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  • Cancel Pastor Chris Hodges? Church of the Highlands faces social media firestorm

    07/05/2020 2:56:00 PM PDT · by justme4now · 14 replies ^ | Jun 14, 2020 | Greg Garrison
    Now, questions over Hodges’ support of Trump and social media affinity for Kirk have aroused suspicion. “Some people think it’s deep in his heart,” said the Rev. Gwen Webb, who took part in Birmingham civil rights marches in 1963 and is now associate pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in west Birmingham. “If they allowed them to continue to meet there (at Parker and Woodlawn), there was going to be a lot of hostility. We really don’t need any more negative pushback in the city. Negative things bring negative consequences.”
  • Coca-Cola pauses advertising on all social media platforms globally

    06/26/2020 4:15:47 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 83 replies
    Coca-Cola on Friday announced it will be pausing paid advertising on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days. The company clarified it was not joining the official boycott, but said “we are pausing.” “There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on social media,”
  • How Twitter Censoring President Trump Over His 'They're After You' Tweet Pretty Much Proves His Point

    07/02/2020 7:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2020 | Matt Vespa
    President Trump has been censored yet again, and the tweet pretty much proves his point about the nature of the bias against him. In a tweet he’s shared before, it shows a black and white picture of the president with the caption “in reality, they’re not after me. They’re after you.” You’ve probably seen this meme. It strikes at the heart of his drain the swamp mentality and the bias lobbed against him. He’s not a politician. He’s a bull in a china closet and he likes it. He wants to disrupt DC and his enemies will do all they...
  • Social Credit Score Is In America: Visa Blacklisted My Business and My Family for Building Gab

    07/01/2020 9:46:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Gab ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Torba
    As many of you already know we learned last week that Visa blacklisted Gab and we are now unable to process credit and debit card transactions. We learned more information this week and I think it’s important that I share it as a warning for others. It’s not just Gab that is blacklisted. It’s also my family. In China there is something called the Social Credit System, which was developed by the Communist Chinese Party as a “national reputation system.” This system tracks the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and organizations. “Trustworthiness” here means total and complete submission to the Chinese...
  • Social Media Censorship: The Crack Down Begins 6 Months Before Election

    06/30/2020 1:23:57 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 30th | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) - YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against "supremacist" content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on hateful rhetoric. "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," YouTube said in response to an AFP inquiry about the move. Since updating guidelines a year ago to better address supremacist content, YouTube saw a fivefold spike in...
  • ‘Wuhan Diary’ Documents Anger, Despair, And Hope From A City In Lockdown

    06/29/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/29/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    A writer friend of mine once told me “writing is therapeutic.” As one of the more than 11 million residents locked down in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese writer Fang Fang probably felt the same way when she decided to record her experiences online daily during the lockdown.She started posting entries on Jan. 25, two days after the Chinese government quarantined Wuhan and several nearby cities with a total population of 60 million. She entered her last entry on April 8, when the lockdown was formally lifted. These entries have now become a new book, titled...
  • Comedy writer permanently banned from Twitter for saying "men aren't women"

    06/28/2020 12:48:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies ^ | Jun 28th, 2020 9:19 am | Adam Ford
    rish comedy writer Graham Linehan has been permanently banned from Twitter after he tweeted "men aren't women tho" in response to a tweet by a women's group wishing men who identify as women a happy Pride Month. Lineman, who had hundreds of thousands of followers on the social network, is the creator or co-creator of the sitcoms Father Ted, Black Books, and The IT Crowd. Twitter said Linehan "has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation."
  • HANNITY Just joined Parler!

    06/28/2020 11:50:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28th June | Sean Hannity
    @seanhannity Come join the conversation at @parler_app just joined using the same name, @seanhannity
  • Rick Scott: Social Media Platforms Will ‘Lose Their Immunity if They Don’t Change’

    06/27/2020 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Drastic · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) predicted that if large social media platforms “continue to pick and choose,” “do exactly what they’re doing, where they go after conservative sites,” and don’t change their ways and act in a more politically neutral manner, “they’re going to lose their immunity” under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, “It’s just a matter of time.” Host Hugh Hewitt asked, “Do you believe these large social media platforms ought to have the protections of Section 230, that they ought to be treated as bulletin boards as opposed to publishers? Because I...
  • Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as companies drop ads Facebook shares dropped 8.3% on Friday

    06/27/2020 1:21:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    Foxnew ^ | 6-27-20 | Audrey Conklin
    Facebook shares dropped 8.3 percent on Friday, eliminating $56 billion from the company's market value, after British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever joined a number of other big brands in pulling its advertisements from the site, according to Bloomberg. Zuckerberg now ranks at No. 4 on the index with a net worth of $82.3 billion, behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault. COCA-COLA PAUSES PAID ADVERTISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Companies ranging from Verizon to Ben & Jerry's to The North Face are pulling ads from Facebook and Instagram...
  • As Twitter Users Bail, Media Predictably Starts Attacking Parler

    06/26/2020 8:50:17 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 79 replies
    Conservatives and free speech supporters are increasingly becoming sick of the tech tyranny coming from companies such as Twitter, which keep censoring and suspending people’s accounts when they don’t tow the Leftist line. As such, the popularity of Parler, a new alternative which welcomes all viewpoints, has been skyrocketing in the last few weeks. The newest big-name addition came in the last few hours, as Senator Ted Cruz announced he’d be moving over to Parler, advocating ending Silicon Valley censorship and promoting free speech.
  • The Great Awakening: Tidal Wave of Social Media Users Exit Twitter for Free Speech Alternative, Parler

    06/26/2020 7:19:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/26/2020 | BY CARMINE SABIA JR.
    The empire of Rome was destroyed from within and the empire of Twitter is falling in the same way. The social media giant has caused a tidal wave of an exodus to its more conservative competitor Parler after it deleted two popular conservative accounts and began adding disclaimers to the tweets of President Donald Trump. This week alone, according to analytics researched by Mediate, around a half a million people have migrated to Parler.The increase brings the total number of accounts on the platform, which was co-founded in 2018 by John Matze and Jared Thomson, to 1.5 million.“Parler is a...
  • CONFIRMED: Facebook Senior HR Business Partner Leslie Brown FIRED following Project Veritas video!

    06/25/2020 3:58:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 25 2020 | vtvoultex
  • Nikki Haley: ‘Censorship by tech companies ... violates spirit of the law&1st Amend.But more regulation would go too far In other direction’

    06/25/2020 11:09:05 AM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Nikki Haley Twitter ^ | June 25 2020 | Nikki Haley
    “Censorship by tech companies, esp censorship of conservative opinions,violates the spirit of the law & the 1st Amendment.But more regulation would go too far in the other direction,putting bureaucrats & lawyers in control of what gets said online. Either way, free speech loses.“
  • Twitter’s Brazen 2020 Election Interference Will Eventually End In Banning Trump

    06/25/2020 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 25, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    TwitterÂ’s policies about misleading tweets and abusive behavior are deeply cynical and designed merely to censor speech Jack Dorsey doesnÂ’t like. It seems clear now that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is going to ban President Donald Trump. ItÂ’s just a matter of when.Dorsey will come up with a pretext, however absurd or cynical, as part of TwitterÂ’s ongoing efforts to interfere in the 2020 election. It will probably consist of a charge that Trump has had one too many violations of some entirely subjective and impossible-to-define Twitter policy on abusive or harmful speech.We got another preview of what that might...
  • Social Media Has An Unexpected Surprise Coming, Thanks To Trump

    06/22/2020 12:27:31 PM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    National Insiders ^ | June 22, 2020 | Staff
    [snip] Don’t believe the pathetic mainstream media. What Trump accomplished in just his first term is staggering. I could fill an entire article going over the landmark achievements, but it would only scratch the surface. Trump slashed regulations and taxes. He’s appointed nearly 300 conservative federal judges. He’s negotiated new trade deals with Mexico, Canada, China and more. He’s reformed our prison system. And he’s ended our endless wars overseas (while defeating ISIS). Again, that’s just for starters. When Trump leaves office at the end of his second term, we won’t recognize this country. For the better. He will dismantle...
  • Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

    06/17/2020 3:07:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 17, 2020
    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election. In a piece written for USA Today newspaper, he also says he hopes to help four million Americans sign up as new voters. Facebook has faced heavy criticism for allowing adverts from politicians that contain false information. Rival social platform Twitter banned political advertising last October. “For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you -- so we’re also introducing the ability...
  • Facebook hopes to help millions of Americans register to vote

    06/17/2020 2:54:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | June 17, 2020
    San Francisco (AFP) -- Facebook said Tuesday it plans to help four million Americans register to vote, and insists it can be a positive force in the presidential election later this year. The move comes amid renewed scrutiny of the social media giant for failing to stem foreign interference in the 2016 US election, and after heated debate over how the network handles misinformation and inflammatory posts -- including from Donald Trump. Mark Zuckerberg has been strongly criticized for his company's decision to not moderate controversial, incendiary and inaccurate posts by US President. Zuckerberg, in an opinion piece published by...
  • Social media posts help feds arrest those committing violence at Floyd protests

    06/16/2020 5:25:12 PM PDT · by Taxman · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/04/20 | Pete Williams
    The Justice Department is urging U.S. attorneys nationwide to use federal courts — where more serious charges are available — to prosecute people suspected of violence or property damage during the protests over George Floyd's death. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that federal agents have arrested 51 people for acts of violence since the protests began. The U.S. Marshals service said 21 federal courthouses have been damaged in 15 states, and the ATF said it was investigating 847 separate cases of arson and 76 incidents involving explosives. Investigators said social media photos and videos have led to some of...
  • (Vanity?) NextDoor Pontificates

    06/12/2020 10:21:48 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    NextDoor | 6/12/20 | Sarah Friar (CEO NextDoor
    (From NextDoor CEO) Neighbors, Let me say it unequivocally: Racism has no place on Nextdoor. First, I want to express my outrage and sadness for those who have been hurt by the legacy of racism in the United States. I am heartbroken for those experiencing loss and grief right now. Recent events have acutely exposed that some of the behavior we see on our platform is not at all in line with our values as a company. We’ve heard from many Black neighbors that they do not feel welcome and respected. For this, we are sorry. This, we must change....