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  • Democrats 'like' it: The secret to Ocasio-Cortez's social media success (Fake news alert)

    01/20/2019 8:00:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 20, 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Less than three weeks after being sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has more Twitter followers than Speaker Nancy Pelosi, more interactions than Barack Obama, one of C-SPAN's most-watched congressional floor speeches of all time and a ubiquitous nickname that doubles as her Twitter handle — "AOC." Democrats want to learn from her, Republicans want to destroy her and many in Washington fear being "dunked on" by her. The 29-year-old House freshman from New York is showing her older peers what the future of politics might look like once the digital natives like...
  • I Mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I Loved Facebook. But I Can’t Stay Silent About What’s Happening.

    01/17/2019 7:05:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Time Mag ^ | Roger McNamee
    I am really sad about Facebook. I got involved with the company more than a decade ago and have taken great pride and joy in the company’s success … until the past few months. Now I am disappointed. I am embarrassed. I am ashamed. With more than 1.7 billion members, Facebook is among the most influential businesses in the world. Whether they like it or not–whether Facebook is a technology company or a media company–the company has a huge impact on politics and social welfare. Every decision that management makes can matter to the lives of real people. Management is...
  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • Stop Dancing on Little Jazmine Barnes' Grave

    01/07/2019 2:42:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2019 | Kira Davis
    The tragic case of Jazmine Barnes has relit the fires of racial animosity thanks to the media and the investigating law enforcement on the case. Jazmine’s mother and other witnesses identified a white man as the culprit and the sheriff’s department immediately released the details and sketches. Professional outrage activist Shaun King wasted no time in crying racism and stirring up animosity under the guise of fighting race-based crime. Days later it was discovered that Jazmine’s killer wasn’t white but a black man - perhaps two. In the chaos of the incident people had identified a man they saw speeding...
  • DONE WITH FACEBOOK...FOREVER!!

    01/03/2019 9:14:14 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 88 replies
    Self ^ | 1/3/2019 | Dick Bachert
    FB just hit me with a 30 day suspension for posting the image below. Accordingly, I just PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATED my FB account with the following comment: You MORONS are just BEGGING to be declared a regulated PUBLIC UTILITY for your First Amendment abuses. Close this account and DELETE EVERYTHING I'VE EVER POSTED!!! I'll be happy as a clam over at MeWe, GAB and any other venue that has read and understands the Constitution. When enough of us bail, you and the other Zuckers will have more time to devote to your efforts to help the tyrants running China keep THEIR...
  • ‘Why do I look like a transgender giraffe?’ Kathy Griffin posting her pic and asking...

    12/31/2018 1:58:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Posted at 4:12 pm on December 30, 2018 | Staff And Various Patriot replies
    Full Title: ‘Why do I look like a transgender giraffe?’ Kathy Griffin posting her pic and asking ‘what she’s thinking’ to mock Melania goes BADLY ____________________________________________________________________ Kathy Griffin isn’t even sure what she was thinking when she posted this photo on Twitter of all places and asked, ‘What is she thinking?’ What is she thinking? pic.twitter.com/PS4XdWqeC4 — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 30, 2018 She had to know the reaction would be … well, not good. But perhaps any attention is good attention for Kathy. pic.twitter.com/N3xhJzIXkX — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 30, 2018 Oh, she was mocking the First Lady. But...
  • Taoiseach criticizes social media companies over hate posts [Irish PM Varadkar]

    12/22/2018 6:39:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 12/22/2018 — 00:28:00 | Press Association
    The Taoiseach has criticized social media companies such as Facebook, that do not think they are “accountable” for what is posted on their platforms. Asked about threats made against groups of people after a social media video of the recent Roscommon eviction, Mr. (Leo) Varadkar said online platforms are not held to the same standard as newspaper publishers. “As I am concerned, social media posts like that are incitement of hatred and incitement of violence, and if you were a publisher of a newspaper or a broadcaster, you wouldn’t be allowed to promote that kind of stuff and you would...
  • Facebook Has Officially Lost The Public's Trust

    12/21/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Out of the major tech companies, people trust Facebook the least with their personal information. Amazon and Twitter come in a distant second and third, with 8 percent of people saying they trust these companies the least with their personal information. As Statista’s Sarah Feldman shows below, five times more people place Facebook as the least trustworthy company to handle their personal information when compared to Amazon and Twitter.Infographic: Facebook Loses the Public's Trust | Statista Reports recently revealed that Facebook had hired a communications firm to do opposition research against George Soros to traffic anti-Semitic attacks against the progressive...
  • Did ‘Russian-style’ meddling in Alabama election by Dem operatives hand victory to Doug Jones?

    12/20/2018 5:17:43 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/20/18 | Jon Dougherty
    Interference: In an age when most of the “mainstream media” have abandoned all journalistic ethical standards in a rush to hammer POTUS Donald Trump on a daily basis, there haven’t been many opportunities to praise the legacy press. But The New York Times deserves kudos for a bombshell story the paper published late Wednesday that is, expectedly, being ignored by the other majors. The gist of the story is this: An ‘experiment’ to mimic Russian election meddling via social media manipulation during the 2016 election was launched by Leftist operatives in the Alabama Senate race involving Democrat Doug Jones, the...
  • Senate report finds millions of social media posts by Russians aimed at helping Trump, GOP

    12/17/2018 9:52:34 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/17 | Yahoo News
    One report, compiled by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and a social media analysis firm called Graphika, looked at millions of posts on every popular social media platform from Facebook to Pinterest that were provided to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. The second report – written by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity firm specializing in protection from "social media disinformation attacks" – found that in addition to a "sweeping and sustained social influence operation," the Russians also tried to hack online voting systems and stole Clinton campaign emails, "which led to a controlled leak via Wikileaks."
  • Germany mulls crackdown on social media bots

    12/16/2018 2:14:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.16.2018 | dj/rc (AFP, dpa)
    Many German lawmakers were flooded with messages during the recent debate on the UN migration pact, in what appeared to be the work of social media bots, said Ralph Brinkhaus, the head of the parliamentary group of the ruling conservative CDU party. The emails “often had same blocs of texts”, Brinkhaus told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview published on Sunday. “But most of all, this wave of untruths and defamation was unleashed online and on social media,” he added, urging a series of measures to fight disinformation. On social media, a “bot” is a label used for automated programs...
  • HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34 of apparent drug OD

    12/16/2018 11:19:48 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 16, 2018 | Larry Celona and Sarah Trefethen
    Colin Kroll’s body was discovered after his girlfriend called cops because she’d been unable to get a hold of him, according to sources. The unnamed gal pal and cops went to his SoHo apartment on Spring Street, where his body was discovered in the bedroom just after midnight. Marijuana and heroin were found nearby, and he was declared dead at the scene, the source said. Cops said an envelope containing white powder was also recovered. HQ Trivia marketing director Andrew Watts tweeted Sunday: “What the f–k. I’m heartbroken. What.”
  • Report: Google Funds Establishment Conservatives to Fight Tech Regulation

    12/14/2018 6:38:42 PM PST · by snarkpup · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Google works with establishment conservative think tanks that argue against regulating the tech giant, one of which had its pro-Google opinions published in National Review, according to a new report. Audio recordings obtained by Wired reveal that Google cooperates with and funds a range of establishment conservatives in D.C. that help it fend off scrutiny and oversight from politicians. The organizations named in Wired’s report are the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), and the Cato Institute. ... In case anyone still takes bought-and-paid-for establishment arguments about free markets and competition seriously, that’s a special privilege Silicon...
  • Self-described feminist banned from Twitter says platform is setting 'dangerous' precedent

    12/06/2018 9:16:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 06 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" that Twitter's practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned from the platform last month. "I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy, founder and editor of the website Feminist Current, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday. "Now we're banned, we're silenced, and I actually think it's quite dangerous," she continued. "This is...
  • John Stossel’s Anti-Socialism Video Age Restricted by YouTube

    12/06/2018 7:47:36 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 12/5/2018 | Alexander Hall
    Libertarian TV personality and former ABC reporter John Stossel says Youtube placed age restrictions on a video he published about socialism. The restrictions were later removed, but the fact they occurred is part of a trend that concerns conservatives and free speech advocates. Stossel wrote at Townhall on Dec. 5, that Google informed that morning via email that it wouldn’t allow his "Socialism Leads to Violence" video to be viewed by young people. In his column, Stossel wondered whether this video restriction was the case of oversensitive algorithms or of big tech bias. Both are possible. His video, hosted by...
  • Conservative boycott of Twitter can't and won't work, here's why

    11/30/2018 10:31:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 | Joe Concha
    Conservatives are increasingly vowing to quit Twitter for what they say is censorship of prominent voices. The problem with conservatives or any like-minded group quitting a social media platform and all joining a new one is simple: Echo chambers are absolutely no fun. Ever hear of the saying, "... to own the libs?" How about, "... to own the cons." These are prominent sayings on Twitter, and embody much of what the platform is about: embarrassing, or beating or berating the other side. Invariably it's a combination of the three. So if conservatives left Twitter to go somewhere else, would...
  • Conservative pundit says he was trying to avoid getting kicked off Twitter

    11/27/2018 8:46:33 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/18 | Julia Manchester
    Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly, who was banned from Twitter last week, said on Tuesday that he was actually trying to avoid getting kicked off of the social media platform. "I honestly have no idea," Kelly told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton when asked why he was banned from Twitter. "The truth is, I understand how sensitive Twitter is. I understand that they are run by leftists, and they're trying to run off people on the right, so knowing that I'm fairly careful with it," Kelly said. "Especially because it was a big tool I used to promote my show, to promote my...
  • N.Y. bill would require social media, search history review for gun license

    11/26/2018 11:17:17 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Washington Times, from AP
    NEW YORK — A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license. State Senator Kevin Parker’s bill would mandate that applicants provide investigators with their Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram passwords and access to their Google, Yahoo and Bing searches. The Brooklyn Democrat wants investigators to look at the last three years of an applicant’s social media postings and a year of their search histories for “any good cause for the denial of a license,” such as racial slurs, threats of...
  • Taking a Hint from Silicon Valley, China to Judge Citizens with Social Credit Scores by 2020

    11/24/2018 9:49:45 AM PST · by snarkpup · 25 replies
    Styxhexenhammer666 ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Styx
    US corporations already do: https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1065409779626098689