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  • Censorship: Twitter silences Kurdish journalism while claiming commitment to free speech

    10/20/2018 9:24:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Region ^ | 19/10/2018 19:48 (10-19-18) | Meghan Bodette
    The debate over free speech and content policy on Twitter– like on other social media sites— is often centered on issues relevant to political and cultural debates in the United States, where the company is headquartered. Yet this discussion of hypothetical censorship obscures the fact that company policies today are already used to silence important voices— journalists reporting from Kurdistan, who provide key information on political and military developments there at great personal risk.  While Twitter is a safer platform for Kurdish reporters and supporters of the Kurdish cause than sites like Facebook— which ban pages and accounts for posting photos of the...
  • 2017: CNN reporter mocks Mitch McConnell for needing help with stairs, not realizing he survived pol

    10/19/2018 8:24:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Brian Flood
    CNN political reporter Daniella Diaz sent a tweet on Monday pointing out that President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell locked hands while walking up stairs at the White House following their Rose Garden press conference. Diaz seemed to be mocking the Republican duo – but while followers quickly pointed out that the Kentucky senator is a polio survivor, the tweet remains on her feed nearly 24 hours later. “That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though,” Diaz wrote with video of the incident.
  • Farrakhan: I'm not an Anti-Semite. I'm Anti-Termite

    10/17/2018 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering in Detroit on Sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, and used it as a platform to launch yet another attack on Jews, calling them “termites.”
  • Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

    10/18/2018 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | October 18th 2018 | Lifesitenews
    Twitter has just locked LifeSiteNews out of our Twitter account over an article we posted four years ago that provided expert analysis on the rise in sexually-transmitted diseases among homosexuals. The 2014 piece by Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, a molecular biologist and microbiologist who is also president and CEO of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, responds to media coverage of what was at the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new annual report on STDs. https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/why-hiv-syphilis-and-gonorrhea-are-rising-among-homosexuals Contrary to the consensus that the “reason for the documented continued rise in syphilis (primarily affecting homosexuals) has more to do with...
  • Twitter not amused by liberal-mocking humor

    10/18/2018 4:35:25 PM PDT · by Hadean · 33 replies
    One News Now ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Steve Jordahl
    Twitter has put 1,500 users in Twitter jail for what it calls "coordinated platform manipulation" but critics say it's nothing more than punishing humor. Twitter says the accounts used cartoon avatars the creators call NPC's. In the gaming world that stands for non-playable character – someone you meet while playing that is controlled by the game and whose sole job it is to pass on information. Think the voice on your GPS. Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center explains that those game characters "regurgitate the same thing over and over," and some creative Internet users are comparing that description...
  • Twitter to show if tweet has been removed for violating rules

    10/18/2018 1:35:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Twitter will now make it clear as to why a tweet has been removed from its platform. The company wrote in a post on Thursday that tweets removed for violating its rules will display a notice explaining that the deleted tweet was removed for violating the company's terms of use for 14 days after the deletion. The new change is set to be rolled out in the coming weeks. Additionally, when a user reports a tweet that potentially violates Twitter’s rules, the company will hide the Tweet instead of outright removing it from the user’s view. That would allow the...
  • Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?

    10/18/2018 5:32:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Bell
    Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts after users on pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to set up 'non-player character' profiles mocking liberals on the social networking site. The trolling campaign was born out of the characterisation of liberals as automatons incapable of independent thought on areas of Reddit and 4chan. In 24 hours there were more than 30,000 uses of the term NPC on Twitter, and Facebook pages dedicated to the trend have amassed tens of thousands of followers. So what is an NPC? It's a video game reference. Non-player characters (NPCs) are controlled by the game's artificial intelligence...
  • LS crunches the Votes By Mail (very encouraging)

    10/17/2018 5:48:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 122 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/17/18 | Larry Schweikart
    use the link to read the thread
  • Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites

    10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite." The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. "The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally...
  • CAUGHT: Senator Sends Email Asking for Hurricane Relief, Donation Link Goes Directly to Democrat...

    10/17/2018 12:28:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 17 October 2018 | Diamond and Silk
    CAUGHT: Senator Sends Email Asking for Hurricane Relief, Donation Link Goes Directly to Democrat Political Fundraiser.
  • Looks like Donald Trump is going to pay a fair amount!

    10/17/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 79 replies
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

    10/16/2018 1:44:19 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Oct 18 | Laurie Kellman
    She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and calling him "creepy" on Twitter. When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American political combat, the Massachusetts Democrat, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, is often doing it Trump's way. And like Trump, she's getting blowback: Jokes. Objections. And grumblings from her own political party about timing, with midterm elections three weeks away.
  • Twitter has permanently banned @GayPatriot — and here’s their explanation

    10/16/2018 1:44:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 1 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 16, 2018 | Sarah D.
    Need evidence that Twitter’s priorities are severely out of whack? Look no further than what they’ve done to @GayPatriot. After suspending him for a tweet referring to Chelsea Manning as Bradley Manning and a traitor, and again for no clear reason, Twitter has axed Bruce Carroll’s @GayPatriot account permanently: Amelia ✔ @AmeliaHammy Update on @gaypatriot’s suspension. He’s now permanently banned for being “hateful.” Here’s a screenshot of the email he received informing him of that fact.
  • s Twitter Bans and “Dehumanisation”: Is the NPC Meme TOO Accurate?

    It started on the boards of 4chan and made its way to Twitter, but what exactly is the NPC meme, and why is it upsetting so many people? Anybody who is familiar with video games will be familiar with the term NPC. It stands for Non-Player Character, and is a term which is used to describe a character in a game who is not controlled by the player, but is instead pre-programmed by a computer via predetermined or responsive behaviour. NPCs are the villagers in Skyrim and World of Warcraft who give you quests and repeat the same three instructed...
  • Majority say they oppose celebrities getting involved in politics, poll finds

    10/16/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 16 2018 | Julia Manchester
    A majority of American voters say they oppose celebrities giving political endorsements, according to a new American Barometer survey. The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 60 percent of respondents said they opposed celebrities giving political endorsements because "they polarize public opinion and distract from the important issues of the day." Forty percent of respondents said they support celebrities giving endorsements because "they spread awareness and engage people to vote." The poll also showed a partisan divide on the issue with 80 percent of Republicans polled saying they oppose the endorsements, and 43 percent of...
  • What Is the ‘NPC’ Meme? Liberals Rage at Cartoons Mocking Their Scripted Thoughts

    10/16/2018 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18
    The new “NPC” meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for “dehumanizing speech,” but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games. The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events. Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign quests to...
  • What Is the ‘NPC’ Meme? Liberals Rage at Cartoons Mocking Their Scripted Thoughts

    10/16/2018 11:04:06 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18 | Robert Kraychik
    The new “NPC” meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for “dehumanizing speech,” but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games. The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events. Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign quests to...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Phony’ Elizabeth Warren Took ‘Bogus DNA Test’

    10/16/2018 9:04:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump ridiculed Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday for her “bogus” attempt to prove her claimed American Indian heritage. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American,” Trump wrote on Twitter, derisively calling the Massachusetts Senator “Pocahontas.” The president pointed to the Cherokee Nation’s statement calling Warren’s DNA test “inappropriate” and a “mockery.” “Even they don’t want her,” Trump wrote. “Phony!” Trump also praised the Cherokee Nation for calling Warren out. “Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for revealing that Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas,...