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  • How Silicon Valley Turned Off the Left and Right

    09/28/2017 5:02:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When left and right finally agree on something, watch out: The unthinkable becomes normal. So it is with changing attitudes toward Silicon Valley. For the last two decades, Apple, Google, Amazon and other West Coast tech corporations have been untouchable icons. They piled up astronomical profits while hypnotizing both left-wing and right-wing politicians. Conservative administrations praised them as modern versions of 19th-century risk-takers such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs and other tech giants were seen as supposedly creating national wealth in an unregulated, laissez-faire landscape that they had invented from nothing. At...
  • Facebook’s role in Trump’s win is clear. No matter what Mark Zuckerberg says.

    09/08/2017 12:16:35 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07 Sep 17 | Margaret Sullivan
    What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump’s win. “Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook . . . influenced the election in any way — I think is a pretty crazy idea,” he said. “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.” In fact, voters make their decisions based on many factors, not just their “lived experience.” Disinformation spread on Facebook clearly was one — a big one. That was obvious in November. It was obvious in April when Facebook, to...
  • 'Stingy' Jeff Bezos

    06/21/2017 6:04:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | John Stossel
    Thursday, right before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he'd acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, he tweeted a "request for ideas" for "philanthropy strategy." If you have suggestions re "helping people in the here and now... reply to this tweet." Here's my reply: Don't do it, Jeff! I understand why you asked. Giving well isn't easy. Charities often squander donations. Cancer Fund of America gave less than 5 percent of donations to charity. When I confronted its owner, James Reynolds, he blithely said, "True, if they give it to the telemarketer, they get 85-90 percent." Charity-rating services try to separate...
  • Zuckerberg vs. Zuckerberg

    06/02/2017 7:26:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 6/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Would the Mark Zuckerberg of 2017—who recently gave the commencement address at Harvard—have started Facebook? Likewise, would the Mark Zuckerberg of 2004—who was instrumental in building the world’s largest, most popular social networking website in the world—have given the 2017 commencement address at Harvard University? As has been well documented over the last several days—most notably by Rush Limbaugh—Zuckerberg’s 2017 commencement address was laden with socialistic language and ideas that run quite contrary to what is necessary to build a company with thousands of employees and whose annual revenue is measured in billions of dollars. (Ask Venezuelans.)
  • Translating Mark Zuckerberg’s Speech to the Graduates

    05/26/2017 1:37:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook — you know, he dropped out of Harvard. He was at Harvard. He dropped out of there because Facebook took off. So he went out to California and did what he did to build Facebook up. So he went back, went back to Cambridge, Massachusetts, yesterday to do the commencement address. Are you ready for this? The 366 commencement. You want to know why this country is so screwed up? Because there have been 366 graduating classes from this place. The country’s not that old. The country’s 230-some-odd years old, 366 graduating classes,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Government should give everyone a guaranteed minimum income without work

    05/26/2017 10:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Zuckerberg doesn't seem to understand that handing out cash is not the same thing as creating wealth He is not the first to tout this idea. In fact, it’s been a favorite of Bernie Bro types for a while now. But it’s one thing when some lefty chucklehead on Facebook is pushing the idea of a universal, guaranteed minimum income for everyone - provided by the government with no work requirement whatsoever. It’s another thing when one of the richest and most influential people in the world signs on. Some will suggest this is a signal Zuckerberg wants to run...
  • Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

    05/25/2017 5:39:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 25, 2017 | Todd Haselton
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech. Zuckerberg's comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator. "Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it's time for our generation to define a new social contract," Zuckerberg said during his speech. "We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure...
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • Mark Zuckerberg The Billionaire Tech Mogul Visits The Scene Of The Charleston Church Massacre

    03/13/2017 7:48:05 PM PDT · by Ellajonnez · 33 replies
    On June 17, 2015 during a prayer service, was when the Charleston church massacre took place. This was a mass shooting and hate crime that at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, US. The shooting lead to the death of nine people who were killed by 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Roof. Although three other victims survived but Roof was sentenced to Death in January 2017. And now billionaire Tech Mogul, Mark Zuckerberg, has paid a visit to the church on Sunday and also decided to shared his experience: “I’m in Charleston, South Carolina and I...
  • Facebook Apologizes for Shutting Down Page of Palestinian Fatah Movement

    02/28/2017 12:09:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 28 February 2017
    Facebook shut down the page of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s party Fatah, apparently over a picture of late leader Yasser Arafat with a weapon, the movement said on Monday. “We received a message that our page violated Facebook’s regulations,” Munir al-Jaghub, a media officer with Fatah and one of the page’s administrators, told AFP. The accounts of the 12 administrators of the page, which according to Jaghub had 70,000 followers, were also suspended for 30 days. A photo of Arafat holding a rifle that belonged to an Israeli soldier abducted in the 1980s by Palestinians in Beirut that had featured...
  • Facebook's Immigration Lobbying Arm:

    02/12/2017 9:33:00 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies
    Original research | 2/12/2017 | Fedora
    In 2013, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched an immigration reform lobbying group called The staff of was initially led by Joe Green, a college friend of Zuckerberg and the inventor of a Facebook philanthropy-giving app, who had previously worked on John Kerry's Presidential campaign. In September 2014, Green's lack of success at achieving immigration reform led him to be replaced by Todd Schulte, who had previously served as chief of staff at Obama re-election Super PAC Priorities USA Action, which is led by Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign political director Guy Cecil and includes David Brock on its board...
  • Protesters Plot "Border Wall" Rally For Tomorrow...At Zuckerberg's Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

    01/27/2017 6:13:56 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000's of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect "safe space" for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family. Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase...technically the sellers didn't own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. So now, according to the Honolulu...
  • Report: Facebook, Google Secretly Teaming with David Brock’s Media Matters over Fake News

    01/27/2017 12:45:54 PM PST · by Rockitz · 13 replies ^ | 27 Jan 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    David Brock’s left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters for America is “engaging with Facebook behind the scenes” to shape the social network’s fight against “fake news,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. A document posted by the Washington Free Beacon outlines Media Matters’ plans to battle the “fake news” and “propaganda” that they believe led to the election of Donald Trump. Describing their relationship with Facebook, the documents states, “Media Matters will serve as their partner,” and that Media Matters’ goal is to help Facebook “adjust its model to stem the flow of damaging fake news on its...
  • Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to say Facebook influenced election

    11/11/2016 9:24:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2016 6:30 PM EST | Barbara Ortutay
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is “crazy.” Still, the majority of Americans (six in 10) say they get at least some news from social media, mostly Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center. While a lot of this news comes from established outlets — whether CNN or BuzzFeed News, misinformation spreads on Facebook just as information does, shared by users, recommended by software and amplified by both. […] Is it possible that voters were swayed for or against a candidate, much like those same people...
  • Facebook Repression of free Speech

    10/23/2016 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Diane Bederman
    I understand Pamela Geller is trying to sue Facebook. Count me in Employees at Facebook want to remove Trump posts under the rubric of hate speech, yet Jew hatred is permitted. These are the people who decide for all of us on Facebook what is and is not acceptable speech. I fear for the next generation. Raised on social media these people have given power to one man, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame, who has power over all speech all over the world. We are guilty of allowing this. We are guilty because we did not make room for competition....
  • Facebook employees argued Trump's posts should be banned as hate speech

    10/21/2016 1:30:51 PM PDT · by tekrat · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/21/2016 | Casey Newton
    Some Facebook employees have argued that Donald Trump’s posts on the social network should be designated as hate speech and removed, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal said today that Trump posts calling for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States had triggered an emotional debate inside Facebook over enforcement of the company’s community standards. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ultimately ruled against deleting the posts, which he argued would amount to censorship of a political candidate, according to the Journal. The internal arguments started after Trump began discussing Muslim immigration last December, the report said. Zuckerberg’s...
  • Facebook: We aren't culpable for German terror attacks

    08/08/2016 10:07:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump?

    08/14/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 183 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015
    Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump? Glenn Beck wants to stage a conservative intervention. The former Fox News host and prominent conservative commentator is confounded that so many Republican voters are attracted to Donald Trump. And Beck is particularly bewildered by the conservative pundits who are hooked on the bombastic real estate mogul. "Why are big name 'conservatives' supporting him?" Beck asked wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Beck went on to name names, calling out some of Trump's biggest boosters in conservative media: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. "I am not talking...
  • Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’

    06/08/2016 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6-8-16 | Joe Kaufman
    Muslim Leader Advertises that 9/11 was ‘Israeli-Jewish Job’ Hamas and David Duke supporter, Sofian Zakkout, once again finds way to target Jews. June 8, 2016 Joe Kaufman    Sofian Zakkout, President of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), is always looking for new ways to promote hatred of Jews. Recently, he advertised on his Facebook page an article about how the Nazi Holocaust was “faked.” Now, he is targeting Jews by posting onto social media a claim that they perpetrated the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Will any of the hate he...