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  • Colorado Governor Calls Anti-Maskers 'Selfish Bastards,' Extends COVID Orders

    07/13/2020 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 91 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 13, 2020 | Bryan Kirk
    Colorado Governor Jared Polis came under fire this weekend after he called state residents who do not wear masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, "selfish bastards." On Sunday, Polis posted on his campaign Facebook account to remind Colorado residents that scientific studies supported the use of face coverings and face masks in public places to help reduce the spread of the virus, adding: "So if you're a selfish bastard and wearing a mask to protect others isn't enough of reason to do so, then maybe protecting yourself is?"
  • Reddit Removed Subreddit Dedicated To Tracking Hate Crime Hoaxes, Accused Of Promoting ‘Hate’

    07/13/2020 11:36:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2020 | Chris White
    Reddit banned a subreddit dedicated to tracking alleged hate crime hoaxes on the same day the platform removed a subreddit in June devoted to President Donald Trump. Reddit users who keep tabs on potential hate crime hoaxes via the popular subreddit are met with a label notifying them that “r/hatecrimehoaxes has been banned from Reddit.” The page also notes that the page was banned for “violating Reddit’s rule against promoting hate.”
  • NAACP president calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' says ad boycott isn't dying down soon

    07/12/2020 3:34:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 7/10/20 | Catherine Thorbecke
    Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the ongoing Facebook ad boycott, called the social media giant a "threat to democracy" and said that they won't back down until the platform is safe for everyone. "Facebook is allowing their platform to be used as a gathering point to meet, recruit and plan out harm against communities," Johnson told ABC News. "They've also allowed their platform to be manipulated by a foreign nation and domestic actors to suppress and subvert our voting process and democracy." "That is a clear and present danger to our democracy,"...
  • Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for "Hate" speech.

    12/08/2015 11:15:14 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech - Quartz In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship. “It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” His words came just after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, called...
  • Hillary Vows To Shut Down Dissenting Internet Sites if She Wins Presidency

    08/23/2016 5:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/22/2016 | Michael Depinto
    Whoever coined the phrase, “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t,” OBVIOUSLY never met Hillary Clinton. There is a reason she is called Hitlery not only in private, but often in print as well at times. There is no situation on earth that the Devil we know with Hitlery, is EVER better than ANYONE, let alone Donald Trump. How many people has Trump killed again? Oh yes, zero. First of all, there's her never-ending killing spree of her political opposition. On August 6th, when I wrote, Clinton Adds +5 to Body Count in 6 Weeks, a...
  • Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

    07/08/2020 1:09:54 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JUSTIN WISE
    Facebook said Wednesday that it removed a network of more than 100 pages and accounts associated with former Trump adviser Roger Stone after determining that they engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" focused on audiences in the U.S. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of security policy, said in a blog post that the network attempted to deceive the platform's users on issues related to local politics in Florida, Stone, and hacked materials released by Wikileaks ahead of the 2016 presidential election. People behind the activity used fake accounts to pose as Florida residents and to make it appear that the content was...
  • Facebook bans hundreds of accounts related to the Boogaloo extremist movement

    06/30/2020 1:30:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brian Fung
    Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country. The banned content includes a core set of 220 Facebook accounts, 95 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram and dozens of pages and groups that Facebook, in a blog post, said posed a "credible threat" to public safety. Facebook said the accounts were "actively promoting violence against civilians, law enforcement, and government officials and institutions."
  • Nurses fight to remove Zuckerberg's name from San Francisco General Hospital where he and his wife donated $75 MILLION

    06/30/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06 30 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan donated $75million to a San Francisco hospital in 2015 It was the single largest contribution by private individuals in support of a public hospital in the U.S. It came with the condition it would be renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital The name change immediately sparked backlash from some medical staff The push to drop Zuckerberg's name increased this week in light of an advertiser boycott of Facebook San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney has joined nurses' calls for the change SNIP
  • Parler on Drudge: MAGA JUMPS TO PARLER AFTER TWITTER BANS...

    06/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 28 | Ari Levy
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched. “It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of...
  • Went Woke, Going Broke – Starbucks Announces Advertising Pause…

    06/28/2020 7:57:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2020 | Sundance
    After positioning their brand in 2015 as the leading indicator of woke credentialing; then reversing course in 2016 on the plan to force racial discussion with every purchase; Starbucks is now announcing a pause in all social media advertising because… well, they don’t want to contribute to hate-speech n’ stuff.
  • Conservatives Are Treated like Second-Class Citizens, and That's Dangerous

    06/27/2020 5:44:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Jun, 2020 | J.B. Shurk
    I have a question. What use is a federal government that refuses to protect our basic constitutional rights? Twitter and Google and Facebook are censoring and demonizing conservative political speech, and nobody does a thing. Democrat mayors and governors are bankrupting American citizens by preventing them from engaging in simple commerce, and they're getting away with it. Street mobs across America are causing millions of dollars in property damage, destroying priceless historical monuments; killing police officers; and targeting random, unlucky citizens based on the color of their skin, and the press cheerlead the madness and defend the murderers and arsonists...
  • Police Chief Forced out After Praising Citizens Armed Against Looters

    06/07/2020 1:32:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 07 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    The police chief of Lowell, Michigan, was forced to resign Thursday after using a Facebook post to praise four citizens who armed themselves to oppose looters. WOOD reports Chief Steven Bukala posted a photo of the four armed citizens and wrote, “So these fine young men called me today. They wanted to exercise their Second Amendment rights and walk down Main Street. They saw what happened in Grand Rapids. They said it’s not going to happen here. We have your backs. I thanked them for letting me know they were in town and to call if they see something.”
  • Lowell (MI) PD Chief Ousted Over Controversial Facebook Post

    06/28/2020 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 26 replies
    Woodtv.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | self
    Lowell PD chief ousted over controversial Facebook post Kent County by: Ken Kolker Posted: Jun 5, 2020 / 12:05 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 5, 2020 / 06:16 PM EDT LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Lowell police chief was forced to resign just days after a controversial Facebook post that supported four young men who had armed themselves against potential protesters. Chief Steven Bukala was told to resign by 5 p.m. Thursday or that he would be fired at 5:01 p.m., according to documents obtained Friday by News 8. He resigned by email.
  • Justice Department’s Antitrust Division And The Securities And Exchange Commission Sign Historic Memorandum Of Understanding

    06/23/2020 1:28:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 22, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Securities and Exchange Commission have signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to foster cooperation and communication between the agencies with the aim of enhancing competition in the securities industry. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division announced the first-ever MOU between the Antitrust Division and the SEC, which was executed with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton before a discussion on equity market structure hosted by MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy this afternoon.“The Antitrust Division and the SEC have prioritized close cooperation with one another in recent years...
  • Project Veritas: Facebook Moderation Aims To “Get The Cheetoh Out Of Office”

    06/23/2020 12:23:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-23-20 | Ed Morrissey
    What lesson can we draw from the latest Project Veritas peek into Facebook’s content moderators? Perhaps the oldest lesson of all — power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Will anyone truly feel surprised to hear these bureaucratic functionaries chortling with glee over their control over other people’s political speech and the imposition of their own agendas over that of Facebook users? “We are essentially in charge of what gets said and what gets stifled,” former moderator Zach McElroy tells James O’Keefe, and it’s very clear that they all know it: In one example, McElroy captured as a screenshot, President...
  • Facebook Plans to Inform 160M Users ‘How to Vote’ in 2020 Election

    06/17/2020 7:49:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/17/2020 | Corrine Weaver
    Facebook launched a new program to incentivize its users in America to vote in the 2020 election. It announced that the platform plans to help 4 million people go out and vote. The move comes amidst massive internal and external pressure on the company to restrict or censor content from President Donald Trump. So far, Facebook has not agreed. “People want accountability, and in a democracy the ultimate way we do that is through voting,” wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an op-ed for USA Today. In a company blog post, VP of Product Management and Social Impact Naomi Gleit wrote,...
  • Is old-fashioned Marxist class warfare at work in America’s media?

    06/17/2020 6:29:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jun, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The fact that America, unlike Europe’s class-based societies, has always had economic mobility, has meant that pure Marxism, which is predicated on class warfare, hasn’t managed to take root here. Instead, America’s hardcore leftists eventually realized that America’s Achilles’ heel isn’t class; it’s race. Using race as the spearpoint, leftists have managed to spur America’s limousine liberals into an orgy of apology. Meanwhile, corporations staffed with indoctrinated college graduates send out virtue-signaling messages backed with big bucks, not just because they’re true believers but in a desperate attempt to buy off looters and McCarthyites. It turns out, though, that there...
  • A vast left-wing conspiracy suppressing conservative voices includes Google, NBC and a shadowy foreign group

    06/17/2020 6:35:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when the progressive media feigned concern over foreign influence on our elections? Now, just months before a critical election, they are conspiring with foreign groups to destroy conservative publications, with the assistance of Google, the most powerful information provider in the history of the world. This tweet from the head of the foreign group shows the mentality at work: CCDH CEO, @Imi_Ahmed: “We take Google at face value when they say #BlackLivesMattters... but right now they are funding hate-filled and conspiracy-filled sites that may have a right to free speech, but they absolutely do not have a right...
  • Foam-Flecked Facebook Freakout: Scarborough's Screaming Anti-Zuckerberg Rant

    06/17/2020 6:44:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough went on a screaming anti-Zuckerberg rant on Wednesday's Morning Joe. The gist, per Scarborough, was that Zuckerberg is insufficiently censoring far-right groups and foreign manipulators on Facebook -- although Scarborough pointedly declined to mention Facebook by name, referring to it only as "Zuckerberg's website". Joe started out calmly, but got increasingly agitated, and ultimately pegged the sound system several times [as at 1:25, 3:50, and 4:35 in the clip]. And the obsessed Scarborough mentioned Zuckerberg by name at least 18 times during the segment. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Biden campaign calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

    06/11/2020 10:49:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Thursday called for Facebook to change its rules about posts from politicians and to strengthen its policies against election-related misinformation. In an open letter from the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the campaign urged Facebook to make changes to the platform's hands-off approach to political speech. The letter calls on Facebook to "proactively stem the tide of false information" by fact-checking election-related material that goes viral. It also urges the social media platform to fact-check political ads two weeks before elections. Facebook has faced intense criticism for...