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  • Happy Presidents’ Day To the Elitists Who Made This All Possible

    02/20/2017 7:19:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-20-2017 | MOTUS
    I would wish everyone a “Happy Presidents’ Day” except I don’t think it’s politically correct to celebrate it anymore – seeing as how, so far, they’ve all been old white guys. So let’s reflect instead on this tweet from wretchardthecat (aka Richard Fernandez) for a moment:Normalizing the abnormal and denormalizing the normal: it really takes a special kind of stupid to do that.No wonder millennials are confused.So on this Presidents’ Day let’s just be grateful that we have a President who is unequivocally not confused; he’s going to Make America Great Again regardless of what the confused elitists think.Excerpts from...
  • Will Facebook use AI to SPY on users? Mark Zuckerberg hints at secret plans to monitor [tr]

    02/17/2017 9:22:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2017 | Phoebe Weston
    Facebook this week released a 6,000-word manifesto, detailing its plans for the future, including how it will use artificial intelligence. In a leaked early addition of the manifesto, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook hinted that the firm would use AI to spy on users, in a bid to 'identify risks.' But mysteriously, in the final published version, that information has been removed, suggesting Zuckerberg decided to keep the invasive plans a secret.
  • Mark Zuckeberg Rejects "America First", Calls For Global Community

    02/16/2017 5:40:13 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-16-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Hot on the heels of retailers who have halted sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing line in protest against Trump (and free marketing buzz), the tech "resistance" against Trump got its lead from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg who on Thursday posted a lengthy note "rebuking isolationist “America First” sentiment, and touting the merits of globalization and a “global community” working for innovation and progress." In short, the CEO of the "social network", whose business model is predicated upon uninhibited globalization allowing advertisers to reach into every corner of the world with 3 second video clips, is calling for a global government....
  • Zuckerberg: my Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

    02/16/2017 5:33:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/16/17 | Kamal Ahmed
    Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation.In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and "filter bubbles" were damaging "common understanding".He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to "withdraw" from the "connected world".In a call to action, he said people must not "sit around and be upset", but act to build "social infrastructures"."When I started Facebook, the mission of connecting the world was not controversial," he told me."It was as if it was a default assumption that people had; every year the...
  • WHOA: Look who just bought 353,686 SHARES of Facebook stock

    02/15/2017 3:38:21 PM PST · by lbtbell · 42 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | 2-15-17 | lbtbell
    This may be something or it may be nothing, but this is DEFINITELY worth keeping an eye on. According to Investors Business Daily, George Soros just bought over 350,000 SHARES of Facebook stock within the last couple of months. Soros has had a history of buying influence, even to the point of Hillary taking Foreign Policy orders from him. However, now that he has NO SHOT of controlling Trump in any way, he may be trying to buy some social media influence to oppose Trump.
  • Facebook Scrubs Videos Of Comedian Calling For Trump’s Assassination

    02/13/2017 4:46:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/13/17 | Bre Payton
    Comedian Eddie Griffin encouraged audience members to assassinate President Trump during a standup comedy routine in Dallas, Texas on Friday, but Facebook doesn’t want you to know that.Ben Ferguson, a radio show host who attended the show at the American Airlines Center, told The Federalist that Griffin made references to late President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, saying: “Ya’ll took out one president, you need to take out another.”“Ya’ll need to put Trump into a convertible and take him out, or better yet, the driver should take him out,” he continued.Ferguson streamed portions of the show via Facebook Live, but the...
  • Facebook's Immigration Lobbying Arm: FWD.us

    02/12/2017 9:33:00 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies
    Original research | 2/12/2017 | Fedora
    In 2013, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched an immigration reform lobbying group called FWD.us. The staff of FWD.us was initially led by Joe Green, a college friend of Zuckerberg and the inventor of a Facebook philanthropy-giving app, who had previously worked on John Kerry's Presidential campaign. In September 2014, Green's lack of success at achieving immigration reform led him to be replaced by Todd Schulte, who had previously served as chief of staff at Obama re-election Super PAC Priorities USA Action, which is led by Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign political director Guy Cecil and includes David Brock on its board...
  • Ex-marine sent home from Iraq after Facebook video goes viral

    02/11/2017 3:48:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/2/17 | Chana Roberts
    US ex-marine Steven Gern was fired from his job in Iraq and sent home after he uploaded a Facebook video supporting US President Donald Trump's temporary ban on citizens of seven countries entering the US. The ban was instituted to prevent potentially dangerous people from entering the country before there was an efficient way to vet them properly. Gern's video, which includes a description of what local Iraqis would do to any American they found, got 44 million views on Facebook. "So here I am, on my way out of here," Gern said in a YouTube video. "Obviously they didn't...
  • Four accused in Facebook Live torture case plead not guilty

    02/10/2017 7:57:56 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rummana Hussain
    The four people charged in the Facebook Live attack that drew outrage across the city and country pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday before Cook County Judge William Hooks. All the defendants’ assistant public defenders entered the pleas on behalf of their clients. Their next court date will be March 1.
  • Tennessee substitute teacher: 'The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter'

    02/09/2017 6:27:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    WZTV ^ | 2/9/17 | Kaylin Searles
    Rutherford County Schools said a substitute teacher will no longer be working in the school district after he was accused of posting “inappropriate, threatening” comments on social media regarding President Donald Trump.Rutherford County Schools received several messages about David Colin on Wednesday. Colin is accused of posting on Facebook, “the only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter,” on Facebook Nov. 9 at 9:29 a.m.Colin is not employed by RCS, but is contracted through PESG. The schools said Colin is no longer permitted to work in the district. The school district has notified PESG about Colin. The contractor indicted...
  • Facebook ‘Fake News’ Censor Correctiv Funded By Soros, Staffed By Left-Wing Establishment

    02/05/2017 4:52:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Correctiv, the allegedly non-partisan “fake news” censor working with Facebook in Germany is funded by groups linked to left-wing billionaire George Soros and the establishment media. A new investigative report from anti-mass migration NGO Einprozent has revealed who is behind the new organization employed by Facebook to report and censor what they consider to be “fake news.” According to the NGO, Correctiv is largely staffed and funded by those who were formerly establishment journalists, many of them writing for left-leaning publications. They say that the top donor to Correctiv is the Brost Foundation, set up by the former head of...
  • Iowahawk bids goodbye, at least for the time being

    02/04/2017 9:01:04 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Facebook (two links in body of thread) | February 2, 2017 | David Burge
    Quick note: I have decided to check out from the wonderful world of social media, and this FB will be self-destructing soon. If you want to stay in touch you can ping me at davidburge at comcast dot net. Cheers! Link I've had some folks ask me to elaborate, so here goes... 1. no, nobody paid me the million bucks. 2. no, it had nothing to do with the Sam Wang twitter thing. Fact is this has been on my to-do list for some time. I've never been paid for anything I've done online, nor have I wanted to. Even...
  • Over 12,000 tweets are calling for Trump's assassination. Here's how the Secret Service handles it

    02/03/2017 6:59:04 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Sasha Lekatch
    In the 12 days since Donald Trump took the oath of office, a steady stream of social media posts have called for the new president's assassination. The posts are pretty basic and many are jokes or sarcastic or hyperbolic — but there are a lot of them. In a Dataminr search of Twitter posts since Inauguration Day containing the phrase "assassinate Trump" more than 12,000 tweets came up. The U.S. Secret Service, however, or even Twitter and Facebook themselves, doesn't seem to be jumping onto many of these posts. When we asked several users about their recent "assassinate Trump" posts,...
  • Secret Service agent suspended amid investigation into Trump Facebook post, report says

    02/03/2017 3:16:55 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 3, 2017
    DENVER -- The special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district who is under investigation for a social media post suggesting she wouldn’t take a bullet for President Trump has been suspended, CBS station KCNC-TV reports. The station has learned that Kerry O’Grady has been suspended from her job with pay. The Secret Service took the action after O’Grady made headlines about a private Facebook post she made in October. In the message, O’Grady said she would not take a bullet for then-candidate Trump and expressed support for Hillary Clinton. O’Grady is the head of the Denver office...
  • Facebook Bans Video of Navy SEAL Convoy Flying Trump Flag in Kentucky

    02/03/2017 1:01:15 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 56 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    A video has gone viral of a Navy SEAL unit driving a military vehicle flying a Trump flag in Louisville, Kentucky, last Sunday outraging many liberal outlets who would have the public believe the armed forces are largely opposed to the president's policies. The video's authenticity has been confirmed by a Navy spokesperson, who told ABC News that the vehicle did indeed belong to a Navy SEAL unit based on the East Coast. The lead vehicle was part of a convey and was flying an iconic blue Trump flag, which included the president's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again",...
  • Looking inward on H1-B

    02/02/2017 1:45:39 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Editorial
    LOOKING INWARD ON H1-B Indian IT firms must ramp up salary structures The odd thing about the H1-B reform Bill introduced in the US House of Representatives is the person who introduced it. Zoe Lofgren is the Democratic Party Congresswoman representing California's 19th Congressional District, an area that covers most of the city of San Jose. As any visitor to the city can testify, it is not a white-majority constituency. Indeed, a majority of the population in the area is of Hispanic origin, but almost a quarter of the population is Asian. For the most part, those are Indians particularly...
  • Facebook's Oculus Hit With $500 Million Jury Verdict

    02/01/2017 7:46:47 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Facebook has to write a $500 million check to cover damages from its VR subsidiary Oculus, according to a Dallas federal jury. ZeniMax Media sued Oculus in 2014, claiming its co-founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement with the company and stole intellectual property including copyrighted computer code, trade secrets and "technical know-how." Luckey then used that information, ZeniMax claims, to create Oculus Rift and secure a $2 billion acquisition by Facebook. The trial began Jan. 9 and ended with closing arguments last Thursday, during which ZeniMax attorney Anthony Sammi reportedly asked the jury to award $4 billion in compensation...
  • Sen McCain's Facebook posts flooded by Liberals seeking a savior.

    01/30/2017 9:32:01 AM PST · by bluecollarman · 36 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1-30-2017 | Bluecollarman
    Sen. John McCain's Facebook post critical of President Donald Trump's order stopping Muslims from seven nations has drawn thousands of liberal posters to Facebook. Liberal democrats are trying to persuade Sen. John McCain to stop or impeach President Donald Trump. calling him their only chance. It Appears well orchestrated with many if not all being liberal posters and some residents of other countries.
  • Donald J Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting

    01/29/2017 3:24:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 96 replies
    Facebook ^ | December 29, 2017
    “America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama...
  • Sheriff Clarke: ‘I’m Tired of One-Percenters like Mark Zuckerberg’ Lecturing Us About Who We Are

    01/28/2017 11:34:35 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-28-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke ripped the critics of those that oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting refugees from certain countries from coming to the United States and in particular Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he pointed out has his own wall at his home in Hawaii. “First of all, I’m tired of one-percenters like Mark Zuckerberg and others lecturing us about who we are,” Clarke said. “I know who I am and most Americans know who they are. We are a sovereign nation. If you’re going...
  • 'We are a nation of immigrants': Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pens emotional post criticizing Trump

    01/28/2017 11:51:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 114 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/28/17 | Anna Hopkins
    Full tittle.....................'We are a nation of immigrants': Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pens emotional post criticizing Trump's executive orders banning refugees.................... Mark Zuckerberg posted a heartfelt response to Trump's immigration orders He wrote that he was 'concerned about the impact' they would have Trump signed an executive order ending Syrian immigration for 4 months He also ordered the wall at the Mexican border will begin construction Zuckerberg wrote of his roots and those of his wife Priscilla
  • Zuckerberg takes on Trump over immigration [Barf]

    01/28/2017 10:14:26 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    America is a nation of immigrants and should be proud of it, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said as he criticised US President Donald Trump's decision to severely limit immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries. "Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. "We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat ... We should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That's who we...
  • Protesters Plot "Border Wall" Rally For Tomorrow...At Zuckerberg's Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

    01/27/2017 6:13:56 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai. The estate includes 1,000's of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect "safe space" for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family. Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase...technically the sellers didn't own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on. So now, according to the Honolulu...
  • Report: Facebook, Google Secretly Teaming with David Brock’s Media Matters over Fake News

    01/27/2017 12:45:54 PM PST · by Rockitz · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Jan 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    David Brock’s left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters for America is “engaging with Facebook behind the scenes” to shape the social network’s fight against “fake news,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. A document posted by the Washington Free Beacon outlines Media Matters’ plans to battle the “fake news” and “propaganda” that they believe led to the election of Donald Trump. Describing their relationship with Facebook, the documents states, “Media Matters will serve as their partner,” and that Media Matters’ goal is to help Facebook “adjust its model to stem the flow of damaging fake news on its...
  • VIDEO: FACEBOOK IS DONE! THIS NEW APP JUST KILLED CENSORSHIP AND RESTORED FREEDOM TO MILLIONS!

    01/27/2017 12:29:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 26, 2017 | The Next News Network
    The manufactured threat of fake news and the constant changes to Facebook and Twitter algorithms has, as I predicted, forced the free markets to fight back. A new app has blazed onto the scene with the ability to restore your ability to post without fear of reprisal from reckless algorithms dictating what you should see and share. It is Called the Candid App and they asked me to to give it a look. So I did… and I have to tell you I am hooked. VIDEO
  • Fascistic Facebook conspires with Media Matters to crush real news

    01/26/2017 2:53:33 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Media Matters has glommed on to the Left's current obsession with so-called fake news Another spectacular scoop from the brilliant Lachlan Markay at Washington Free Beacon: Markay reports that Facebook’s anti-“fake news” censorship efforts are being driven by the George Soros-funded slander shop Media Matters for America. Markay writes: Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.
  • Media Matters Says It Is Secretly Working with Facebook to Fight ‘Fake News’

    01/26/2017 1:10:28 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | 1/26/2017 | Lachlan Markay
    Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant Facebook to combat what the group describes as “propaganda” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal. Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year. “We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a...
  • Zuckerberg Suddenly Reconsiders Forcing Hawaiians Off Their Land

    01/26/2017 9:14:05 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may rescind lawsuits he filed against local Hawaiians in order to fulfill the development of his prospective 700-acre estate after receiving a lot of criticism, namely from locals. “Based on feedback from the local community, we are reconsidering the quiet title process and discussing how to move forward,” Zuckerberg said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed News. “We want to make sure we are following a process that protects the interests of property owners, respects the traditions of native Hawaiians, and preserves the environment.” Zuckerberg, who is reportedly the sixth richest person in the world, was...
  • Two Afghan migrants arrested over horrific three-hour rape streamed on Facebook Live in Sweden

    01/26/2017 5:31:37 AM PST · by magellan · 31 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 26th January 2017 | Patrick Knox
    Two migrants from Afghanistan have been arrested over the three-hour gang rape of a woman that was broadcast on Facebook Live. The men, aged 18 and 20, have been remanded in custody following the attack in Sweden last week. A 24-year-old man from Sweden was arrested for failing to report rape. The three, who cannot be legally identified under Swedish law, have not been charged. In Sweden a person suspected of a serious crime can be detained without being charged with the approval of a court. But this is only if there is a risk they will flee the country....
  • Sheryl Sandberg for President? [Mega Hurl]

    01/25/2017 7:44:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 25, 2017 | Erin McPike
    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is preparing a robust tour in conjunction with her foundation activities this spring to promote her upcoming book, “Option B,” leading some Democratic operatives to speculate that she's mulling a 2020 presidential campaign. In recent weeks, her staff interviewed young aides with campaign chops for the months-long project, according to a source familiar with the planning. Another called it “common knowledge” in Democratic Party circles that she is considering such a run.
  • I have a problem.

    01/24/2017 7:24:01 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 100 replies
    There was this guy, I think his name is Kevin Krohn. He was jailed, I think, for issuing threats to Donald Trump last August. I jokingly sent him a Facebook message telling him to hang in there, because I would hire him. I was just trolling the idiot because of what he did to himself in losing his job. He sent me his resume over Facebook and I now feel bad fir trolling him because he's in difficult straits.
  • Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

    01/24/2017 2:18:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Antidote Zine ^ | January 22, 2017 | Ed Sutton
    Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method of analyzing people’s behavior down to the minutest detail by looking at their Facebook activity—thus helping Donald Trump to victory. On November 9th, around 8:30 in the morning, Michal Kosinski awoke in his hotel room in Zurich. The 34-year-old had traveled here to give a presentation to the Risk Center at the ETH [Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich] at a conference on the dangers of Big Data and the so-called digital revolution. Kosinski gives such presentations all over the world. He is a leading expert on psychometrics, a data-driven offshoot...
  • Swedish fake fact-checker page pulled from Facebook

    01/22/2017 10:22:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 January 2017 14:55 CET+01:00
    A Swedish fake fact-checking page reported on by Britain’s Guardian newspaper has been pulled from Facebook after a string of critical articles. The Mediekollen page, which purported to be a fact-checking website but instead itself pushed propaganda and fake news, was removed from Facebook on Friday afternoon after Viralgranskaren, a fact-checking site run by Sweden’s Metro newspaper, contacted Facebook to complain and wrote an article on the site. “We noticed that after we wrote the article, they wrote an article saying our article was fake,” Viralgranskaren’s Hugo Ewald told The Local. “I then posted some comments under that article, and...
  • Leave Barron Trump ALONE! (Please share this FB Post)

    01/22/2017 8:30:15 AM PST · by DrLisaThompson · 58 replies
    Facebook ^ | 01/21/2017 | Melissa Earnest
    Can you do me a HUGE favor? This mother wrote a beautiful post on her Facebook wall about stopping the adult bullying of Barron Trump. It's going viral and we need to send a strong message that this has got to stop. Thanks! Doc
  • Kind of pissed

    01/22/2017 7:39:52 AM PST · by Walkingfeather · 208 replies
    1/22/17 | walkingfeather
    Ok so I dont own freerepublic only Jim does. But we support it. Can there be an official report why on one of the most important days of crossing the finish line FR was down? Can that be explained please? Maybe we need to hold a special fundraiser to have a alternative data site and professional server managers that can handle contingency issues? This is by no means a criticism of Jim. But it was like being locked out of our own celebration at the club we belong.
  • 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.