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  • Black Lives Matter Supporters Celebrate Baton Rouge Police Shootings On Twitter

    07/18/2016 3:57:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    2016-06-24
    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. http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/06/16/usa-transnational-report-june-18-2016-guest-author-joe-newby-report-on-orlando/ 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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 airstrikes..now 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
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 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 (Ł18.5bn), 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
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.
  • Study: Nevada uses most gun-related hashtags on Instagram

    03/22/2016 11:50:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | March 21, 2016 - 9:09pm | By WESLEY JUHL
    The state uses gun-related hashtags the most in the U.S., according to a study by the insurance company NetQuote. The company combed through more than 6 million Instagram posts from 2013 to 2015 to find about half a million posts on the photo-sharing app with gun-related hashtags and location information. Nevada posts more than 200 gun-related hashtags for every 100,000 residents, according to the study. Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and Oregon trail Nevada to make up the top five states using the most gun hashtags such as #2a, #firearms, #girlswithguns, #gunporn and #pewpew. The study also lists Paradise, a designation for...
  • Como Park High teacher criticized by Black Lives Matter now on paid leave (Minnesota)

    03/11/2016 1:28:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Anthony Lonetree
    Last week, Black Lives Matter St. Paul threatened a "shutdown action" at Como Park over the teacher's social media posts critical of school district support of teachers. Theo Olson, the Como Park High teacher whose social-media posts over behavior-related issues were assailed recently by Black Lives Matter St. Paul, is on paid administrative leave, the St. Paul School District said Wednesday. The leave began on Wednesday, but the reasons for it were not disclosed. "I cannot share the reason why, as that is private personnel data," said Toya Stewart Downey, a district spokeswoman. Last week, Black Lives Matter St. Paul...
  • Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

    03/10/2016 2:38:30 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 9, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    Every now and then I’m reminded of just how clever Satan can be, especially during Lent.Consider, for example, a pernicious little sin that seems to have taken root and grown in the age of social media: detraction. I’ve been seeing it more and more. Nobody really talks about it or the harm it inflicts — though the pope has stressed, often, the inherent evil of its close cousin,  gossip. (The pontiff has even compared gossip to terrorism.)So what’s the big deal? Let me count the ways.First, the catechism teaches that detraction is a sin against the eighth commandment: 2477 Respect for the reputation of persons forbids every attitude and...
  • Peeple, the notorious "Yelp for people" app, arrives

    03/07/2016 12:26:28 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Brian Mastroianni
    It generated controversy and criticism when word of it first broke back in October, even though Peeple, a people-rating mobile app that was likened to being the "Yelp for people," hadn't launched yet. Now, after a number of tweaks to the concept, the people-rating app finally launched today. Peeple is available to download for free for iPhones or iPads. The app, which was created by two friends in Calgary, Canada, allows users to rate other users in three categories: personal, professional, and romantic. The idea is to provide "a reference check for the people around us," the creators say on...
  • The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 5:17:07 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Catherine Rampell
    Deploying Lena didn't work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. (snip) Why are so many young'uns feeling the Bern? I see two main reasons. The first is that, to millennials, Sanders's socialism is a feature, not a bug. Much of the current conversation about Sanders's "democratic socialism" is predicated on whether Americans can look past this supposedly toxic label. But millennials love Sanders not despite his socialism, but because of it. "Socialism" has never been a dirty word for the current cohort of youth, who either didn't live through...
  • LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

    02/05/2016 3:22:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value. A surprise forecast for slower growth this year sent LinkedIn shares into a stomach-turning plunge of almost 44 percent. After the market closed Thursday, the online company reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter but warned that revenue would fall short of what analysts had projected for 2016. It also said it was discontinuing a new online advertising system that hadn't worked out.
  • Germany on the Brink

    01/10/2016 4:06:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | Ross Douthat
    ON New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Cologne’s cathedral, crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night’s festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. Two women were reportedly raped. Though there were similar incidents from Hamburg to Helsinki, the authorities at first played down the assaults, lest they prove inconvenient for Angela Merkel’s policy of mass asylum for refugees. That delay has now cost Cologne’s police chief his job. But the German government still seems more concerned about policing restless natives — most recently through a deal with Facebook and Google to...
  • Woman has stolen pickup truck returned after awful pencil drawing of missing vehicle goes viral

    01/02/2016 10:32:40 PM PST · by Califreak · 61 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 12/17/15 | Gemma Mullin
    A woman whose pickup truck was stolen has had the vehicle returned after an awful pencil drawing she posted online went viral . Zaira Salazar Medina didn't have a photo of her car so instead sketched the 1991 Nissan from memory and posted it on Facebook in a bid to track it down. The amateur drawing caused a stir on social media and sparked a flurry of memes with people editing the image into scenarios of the car in various places.
  • Dating Technology Spells Doom for Humanity

    12/22/2015 5:21:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12/22/2015 | Mark Weber
    There may be no more American thing to do than to bemoan the declining state of everyone younger than you. Even Ben Franklin believed the youths of the 1700s fell short of the generations that had gone before. "The best capacities require cultivation, it being truly with them," Franklin said, "as with the best ground, which unless well tilled and sowed with profitable seed, produces only ranker weeds." A prime catalyst for those fears frequently has been new and evolving technology. In the early 20th century, even bicycles were seen as a tool of immorality, as romantic trysts between young...
  • Islamism and Facebook's Existential Crisis: Could Zuckerberg's Kowtowing Destroy Social Media?

    12/20/2015 6:58:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2015 | By William A. Levinson
    Although I am not going to give formal engineering or quality management consulting advice in an opinion column, I do remember a seminar on ISO 9001:2015's new provision for "Actions to address risks and opportunities" that warned how social networking can demolish a business' reputation in days or even hours. I saw this in action when a department store, which I will not name because it was falsely accused in a news article (a credible source as opposed to "somebody's blog") of removing Israeli goods from its shelves. The store's Facebook page was instantly flooded with negative posts and negative...
  • Statement by U.S. Senator Mike Lee on Omnibus Bill's Legal Protection of Social Media Companies

    12/17/2015 11:07:11 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Senator Mike Lee's Facebook Page ^ | 12-17-2015 | Senator Mike Lee
    If you use Facebook- and that's everyone who sees this post - then your relationship with Facebook will be redefined by the government if the ‪Omnibus‬ spending bill before the Senate is passed into law. Tomorrow we are scheduled to vote on a 2,000 page spending bill to fund the government through the end of next year. It was crafted in a back-room deal with almost no input from most members of Congress. Because of the "must-pass" nature of the bill, those in the room air-dropped controversial cybersecurity legislation into the bill, hoping no one would object. If this bill...
  • The Tech-Nuclear Option, Part II: Starve ISIS of Its Oxygen

    12/16/2015 10:48:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Bryan Crabtree
    My original article, outlining how to defeat ISIS through an online assault, was met with a chorus of laughter. ( http://bit.ly/1Qsejtb ) I suggested that in order to defeat ISIS we must first shut them down online. In essence, this would starve them of their oxygen. Donald Trump has also suggested that we need to "shut down the Internet." That too has been met with a great deal of ridicule and laughter. But what does that mean? Just this week, we've learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a rule that restricts its agents from reviewing social media...
  • Terrorists Notwithstanding, Our Own Idealogues Are Killing Us

    12/16/2015 6:44:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/15 | Bob Christie
    Intentional omission of a search of social media activity in the name of political correctness The dictionary describes an idealogue as “one given to fanciful ideas or theories”. Unfortunately the Department of Homeland Security is replete with such people. They are dangerous to our health and well being because of their fantasies, in particular the notion that one’s social media activities are private and not subject to search. The most egregious and astonishing fact associated with the failure to prevent the recent tragic loss of fourteen lives in San Bernardino was the intentional omission of a search of social media...
  • Female San Bernardino terrorist’s body remains unclaimed

    12/14/2015 5:53:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/14/15 | Leslie Eastman
    What if Homeland Security has a 95% failure rate in screening jihadi brides? We reported dive crews were searching a lake in San Bernardino for evidence related to the terror attack that left 14 Americans dead.It appears that investigators may have located some: Divers recovered items from a lake in San Bernardino, Calif., where a couple who killed 14 at a nearby regional center Dec. 2 possibly dumped evidence on the day of their shooting spree, according to various media accounts,…Divers began searching the lake Thursday, and some items were recovered before the search concluded Saturday, but the FBI did not reveal...
  • UPDATE: Fearing 'Bad Public Relations,' Obama Administration Barred Officials

    12/14/2015 2:30:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE: It gets worse. ABC News is reporting that Homeland Security officials have been bound by a secret US policy not to scrutinize visa applicants' social media footprint because the Obama administration feared bad press over "civil liberties." This represents an stunning, intentional dereliction of duty -- all for PR: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official...
  • When The Truth Would Do

    12/13/2015 6:04:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    When I was a press secretary in the U.S. Senate, my boss instilled in me an important lesson: Don't put anything in an email you don't want to see on the front page of the Washington Post the next day. It was an obvious lesson once you thought about it, but it was one many people never seem to learn. I worked in the Senate in 2006, before Facebook and Twitter. But the lesson should be even more true for social media. I don't understand why some people don't get this, but it happened again last week. I broke a...
  • Social media? The new direction in the war on ISIS -- an establishment distraction from Trump?

    12/10/2015 12:44:58 AM PST · by Fhios · 7 replies
    12/10/2015 | Vanity
    First Trump drew the harshest of criticism from the "establishment" over his comments on muslim immigration. Now as the waters start to recede a bit some things are emerging. Namely, it's starting to creep up on some that it's actually a fairly decent Idea. Everybody watched for the trap door to drop and listened for the snap of the noose. Nothing happened. Now emerging ... the war on social media and it's unfettered access to the plebeians. Social media is a problem for the "establishment". First immediate concern is ISIS and their successful social media propaganda campaign. How far behind...
  • Did WPLG buy a bunch of Twitter followers This Week? [Miami ABC Station]

    12/09/2015 12:45:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 10/9/15
    Social media is big, and with old media embracing it we've seen local media in particular pump their social media follower count like it's the new ratings standard.... ....two days ago, when a tipster alerted me to WPLG's Twitter account @WPLGLocal10 and how fast they were gaining followers. They were literally adding 1,000+ followers per hour. Shortly after a few others emailed SFLTV about it, even viewers who found it humorous they're being followed and unfollowed by WPLG on Twitter. ....People we talked to alleged WPLG bought Twitter followers.... ...All told in the span of less than 3 days WPLG...
  • Franklin Graham Facebook Post on Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 10:35:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    facebook.com/FranklinGraham ^ | 12/9/15 | Franklin Graham
    For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees-saying that "such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for." Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality. Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to...
  • Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online

    12/08/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    Foreign Affairs Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 ^ | Nov/Dec 2015 issue | Jared Cohen
    Digital Counterinsurgency How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online By Jared Cohen The Islamic State, or ISIS, is the first terrorist group to hold both physical and digital territory: in addition to the swaths of land it controls in Iraq and Syria, it dominates pockets of the Internet with relative impunity.... ... in late 2014, 46,000 Twitter accounts openly supported the group. Back then, strategies for fighting ISIS online centered on simply removing such accounts.... ... the gamut from popular public platforms to private chat rooms to encrypted messaging systems such as WhatsApp, Kik, Wickr, Zello, and Telegram... ... churn...
  • What are Facebook and other social media doing about Donald Trump?

    12/06/2015 3:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | December 6, 2015 | Emily Bell
    The US woke up on Friday to the news that Donald Trump was a full 20 percentage points ahead of Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, for the Republican nomination, and a good 16 percentage points higher than America’s top political analysts thought he would be. Running on a platform of “making America great again”, his campaign has been noteworthy for Trump’s egregious widespread insults and total fabrications, on a gargantuan scale. The most recent of which was him claiming to have seen “thousands of Muslims” dancing in the streets of New Jersey after 9/11. No evidence exists of this, because...
  • San Bernardino Mass Shooting: Survivor Finds Her Home Burglarized After Attending Vigil

    12/06/2015 8:20:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 10:07 PM, December 5, 2015, by | Kirk Hawkins
    A survivor of the San Bernardino mass shooting said she returned home from a memorial vigil to find her home had been burglarized. Kirk Hawkins reports from Victorville for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2015
  • Facebook removed suspect profile after California shooting

    12/04/2015 1:08:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-15
    A Facebook profile established under an alias by Tashfeen Malik, one of the suspects in the California shooting, was removed by the company for violating its community standards, which prohibit praise or promotion of "acts of terror," a spokesman said Friday. Content celebrating leaders of the Islamic State would be removed under the company's standards, said a Facebook Inc spokesman, who asked not to be named.