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  • 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 · 48 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.
  • ‘Submissive Princess’ Lena Dunham Wears a Dog Collar In Bizarre Social Media Post

    01/09/2017 5:51:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Heat Street ^ | January 8, 2017 | Staff
    Lena Dunham’s post-election meltdown is showing no signs of letting up in the new year. The woke celebrity continues to express her anguish at the election of “terrifying” “predator” Donald Trump by doing gross, bizarre things and documenting them on social media. Over the weekend, for example, Dunham posted a photo of herself wearing a dog collar on her Instagram account, which currently has almost 3 million followers. In the accompanying caption, Dunham acknowledged that the black studded collar, which features the phrase “I [heart] L D,” was meant for a dog. But that didn’t stop her from wearing it....
  • Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference

    01/08/2017 3:31:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    One thing that has been frustrating those in the media now that Donald Trump is about to be President of the United States has been his reluctance to hold conventional press conferences. Trump has not held a full news conferences since late July and canceled a proposed one in mid-December where he said he would use to address his business interests. He has since announced that he will hold a presser next week. In the absence of regular press conferences and interaction with the media, Trump has taken to Twitter as his main mode of public communication, generally taking to...
  • How Trump’s savvy army won the internet war

    01/01/2017 12:13:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 1, 2017 | John Naughton
    As new research reveals, right wingers understand far better than liberals how cyberspace can connect like-minded souls Before we finally let go of 2016, it’s worth reflecting on what we learned from it. For me, the most striking lesson was the way it demonstrated how the internet has changed democratic politics. While there is no single, overarching explanation for Donald Trump’s election, his ascendancy would have been unthinkable in a pre-internet age, for two reasons. The first is that much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric would never have got past the editorial “gatekeepers” of an earlier era – the TV network...
  • We already have a Muslim registry. It’s called Facebook

    12/30/2016 11:29:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Quartz | December 30, 2016 | Michael J. Coren
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/874394/we-already-have-a-muslim-registry-its-called-facebook/
  • Poll: Dems more likely to unfriend people due to political posts

    12/19/2016 10:54:25 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Joe Concha
    Democratic voters are almost three times as likely to have "blocked, unfriended, or stopped following someone on social media" after Donald Trump's victory, according to a study released Monday. The non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI ) found 24 percent of Democrats disassociated themselves from people on social media because of a political postings, while only nine percent of both Republicans and independents report doing the same to those in social media circles. When breaking down categories further using conservative and liberal characterizations, liberals say they eliminated someone from their social media circle due to what they shared online 28...
  • Now you can get unfriended for not hating Trump enough

    12/16/2016 4:23:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 15, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    By now we’ve all heard how the contentious election, and the surprising result, has frayed friendships — especially on social media. Hillary Clinton supporters, angry and dismayed at the result, have chopped Trump-loving friends off their friend lists. But the culling seems to be progressing beyond just active Trump supporters. Now, some people who are insufficiently anti-Trump, even if they didn’t vote for him, are getting the boot. Dorian Davis, an adjunct professor of media in Washington, DC, has noticed a slide in his friend count because, he suspects, he’s not “critical enough of Trump.” “If you post anything even...
  • SWARM

    11/26/2016 7:21:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Ignore them and watch their ratings evaporate. Defund them by not buying what they sell. And don’t believe a word they say. If this is bigotry, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, or red-necked ignorance—then I say, make the most of it! “a very large number of insects moving together.” Just like Wolf, Shep, Rachel, Jake, Chuck, and others in the Hate Stream Media, insects are not known for their brains or sentimentality. There is nothing less voracious, unfeeling, or machine-like than an insect or “mainstream” news liar. With the advent of “social media,” instant mass communication, flash-mobs, and group-think—for the first time...
  • Using fake news against opposing views

    11/25/2016 3:12:18 PM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    What worries me the most about fake news, isn’t that it’s fake, it’s that it’s being used by the left to try to silence opposing views. Take for example a story reported by the Los Angeles Times that included a professor who put together a Google document of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news sources’” to help people “cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation.” The only problem with the list, was it included real news sites of which the professor simply didn’t agree. Conservative blogs, including Red State and The Blaze, were on the list, as was more centrist, but GOP-leaning...
  • Social Media Wolves Going for the Throat of Donald Trump’s 10-year-old

    11/25/2016 10:30:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Judi McLeod
    God help us and protect our children The clapping-seal social media of the largely lib-left anti-Trump movement will do anything and everything to keep Donald Trump from stepping foot into the Oval Office—even throw their own humanity into the wind to go after his 10-year-old son, Barron. Ravening wolves have come howling at the bedroom door of Barron Trump in a blood-curdling shrieking wolf pack worse than any scene from a Hollywood horror movie.
  • Arab social media: Fires are revenge for Muezzin Law

    11/24/2016 3:57:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/16
    ..... Arab social media have called the fire terror revenge for a bill to ban the use of loudspeakers at mosques between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am, among other reasons.
  • Students duped by fake news and biased sources, Stanford study finds

    11/22/2016 7:32:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 22, 2016 | Queenie Wong
    Advertisement or news article? Think tank or lobbying group? Verified Facebook page or fake account? Students from middle school to high school might be social media savvy nowadays, but they’re easily fooled by biased sources, ads that resemble news articles and even bogus social media pages, a study released Tuesday by the Stanford History Education Group showed.
  • It Must End: Blurred Lines of Opinion, News and Social Media Profanity

    11/21/2016 11:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    We have a serious problem with online-harassment, fraud, distortion and lies by media outlets. And, many of our citizens have turned online dialogue and comment threads into pornography. Something has to be done. Fake NewsFor example, the most popular stories about the presidential election in 2016 were false: Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS, The Pope endorsed Donald Trump, Ireland was accepting refugees fleeing America because Trump was elected and RuPaul, the drag queen, said he was groped by Trump. Millions of Americans share these stories believing they were true. The stories shared and viewed by Americans from more reputable...
  • While Twitter bans Right Wing accounts, Child Pornography goes unnoticed

    11/21/2016 11:21:56 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 41 replies
    Twitter doesn’t have a problem with “hate speech” it has a child pornography problem. While Twitter continues to purge right-leaning accounts at the behest of the Southern Poverty Law Center and other left-wing groups, it allows child pornography accounts. Twitter user @0hour has exposed the massive child pornography ring that exists on Twitter. As I was writing this article, the @0hour Twitter account was suspended. *If you happen to encounter any illicit/illegal material on Twitter or other social media platforms, immediately report it to the FBI.*
  • Don’t expect Trump to stop ranting on Twitter

    11/21/2016 9:12:25 AM PST · by RummyChick · 56 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 11/21/16 | li
    Donald Trump won’t stop combative, round-the-clock tweeting because it’s the president-elect’s way of taking “his message directly to the people,” a top aide said Monday. Trump was widely mocked over the weekend for lashing out on social media against “Hamilton” and “Saturday Night Live,”
  • Obama and German Chancellor Merkel want internet controlled by government

    11/19/2016 8:50:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/19/16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The following article was published on the Breitbart website on November 17 of this year: Merkel With Obama: Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government By Oliver JJ Lane Speaking at a joint press conference with outgoing American President Barack Obama on his farewell tour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made chilling remarks about her views on the need for government to control the internet and slammed anti-Islamisation protesters who she accused of hijacking the German spirit for liberty. German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run for a historic fourth term on...
  • How the Obama Years Stunted Millennial Growth (The origins of snowflakes)

    11/15/2016 2:23:58 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ben Domenech
    If the rising generation of young progressives allow themselves to believe Donald Trump is just a bump in the road to inevitable Democratic success. . . they are in for even more rude awakenings in the future. ... the Millennial generation inspires a ridiculous degree of overgeneralization. It is possible for a generation of this size to include more entrepreneurs and more slackers, more libertarians, socialists, dedicated believers and more unchurched nones. It is also a generation split in two given the very different experiences within the cohort as it relates to social media. ... if you were born in...
  • After promises of restraint, Trump rants on Twitter

    11/13/2016 4:16:55 PM PST · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    CBS MSN ^ | November 13, 2016
    After promises last week to curb his sometimes controversial use of Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump went on another of his infamous tweetstorms early Sunday, targeting the New York Times for their “BAD coverage” of his presidential campaign. Here are Trump’s critical tweets about the Times, in which he claims the newspaper had sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their election reporting:
  • Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

    11/09/2016 1:41:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 9, 2016 | Max Read
    A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the liberal economic consensus, the apparently deep-seated misogyny and racism of the American electorate, Hillary Clinton’s multiple shortcomings as a candidate, or even the last-minute intervention of FBI director James Comey might each have been, on its own, sufficient to hand the election to a man who is, by any reckoning,...
  • Uninstalled my Facebook

    11/09/2016 9:21:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    vanity
    I need to vent. I got rid of facebook last night because my leftist friends where unhinged about Trump. Trump is going to take away all rights from gays, ashamed of our county, how dare anybody vote for him, they all leaving the county and etc. This is worse then when Bush was in office. In the end Trump won they need to get over it. I did not even respond to anybody because it would have been a bloodbath of friends lost. Anybody else experience this on facebook?
  • Twitter out...DDos attack?

    11/06/2016 10:31:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    breakingnews.com ^ | 11/6/16 | coldone
    Editor's note: Twitter appears to be suffering outages for parts of the U.S., according to posts from many users on other social media sites. Approximately 20 minutes ago, WikiLeaks also posted on Facebook that it was "under a massive targeted DDoS attack." It's unclear if these are at all related. - Jillian End of note
  • [Wikileaks 0HOUR1__] All of Hillary Clinton Staff and the POTUS & FLOTUS have deleted (trunc)

    11/01/2016 9:53:15 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 211 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/01/2016 | @0HOUR1__
    All of Hillary Clinton Staff and the POTUS & FLOTUS have deleted all tweets concerning Hillary Clinton something big is about to happen
  • Fox: New Clinton email investigation being blocked on social media

    10/30/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Fox News Channel | 10/30/16
    On Fox this morning. Two commentators note that among the top social media sites' five top trending stories, not a word about the new investigation.
  • Man shot during Facebook Live post in March among those killed Friday

    10/30/2016 6:55:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 29, 2016
    A man killed Friday outside a gas station previously had suffered multiple gunshot wounds in March while he was using Facebook Live, effectively broadcasting his own shooting on social media. Brian Fields, 30, of the 7200 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was shot to death while sitting inside a white two-door vehicle in the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard after 10 p.m. Friday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Fields was shot in the chest, and Chiquita Ford, 30, who also was killed in the shooting, was shot in the side.
  • Donald Trump will be president, according to an AI that's never been wrong

    10/28/2016 11:00:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Beta News ^ | October 28, 2016 | Wayne Williams
    Donald Trump is viewed by many as a figure of fun, a racist, and a misogynist. His polls are way down, and at this point it looks like he has no chance of winning the election. Two weeks ago, Microsoft’s Bing gave Hillary Clinton an 87 percent chance of winning (although this has since dropped to 82 percent). However, an AI system is predicting a completely different result -- that Trump will prevail, and become the next president of the United States. What makes its forecast even more interesting is it has correctly identified the outcome of the last three...
  • Trump Launches Nightly Facebook Campaign News Show

    10/24/2016 9:23:19 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 24, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced Monday that his campaign will broadcast a nightly program on Facebook Live that will run until Election Day. The campaign will air the program at 6:30 p.m. from Trump Tower in New York City. The half-hour coverage will go live right before Trump’s 7 p.m. rallies, Trump’s advisers Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims told Politico. The show will also include conservative pundit from The Blaze Tomi Lahren. The debut episode Monday night will interview Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and adviser Jason Miller, according to Wired. Politico notes that Sean Spicer, chief strategist for...
  • Twitter Planning Hundreds More Job Cuts As Soon As This Week

    10/24/2016 6:00:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Boomberg Technology ^ | 24 OCt 16 | Sarah Frier
    âžž Company may announce around third-quarter earnings report âžž Twitter said to plan cut of about 8 percent of workforce Twitter Inc. is planning widespread job cuts, to be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The company may cut about 8 percent of the workforce, or about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as chief executive officer, the people said. Planning for the cuts is still fluid and the number could change, they added. The people asked not to be identified talking about private...
  • The First Media Sellout Traitor—but by no means the Last Media Traitor

    10/23/2016 8:52:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Will you vote for the Iron Matrix of lies, subjugation, serfdom, your own enslavement, and maybe your own death by nuclear war? In 66 AD, Gamala was an ancient city-fortress built on the slopes of a ragged, dragon-tooth mountain. The city itself spread upward along the very steep gradient and clung there like a stone carpet. Gamala was walled and considered invulnerable. Gamala was the last bastion of freedom in Judea. It was the last outpost of truth, justice, and the way of humanity. The invading power, however, sought to conquer and subjugate all Humankind to their suppressive rule, their...
  • Facebook employees argued Trump's posts should be banned as hate speech

    10/21/2016 1:30:51 PM PDT · by tekrat · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/21/2016 | Casey Newton
    Some Facebook employees have argued that Donald Trump’s posts on the social network should be designated as hate speech and removed, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal said today that Trump posts calling for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States had triggered an emotional debate inside Facebook over enforcement of the company’s community standards. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ultimately ruled against deleting the posts, which he argued would amount to censorship of a political candidate, according to the Journal. The internal arguments started after Trump began discussing Muslim immigration last December, the report said. Zuckerberg’s...
  • I Have Two Words for Donald Trump—Harry Truman!

    10/18/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/16 | Joan Swirsky
    Trump crushes Hillary on Social Media As everyone knows, history repeats itself, or as the late great Peter Allen sang, “Everything old is new again.” Once upon a time, Democrat president Harry Truman effectively ended World War II by dropping the first nuclear bombs ever detonated on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6, 1945, resulting in multi-thousands of deaths. It was a decision that promised to end his presidency. All the political experts—pundits, writers, radio newscasters—agreed that the unassuming former haberdasher who became the unlikely choice of VP in the election of 1944 didn’t have the charisma of the man...
  • Barack Obama Wants To “Curate” Your News Feed

    10/16/2016 8:16:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Fits News ^ | 14 October 2016
    As the corporate-owned, liberal legacy media continues its “all in” offensive to get Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, elected president, the man she would replace in the oval office is going on the offensive against alternative news sources. “We are going to have to rebuild within this ‘Wild, Wild West’ of information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wait … what? “Curating function?” That sounds an awful lot like censorship to us … While Obama claimed he was not embracing censorship, he said...
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • (Vanity) Correct the Record Exposed

    10/12/2016 6:21:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Vanity
  • James O’Keefe Blocked From His Twitter Account

    10/12/2016 5:56:06 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/12/2016 | Stephen Gordon
    After releasing two viral videos over the last two days, Project Veritas Founder and President James O’Keefe is no longer allowed to access his Twitter account. According to Twitter, he is blocked from accessing his account for twelve hours, at which point they reserve the right to make him pass additional hurdles to access his account.
  • YouTube Hides and SLAPS WARNING on New Trump Ad About Hillary’s Health

    10/11/2016 12:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 11, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    YouTube has ‘unlisted’ and added a warning to the new Donald Trump ad entitled “Dangerous” posted Tuesday morning by the Team Trump account that focuses on national security and warns that Hillary Clinton does not have the stamina and judgment to keep America safe. YouTube also placed the ad behind the “Restricted Mode” firewall that blocks “inappropriate content’.
  • Astroturf ‘Outrage Machine’ of Paid Trolls Floods Social Media to Counteract Negative News About Hil

    10/11/2016 7:44:10 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 52 replies
    A significant portion of online support for Hillary Clinton is manufactured by paid “astroturf” trolls: a large team of supporters who spends long hours responding to negative news on the internet about her. The Clinton SuperPAC Correct the Record, which is affiliated with her campaign, acknowledged in an April press release that it was spending $1 million on project “Breaking Barriers” to pay people to respond to negative information about Clinton on social media sites like Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and Twitter. That amount has since increased to over $6 million. The trolls create a false impression that Clinton has more support than she...
  • TWITTER Buries 32 of Donald Trump’s GOTO Battleground Tweets! (This article is false; see #60)

    10/07/2016 5:19:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeWarrior · 85 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On October 3, 2016 Twitter deliberately “shadowbanned” (censored) 32 of Trump’s tweets, plus it deleted one other tweet. When Twitter shadowbanned Trump’s tweets, the general public can no longer see any of the tweets, and only users who replied or re-tweeted the tweet’s can see said censored tweet — or if one knows the URL/web address of the tweet, one can see said censored tweet.
  • Donald Trump will live tweet the VP Debate

    10/04/2016 1:00:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | October 4, 2016
    I will be watching the great Governor @Mike_Pence and live tweeting the VP debate tonight starting at 8:30pm est (sic)! Enjoy!
  • Trump Takes Ownership of ClintonKaine.com, Posts Anti-Clinton Article Links

    10/03/2016 1:48:21 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 34 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 10/3/2016 | Rufus Shinra
    Donald Trump's domination of social media and digital advertising during his campaign has been impressive, often time's staying one step ahead of mainstream news while dictating the trending headlines, but his latest move may "trump" all his previous strategies. Moments ago, a post appeared on Donald Trump's Facebook page with a single website address: ClintonKaine.com When navigating to that URL, it appears to be fully in the Trump campaign's control as they've set up a website with headlines critical of Clinton/Kaine in a format similar to the Drudge Report. The lead story directs visitors to a Politico article regarding the...
  • Donald Trump wins ... the social media name game

    09/27/2016 12:26:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2016 | Michelle Castillo
    <p>Donald Trump won the first presidential debate, if social media mentions was the main metric.</p> <p>Facebook reported that Trump dominated 79 percent of the conversation on its platform. The most discussed moment was Trump's comments on his temperament, and the top issues were on taxes, ISIS, racial issues, the economy and crime and criminal justice.</p>
  • One astonishing picture of Hillary Clinton shows who and what we've become

    09/25/2016 7:59:09 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 151 replies
    Cnet.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dear famous person, If we want to be seen with you, we'll turn our backs on you. Please don't be offended. It's just that your fame isn't enough for us anymore. We need to attach ourselves to your fame, so that we can post the resulting picture to Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. That way, we achieve our own sort of mini-fame. Which could be the maximal fame we ever attain. Please forgive me for this missive to the stars. There's a reason: this astounding picture posted on Sunday to Twitter by Hillary For America design lead Victor Ng. He credited...
  • Can racist tweets help predict hate crimes? L.A. is about to find out

    09/25/2016 8:21:00 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/16 | Richard Winton
    Can police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media? Researchers will be testing this concept over the next three years in Los Angeles, marking a new frontier in efforts by law enforcement to predict and prevent crimes. During a three-year experiment, British researchers working with the Santa Monica-based Rand Corp. will be monitoring millions of tweets related to the L.A. area in an effort to identify patterns and markers that prejudice-motivated violence is about to occur in real time. The researchers then will compare the data against records of reported violent acts. The U.S. Department of Justice...
  • Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News

    09/13/2016 4:35:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Reuters
    The network of more than 30 news and technology companies also includes CNN and Buzzfeed. Facebook and Twitter have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies to tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on social media, the group said on Tuesday. First Draft Coalition, formed in June 2015 with the backing of Alphabet’s Google GOOG -1.21% , said it would create a voluntary code of practice, promote news literacy among social media users, and launch a platform where members can verify questionable news stories. The platform will be launched by the end of October,...
  • Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz commits $20M to help beat Trump

    09/09/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The funds are a surprising infusion of cash from an individual who has never before been active in politics. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups, including those backing Hillary Clinton. The donations, once issued, will make Moskovitz the third...
  • Trump Numbers Among Liberal Users on Zip Surprising

    08/27/2016 10:26:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    pressreleaserocket.net ^ | August 25, 2016 | By PR Rocket
    Zip, the social platform that made national news last week, has released more information regarding public opinion on Trump and Hillary. After stating a strong showing for Trump among users prior to last week, the social media app began analyzing its anonymous data to garner further results on the status of the national political campaign.From a sample size of 5,885 unique Zip users in the United States over the age of 18 identified as Liberal based on their anonymous responses on Zip, 35% chose Trump when asked who they would vote for. As for Democrats, out of a sample size...