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  • Brad Parscale: Trump Won After Facebook Employees Taught 2016 Campaign Workers To Micro-Target Ads

    10/08/2017 6:52:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | October 8, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    Brad Parscale told 60 Minutes that Facebook employees worked right alongside the Trump 2016 campaign workers to help President Donald Trump win the presidency. Parscale is Trump’s digital director – and as seen in the below 60 Minutes video, Brad called Facebook the “500-pound gorilla,” taking up 80 percent of the digital budget. Meanwhile, people on Facebook and Twitter are calling it troubling that Parscale spoke of micro-targeted Facebook ads that helped Trump win the presidency. Especially troubling to folks unfamiliar with social media strategizing is the notion that Facebook employees were “embedded” in the Trump 2016 campaign, according to...
  • Parscale denies help from Russia on Trump digital campaign

    06/05/2017 2:18:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Samantha Ehlinger
    San Antonio digital strategist Brad Parscale denied that the work he did on President Donald Trump’s campaign was intertwined “in any way shape or form” with alleged Russian operatives to use social media to influence the election. “Absolutely not,” Parscale said on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday. He emphasized that the Trump campaign got the data it used here in America. “In the United States, we actually have access to some of the best data, and the data we used on this campaign directly came from the Republican National Committee, and what they did after the 2012...
  • State Attorneys General to Launch Big Tech Antitrust Investigation Monday

    09/08/2019 6:14:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | Sean Moran
    State attorneys general will launch one of the largest bipartisan, multi-state antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google on Monday. State attorneys general spanning across dozens of states will announce an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook, and other technology companies at the Supreme Court at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday. The investigation will investigate whether America’s largest technology companies have stifled competition, restricted access, and harmed consumers. A Wall Street Journal report suggested that New York Attorney General Letitia James will lead the investigation into Facebook, while Texas Attorney General Attorneys Ken Paxton will lead the investigation into Google. James said...
  • Facebook censors pro-life group Live Action as 'false news,' cites pro-abortion fact checkers

    09/03/2019 9:06:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/03/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    Facebook is censoring pro-life group Live Action, claiming that its content is "false news" and using two doctors that perform abortions as fact-checkers.The social media giant marked Live Action as “false” for promoting in a video the perspective that abortion is "never medically necessary," a view, the group stressed, that is held by thousands of OB-GYNs across the globe.Live Action said last week it was notified that their page's reach will be reduced for the "repeated sharing of false news."The third-party mechanism that Facebook used last week to determine the group's content was "inaccurate" relied upon the viewpoints of Robyn...
  • The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront

    08/27/2019 8:22:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/27/2019 | By Jeanne Whalen
    SHANGHAI — More than a decade ago, Chinese physicist Pan Jian-Wei returned home from Europe to help oversee research into some of the most important technology of the 21st century. At a conference in Shanghai this summer, Pan and his team offered a rare peek at the work he described as a “revolution.” They spoke of the hacking-resistant communications networks they are building across China, the sensors they are designing to see through smog and around corners, and the prototype computers that may someday smash the computational power of any existing machine. All the gear is based on quantum technology...
  • Exclusive–Hilarie Gamm: Amazon, Google Reap 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreigners over American...

    09/01/2019 6:34:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2019 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Exclusive–Hilarie Gamm: Amazon, Google Reap 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreigners over American Graduates The federal government is helping giant multinational corporations such as Amazon and Google to reap a 15 percent discount every time foreign workers are hired over American college graduates, says Hilarie Gamm, author of Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and The Road Map to Change and co-founder of the American Workers Coalition. During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Gamm explained how the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program provides a tax incentive, and thus a subsidy paid for by U.S. taxpayers, for corporations to...
  • Taylor Swift’s Father Deactivates Facebook Account After Fans Outraged Over His Conservative Memes

    08/24/2019 4:44:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies ^ | 8/22/2019 | Alicia Powe
    Taylor Swift’s father deleted his personal Facebook account after the singer’s fans complained conservative-leaning memes were posted on his page. (snip) “The IRS has returned my tax return to me this year after I apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly… In response to the question, ‘Do you have anyone dependent on you?’ I wrote: ‘9.5 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crack heads, 3.4 million unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons plus 650 idiots in Washington’. The IRS stated the answer I gave was ‘unacceptable!’,” the meme stated. (snip) He also posted a meme mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
  • Trump challenges ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

    08/24/2019 7:32:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/19 | Jessica Campisi
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a case in which President Trump was told he could not legally b lock people on Twitter from seeing his tweets. The DOJ’s Friday court filing requests a rehearing from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which has not yet said whether it will hear the case, CNN reported. In the filing, the DOJ argued that Trump — whose personal Twitter account is not owned by the federal government and which was used by Trump for years prior to taking office — should be able to...
  • Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts on their platforms due to Beijing Anti-Hong Kong protest links

    08/20/2019 8:10:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08/20/2019 | by Simone McCarthy Laurie Chen and Sarah Zheng
    The Hong Kong anti-government protests have now turned into a flashpoint in an information war between China and the US, after American social media giants Twitter and Facebook struck back at what they said was a state-backed disinformation campaign focused on events in the city. Both companies announced on Monday that they had suspended accounts on their platforms they alleged were part of a Chinese government-backed, coordinated campaign. Twitter said the accounts were meant “to sow political discord in Hong Kong”. The San Francisco-based company also announced, in a separate statement, that it would no longer accept advertising dollars from...
  • White House proposal would have FCC and FTC police alleged social media censorship

    08/12/2019 2:21:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies ^ | August 10, 2019 | Brian Fung
    Washington (CNN Business)A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms. Although still in its early stages and subject to change, the Trump administration's draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission...
  • “Flyover Culture” Falls to Facebook’s Partisan Crackdown

    With conservative freedom of speech under attack across social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest, social media giant Facebook has begun directly attacking conservative groups, individuals, and content under the guise of shielding users from false content and hate speech. Carole Quattro Levine, founder of the Facebook-based conservative media site “Flyover Culture,” is among the latest, but not nearly the first victim of Facebook’s crackdown. According to Levine, Facebook’s censorship arose after sites such as her own “stunned the political world in 2016” by empowering like-minded conservatives often overlooked by coastal political elites and mainstream media, and thus ushering...
  • "Space Relations," 1974 SciFi book on sex slavery by Donald Barr, father of William Barr

    08/11/2019 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 11, 2019 | Self
    I was just familiarizing myself with and ran across this interesting tidbit. Any truth to this? Freep on!
  • Young Woman’s Viral Facebook Post Exposes the Destructive Nature of Birth Control

    08/06/2019 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 1, 2019 | Gabriella Patti
    In a now-viral Facebook post from September of 2018, Breana Carlson led with a disclaimer about graphic potentially disturbing information and pictures, before exclaiming, “I genuinely feel like birth control has ruined my life.” Carlson was put on birth control in middle school in order to “regulate her menstrual cycles.” She was prescribed the hormonal contraceptive Junel and, within a couple of months of taking it, her cramps, acne, and heavy bleeding all lightened up. Within a year of starting hormonal birth control, her period stopped completely—also causing her relief. But her mother began to worry. A gynecologist reassured them...
  • Facebook Blocks Gateway Pundit Article on El Paso Shooter’s Progressive Language

    08/05/2019 2:54:52 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday The Gateway Pundit contributor Byron McKeeby pointed out that the shooter was a committed progressive. It is clear from his words that he is a PROGRESSIVE white nationalist – what was once defined as a “Nazi.” This is not to say he’s a Democrat or a Republican, but he is without question a progressive. All you have to do is read his manifesto to see the obvious tell-tale signs. Under his section titled “Economic Reasons” for the attack, the shooter states: “In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty...
  • Five Things President Trump Has Proposed to Stop Mass Shootings

    08/05/2019 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 148 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump addressed the nation Monday morning after two evil cowards carried out separate mass shootings over the weekend. During his remarks, the President called for action and issued a number of proposals and directives. 1) He's calling on the DOJ and FBI to investigate white supremecy and other forms of hate or terrorism on the internet, with help from social media companies.“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America – hatred...
  • Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before they strike’

    08/05/2019 12:06:30 PM PDT · by Pollard · 82 replies
    The Verge ^ | 8/5/2019 | colin lecher
    After two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump said his administration would ask social media companies to develop tools that could detect potential mass shooters. While delivering a speech on the recent violence, Trump said “we must do a better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs,” and he suggested social media companies could develop new ways of catching “red flags.” “I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partnership with local state and federal agencies, as well as social media companies, to develop tools that can detect mass shooters...
  • Pinterest And Twitter Are Trying To Censor Live Action, A Pro-Life Group

    08/03/2019 8:53:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 12, 2019 | Holly Scheer
    Lila Rose, president of Live Action, was in the White House on Thursday to talk about censorship and Big Tech’s attempts to mute the spread of pro-life information with President Donald Trump. Live Action, one of the pro-life movement’s biggest and most influential companies, has run into issues across social media. They’re well known for their videos describing abortion procedures, undercover clinic videos in Planned Parenthood locations, and other materials that support a pro-life worldview. Pinterest removed its account and, when other users attempt to pin content from the organization, the content is placed on the same lists as pornographic...
  • Google’s Dictionary Supplies Biased Terms, Calls Patriots ‘Xenophobes’

    08/03/2019 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | August 3, 2019 | Mark Meckler
    We’ve all looked up a word to find out its definition, but some of the political terms on Google’s “dictionary” are biased and could have long term implications for our nation’s political future.If you look up the word “conservative,” for example, you get these acceptable synonyms: traditionalist, conventional, orthodox, stable, prudent, and old-fashioned.  But these are also accompanied by these rather unflattering words: dyed-in-the-wool, unchanging, hidebound, timid, unadventurous, unenterprising, and set in one's ways, and stick in the mud.Terms associated with leftist politics did not have such condescending synonyms. The word “progressive” was described as modern, liberal, advanced, forward-looking, forward-thinking, go-ahead, enlightened, enterprising,...
  • Google wants Trump to lose in 2020, former engineer for tech giant says: 'That's their agenda'

    08/03/2019 3:57:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2019 | Victor Garcia
    A former Google engineer who claims he has been blacklisted by the tech giant says he believes the company will try to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. "They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That’s their agenda," Kevin Cernekee said Friday on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "They have very biased people running every level of the company," Cernekee continued. "They have quite a bit of control over the political process. That’s something we should really worry about."
  • BREAKING: Apple News bans LifeSite without warning: says it ‘shows intolerance’

    08/01/2019 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2019 | Life Site News
    July 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A little over one week ago, Apple approved LifeSiteNews’ application to publish our news on their Apple News platform. Today, without warning, Apple News abruptly reversed course, telling LifeSite that they had deleted our channel and all of our content from their platform. Apple claimed that LifeSite’s channel “didn't comply with our Apple News guidelines.” Specifically, they stated that LifeSite’s “[c]hannel content shows intolerance towards a specific group.” Apple’s e-mail provided no details about which content they deemed offensive, or which “specific group” LifeSite’s content allegedly showed intolerance towards. LifeSite has reached out to Apple...