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  • Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

    10/17/2017 12:58:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm's e-commerce platform -- not by hiring American workers. Tsai, speaking at a California tech conference, made the comments to follow up on a headline-grabbing pledge earlier this year by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and US President Donald Trump that the Chinese internet firm would create one million US jobs. The pledge by Ma was seen at the time as more of a public relations move than a promise to hire in the US. When asked what Alibaba was doing to deliver...
  • FEC Commissioner Uses Russian Meddling As Excuse To Restrict Internet Speech

    10/12/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | David Warrington
    Anti-free speech liberals have long sought to regulate and restrict Americans’ freedom of speech on the Internet. Now, their longtime champion, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, has found her latest excuse to restrict American citizens’ free speech on their own websites, blogs, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking about Russian meddling in the last election at a recent meeting of the FEC (at minute 10:55), Weintraub stated: If you’re interested I’m happy to talk about it but I’m not here proposing that we reopen the entire Internet rulemaking from 2006. I think that’s something we might want...
  • How E-Commerce Can Actually Create More, Better-Paying Jobs and Boosts Productivity

    10/09/2017 9:47:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Equities ^ | October 9, 2017 | Guild Investment Management
    After strong stock-market performance in the year to date, several big U.S. tech firms have begun to receive some negative attention from the public, as well as from regulators and politicians. Alphabet (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) have gotten the most scrutiny, with European regulators leveling accusations of unfair search advantages against GOOG, and U.S. lawmakers drawing FB into the controversy surrounding alleged Russian efforts to influence the outcome of last year’s election. Amazon (AMZN) has not been above the fray. The company’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market led to a few muted pieces of press coverage that mentioned “antitrust,”...
  • Two men sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual abuse in child porn case

    10/09/2017 9:16:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Frank Green
    Benjamin Faulkner, 26, and Patrick Falte, 27. Two men who sexually abused a child and uploaded photographs to their child pornography website were each sentenced Friday to life in prison. Benjamin Faulkner, 26, and Patrick Falte, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Richmond earlier this year to the aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. They were taken into custody after Faulkner, of Canada, and Falte, whose address is unavailable but is from out of state, traveled to an undisclosed address in Hanover County — which had no apparent connection to the offenses — and then to Northern Virginia...
  • VG exposed the largest child sexual abuse forum. It was run by the police.

    10/09/2017 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    VG ^ | January 24, 2017 | Håkon F. Høydal, Einar Otto Stangvik and Natalie Remøe Hansen
    Both men stiffen as VG confronts them. – Go ahead and publish what you know about us now, if you think it’s true, but be prepared for the consequences, says Jon. Next to him in a Brisbane hamburger pub sits Paul. VG has just told them what we’ve uncovered: that they run the world’s largest online forum for child sexual exploitation, “Childs Play”. Jon, the Australian, turns pale. Paul, who is British, flushes crimson. It is January 2017. At this point the two have been running the Childs Play website for three months. Under their supervision, thousands of members have...
  • Facebook says Trump campaign did not "hand pick" people who worked with them

    10/08/2017 9:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2017
    Facebook insisted it did not allow either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton's campaigns to "hand pick" who would work with them at Facebook, appearing to dispute what Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale told "60 Minutes." In an extensive interview, Parscale said he insisted only Republicans work with them. "I wanted people who support Donald Trump from their companies," including Google and Twitter, Parscale told Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes." In a statement Sunday night, Facebook did not directly address Parscale. But, the company said "the campaigns did not get to 'hand pick' the people who worked with them from...
  • YouTuber Demonetized Hours after Rush Limbaugh Reads Her Article on His Show

    10/07/2017 10:49:13 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/06/2017 | Megan Fox
    On the same day that Rush Limbaugh read my recent column on air, YouTube — in the dead of night — demonetized a large percentage of videos on my channel. My YouTube channel has been around for years with many recordings of very boring village meetings highlighting local Chicago-area corruption. Recently, I started doing reaction videos and comedy and gained a bunch of new subscribers and it's been fun. I don't swear (certainly no "F" words) and there's nothing really controversial unless you count making fun of gender-confused rabid leftists with blue hair "controversial." Yesterday, October 5, after Rush read...
  • Democrats are losing the propaganda war

    10/05/2017 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Outline ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emmett Rensin
    Liberals are getting crushed by the right’s agitprop, and Verrit will not save them. Democrats, and the center-left more broadly, are obsessed with numbers games. They are animated more than anything by facts, by a consensus reached among themselves that they possess an exclusive monopoly on empirical reason. They blurt out facts and stats among one another, devoid of any context but the conviction that if God is not on their side, then reason is, and so long as that’s the case they’re bound to win. It is no surprise, then, that when the world’s most thankless Clinton hype man,...
  • Russian Ad Targeting - Hypocrisy (Vanity)

    10/05/2017 5:31:19 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 2 replies
    self | 10/5/17 | self
    No one asks if the ads were fake news or real news. Did they contain news stories or photos of Killary demeaning Bill's rape victims? Nothing irritates a politician more than the truth and not being able to control the message. How are these ads any different than the propaganda pushed by the media or a political campaign? Answer - there is no difference except Russia wasn't paid.
  • Forget Russian Trolls. Facebook's Own Staff Helped Win The Election.

    10/03/2017 7:14:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | October 3, 2017 | Professors Daniel Kreiss and Shannon McGregor
    Facebook, Google, and Twitter all directly advised campaigns on how to influence voters — and the help may have been decisive. Facebook’s role during the 2016 presidential election has come under extraordinary scrutiny in recent weeks. Most notably, attention has swirled around a Kremlin-backed troll farm’s purchase of $100,000 worth of ads on the platform during the election cycle. This came on the heels of controversies over the proliferation of "fake news" during the campaign. But our research shows another, less discussed aspect of Facebook’s political influence was far more consequential in terms of the election outcome. The entirely routine...
  • Greenfield: The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech

    09/29/2017 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/29/17 | Greenfield
    The First Casualty of Culture War is Free Speech Standing for the anthem is the new counterculture. September 29, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Don’t like millionaire black nationalists in the NFL refusing to stand for the anthem? Too bad! It’s freedom of speech. The same left that decided James Damore didn’t have freedom of speech at Google now insists that football players have it at the NFL. Never mind that the Google engineer was unknown until his...
  • Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence

    09/29/2017 4:18:25 PM PDT · by oblomov · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Sep 2017 | Jack Nicas and Robert McMillan
    Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that comes after Facebook and Twitter said Russian actors used their sites. Google, part of Alphabet, is also talking with congressional officials who are investigating Russian efforts to influence the election, and plans to share its findings with them once completed, this person said. Congressional leaders have scrutinized Facebook and Twitter this month for Russian activity on their sites—and criticized the tech companies...
  • Record $274 Million Verdict Awarded Against Talk Show Host After Radio Rants

    09/29/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | Aaron Keller
    A New Hampshire jury has awarded a record-breaking $274 million verdict – which attorneys say is at least ten times greater than the previous state record – against a radio talk show host and businessman who accused three other businessmen of dealing “heroin” and “machine guns” in a warehouse. Those allegations came through a series of politically-charged billboards, online broadcasts, radio shows, and Web postings.The lawsuit accused Michael Gill and Aaron Day of defamation.
  • EU internet policing proposals spark free speech concerns

    09/28/2017 9:56:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.28.2017 | Teri Schultz
    The EU wants online companies to filter out illegal content, but without a standard definition of what that is or how it should be removed. Critics say the potential for unwarranted censorship sends a dangerous message. Vera Jourova says she’s asking internet companies to do more to stop online hate speech, and that request is not just in her capacity as the European Union’s commissioner for justice. Last year, she chose to close down her own Facebook account following a nonstop stream of online abuse. “It was the highway for hatred and I am not willing to support it,” Jourova...
  • Most NFL teams — including Saints — see marked drop in Facebook followings after anthem protests

    09/27/2017 11:19:19 AM PDT · by abb · 81 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 27, 2017 | Jeff Nowak
    f a Facebook "like" is currency, many NFL teams saw their stock drop over the past several days. Of the NFL's 32 teams, 28 saw a marked decrease in fan following on their team Facebook pages. The drop came after leaguewide demonstrations during the national anthem in Week 3 prompted by several rebukes from President Donald Trump. Many teams had players lock arms or raise their fists while the anthem was performed. One or more players on 18 different teams took a knee; players on five teams sat on the bench; and three entire teams remained in the locker room....
  • Hillary Clinton's political strategist Peter Daou was once a serious house music producer

    09/26/2017 5:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    MixMag ^ | September 26, 2017 | Cameron Holbrook, editorial intern
    Who is Peter Daou? Today, he is the founder of political website Verit that strongly supports the Democratic Party and also a member of Hillary Clinton's campaign team. But it might be surprising to find out he's also an accomplished house producer who has worked alongside the likes of David Morales. As uncovered by Pitchfork, during the early ‘90s - before his political aspirations - Peter Daou was a committed house music producer who racked up over 400 production credits on a multitude of old-school house labels such as Nu Groove Records, Delicious Vinyl and Nervous Records. Daou's career in...
  • Shouldn't a special prosecutor investigate FACEBOOK for doing business w/Russia?!

    09/22/2017 2:22:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    9/22/17 | sff
    Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg was enriched by Russia even as he was engaging in an effort to affect the election. I think we ought to demand an open ended investigation of Facebook and its founder for collusion and allowing RUSSIA to influence our thinking.
  • Trump supporters dig up personal information on thousands of Trump opponents

    09/21/2017 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ali Breland
    Supporters of President Trump have compiled a list containing personal information on thousands of people they believe are either opposed to Trump or associated with left-wing "antifascist" or "antifa" groups. The list, reported by BuzzFeed, has been circulated and added to on the internet since at least April. The list, which began on 4Chan’s controversial /Pol/ board as a loose collection of names, phone numbers, addresses and social media accounts of Trump critics, has since grown into an organized document spread across the internet. The list has also been posted on text repository site Pastebin. Several versions of the list...
  • Are Conservatives Prepared to be Censored?

    09/19/2017 10:36:53 AM PDT · by joma89 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2017 | Albert Eisenberg
    What images should appear when you Google “white couple”? Probably two people of European descent. If you search those words today, though, you’ll find almost exclusively black couples. The results are similarly skewed for “white man & white woman” and “white couple with children”. Try it. Strange, a bit annoying, and vaguely political – just imagine the reaction if a query for “black couple” turned up only whites. I suspect that wouldn’t fly at Google. What results would you expect when Googling “American inventors”? Likely a mix of great innovators from our past and present, from a variety of backgrounds....
  • UK 'Biggest Audience' in Europe for Jihadist Web Content

    09/19/2017 9:26:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/19/20
    Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange's study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new laws criminalising reading content that glorifies terror. The government has told internet companies like Facebook and Google to do more to to remove jihadist material. Former US military chief General David Petraeus, who wrote a foreword to the report, said efforts to combat online extremism were "inadequate". He...