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  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • TWITTER 'ENFORCING ISLAMIC BLASPHEMY LAW'

    01/20/2019 8:12:37 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 20 January 2019 | ART MOORE
    Twitter is virtually enforcing Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law, contends an author who recently was informed by the social-media company of a complaint that his book analyzing the minds of Islamic terrorists violated the Muslim-majority nation’s notorious statute. “It’s just absolutely surreal and Kafkaesque that a social-media giant in the free world is trying to enforce blasphemy laws — or, for now, carrying the message,” said Jamie Glazov, the author of “Jihadist Psychopath.” It was a tweet promoting his book that drew the complaint. Twitter then informed Glazov of the complaint and suggested he hire a lawyer. Referring to the Pakistani...
  • By Banishing the Work of Great Artists We Are Punishing Everyone

    01/20/2019 3:13:37 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    I have a new fear. And this one’s a doozy. Having weathered more than one social-­media s- -t storm, I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good. A single unacceptable sentiment, a word usage misconstrued, a sentence taken out of context suffices these days to implode a reputation decades in the making and to trigger ­McCarthyite blacklisting. But that isn’t the fear in its entirety. Suppose a perceived violation of progressive orthodoxy translates into the kind of institutional cowardice on display in the forced resignation of Ian Buruma from The New York Review...
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Report: Muslims (CAIR) told Twitter to ban Jewish reporter

    01/09/2019 9:20:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/18
    The Wall Street Journal reports Muslims lobbied Twitter to silence the voice of journalist Laura Loomer. As WND reported, Loomer recently chained herself to Twitter headquarters after the social-media giant banned her. The Journal explained Twitter invited a number of outside groups to help it decide who should be banned after criticism for not policing its content. “That solution is creating a new set of problems—public fights, complaints and legal battles,” the paper said. Loomer, described as a conservative Jewish activist, said she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her...
  • 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...
  • Research Psychologist Epstein: Google Manipulation shifted 800,000 to 4.6 million votes in 2018

    01/16/2019 9:57:57 PM PST · by bitt · 66 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/16/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Research psychologist Robert Epstein joined Tucker Carlson on Thursday night. In a previous appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight Epstein revealed that Google can take a 50-50 split among undecided voters and change it into a 90-10 split with no one knowing they had been manipulated and without leaving a paper trail… It has to do with their search suggestions. On Thursday Dr. Epstein revealed that just one Google shift in search results on Election Day 2018 shifted from 800,000 to 4.6 million votes to Democratic candidates. This follows the shocking Breitbart exposé by Allum Bokhari published Thursday that proves Google...
  • Alabama Attorney General Asks Feds to Probe 2017 Election

    01/08/2019 10:05:25 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The Alabama attorney general on Jan. 7, called on federal authorities to investigate the state’s 2017 special election for the U.S. Senate. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall made the announcement after conducting an informal inquiry into reports of a false-flag operation designed to boost Democrat Doug Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore by a thin margin in a hotly contested race. The New York Times reported in December that a secret social media operation funded by billionaire Democratic donor Reid Hoffman directed thousands of accounts designed to appear like Russian bots to follow Moore. A Facebook page then falsely portrayed...
  • Here Are The Obama-Era Officials Allegedly Behind The Alabama False Flag Campaign

    01/08/2019 7:13:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Two Obama-era officials were instrumental in the false flag operation in Alabama ahead of the special election in 2017, reports show. One of the Obama-era officials behind the misinformation campaign in Alabama finally opened up about his group’s role in the caper. Two of the people involved in the social media misinformation campaign in Alabama are denying their roles in the operation, reports indicate. A trove of reports show two Obama-era officials are partially responsible for a misinformation campaign designed to derail Republican Roy Moore’s senatorial campaign in Alabama. Former President Barack Obama campaign organizer, Mikey Dickerson, was instrumental in...
  • Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

    01/07/2019 9:18:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2019 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret...
  • Disinformation campaign targeting Roy Moore’s Senate bid may have violated law, Alabama AG says

    12/27/2018 2:17:25 PM PST · by ptsal · 52 replies
    AL.com (Alabama) ^ | 27 Dec 2108 | Craig Timberg and Tony Romm
    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Thursday that his office is exploring whether disinformation tactics deployed against Republican Roy Moore during last year's special election violated state campaign laws and said he was worried that the operation could have affected the closely fought Senate race. "The information is concerning," Marshall, a Republican, said in a phone interview. "The impact it had on the election is something that's significant for us to explore, and we'll go from there." Moore lost the election to his Democratic rival, Sen. Doug Jones. Marshall, who said he learned of the disinformation campaign called Project Birmingham...
  • Facebook suspends accounts tied to Dem disinformation scheme in Alabama race (Roy Moore)

    12/25/2018 9:02:26 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Facebook suspended five accounts linked to Democratic operatives who engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” in a bid to steer votes away from Alabama Republican Roy Moore during last year’s special Senate election. The announcement comes following a New York Times report last week that exposed the scheme, in which the users created a Facebook page and imitated conservative Alabamians who weren’t satisfied with the Republican candidate while encouraging others to write in another candidate. Moore, whose campaign ultimately was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls while he was in his 30s, ended up losing the race to...
  • LinkedIn cofounder reportedly funded Russian-style influence campaign in Alabama race

    12/23/2018 6:48:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Billionaire LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman put $100,000 into an experiment that adopted Russia-inspired political disinformation tactics on Facebook during last year's special Senate race in Alabama, The New York Times reports. Hoffman did not immediately comment on the report. One of his partners told the Times that Hoffman does not “micromanage” the political projects he funds, and may not have been aware of the project’s tactics. During the 2017 special Senate race in Alabama, the project’s organizers created a fake Facebook page designed to attract conservative Republican voters. Once they had built an audience, the page criticized Republican candidate Roy...
  • Democratic operatives created fake Russian bots designed to link Kremlin to Roy Moore in Alabama...

    12/20/2018 11:29:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | 12/20/2018 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    Democratic operatives, backed by a liberal billionaire and facilitated by a former Obama official, created thousands of fake Russian accounts to give an impression the Russian government was supporting Alabama Republican Roy Moore in last year’s election against now-Sen. Doug Jones. The secret project, which had a budget of just $100,000 and was carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was revealed after the New York Times obtained an internal report detailing the efforts. “We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the internal report...
  • Democrats Ran Russian Bot ‘False Flag’ Operation In Alabama — And Media Fell For It...

    12/20/2018 7:18:52 AM PST · by TruthWillWin · 19 replies
    "Democratic operatives created thousands of Twitter accounts posing as Russian bots in order to boost Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in the October 2017 special election by linking his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, to Russian influence campaigns." "The operatives, who were funded by liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman independently of Jones’s campaign, created more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that followed Moore’s Twitter account overnight, The New York Times reported Wednesday evening."Link to Daily Caller article: https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/19/democrats-russian-bots-false-flag/Link to Sara Carter Tweet mentioning this article: https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1075754546054512643Is Fake News going to ignore this huge developing story?
  • Did ‘Russian-style’ meddling in Alabama election by Dem operatives hand victory to Doug Jones?

    12/20/2018 5:17:43 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/20/18 | Jon Dougherty
    Interference: In an age when most of the “mainstream media” have abandoned all journalistic ethical standards in a rush to hammer POTUS Donald Trump on a daily basis, there haven’t been many opportunities to praise the legacy press. But The New York Times deserves kudos for a bombshell story the paper published late Wednesday that is, expectedly, being ignored by the other majors. The gist of the story is this: An ‘experiment’ to mimic Russian election meddling via social media manipulation during the 2016 election was launched by Leftist operatives in the Alabama Senate race involving Democrat Doug Jones, the...
  • Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

    12/19/2018 7:43:02 PM PST · by Brilliant · 24 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Dec 19, 2018 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results... One participant in the Alabama project, Jonathon Morgan, is the chief executive of New Knowledge, a small cyber security firm that wrote a scathing account of Russia’s social media operations in the 2016 election that was released this week by the Senate Intelligence Committee. An internal report on the Alabama effort, obtained by The New York Times,...
  • Alabama Voters Pass Amendment to Display Ten Commandments at Public Schools

    11/10/2018 6:22:57 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In the Nov. 6 elections, residents of Alabma voted overwhelmingly to amend their state constitution to authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools. The measure, Alabama Amendment 1, also defined certain religious liberty rights to be included in the state's constitution.
  • In the Midterms, Alabama votes to uphold ‘rights of unborn’ in state constitution

    11/07/2018 11:01:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/07/2018 | Claire Chretien
    Alabama voted Tuesday to amend its state constitution to recognize the “sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children,” clarifying there is no constitutional “right” to abortion in the Yellowhammer State. The amendment would expand legal rights for pre-born children if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, a possibility about which abortion supporters seem to be increasingly concerned. The amendment will “declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all...
  • Alabama Approves Amendment Saying Unborn Babies Have a “Right to Life”

    11/06/2018 8:53:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Alabama voters proved once again that when people get a chance to go to the polls they generally vote for unborn children. And they did just that tonight by approving a amanemdment saying unborn babies have a right to life. The proposed constitutional amendment asked voters to “affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful.” The amendment also would guarantee that “the constitution of this state does not protect...