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  • James O’Keefe: Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets ‘Breitbart Audience’

    01/16/2018 6:22:47 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday. O’Keefe’s remarks on Twitter came during a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Censorial algorithms at Twitter, said O’Keefe, associate certain terms and sentiments with automated behaviors in an ostensible effort to silence bots across the platform: “[Twitter has] an algorithm that finds correlative words associated with people like the Breitbart audience. So if you post about guns, if you like the...
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/12/2018 9:15:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook. Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the...
  • UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,”

    01/11/2018 6:11:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 145 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | 01/11/2018 | Staff
    Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking” Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it” Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion” When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said” Olinda Hassan, Policy...
  • Former Sheriff David Clarke Temporarily Suspended by Twitter Over Tweets Attacking Media

    01/02/2018 2:46:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 2, 2018 | Reid Nakamura
    Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Tuesday over tweets violating the platform’s terms of service. According to CNN, Clarke was placed on “limited status” over three tweets threatening violence against members of the media. He is unable to post until the offending tweets were deleted. “When LYING LIB MEDIA makes up MAKE NEWS to smear me, the ANTIDOTE is to go right at them,” Clarke wrote in one of the now-deleted tweets, “Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD. Nothing gets a bully like LYING LIB MEDIA”S attention better...
  • Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

    12/28/2017 10:59:45 AM PST · by dirtboy · 17 replies
    Fox news ^ | 12/28/2017
    Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it. The tech giant said the move was in response to academic research showing that a strong image like a red flag next to an article “may actually entrench deeply held beliefs” and lead to an opposite effect of encouraging users to click on false stories, according to the company’s blog post posted on Dec. 20. Instead, Facebook will now show...
  • Facebook Suspends Feminists for “Men are Scum” Posts, Drama Ensues

    12/05/2017 2:15:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re not up to date with the politically correct lingo, you should know that the concept of protected classes was created by leftists and it’s pretty much similar with the notion of identity politics. Basically, a protected class, whether we’re talking about minorities (blacks, Hispanics, “people of color”) or women/transgenders/gays/lesbians/whatever sexual so-called oppressed minority by the “patriarchy” (it all relates to Marx’s class war with a twist, now it’s a gender/sex/ethnicity war but the scope is the same, divide and conquer) has immunity/protection from  “hate crime laws” which are destroying conservative movements on the Internet (Facebook, YouTube are cracking...
  • Pai: Twitter Is Bigger Threat to Open Net Than ISPs

    11/28/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 11/28/17 | John Eggerton
    FCC chair Ajit Pai tore into edge providers Tuesday (Nov. 28) in a speech in which he defended deregulating ISPs.Pai told a Future of Internet Freedom conference in Washington that edge providers like Twitter are a bigger threat to the Open Internet than internet service providers, who were targeted as the gatekeepers under his Democratic predecessor, Tom Wheeler. He says edge providers "routinely block and discriminate" and the government should not abet their efforts to dominate the internet.In a speech in which Pai defended his order to roll back Title II, he said that some Silicon Valley players have been criticizing the...
  • Based Patriot YouTube Channel

    11/13/2017 12:50:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTubeNov 12 , 2017
    " This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations."
  • NY Times changes social media guidelines so reporters don't appear biased

    10/13/2017 2:42:17 PM PDT · by Hadean · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Brian Flood
    New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet issued new social media guidelines to his newsroom on Friday and advised staffers to “read them closely, and take them to heart” so that the paper’s journalists are not perceived as biased. “Many of our journalists are influential voices on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms. The voices of our readers, listeners and viewers inform and improve our reporting,” Baquet wrote. “But we also need to make sure that we are engaging responsibly on social media, in line with the values of our newsroom.” Baquet discussed Twitter at a forum at George Washington...
  • How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics

    10/10/2017 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 62 replies
    The New York Slimes, Propaganda Desk ^ | October 9, 2017 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, Disinformationists
    YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night. All of these were recorded, posted or written by Americans. Yet all ended up becoming grist for a network of Facebook pages linked to a shadowy Russian company that has carried out propaganda campaigns for the Kremlin, and which is now believed to be at the center of a far-reaching Russian program to influence the 2016 presidential election. A New York Times examination...
  • Trump's digital director explains how he used Facebook to help win the White House

    10/09/2017 4:43:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    The Trump campaign's digital director, Brad Parscale, says Facebook targeting played a major role in the president's win last November. Parscale says the campaign accepted help from Facebook employees, which he "heard" the Clinton campaign did not do. He adds that the campaign targeted voters based on infrastructure policy. Brad Parscale: Trump team used Facebook to help win the White House Brad Parscale: Trump team used Facebook to help win the White House 3 Hours Ago | 00:49 The Trump campaign's digital director credits Facebook in helping to fuel the president's surprising win last November. In an interview with CBS...
  • Twitter: Trump Followers now EXCEED CNN Follwers

    09/24/2017 5:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 9/24/17 | sff
    [I have been watching this for the last month. Trump was slowly approaching the same number of followers as FakeNews CNN. The hurricane named Irma took my eye off the development, so I quit checking on a regular basis as we prepared. So this is a recent development. Trump has Trumped CNN. Nice.]Here are the screen shots as of Sunday morning, September 24, 2017:
  • Twitter Moves to Silence All Criticism of Islam

    09/08/2017 12:53:58 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Front Page ^ | September 8, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    As Sharia continues to descend over the Internet. Remember Google’s old motto, “Don’t be evil”? It sounds so ironic now, with the social media giants all rushing to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions and choke off all criticism of Islam. Twitter is working so hard to do this that it should adopt a new motto: “Be evil.” Twitter certainly lives by that motto. It lets stand open death threats against me. It censors content to suit Iran’s Islamic authorities. It has flagged as “hateful” tweets stating the fact that Islam is not a religion of peace and reporting accurately about anti-Semitic...
  • Bookmark This: Over 400 Links Google Doesn’t Want You To Visit

    09/04/2017 9:37:43 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 99 replies
    govtslaves ^ | August 29, 2017 | Thomas Dishaw
    The war on truth has reached a fever pitch as Google has made it their mission to annihilate the independent media. ... Google has announced they will be doubling down on their ‘Orwellian’ practice of making stories disappear from their monopolistic search engine.
  • After Mass Layoffs, Can Glenn Beck Still Save ‘The Blaze’?

    09/01/2017 12:26:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.01.17 12:00 AM ET | Lloyd Grove
    The employees of Glenn Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts and The Blaze, the privately-held companies that comprise his once thriving but now crumbling conservative media empire, suspected something bad was going to happen Thursday morning when they arrived for work at the suburban Dallas, Texas, production complex and noticed the extra compliment of security guards. By the time Beck himself spoke to his dwindling army of underlings as one of his personal bodyguards from Gavin de Becker’s celebrity protection service stood watch, nearly 60 of their coworkers had been abruptly fired—a body count that amounted to almost 30 percent of the...
  • Google Issues Ultimatum to Conservative Website: Remove 'Hateful' Article or Lose Ad Revenue

    09/01/2017 2:36:54 AM PDT · by Boomer · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/31/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    "Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum," Shane Trejo, media relations director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, wrote on The Liberty Conservative. "Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control."
  • Glenn Beck's Blaze announces mass layoffs

    09/01/2017 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Fox News
    Glenn Beck’s struggling media project the Blaze will be conducting mass layoffs in a bid to “keep pace with the massive changes” in the media industry. “Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts and the Blaze,” Beck said in a statement Thursday regarding his television and internet operation. “We are losing a lot of talented and committed colleagues, who are some of the best human beings I know  —  some have been friends of mine for 30 years.”
  • Glenn Beck’s Media Empire Implodes With Layoffs, Ex-Employee Calls Him ‘Professionally Bipolar’

    08/31/2017 2:44:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2017 | Betsy Rothstein
    Glenn Beck‘s TheBlaze is saying farewell to 20 percent of its employees. And Beck may cry. “What happened?” he asked in a highly emotional piece that he posted to his website and to Medium that makes it sound like someone is literally ripping out his spleen. “My heart is heavy today.” “Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze (with most of the changes happening at TheBlaze),” he wrote. “We are losing a lot of talented and committed colleagues, who are some of the best human beings I know — some...
  • The far right has its own web, but what use is a site no-one will serve?

    08/26/2017 5:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | August 22, 2017 | Rob Beschizza
    After Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer, hitherto Nazi-friendly internet companies have found their boots and their banhammers. The angry right has for some time anticipated this eventuality, and colonized or established replicas of key services and platforms. 8chan, Voat and Gab are the most well-known examples, respectively resembling 4chan, Reddit and Twitter. Adi Robertson writes that the internet's plumbing, the world of domain name registrars and load mitigation, will be harder to replicate. Why the alt-right can’t build an alt-internet. Even if such a registrar could ignore bad PR, activists could still lodge complaints with the registries, which...
  • Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday

    08/26/2017 12:48:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | August 26, 2017: 12:35 PM ET
    "Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services. We quickly investigated and are currently restoring service for everyone. We're sorry for any inconvenience," a Facebook spokesperson said. It's unclear what caused the technical issue. ... Some had trouble logging into their Facebook account entirely, others reported having issues posting on the platform, or sharing from platforms like Twitter onto their Facebook page. For Instagram, people reported problems logging in, refreshing their news feed, posting to Instagram Stories, "liking" photos and more.