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  • Melania Posts Labor Day 2017 Prosperity Message, Called ‘B****,’ Trolled On Instagram, Twitter...

    09/04/2017 2:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | September 4, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    The Labor Day message from First Lady Melania Trump that was posted to social media was about 18 words long, but that didn’t stop Melania’s detractors from letting their feelings be known to Mrs. Trump. As seen on the Instagram page of FLOTUS, Melania passed on a message about honoring workers in the U.S. for contributing to the prosperity of the country. ““On this #LaborDay2017 we honor American workers for their many contributions to the prosperity of these United States.”” Within a short time, Melania began receiving all sorts of replies from her Instagram followers. Whereas some of Melania’s Instagram...
  • Trump Pumps are the Envy of Frumps

    08/31/2017 6:11:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 8-30-17 | Julia Kelly
    S tanding at almost 5’10” in my stocking feet, I’ve never been much for wearing high heels. I feel freakishly tall in them, but that’s never stopped me from envying women who can pull off towering pumps and sandals—particularly the sexy, spiky kind—because it is much harder than it looks. Gracefully navigating sidewalks, stairs, and dance floors on six-inch needles requires a type of agility and confidence—not to mention  sobriety—few women possess altogether and at once. So perhaps that’s why the claws came out at the sight of Melania Trump’s stilettos Tuesday morning. The first lady boarded Air Force One...
  • In Houston Area 911 Not Responding – Pleas For Help Over Social Media

    08/28/2017 6:32:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 81 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    At this time 911 is not responding, and pleas for help are going out on social media. https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAqOnSF?m=en-us When the rainfall turned torrential late Saturday night, and water began pouring into his living room, KeRon Hooey sloshed down the block to the highest ground in the neighborhood: his neighbor’s two-story house. He and 10 others, including two elderly neighbors, spent the night on the second floor, watching the waters rising out of the nearby Buffalo Bayou and spreading across their quiet subdivision, Wood Shadows II. All night, Hooey dialed emergency numbers – 911, 311, the Coast Guard, local police stations...
  • Turning the Lights Back On, on the Internet

    08/28/2017 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/17 | Judi McLeod
    Stand up to the progressive left-guided mainstream and social media, by keeping on going to the videos and news sites of your choice One by one, they’re turning the lights off on the Internet. Not long ago the promised Information Highway for everyone, the World Wide Web is fast transforming over to the Misinformation Highway. An all-powerful Google is now flat-out dictating which videos you will be able to see. A pious Facebook the judge and jury of which topics will be permitted to trend
  • France doubles fines for racial discrimination

    08/24/2017 10:54:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 August 2017 17:00 CEST+02:00
    The French government has doubled its fines for those found guilty of racial or discriminatory defamation in “non-public” statements. The increased fine specifically addresses fines issued for “non-public” statements — such as those made on a private Facebook group or to a small group of people — containing abuse aimed at a person or group based on their origin, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identification. Businesses whose directors or employees are found to have made discriminatory statements will now face potential fines of up to €7,500 for a one-off incident. And for repeat offenses, that rises to a...
  • Zuckerburg Vows to Remove Any ‘Post That Promotes or Celebrates Hate Crimes’ from Facebook

    08/22/2017 12:45:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | LUCAS NOLAN
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last week that the social media site was dedicated to removing any content “that promotes or celebrates hate crimes.” Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook recently condemning the recent events at Charlottesville which saw three deaths over the course of the weekend as far-left and far-right protesters clashed. The Facebook CEO stated that the company would be watching out for rallies in the future, stating, “With the potential for more rallies, we’re watching the situation closely.” “We won’t always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we’ll keep working to make Facebook a place where...
  • Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in U.S., eMarketer Says

    08/22/2017 6:28:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.bloomberg.com ^ | August 21, 2017, 5:16 PM CDT | By Sarah Frier
    Facebook Inc. is lucky it owns Instagram. This year, the world’s largest social network will see a decline among teen users in the U.S., according to a forecast by EMarketer. It’s the first time the research company has predicted a fall in Facebook usage for any age group. EMarketer predicts 14.5 million people from the ages of 12 to 17 will use Facebook in 2017, a drop of 3.4 percent from the prior year. Teens are migrating instead to Snap Inc.’s Snapchat and Instagram, the photo-sharing app that Facebook owns, the research company said Monday in a statement. Facebook has...
  • The digital guru who helped Donald Trump to the presidency (Video)

    08/12/2017 6:58:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | August 13, 2017
    Many of the "Tech Gods" were dismayed when Donald Trump - who holds a very different worldview - won the American presidency. But did they actually help him to win? A key insider from the Trump campaign's digital operation - Theresa Wong - unravels for the first time the role played by social media and Facebook's vital role in getting Trump into the White House. Jamie Bartlett learns how Facebook's vast power to persuade was first built for advertisers, combining data about our internet use and psychological insights into how we think. Watch Secret's of Silicon Valley on BBC Two,...
  • Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015

    08/04/2017 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    "These data show that between 2007 and 2015, there's substantial increases in suicide rates for both young males and young females," said Tom Simon, an author of the report and associate director for science in the division of violence protection at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the new data Thursday. ... "If you look at suicide attempts by girls, it's typically that girls attempt suicide about four to one or three to one over boys, yet boys complete suicide in the reverse," Tishler said. "That tends, we think, to have to do with the modality...
  • How to Permanently Delete Your FaceBook Account

    08/01/2017 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    deletefacebook.com ^ | 08-01-2017 | Red Badger
    How To Permanently Delete A Facebook Account Here is the direct link to the official Facebook account deletion page. Delete Facebook Share Read the step-by-step guide for a clean, dignified exit. A deceased member's account can be memorialized or deleted. The Facebook Account Deletion Process Your account will be ‘deactivated’ for two weeks. After this period it will be permanently deleted. Do not login to your account during this time. It will cancel the deletion request. Do not be fooled into switching to a deactivation request. Deactivation is NOT deletion. Consider an account deletion epitaph to notify friends of your...
  • 6 Incidents Unmasking Social Media Giants as Enemies of Free Speech

    07/24/2017 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “Hate speech is not free speech,” the Left increasingly insists – particularly on college and university campuses. In my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies), I show why the very concept of hate speech is a scam. Here are the top seven:1. Twitter decides who has the right to “hate speech” Consider, for example, what Twitter does not consider to be “hate speech.” A Muslim named Obaid Karki, @stsheetrock on Twitter, runs a website headed “Obaid Karki St.Sheetrock’s Painfulpolitics Offensive Comedy Hepcat” and another called “Suicide Bombers Magazine.” He posted this on one of...
  • Police in Saudi Arabia Detain Woman Seen on Social Media Wearing Miniskirt in Public

    07/18/2017 10:06:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | July 18, 2017
    The woman, who has been questioned by Riyadh police, told them that the video was broadcast on her social media account and was attributed to her without her knowledge... On Sunday, the spokesperson for the Presidency of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice ... said the group was monitoring the issue and taking the “necessary steps” to address a viral video depicting a “girl in offensive clothing.” ... The video showed the woman walking along an empty street in the historic town of Ushayqir, according to the police statement. Ushayqar officials have called on...
  • A Wall Art Installation Brings Anti-Trump Anger to the Surface at Chicago’s Ruido Fest

    07/10/2017 8:52:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Remezcla ^ | July 10, 2017 | Isabelia Herrera
    In September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin construction on President Trump’s infamous 130-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. At times like these, the symbolism of barriers hits hard. It’s no surprise that on Saturday, attendees at Chicago’s Ruido Fest – a rock en espańol festival in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood – decided to stage a protest against a Home Depot branded booth that featured a mock wall installation. The activity invited festivalgoers to decorate tiles and glue them onto the wall as artists played sets across the grounds. In addition to the symbolism of the installation, protesters expressed...
  • CNN Is Breeding a Post-Millennial Generation of MAGA-Loving Rebels

    07/07/2017 12:14:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 6, 2017 | Tiana Lowe
    It has become crystal clear that CNN still has no clue why Hillary and the establishment lost. On the Fourth of July, CNN managed to out-petty the president, further corrode its credibility, and kick-start the Trump 2020 ground game in one fell swoop. After President Trump tweeted a modified GIF of himself at an old pro-wrestling match, in which he is seen clobbering a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head, CNN chose the low road. Rather than denounce the president’s tweet as unpresidential and move on with actual journalism, the network instead had a public, 72-hour meltdown,...
  • Lindsay Lohan Defends Trump Against‘Bullying’ On July 4th: Here’sAmerica’s Response

    07/05/2017 8:07:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | July 5, 2017 | Samantha Wilson
    Lindsay Lohan wants to make America great again. The actress spent the 4th of July defending President Trump against ‘bullies’, asking followers on Twitter to support the ‘kind’ Trump family. Huh? Who knew that President Donald Trump‘s biggest supporter would be…Lindsay Lohan? Lindsay, 31, took some time out of her 4th of July holiday to respond to positive stories about the president on Twitter. It’s clear that Lindsay’s a major Trump supporter, and would like her followers to switch to Team #MAGA and jump on the “fake news” train, too. In the first tweet, she responded to an angry Trump...
  • Scott Walker: Trump should ‘tweet more’

    06/30/2017 3:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker encouraged President Trump to “tweet more” on Friday, in stark contrast to recent Republican backlash over some of Trump’s more incendiary tweets. “Unlike others, I’d tell him to tweet more, to be on Facebook more, to get the message out more, but to be focused,” Walker told FOX’s Julie Banderas. He praised the president’s direct connection on social media with “all these great Americans.” “Tweet more, I’m fine with but don’t get off in the weeds on other issues,” the 2016 presidential candidate said. If the president focuses on the issues he was elected by...
  • Why AI Moderators Will Be Biased

    06/30/2017 8:19:23 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 06/30/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Tech companies are creating artificial intelligences to remove spammy comments, trolling and hateful comments. The problems arise from the very design of the AIs from parameters to data sets baking in the biases of the programmers, hard set as the AIs are further trained and enhanced. How will this affect dialogue on the internet? And what are the solutions to it?
  • Mark Zuckerberg Compares Facebook To ‘Churches’ and ‘Community Support Groups’

    06/27/2017 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Jun 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Mark Zuckerberg recently stated his desire to have Facebook act as a community for it’s users, replacing “churches” and “community support groups.” Speaking at Facebook’s first Communities Summit in Chicago last week, Mark Zuckerberg discussed a number of topics, including Facebook’s new mission statement which was changed from “connecting the world” to a new goal, to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” ... CNBC reports that later at the rally, the Facebook CEO discussed the use of Facebook as a community tool to bring it’s users closer together, “It’s so striking that for...
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares 'hateful, vitriolic' messages he received following Alexandria shooting

    06/21/2017 9:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Caplan
    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger shared on Tuesday a few of the "hateful, vitriolic" messages he received following the June 14 congressional baseball practice shooting at a Virginia park, that left his GOP colleague Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition. The House Majority Whip's condition has since been upgraded to serious. Kinzinger, who serves Illinois' 16th Congressional District, posted on Facebook some messages he said he received from the public, writing, "We must rise above the angry rhetoric coming from all sides. Below are just a few of the hateful, vitriolic messages I received AFTER the #AlexandriaShooting. I know this...
  • To My Old Friend Who Abandoned Me Over Politics

    06/16/2017 10:07:51 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 120 replies
    https://amgreatness.com/ ^ | June 15, 2017 | Jennifer Polk
    Dear X, You and I had a sweet friendship: we raised children and discussed husbands together; we traded perennials and casseroles in times of need; we visited one another in funeral homes, hospitals and churches; we met one anotherÂ’s families; we babysat and cleaned and laughed and cried together. I was the reason you homeschooled; you were the reason my dad got proper health assistance when he needed it. You unfriended me. When you unfriended me from Facebook, I cared not. But you also unfriended me from your life. That hurt deeply and it still does. Even though I never...