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  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Sues Hundreds to Get Title for 700-Acre Compound

    01/19/2017 11:48:25 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Jeff John Roberts
    Facebook's CEO is ruffling feathers in Hawaii with a series of lawsuits that seek to stamp out the claims of locals residents who still have an ownership right in a large tract of land he bought on the island of Kauai. Mark Zuckerberg purchased the 700-acre parcel of rural beachfront property in 2014, but, owing to the quirks of traditional Hawaii culture and property law, he technically shares the title with hundreds of other people in the state. As the Honolulu Star Advertiser explains, the Kuleana Act of 1850 granted land ownership rights to native Hawaiians—rights that can descend to...
  • 800 turn out in King of Prussia to learn how to confront a Trump administration

    01/19/2017 6:10:25 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 01/19/2017 | Maria Panaritis
    A standing-room crowd of 800 packed the auditorium of Upper Merion Middle School on Wednesday night to listen to one speaker after another outline ways to mobilize against the man about to be inaugurated as president of the United States. Those who turned out for the gathering organized by Democratic State Sen. Daylin Leach of Montgomery County had come following two months of anger and frustration over Donald Trump's win in November. They were told to form Facebook pages with like-minded friends and try to expand followers; consider putting their "bodies on the line" in acts of civil disobedience in...
  • Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land

    01/18/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by correctthought · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/17 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    Mark Zuckerberg sues to force families to sell land passed down for generations and make his $100M Hawaiian home more secluded Title only none, see comments.
  • Report: Facebook Insiders Hint at Mark Zuckerberg Presidential Run

    01/17/2017 6:13:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    An insider at the social media company Facebook revealed how founder Mark Zuckerberg “quotes Greek legend” to staff and, “wants to be emperor” as rumours of a presidential run circulate. Vanity Fair reports that multiple people close to Zuckerberg believe that he is setting his sights on politics in the near future and that he has plans beyond social media giant Facebook. The phrase “he wants to be emperor” is reportedly commonly used by Zuckerberg’s friends when describing the 32-year old.
  • Facebook launches battle against 'fake news' in Germany

    01/15/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it would introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year. “It’s important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable,” a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm’s German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or October. Facebook’s new German initiative targets “unambiguously wrong reports” being shared on the social media platform. …
  • Mark Zuckerberg 'Quotes Greek Legend' To Staff, Friends Say He's Primed To Run For President

    01/15/2017 1:27:36 PM PST · by drewh · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 16:12 EST, 15 January 2017 | By JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Facebook insiders have told how Mark Zuckerberg quotes Greek legends to staff and 'wants to be emperor'. In the latest indicator that he may one day run for president, Vanity Fair quotes several friends of the CEO who say he is well suited to politics and has designs for a career beyond Silicon Valley. They say the 32-year-old is naturally drawn to leadership, with the phrase 'he wants to be emperor' apparently 'common' among his peers. 'He’s been incredibly careful about cultivating a specific type of persona over the past few years,' said one friend, suggesting Zuckerberg's move into politics...
  • Self-segregation: how a personalized world is dividing Americans

    01/13/2017 11:43:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 13 January 2017 | Danah Boyd
    Most people aren’t looking to self-segregate, but the abundance of choice made possible by technology, alongside military privatization, makes it too easy ___ It’s a fact: while Americans have countless tools with which to connect with one another, we are also watching fragmentation, polarization, and de-diversification happen en masse. The American public is self-segregating, tearing at the social fabric of the country. Many in the tech world imagined that the internet would connect people in unprecedented ways, allow for divisions to be bridged and wounds to heal – a Kumbaya dream of sorts. Today, those same dreamers find it quite...
  • Nude Transgender Children Campaign Battles Facebook Censors

    01/12/2017 9:08:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    stoptranschauvinism.wordpress.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | staff
    A Transgender Children’s advocacy campaign titled “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas!” which features imagery of naked children’s genitalia was censored by Facebook, the group complained. From El Pais: “A new public awareness campaign by the Basque advocacy group Chrysallis Euskal Herria, an association of families with transgender children, has hit the bus shelters and subway stations of the Basque Country and Navarre, in northern Spain. The campaign was funded by an anonymous donor from New York with Basque family roots, who donated €28,000 in exchange for assurances that his or her identity would remain under wraps,...
  • Sexually Abused by a relative, 12 year old girl hangs herself live on FB.

    The horrific suicide video of a 12-year-old girl has gone viral - and police say there is nothing they can do to stop it. Katelyn Nicole Davis, of Cedartown Georgia, streamed herself on Facebook live on December 30, saying that she had been sexually abused by a family member. She continued filming as she hanged herself in the front yard of her Cedartown home. Now the video is being shared online, however, and Polk County authorities say they are powerless to stop it proliferating, Fox 5 reported Wednesday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4111988/Katelyn-Nicole-Davis-12-livestreamed-committing-suicide-cops-t-stop-video-shared-online.html#ixzz4VXoJhOIN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • ALERT: Facebook Torture Suspect’s Past Has Just Been Exposed… This Is DARK

    01/10/2017 6:30:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Joe Saunders
    It’s going to be interesting to see how CNN’s Don Lemon plays this. A day after the liberal anchor ignited his own controversy by blaming the kidnap and torture of a mentally disabled white man by a gang of sadistic black thugs on “bad home training,” video has surfaced of one of the suspects brandishing what appears to be a rifle and using extremely crude language in making explicit threats, at least one racially charged. Meanwhile, the victim’s family came forward with a request that was almost unbelievable. The newly surfaced video was posted on YouTube Oct. 22, and showed...
  • A Pizza Worker Rang a Gran to Call Her an 'Ugly *****' After She Left a One-Star Review Online

    01/09/2017 9:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 9 JAN 2017
    The conversation was caught on videoA pizza shop worker rang a gran to call her an “ugly *****” after she left a one-star review on Facebook . The staff member, who has not been named, telephoned the grandmother at home to rant at her after she posted the review. Her family videoed the conversation in which the pizza worker is heard ranting: “You ****ing ugly *****. I’m here 24-7. “It’s easy to talk on ****ing Facebook, next time you want to say something come down here and ****ing say it, ok?” The manager of the shop, The Square Pizza Company...
  • If You Listen to Liberals, Why Not Kidnap and Torture White People?

    01/07/2017 10:21:23 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/7/16 | John Hawkins
    "White straight men are the Devil in the religion of social justice. All evil flows from them." -- Margaret MacLennan By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the four thugs who kidnapped a disabled man, tortured him and made him drink toilet water while they screamed “F*** white people” and “F*** Donald Trump!” That would be horrible under any circumstances, but evil people have always existed. What makes this situation so unique is that these four animals didn’t just inflict this torture on another human being, they live broadcasted it on Facebook.
  • Judge denies bail for 4 Chicago Facebook Live torture suspects

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Diane Pathieu and Leah Hope
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge denied bail Friday for four people charged with committing a hate crime. They are accused of torturing an 18-year-old man with special needs and streaming it live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Cook County state's attorney. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington were charged with residential burglary, for allegedly retaliating against a neighbor who complained about the...
  • SHOCKER.Shaun King more concerned over ‘white supremacist hashtag’ than actual attack

    01/05/2017 8:11:00 PM PST · by JOAT · 26 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 5, 2017 | Sam J.
    Following the horrendous act of four young black adults in Chicago, wherein a young white man with a disability was kidnapped and tortured, Twitter exploded (understandably) in outrage. Very quickly the hashtag #BLMKidnapping started to trend in first place across the country, Americans furious over not only the absolutely awful crime, but the lackluster response in Chicago. We’ve all been waiting for leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement to denounce the crime, at the very least, but instead people like Shaun King tweeted this … Shaun King ✔ @ShaunKing I'll reply to the white supremacist #BLMKidnapping hashtag later this...
  • Facebook refuses to explain why live video of attack wasn't removed sooner

    01/05/2017 2:21:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    guardian ^ | 1/5/17 | solon
    Facebook on Thursday refused to respond to mounting questions over its apparent failure to take down a live broadcast of the brutal attack of a young man with disabilities in Chicago. Wednesday’s Facebook Live video showing a man bound, gagged and cut with a knife amid shouts of “fuck Donald Trump” undermines the company’s efforts to market the tool. For the last few months, Facebook has been running a multimedia advertising campaign encouraging users to try its video live-streaming product.
  • Germany warns Facebook over hateful posts, igniting free speech debate

    01/05/2017 5:23:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Don Snyder
    Germany is taking on Facebook, threatening criminal action against the world’s biggest social media company if it doesn’t stem the swelling tide of racist postings. Entries such as “gas the Jews” are examples of the repugnant postings... , said ... spokesman for the German Ministry of Justice. “Facebook doesn’t [react] unless they get complaints, or don’t remove it fast enough,”... “...is not just racist comment, it is a violation of Germany’s criminal code,” he said. “Facebook can be held criminally liable for users’ illegal hate speech.” German law prohibits speech that denies the Holocaust, disparages minorities, or insults public figures....
  • 4 Questioned After Video Shows Racially Charged Beating in Chicago

    01/05/2017 1:57:33 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | Janaury 4, 2017 | MITCH SMITH and NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    CHICAGO — The police here were questioning four people on Wednesday as video circulated online showing a white teenager tied up and beaten as a group of young African-Americans shouted antiwhite messages and insulted President-elect Donald J. Trump. “It’s sickening,” Superintendent Eddie Johnson of the Chicago Police Department said. “It makes you wonder, what would make individuals treat somebody like that?” The police said the victim was an 18-year-old man from suburban Chicago who had “mental health challenges” and who had been reported missing. Officers spotted him on Tuesday in a violent neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side and recognized that...
  • Alleged kidnapping caught live on social media.

    01/04/2017 4:01:05 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/4/17 | YouTube
    I have no idea if this is real. If so, these idiots are have hell to pay.
  • The Founders Anticipated ‘Fake News.’ Here’s What They Did About It.

    01/03/2017 7:30:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant Facebook to crack down on the phenomenon—announcing that it would in part by using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the “real” from the “fake” news.The truth is that while the American media landscape has been in a constant state of change over two centuries, the spread of hyperpartisan, scurrilous, and even phony news stories has been more common than uncommon throughout the history of the republic.Ultimately, despite the increasingly Wild West...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he is NOT an atheist and believes 'religion is very important'

    12/30/2016 4:55:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:30 EST, 30 December 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has clarified that he is not an atheist, ending years of speculation about his religious beliefs. The revelation came in a comment underneath a post Zuckerberg originally posted on Christmas Day, wishing his followers a merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah. Someone asked: “But aren’t you atheist [sic]?” prompting Zuckerberg to say he was not and that he believes religion to be “very important”. Zuckerberg, who was raised Jewish, has cultivated an interest in Buddhism through his wife and met the Pope last summer, did not elaborate on his beliefs and did not explicitly say if...
  • We already have a Muslim registry. It’s called Facebook

    12/30/2016 11:29:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Quartz | December 30, 2016 | Michael J. Coren
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/874394/we-already-have-a-muslim-registry-its-called-facebook/
  • US Government Can Legally Access Your Facebook Data — and Now We Know How

    12/28/2016 10:59:41 AM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 26 December 2016 | Alice Salles
    The end of the year is approaching, and data concerning government abuses of power has begun pouring in. According to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report, government’s requests for Facebook account data rose 27 percent in the first half of 2016. Facebook’s official announcement explained that requests for user data went from 46,710 in the last half of 2015 to 59,229 in the first half of 2016. At least 56 percent of these requests, Facebook added, “contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited us from notifying the user.” Law enforcement agencies from across the globe, Facebook continued, often send restriction requests demanding...
  • Facebook’s Snopes Fact-checkers: A Prostitute, a Dominatrix, an Accused Embezzler

    12/28/2016 5:00:42 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 December 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    CLAIM: “Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes — and its staff includes an escort-porn star and 'Vice Vixen dome.'”Although the above is the form used to introduce topics at “fact-checking” website Snopes.com, don’t hold your breath waiting for this particular claim to appear there anytime soon. This isn’t because the quoted sentence, a Daily Mail headline, is true or untrue. It’s because it’s all too revealing about Snopes’ CEO — in a “the emperor has no clothes” kind of way.The claim of embezzlement was made by Snopes founder Barbara...
  • German Govt Hires Ex-Stasi Agent To Patrol Facebook For ‘Xenophobic’ Comments

    12/28/2016 11:45:36 AM PST · by Tours · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2015 | Donna Edmunds
    An organisation run by a former Stasi agent has been recruited by the German government to patrol Facebook in a bid to stamp out “xenophobic” comments. Those caught posting material that the government disagrees with are likely to face criminal prosecution. Germany is set to welcome one million new immigrants this year, a move that has not been without controversy. Determined to see his fellow Germans embrace their new multicultural homeland, Justice Minister Heiko Maas has decided to crack down on those citizens who criticise the influx, especially those who take to their own private Facebook accounts to do so....
  • Of Wildings, Muslim and Otherwise

    12/27/2016 10:04:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 27 Dec, 2016 | Dymphna
    The above photos say everything: Countries with virtually no Muslim immigration can celebrate Christmas in peace, while West Europe needs to deploy heavily armed police to protect Christmas. Selling homes in Poland and other East European countries — especially to Swedes, Germans and Fr[ench] — will become big business very soon. And if you haven’t noticed: It is no longer a shame to say publicly — at lunch at work, at Christmas dinners with family or friends, at Facebook — that “I think that Islam is a danger to our freedom and safety”… “I think we should stop Muslim immigration”...
  • Tech exec nabbed in underage sex sting

    12/27/2016 5:32:27 PM PST · by SgtHooper · 72 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2016 | Unknown
    A top tech executive was arrested Wednesday near Seattle after police said he tried to pay for unprotected sex with a girl he allegedly thought was 15 years old. Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was charged with attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor after he allegedly fell victim to an undercover sting operation orchestrated by the Tukwila Police Department, Gizmodo reported.
  • Antitrust Should Be Used To Break Up Partisan Tech Giants Like Facebook, Google

    12/27/2016 10:47:50 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Selwyn Duke December 27,2016 How much face time will your news story get on Facebook? How many eyes will ogle it on Google? Too often, this is apparently determined not by whether the story is “fake” news or newsworthy, but by whether it’s politically correct. And it’s time to break up the Internet’s left-wing, information-conduit oligopoly. If “knowledge is power” and “The pen is mightier than the sword,” entities controlling what pens you see are powerful indeed. C that Facebook and Google “account for 75% of all the referrals major news and entertainment sites now receive,” according to a Politico...
  • Florida man charged with threatening Trump on Facebook, could get 5 years in prison

    12/27/2016 7:48:36 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    © Copyright 2006-2016 GateHouse Media, LLC ^ | Posted Dec 23, 2016 at 3:10 PM
    <p>A Florida man is in jail on charges that he threatened President-elect Donald Trump on Facebook.</p> <p>The Secret Service arrested the 59-year-old Krohn on Thursday at his suburban Fort Lauderdale home after agents say he posted at least two threats against Trump. In one, he allegedly wrote that he was glad President Barack Obama hadn't seized his guns "because I see a good use for one now" over a picture of Trump.</p>
  • Senior Facebook engineer is arrested for 'responding to an ad ... 15-year-old girl sex for cash'

    12/26/2016 11:26:42 PM PST · by 867V309 · 50 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 December 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full titie: Senior Facebook engineer is arrested for 'responding to an ad posted by an undercover cop posing as a 15-year-old girl offering sex for cash' A senior Facebook engineer was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with a 15-year-old girl. Dov Katz, who is the head of computer vision at Oculus, a company that was purchased by Facebook, was arrested on December 21 near Seattle.
  • Snopes Co-Founder Embezzles $98,000, Drops Weight, Leaves Fat Wife And Marries Actual Whore

    12/23/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 106 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 22 Dec 16 | ZeroPointNow
    Isn't it interesting how a little money can change a person? According to divorce papers, Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson started taking all sorts of trips around the world to bang whores after that sweet liberal shill money started rolling in. While engaging in this debauchery, Mikkelson wrote off just about everything as a business expense, embezzling a reported $98,000. The Snopes co-founder has since settled down and married a [NSFW] part time porn actress, Snopes.com administrator (spicy!), and sex worker. As in, she has a website devoted to being a whore. Apparently she's a pretty good one despite being "past...
  • 'All Lives Matter' ornament at Minnesota gardening center sparks online backlash

    12/22/2016 1:23:56 PM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/22/2016 | Sharyn Jackson
    The private Facebook group where the shopper posted a photo of the ornament, Stand Up Minnesota, is an offshoot of Pantsuit Nation, a “secret” Facebook group that sprung up ahead of the election in support of Hillary Clinton. In the hour since the photo was posted, it has garnered almost 100 comments, many of them encouraging people to contact Gertens to complain. Some people were leaving negative reviews on Gertens’ Facebook page.
  • Facebook #FakeNews 'Fact Checker' Accused Of Stealing Cash To Spend On Hookers

    12/22/2016 7:39:46 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 36 replies
    gateway pundit.com ^ | 12-22-2016 | Andrew Marcus
    The founder of Snopes has been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his far left "fact checking" organization and blowing it all on hookers. Daily Caller reports: The founder of mythbusting website Snopes, which was recently tapped by Facebook as one of four “fact-check” organizations patrolling the site for "fake news," embezzled $98,000 in company funds before spending it on "himself and the prostitutes he hired," according to legal documents filed by his ex-wife reviewed by the Daily Mail. After divorcing from his first wife, Barbara Mikkelson, David Mikkelson married Elyssa Young, a former porn star and...
  • Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding website

    12/22/2016 2:48:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/16 | Alana Goodman
    Facebook has announced plans to check for 'fake news' using a series of organizations to assess whether stories are true    One of them is a website called Snopes.com which claims to be one of the web's 'essential resources' and 'painstaking, scholarly and reliable'    It was founded by husband-and-wife Barbara and David Mikkelson, who used a letterhead claiming they were a non-existent society to start their research  Now they are divorced - with Barbara claiming in legal documents he embezzled $98,000 of company money and spent it on 'himself and prostitutes'    In a lengthy and bitter legal...
  • Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes

    12/22/2016 1:36:47 AM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    Daily caller ^ | December 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The founder of mythbusting website Snopes, which was recently tapped by Facebook as one of four “fact-check” organizations patrolling the site for “fake news,” embezzled $98,000 in company funds before spending it on “himself and the prostitutes he hired,” according to legal documents filed by his ex-wife reviewed by the Daily Mail. After divorcing from his first wife, Barbara Mikkelson, David Mikkelson married Elyssa Young, a former porn star and current escort who now works for Snopes as an administrator, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail also revealed that top Snopes “fact-checker” Kim LaCapria claimed on her personal...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding..

    12/21/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Daily Mail Co. (UK) ^ | 21 December 2016 | Alana Goodman
    One of the websites Facebook is to use to arbitrate on 'fake news' is involved in a bitter legal dispute between its co-founders, with its CEO accused of using company money for prostitutes. Snopes.com will be part of a panel used by Facebook to decide whether stories which users complain about as potentially 'fake' should be considered 'disputed'. But the website's own troubles and the intriguing choice of who carries out its 'fact checks' are revealed by DailyMail.com, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself 'Vice Vixen'. Snopes.com will benefit from...
  • Zuckerberg implies Facebook is a media company, just “not a traditional media company”

    12/21/2016 6:23:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Techcrunch ^ | 21 Dec 16 | Josh Constine
    Mark Zuckerberg gave new insights about how he sees Facebook’s role in informing the world today during a Live video one-on-one year-end chat with COO Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook’s CEO also lent support to employees trying to fight fake news today, though reports indicated some employees were dissatisfied by his initially tepid response to the issue. “Facebook is a new kind of platform. It’s not a traditional technology company,” he said today, mirroring his exact words from last week when Facebook launched product updates and partnerships with outside fact-checkers to fight fake news. But then he went a step further,...
  • Internal Documents Reveal Bizarre Facebook Rules for Censorship of ‘Hate Speech’

    12/21/2016 12:37:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    The documents show that Facebook actively tries to fight so-called hate speech on their platform, coining “protected categories” that help to define when the speech is hateful. Attacks based on sex, religion, nationality, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability will be flagged as hate speech and deleted. However, despite Facebook taking an active stance in combating hate speech, it allows some forms of hate speech.... The revelations ... also expose the dire conditions in which Facebook moderators work...600 people in Berlin are working for as little as the minimum wage. Some anonymously complained that they are inadequately prepared....
  • My Long Term Democratic Women Friends Have Unfriended Me on Facebook- WTF?

    12/20/2016 9:52:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 143 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Mitch Wolfe
    Ultimately, time passes. Time heals. I hope some day we could become non unfriend This 18 month long and polarizing American election has been truly surreal+absurd. One of the truly strange effects of this election is that certain of my female friendships that had endured for decades—through good times and bad times; through career highs and career failures; through personal disappointment;through joy, happiness and the thrill of victory and personal achievement; through marriages, children, divorce, sickness and even death of loved ones or partners; basically, through life- the good, the very bad and the truly ugly—could not withstand this friggin’...
  • Democrats Twice as Likely to 'Unfriend' People on Facebook After Election: Survey

    12/20/2016 3:55:45 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 45 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Democrats were twice as likely to "unfriend" or block somebody on social media sites because of their political postings following the 2016 election and are five times more likely to avoid certain family members this Christmas because of conflicting political views, a new poll has found. As the United States is coming off an intense and hostile election, the poll released on Monday morning by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute finds that 13 percent of Americans say that they either "unfriended," "blocked" or stopped following people on social media websites like Twitter and Facebook because of the political posts...
  • F.B. Purity - Clean Up and Customize Facebook

    12/18/2016 7:46:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
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  • Snopes, Which Will Be Fact-Checking For Facebook, Employs Leftists Almost Exclusively

    12/17/2016 8:07:40 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/17/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer and Peter Hasson
    Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists. Facebook announced Thursday that mythbusting website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.” Almost all of the writers churning out fact checks for Snopes have a liberal background, and many of them have expressed contempt for Republican voters. The Daily Caller could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. Snopes did not respond to a list of questions from TheDC...
  • The real truth about Facebook's 'fake news' filters

    12/16/2016 9:17:08 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 19 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 12/16/2016 | Dr. John Lott
    To protect Americans against “fake” news, Facebook will now use filters so that only “reputable” articles can appear at the top of users’ trending news stories. And Facebook is going to media fact checkers for help (initially ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes). But guess what? These fact checkers have their own biases — usually the same liberal biases that we see in the rest of the mainstream media. Before the 1990s, the mainstream media had a monopoly on the news. Then came the rise of talk radio, Fox News, and the internet. This was a wonderful...
  • Mollie Hemingway Speaks Truth to Facebook: 'PolitiFact Is a Joke'

    12/16/2016 5:47:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Mollie Hemingway over at The Federalist has made a list of "5 Major Problems With Facebook’s Attempt To Limit ‘Fake News’." The most passionate argument was with PolitiFact. The second problem listed was "PolitiFact is a joke. They should be trusted with nothing. They are the worst candidates to adjudicate fakery in the entire media establishment. Even among the disreputable 'fact' 'checking' class, they are noteworthy for their awfulness." They cannot be trusted with hard facts on Planned Parenthood. To give but one example, PolitiFact took a statement by Casey Mattox that is 100 percent true and rated it “half...
  • George Soros Finances Group Helping Facebook Flag ‘Disputed’ Stories

    12/16/2016 9:16:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/16 | Aaron Klein
    The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles. Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining...
  • Bozell: 'Zuckerberg Assured Me His Express Aim Is to Eliminate Only Patently False News Stories'

    12/16/2016 8:41:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2016 | 10:18 AM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    In reaction to the news that Facebook is partnering with the Associated Press, ABC News, and Snopes, among other apparent “fact checkers” to tag and weed out “fake news” on the popular social site, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured him that “his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook.” “I have been in communication with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook since he announced their new ‘fake news’ initiative,” said MRC President Bozell in a Dec. 16 statement. “I expressed grave concern with this decision and the liberal ‘fact-checking’ organizations...
  • Now you can get unfriended for not hating Trump enough

    12/16/2016 4:23:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 15, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    By now we’ve all heard how the contentious election, and the surprising result, has frayed friendships — especially on social media. Hillary Clinton supporters, angry and dismayed at the result, have chopped Trump-loving friends off their friend lists. But the culling seems to be progressing beyond just active Trump supporters. Now, some people who are insufficiently anti-Trump, even if they didn’t vote for him, are getting the boot. Dorian Davis, an adjunct professor of media in Washington, DC, has noticed a slide in his friend count because, he suspects, he’s not “critical enough of Trump.” “If you post anything even...
  • How to spot it lies, 'fake news' and propaganda [according to AP]

    12/15/2016 7:18:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 9:15 PM EST | Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer
    The Pope has endorsed Donald Trump for president. A Washington, DC, pizzeria is a front for a child sex abuse ring. George Soros will “bring down” the U.S. by funding “black hate groups.” These are just some examples of viral stories circulated on social media recently that are completely untrue. Facebook on Thursday announced some steps it’s taking to stop the spread of such “fake news” on its huge social network. This includes working with outside fact-checking organizations and drying up financial incentives to what it calls the “worst of the worst” spammers that traffic in made-up stories. But there...
  • Facebook will add warning labels to ‘fake news’

    12/15/2016 1:39:32 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 49 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 12-15-16 | John Sexton
    Facebook had announced it will begin adding warning labels to “fake news” on its site. The plan is to add a link to stories which readers have identified as fake. The link will cite fact-checkers explaining why a story is false or fake. Facebook described the proposed changes in a blog post: "We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully. We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our...
  • Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact checkers to combat fake news

    12/15/2016 10:28:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    BI ^ | 12-14-2016 | Alex Heath
    Facebook is going to start fact checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in the News Feed, the company announced on Thursday. The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the U.S. presidential election. To combat fake news, Facebook has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network lead by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Starting as a test with a small percentage of its users in the United States, Facebook will make it easier to...
  • Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers [eg snopes]

    12/15/2016 10:24:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 12/15/2016 | Josh Constine
    Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming “the arbiter of truth”. It will make fake news posts less visible, append warnings from fact checkers to fake news in the feed, make reporting hoaxes easier, and disrupt the financial incentives of fake news spammers. “We’re not looking to get into the grey area of opinion” Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri tells me. “What we are focusing on with this work is specifically the worst of the work — clear...