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  • Vacating the Facebook Swamp

    03/12/2019 11:39:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Regardless of migration plans, Facebook users need to rethink connections to a social media Leviathan with shadowy connections to the Deep State, or to the censors who support Americans in name only. Facebook users need to vacate this online version Throughout 2018, social media giants came under serious scrutiny from the federal government. It was a different Administration, and in the aftermath of the data breach of sensitive personal information off of Facebook via Cambridge Analytica as a way of profiling and cataloguing political preferences of American voters, a substantial number of citizens became suspicious of Facebook’s purpose. Since last...
  • Proposed Ban on Social Media Gun Pictures Proves Gun Control is Total Control

    03/12/2019 7:36:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | March 11, 2019 | David Codrea
    U.S.A. – -( “If you post it on social media, that’s probable cause for us to come get the guns out of your house,” Democrat Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo proclaimed in a Facebook video three years ago. “That’s it. It’s now on you to explain why you have a gun in your house and why it’s on social media…” He was stumping at the time to change the law to deny the right to keep and bear arms to young adults old enough to vote, marry, sign binding contracts and serve in the military. Pending that, he wanted parents...
  • Facebook’s Report Abuse button has become a tool of global oppression [2014 story]

    03/08/2019 11:28:04 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 1 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Russell Brandom
    Tools designed to fight trolls are being used to crack down on dissent "All the army forces inside and outside the barracks, assemble," the Facebook post reads. "Read our commands carefully before the raid." A few lines later. "Don't comment. Don't curse. Just report them." It's military talk, but they're not soldiers. It's a Facebook raid, conducted on July 12th against an independent Vietnamese news site called the Khmer Krom News. Below the post, dozens of comments weigh in with support: "Damn them, let’s finish them off," and "I set up dozens of accounts for this =))" "DON'T COMMENT. DON'T...
  • Facebook Eliminated Over One Billion Page-Views to Conservative Websites in 2018

    02/27/2019 5:23:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 27, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Facebook has been shutting down traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election. Conservatives dominated social media in 2016 where they were able to get the truth uncensored. Facebook ended that in 2017 and 2018. The Gateway Pundit spoke with two of the top conservative publishers in America. Floyd Brown is a conservative author, speaker and media commentator. In 2008 Floyd launched Western Journal which quickly became one of the top conservative websites in America. By 2016 Floyd’s organization of Western Journal and other conservative websites under his umbrella had more than a billion page views. Since 2016 Floyd’s organization...
  • Gab Launches

    02/26/2019 7:07:17 AM PST · by gaijin · 29 replies ^ | Feb. 26th, 2019 | me
  • Tech Billionaire Allegedly Behind A False Flag Operation Played A Role In Creating Fake News...

    02/25/2019 4:37:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/19 | Chris White
    Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed.Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group. One of the big tech billionaires responsible for financing a project creating “deepfake” news articles is a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and Democratic donor.  The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a...
  • Trump unleashing digital juggernaut ahead of 2020

    02/25/2019 7:06:40 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/19 | Tal Axelrod, Michael Burke
    President Trump is ramping up his formidable digital operation nearly two years before the 2020 election, doubling down on a playbook that helped pave his path to the White House. Trump's campaign has already spent more than $3.5 million in small, targeted ads on Facebook, while an allied group has spent over $6 million, making him the biggest U.S. political spender since Facebook began tracking ad spending in May 2018. And just like in 2016, Trump is pairing the heavy spending with an active Twitter feed, dishing out insults and mocking his potential Democratic opponents as their long and crowded...
  • Dan Rather-gate Remembered on Twitter

    02/15/2019 12:04:59 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies ^ | February 15, 2019 | Steve McIntyre
    one of the great things about the internet is that we can hear from an actual expert in destructive testing of gas cylinders in a controversy where condition of gas cylinder is of critical importance. Not just from NGOs and neocon think tanks. Dan Rather's downfall came because (as I recall) a typewriter specialist was able to recognize that fonts in forged document were not available in 1970s. An expert in relevant narrow topic observed detail that eluded the news reporters and think tanks. outing of Dan Rather was cool and one of first examples of outside eyes on establishment...
  • Facebook "BOLO" List

    02/15/2019 9:38:10 AM PST · by WellyP · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 Feb. 2019 | Salvador Rodriguez
    "Facebook maintains a list of individuals that its security guards must "be on lookout" for that is comprised of users who've made threatening statements against the company on its social network as well as numerous former employees..."
  • In the name of ‘fake news,’ Asian governments tighten control on social media

    02/09/2019 6:17:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 08, 2019 | 11:55 AM | y Ralph Jennings
    Taiwan is one of at least seven countries across eastern Asia that have recently enacted or are considering laws to limit or gain access to information about internet reports that officials claim are false, speculative, exaggerated, or truthful yet hurtful. As does President Trump, they often lump such reports under a vague, and often misleading, heading: fake news. For nations with one-party rule, regulations squelching false or sensitive stories emanating from social media would result in an expansion of longstanding controls over the traditional mass media. Such efforts have been on the rise over about the last two years due...
  • 'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media

    02/07/2019 2:05:32 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 05 Feb 2019 | Annie Kelly
    A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control, blackmail and track the movements of children as young as 11 by “county lines” drug gangs has seen an epidemic of child criminal exploitation spiral out of control in the UK. “For the past seven or eight years we have been warning the government, the authorities, teachers, anyone who would listen, that technology is the central organising feature of the county lines business model,” said Sheldon Thomas, a consultant on gang behaviour through his organisation Gangsline. (snip) ...Snapchat is used heavily as a recruitment channel,...
  • Why Doesn't Trump Use Gab? (vanity)

    02/02/2019 12:30:50 PM PST · by xenias · 140 replies
    Gab ^ | 2/2/19 | Self
    Twitter deliberately spreads disinformation on a worldwide scale. It employs manipulative algorithms to suppress opposing views. It decides what stories are important - whether it's a child smiling at an Indian, or a baby-voiced headcase claiming she was almost raped at an imaginary party 40 years ago. It has unprecedented power over the media and which stories are covered. Why does Trump use a service that is so destructive and so biased against the right? If he left twitter for another service, twitter would lose a lot of its power and influence.
  • Democrats 'like' it: The secret to Ocasio-Cortez's social media success (Fake news alert)

    01/20/2019 8:00:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 20, 2019 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Less than three weeks after being sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has more Twitter followers than Speaker Nancy Pelosi, more interactions than Barack Obama, one of C-SPAN's most-watched congressional floor speeches of all time and a ubiquitous nickname that doubles as her Twitter handle — "AOC." Democrats want to learn from her, Republicans want to destroy her and many in Washington fear being "dunked on" by her. The 29-year-old House freshman from New York is showing her older peers what the future of politics might look like once the digital natives like...
  • I Mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I Loved Facebook. But I Can’t Stay Silent About What’s Happening.

    01/17/2019 7:05:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Time Mag ^ | Roger McNamee
    I am really sad about Facebook. I got involved with the company more than a decade ago and have taken great pride and joy in the company’s success … until the past few months. Now I am disappointed. I am embarrassed. I am ashamed. With more than 1.7 billion members, Facebook is among the most influential businesses in the world. Whether they like it or not–whether Facebook is a technology company or a media company–the company has a huge impact on politics and social welfare. Every decision that management makes can matter to the lives of real people. Management is...
  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • Stop Dancing on Little Jazmine Barnes' Grave

    01/07/2019 2:42:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Kira Davis
    The tragic case of Jazmine Barnes has relit the fires of racial animosity thanks to the media and the investigating law enforcement on the case. Jazmine’s mother and other witnesses identified a white man as the culprit and the sheriff’s department immediately released the details and sketches. Professional outrage activist Shaun King wasted no time in crying racism and stirring up animosity under the guise of fighting race-based crime. Days later it was discovered that Jazmine’s killer wasn’t white but a black man - perhaps two. In the chaos of the incident people had identified a man they saw speeding...

    01/03/2019 9:14:14 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 88 replies
    Self ^ | 1/3/2019 | Dick Bachert
    FB just hit me with a 30 day suspension for posting the image below. Accordingly, I just PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATED my FB account with the following comment: You MORONS are just BEGGING to be declared a regulated PUBLIC UTILITY for your First Amendment abuses. Close this account and DELETE EVERYTHING I'VE EVER POSTED!!! I'll be happy as a clam over at MeWe, GAB and any other venue that has read and understands the Constitution. When enough of us bail, you and the other Zuckers will have more time to devote to your efforts to help the tyrants running China keep THEIR...
  • ‘Why do I look like a transgender giraffe?’ Kathy Griffin posting her pic and asking...

    12/31/2018 1:58:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | Posted at 4:12 pm on December 30, 2018 | Staff And Various Patriot replies
    Full Title: ‘Why do I look like a transgender giraffe?’ Kathy Griffin posting her pic and asking ‘what she’s thinking’ to mock Melania goes BADLY ____________________________________________________________________ Kathy Griffin isn’t even sure what she was thinking when she posted this photo on Twitter of all places and asked, ‘What is she thinking?’ What is she thinking? — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 30, 2018 She had to know the reaction would be … well, not good. But perhaps any attention is good attention for Kathy. — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 30, 2018 Oh, she was mocking the First Lady. But...
  • Taoiseach criticizes social media companies over hate posts [Irish PM Varadkar]

    12/22/2018 6:39:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 12/22/2018 — 00:28:00 | Press Association
    The Taoiseach has criticized social media companies such as Facebook, that do not think they are “accountable” for what is posted on their platforms. Asked about threats made against groups of people after a social media video of the recent Roscommon eviction, Mr. (Leo) Varadkar said online platforms are not held to the same standard as newspaper publishers. “As I am concerned, social media posts like that are incitement of hatred and incitement of violence, and if you were a publisher of a newspaper or a broadcaster, you wouldn’t be allowed to promote that kind of stuff and you would...