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  • Zucked Up: Why Silicon Valley Is Scared To Death Of Trump Part 1.

    05/28/2016 3:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    California’s high-tech business wizards like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. As a recent L.A. Times story titled “Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley” reports: Ambitious start-up CEOs who swore off talking politics for fear of offending investors are enlisting in campaigns to discredit Trump. Longtime valley Republican stalwarts who have voted for every GOP nominee for decades say they can’t do it this year. The libertarian-minded innovators who just want to get government out of their way have less...
  • DePaul Professor Offended By Milo Resigns, Calls Free Speech ‘Delusional’ Milo celebrates: 1 down..

    05/27/2016 12:21:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/27/2016 | Peter Hasson
    A sociology professor at DePaul University announced her resignation in a public Facebook post Friday morning in which she denounced the idea that universities should be “neutral platforms for ‘equal’ exchanges of ideas” and said that “so-called free speech” is “delusional.” ...snip... Yiannopoulos responded to news of Cheng’s resignation by declaring victory. “Splendid. I told you I was winning,” he said. “One down, the rest of the American educational establishment to go.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/27/depaul-professor-offended-by-milo-resigns-calls-free-speech-delusional/#ixzz49sxwahGp
  • Residents Disgusted by Michigan Strip Club Hiring High School Graduates

    05/26/2016 4:55:45 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    “If you’re a graduate, you [should] want to go to college,” Lisa Mulholland, a Harrison resident said according to TV5. “Children fresh out of high school shouldn’t be taking their clothes off for money. I think it’s sickening,” said local resident Lisa Dickerson said. “They’re good people, but I still don’t think it’s right. I don’t think it’s right at all,” Mulholland said. The billboard is gaining traction and responses on social media. The sign also features the club’s hours and a telephone number. Facebook user Jason Swejkowski posted a picture of the strip club’s advertisement, with the caption, “Miceli’s...
  • Activists Say Vietnam Restricted Access to Facebook During Obama Visit

    05/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | MAY 26, 2016
    The social network was blocked several times earlier this month The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on Thursday. Officials of Access Now, a digital rights organization, and Viet Tan, a Vietnamese pro-democracy group, said the social media site was restricted and at times blocked inside Vietnam from Sunday to Wednesday, citing reports from people inside the country on Twitter TWTR -0.76% and to Access Now’s digital security help...
  • WHY CPAC NIXED FACEBOOK CONFAB

    05/26/2016 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp turned down the chance to visit Facebook last month, telling Greta von Susteren at “On the Record" that he thought the conservative confab over political bias allegations was merely a political PR stunt after they got caught. Schlapp noted during the CPAC 2016 conference that the most important conservative message for millennials was one that stressed American exceptionalism, and an excellent vehicle for transmitting that message was the annual CPAC event with over 10,000 attendees. However, Facebook’s refusal to publicize CPAC's message to its millions of millennial users spoke volumes, and led Schlapp to nix the...
  • Resigning as Communications Chair from YRNF [Young Republican National Federation] [NeverTrump]

    05/24/2016 7:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katrina Elaine Jřrgensen
    To my dear friends at the Young Republican National Federation: Regretfully, I am resigning from my position as Communications Chair with the YRNF. With the practically fulfilled nomination of Donald Trump as our presidential candidate, I can no longer continue to carry out the duties of this position. My principles will not allow it. For now, I will continue to serve as International Outreach and in my South Carolina Chair position. I want to continue to work in the Republican cause, supporting conservative ideals and helping to elect down ballot candidates.
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Matt Drudge for Bias Against Hillary: ‘How Can We Complain to Facebook About Bias

    05/24/2016 8:11:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/16 | Rebecca Mansour
    Glenn Beck once again blasted critics of his full-throated defense of Facebook – this time by calling out Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report for being biased against Hillary Clinton. Beck has been attacking Facebook’s conservative critics ever since the damage control meeting he and 16 other conservatives had with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their “trending” news section while simultaneously boosting the signal of leftwing causes like Black Lives Matter. Beck, who has become Zuckerberg’s staunchest defender on the right, took to...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left

    05/24/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Truncated title. Full title:Glenn Beck Blasts Conservative Critics as ‘Progressives on the Right’; Says Facebook Leans Left Because Conservatives Don’t Use Social Media Glenn Beck fired back today at conservatives who criticized his full-throated defense of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The radio talker dismissed his critics as “progressives on the right” and argued that Facebook skews left simply because more leftwingers use social media. Last week, Beck and 16 other conservatives met with Zuckerberg at a damage control meeting the tech billionaire called following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their...
  • WMAL talker Chris Plante posts booking photo of VA Governor McAwful

    05/24/2016 8:58:10 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Chris Plante Facebook ^ | 5/24/16 | Chris Plante
    Swift Justice? Apparently Virginia Governor Terry McAwful has already been booked by the Virginia Department of Corrections according to WMAL’s Chris Plante’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPlanteShow/
  • Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives

    05/24/2016 12:03:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/24/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives. The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section. Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.” In one instance Facebook rejected a story this year about the opening of the annual Conservative Political...
  • Glenn Beck: Fooled by Facebook?

    05/24/2016 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Mr. Beck. You found Zuck and Company cordial--they just find you useful In the wake of reports that Facebook censors conservative voices, media figure Glenn Beck met with company chairman Mark Zuckerberg and emerged from the meeting, as he put it, “convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing.” Nothing to see here, move along. Unfortunately, this is nonsense. Beck admits in his article on this subject, “I am not an expert on data or AI or algorithms.” Neither am I. But the Facebook censorship in the news isn’t about artificial intelligence but human intelligence—and...
  • Greenfield: The Trouble With Facebook

    05/20/2016 5:59:35 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Trouble With Facebook Posted by Daniel Greenfield Despite the denials, the stories about Facebook’s bias are real. But the bias isn’t there because of the company’s new technology. Facebook is biased because of its reliance on the biased old media. Facebook’s trending topics wasn’t the automatic system that the company wanted people to think it was. Instead it hired young journalists with new media experience to “curate” its news feed. And plenty of them proved to be biased against conservative news and sources. Meanwhile someone at the top of Facebook’s dysfunctional culture wanted to play...
  • (Open borders poster boy) Mark Zuckerberg to Demolish 4 Neighboring Homes

    05/23/2016 8:36:57 AM PDT · by dennisw · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    As the sixth-richest man on the planet, with a net worth of $50.7 billion, Zuckerberg bought the four houses surrounding his Palo Alto neighborhood home at 1462 Edgewood Drive to stop real estate developer Mircea Voskerician from building an imposing house next door. It seems that Voskerician acquired an adjacent house to Zuckerberg in 2013 in the Crescent Park neighborhood, located just north of downtown Palo Alto and near the Bayshore Freeway. The developer had been moving forward with the city Planning Commission to build a house tall enough to look directly down at Zuckerberg’s master bedroom. It is unknown...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replacing 4 next-door Palo Alto homes

    05/23/2016 7:42:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jacqueline Lee
    Four houses surrounding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home in Palo Alto will be demolished and replaced by smaller ones, according to an application filed with city planners Tuesday. Zuckerberg bought the homes on Hamilton Avenue and Edgewood Drive in 2013 after he learned of a developer's plan to build a house next door tall enough to have a view of Zuckerberg's master bedroom. Concerned about privacy, Zuckerberg paid more than $30 million total for the properties at 1462 Edgewood Drive and 1451, 1457 and 1459 Hamilton in the Crescent Park neighborhood.
  • Is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg a Well-Intended Liberal with a Massive Blind Spot?

    05/23/2016 6:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Brown
    While Mark Zuckerberg’s much-publicized meeting with conservative leaders last week has drawn varied responses, from Glenn Beck’s overly fawning account to others who were positive but circumspect, what seems clear is that Zuckerberg genuinely wants Facebook to be viewed as a neutral and fair platform for the entire world.But does Zuckerberg have a massive blind spot in his thinking and worldview? And is he totally unaware of the many times conservatives (especially biblically-based conservatives) have been censored on Facebook while their opponents have not?I have documented this several times in my own experience (see here and here and here), although...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • Glenn Beck disagrees with fellow conservatives about Facebook

    05/21/2016 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is criticizing his fellow conservatives after a group of them met with top Facebook executives to discuss how the company could be more diverse and include right-wing voices. "I sat through a meeting that, to me, felt like I was attending a Rainbow Coalition meeting, that people (not me) had come with a list of demands," Beck wrote in a blog post on Medium Thursday. "It was like affirmative action for conservatives."
  • Facebook Censors Conservative Lauren Southern for Mentioning Censorship

    05/21/2016 11:03:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    heatst.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    Conservative activist and Donald Trump supporter Lauren Southern was just kicked off the site for a totally inoffensive post noting its censorship of another conservative. And what’s more, Lauren videotaped the whole thing.
  • Carlson: Beck Acted Like He Wanted to be Zuckerberg's 'Manservant'

    05/21/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Tucker Carlson said Friday he expected Glenn Beck to "cry [and] rend his garments while quoting James Madison" during a meeting this week between conservatives and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, not "suck up" to him. "He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit," Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and a Fox News contributor, said in an interview, reports Politico. "He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring."
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook Employees ‘Liberal’ but ‘Not Progressives’

    05/21/2016 4:45:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ezra Dulis
    Glenn Beck’s blog on Medium dishing on his trip to Facebook headquarters declares that the employees he met, while left-wing, were not “progressives,” a term he has used to label Republican politicians such as Newt Gingrich.
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • The Secret Struggle of the Woman Who Took Down Weiner

    05/20/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Abraham Riesman
    Around 8 p.m. on July 23, 2013, 23-year-old Sydney Leathers logged into Facebook while sitting in her apartment in Princeton, Indiana. Her in-box was filled with an unusually large number of messages. She opened one, sent by a stranger: “youre about to be famoussssssss,” it read. Other messages mentioned BuzzFeed. She went to that site and found an article, posted about an hour before, that made her heart sink: “Here Is the Woman Linked to Anthony Weiner in Sex Chats.” This was the last thing she wanted to have happen. Two days prior, Leathers had nervously sent a batch of...
  • Dana Perino: Conservatives, here are 5 reasons why we should accept Facebook's olive branch

    05/20/2016 6:57:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dana Perino
    Wednesday, I participated in Facebook’s meeting with conservatives at the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. Even though I did the round trip in a little more than 24 hours, the West Coast feels a long way away from New York City. Geographically and culturally.
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook Made Us Feel More Welcome Than the Republican Party Has

    05/19/2016 3:37:26 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies
    time.com ^ | 05/19/2016 | Kirsten Salyer @kirstensalyer
    Glenn Beck: Facebook Made Us Feel More Welcome Than the Republican Party Has Kirsten Salyer @kirstensalyer 3:05 PM ET The conservative pundit discusses the details of his meeting with Mark Zuckerberg
  • Facebook AND Google: Eff Em Folks-Karl Denninger (Google's "doodle" for today.)

    05/19/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    www.market-ticker.org ^ | 5-19-16 | Karl Denninger
    That's Google's "doodle" for today. Do you have any idea who that is? That's Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American. It's apparently her 95th birthday. Ok. By the way, she's a black separatist -- even though she's not black. That's right, she stands for blatant, in-you-face discrimination by black people against everyone who isn't black. She has been influenced by (and met) Malcolm X. Yes, that Malcolm X. Oh, and she engaged in taking over the Statute of Liberty to demand the release of four extremists who opened fire in the US House of Representatives. (Incidentally, Carter later pardoned them; you see,...
  • Glenn Beck: Facebook meeting ‘felt like the Salem Witch Trial’

    05/19/2016 11:45:14 AM PDT · by MNDude · 43 replies
    Radio host Glenn Beck is criticizing some of the other conservatives who joined him at a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over allegations of political bias at the social media giant. Beck accused other conservatives in the room of being overzealous in their efforts to get the company to respond to their concerns. “It was like affirmative action for conservatives,” Beck wrote on his website on Thursday. “I sat there, looking around the room at ‘our side’ wondering, ‘Who are we? Who am I?’ ” He said "a number of [attendees], I believe, felt like I did," but added,...
  • Facebook Owes You Nothing

    05/19/2016 5:12:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    There’s a lot of pearl clutching on the political right this week, so much so you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate it from the constant pearl clutching on the left. Facebook, it is alleged, “censors” conservative news. But does it really? And does it matter? There are not many people in the United States younger than 50 who don’t have a Facebook account. Exactly none of them were forced to open one. When they did they accepted the fact that they were playing in someone else’s backyard. Facebook owes the government no justification as to how it conducts its business as...
  • ACU Chief: Zuckerberg Meeting Just a 'PR Stunt'

    05/18/2016 11:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:26 PM | Greg Richter
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after a meeting with a group of conservatives Wednesday that he values their point of view and that people on the right are important to the social network. […] Daily Signal Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey was among the group who met with Zuckerberg and told Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that the meeting was a “positive step.” But Matt Schlapp, chairman of American Conservative Union, declined the invitation, saying that Facebook had no interest in talking to him when he asked them how he could best use the platform in conjunction...
  • Google´s extraordinary access to Obama revealed as White House visitor logs show 128 meeting

    05/17/2016 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/16 | Geoff Earle
    When top White House officials want to know what Google executives are thinking, they don´t need to go near a computer – since company officials have been hovering at the White House about once a week through the course of the Obama administration, White House logs reveal. The tech giant´s top lobbyist, Johanna Shelton, has visited the White House a total of 128 times since President Obama got elected in 2009. (Snip) According the data, she visited more than the lobbyists for five other tech giants combined. In fact, she visited the White House 40 percent more often than her
  • Facebook’s algorithm only as unbiased as its creators

    05/17/2016 5:39:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 13 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, May 16, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out the algorithms that govern the internet can be as biased as the people who create and update them. That may be the most surprising takeaway from the political bias scandal that has enveloped Facebook after former employees told the tech blog Gizmodo that they would sometimes suppress conservative-friendly items and promote liberal reports on the newsfeed’s “trending topics” box. Even if no humans were involved, however, the algorithm would not have been completely neutral because it was written by humans, digital media analysts say.
  • Amateur archaeologist finds Denmark’s oldest crucifix

    05/17/2016 8:42:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    cphpost.dk ^ | 5-17-16 | Christian W
    When amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early last Friday and decided to spend a couple of hours searching a little field in Funen with his metal detector, little did he know he was about to make history. Holm stumbled across one of the most extraordinary finds in recent times near the little town of Aunslev when he discovered a crucifix that dates back about 1,100 years – Denmark’s oldest crucifix ever found. It could rewrite Danish history. “It’s a completely sensational find that dates back to the first half of the 900s,” Malene Refshauge Beck, a curator...
  • 1,100 year-old Denmark crucifix ‘may change history’

    03/17/2016 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.thelocal.dk ^ | 03-17-2016 | Staff
    A cross discovered by an amateur Danish archaeologist may "change history" according to an expert, who believes the cross may date from before Christianity is thought to have reached Denmark. An amateur archaeologist on the island of Funen made a startling discovery last week – a necklace resembling Jesus on the cross. But after posting a picture of the discovery on Facebook, Dennis Fabricius Holm quickly found that the item may have a lot more significance than he had initially thought. “I finished work early last Friday, so I decided to spend a couple of hours searching with my metal...
  • Facebook pulls culprit out of hat before investigation gets underway

    05/17/2016 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Not all conservatives come at the run when thumb-sucking Zuckerberg decided to toot his whistle Facebook’s sham ‘self investigation‘ into the social media giant’s alleged suppression of conservative news scheduled for tomorrow at Silicon Valley, had already come to a conclusion about who the culprits were ahead of the big get together. “Several people close to the company, who also declined to speak on record, argued that if bias was being inserted into the trending section, it came from Facebook’s part-time news curators acting on their own.” (The Guardian, May 16, 2016)
  • List of Attendees for Zuckerberg’s Facebook Meeting are all Members of #NeverTrump Movement…

    05/16/2016 6:42:59 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 16, 2016 | sundance
    What do Glenn Beck, Carly Fiorina, S.E. Cupp, Dana Perino, Zac Moffett (Romney Campaign), and Arther Brooks have in common? They are all avowed members of the Never Trump coalition.  And according to recent media reports, they are also the names scheduled to meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to discuss Facebook’s ideological censorship of political views. […] “I want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post last week. “The reason I care so much about this is that it...
  • Sinead O'Connor missing in Wilmette

    05/16/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    Wilmette police confirm O'Connor went on a bike ride Sunday at 6 a.m. and did not return. Earlier this month, Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor for claiming that the comedian supplied drugs to Prince. The lawsuit calls O'Connor's accusations "despicable, fabricated lies" and adds that "O'Connor is now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged Internet rants as for her music." O'Connor, whose biggest hit was a 1990 reworking of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U," posted on her Facebook page about a week after Prince's death that he was a "long time...
  • Dartmouth Pro-Police Display Torn Down by Black Lives Matter Activists

    05/15/2016 7:02:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    pjmedia ^ | MAY 15, 2016 | RICK MORAN
    A display created by Dartmouth College Republicans to honor fallen police officers was torn down by Black Lives Matter activists and replaced with a hateful message about honoring the "perpetrators" of anti-black violence. The Republicans reserved space on the campus bulletin board and followed all school regulations. But the BLM radicals removed the display without permission, saying that it was "offensive" to blacks and "white supremacist." Daily Caller: At the bottom, the display said in big letters, “BLUE LIVES MATTER.” This last part of the display appears to have outraged Black Lives Matter supporters at Dartmouth, several of whom vocally...
  • Glenn Beck, Anti-Trump ‘Conservatives’ to Meet with Facebook’s Zuckerberg

    05/16/2016 4:58:37 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    On Wednesday, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg will hold a meeting with “leading conservatives,” embattled The Blaze head Glenn Beck, and former George W. Bush Administration official and co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five Dana Perino, at the website’s Menlo Park headquarters to discuss Facebook’s conservative media suppression and censorship scandal. Last week it was reported that “anonymous sources at Facebook’s news team have confirmed to Gizmodo that, in addition to suppressing conservative news sources, the company suppresses stories about itself while artificially promoting stories about the Black Lives Matter movement.” In spite of this, Zuckerberg denies any wrongdoing, stating “we...
  • “Conservatives” Optimistic About Facebook Meeting To Discuss Censorship of Views…

    05/15/2016 9:06:54 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 15, 2016 | sundance
    Against the backlash from Facebook being exposed for controlling content based on ideological views, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he was going to meet with “conservative voices” to discuss their concerns. Glenn Beck subsequently announced his participation in this upcoming meeting. –SEE HERE –It’s all smoke and mirrors folks.  This PR ruse is about the most insufferable damage control amid years of behind-the-scenes political consultation is, well, silly.The control of Facebook and other social media platforms to push political narratives is well documented, and extends far beyond non-traditional social media.  Matt Drudge was talking about it last year (see here).  And...
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with conservative media figureheads

    05/15/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-15-16 | Brian Stelter
    Mark Zuckerberg invited prominent conservative media figures, including Glenn Beck and Dana Perino, to a meeting at Facebook's headquarters this week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, is aimed at addressing the alleged suppression of conservative news stories in Facebook's "trending" stories section. Along with Perino and Beck, other confirmed attendees include Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN conservative commentator SE Cupp, and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of tech firm Targeted Victory. Moffatt was previously Mitt Romney's digital director.
  • Conservative news sites will overcome Facebook & Google suppression

    05/15/2016 7:28:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | Judi McLeod
    God willing, Canada Free Press and other suppressed conservative sites will always be here, Marxist games of Facebook and Google notwithstanding The truth isn’t trending on the Internet anymore but the trolls are still riding shotgun. The ‘truth’ has become whatever Facebook and Google trend it to be. Pretending to ‘like’ and ‘Friend’ you (Facebook) and to ‘do no evil ‘ (Google), the deadly duo hijacked the Information Highway leaving all truth seekers stranded along the way. The executives of both companies were among the first to meet with Barack Obama after his 2008 election and have been helping him...
  • Meet the New Media, same as the Old Media

    05/14/2016 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/16 | Jeff Crouere
    While social media sites are new in some respects, in the important area of objectivity, they tend to project the same liberal bias as the old media Everyone knows that liberals control the old media outlets that are rapidly becoming irrelevant. The national print publications and broadcast television networks have historically tilted to the left. In fact, this week, it was no surprise to learn that the Washington Post will assign 20 reporters to investigate every aspect of Donald Trump’s background, hoping to find salacious dirt on the GOP front runner. In contrast, they have shown limited interest in assigning...
  • Meet The New Media, Same As The Old Media

    05/14/2016 8:11:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Everyone knows that liberals control the old media outlets that are rapidly becoming irrelevant. The national print publications and broadcast television networks have historically tilted to the left. In fact, this week, it was no surprise to learn that the Washington Post will assign 20 reporters to investigate every aspect of Donald Trump’s background, hoping to find salacious dirt on the GOP front runner. In contrast, they have shown limited interest in assigning additional reporters to investigate the many scandals swirling around Hillary Clinton. While the Washington Post is known as a liberal newspaper, many people were shocked this week...
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg Denies Bias, Wants to Meet ‘Leading Conservatives’

    05/13/2016 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 May 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied that the social media giant censors news from conservative outlets — and says he wants to meet with “leading conservatives” to discuss the issue. A report earlier this month by Gizmodo alleged that Facebook “routinely” suppressed conservative news in its “trending news” feature, even when stories from conservative sites were being circulated widely by Facebook users. The report also alleged that Facebook “injected” more acceptable stories, such as coverage of the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement. Facebook denied the allegations. In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Zuckerberg reiterated that denial, and said he plans...
  • Is Facebook Suppressing Hunting and Fishing News?

    05/13/2016 10:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recently, there was an interview story at Gizmodo, which they (Gizmodo) interviewed an anonymous, former "news curator" for Facebook. In the story, the accusation was made that these curators purposely were told to keep more conservative topics such as Mitt Romney or Rand Paul from trending. So this allegedly happened even with users chatter was causing topics to trend naturally. If this is true, this is going against Facebook’s claims the trending topics are not artificially altered or gamed in any way. It’s common knowledge that Facebook trending topics are curated by a team of people, not machine learned. Excerpt...
  • Internal Docs Show Human Intervention at Almost Every Stage Of Facebook's News Operation

    05/12/2016 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Fhios · 21 replies
    slashdot ^ | 5/12/2016 | The Guardian
    But the documents show that the company relies heavily on the intervention of a small editorial team to determine what makes its "trending module" headlines -- the list of news topics that shows up on the side of the browser window on Facebook's desktop version. The company backed away from a pure-algorithm approach in 2014 after criticism that it had not included enough coverage of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, in users' feeds. The guidelines show human intervention -- and therefore editorial decisions -- at almost every stage of Facebook's trending news operation, a team that at one time was as...
  • ‘Fakebook’ ups Friend Requests to conservative sites they suppress

    05/12/2016 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Judi McLeod
    Rush has got Fakebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, the agent provocateur of the social media on the run Last time it was a hot open mic that caught Obama obsequious Mark Zuckerberg taking on the role of social media saboteur at the request of cunning German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe’s refugee crisis. (CNBC, Sept. 27, 2015)
  • Romney: Trump's refusal to release tax returns is 'disqualifying'

    05/11/2016 2:59:49 PM PDT · by Grim · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump on Wednesday after his successor hinted that it is unlikely he will release his tax returns before the November election. "It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service," Romney wrote in Facebook post. "There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns," he wrote Wednesday. "There is a bombshell in them. Given Mr. Trump's equanimity with other flaws in his history,...
  • Facebook has more influence over Americans than any media company in history

    05/10/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/10/2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    this story is a deeper question that unnerves everyone — including established, mainstream outlets — in a media ecosystem that's increasingly dependent on Facebook's whims: The company's power is vast, and that power is not always deployed in ways that are transparent and accountable. Mark Zuckerberg has always said he wants to build Facebook into "a utility," and he's arguably succeeded. But utilities, because they're so important, are highly regulated. Facebook is approaching utility-level importance, but it answers to no one — not even, given Zuckerberg's control of the company, its shareholders.
  • Why the Fakebook Scandal Is Important

    05/10/2016 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the guy that they granted immunity to can't find any emails, not a single email, Pagliano, whatever his name is, the guy they granted immunity, Hillary's IT guy, no doubt sent emails back and forth to her for four years. Yeah, they can't find any. And anybody that's still surprised over this, you need to be committed. Anybody that thought this was ever gonna amount to anything, the evidence every day is that nothing's gonna happen to Mrs. Clinton on this email stuff. "What about the rule of law?" There is no rule of law when...
  • Senate GOP Launches Inquiry Into Facebook’s News Curation [Letter Zuckerberg Requesting Answers]

    05/10/2016 11:57:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | Today 12:34pm | Michael Nunez
    The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication—has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting answers to questions it has on its trending topics section. The letter comes after Gizmodo on Monday reported on allegations by one former news curator, who worked for Facebook as a contractor, that the curation team routinely suppressed or blacklisted topics of interest to conservatives. That report also included allegations from several former curators that they used a “injection tool” to add or bump stories onto the trending module. The letter asks that Facebook “arrange for your...