerc · 29 replies ^ | 8 Nov 19 | Allum Bokhari
    Facebook is removing any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name and is cracking down against Facebook publishers that mention any allegation of the potential whistleblower’s name, claiming they are violating Facebook’s Community Standards and Policies. For example, on Wednesday evening, Facebook removed Breitbart posts reporting on the fact other respected news outlets have reported the identity of the alleged whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella. Any Facebook user who attempts to click on that article on Facebook is now given a message that says, “this content isn’t available at the moment.”
  • Vanity: Google is in on it. Image Search Pretends Ciarmella doesn't exist.

    11/07/2019 8:42:32 AM PST · by AAABEST · 47 replies
    Google ^ | November 7, 2019 | AAABEST
    We see how every single person involved Washington DC politics and/or media simply won't name him (nobody.... not a single person), but has anyone tried Google? He doesn't exist in the image search. Here, let me Google that for you: GOOGLE SEARCH FOR "WHISTLEBLOWER." Ciarmella's pic does not show up.
  • Twitter’s Ban on Political Ads Will Only Make Things Worse

    11/05/2019 8:42:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 4, 2019 | John York
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that the social media platform will no longer run political advertisements of any kind. Twitter is a private company and is free to adopt whatever policies it wants, but this decision is not the win for civil discourse and our “democratic infrastructure” that Dorsey claims it is. Defending his decision, Dorsey drew a Manichean dichotomy between meritoriously “earned” media and misleading paid content. That dichotomy is shallow and misleading. While he is right that, absent paid political advertising, “a political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,” Dorsey does...
  • Zuckerberg’s power to hurt Trump

    11/02/2019 7:31:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Axios ^ | November 2, 2019 | Mike Allen and Sara Fischer
    Top Republicans are privately worried about a new threat to President Trump’s campaign: the possibility of Facebook pulling a Twitter and banning political ads. Why it matters: Facebook says it won't, but future regulatory pressure could change that. If Facebook were to ban — or even limit — ads, it could upend Trump’s fundraising and re-election plan, GOP officials tell Axios. Trump relies heavily — much more so than Democrats — on targeted Facebook ads to shape views and raise money. Red flag: Kara Swisher, of Recode, the super plugged-in tech writer, predicted on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Mark Zuckerberg...
  • How Trump Supporters Express Their Id Through Memes

    11/01/2019 8:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | November 1, 2019 | Kathryn Watson
    An edited movie clip featuring Donald Trump killing representations of the press and his political enemies recently shocked social media. But violent memes are nothing new in the MAGA community. Over the weekend of October 10 through 12, a group of about a thousand Donald Trump supporters convened in Miami for the American Priority Festival and Conference. The purpose was ostensibly to “support free speech” and “highlight American culture.” This would be accomplished, at least in part, through speeches by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Dinesh D’Souza, and Donald Trump Jr. It turned out to also involve watching garish depictions of the...
  • Mexico Reports 250% Spike in Africans Trying to Enter U.S. Through Border

    10/30/2019 7:54:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 29, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Mexico has seen an astounding 250% increase in Africans trying to enter the United States through the southern border, according to the latest figures released by the Mexican government’s immigration agency, known as Unidad de Política Migratoria. The stats include the first eight months of 2019 and reveal that, during the same period last year, 1,507 Africans were apprehended in the country compared to 5,286 this year. During the same period 4,783 migrants from India and Bangladesh were also detained in Mexico, according to the data made public this month. The information is alarming considering Africa and Bangladesh are hotbeds...
  • Twitter will ban all political advertising starting in November

    10/30/2019 1:17:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 30, 2019 | Makena Kelly
    Twitter is banning all political ads globally, starting November 22nd, according to tweets by the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. The changes will affect both candidate ads and issue ads, although ads encouraging voter registration will still be allowed, along with other exceptions. Dorsey said a full policy will be made available to the public on November 15th. “Some might argue our actions today could favor incumbents,” Dorsey said. “But we have witnessed many social movements reach massive scale without any political advertising.” SNIP
  • BIG SISTER: Teenage Climate Zealot Greta Thunberg Demands Facebook Censor Her Opponents

    10/30/2019 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/30/19 | Shane Trejo
    Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, the “Youth Climate Strike” founder who has been thrust into stardom by globalist oligarchs, is now demanding that her opponents be thrown off Facebook in order to stop supposed “hate and conspiracy theories.” “I am, like many others, questioning whether I should keep using Facebook or not,” Thunberg wrote in a Facebook post last week. “Allowing hate speech, the lack of fact-checking and, of course, the issues of interfering with democracy… are among many, many other things that are very upsetting.” “The constant lies and conspiracy theories about me and countless others, of course, result...
  • As the internet turns 50, we must protect it as a force for good

    10/30/2019 11:51:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    Web Foundation ^ | October 29, 2019 | Web Foundation
    On October 29, 1969, the internet era began as UCLA Computer Science Professor Len Kleinrock sent the first message on ARPANET, a network of computers that would evolve to become the internet. Five decades later, and 30 years since the World Wide Web brought the internet into the mainstream, global digital connectivity has fundamentally changed our world. Marking the anniversary, our founder and inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said: “It’s astonishing to think the internet is already half a century old. But its birthday is not altogether a happy one. The internet — and the World Wide Web...
  • Sorry, Congress. Facebook Can’t Fix Stupid

    10/30/2019 9:21:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bob Barr
    In the not too distant past, most adults realized that not everything one saw on the internet or on social media was to be taken as true. Today, however, what used to be a sarcastic phrase – “I saw it on the internet so it must be true” – is taken quite literally, regardless of the online source for such information; especially if it confirms our existing opinions and beliefs. This reflects a deep-seated cultural problem far beyond the ken of the Congress to solve; yet, of course, they try. And, as is par for the congressional course, they are...
  • Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: a litany of trolling and insults worthy of his father

    10/30/2019 12:04:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies ^ | Oct 30, 2019 | Ed Pilkingtonand Martin Pengelly
    In Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US, the eldest son of the US president blasts a high-pitched rant against American liberals who he accuses of turning the country into a socialist monument to political correctness. The US government has been infected with antisemitism, Donald Trump Jr writes in the 294-page book that will be published next week. “Angry mobs” are now in charge of major media outlets, political correctness has taken hold and “we have completely ceded control of what we can and cannot say in public to the left”. The author dedicates Triggered...
  • Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer

    10/29/2019 10:10:10 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 6 replies
    FAIR ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2019 | Alan MacLeod
    A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye (9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2013, is its head of editorial for the Middle East and North Africa. While both Twitter and the British Army attempted to distance themselves from the implications of the report, it is unclear why MacMillan would have this role if not to manipulate and propagandize the public. (The British Ministry of Defense...
  • 50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420

    10/29/2019 8:08:54 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 40 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 29 October 2019 | Mark Sullivan
    When I visited UCLA’s Boelter Hall last Wednesday, I took the stairs to the third floor, looking for Room 3420. And then I walked right by it. From the hallway, it’s a pretty unassuming place. But something monumental happened there 50 years ago today. A graduate student named Charley Kline sat at an ITT Teletype terminal and sent the first digital data transmission to Bill Duvall, a scientist who was sitting at another computer at the Stanford Research Institute (now known as SRI International) on the other side of California. It was the beginning of ARPANET, the small network of...
  • House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill (CASE Act)

    10/27/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 22, 2019, 7:02pm | Makena Kelly
    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would shake up the Copyright Office if it were made into law, creating a small claims court where online content creators can go after their infringers. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act for short, was approved by 410-6 vote. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the measure last year with the goal of giving graphic artists, photographers, and other content creators a more efficient pathway toward receiving damages if their works are infringed. Under current law, all copyright suits must go through the...