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  • Facebook hires former UK deputy PM to run global affairs

    10/19/2018 9:38:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Facebook confirmed on Friday that it is hiring Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, to be its head of global policy and communications. Clegg, a member of the Liberal Democrats in Britain, will head to Silicon Valley in January to replace Elliot Schrage, who announced in June that he would leave Facebook after 10 years. “I believe that Facebook must continue to play a role in finding answers to those questions — not by acting alone in Silicon Valley, but by working with people, organizations, governments and regulators around the world to ensure that technology...
  • Facebook co-founder wants to repeal Trump tax cuts to pay for a $500 per month basic worker income

    10/18/2018 7:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 18, 2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the Trump tax cuts. • Hughes, an advocate for a basic income, argues that less than a third of Americans have reaped the benefits of the president's tax cuts. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said Thursday the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the tax cuts passed late last year. Hughes, author of "Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn" and an advocate for a basic income, argued that less than...
  • Facebook Takes Down Pro-Life Group’s Posts and Ads, Calling Them “Hate Speech”

    10/17/2018 6:35:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Social media giant Facebook continues to censor the pro-life viewpoint, this time taking down posts and ads from the pro-life group Choice42. That’s the Canadian organization responsible for the viral video “Magical Birth Canal” that poked fun at the common pro-abortion argument that human rights don’t begin until birth. Laura Klassen, director of Choice42 talked with LifeNews today about the social media censorship at Facebook. “Many of our pro-life posts have been taken down lately and yesterday Facebook actually sent me a message saying it was because my post was “hate speech,'” she said. “Our CHOICE42 video, “Louise’s Story” was...
  • 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...
  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.” “More people are asking, isn’t ‘big tech’ really ‘big media’ in disguise?” “Is it possible to have an open...
  • Public funds support proposal to remove Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman

    10/17/2018 2:42:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Several public funds that hold shares of Facebook stock are backing a proposal to remove CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his role as chairman of the company's board. State treasurers in Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania as well as New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer co-filed the proposal on Wednesday, alongside the hedge fund Trillium Asset Management, which first floated the idea. The proposal, which requests that the positions of CEO and chairman of the board be separated, is set to be voted on at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in May. "Facebook plays an outsized role in our society and...
  • Scammers posted over a thousand fake Women’s March events on Facebook to sell t-shirts

    10/17/2018 11:50:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Scammers in Bangladesh created over 1,700 fake Women's March Facebook pages in order to sell t-shirts, according to a CNN report. CNN reported the Facebook pages appeared to be run by local Women's March organizers when in reality they were being created out of the South Asian country, with some of the pages linking to web sites intended to design and sell t-shirts and other merchandise. The news agency brought the list of false groups to Facebook over the weekend, which swiftly deleted them and informed CNN that it was conducting its own investigation into the matter. "These Pages and...
  • 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...
  • Facebook Deletes Disabled Veteran’s Page Without Warning — After Taking $300,000 for Ads

    10/16/2018 6:37:11 PM PDT · by Theo · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Facebook blacklisted the conservative news page run by disabled Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage with no warning or explanation — after he reportedly spent more than $300,000 on Facebook advertising.On his new website which aims to put an end to social media censorship, Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage explains who he is and the challenges he’s facing stating: “I'm a veteran of The United States Air Force. I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I'm the most severely wounded US Airman to survive.”
  • Democrat Party Official Says Republicans Should Be Brought “to The Guillotines”

    10/16/2018 10:27:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Life News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Henry Rogers
    A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party was suspended after saying Republicans should be brought “to the guillotines” after the November midterm elections. William Davis, who is the spokesman for the party in Minnesota, commented in a Facebook post: “11.7 — bring them to the guillotines.” Party executive director Corey Day said Davis deleted the post and party spokeswoman Charlene Briner said Davis’s suspension started Monday with no pay for one week, according to The Associated Press. “The comment made by William Davis on social media this weekend was unacceptable. The DFL offers its apologies and assurance that these types...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 9:26:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Minutemen Militia ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...
  • So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they've put other people's privacy in jeopardy

    10/13/2018 5:13:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | 3:00 AM | Deborah Netburn
    Everyone’s DNA sequence is unique. But for those who wish to maintain their genetic privacy, it may not be unique enough. A new study argues that more than half of Americans could be identified by name if all you had to start with was a sample of their DNA and a few basic facts, such as the region where they live and about how old they might be. It wouldn’t be simple, and it wouldn’t be cheap. But the fact that it has become doable will force all of us to rethink the meaning of privacy in the DNA age,...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Facebook bans midterm voting disinformation

    10/15/2018 3:47:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is taking new steps to prevent voter suppression by banning fake voting requirement information and hoax reports of violence at polling stations ahead of next month's midterm elections. The move comes as a part of a broader plan from Facebook to remove voter misinformation. Last month, the company said that it would begin banning “misrepresentations about how to vote, such as claims that you can vote by text message, and statements about whether a vote will be counted.” The social media giant also previously introduced a new tool, labeled “Incorrect voting information," to let...
  • Massive, coordinated social media PURGE silences hundreds of conservative, libertarian channels

    10/15/2018 1:51:34 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Popular pages like The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans), The Free Thought Project (3.1 million fans), Press for Truth (350K fans), Police the Police (1.9 million fans), Cop Block (1.7 million fans), and Punk Rock Libertarians (125K fans) are just a few of the ones which were unpublished.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson suspended on Twitter 2 days after release from Turkey (vanity)

    10/14/2018 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | oct 15, 2018 | self
    Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) apparently created a Twitter account on the day he was released from Turkey. The archive.org version says his twitter account was created on October 12th. >P> Here is his suspended page https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Here is the October 13th save of his page at archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20181013113932/https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Official Account Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Beigetreten Oktober 2018 Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) {when you hold your mouse over the word Oktober, it shows that the account was created on October 12.} This graphic says the pastor violated Twitter rules. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpa13mMXUAUoGf8.jpg
  • Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads ... While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?

    10/15/2018 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Theo · 15 replies
    [Full title: Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads and GOP Politicians While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?] Recently my Facebook page that I built organically from the ground up was caught up in a blanketed Facebook purge. Most of you know my page. Most of you have benefited from the exposure I have given you on the page as well as my website. You see, Allen West Republic (now Great American Republic) with 953,000 followers, always supports the best of the best. From Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist to Paul Sperry at Real Clear...
  • Facebook accused of stealing $315,000 from triple-amputee vet

    10/15/2018 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Theo · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 15, 2018 | WND
    WASHINGTON – Could it be it’s not the Russians tampering with U.S. elections, but Facebook and Google? Maybe the whole Russian thing is just a façade – a cover for a political coup by the two monoliths of social media and search? Those are the questions being asked around the nation today as Facebook may have reached a bridge too far in what many in independent media circles assert is blacklisting, censorship, the creation of enemies’ lists. [...] “I took over managing the page when John Hawkins decided to step aside to pursue other endeavors,” wrote Kolfage. “We had a...
  • The New York Times Hit Piece on the Right Wing News Facebook Page

    10/15/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | John Hawkins
    There is a hit piece on me in the New York Times today, which as a conservative I take as a point of honor. Just to note some of the inaccuracies in the piece: "When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, an online news site called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook. The conservative site, run by the blogger John Hawkins, had created a series of new Facebook pages and accounts over the last year under many different names, according to Facebook." I have never created a Facebook...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 4:06:50 AM PDT · by iontheball · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind.