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  • Domestic Terrorist Now Using ‘Lawfare’? Convicted Felon Kimberlin’s 501(c)3 Raised $1.8 Million

    05/20/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 19, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Federal tax forms filed by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit Justice Through Music Project (JTMP) show that the 501(c)3 group collected $1.8 million in gifts, grants and other contributions during its first six years of operation. An analysis using database research indicates that more than $300,000 of that sum came in the form of grants from tax-exempt foundations, including the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Barbara Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation, connected to Democrat Sen. John Kerry’s wife. Convicted of multiple federal felonies in connection with a string of 1978 bombings...
  • Facebook seeing increased misinformation ahead of 2020: study

    11/06/2019 11:36:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Marty Johnson
    The number of fake political news stories on Facebook has surged as the 2020 presidential race heats up, according to Avaaz, a global advocacy group that tracks misinformation. The group, which released its findings on the issue Wednesday, looked at the 100 most-viral fake political stories on Facebook in 2019. In total, those 100 stories were posted more than 2.3 million times and grossed an estimated 158.9 million views. For comparison, just under 140 million Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election. According to Avaaz's report, fake news stories that went against Democrats and liberals made up 62 percent of...
  • Sorry, Congress. Facebook Can’t Fix Stupid

    10/30/2019 9:21:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bob Barr
    In the not too distant past, most adults realized that not everything one saw on the internet or on social media was to be taken as true. Today, however, what used to be a sarcastic phrase – “I saw it on the internet so it must be true” – is taken quite literally, regardless of the online source for such information; especially if it confirms our existing opinions and beliefs. This reflects a deep-seated cultural problem far beyond the ken of the Congress to solve; yet, of course, they try. And, as is par for the congressional course, they are...
  • Conservatives Need To Take On Big Tech Now

    10/17/2019 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | Mike Davis
    There is growing and bipartisan alarm among Americans about the “bad acts” of Big Tech companies. For far too long, Big Tech has gotten away with profiting from human trafficking, revenge-porn, the opioid epidemic and drug addiction, terrorism, and other forms of human misery, while engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses, and anticompetitive conduct. Big Tech has engaged in this deplorable conduct largely free from any real oversight from Republicans or Democrats in Washington. That’s not surprising, especially if you understand the ways of the DC Swamp. Big Tech is “feeding chickens”...
  • Trump joins Twitch platform

    10/11/2019 9:12:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/19 | Rachel Frazin
    President Trump recently joined the video streaming platform Twitch, live-streaming his Thursday night rally on the Amazon-owned site. Presidential contenders and politicians have been using the platform over the past several months, live-streaming Q&As and informal conversations to audiences of tens of thousands. Trump's Twitch account had nearly 47,000 followers as of Friday morning. The page indicates that his Minneapolis rally had more than 40,000 views as of Friday, and that his campaign plans to broadcast his rally next week in Dallas. Trump also plans to hold a rally in Louisiana later on Friday. The president is known for his...
  • Why Drudge Changed <-- So we can quit posting all the inane what happened to Drudge posts.

    10/04/2019 1:10:07 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 128 replies
    Twitter | Ron Coleman
  • Twitter Took Down Trump's Nickelback Post Attacking Joe Biden

    10/03/2019 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    BI ^ | 10/03
    Twitter took down a meme tweeted by President Donald Trump, in which the music video for Nickelback's hit 2005 song "Photograph" was edited to attack former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump tweeted the clip Wednesday. At the moment where singer Chad Kroeger holds up a photo frame, the image was edited to show Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and a Ukrainian gas company board member, seeming to cast doubt on assertions by Biden that he never spoke to Hunter about his business overseas.
  • DNC accuses Facebook of allowing Trump 'to mislead the American people'

    10/01/2019 11:41:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Justin Wise
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is accusing Facebook of allowing President Trump to "mislead the American people" without facing any consequences. DNC CEO Seema Nanda made the allegations in a Tuesday interview with CNN just a week after the tech giant announced that it would not remove posts or advertisements from politicians if they happen to violate the company's community rules. Nanda told CNN that Facebook's move will allow Trump to "mislead the American people on their platform unimpeded." "We know that Trump has an utter disregard for the truth," she said. "Social media platforms have a responsibility to protect...
  • Some tech CEOs eyed as untrustworthy but certain companies are still favored

    09/23/2019 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | September 19, 2019, 6:34 AM PST | by Lance Whitney
    Tech moguls Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos all scored on the bottom half of the scale for trustworthiness, according to analysis conducted by global brand consultancy Landor. The CEOs of major tech companies face an interesting and challenging public perception. They can sometimes seem like celebrities, generating a certain buzz and excitement among people. But business scandals and other issues can prompt that same public to see them as untrustworthy. A study by consultancy group Landor looks at some top tech moguls and their companies to learn how consumers view them. . . . Among the tech moguls...
  • Ted Cruz throws support behind Steven Crowder: 'YouTube is not the Star Chamber'

    06/06/2019 8:31:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/19 | Joe Concha
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) threw his support behind Stephen Crowder on Thursday, calling YouTube decision's to no longer permit the conservative commentator, who has been accused of online harassment, to profit from his videos "ridiculous." "YouTube is not the Star Chamber — stop playing God & silencing those voices you disagree with. This will not end well," wrote Cruz to his 3.3 million followers. In a subsequent tweet, Cruz broached provocative comments made by TBS's Samantha Bee and actor Jim Carrey as examples of what he says is a double standard. "This is nuts. YouTube needs to explain why @scrowder...
  • There Is Only One Solution To Social Media Deplatforming,

    05/06/2019 3:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Facebook and Instagram took the extraordinary step last week of banning several “far right” commentators and one left-wing anti-Semite (yeah, that was news to The Washington Post) from their platforms entirely. It was the latest in a series of moves over the past several months and years designed to curb what the platforms’ liberal management and ownership see as “dangerous,” albeit not illegal, speech.Before Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and Milo, it was key “alt-right” figures like Jared Taylor, David Duke and Richard Spencer being purged from various platforms. Next, will it be religious groups that oppose gay marriage, anti-illegal immigration...
  • Twitter Shadow Bans Michael Savage and You Might Be Next

    04/24/2019 7:43:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:10 PM | By Michael Savage
    The following article was written by Amanda Metzger, a MichaelSavage.com contributor. Throughout history many truth tellers have been pushed into the shadows. Sometimes they are the voice of the voiceless and the authorities would prefer the vox populi remain silent. Ironically, the ones pulling the strings seem to dwell in the darkness of the shadows as well. You can’t see them, but you can feel their power. Shadow banning on Twitter is a tricky practice in which a user’s content suddenly disappears from news feeds and becomes less prominent, even in the feeds of their most dedicated followers. It’s stealth....
  • Facebook suffers the most severe outage in its history

    03/13/2019 5:28:39 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 42 replies
    Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users - compared to around 2.3bn monthly users today. Facebook's main product, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. The cause of the interruption has not yet been made public. "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps," Facebook said in a statement. "We're working to resolve the issue...
  • .@YouTube has restricted the latest episode of The Candace Owens Show.

    03/12/2019 5:38:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 11 March 2019 | PragerU
    Two black people discussing the issues facing the black community is something young people are supposed to be protected from? Why would YouTube put this in restricted mode?
  • YouTube announces it will no longer recommend conspiracy videos

    02/11/2019 12:22:36 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-10-2019 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that "come close to" violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos. On Saturday, a former engineer for Google, YouTube's parent company, hailed the move as a "historic victory." The original blog post from YouTube, published on Jan. 25, said that videos the site recommends, usually after a user has viewed one video, would no longer lead just to similar videos and instead would "pull in recommendations from a wider set of topics." For example, if one person watches one video showing the recipe for snickerdoodles, they...
  • Another Media Bombshell Turns Out To Be A Dud

    01/20/2019 5:15:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Journalism is dead. It wasn’t murder, or old age, it was suicide. Journalism died after drinking a cocktail of contempt, arrogance, ignorance, and enough narrative to kill a whale. Its corpse rolls on, meeting deadlines, publishing stories, and forming cable news panels continuing to extol the virtues of the poisons that killed it. They deserve your skepticism and your contempt.The latest nail in the media’s credibility coffin landed Friday night. It was a bombshell story that declared, “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according...
  • Facebook Has Officially Lost The Public's Trust

    12/21/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Out of the major tech companies, people trust Facebook the least with their personal information. Amazon and Twitter come in a distant second and third, with 8 percent of people saying they trust these companies the least with their personal information. As Statista’s Sarah Feldman shows below, five times more people place Facebook as the least trustworthy company to handle their personal information when compared to Amazon and Twitter.Infographic: Facebook Loses the Public's Trust | Statista Reports recently revealed that Facebook had hired a communications firm to do opposition research against George Soros to traffic anti-Semitic attacks against the progressive...
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook, Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over conservative censorship

    09/05/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 04, 2018 | Julia Limitone
    Social Media and search giants are being hit with a class-action lawsuit from a pro-Trump group who claims that they conspired against Conservatives. Freedom Watch, which promotes right to privacy among other causes, claims that Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple violated antitrust laws. “Our YouTube account on Google never gets above 49 thousand,” said Larry Klayman, the group’s founder, during an interview on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. “It goes up, it goes down. That’s been going on for about six months,” he claimed while adding that other conservative groups and interests are also experiencing the same issues....
  • Trump Jr. says he'd back a new conservative version of Facebook

    08/30/2018 7:30:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Megan Keller
    Donald Trump Jr. said in a new interview that he would back a conservative version of Facebook. “I’d love to do it. But what I prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it,” Trump Jr. told Axios when asked if President Trump’s 2020 campaign might create such a platform. “And then I'd help promote the platform and be all over that.” Trump Jr.’s comments come on the heels of a report from The New York Times that more than 100 Facebook employees are forming a group to challenge what the group’s founder, senior...
  • Soros Buys Millions in Facebook, Twitter Stocks After Bashing Tech Companies......

    08/28/2018 5:47:48 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 8/28/2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Liberal billionaire George Soros drastically increased his shares in a handful of tech companies.....Soros made the large stock purchases during the second quarter through Soros Fund Management, the financier's New York City-based investment firm. The purchases include 159,200 shares in Facebook (valued at $31 million), 250,000 shares in Twitter (valued at $11 million), and 54,500 shares in Apple (valued at $10 million), Security and Exchange Commission filings show.....Soros additionally reported 12,400 shares in Alphabet, Google's parent company, valued at $14 million. However, the shares in Alphabet decreased by $12 million from the previous quarter. The bets are also in stark...