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  • List of 58 genders recognized on Facebook

    05/24/2017 8:02:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    AgenderAndrogyneAndrogynousBigenderCisCisgenderCis FemaleCis MaleCis ManCis WomanCisgender FemaleCisgender MaleCisgender ManCisgender WomanFemale to MaleFTMGender FluidGender NonconformingGender QuestioningGender VariantGenderqueerIntersexMale to FemaleMTFNeitherNeutroisNon-binaryOtherPangenderTransTrans*Trans FemaleTrans* FemaleTrans MaleTrans* MaleTrans ManTrans* ManTrans PersonTrans* PersonTrans WomanTrans* WomanTransfeminineTransgenderTransgender FemaleTransgender MaleTransgender ManTransgender PersonTransgender WomanTransmasculineTranssexualTranssexual FemaleTranssexual MaleTranssexual ManTranssexual PersonTranssexual WomanTwo-Spirit
  • Manchester terror attack: How to change your Facebook profile picture to pay tribute to victims

    05/23/2017 8:15:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Nottingham Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | Natalie Fahy
    Facebook users around the UK - and the world - are showing their solidarity with the people of Manchester by updating their profile picture. The site is encouraging users of the social media site to add a Union flag in the shape of a heart with the word 'Manchester' on the bottom.
  • Facebook Will Allow Someone to Live Stream Killing a Baby in an Abortion

    05/23/2017 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 23, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Facebook is causing a stir on the internet this week after its internal rules for monitoring live-stream videos and other content were exposed publicly. The popular social media site has been facing criticism for the violent content that has come out of its new live-streaming video feature. Some of these videos have shown teens committing suicide and people abusing or killing other people. The Guardian, which investigated the mega-company, reported a list of rules and guidelines that Facebook gives to its content monitors. One of the rules allows videos of abortions as long as there is no nudity, according to...
  • #BrockGate: Playbook Shows Media Matters Has Access to Raw Data From Facebook, Twitter, and More

    Following yesterday's exploration of the #BrockGate documents and our look at Media Matters' "Trump War Room", new findings indicate that Media Matters has access to the raw data of numerous social media platforms, plus the power to influence their understanding on what is and isn't "fake news." The following is an excerpt from page 10 of the #BrockGate document: "Media Matters has already secured access to raw data from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. We have also put in place the technology necessary to automatically mine white nationalist message boards and alt-right communities for our archive. We will...
  • Exclusive: Facebook Has Been Regularly Shutting Down Atheist and Ex-Muslim Groups

    05/11/2017 12:08:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    HEATSTREET ^ | May 9, 2017 | Masha Froliak
    Yesterday, Facebook restricted and then shut down the public pages of Ex-Muslims of North America (24k followers) and Atheist Republic (1,6 million followers) –groups that advocate secularism and provide support to “apostates” (people who leave Islam and who often face persecution). In fact, the ex-Muslim group claims that for the last several years, Facebook has been continuously blocking groups like it. The ex-Muslims have written an open letter to the social media giant, calling on it to “to stop exercising intellectual persecution” against atheist and ex-Muslim organizations and to “whitelist” such vulnerable groups from organized false flagging attacks. On Monday,...
  • Libs on Facebook going crazy about health care bill

    05/04/2017 3:52:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    vanity
    I think the GOP did something right with this health care bill. Libs on my facebook are freaking about pre existing conditions and they are all going to lose their meds and coverage. I could be wrong.
  • Facebook’s Female Engineers Claim Gender Bias (code rejected 35% more often)

    05/02/2017 10:47:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2017 | Deepa Seetharaman
    Last year, a longtime engineer at Facebook Inc. gathered data that revealed a controversial finding: Code written by women was rejected much more frequently than code written by their male colleagues, according to people familiar with the matter and screenshots of internal discussions viewed by The Wall Street Journal. For many female engineers at Facebook, the finding confirmed long-held suspicions that their coding faced more scrutiny than men’s. The results touched off a debate within Facebook over alleged gender bias among some of its most-valued employees: the engineers who build the features used by nearly two billion people every month....
  • Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable [tr]

    05/01/2017 4:18:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 1, 2017 | Nick Whigham
    FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers.
  • Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ near a hunger strike to increase protesters' anguish

    04/30/2017 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    mic.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Jack Smith IV
    Most union-busting techniques are explicit, like legal challenges and anti-union campaigning. But when all else fails, go for the gut. Yale University's local College Republicans chapter held a barbecue on Friday near the fasting site of campus union organizers participating in a hunger strike directed against the university. Bragging about the wafting, delicious smells on Facebook, it appears to have been a move to torment the fasting grad students, who have thus far gone days without food in a protest for their worker's rights struggle. "It'll taste (and smell) delicious!" the event description said on Facebook. The tactic drew comparisons...
  • Facebook, for the first time, acknowledges election manipulation

    04/30/2017 8:25:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2017 | By GRAHAM KATES
    Without saying the words "Russia," "Hillary Clinton," or "Donald Trump," Facebook acknowledged Thursday for the first time what others have been saying for months. In a paper released by its security division, the company said "malicious actors" used the platform during the 2016 presidential election as part of a campaign "with the intent of harming the reputation of specific political targets." The paper, by two members of Facebook's threat intelligence team and its chief security officer, noted that "fake news" has been incorrectly applied as a catch-all for a variety of techniques used to influence users of the platform. The...
  • I Bought An AR-15 Using Facebook

    04/28/2017 5:19:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2017 | S Morstan
    No guns on Facebook? We'll see. At the very beginning of 2016, Facebook banned gun sales on its site. But it's not that hard to get around these rules. With all the school shootings and mass murders, placenames now becoming shorthand for different shootings (Aurora, Sandy Hook, Charleston, etc.) one can hardly blame Facebook for getting cautious. Like any responsible company, they want their asses and assets covered. Still, that didn't stop one Buzzfeed writer from buying an AR-15 (That oh-so-dangerous "Assault Rifle" everyone's so afraid of) via facebook not far from San Bernardino. See, while Facebook officially bans guns...
  • Did The British Government Just Ask Facebook to “Influence” the Election?

    04/27/2017 5:13:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In possibly the most bizarre behavior that many of us are likely to see from a supposed Democratic government, a Government official has asked Facebook to begin taking down “Fake News” faster and faster because people who use it as a news source “might be misled”. Chairman of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee, Damian Collins suggested that this Fake News could pose a Threat to the “the integrity of democracy”. He cited as his motivating factor the recent events in the US election (as reported in the Guardian): “The risk is what happened in America,the top 20...
  • Inside the Secret NSFW Female-only Facebook Group ‘Bad Girls Adv

    04/27/2017 6:12:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 26, 2017 | Matthew Dunn
    A woman shares two different pictures of her boyfriend’s penis, both showing glow sticks inserted through holes left from piercings. She is curious to see if anyone else has partners with “random holes in their appendages” and explains the glow sticks were inserted as a party trick recently. An apology is also issued to readers, because they might not be aware of her boyfriend’s hidden talents.
  • Please Freep This Photo

    04/22/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/22/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife is in a contest where we go on a Tapas Trail and you take a picture of one of the participating restaurants, upload it to the town website and the pictures with the most likes win prizes. It's nothing big but she just feels bad because she doesn't know that many locals. If you have a Facebook account please go to the link and like her photo. She probably still won't win but at least she'll know Freepers support their own. Please Like This Picture
  • Facebook- A Nest of Scammers, Hookers, Depressives and Social Pariahs

    04/20/2017 10:06:32 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4/20/2017 | Yollopoliuhqui
    THE FACEBOOK FILES ===== Hello and how are you doing? I'm recovering from an alien abduction. How about yourself? Good to hear from you.am doing wonderfully great.i hope you have also been contacted by the CFDA ? I've been contacted by General Dookie from Planet Clacridox ok ===== Hi Wassup rocker? Am fine and am not a rocker Are you a roller then? No there how. No there how. No there how. Right then, you are a poet. Yeah Cool. What now? Where you come from A strange place Tell me I want to tell you but the voices won't...
  • Publishers are seeing another big decline in reach on Facebook

    04/20/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    digiday.com ^ | 04/20/2017 | Lucia Moses
    The Facebook anguish continues. A Medium post investigating declining Facebook reach has set off the most recent alarm bells among publishers. Kurt Gessler, deputy editor for digital news at the Chicago Tribune, posted that since January, the Tribune has seen a significant drop in the reach of its posts on Facebook, despite having grown its fan base. The post sparked a sigh of validation across publishers as others chimed in on social media that they’re seeing similar declines. @kurtgessler This looks somewhat familiar to me as well. It's not just you. — rob blatt (@robblatt) April 19, 2017 @whet @kurtgessler...
  • Silicon Valley's Tech Entrepreneurs Are Crafting Their Own 'Constitution' On Google Docs

    04/19/2017 5:10:04 AM PDT · by Fedora · 45 replies
    Business Insider via Inc. ^ | 04/18/2017 | Melia Robinson
    Speaking before a crowd at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club on April 14, Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said he's spoken to hundreds of tech leaders and investors about creating a set of core values that all tech companies can get behind.There's a Google Doc where the big names in Silicon Valley, whom Altman would not reveal, have been drafting a statement that outlines the tech industry's position on a number of social, economic, and political issues. The document does not have a title or known release date."We're trying to basically figure out, can we come up with...
  • Facebook Tells Employees They Can Protest Trump

    04/18/2017 7:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook officials said they will not punish any employees who choose to take off work May 1 to protest President Donald Trump. Pro-immigration groups, socialist organizations, labor unions, and hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to walk out on their jobs on International Workers Day. “At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.” Facebook told staff about its policy April 14, specifically clarifying...
  • Facebook murderer Steve Stephens kills himself after police pursuit in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 18, 2017, | Jason Silverstein
    Facebook murderer Steve Stephens shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, ending a three-day manhunt for the Cleveland killer, police confirmed. A tipster alerted police in Erie County after spotting Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a McDonald’s parking lot, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Officers attempted a traffic stop around 11 a.m. and Stephens drove away, starting a brief pursuit, Williams said. ... After his death, Stephens’ mother, Maggie Green, told Cleveland media her son had a gambling problem and bottomed out after a recent breakup. ... The murder clip raised concerns about the effect Facebook and its...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporter: Facebook Murderer "Could Have at Least Killed" a "White Dude" [Trunc]

    04/18/2017 11:02:10 AM PDT · by rightistight · 22 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 4/18/17 | Aurelius
    Supporters of Black Lives Matters (BLM) took to social media Tuesday afternoon to blame Steve Stephens' actions on white people and other motives. One BLM supporter was upset that Stephens murdered a "black man" and said that he "could've at least killed a old [sic] racist white dude:" Last year, in multiple posts, the same user voiced his support for Black Lives Matter: A number of Twitter users claimed that "white people" were using the incident to "divide" the nation, and another stated that it was "ignorant" to hope that Stephens was killed by police: Still others hinted at some...