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  • Public trust in Facebook and Twitter has fallen to new low, study finds

    01/22/2018 9:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 8:37AM
    Trust in social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter has reached a new low, a major credibility survey has warned, over concerns they do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites. Most people think the online companies are not regulated enough (64 percent) and lack transparency (63 percent), according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Just over half (57 percent) believe social media firms take advantage of users’ loneliness, and 62 percent think they are selling people’s data without their knowledge. A third (34 percent) do not think social media...
  • Here we go again: Parent wants ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ nixed as it ‘perpetuates racist thoughts’

    01/22/2018 8:34:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 20, 2018 | Staff
    A school district in Wisconsin is mulling over whether to remove the classic Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its high school curriculum after a parental complaint. Parent Tujama Kameeta wants the Monona Grove School District in Monona, Wisconsin town to remove the novel due to the “48 racial slurs directed at African Americans in the book.”
  • THE PEOPLE'S CUBE: BLOCKED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

    01/22/2018 4:12:20 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 22, 2018 | Oleg Atbashian
    Our reader, who is a U.S. Army officer, has sent us the screenshot below showing that The People's Cube has been blocked by the DoD Enterprise-Level Protection System due to "hate and racism" - a blatantly false label applied by someone on the government payroll, whose salary comes out of our taxes. When I lived in the Soviet Union, my speech was expected to be blocked as politically unreliable and not aligned with the government's collectivist, socialist agenda. Such was the default setting and there was nothing I could do about it. At the time I assumed that if I...
  • Greenfield Admits CNN Acts Like Trump Indictment ‘Imminent’ In Russia Probe

    01/21/2018 6:47:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During a debate about how important it was to listen to the views of average Trump voters on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, political commentator Jeff Greenfield noted that the outlet hyped the Russia investigation to the point where it seemed as though the President would be indicted at any second. This, as political commentator Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and former Hillary Clinton policy director, claimed that the media didn’t listen to the anti-Trump resistance enough. Towards the end of their discussion, Greenfield was commenting on how many people listen to certain media outlets because it catered...
  • The EU is Planning to Get Your Mind Right, Son

    01/21/2018 10:19:35 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 20 Jan, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    EU Commission Plans The Final Solution To “Disinformation on the Internet” There are growing concerns in Brussels over the disinformation given citizens over the internet. That is why an “expert group” of researchers, journalists and the representatives of platforms is meeting in Brussels, and will eventually present suggestions to the EU Commission for a final solution to avoid disinformation on the internet. “Since the election of Donald Trump as the president of the USA at the end of 2016, there are increasing worries in Europe that fake news on the internet might drastically manipulate public debate. The EU commission therefore...
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/20/2018 11:35:38 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Social media IS the new public square. It’s the place you go when you want to reach out and find an audience. …….Except Facebook has for all intents and purposes announced that it’s killing off pages. So much for having a conservative voice there. As James O’Keefe just revealed in his latest sting, Twitter felt comfortable banning pro-Trump accounts and one of his unwitting sources said, “Yeah you look for Trump, or America, and you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck. Then you look and parse all the messages, all the pictures, and then you look for...
  • Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

    01/19/2018 1:13:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/19/2018 | Reuters Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the ranking of its News Feed to give priority to trustworthy news sources above those that its users do not consider trustworthy, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
  • Twitter Has Suspended the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

    01/18/2018 5:10:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 18, 2018
    From Twitter: Account suspended This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.
  • Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

    01/15/2018 5:55:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 1/9/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Facebook is facing more censorship and bias allegations from a Christian group that opposes abortion. The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content. Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out on vital opportunities to help people as a result. “When Facebook pulled our page [for the first time], we were actually counseling with a young woman who was...
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • ‘Don’t Be Evil’? Google Is Becoming A Police State

    01/13/2018 6:50:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 12, 2018 | Robert Tracinski
    Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they're not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls. Back in the day, Google famously adopted the corporate motto, “Don’t be evil.” It hasn’t turned out so well. The problem is that their motto didn’t define what constitutes evil, so it left an opening for narrow-minded zealots to commandeer company resources in a witch hunt against whatever they define as the forces of wickedness. That’s what has happened at Google, which has adopted a corporate culture of quasi-totalitarian ideological uniformity that it is now starting to...
  • Of Crudeness and Truth

    01/13/2018 4:53:57 PM PST · by brianr10 · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | 1/13/18 | Brian Rogers
    Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth.
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/12/2018 9:15:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook. Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the...
  • Google: A Hive Of Hateful Progressivism

    01/12/2018 7:34:30 AM PST · by NRx · 9 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 01-11-2018 | Rod Dreher
    The Federalist has some takeaways from James Damore’s civil suit against Google, which he accuses of discriminating against white male conservatives. You gotta see this stuff to believe the corporate culture there. Excerpts: In a section claiming Google tries to “stifle” conservative parenting styles, the suit reads: “Google furnishes a large number of internal mailing lists catering to employees with alternative lifestyles, including furries, polygamy, transgenderism, and plurality, for the purpose of discussing sexual topics. The only lifestyle that seems to not be openly discussed on Google’s internal forums is traditional heterosexual monogamy.”A footnote next to the word “plurality” adds:...
  • Fake News Redux courtesy of Social Media Giant Google

    01/12/2018 9:49:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Judi McLeod
    But all powerful or not, social media giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter--not even with all their significant might--could get Hillary Clinton elected as president, but instead blame Fake News on their abysmal failure Smearing Conservative news sites as the chief purveyors of “Fake News” is a strictly feminist creation. Calling out Conservative publications as Fake News took rise in the immediate aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s stunning, historic and impossible-to-accept loss to Donald Trump. Left in exile by the outcome of Election 2016, the Democrats moved with lightning speed to drop the Fake News smear on the doorstep of Conservative...
  • Unmasking the Folly of Today’s Emperors

    01/10/2018 11:14:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Robert Knight
    One of my hopes for the New Year is that more people will find the courage to ignore or even speak up against cultural and moral insanity instead of going along with it. It’s difficult in many circumstances, such as working in a large corporation with “diversity” brainwashing sessions. Not everyone can afford to ask a question and earn an instant pink slip, especially those with dependents. But we don’t have to become cheerleaders for things that violate our beliefs. In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, a young boy is the only person brave enough to point out...
  • UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,”

    01/11/2018 6:11:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 145 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | 01/11/2018 | Staff
    Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking” Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it” Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion” When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said” Olinda Hassan, Policy...
  • Hewlett Packard Backed Report Includes Planned Penal Colonies for Climate Skeptics

    01/11/2018 8:12:47 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/9/2018 | Eric Worrall
    h/t Willie Soon & Quadrant Online – the following are excerpts from a climate report which the Hewlett Packard website describes as a collaboration between HP Labs and Forum for the Future. 2028: Jean-Claude Bertillon, leader of the No Climate Change Party in Canada, is convicted of denying the existence of climate change. He is deported to the international convict settlement on Kerguelen in the Southern Ocean.
  • On This Campus, The First Amendment Prevails -- For One Hour A Day In A Tiny Area

    01/11/2018 8:43:58 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2018 | George Leef
    Free speech has been faring poorly on American college campuses. Many students don’t believe in it at all (a point I examined recently in this piece), and many administrators believe they can restrict it to small areas and only with their prior approval. The trustees and top officials at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) are in that group. For the system’s flagship campus at Amherst, the officials have decreed a policy that places student First Amendment rights in a straightjacket. Free speech and rallies may only be held on a small plot of land (less than one percent of the...
  • James Damore’s Lawsuit Exposes Google’s Culture of Ignorant Intolerance

    01/09/2018 10:48:04 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | David French
    Social-justice warriors dominate a leading tech company.Let’s ponder a disturbing question: What if the crisis of free speech on college campuses, with their often extreme intolerance for conservative points of view, represents the high point for free expression in a student’s life? In other words, what if the “real world” is more repressive, more ignorant, and more punitive toward dissenting speech? What if entire corporations adopt the ideologies and norms of the most ruthless campus social-justice warriors, ruining careers and depriving employees of their livelihoods when those employees dissent from the dominant ideology? In other words, what if the rest...