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  • Netanyahu pollster: Obama role in election larger than reported - Flashback

    02/17/2018 1:59:21 PM PST · by volunbeer · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama's role during the Israeli elections was larger than reported, according to a pollster for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. "What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," John McLaughlin, a Republican strategist, said in an interview on John Catsimatidis's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York. "There was money moving that included taxpayer U.S. dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions...
  • NY top court says 'private' Facebook photos can be disclosed

    02/13/2018 11:17:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Jonathan Stempel
    New York state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook users may be required to turn over photos and other information that are relevant to litigation, even if they are shielded by “privacy” settings. By a 7-0 vote, the Court of Appeals reinstated a trial judge’s ruling requiring a Manhattan woman who was disabled in a horse riding accident to turn over to the defendant horse owner an array of photos taken before and after her injuries. Noting “significant controversy” over what information on Facebook deserves privacy protection, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said it is appropriate to require disclosure of...
  • Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey

    02/12/2018 6:24:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.afp.com ^ | 02/12/2018 | Staff
    With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than Facebook-owned Instagram. Facebook is still growing in the US market, according to research firm, mainly due to increases in usage by older age groups. The report is the latest to highlight Facebook's problem with attracting and keeping young people, who have long been a core user base for the world's biggest social network. The...
  • [From 2013] DOJ: We don't need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats

    02/03/2018 6:25:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/8/2013 | Declan McCullough
    The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI believe they don't need a search warrant to review Americans' e-mails, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and other private files, internal documents reveal. Government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union and provided to CNET show a split over electronic privacy rights within the Obama administration, with Justice Department prosecutors and investigators privately insisting they're not legally required to obtain search warrants for e-mail. The IRS, on the other hand, publicly said last month that it would abandon a controversial policy that claimed it could get warrantless access to e-mail correspondence....
  • The Urgent Case for Legislation against Facebook and Google

    01/30/2018 11:00:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Having been one of the early targets of social media censorship on Facebook, YouTube et al, I have advocated for anti-trust action against these bullying behemoths. It is good to see establishment outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and National Review coming to the same conclusion, or at least asking the same questions. Just this week, Facebook launched its latest of many attacks on my news site, the Geller Report. It labeled my site as "spam" and removed every Geller Report post -- thousands upon thousands of them, going back years – from Facebook. It also blocked any Facebook...
  • Public trust in Facebook and Twitter has fallen to new low, study finds

    01/22/2018 9:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 8:37AM
    Trust in social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter has reached a new low, a major credibility survey has warned, over concerns they do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites. Most people think the online companies are not regulated enough (64 percent) and lack transparency (63 percent), according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Just over half (57 percent) believe social media firms take advantage of users’ loneliness, and 62 percent think they are selling people’s data without their knowledge. A third (34 percent) do not think social media...
  • REVERSING THE DAMAGE DONE BY CHAIRMAN BARACK

    01/19/2018 7:12:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    barbwire ^ | 18 January, 2018 | Cliff Kincaid
    Friday’s March for Life, 45 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand, demonstrates how difficult it is to reverse the effects of evil decisions and policies. The fact that complete victory is not immediately at hand does not cause true believers to give up the fight. That’s why thousands will turn out for the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Overturning Marxist or “progressive” policies is a difficult challenge when much of the media and even some prominent members of your own political party are against you. But the economic and financial turnaround under President Trump has already...
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/20/2018 11:35:38 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Social media IS the new public square. It’s the place you go when you want to reach out and find an audience. …….Except Facebook has for all intents and purposes announced that it’s killing off pages. So much for having a conservative voice there. As James O’Keefe just revealed in his latest sting, Twitter felt comfortable banning pro-Trump accounts and one of his unwitting sources said, “Yeah you look for Trump, or America, and you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck. Then you look and parse all the messages, all the pictures, and then you look for...
  • The Trillion-dollar Chameleon

    01/18/2018 8:20:13 AM PST · by mairdie · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson Victor Davis Hanson
    Twenty years ago, no one had heard of either Facebook or Google, neither of which existed yet. For that matter, no one knew much about social media or search engines in general. Cellphones were still simply mobile, small and expensive telephones. There was no concept of a phone as a handheld computer. Today, five companies -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google's parent company) -- have a collective worth of more than $3 trillion. Yet such transnational companies remain mostly exempt from the sort of regulations and accountability faced by most other industries.
  • Fake News Redux courtesy of Social Media Giant Google

    01/12/2018 9:49:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Judi McLeod
    But all powerful or not, social media giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter--not even with all their significant might--could get Hillary Clinton elected as president, but instead blame Fake News on their abysmal failure Smearing Conservative news sites as the chief purveyors of “Fake News” is a strictly feminist creation. Calling out Conservative publications as Fake News took rise in the immediate aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s stunning, historic and impossible-to-accept loss to Donald Trump. Left in exile by the outcome of Election 2016, the Democrats moved with lightning speed to drop the Fake News smear on the doorstep of Conservative...
  • Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more 'meaningful'

    01/11/2018 8:56:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2018 11:39 PM EST | Barbara Ortutay
    Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful” in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content. Facebook has said before that it will emphasize personal connections over business pages and celebrities that people follow. But the latest move represents a major shift, one intended to highlight the posts users are most likely to engage with rather than passively consume.The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result. The changes come as the company faces criticism that social media can...
  • Eagles quarterback defends hunting pic after criticism: ‘When you love something, you talk about it’

    01/04/2018 2:59:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/03/2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz defended his passion of hunting on Monday after critics said a photo of his dog sitting behind a row of dead geese was offensive ---SNIP--- Mr. Wentz’s response showed no signs of walking back the tweet. “Two of the main things I tweet about are Jesus and hunting,” he wrote. “That’s what I’m passionate about and that won’t ever change!”
  • Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

    12/31/2017 6:45:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 December 2017
    Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. Sites that do not remove “obviously illegal” posts could face fines of up to €50 million (£44.3 million; $60 million). The law gives the networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about lawbreaking material. Social networks and media sites with more than two million members will fall under the law’s provisions. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law’s main focus, but it is also likely to be applied to Reddit, Tumblr and...
  • Two Iranian Protesters Killed in Anti-Government Demonstrations

    12/31/2017 7:21:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Two Iranian anti-government protesters have been killed, after three straight days of demonstrations against economic unrest and the Islamic regime. According to Fox News, these deaths come after the Iranian government warned its citizens that anybody who participated in an "illegal" gathering “must be responsible for their behavior and pay the price." "On Saturday evening, there was an illegal protest in Dorud and a number of people took to the streets responding to calls from hostile groups, leading to clashes,” said Habibollah Khojastehpour, the deputy governor of the western Lorestan province, according to Sky News. “Unfortunately in these clashes two citizens...
  • Trapped in the Bubble

    12/28/2017 9:34:34 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    When summing up the year now fading, the catchall phrases that generalize a common view don't work. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. In our fragmented politics, the center does not hold, and moving out to the edges of the frame doesn't hold us together. There's lots of e pluribus and not much unum. In her new book, "Braving the Wilderness," togetherness guru Brene Brown accurately describes paradoxes that afflict what she calls "common enemy intimacy." We hold on to ideological bunkers with echo chambers in which we can share a common bias flavored...
  • It’s Time To Call Out Bullying By Social Justice Warriors

    12/19/2017 5:36:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    <p>On December 5, 23-year-old Canadian adult film star August Ames (born Mercedes Grabowski) hanged herself in a public park after a day of being viciously attacked on Twitter. While Ames had battled depression and did not mention the online bullying in her suicide note, it likely played a role: Ames’s final tweet, hours before her death, said “fuck y’all.”</p>
  • H.R.2884 - COVFEFE Act of 2017

    12/14/2017 6:22:34 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 7 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | 06/12/2017 | DemocratRage
    I would bet this has been posted before, but i could'nt find it in search. Epic DJT trolling manifests in DemonRat legislation. I had not seen this before today. h/t /r/The_Donald "This bill amends provisions governing presidential records to: (1) revise the definition of "documentary material" to include social media; (2) revise the definition of "presidential records" to include any personal and official social media account; and (3) define "social media" as any form of electronic communication (such as a website for social networking and microblogging) through which users create an online community to share information, ideas, personal messages, and...
  • China Spreads Propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a Platform it Bans at Home

    11/08/2017 7:20:32 AM PST · by Gennie · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2017 | Paul Mozur
    HONG KONG — China does not allow its people to gain access to Facebook, a powerful tool for disseminating information and influencing opinion. As if to demonstrate the platform’s effectiveness, outside its borders China uses it to spread state-produced propaganda around the world, including the United States. So much do China’s government and companies value Facebook that the country is Facebook’s biggest advertising market in Asia, even as it is the only major country in the region that blocks the social network.
  • China rejects accusations from Germany of espionage via social media

    12/11/2017 3:12:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 December 2017 13:56 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    After the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) had warned that China was trying to recruit German informants for intelligence services via social media networks, Beijing denied these accusations on Monday. They are “baseless accusations” for which there is no evidence, said Lu Kang, a Chinese state department spokesman, adding that the relevant organizations and the German government should act “more responsibly.” The BfV had previously warned that Chinese intelligence were trying to infiltrate parliaments, ministries and authorities with informants, particularly via the professional social media network LinkedIn. […] The BfV added that the aim of Chinese...
  • Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

    12/11/2017 11:08:57 AM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/11/17 | James Vincent
    Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media. Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-driven...