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  • Trump touches orb in Saudi, lights up internet

    05/22/2017 9:51:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2017 | Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    Saudi Arabia rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on his inaugural overseas trip, but a moment involving a glowing orb had observers scratching their heads. Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday alongside his host, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency. As the lights dimmed, the three leaders officially "activated" the new center by placing their hands on an illuminated globe as a four-minute introduction video displayed on large screens behind them, according to local media.
  • News that ‘the crash that killed Tucker Carlson was no accident’ was no mistake … it was fake

    05/14/2017 7:41:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 14, 2017 | Tom Tillison
    In a story that encapsulates just how reckless social media can be in disseminating fake news — and how gullible people can be — a false report that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was killed in a car crash swept across Facebook. A fake news site claimed Tucker “succumbed to his injuries and died overnight after being hit head-on while driving home,” according to The Inquisitr. …and the death hoax was shared on Facebook more than 16K times overall.
  • 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...
  • 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative [social-media debaters] Use To Silence You

    04/19/2017 9:07:21 AM PDT · by dangus · 53 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | 2016-06-30 | Shahida Arabi
    Original title: 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You Toxic people such as malignant narcissists, psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that ultimately exploit, demean and hurt their intimate partners, family members and friends. They use a plethora of diversionary tactics that distort the reality of their victims and deflect responsibility. Although those who are not narcissistic can employ these tactics as well, abusive narcissists use these to an excessive extent in an effort to escape accountability for their actions. Here are the 20 diversionary tactics toxic people...
  • 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...
  • United Airline Jokes Are Now All Over Social Media ... Here Are Some of the Funniest.

    04/17/2017 8:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Various Social Media Sites | 04/17/2017
    Breaking News: Trump sends free airline ticket to Kim Jong-un to discuss nuclear weapons program
  • How the United Passenger Suckered Us

    04/15/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 406 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/16 | Michael Fumento
    But part of the phenomenon long precedes YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and social media dictating the news. It's the American cult of victimization You’ve been snookered folks! By that poor elderly doctor who was involuntarily dragged from his seat, had his face smashed in, and was beaten unconscious by the evil airport security at the behest of United Airlines. Because there’s no evidence any of that was true. It was in fact a premeditated temper tantrum gone viral, comprising one 69-year-old Vietnamese-American David Dao, a medical doctor who lost his license, planning a lawsuit from the moment United first politely asked...
  • Social Media Has Become the Playground of the Devil

    04/02/2017 7:56:43 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 2, 2017 | JP
    A sexually explicit video of a high school girl in La Porte, Indiana was posted this past week on Facebook Live and other social media. Authorities suspect the underage girl was coerced into making the video in response to a “sextortion” threat. This is but the latest shocking example of social media’s role in coarsening our culture. It no longer is enough for the unredeemed to commit unspeakable acts; they also feel compelled – demonically so – to memorialize their grave sins against God on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, LiveMe.com and other such online platforms. That includes Derek Medina, a...
  • FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites

    03/20/2017 8:23:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused by the FBI of ordering a campaign...
  • Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

    03/20/2017 2:08:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    In an article for the Washington Examiner last week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional. “Most Americans know they can speak their mind in the public square, thanks to the First Amendment. Speech on social media, however, can be censored because private companies own those cyber spaces,” wrote Grabowski on Tuesday. “But a recent Supreme Court oral argument suggests Twitter’s practice of banning controversial right-wing pundits could be deemed illegal.” Grabowski explained how the internet is now the popular public square, and how legally it should be treated as such. Driving the...
  • 1984 vs. 2017: It Wasn’t Meant to be an Instruction Manual!

    03/14/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    There appears to be a persistent popularity among those that strive to avoid the machinations of the MSM of George Orwell’s novel 1984. It fits in well with those that distrust the “Big State” and who prize personal freedom above all else. And although it is studied in many schools across the world, the lessons and warnings that we can take from it are being largely ignored. Supposed freethinkers and “Liberals” are actively engaged in practices that have almost exact parallels with Orwell’s dystopian classic. This is essentially a list of parallels that those familiar with the book will likely...
  • Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won (They knew beforehand)

    03/11/2017 11:34:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Science Bulletin ^ | March 10, 2017
    Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers–enabled by machine learning and other data science tools–offers tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did. “We wanted to understand how each of the candidate’s campaigns evolved, and be able to explain why someone won or lost,” says Luo, an associate professor of computer science. Luo and Wang, a dual PhD candidate in political and computer science, summarized their findings in eight papers during the course...
  • #DayWithoutAWoman: Hillary Urges Followers To “Resist” On Int’l Women’s Day + H’wood Support

    03/08/2017 6:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 8, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Six months ago Hillary Clinton probably assumed she would be celebrating today’s International Women’s Day as America’s first female President of the United States. Well that didn’t happen, but now the ex-Secretary of State has taken to social media on A Day Without a Woman to spread a message that makes the fairly reticent, defeated candidate sound a lot like a leader in a resistance. “There’s a lot to fight for, Planned Parenthood, education, healthcare, jobs,” Clinton said this afternoon on the recently IPO’d Snapchat. “Every issue is a women’s issue. So stand up, resist, run for...
  • Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber-stalking

    03/03/2017 11:28:16 AM PST · by Enchante · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2017 | Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
    New York (CNN)A former reporter who was fired for fabricating sources was arrested Friday and accused of making some of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions that have so rattled Jews recently.... ...Juan Thompson, 31, was charged with one count of cyber-stalking for making at least eight threats as part of an attempt to intimidate a particular person after their romantic relationship ended, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges Thompson had emailed and phoned in threats to the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish institutions. Some of those threats mentioned a...
  • U-M Course Aims To Help Students Spot ‘Fake News’

    02/20/2017 7:23:35 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | February 16, 2017 5:20 PM | Staff
    One of the course designers, Doreen Bradley, director of learning programs and initiatives at the U-M Library, says misinformation, disinformation, half-truths and propaganda have always been around, but are these days so readily sharable that students encounter a much greater volume than ever before. Students taking the class will: •Learn how to find trusted sources of statistics. •Be challenged to confront their own biases. •Consider how their opinions, and the opinions of others, can affect the interpretation of news items. •Practice dissecting a news graph in order to understand the message that graph is trying to convey. •Assess how their...
  • GovTech Social UNConference

    02/17/2017 5:58:36 PM PST · by spintreebob · 1 replies
    Govtech.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Dustin Haisler
    The GovTech Social Unconference is heading to Atlanta, Georgia! On March 14-15th, join your fellow communicators to share stories and ideas from the trenches of government social media, gain insight from local leaders in the field, meet the hosts of the GovTech Social Podcast and participate in a live recording of the latest episode. Attendance is limited, so get your ticket now. What is an Unconference? We call this the GovTech Social “Unconference” because it is self-organizing and empowers YOU, as a participant, to help create the agenda. Eight sessions in this unconference will be dedicated to the topics, stories,...
  • Tennessee substitute teacher: 'The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter'

    02/09/2017 6:27:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    WZTV ^ | 2/9/17 | Kaylin Searles
    Rutherford County Schools said a substitute teacher will no longer be working in the school district after he was accused of posting “inappropriate, threatening” comments on social media regarding President Donald Trump.Rutherford County Schools received several messages about David Colin on Wednesday. Colin is accused of posting on Facebook, “the only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter,” on Facebook Nov. 9 at 9:29 a.m.Colin is not employed by RCS, but is contracted through PESG. The schools said Colin is no longer permitted to work in the district. The school district has notified PESG about Colin. The contractor indicted...
  • The Social Media Hive Mind

    02/05/2017 6:54:39 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 7 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | February 4, 2017 | Scott Adams
    I no longer have freedom of expression in the way that most of you still do because the social media platforms throttle my ideas. And you know why this isn’t the biggest story in the world? LOOK OVER THERE! IT’S HITLER!
  • Celebrities Bullying Trump Voters (vanity)

    01/28/2017 9:07:15 PM PST · by xenias · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/28/17 | Self
    I've noticed that a lot of celebrities use social media to vilify Trump voters, & it's getting frustrating. Millions of people hang on their every word, and the celebrities push this narrative that we're all racist, uneducated, fools. Twitter is an especially infuriating place for propaganda from celebrities. When someone from our side expresses himself or herself, it's common for celebrities to weaponize their fans to bully that person.Here's a minor example of a celebrity using his twitter to target Trump voters. It's an actor/comedian named Jemaine Clement. He mocks & retweets Trump voters, fully aware that when he does,...
  • Fall of the Fake News Crusade

    01/18/2017 6:39:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    The news media is just another arm of a politicized entertainment industry The Fake News crusade began with BuzzFeed, more than any other member of the media, and it deservedly ends there. It began with BuzzFeed faking news to kick off a crusade against Fake News. The fake news that BuzzFeed faked was about the threat of Fake News. The numbers were wrong. But that didn’t stop BuzzFeed from warning that what it called Fake News was beating real news. And that’s probably true. BuzzFeed’s discredited Trump dossier story outperformed the NBC story discrediting it.