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  • Trump is using Facebook to run thousands of ads about impeachment

    10/01/2019 2:01:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 30, 2019 | Donie O'Sullivan and David Wright
    President Donald Trump is using his powerful social media presence to push back against the impeachment inquiry, tweeting and retweeting more than 100 times over the weekend and his reelection campaign has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook ads on the topic over the past week. More than 1,800 ads on Trump's Facebook page mentioning "impeachment" have run in the past seven days. The ads have been viewed between 16 and 18 million times on Facebook and the campaign has spent between $600,000 and $2,000,000 on the effort, according to data analyzed by Laura Edelson, a researcher at...
  • Free speech suppression online builds case to break up Big Tech

    09/30/2019 9:44:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 | Donald Trump Jr
    Free speech is under attack by the Big Tech monopolies that dominate the internet. The flogging that Beto O’Rourke received during his Reddit “ask me anything” session this month perfectly underscored the distinction between a mainstream media and a genuinely free press. He gave Americans a chance to grill him about his pivot from a centrist Senate candidate to a radical presidential hopeful, and in contrast to the handling he has gotten from the media, they treated him like hamburger meat. No surprise there. Free expression can be edgy, brutal, irreverent, and sometimes downright offensive. I should know. My father...
  • Trump: ‘A Free Society Cannot Allow Social Media Giants to Silence’ Free Speech

    09/24/2019 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    President Donald Trump used part of his speech before the United Nations Tuesday to warn of the growing accumulation of power by big tech companies. In one of the President’s strongest statements on social media bias yet, Trump argued that social media censorship is incompatible with a free society. He also drew attention to the growing trend of censorship, “canceling,” and blacklisting in general. “We must always be skeptical of those who want conformity and control,” said the President. “Even in free nations, we see alarming signs and new challenges to liberty.” “A small number of social media platforms are...
  • How YouTube Destroys Channels

    09/21/2019 8:56:54 PM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 21, 2019 | Independent Man
    Learn how YouTube sets about destroying creators channels and what I'm doing about it.
  • Google and Its Pals Are Worse than Anyone Thought

    09/17/2019 7:37:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Sep, 2019 | Leo Goldstein
    …… Gatekeepers Target the Central Subjects of Public Debate Gatekeepers supposedly act against perceived hate speech, white nationalists, or conspiracy theories, and this injury to free speech is enough to cause controversy. However, in reality, the main casualties of Gatekeepers suppression are people and speech supportive of Trump and opposing strong left-wing agendas, which have recently become almost one and the same. The evidence of Spygate, the coup attempt (continuation of Spygate after Trump’s inauguration), climate realism, the racism and anti-Semitism of the Democrat-Socialist party, and the evidence of this collusive tech suppression itself are among the most suppressed topics....
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC

    09/19/2019 7:36:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2019 | David Shepardson
    Facebook (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington. The social media giant has been under fire on a number of fronts for more than a year and faces antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and a number of state attorneys general as well as numerous legislative proposals that seek to restrict how it operates.
  • Officer fired after graduating academy due to 6-year-old Facebook posts

    09/16/2019 4:31:09 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 58 replies ^ | 14Sept19 | Law Officer
    TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa Police officer who just graduated from the academy a month ago is out of a job because of questionable posts on Facebook. The department received a complaint about Officer Wayne Brown’s Facebook posts Wednesday morning. The decision to release him didn’t take long. He was fired an hour later, News 9 reported. According to police, he goes by Duke Brown on his Facebook page. A community action group found the posts dating back to 2013 and took screen shots of them. Tulsa Police called most of the memes posted as questionable
  • Liberals haunted by social media tactics they use against the right

    09/09/2019 3:22:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    The people who have made an industry out of destroying ordinary people’s lives over old social media posts and out-of-context comments are very upset that it’s happening to them. The New York Times, clearly worried by the recent exposure of blatantly anti-Semitic tweets posted by one of its reporters, and clearly worried that even more embarrassing material is in reserve, tried to stop the hemorrhaging with a rambling article demonizing the independent journalists who uncovered the tweets. In fact, much of the liberal media sphere went into panic mode, vehemently declaring that this particular exercise of the First Amendment is...
  • A Trump social network readies for launch

    09/08/2019 9:57:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 8, 2019 | Anita Kumar
    His campaign plans to launch its own app soon, professionalizing its operation to track ‘the army of Trump’ and keep supporters donating, volunteering and recruiting. Sometimes Twitter isn’t enough. After spending years alleging anti-conservative bias on social media, President Donald Trump will soon have another way to get his message out how he wants. Trump’s reelection campaign plans to launch a smartphone app this fall to encourage supporters to donate, volunteer and reel in like-minded voters — all while providing the president more unfiltered access to his followers. Supporters who download the all-in-one app are expected to be able to...
  • O'Rourke presses tech companies to crack down on disinformation

    09/06/2019 9:26:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is demanding answers from major tech platforms following an unsubstantiated claim online that the gunman involved in last weekend's mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, was driving a vehicle with an O'Rourke campaign sticker. Jen O’Malley Dillon, campaign manager for the former House lawmaker from Texas, sent letters to Facebook, Google and Twitter on Friday asking for greater transparency about how the companies respond to disinformation on their platforms and calling on them to take action against any fraudulent accounts involved in amplifying the claim. “As a campaign, we’re almost entirely powerless to stop misinformation,” O’Malley...
  • Coalition of attorneys general launch antitrust investigation into Facebook

    09/06/2019 6:38:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    A coalition of eight attorneys general has launched an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday. The group of bipartisan group of state attorneys general, led by New York, is probing Facebook's dominance in social media and any potential "anticompetitive conduct" stemming from that position. The probe heightens the stakes for the embattled social media platform, which is already weathering antitrust investigations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. SNIP "Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law...
  • RED FLAG INSANITY: Pro-Trump Former Marine Has Guns Confiscated to Protect ANTIFA Terrorists

    08/31/2019 4:31:21 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 94 replies
    BLP ^ | Aug 31, 2019 | Shane Trejo
    A Trump supporter in Oregon was stripped of his firearms under the state’s red flag laws for declaring that his rights wouldn’t be trampled upon by ANTIFA terrorists who have rampaged throughout Portland during the summer. “If ANTIFA gets to the point where they start killing us, I’m going to kill them next,” said Shane Kohfield, a 32-year-old former Marine. “I’d slaughter them and I have a detailed plan on how I would wipe out ANTIFA.” This statement triggered the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task to revoke Kohfield’s 2nd Amendment rights and take his firearms away. In addition, they forced the...
  • Amazon Fires: How Hollywood Celebrities Are Spreading Misinformation on Social Media

    08/27/2019 9:57:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2019 | AFP
    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon — from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo DiCaprio and Emmanuel Macron — have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media, either sharing photographs of the region that are years old or images taken in other parts of the world.
  • How To Read A Society

    08/27/2019 7:08:18 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2000 | Theodore Dalrymple
    In the days—simultaneously not so very long ago and in the ancient past—when communism seemed a permanent feature of he political landscape, I traveled extensively on the other side of the looking glass that divided the world into two opposed camps. I did not take with me as literary guide and compass to my travels one of the Marxist-Leninist "classics"...
  • The Great MEME WAR 2.0 Begins

    08/24/2019 1:37:40 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 10 replies
    Black Pigeon Speaks (BitChute/YouTube channel) ^ | Aug 24, 2019 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    "I am betting that in comparison to the previous internet conflict, this will be a slow-boil low-intensity fecal-flinging fiasco." "I believe that the Meme War 2.0 will also be a war of accelerationism."
  • My Instagram Growth Suddenly Stopped; Am I a Victim of Viewpoint Discrimination?

    08/22/2019 5:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Larry Elder
    My radio colleague Dennis Prager heads a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization called Prager University. It shares five-minute educational videos from a conservative perspective. There have been over 2 billion views. No sex. No profanity. No chase scenes. But YouTube has placed restrictions on over 100 videos, including videos on the Ten Commandments, according to Allen Estrin of PragerU. YouTube also restricted one I wrote and narrated, "Is America Racist?" in which I refute the narrative that police engage in "institutional racism" against blacks. In a 2016 press release, PragerU said: "YouTube is censoring these videos by placing them under 'restricted...
  • Can Self-Regulation Save Facebook?

    08/21/2019 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    On Tuesday Facebook released the results of a study on bias within and by the platform against conservative perspectives and activity on the platform. It was led by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and his team at corporate law firm Covington & Burling LLP.The report confirmed what many had already been experiencing firsthand in the years since social media has become central to global communications, business, governance, and interactivity – that many voices on the right felt subject to arbitrary purposefully targeted restrictions on their ability to operate freely within the terms of services of the platform.Senator Kyl and...
  • The Perils of Trading Social Interaction for Social Media

    08/21/2019 3:52:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Salena Zito
    ESTES PARK, Colorado -- I often say that what happens on Twitter isn't a reflection of American life in the real world. The facts mostly back that up. Last month, a Pew survey showed only about 22% of U.S. adults say they use Twitter. Twitter users skew younger, identify more as Democrats, are more educated and have more money than the other 78% who don't use it. Experiences back that up as well. Halfway through a 16-state back-road trip across the country, I've had many people -- both conservative and liberal -- tell me that if they use Twitter, they...
  • Chinese Government Ran A Social Media Campaign Comparing Hong Kong Protesters To ISIS

    08/19/2019 7:21:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2019 | John Sexton
    According to Twitter and Facebook, the Chinese government ran a social media campaign aimed at protesters in Hong Kong. Both companies announced they had removed fake accounts from their platforms Monday morning. Twitter said it had removed nearly 1,000 fake accounts: This disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from within the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China (PRC). Overall, these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground. Based on our intensive investigations, we have reliable evidence to support that this is...
  • Trump drafting executive order to force social media to show content he likes

    08/15/2019 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 8/8/19 | Lisa Needham
    Keeping its focus on what really matters, the Trump White House is currently circulating drafts of an executive order that would address "anti-conservative bias" in social media. The exact contents of the executive order are unclear, but it is definitely not going to be good. One unnamed official who Politico spoke to offered the conservative rationale for the move: "If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system." Of course, there is no anti-conservative bias in social...