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  • 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
  • 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...
  • You Can Now Be Served Lawsuits in a Tweet

    10/07/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by notscj · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A Kuwaiti religious leader who allegedly raised money for jihadist rebels in Syria appears poised to become the first person served a U.S. lawsuit via Twitter. Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi has been a hard man to reach for a lawyer seeking compensation in a northern California federal court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians who own property in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, resolving the impasse, found al-Ajmi has “an active Twitter account and continues to use it,” offering the “method of service most likely to reach" him to satisfy the service of process...
  • 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, 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: 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Trump launches America First app, a competitive social network

    08/27/2016 12:09:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | August 26, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media....
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • Could GAB Finally Be The Free Speech Twitter Alternative?

    08/18/2016 12:26:39 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 10 replies ^ | 08/16/2016 | William Hicks
    The biggest modern social networking platforms are rife with censorship, opacity and inscrutable rules governing harassment. Many conservatives feel unfairly targeted and believe their viewpoints are being suppressed. Enter, a new social networking platform that hopes to be the answer to these pressing issues.
  • Today’s Tech Oligarchs Are Worse Than the Robber Barons

    08/11/2016 3:09:22 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Joel Kotkin
    OUR SILICON VALLEY ROBBER BARONS08.10.16 11:00 PM ET Today’s Tech Oligarchs Are Worse Than the Robber Barons Yes, Jay Gould was a bad guy. But at least he helped build societal wealth. Not so our Silicon Valley overlords. And they have our politicians in their pockets. A decade ago these guys—and they are mostly guys—were folk heroes, and for many people, they remain so. They represented everything traditional business, from Wall Street and Hollywood to the auto industry, in their pursuit of sure profits and golden parachutes, was not—hip, daring, risk-taking folk seeking to change the world for the better....
  • Social Media Patterns Show Trump Is Looking at a Landslide Victory

    08/07/2016 8:32:37 AM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 7th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Current polls show the race for President is much tighter than it really is. Ann Coulter warned us years ago in her best seller Slander that Democrats and the liberal media always use polls to manipulate and discourage conservatives from voting. Thanks to social media there is more and more evidence that the polls are way off and if things stay as they are, Trump will win in a landslide! It’s evident Hillary has a hard time filling a Union Hall while Trump regularly turns people away from his stadium and arena venues.
  • Sorry Hillary, Friday's headlines will be about Trump (Read this)

    07/28/2016 11:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 28, 2016 | Jake Novak
    This is the night Hillary Clinton has been waiting for her entire life. This is the night where she has her latest and best chance to make her case to undecided voters, clarify her vision for America, and cut into her massively high unfavorable ratings. Finally, the attention at the Democratic convention and in the news media will be on her, her message, and not just endorsements and speeches from powerful allies like Mike Bloomberg and President Barack Obama. Good luck with that. We already know who's going to dominate the headlines tomorrow morning in the end. And he happens...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporters Celebrate Baton Rouge Police Shootings On Twitter

    07/18/2016 3:57:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Dozens of Black Lives Matter and anti-police supporters, including an editor for ThinkProgress have taken to Twitter after the murder of three Baton Rouge police officers earlier today.
  • ThinkProgress Editor: Cops Not Held Accountable

    07/17/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    ThinkProgress editor Zack Ford, in discussing the Baton Rouge shooting today, offered a take on police accountability and violence that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: Given how police haven't been held accountable for murdering black people, it's no surprise some are taking justice into their own hands. — Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 17, 2016 He argued in his subsequent tweets he’s just making a point about the frustration people feel in reaction to constant systemic injustice:
  • Ethiopia blocks social media sites over exam leak

    07/12/2016 9:58:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    aljazeeria ^ | 07/12/2016
    Ethiopia has blocked social media sites across the country after questions from end-of-year university exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal. The online leak of national of the exam papers, which many have called an embarrassment for the government, forced the tests to be postponed. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber have been inaccessible in the Horn of Africa's most populous country since Saturday morning, and will continue to be so until the national school examinations are concluded on Wednesday, according to government officials. A government spokesman said the ban was aimed at stopping students taking university entrance...
  • Baton Rouge killing: Black Lives Matter protest photo hailed as 'legendary'

    07/11/2016 8:37:18 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th July 2016 | BBC News
    Protests have continued in the United States, after violent incidents involving African American people and the police last week. On Sunday, dozens of protesters were arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a black man was killed by police last Tuesday. In an atmosphere of heightened racial tension, and amid growing debate over the seeming militarisation of American police, one photo has stood out. It was taken by Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer who has been working for Reuters in the past few days. The image shows a young woman in a dress standing calmly in front of two police...
  • Arab Social Media Gloats Over Cop Murders In Dallas

    07/11/2016 3:54:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ali Waked
    JAFFA, Israel – The massacre of five policemen in Dallas, Texas, has stirred a commotion on Arab social media, with many users gloating at America’s misfortune. Abdullah Almoqhem, a high-profile Saudi cleric, made an oblique reference to Black Lives Matter’s allegations of discrimination in American law enforcement by posting a picture of a Saudi security officer assisting a black teenager in Mecca during the hajj pilgrimage. It was followed by the caption: “This hero was imbibed with our religious education that says that the white man is in no way superior.”
  • EU supporters parade through London in 'March for Europe'

    07/02/2016 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2016 8:03 AM EDT
    Thousands of European Union supporters are singing, dancing and marching through the streets of London to protest the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU. Saturday’s 2-mile (3-kilometer) “March for Europe” from Hyde Park to Parliament was organized on social media. Many of the marchers say they expect lawmakers to block any moves to leave the 28-nation bloc, a move backed by 52 percent of voters in the June 23 referendum. …
  • It appears Facebook is now a franchisee of the NSA

    06/24/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 102 replies
    I have a facebook account under a silly name that I use to log into other sites to make political comments. Today facebook has demanded that I upload a photo ID from a state-issued driver's license, passport, military ID card, etc. before I can log in again. I have screen shots of the demands that I will upload to this thread when I get home. It may be time to go dark on the Interwebs. My spidey sense is tingling.
  • How Facebook Enables Islamic Jihad - radio interview with author Joe Newby

    06/18/2016 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 18, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GUEST AUTHOR JOE NEWBY & REPORT ON ORLANDO LIVE Saturday (6/18) 8 AM EST!!! Listen to the interview, which begins at 27:30 into the program. Prior to the interview, the Orlando terrorist attack is discussed, including the fact that the Obama administration will not allow the FBI to do their job and protect US citizens from jihadis. Join us Saturday June 18, 2016 as we interview journalist and author Joe Newby. Newby is co-author with investigative journalist Adina Kutnicki of the upcoming book “BANNED: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad.” He will discuss the book and the potential implications...
  • 6 in 10 will share a link without reading it

    06/18/2016 4:30:46 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 45 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 6-17-16 | Caitlin Dewey
    On June 4, the satirical news site the Science Post published a block of “lorem ipsum” text under a frightening headline: “Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting.” Nearly 46,000 people shared the post, some of them quite earnestly — an inadvertent example, perhaps, of life imitating comedy. Now, as if it needed further proof, the satirical headline’s been validated once again: According to a new study by computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute, 59 percent of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked: In other...
  • Reddit Will Adjust Algorithm To Censor Trump Supporters Following Orlando Shootings

    06/16/2016 3:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Reddit has announced a change to its algorithm on /r/all, the page that is meant to rank the most popular posts trending across the site’s user-run communities. According to Reddit, the algorithm will be changed to promote more “diversity” on the subreddit. The change is an explicit response to the Islamic terrorist attacks in Orlando, Florida. In their aftermath, /r/all was dominated by posts from /r/The_Donald, the primary community for Trump supporters on the site. /r/all collects and ranks posts on Reddit according to how many “upvotes” they receive from users. A post typically requires several thousand upvotes to reach...
  • Orlando terrorist's chilling Facebook posts from inside club revealed

    06/16/2016 11:31:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies ^ | 6/15/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    “I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” Mateen wrote in one post early Sunday morning. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west” …“You kill innocent women and children by doing us taste the Islamic state vengeance.” Mateen’s social media accounts were taken down before they could be widely viewed by the public, but Johnson’s committee investigators have uncovered some or all of them. The senator has also written a letter to Facebook executives expressing concern about Mateen’s postings and asking for more information on his activities. “It...
  • Politico: ‘Trump’s Twitter Army’ Consists of Nearly 90% Reliable Voters

    06/15/2016 8:58:31 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 43 replies ^ | 6/15/16 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Beltway insiders like to dismiss Donald Trump’s strength in social media as a mirage – a following of reporters and political gadflies, not Republican voters and core activists. New data shows the Washington elite are wrong. According to an analysis obtained by POLITICO that matches Twitter handles to public voter data, seven out of every 10 of @realdonaldtrump’s followers appear to be his supporters.
  • Facebook Doubles Down: BANS Pamela Geller For Criticizing Islam

    06/13/2016 9:17:15 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jun 2016
    Just hours after they removed her 50,000-strong group, “Stop Islamization Of America,” Facebook has issued prominent Islam critic Pamela Geller with a 30-day ban. Geller, who has previously been targeted for assassination by ISIS due to her criticism of Islam, was banned for a comment criticizing President Obama for neglecting to mention Islam or Muslims in his comments on yesterday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida.
  • Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26 billion

    06/13/2016 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2016 | James Titcomb
    is buying the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (£18.5bn), the two companies have announced. The news, announced on Monday afternoon, instantly sent LinkedIn's share price soaring by 50 percent. The deal will represent one of the biggest in Microsoft's history. Microsoft said LinkedIn boss Jeff Weiner would stay in charge and report to Satya Nadella. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the...
  • All Your Social Media Belong To The EU

    06/10/2016 3:36:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | June 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a decade, the top search result for “EU referendum” on Google was the political blog EU Referendum. Then it was abruptly displaced by solidly pro-EU media outlets. It appeared that someone at Google had decided that search traffic should be driven to pro-EU sites. Ingrid Carlqvist, a Swedish columnist who covers, among other things, migrant violence, at Gatestone, had her Facebook account deleted after posting a video detailing migrant rapes in Sweden.
  • Arab Social Media Users Debate Hillary's Victory

    06/08/2016 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Ali Waked
    JAFFA, Israel – Hillary Clinton’s victory speech in her campaign for the Democratic party nomination led many Arab social media users to debate her personality and skills. “I’m going to take a moment later tonight and the days ahead to fully absorb the history we’ve made here,” Clinton stated during her Tuesday night speech.
  • Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft agree to help EU combat hate speech (Prelude to Censorship)

    05/31/2016 7:07:36 AM PDT · by quesney · 37 replies
    Tech giants are cracking down on hate speech. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have all agreed to the European Commission's new "code of conduct," which aims to combat illegal hate speech and terrorist propaganda. These new regulations, which were announced Tuesday, will require the tech companies to review the majority of hateful online content within 24 hours of being notified—and remove the post if it's truly offensive and malicious. Tech companies will also have to promote independent counter-narratives to hate speech published online.
  • Meet the New Media, same as the Old Media

    05/14/2016 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/16 | Jeff Crouere
    While social media sites are new in some respects, in the important area of objectivity, they tend to project the same liberal bias as the old media Everyone knows that liberals control the old media outlets that are rapidly becoming irrelevant. The national print publications and broadcast television networks have historically tilted to the left. In fact, this week, it was no surprise to learn that the Washington Post will assign 20 reporters to investigate every aspect of Donald Trump’s background, hoping to find salacious dirt on the GOP front runner. In contrast, they have shown limited interest in assigning...
  • Facebook employees admit to censoring right-wing news

    05/10/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/10/2016, 10:50 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A number of former Facebook employees have revealed that the popular social media site adjusts the news stories it presents in order to encourage a liberal bias. The whistleblowers, who asked to remain anonymous, told Gizmodo that the site’s “news curators” were told to modify the “trending news” section by hiding stories that supported conservative attitudes and promoting others that interested liberals. […] One of the most direct examples described in Gizmodo was the Black Lives Matter movement, which largely grew out of social media posts. While it was in its early stages, Facebook decided to actively intervene in order...
  • Social Media Campaign Urges Disney to Make Elsa a Lesbian Princess in ‘Frozen’ Sequel

    05/05/2016 7:34:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The sequel to Disney’s “Frozen” won’t be out for a few years, but some fans have already launched a social media campaign calling on Disney to make the main character, Elsa, a lesbian. The campaign #GiveElsaAGirlfriend began when a teen named Alexis Isabel tweeted: “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be.” Then she tweeted: “Dear @Disney, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.” […] Elsa’s song, “Let It Go” in the original movie became a popular and catchy tune for young viewers, but according an April 10, 2014 blog in The Guardian, it’s also an anthem for the LGBT...
  • Twitter Caught Shadowbanning Candidate Donald Trump To Block Distribution of THIS Video

    04/25/2016 12:23:55 AM PDT · by onyx · 33 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | APRIL 24, 2016 11:30PM | Sundance
    Once again the act of Twitter Shadow-Banning has surfaced, only this time it is against U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Breitbart has the story HEREHere’s the video message Twitter is blocking:As you digest the reality of a social media platform controlling the dissemination of political speech, you might want to remember this picture from an earlier discussion:
  • Make Reddit Great Again: Trump Troll Army Grinds Out Nearly 52 Million Page Views in March

    04/17/2016 2:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Liberal broadcaster MSNC is alarmed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s growing support on the popular social media site Reddit. Describing the businessman and presidential candidate’s supporters on the site as “trolls,” MSNBC goes into an in-depth analysis of Reddit’s growing Trump following. thousands of users have posted gifs, memes, and links to articles praising Trump and tearing into his perceived opponents. The subreddit r/The_Donald scored nearly 52 million page-views in March, up from 12.6 million in February and 1.3 million in January. In doing so, it lapped the next most popular candidate subreddit, r/SandersForPresident, which attracted 35 million views in...
  • OPM Seeks Social Media Tracking for Background Checks

    04/13/2016 8:14:50 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Nextgov ^ | April 11, 2016 | By Jack Moore
    The Office of Personnel Management is preparing for a pilot program to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances. OPM is conducting market research to find companies that can perform automated social media tracking and other types of Web crawling as part of the background investigation process, according to an April 8 request for information posted online. Responses from interested companies are due by April 15.
  • Southern Mom shoots disobedient children's iPhones (video at site)

    04/10/2016 2:02:21 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2016 | By ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    'I hereby denounce the effects social media have on my children': Hilarious moment Southern mom SHOOTS her 'disobedient' children's iPhones to smithereens...then pounds them with a sledgehammer to finish the job The mother perches the phone on a tree trunk, and nails it on her first shot It explodes to bits and sends pieces flying into the grass The camera then shows her three children, one of whom flips a double bird Mother gives speech about how she is stopping them from 'contacting people they don't know' and getting into 'drama' and trouble at school Hell hath no fury like...
  • Ben Carson: Donald Trump worried about his Twitter 'problem'

    04/08/2016 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | April 8, 2016 | Gregory Krieg CNN
    Candidate is an aggressive user of social media Donald Trump believes his aggressive use of social media, most notably his prolific Twitter presence, is a "problem" for the campaign, according to Ben Carson. Conservative host Joyce Kaufman, a Trump supporter, suggested to Carson on Thursday that the bombastic GOP front-runner should shut down the account. "We talk about it and a number of people talked about it, including his family," Carson said. "And he knows that it's a problem. So, you know, the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists." The Trump campaign did not immediately...
  • The One Click By Trump That Can Send Our Nation Into Hysteria.

    04/02/2016 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | April 2, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    In a recent interview, Donald Trump was asked about his polarizing tweets and retweets. He was also asked if he would be a reckless president sending such tweets as a reaction to disagreements with World leaders. In his response he asserted that many people get outraged and question his tweets as a result of jealousy. Admittedly, Trump’s answer was underwhelming. He ventured into the number of followers he has on Twitter and suggested that many of his critics only have 50 followers. But the bigger question here is what role will Twitter (and other social sites) play in culture, foreign...
  • #Jesuisbruxelles: Social media pays tribute to 34 victims killed in Belgian attacks [tr]

    03/22/2016 10:34:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2016 | Corey Charlton
    Thousands of people are using the hashtag #jesuisbruxelles to show solidarity with Brussels and the dozens of people killed or wounded in today's deadly terror attacks. Repeating the French 'Je suis' phrase that became a hallmark of support for France in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some 80,000 people have now used it to send their support to Belgium. Many of these are in the form of illustrations or cartoons in the Belgium national colours next to the French tricolour.