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  • 6 Incidents Unmasking Social Media Giants as Enemies of Free Speech

    07/24/2017 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Social Media Tears Into Ivanka Trump Over ‘Viciousness’ Comment on Fox and Friends

    06/12/2017 2:04:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/17 11:01 AM EDT | By Aida Chavez -
    Social media users quickly criticized Ivanka Trump on Monday morning for discussing the "level of viciousness" she has seen in Washington. "There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting," President Trump's daughter said during an interview on "Fox & Friends.” "I was not expecting the intensity of this experience, but this isn't supposed to be easy." Many on Twitter slammed Ivanka Trump for her remarks, bringing up her father's actions during the campaign and since becoming president. Critics brought up President Trump's calls for opponent Hillary Clinton to be jailed and the frequent chants of "lock her...
  • How Germany's 'hate speech' law will put control of free speech in private hands

    06/09/2017 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 9 June 2017 14:05 CEST+02:00 | Nick Wallace/The Local
    A proposed German law designed to heavily penalize social media firms for “hate speech” will scare Facebook and other social media giants into suppressing content that is legal, argues Nick Wallace.German laws criminalizing hate speech and defamation are already some of the most restrictive in Europe. But a new bill going through the Bundestag, intended to combat hate speech, will create powerful incentives for online platforms to suppress content that is not even illegal, and inhibit the development of data-driven tools that offer more sophisticated ways of fighting extremism. The proposed law, backed by the governing CDU/CSU/SPD grand coalition, would...
  • Anyone else done with Facebook?

    06/04/2017 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Smedley · 126 replies
    facebook ^ | 6/4/2017 | self
    After so many years, I recently closed down my FB account. Too many people, good or nominal to begin with, become total %&*@!%&^ on social media. Its the computer anonymity, I believe, in many cases. That said, I now have three relatives I am no longer on speaking terms - and why? Because they could not keep their petty insults in check. Few people in FB are ever persuaded by logical arguments and polite discourse.
  • #covfefe - The Power of Trump Fu

    05/31/2017 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Nationalist Pundit ^ | May 31, 2017 | Andrew Zarowny
    Every morning I wake up before 5am Eastern and switch on the TV to watch the early version of ″Fox & Friends″. Aside from enjoying my breakfast with the lovely Heather Childress, I learn what the ′Big News′ item is for the day ahead. The big topic this morning was a Midnight tweet on Twitter by President Donald Trump. The story is that he allegedly misspelled the word ′coverage′ when he wrote ′covfefe′ instead in a tweet about the negative press. As a Shaolin Master Abbott of the Temple of Trump Fu, I saw the true purpose of the...
  • Trump: 'Fake News' Wants Me to Stop Tweeting Because I Tell Truth

    05/28/2017 9:31:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 05/28/2017 | Solange Reyner
    President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that the "fake" news media wants him to stop using social media because it's how he get's the truth out. "The Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 The tweet followed two about Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere. ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will...
  • 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 ^ | 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...