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  • (Vanity) Democrats Spamming Facebook with Impeachment Hearings

    11/20/2019 11:52:32 AM PST · by JennysCool · 14 replies
    I'm seeing Facebook groups from cooking to movie fandom to sports being spammed by live coverage of the impeachment hearings. This is obviously an organized ploy by the idiot Democrats who KNOW nobody's watching this circus, so feel they have to take drastic measures. Luckily, these intrusions are being met by a chorus of "Get that #$%& out of here!"
  • How Russian Hybrid Warfare Has Weaponized Disinformation

    11/15/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Nolan Peterson
    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the frontline town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous text messages on their cellphones. “Your comrades nearby already left their positions, so you should leave yours as well,” one message read. The messages also claimed that Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president at that time, as well as Ukrainian military commanders, had “betrayed” their soldiers. The Ukrainian military later concluded that Russian military forces had taken over the local cellphone network with mobile jamming stations. The text messages were part of a psychological operation...
  • Civil rights groups demand changes to Facebook's political speech policy

    11/14/2019 10:08:05 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 14 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A coalition of civil rights groups are demanding that Facebook overhaul its political speech policy, according to a letter obtained by The Hill Thursday. The letter, dated Friday, followed up on a meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of the groups — including the NAACP, Color of Change and National Action Network — at the Facebook CEO’s home earlier this month. The organizations, which also include Muslim Advocates, UnidosUS and the National Urban League, are asking for a response from Facebook by Nov. 25. Among the requests made in the letter is putting “guardrails on the newsworthiness exemption,” referring...
  • Don Trump Jr. defiant after naming whistleblower as 'Eric Ciaramella'.....

    11/06/2019 12:04:40 PM PST · by caww · 97 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/6/2019 | Mike Brest
    He tweeted,... "The entire media is Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him." Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer," Trump Jr. tweeted. Trump Jr. later pushed back on the claim that his tweet was a part of an effort to out the whistleblower in conjunction with the White House. “The outrage on this is BS. And those pretending that I...
  • Facebook seeing increased misinformation ahead of 2020: study

    11/06/2019 11:36:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Marty Johnson
    The number of fake political news stories on Facebook has surged as the 2020 presidential race heats up, according to Avaaz, a global advocacy group that tracks misinformation. The group, which released its findings on the issue Wednesday, looked at the 100 most-viral fake political stories on Facebook in 2019. In total, those 100 stories were posted more than 2.3 million times and grossed an estimated 158.9 million views. For comparison, just under 140 million Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election. According to Avaaz's report, fake news stories that went against Democrats and liberals made up 62 percent of...
  • Twitter’s Ban on Political Ads Will Only Make Things Worse

    11/05/2019 8:42:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 4, 2019 | John York
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that the social media platform will no longer run political advertisements of any kind. Twitter is a private company and is free to adopt whatever policies it wants, but this decision is not the win for civil discourse and our “democratic infrastructure” that Dorsey claims it is. Defending his decision, Dorsey drew a Manichean dichotomy between meritoriously “earned” media and misleading paid content. That dichotomy is shallow and misleading. While he is right that, absent paid political advertising, “a political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,” Dorsey does...
  • Zuckerberg’s power to hurt Trump

    11/02/2019 7:31:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Axios ^ | November 2, 2019 | Mike Allen and Sara Fischer
    Top Republicans are privately worried about a new threat to President Trump’s campaign: the possibility of Facebook pulling a Twitter and banning political ads. Why it matters: Facebook says it won't, but future regulatory pressure could change that. If Facebook were to ban — or even limit — ads, it could upend Trump’s fundraising and re-election plan, GOP officials tell Axios. Trump relies heavily — much more so than Democrats — on targeted Facebook ads to shape views and raise money. Red flag: Kara Swisher, of Recode, the super plugged-in tech writer, predicted on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Mark Zuckerberg...
  • Sorry, Congress. Facebook Can’t Fix Stupid

    10/30/2019 9:21:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bob Barr
    In the not too distant past, most adults realized that not everything one saw on the internet or on social media was to be taken as true. Today, however, what used to be a sarcastic phrase – “I saw it on the internet so it must be true” – is taken quite literally, regardless of the online source for such information; especially if it confirms our existing opinions and beliefs. This reflects a deep-seated cultural problem far beyond the ken of the Congress to solve; yet, of course, they try. And, as is par for the congressional course, they are...
  • Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer

    10/29/2019 10:10:10 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 6 replies
    FAIR ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2019 | Alan MacLeod
    A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye (9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2013, is its head of editorial for the Middle East and North Africa. While both Twitter and the British Army attempted to distance themselves from the implications of the report, it is unclear why MacMillan would have this role if not to manipulate and propagandize the public. (The British Ministry of Defense...
  • Facebook takes down false ad from PAC on Republican Graham

    10/26/2019 5:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2019 | Elizabeth Culliford
    Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported the Green New Deal, demonstrating that it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians. The ad, which ran on Friday, was put up as a stunt by a left-leaning Political Action Committee, or PAC, called The Really Online Lefty League, to test Facebook’s political ad policies. Facebook has been criticized in recent weeks over its decision to not fact-check ads run by politicians, drawing ire from Democratic candidates running in the 2020 presidential election such as former...
  • Almost all political tweets come from just 10% of Twitter users

    10/24/2019 9:32:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    Cnet ^ | October 23, 2019 | Alison DeNisco Rayome
    Twitter users who disapprove of President Donald Trump are especially prominent on the platform, Pew Research Center finds. There's no question that Twitter plays a major role in US politics, particularly with its policy of letting world leaders like President Donald Trump tweet what they want, even if those tweets violate the tech giant's rules of engagement. But only 22% of Americans actually use Twitter, and of those, most political tweets are coming from a very small number, according to a Wednesday report from the Pew Research Center. Pew analyzed the tweets of more than 2,400 random US adults with...
  • Company That Profits Off Political Misinformation Says It's Going to Do More to Stop It

    10/22/2019 4:22:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/21/19 | Dell Cameron
    After a month of blistering criticism over Facebook’s decision to help more politicians lie in online advertisements, the company has conveniently announced an update on its efforts to shield American voters from the misinformation chronically afflicting its platform. “We have a responsibility to stop abuse and election interference on our platform. That’s why we’ve made significant investments since 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of viral misinformation and fake accounts,” four senior Facebook officials blogged on Monday, while announcing several changes intended to “help protect the democratic process.” For weeks, Facebook, which makes the...
  • Mom of children found hanging told 911 dispatcher son was bullied, 'didn't want to go alone'

    10/18/2019 8:54:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/19 | Robert Gearty
    The mother of an 8-year-old boy who was found hanging in a Pennsylvania basement last month alongside his 4-year-old sister told a 911 dispatcher he had been bullied and "had made threats of doing this but didn't want to go alone." The dispatcher further quoted the mother as saying that sadly the boy, Connor Snyder, “may be the aggressor,” Fox 10 Philadelphia reported Thursday. Lisa Snyder, 36, called 911 after reporting finding Connor and her daughter Brinley hanging from the basement rafters of their home in Albany Township with a dog leash on Sept. 23. Connor and his sister died...
  • Attorney General says website used by accused Tree of Life shooter Bowers is teetering

    10/18/2019 2:50:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Rich Lord
    The state's top prosecutor believes that the go-to social media site for accused Tree of Life shooter Robert Bowers is on its last legs financially, according to a statement issued early Thursday further explaining that office's decision to close a civil probe that followed the synagogue massacre. The statement from the office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro indicates that the decision to close the probe followed indications that Pennsylvania-based Gab.com "had exhausted its already-raised money, and was no longer going to be serviced by the payment processors, cutting off all public funding to support the business." Spokeswoman Jacklin Rhoads went...
  • Twitter product lead says company considering auto-deleting old tweets

    10/16/2019 4:11:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Marty Johnson
    Twitter is toying with the idea of auto-deleting old tweets or other methods of addressing users' fears of posting, the company's head of product said on The Verge's podcast, Vergecast. Kayvon Beykpour was responding to one of the podcast's hosts, Casey Newton, suggesting that tweets go private after existing for a year, citing ever-changing "cultural standards." "Fear of speaking in public and fear of retaliation or fear of being harassed and harassment means many different things to many people," Beykpour, who became Twitter's head of product in 2018, replied. "These are some of the biggest reasons why people don’t tweet,"...
  • Twitter gives judge 'middle finger,' finds out that was wrong answer

    10/15/2019 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10/9/19 | Staff
    It was tech giant Twitter that let the phrase "Die Trump" trend overseas. It was Twitter from which Disney walked away because of its "nastiness extraordinary." It is Twitter that has been accused countless times of shadowbanning or otherwise suppressing the speech of conservatives. (snip) But things may be changing as a result of a judge's decision to allow a $250 million lawsuit brought by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., against Twitter to go forward. The Federalist reported the case soon could be a "nightmare" for the company. Judge John Marshall, who was assigned the case in Virginia, is considering a...
  • How to Build a Tent (We don't need another platform)

    10/08/2019 8:51:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 7, 2019 | How To Build A Tent
    Business Podcast: We discuss the economy report that recently came out. We also discuss the sentiment that Christians and conservatives need to build another social media platform...
  • 40 state attorneys general to take part in Facebook antitrust probe: report

    10/07/2019 7:16:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Zack Budryk
    About 40 state attorneys general will participate in an antitrust investigation of Facebook led by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the matter. In September, James had announced an investigation with seven other states and the District of Columbia into whether the social media giant has “endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising.” The three people who spoke to the Post said the larger inquiry is still confidential, and that New York could enlist further states before the probe is...
  • US House panel taps defunct startup for Facebook files

    10/03/2019 7:21:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/19 | Staff
    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. At issue here is a cache of internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case brought by Six4Three, a defunct startup whose founders have waged a bitter four-year legal battle with the social network. In a nine-page Sept....
  • DNC accuses Facebook of allowing Trump 'to mislead the American people'

    10/01/2019 11:41:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Justin Wise
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is accusing Facebook of allowing President Trump to "mislead the American people" without facing any consequences. DNC CEO Seema Nanda made the allegations in a Tuesday interview with CNN just a week after the tech giant announced that it would not remove posts or advertisements from politicians if they happen to violate the company's community rules. Nanda told CNN that Facebook's move will allow Trump to "mislead the American people on their platform unimpeded." "We know that Trump has an utter disregard for the truth," she said. "Social media platforms have a responsibility to protect...