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  • How a smartphone camera changed the discussion on Clinton's health

    09/13/2016 10:27:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2016 | Joe Concha
    The Clinton campaign almost got away with it. On Sunday at a 9/11 ceremony marking 15 years since the attacks, Hillary Clinton wasn't feeling well to the point she had to make an early exit. Her handlers obviously knew what such an exit would do: Feed the narrative — irresponsibly called conspiracy theory at that point by too many posing as objective journalists — that there really was something more than allergies surrounding the Democratic presidential nominee's health. So Clinton was whisked away. Reporters embedded in her campaign were left in the dark for 90 minutes as to her whereabouts...
  • GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary

    08/24/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 23 replies
    GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary
  • Young Turks’ Uygur Thinks Hannity Advising Trump is Proof They’re Building Media Company

    08/23/2016 2:04:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:30 pm, August 23rd, 2016 | by Lindsey Ellefson
    The theory that Donald Trump is preparing for a defeat at the polls in November by planning to launch a media company is really picking up momentum. The rumors started swirling earlier this summer. After a few op-eds came out about the idea last week, CNN tackled it this weekend. Now that Fox News’ Sean Hannity has revealed himself to be informally advising Trump, The Young Turks took it on, too: Cenk Uygur mentioned in a broadcast that Hannity, Steve Bannon, and Roger Ailes, all of whom have been rumored — with varying levels of confirmation — are big in...
  • Gawker Gone - CEO Denton Says Site Will Shut Down Next Week

    08/18/2016 10:14:19 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 11 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/2106 | Tyler Durden
    As Gawker's J.K Trotter writes on the site's main page - Gawker to end operations next week... After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week.  The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick Denton, the company’s outgoing CEO, informed current staffers of the site’s fate on Thursday afternoon, just hours before a bankruptcy court in Manhattan will decide whether to approve Univision’s bid for Gawker Media’s other...
  • Arianna Huffington signs off at The Huffington Post

    08/11/2016 8:43:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 11, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she's leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup.
  • Sources: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama

    08/11/2016 10:10:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 11, 2016 | Charlie Warzel
    In 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Barack Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News. According to these sources, the May 2015 #AskPOTUS town hall came out of Twitter senior leadership’s frustration with the fact that platforms like Reddit had become home to celebrity Q&As.
  • 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,...
  • Vanity: Wow- Dennis Michael Lynch was just cut off while live on the air at Newsmax

    08/10/2016 6:20:46 PM PDT · by Reddy · 70 replies
    Cable Television | 08/10/2016 | myself
    While watching Newsmax, Dennis Michael Lynch was talking about how he had been on the show about 7-8 months and all this time he's been telling it like it is. He said he wanted to continue to tell the truth, but was told by the station that they would give him a prepackaged script from now on. He said he has talked about Hillary and how what she is doing is illegal and how she would be the worst as president. He said they told him there were going to pull the plug if he kept it up and didn't...
  • Obama, Romney, Clinton, Trump Twitter Followers (2012 and 2016)

    08/08/2016 3:14:15 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    I've done a little research on the Internet, and here's what I've found regarding Twitter followers. This is of course if you believe the news stories out there and also TwitterAudit.com. Obama had 18 million followers, but 70% were fake or inactive so he had 5.4 million real followers. Romney had around 1.2 million followers, but 30% were fake, so he had around 840,000 real followers Trump has 10.8 million. 59% of them are real according to TwitterAudit, so he has 6.4 million real followers. Clinton has 8 million twitter followers. 63% or 5 million of them are real Twitter...
  • 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.
  • Social Media Patterns Show Trump Is Looking at a Landslide Victory

    08/07/2016 8:32:37 AM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 7th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Current polls show the race for President is much tighter than it really is. Ann Coulter warned us years ago in her best seller Slander that Democrats and the liberal media always use polls to manipulate and discourage conservatives from voting. Thanks to social media there is more and more evidence that the polls are way off and if things stay as they are, Trump will win in a landslide! It’s evident Hillary has a hard time filling a Union Hall while Trump regularly turns people away from his stadium and arena venues.
  • 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
  • Follow Donald Trump on Twitter during Hillary's retirement speech

    07/28/2016 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/28/16
    Which will get more viewers?
  • Trump the subject of more than THREE TIMES the Twitterage that Cankles is

    07/27/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    Kantar Election Pulse ^ | 7/27/2016 | LS
    Kantor Election Pulse provides a real time tracking of Twitter. Trump is the subject of 2.4 million Tweets, Cankles 667, poor ol' Tim Kaine only 200,000 http://us.kantar.com/public-affairs/politics/kantar-us-election-pulse/
  • Did Twitter suppress the DNC Wikileaks story?

    07/25/2016 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    If something hurts the Left, it mysteriously disappears from Twitter or gets suppressed or downplayed Given what we know about Twitter and the leftists who run its Thought Police force, my off-the-cuff guess is YES, Twitter did it. Twitter doesn’t deserve the presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion because it is a serial offender. According to the Washington Examiner‘s Rudy Takala:
  • Trump doing a Reddit AMA during DNC

    Donald J. Trump will be doing an AMA on Reddit during the DNC.
  • Nero Fiddles, Twitter Burns

    07/21/2016 7:28:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos, a blogger for the conservative news website Breitbart.com who used the Twitter handle Nero, Yiannopoulos reacted with characteristic modesty. He told The New York Times the ban launched "the beginning of the end for Twitter." Oddly, Yiannopouolos may be right. In February, the social media platform announced its "Trust and Safety Committee." With Orwellian overtones, CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, "Twitter stands for freedom of expression, speaking truth to power, and empowering dialogue. That starts with safety." The San Francisco startup invites all comers to post their thoughts by name or anonymously. The more outrageous the...
  • Carl Bernstein: Drudge "An Influence Unequalled," Large Measure Of Why Trump Is The Nominee

    07/20/2016 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20,2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Carl Bernstein talks the power of the Drudge Report and the influence the eponymous editor had in the Republican primary race during a CNN panel discussion about Roger Ailes and the future of FOX News. Bernstein said FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge and called the website "an influence unequalled." "One of the interesting things we've seen in this campaign is, FOX has driven Trump's candidacy less than Matt Drudge," the legendary journalist said Wednesday on CNN. "Drudge is really great new factor in this election in terms of media. He is -- Drudge, that site has...
  • LIVE: The Wayne Dupree Show on RSBN

    06/29/2016 6:10:48 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 9 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 6-29-16 | RSBN
    Hey guys, I'm the main guy that runs RSBN...we just launched a new show from a guy you probably know, he's about as grassroots as they come- Wayne Dupree. Would love if you could tune in and give us feedback. This is our first full week of doing live shows (we had previously only broadcast live events). In the next two weeks, we'll be adding some new shows (you'll know who the hosts are and love them). Check us out! We are live now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dObwICJl6ak
  • Gawker files for bankruptcy!

    06/10/2016 9:58:02 AM PDT · by struggle · 22 replies
    Twitter | 06/10/2016 | Internet
    Twitter and zero hedge reporting Gawker has filed for bankruptcy.
  • FULL TEXT: The EU And Facebook’s ‘Code Of Conduct’ Policing Free Speech

    05/31/2016 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/31/16 | Raheem Kassam
    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have “signed up” to a new European Union (EU) “Code of Conduct”, pledging to help censor and “criminalise” perceived “illegal online hate speech” and “promot[e] independent counter-narratives” that the EU favors. The Code, which has been branded “Orwellian” by Members of the European Parliament, is reproduced in full below by Breitbart London for the benefit of our readers. Facebook, Microsoft [Microsoft-hosted consumer services, as relevant], Twitter and YouTube (hereinafter “the IT Companies”) – also involved in the EU Internet Forum – share, together with other platforms and social media companies, a collective responsibility and pride in...
  • He made the real Donald Trump into @realdonaldtrump on Twitter

    05/31/2016 8:06:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    AP via the San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | May 31, 2016 | Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent
    Peter Costanzo is the man who helped turn Donald Trump into @RealDonaldTrump. That, of course, is Trump’s Twitter account — a high-octane portal for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to pump out insults, political attacks and self-promotion to more than 8 million followers. But the billionaire’s foray into the world of social media began with a much simpler purpose, yet one that’s still distinctively Trump: making money. Costanzo crossed paths with Trump in 2009 when he was working as online marketing director for the publishing company putting out the businessman’s book, “Think Like a Champion.” Twitter was still in its...
  • Facebook Signs European Union Pledge To Suppress Loosely Defined ‘Hate Speech’ And Promote [tr]

    05/31/2016 6:29:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016 | Liam Duncan and Raheem Kassam
    The European Commission has today announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft in order to crack down on what it classes as “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union favours.
  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 14 replies
    © 2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a “left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker,” a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left

    05/24/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Truncated title. Full title:Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left Because Conservatives Don’t Use Social Media Glenn Beck fired back today at conservatives who criticized his full-throated defense of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The radio talker dismissed his critics as “progressives on the right” and argued that Facebook skews left simply because more leftwingers use social media. Last week, Beck and 16 other conservatives met with Zuckerberg at a damage control meeting the tech billionaire called following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Matt Drudge for Bias Against Hillary: ‘How Can We Complain to Facebook About Bias

    05/24/2016 8:11:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/16 | Rebecca Mansour
    Glenn Beck once again blasted critics of his full-throated defense of Facebook – this time by calling out Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report for being biased against Hillary Clinton. Beck has been attacking Facebook’s conservative critics ever since the damage control meeting he and 16 other conservatives had with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their “trending” news section while simultaneously boosting the signal of leftwing causes like Black Lives Matter. Beck, who has become Zuckerberg’s staunchest defender on the right, took to...
  • Facebook pulls culprit out of hat before investigation gets underway

    05/17/2016 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Not all conservatives come at the run when thumb-sucking Zuckerberg decided to toot his whistle Facebook’s sham ‘self investigation‘ into the social media giant’s alleged suppression of conservative news scheduled for tomorrow at Silicon Valley, had already come to a conclusion about who the culprits were ahead of the big get together. “Several people close to the company, who also declined to speak on record, argued that if bias was being inserted into the trending section, it came from Facebook’s part-time news curators acting on their own.” (The Guardian, May 16, 2016)
  • Internal Docs Show Human Intervention at Almost Every Stage Of Facebook's News Operation

    05/12/2016 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Fhios · 21 replies
    slashdot ^ | 5/12/2016 | The Guardian
    But the documents show that the company relies heavily on the intervention of a small editorial team to determine what makes its "trending module" headlines -- the list of news topics that shows up on the side of the browser window on Facebook's desktop version. The company backed away from a pure-algorithm approach in 2014 after criticism that it had not included enough coverage of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, in users' feeds. The guidelines show human intervention -- and therefore editorial decisions -- at almost every stage of Facebook's trending news operation, a team that at one time was as...
  • Facebook has more influence over Americans than any media company in history

    05/10/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/10/2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    this story is a deeper question that unnerves everyone — including established, mainstream outlets — in a media ecosystem that's increasingly dependent on Facebook's whims: The company's power is vast, and that power is not always deployed in ways that are transparent and accountable. Mark Zuckerberg has always said he wants to build Facebook into "a utility," and he's arguably succeeded. But utilities, because they're so important, are highly regulated. Facebook is approaching utility-level importance, but it answers to no one — not even, given Zuckerberg's control of the company, its shareholders.
  • Facebook curators suppress conservative news items

    05/09/2016 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    According to Facebook, their trending news list is generated by an algorithm which automatically elevates stories that Facebook users are reading about. Such a list of trending stories does exist at Facebook but it is not the one seen by users. According to a story published Monday by Gizmodo, the public list is hand-selected by a small cadre of news “curators,” many of whom suppress conservative stories that are legitimately trending on the site: “Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” said the former curator. This individual asked to remain anonymous, citing fear of retribution...
  • Is online free speech under attack?

    05/09/2016 6:53:33 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/16 | Rudy Takala
    Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential. If that effort is successful, experts wonder whether it could impact more traditional media as well, especially in how it relates to conservatives. "The best example we can give is going back a few years to when the [Federal Communications Commission] was looking at trying to silence talk radio, which was obviously a realm of conservatism," said Drew Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit group "Protect Internet Freedom." He was referring...
  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

    05/09/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 9 May 2016 | Michael Nunez
    Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users. Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant...
  • Bosch Fawstin’s winning Muhammad cartoon removed by eBay on ‘technicality’

    05/04/2016 5:52:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The artist who won the “draw Mohammed” cartoon contest attacked by terrorists last May in Garland, Texas, said his drawing was removed from eBay Wednesday on a “technicality.” Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won $12,500 in prize money at the May 3, 2015, event, sponsored by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), for a drawing that showed a sword-wielding prophet in a turban shouting, “You can’t draw me.” In reply, a cartoon bubble portrayed the artist as writing, “That’s why I draw you.” Two terrorists opened fire on officers outside the event before they were fatally shot by police.
  • 40 Layoffs As Glenn Beck’s ‘Blaze’ Empire Continues Its Decline and Fall

    04/28/2016 1:12:44 PM PDT · by austinaero · 181 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/28/2016 | Lloyd Grove
    The axe fell once again on Glenn Beck’s crumbling media empire Thursday as employees in the New York and Washington offices of The Blaze, Beck’s multi-media online operation, along with business staffers in Los Angeles and the documentary unit in Columbus, Ohio, were told their jobs are on the chopping block, according to multiple sources who spoke The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity.
  • Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Donald Trump for Twitter Defamation

    04/19/2016 3:05:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    TMZ reports that Jacobus is suing Trump for the February Tweet, even though Jacobus admits in her lawsuit that she did indeed ask the Trump campaign to pay her $19,000 per month to serve as communications director: Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2016 Jacobus is suing for “at least $2 million,” according to TMZ. Jacobus’s requested price tag of $19,000 per month would have amounted to a salary of $228,000 per year. Jacobus was reportedly negotiating with...
  • Facebook employees manipulate social media to prevent a Donald Trump presidency

    04/17/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    .THEREBEL. ^ | April 16, 2016 | MIKE GWILLIAM
    Facebook employees admit they are willing to manipulate social media to prevent a Donald Trump presidency Last month, Facebook employees used a company poll to ask Zuckerberg whether the company should try “to help prevent President Trump in 2017.” Their believing that Facebook has a responsibility to influence the 2016 election is very concerning. It shows that Facebook employees are willing to censor opinions they don't agree with in the name of "social justice." If you've ever been suspended from Facebook for something extremely mild, this probably explains why. Facebook already proudly censors negative views on refugees In January is...
  • Who or What is Behind Trump’s Online Army?

    04/09/2016 2:33:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 181 replies
    LegalInsurrection.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kemberlee Kay
    If you’ve spent any time on social media, particularly in the politicalsphere, chances are you’ve encountered an internet troll or two. This election cycle has been er, um… interesting. I never thought I’d long for the days the so-called Paulbots would troll my feeds lecturing me about liberty and the Constitution and Dr. Paul. At least most of those accounts were real. Alas… Not so in 2016. The Trumpbots, or accounts that seem to exist solely to attack those with unfavorable views of The Donald, are a special breed of vicious. I’ve learned it’s best to ignore, block, and move...
  • Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates - March 2016

    03/31/2016 5:21:35 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    March 31, 2016
    My monthly report on Twitter follower growth over the past month for presidential candidates. See below for tables.
  • The very short, unhappy MSNBC career of {Obama stooge] Stephanie Cutter

    03/20/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The plan to further bend the media dial in the direction of liberal political goals-- regarding a staffing move at NBC News and MSNBC. OBAMA ALUMNI: “Stephanie Cutter has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC.” Stephanie Cutter is a veteran of the Obama political machine and the fact that she’s no longer directly on the administration payroll hasn’t changed the tune she sings. The NBC announcement came on the same day as another bit of breaking political...
  • The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

    03/16/2016 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/2016 | Times Staff
    For our second annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s unranked list:
  • PMW Youtube Account "terminated" for Exposing PA Hate Speech

    03/06/2016 12:01:44 PM PST · by Amerisraelhere · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Right Side News
    Dear PMW subscribers, Following Palestinian Media Watch‘s release of a video on Thursday in which a Palestinian girl read a poem on official PA TV calling for “war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist’s soul,” YouTube “terminated” PMW’s account for violating their “terms of service,” which includes hate speech. The terminated account, https://www.youtube.com/user/palwatch/, contains nearly all of PMW’s videos. We urge anyone with contacts at Google or YouTube to contact them and request that PMW’s account be reinstated. Others can send a message to YouTube by clicking the “Send feedback” link at the bottom of YouTube’s homepage.
  • Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates - February 2016

    02/29/2016 6:41:35 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    Since the primary season got into full swing last June, I've been periodically tracking the growth of Twitter followers for each of the presidential candidates. Since my last update on January 31 (the eve of the Iowa Caucus), most of the candidates have since dropped out. Almost sadly, we are not going to have Jebbie to kick around anymore! I never would have guessed a month ago that Jebbie would be out of the race by month's end. We all figured he had the cash to go the distance and would somehow hang in there to the convention. But it...
  • Gawker Twitter bot fed Donald Trump a Mussolini quote

    02/28/2016 5:02:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    cbs ^ | february 28, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump has been coming under fire for retweeting a quote from Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini on Twitter--and it turns out the whole thing was an elaborate setup by Gawker. In a Sunday post on Gawker's website, the news organization explains how one staffer created a Twitter bot account that periodically tweeted out quotes from Mussolini and attributed them to Trump. The account has tweeted multiple times a day, only at Trump, since December 2015. (Its photo is a picture of Mussolini photoshopped with Trump's hair.) "We came up with the idea for that Mussolini bot under the assumption that...
  • Twitter off the deep end: Stacy McCain booted

    02/20/2016 2:22:05 PM PST · by HarborSentry · 13 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | February 20, 2016 | Rand Koch
    As if to prove my Wednesday post, Twitter has suspended Stacy McCain's account. He wasn't too clear on the exact cause, and doesn't really seem to know. But at the moment, it ends with “EXPECT UPDATES…” Datechguy wrote a nice write-up on McCain, the man. You probably know that much already. After my previous post being about Twitter, I'd like to say I expected stuff like this, but of course I did not think it could be so soon, or so overt. This was pretty quick. It's as if the grown-ups left for the weekend, and the SJW interns are...
  • "Conservative" Blog Hot Air To Switch To Facebook Format For Posting Comments

    02/15/2016 1:32:04 PM PST · by princeofdarkness · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Ed Morrissey
    For almost ten years, Hot Air has utilized a proprietary, members-only comment system. In 2006, this kind of system made much sense, but Internet standards and technology have moved beyond this kind of system. Beginning tomorrow, Hot Air will move from its present proprietary closed-comment system to Facebook comments. At that time, native commenting functions will cease, and all comments will come through the Facebook interface.
  • Twitter Is Gearing Up To Interfere In The Election

    02/14/2016 6:48:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2-12-2016 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    Last week, a report from BuzzFeed claimed that Twitter was about to implement an algorithmic news feed, a departure from the chronologically-ordered tweets which users have grown accustomed to, and by which the platform is defined. CEO Jack Dorsey sought to calm users by saying they had no plans to implement the change this week, but reports from other tech publications indicate Twitter has already completed tests of the new feature. And indeed the company launched a feature along these lines this week. For conservatives, this is bad news. If our feeds are ordered by algorithm, this effectively means that...
  • Facebook Moves to Ban Private Gun Sales on Its Site and Instagram

    01/30/2016 7:12:12 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 1-29-2016 | Melissa Cronin
    Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service, a move meant to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions. Facebook already prohibits people from offering marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs for sale, and the company said on Friday that it was updating its policy to include guns. The ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns. Licensed gun dealers and gun clubs can still maintain Facebook pages and post on Instagram. Although Facebook was not directly involved in gun sales, it has served as a forum for gun sales to be negotiated,...
  • 'Zuckerberg don't kill us!' Facebook incitement battle heats up

    01/17/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2016, 7:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    Since the major escalation in Arab terrorist attacks in Israel began at the start of October last year, Israelis have consistently complained about the use of social media to incite terrorism and glorify "martyrdom," and the lack of enforcement by social media companies. [...] Perhaps the worst offender in this regard is Facebook, which now faces legal action over its slow, minimal reaction to the reams of anti-Semitic incitement uploaded daily. Now, the Israeli rights NGO which is leading the legal campaign against Facebook incitement is taking the fight directly to the digital giant's CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Shurat...
  • Pearl Harbor Coverage by Today's Media (modern samizdat art)

    12/20/2015 5:08:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    More samizdat art illustrating the type of coverage that the Pearl Harbor attack would have received if the media had treated it as they do Islamic terrorists attacks today. To fully appreciate the satire, you have to know that Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor by surprise.  You have to know that this was the historical event that drew the United States into World War Two.  You have to know that the attack was by aircraft launched from aircraft carriers.  You have to know that the United States response was swift and decisive. You have to know that Republicans were...
  • President Obama joins Facebook, addresses climate change in first post

    11/09/2015 6:43:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | 11/9/15 | By Deena Zaru
    President Obama joins Facebook, addresses climate change in first post (CNN)President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be "a place where we can have real conversations," diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video "to preserve this beautiful planet of ours." "Not only do I want future presidents to be able to take walks like this," Obama said in a video post on his profile. "I...