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  • Reddit drops the ban hammer on gun communities

    03/22/2018 6:51:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies ^ | 03/22/18 | Chris Eger
    The social news discussion platform ranked among the most visited websites in the world announced a content policy Wednesday that left many popular gun boards banned. The San Francisco-based site, which is structured around user-created boards termed “subreddits,” updated their community guidelines to bar the use of Reddit “to solicit or facilitate any transaction or gift” that involves a host of items ranging from firearms to drugs, sex work, and stolen goods. “Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this,” said...
  • Reddit user claims to be Austin bomber, compares himself to 'Zodiac Killer'

    03/20/2018 7:36:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 20, 2018 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    A mysterious social media user claims to be behind the bombings that have terrorized Texas in recent weeks, vowing that he won't stop until he becomes "as prolific as the Zodiac Killer."
  • DEEP STATE DON’T PLAY=> Reddit Shuts Down CBTS_Stream Deep State Community for “Inciting Violence”

    03/15/2018 8:13:00 AM PDT · by MNDude · 17 replies
    Deep State is playing offense now and has moved into its next phase of action. The most prominent Reddit board fighting Deep State, CBTS_Stream, which had been building rapidly in readers, was just shut down. The page says: This community has been banned This subreddit was banned due to a violation of our content policy, specifically, the prohibition of content that encourages or incites violence and the posting of personal and confidential information. Banned 13 minutes ago. This is totally bogus. There is no content on the page that “incited violence.” Evidently, Deep State is calling the shots on Reddit...
  • Reddit Admits Hosting Russian Propaganda

    03/06/2018 12:54:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/6
    Reddit has become the latest social-media platform to admit that Russian propaganda was used on its site during the 2016 US presidential election. It follows leaks from news site The Daily Beast showing a Russian troll farm active on the website. Co-founder Steve Huffman said that it had removed "a few hundred accounts" suspected of being of Russian origin. In a blogpost, he said "indirect propaganda", which was more complex to spot and stop, was the biggest issue. "For example, the Twitter account @TEN_GOP is now known to be run by a Russian agent. Its tweets were amplified by thousands...
  • Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

    12/31/2017 6:45:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 December 2017
    Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. Sites that do not remove “obviously illegal” posts could face fines of up to €50 million (£44.3 million; $60 million). The law gives the networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about lawbreaking material. Social networks and media sites with more than two million members will fall under the law’s provisions. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law’s main focus, but it is also likely to be applied to Reddit, Tumblr and...
  • Trump supporters dig up personal information on thousands of Trump opponents

    09/21/2017 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ali Breland
    Supporters of President Trump have compiled a list containing personal information on thousands of people they believe are either opposed to Trump or associated with left-wing "antifascist" or "antifa" groups. The list, reported by BuzzFeed, has been circulated and added to on the internet since at least April. The list, which began on 4Chan’s controversial /Pol/ board as a loose collection of names, phone numbers, addresses and social media accounts of Trump critics, has since grown into an organized document spread across the internet. The list has also been posted on text repository site Pastebin. Several versions of the list...
  • Pepe The Frog Creator Takes Legal Action Against Reddit, Mike Cernovich And The Alt-Right

    09/19/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Pepe the Frog’s creator, Matt Furie, is taking aggressive action to defend his intellectual property. The popular caricature — a green frog— was a popular meme on the Internet before becoming a figure endorsed by millennial Trump supporters during the 2016 U.S. election. Due to its popularity among the right, Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned the character as a “white supremacist” symbol. It was a claim backed by the Anti-Defamation League and countless liberal publications. Disheartened by his character’s newfound infamy, Furie “killed” Pepe by giving it a funeral, only to resurrect it months later in a Kickstarter project for a...
  • 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...
  • Reddit: Viral Charlottseville car crash witness Brennan Gilmore is CIA/State Department asset

    08/14/2017 12:36:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 140 replies
    Viral Charlottseville car crash witness Brennan Gilmore is CIA/State Department asset. NYT, State Department, others, wiping web information on him. (self.conspiracy) submitted 8 hours ago by GlobalSouth Spread the truth now!
  • Poetry Day on "The Donald" Reddit ~ Language

    08/03/2017 7:44:28 PM PDT · by GraceG · 9 replies
    I have to say this poetry jam on the donald lifted my spirits. Please post your favorite poem or limerick here!
  • #CNNBlackmail: See you in Atlanta! (Protest at CNN HQ Saturday, July 22)

    07/19/2017 9:08:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2017 | Melanie Morgan
    Unlike some, at least we don’t use witchcraft to get our point across! In years past, the alt-Left has resorted to using spells, pointy hats and rituals as a protest tactic. On Saturday, July 22 at noon, a group of ordinary Americans will be flocking to Atlanta. With our placards, megaphones and passion for the truth, we’ll gather in front of CNN World Headquarters. We’ll promise to leave the eye-of-newt and toe-of-frog at home, however! StopTheScalpings and The Media Equality Project are joining with Mainstreet Patriots by hitting CNN in “their house”. Why are we taking this extraordinary step? Simply...
  • David Harsanyi: What CNN’s Threat to Dox a Redditor Tells Us About State of Journalism

    07/11/2017 12:43:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The NoozHawk ^ | July 10, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    If you're going to create nasty memes to get attention, demand people give you credit for those memes and celebrate when the president of the United States shares one with his roughly 33 million followers, I have no sympathy for you. You're not a martyr for the cause of free expression. There was a time when anonymity allowed Americans with unpopular or unconventional beliefs to make their arguments without fear of retribution. Today, the internet has created an environment that incentivizes people to create detestable messages meant to troll and harass. Then again, this story isn't really about online harassment...
  • Donald Trump vs. CNN: How the President Is Trolling the Media Into Oblivion

    07/09/2017 4:17:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 7, 2017 | Zach Schonfeld
    The president of the United States of America is a “sh*tposter.” It’s not an elegant turn of phrase. But it is, I think, the correct terminology to capture a political moment so monstrously stupid that even Jerry Springer finds it embarrassing. To sh*tpost, according to the scholarly journal Urban Dictionary, is to “make utterly worthless and inane posts on an internet message board,” particularly those involving memes or low-quality visuals. And the president’s latest act of sh*tposting—tweeting out a video edited to show Trump wrestling, and beating up, the CNN logo—has flung the 24-hour news network into a week-long controversy...
  • CNN, journalists should have no pity for anonymous internet trolls

    07/08/2017 7:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    USA Today | July 7, 2017 | Kirsten Powers
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  • Far Right Unites In ‘Meme War’ Against CNN

    07/08/2017 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Memo ^ | July 8, 2017 | Media Matters for America
    Members of online forum boards dedicated to President Donald Trump and far-right ideologies have called for the “next meme war,” this time against CNN. The call to arms is retaliation for allegations that the cable network blackmailed a Reddit user into publicly apologizing for creating a pro-Trump GIF that depicted Trump tackling a man who had a CNN logo superimposed on his face, and removing his hateful posts on these message boards. This declaration of a meme war is the latest example of these online community members banding together in highly organized troupes to create and distribute memes attacking their...
  • Journalism Historian: CNN's Malpractice Is 'a Gift From Heaven for' Trump

    07/07/2017 3:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | July 7, 2017 | Nick Gillespie
    "The cases of misreported or erroneously reported major news stories begin to make you wonder, "Are the news media just out there to get Trump," says W. Joseph Campbell, communications professor at American University and the author of Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. "The relationship with the president is very tense and is very strained and very stretched, and probably more stretched than strained than it has been in the recent past." Campbell also runs Media Myth Alert, a blog that tracks the recycling of fake news stories in the mainstream media. In...
  • CNN's Powers on meme controversy: 'People do not have the right to stay anonymous'

    07/07/2017 2:04:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2017 | Joe Concha
    CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers is hitting back at critics of her network's decision to warn an anonymous Reddit user he could be exposed if he resorted to "ugly behavior" on the internet again. "People do not have a right to stay anonymous so they can spew their racist, misogynist, homophobic garbage," she argued in a series of tweets to her nearly 250,000 followers on Thursday.....
  • CNN Is Breeding a Post-Millennial Generation of MAGA-Loving Rebels

    07/07/2017 12:14:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 6, 2017 | Tiana Lowe
    It has become crystal clear that CNN still has no clue why Hillary and the establishment lost. On the Fourth of July, CNN managed to out-petty the president, further corrode its credibility, and kick-start the Trump 2020 ground game in one fell swoop. After President Trump tweeted a modified GIF of himself at an old pro-wrestling match, in which he is seen clobbering a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head, CNN chose the low road. Rather than denounce the president’s tweet as unpresidential and move on with actual journalism, the network instead had a public, 72-hour meltdown,...
  • The rise of the internet’s ‘dirtbag left’

    07/06/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Maclean’s Magazine ^ | July 5, 2017 | John Semley
    Earlier this year, a sloppily doodled MS Paint comic appeared on Reddit—the online news aggregator and so-called “front page of the internet”—juxtaposing images of 20th-century fascism with more modern symbols of far-right political thought. Under the column “fascism then” loomed the usual suspects: soldiers goose-stepping in formation, concentration-camp prisoners in striped pyjamas, a barking-mad Adolf Hitler. Under “fascism now” lurked a weirder assemblage of ideological signifiers of the so-called “alt-right”: a snickering cartoon frog in Nazi regalia, the crooning French candelabra from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an anime character, a badly drawn swastika. The comic carried a caption courtesy...
  • CNN Staff Suffer ‘Frustration’ After Trolls Leak Their Personal Info Online

    07/06/2017 6:20:32 AM PDT · by davikkm · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller exclusively reported Wednesday that numerous CNN anchors and reporters were the subject of leaks that compromised their home addresses and personal information following Andrew Kaczynski’s blunder-filled reporting. The trolls are motivating viewers to falsely accuse CNN employees of “pedophilia and child pornography”. There is also reports of “tons of anti-Semitism” and the general feeling over at CNN is “frustration”, according to the Daily Caller. Kaczynski’s July 4th story about the Donald Trump-CNN wrestling .gif maker seemingly threatened to publish the name of an anonymous Reddit user that went under the online alias of “HanAssholeSolo” – this prompted...