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  • FACEBOOK Censors and Bans European News Website for Criticizing Unlimited Migration

    04/15/2018 11:30:59 AM PDT · by ptsal · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04-14-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Facebook censors.... It’s not just conservative US websites that are being targeted and banned. The Voice of Europe, a European website against unlimited migration and Islamic radicalism, was banned and censored recently by Facebook.No conservative thought will be allowed.
  • The Cambridge Analytica Files

    04/13/2018 7:13:23 PM PDT · by A virtuous woman · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 18 Mar 2018 05.44 EDT | Carole Cadwalladr
    For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking...
  • The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

    04/12/2018 2:48:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/18 | Megan Barth
    This concentration of power as a means to absolute power is the threat that warrants continued identification, exposure and accountability Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. —Albert Einstein Some may say we don’t have a right to privacy as we consume and use social media applications and platforms. Some, like Apple, will say the right to privacy is an inherent right. Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, left Facebook over data collection. According to reports, Wozniak is one of up to 50 million Facebook users who have deleted their accounts in protest. Data sharing and...
  • Don’t Wait for Congress or Zuckerberg To Set You Free From Facebook

    04/12/2018 12:30:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/18 | Judi McLeod
    Someday a non-political frog, one who looks like President Donald Trump and who is totally unrelated to government, will set all Facebook frogs free. Millennial pipsqueak Mark Zuckerberg may have done us all an unintended favor at Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s Congress performance. Anyone who watched it knows exactly where the masses stand in this perilous moment in time: millions of frogs in social media’s boiling cauldron of water getting uncomfortably hot, but not quite yet knowing it’s time to jump out.
  • An Epic Power Struggle: Government Fights Tech Industry

    04/12/2018 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill is merely the latest round in an ongoing power struggle between official Washington and the tech industry. It's a struggle that stems from a core reality identified years ago by Harvard's Nicco Mele. "The devices and connectivity so essential to modern life put unprecedented power in the hands of every individual." Empowering individuals is great for everyone except for those elite officials who used to wield more power over the rest of us. "Radical connectivity is toxic to traditional power structures." As Mele describes it, smartphones and other tech innovations have led...
  • Social media mutes conservatives

    04/10/2018 7:51:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's left Facebook over data collection

    04/09/2018 5:22:34 AM PDT · by upchuck · 15 replies
    USA Today | Apr 8, 2018 | Jessica Guynn and Kevin McCoy
    Sorry, link only: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/04/08/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-says-hes-leaving-facebook/497392002/
  • Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War” (Spoiler: It’s Not a Great..

    04/09/2018 6:10:33 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    Tech titan Jack Dorsey of San Francisco-based social media platform Twitter applauded an article in something called Medium in which some other hipster CEO described how liberals intend to crush Normal Americans into serfdom in a bloodless “civil war.” Here it is. Ready? It will just sort of happen. Why? Because. Americans will simply decide to be like California because of reasons and phew, no more troublesome conservatives and Gaia is saved! So basically, wishing. Well, that’s a kind of war plan. Perhaps by unleashing the power of hoping so they can utterly subjugate the half of America that voted...
  • Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War”

    04/08/2018 9:59:54 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 76 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9 April 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Tech titan Jack Dorsey of San Francisco-based social media platform Twitter applauded an article in something called Medium in which some other hipster CEO described how liberals intend to crush Normal Americans into serfdom in a bloodless “civil war.” Here it is. Ready? It will just sort of happen. Why? Because. Americans will simply decide to be like California because of reasons and phew, no more troublesome conservatives and Gaia is saved! . . . snip The liberal plan for civil war does not take into account how prosperous states like Texas went hard right in the 90s and show...
  • Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War”

    04/09/2018 4:47:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Tech titan Jack Dorsey of San Francisco-based social media platform Twitter applauded an article in something called Medium in which some other hipster CEO described how liberals intend to crush Normal Americans into serfdom in a bloodless “civil war.” Here it is. Ready?It will just sort of happen. Why? Because. Americans will simply decide to be like California because of reasons and phew, no more troublesome conservatives and Gaia is saved!So basically, wishing.Well, that’s a kind of war plan. Perhaps by unleashing the power of hoping so they can utterly subjugate the half of America that voted against Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit and drive the...
  • Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account

    04/09/2018 5:22:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4-9-2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the “profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”
  • How to Delete not Deactivate your Facebook Account

    04/05/2018 7:55:27 AM PDT · by klimeckg · 52 replies
    04-05-2018 | Mw
    Deletion is not Deactivation. Facebook makes it difficult to locate the Account Deletion settings. Many Web searches also use the term delete but lead you to the deactivate settings. Login to your Facebook account, then click on this link which will bring you to the Delete Account page. http://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account
  • Heineken removes 'Lighter is Better' ad following online racial backlash

    03/27/2018 9:11:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 26, 2018 | by Chandelis R. Duster
    Heineken has removed a television ad following a wave of online criticism slamming the commercial as "terribly racist." In a 30-second ad promoting the beer company’s "Lighter is Better" campaign for its light beer, a bartender slides a bottle of beer past several customers to reach a woman in the distance. As several people online noticed, during the commercial the beer passes by customers who are darker-skinned while the woman who receives the beer in the end is noticeably fairer-skinned. Heineken has removed the ad from TV and online rotation and acknowledged that it “missed the mark.” “For decades, Heineken...
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 18 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called “Nudge,” on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called “Nanny Statecraft.” Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • FLASHBACK: Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation (2014)

    03/22/2018 9:06:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Jun 29, 2014 | Alex Wilhelm
    FLASHBACK 2014: Facebook caught manipulating users: A recent study conscripted Facebook users as unwitting participants during a weeklong experiment in direct emotional manipulation. The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a users’ News Feed content had an impact on their own emotional makeup, measured through the tone of what they posted to the social service after viewing the skewed material. Nearly 700,000 Facebook users were shown either more positive, or more negative content. The study found that users who were given more positive news feeds posted more positive things, and users who were given more negative...
  • “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” Vladimir Putin—Unless You Happen to be Saint Barack

    03/21/2018 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    Protocol is allowed by the media for Saint Obama but not for the devil they make Donald Trump out to be Why is it that when the Washington Post is caught with its houndstooth pants down, the Mainstream and Social Media are always found looking pointedly the other way? The WaPo’s “LEAD” story going viral today makes it seem that Donald Trump was the first—and only—president to ever congratulate Vladimir Putin on an election victory when, in point of fact, former president Barack Obama did the same thing, only in a much more gushing way:
  • Zuckerberg Dodges A Bullet As Facebook Loses Billions

    03/20/2018 5:03:11 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 23 replies
    Safehaven.Com ^ | 03-20-2018 | David Craggen
    Facebook shares are still dropping after its worst one-day decline since 2012 yesterday, as data breaches affecting over 50 million uses makes things political and the social media giant loses some $50 billion. On Monday, Facebook shares fell almost 7 percent on news that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating it over personal data breaches. The market-wide sell-off continued on Tuesday, even as the Dow gained points, when more details emerged on the investigation, sparked by a whistleblower who told regulators that more than 50 million Facebook users had their data hijacked by a political consultancy hired by...
  • The Social-Media Panic

    03/20/2018 11:35:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    All that matters to the center-Left is whether Silicon Valley will keep them in power. ‘Make no mistake: 2016 will never happen again.” Historians are not always reliable predictors of the future, but Niall Ferguson’s analysis of how Silicon Valley and the center-Left would react to the successive and surprise victories of Brexit and Donald Trump is proving correct. Conservatives and populists will not be allowed to use the same tools as Democrats and liberals again, or at least not use them effectively. Silicon Valley is working with its media and governmental critics to limit the damage to the center-Left...
  • How Social Media Eroded the Left’s Media Dominance

    03/19/2018 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    While there has been considerable, and warranted, criticism lately about censorship of conservatives by the big tech companies, let’s not forget that the emergence of social media cracked the left’s media dominance. People moved from reading print newspapers and magazines to congregating on Facebook and Twitter. They moved from network television to YouTube videos and streaming news services. Formerly dominant left-leaning newspapers and magazines like The Denver Post and Newsweek are shrinking and falling apart. The Denver Post cut almost 90 percent of its journalists within the past decade. Newsweek recently laid off multiple editors and staffers, fell behind in its...
  • Edward Snowden: Facebook is a surveillance company rebranded as 'social media'

    03/18/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin | March 17, 2018
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden ripped Facebook in a tweet Saturday after the social media giant suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked worked for President Trump’s campaign. Facebook accused the firm on Friday of not deleting data it had improperly harvested from Facebook users, which number in the tens of millions, but Snowden pinned the blame squarely on Facebook and lumped in other social media companies for being just as reckless. "Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding...