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  • SU reacts to racial Blackwell drawing

    04/28/2016 5:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Salisbury University Flyer ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Krauss
    Two days after the end of the eighth annual “Stop Hatin’” week at Salisbury University, on April 10, a racially charged drawing was found on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library. Although SU’s administration has not come forward with new information, a faculty member told The Flyer two students were a part of the drawing. “I can confirm two students have been identified,” English Associate Professor James King said, “and are both African American.” King declined to give more information. The SU Police Department is currently investigating the incident as a hate crime. However, they have not named any suspects. This could...
  • Trump debate withdrawal is backfiring big-time on Fox News

    01/27/2016 6:11:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 27th, 2016 | By Erik Wemple
    Donald Trump’s criticisms of Megyn Kelly have been weak, sexist, thin-skinned. His decision to back out of Thursday night’s debate is childish and reflects a fear of having to debate his competitors on issues facing the country. All that said, this dispute is turning into a spectacle with two losers. Fox News unwisely sent out a statement yesterday designed to mock the Republican front-runner for his decision to launch a Twitter poll on whether he should participate in the debate. Here’s what that statement said: We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to...
  • Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich

    04/24/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 146 replies
    Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
  • 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:
  • Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"

    04/23/2016 9:19:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/23/2016 | Dan Scavino
    Fox News: Cruz Campaign accused of "dirty tricks"
  • The Clinton Campaign Will Fight You On Twitter

    04/22/2016 8:45:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jason Linkens, editor, Eat The Press
    Over the course of the Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clintons principal argument against Bernie Sanders has been that his agenda universal health care, free college tuition, et al. is impractical, too utopian, too pie in the sky. This is especially true, she says, given the structural obstacles in the way. Sanders is promising to do the impossible; she, on the other hand, is the candidate who can Get Things Done. In other news, the Clinton campaign is planning to spend a lot of money in an effort to finally correct the internet. OK, then! As The Daily Beasts...
  • Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Donald Trump for Twitter Defamation

    04/19/2016 3:05:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    TMZ reports that Jacobus is suing Trump for the February Tweet, even though Jacobus admits in her lawsuit that she did indeed ask the Trump campaign to pay her $19,000 per month to serve as communications director: Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2016 Jacobus is suing for at least $2 million, according to TMZ. Jacobuss requested price tag of $19,000 per month would have amounted to a salary of $228,000 per year. Jacobus was reportedly negotiating with...
  • Corruption In Full Force: Voter Claims There Were No GOP Ballots In Harlem

    04/19/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 19, 2016 | CBS Staff
    Its primary day in New York and as many voters scramble to cast their ballots before, during, and after work, some are also running into unfortunate circumstances. Its not often that New Yorkers votes are pivotal in a presidential primary and many at polling places across the state are determined to make theirs count.... At one polling site at Carlton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the site coordinator didnt even bother to show up and it took about an hour-and-a-half to find a replacement so the poll could open. Television and radio contributor John Burnett took to Twitter to...
  • Half Of Kuwaiti Oil Production Offline After Massive Strike

    04/18/2016 9:22:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-04-2016 | Ali
    While everyone is talking about the failure of the Doha negotiations, Kuwait has more than made up for OPECs failure all on its own. Kuwaits oil workers walked off the job this weekend, flexing their muscles over a pay dispute. The state-owned Kuwait Oil Company took to Twitter to report the damage done by the workers strike, announcing that oil production fell to 1.1 million barrels per day on Sunday, a catastrophic development considering it normally produces nearly 3 mb/d. Also, Kuwait Petroleum Corp., the state-owned refining company, said that its production of refined products dropped from 930,000 to 520,000...
  • Ohio woman and her boyfriend charged for live-streaming rape on Periscope

    04/14/2016 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    FirstPost ^ | 4/14/2016 | Shraddha Ghatge
    New York: An 18-year-old woman in the US has been accused of filming the sexual assault of a minor girl and uploading it in the social media, prompting a grand jury to indict her and her boy friend on several charges including rape. The woman, Marina Lonina from Ohio, is charged with streaming the rape of the 17-year-old girl via Twitter's live video app Periscope, US media reported. The case came to light when authorities were contacted after an out-of-state friend of the woman saw the images, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said. Marina Lonina and co-defendant Raymond Gates, 29, have been...
  • Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, 47, blasts against network's Trump town hall and calls it a 'horr

    04/13/2016 9:20:45 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2016 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown is making it clear how she feels about Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and her former network's softball treatment of the candidate. The 47-year-old television news reporter, who resigned from CNN in 2010 after her show was not renewed, took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to rant against her old network and the billionaire businessman. 'This CNN townhall is like nothing I have ever seen -- horrifying lovefest and official Trump endorsement,' Brown first tweeted... **snip** ...Brown is married to Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's senior foreign policy adviser during the 2012 election campaign. They have...
  • 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.
  • Is the Catholic News Service Director Promoting Gay Rights?

    04/11/2016 6:15:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 4/11/16 | Steve Skojec
    Ive often found myself wondering about the bias I see at theCatholic News Service(CNS), which seems to gloss over many of the serious problems in the Church. Today, my friend Michael Hichborn at the Lepanto Institute has a story on CNS Director and Editor in Chief Tony Spence that may help shed some light on the bias of the USCCBs official news and information service: Tony Spence has been thehead of the Catholic News Service since 2004. Over the last few weeks, Spence has been publishing statements on his own twitter feed, identifying him as the head of CNS, speaking...
  • Colorado GOP hastily deletes 'Never Trump' tweet following sweeping Ted Cruz delegate victory

    04/11/2016 7:45:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 153 replies
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Oscar Contreras
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - The Colorado GOP is getting some backlash after someone with access to the party's Twitter account posted, and quickly deleted, the following message: "We did it. #NeverTrump."
  • Colorado GOP tweets this under hashtag 'Never Trump'; claims they were hacked

    04/10/2016 12:23:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 10, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Republican establishment may have tipped its hand when the Colorado GOP appeared to tweet its elation Saturday following Sen. Ted Cruz's phenomenal performance at the state convention. The Texas firebrand walked away with 30 of the state's 37 GOP delegates in his pocket, with verbal assurances from four others that they would switch to him after the first ballot. Following the vote, this message was tweeted, and later deleted, from the state party's Twitter account:
  • Kirstie Alley Endorses Trump

    04/08/2016 11:12:46 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 159 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/08/16 | Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley endorses Donald Trump. Kirstie Alley endorses Donald Trump
  • 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...
  • Planned Parenthood and Cecile Richards block Live Action and Lila Rose from Twitter

    04/07/2016 4:59:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | Becky Yeh
    Planned Parenthood is demonstrating that it has no interest in dialogue with individuals who dont agree with its extreme abortion agenda, or with those who expose its abuses. The abortion giant has blocked both Live Action and its president, Lila Rose, from viewing select Twitter accounts. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and president Cecile Richards, have blocked Rose from following and viewing content; Live Action has been banned from viewing content from Richards, too, along with other Planned Parenthood accounts. **images on link*** In addition, multiple Planned Parenthood accounts have blocked Live Action from viewing their...
  • Twitterized Politics and Civility

    04/04/2016 1:23:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    The love of speed, the popularity of instantaneous social media posts, and the need to feed a 24/7 media demand for election news has changed politics forever. Emotion has trumped due diligence and decorum. Critical discussion about issues has taken a back seat to a public enthralled or enraged by the latest attack or insult. Whatever the response to the latest tweet, the Twitter world erupts with messages that cant be taken back. It used to be that it took time to write or type out a letter to the editor. That time was an ally of clarity and civility....
  • Daily Beast Comedian Dean Obeidallahs Reaction When He Learned It Was Muslims, Not Far [tr]

    04/04/2016 8:35:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2016 | Staff
    <p>CNN and Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah told a Twitter user to go fuck yourself after he was asked to apologise for spreading a false story about far right activists and a hit and run attack on a Muslim woman in Molenbeek in Brussels.</p>
  • New York gives pro-terror Palestinian activist $500,000

    04/03/2016 2:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2016, 12:07 PM | Ari Yashar
    Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who recently raised an uproar for her open support of rock-throwing terrorism against Israel, has been awarded over $500,000 by the City of New York. The activist, who is a longtime ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has helped him get votes, has led the Arab-American Association of New York based in Brooklyn since 2005. [] Sarsour is the daughter of Palestinian Arab immigrants. Last October she exposed her blatant anti-Israel bias during a Twitter debate with Queens Councilman Rory Lancman, who is Jewish.
  • Has Anon Dropped Ted Cruz DC Madam Phone Documents? (private numbers, wire transfers etc)

    04/03/2016 1:11:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 173 replies
    The Right Perspective.org ^ | April 2 2016 GMT | NewsGuy
    Twitter accounts claiming to be allied with Anonymous have dropped alleged phone records of late DC madam Deborah Palfrey, showing Ted Cruz used her services. One of the several Twitter accounts tied to the hacktivist group, tauntingly posted a screenshot of the call log, with Texas calls highlighted: Hey Teddy Cruz #Anonymous#CruzSexScandal We dont bluff! will let the rest of you figure out the document! pic.twitter.com/nnuRioGutv 0 (@0Hour1) April 1, 2016 Other accounts are sharing a more detailed record through torrents, which appear to be circulating widely. Ted_Cruz_Sex_Scandal_DC_Madam_Phone_Records The date 9/16, highlighted in the screencap, is where multiple calls...
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...
  • City gives $500K to activist at center of Palestine-Israel Twitter war

    04/02/2016 6:15:49 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2016 | Rich Calder
    City First Lady Chirlane McCray is handing over more than $500,000 to an Arab-American activist who came under fire for denouncing critics on Twitter as Zionist trolls. The Arab-American Association of New York, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit run by Linda Sarsour, was selected as one of 14 groups by the Mayors Fund to Advance New York to receive $10 million over five years to integrate mental-health services into their community programs. McCray oversees the fund.
  • Sarah Palin Reveals DAMNING Secret On Cruzs Past During Speech, He DIDNT Want This Out

    04/02/2016 10:42:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 129 replies
    Ending the Fed ^ | 4/2/2016
    While stumping for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was speaking to a group of mostly establishment conservatives, and she ended up silencing the room after revealing a damning secret about Sen. Ted Cruzs past that he didnt want out. During her speech, the audience remained quite quiet as Palin explained to them the importance of not falling for deception, which they would be doing if the supported Cruz and his weak and opportunistic position on immigration. Evidence of his position, as Palin explained to the crowd, was when he accompanied Glenn Beck in McAllen, Texas to...
  • Trump to NYT on Heidi Cruz retweet: 'Yeah, it was a mistake'

    04/02/2016 3:04:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump admitted to The New York Times on Saturday that retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz was a mistake and that he would not do it again if given the opportunity. "Yeah, it was a mistake," he told columnist Maureen Dowd. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." Dowd was asking about an incident last month in which Trump retweeted a picture of Cruz, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, during a spat involving a nude photo of Trump's wife, Melania, that was circulated by an anti-Trump super PAC.
  • 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, Trumps 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...
  • Students photo used on fake Twitter account claiming affair with Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 2:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The De Paulia ^ | March 31, 2016 | Kirsten Onsgard
    DePaul junior Samantha Riveras likeness was used by a fake Twitter account which tweeted about an affair with Ted Cruz. Samantha Rivera never expected to wake up to this. Wednesday morning, the DePaul juniors phone was flooded with Twitter notifications and emails from strangers pointing to a fake account that had co-opted her Instagram profile picture. The account, @LATimesJennCarr, featured a fake sports journalist that tweeted about an affair with Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. I had an affair with @tedcruz when I worked in his office back in 2012-20013 (sic) @realDonaldTrump I was told to...
  • Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates - March 2016

    03/31/2016 5:21:35 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    March 31, 2016
    My monthly report on Twitter follower growth over the past month for presidential candidates. See below for tables.
  • John Kasich campaign reallocating political ads in Wisconsin

    03/28/2016 10:41:40 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    WKOW ^ | Mar 28, 2016
    MADISON (WKOW) --- The campaign for John Kasich says they are reallocating Wisconsin political ads after a new poll out shows Wisconsin is a competitive state in certain Congressional Districts. Kasich's campaign says, "Like any good campaign, we are regularly allocating and reallocating media in a dynamic atmosphere. We are increasing our buys in some Congressional Districts in Wisconsin and reallocating in some others..."
  • Kasich Campaign Pulls Ads From Wisconsin Radio: Drop-Out Incoming?

    03/28/2016 1:21:07 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    The Ring of Fire Network ^ | March 28, 2016 | The Ring of Fire Network
    Late Monday morning, Wisconsin conservative radio host Charles Sykes made the announcement via Twitter that the Kasich campaign ordered an immediate pull of all radio campaign ads from Wisconsin markets. BREAKING: Kasich campaign immediately pulling all radio ads from Wisconsin markets. Charles Sykes (@SykesCharlie) March 28, 2016 With rumors swirling that candidate John Kasich is running woefully short on cash in a race he has no mathematical chance of winning, it would not be particularly surprising to see Kasich dropping out. As recently as Sunday, Kasich said that calls for him to drop out by competitor Ted Cruz were...
  • Report: Kasich pulling radio ads in Wisconsin

    03/28/2016 10:22:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    John Kasich's presidential campaign is reportedly pulling radio ads from the airwaves in Wisconsin in advance of the state's April 5 Republican primary. Wisconsin-based radio host Charlie Sykes, a Ted Cruz supporter and influential conservative in the Badger State, first reported the news on Twitter Monday.
  • Alleged Ted Cruz Mistress Promptly Deletes Her Cruz Twitter History...

    03/28/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 187 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 3/27/2016 | DC Whispers
    While it is not undeniable evidence that something more than a professional relationship took place between Amanda Carpenter and her former boss, Senator Ted Cruz, the prompt cleaning up of her social media account did not go unnoticed by some and is now leading to yet further speculation as to the potential validity regarding allegations of somewhat recent sexual relations between Mr. Cruz and women outside of his marriage. This now-deleted tweet is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch:
  • Amanda Carpenter now says that fake accounts are impersonating her

    03/27/2016 2:43:12 PM PDT · by stratboy · 114 replies
    twitter ^ | 3/27/2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Amanda Carpenter ‏@amandacarpenter 4h4 hours ago If you all see anymore fake accounts, pls shoot my way. Compiling. Thx as always. Amanda Carpenter ‏@amandacarpenter 4h4 hours ago This person is clearly impersonating my profile. FYI. Amanda Carpenter ‏@amandacarpenter 4h4 hours ago Several people have alerted me that fake accounts are being set up to appear as me. I'm pursuing verification. Pls be aware. Thx.
  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 7:46:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 723 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/2016
    Still Report # 736 - Enquirer: 3 More Cruz Babes According to an update by the National Enquirer, three new Ted Cruz lovers have spoken out, bringing the total to 8. This confirms earlier rumors that much more was to come.
  • GQ sales department confirmed Jeff Roe ordered the ad (Melania Trump)

    03/25/2016 7:11:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 161 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/2016 | dovorah
    GQ sales department confirmed Jeff Roe ordered the ad (Melania Trump)
  • Microsofts artificial intelligence Twitter robot tweets support for Hitler, genocide of Mexicans

    03/25/2016 4:42:44 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Maria Stainer
    Twitter trolls made a dummy out of Microsofts artificial intelligence chat robot, which learns through public interaction, by turning it into a pro-Nazi racist within a day of its launch. Tay, the artificial intelligence (AI) robot, had a bug in which it would at first repeat racist comments, then it began to incorporate the language in its own tweets. ...The robot, made to sound like a teenage girl, targeted 18- to 24-year-olds, the dominant users of mobile social chat services in the United States, the page says.... Soon after, Tay was tweeting, Hitler was right I hate the jews and...
  • How Microsofts friendly robot turned into a racist jerk in less than 24 hours

    03/25/2016 3:08:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 23, 2016 | By SHANE DINGMAN - TECHNOLOGY REPORTER
    What happens when one of the worlds biggest software companies lets an artificially intelligent chatbot learn from people on Twitter? Exactly what you think will happen. Microsofts Technology and Research and Bing teams launched a project on Wednesday with Twitter, Canadas Kik messenger and GroupMe: a chatbot called Tay that was built using natural language processing so that it could appear to understand the context and content of a conversation with a user. Targeting the 18-to-24-age demographic, its aims were simple: Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful...
  • British man charged with race crime after anti-Muslim tweets

    03/25/2016 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 7:10 AM EDT | Gregory Katz
    A British man has been charged with using social media to incite racial hatred after posting anti-Muslim tweets in the days after the Brussels attacks. Matthew Doyle was charged Friday after more than a day of questioning by police. The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Saturday. He is charged with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting and likely or intended to stir up racial hatred.
  • How Microsofts Friendly Robot Turned Into a Racist Jerk in Less Than 24 Hours

    03/24/2016 11:25:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 | SHANE DINGMAN
    What happens when one of the worlds biggest software companies lets an artificially intelligent chatbot learn from people on Twitter? Exactly what you think will happen. Microsofts Technology and Research and Bing teams launched a new project on Wednesday with Twitter, Canadas Kik messenger and GroupMe: A chatbot called Tay that was built using natural language processing so that it could appear to understand the context and content of a conversation with a user. Aimed at the 18-24 demographic, its aims were simple: Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual...
  • Brit arrested for allegedly anti-Muslim tweet after Brussels attack

    03/24/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    time.com ^ | 1:10 AM ET | Rishi Iyengar
    A British man who posted an allegedly anti-Muslim message on Twitter following Tuesdays terror attacks in Brussels has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
  • Microsoft silences its new A.I. bot Tay, after Twitter users teach it racism (includes Trump ref)

    03/24/2016 5:53:14 PM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Sarah Perez
    Microsoft' newly launched A.I.-powered bot called Tay, which was responding to tweets and chats on GroupMe and Kik, has already been shut down due to concerns with its inability to recognize when it was making offensive or racist statements. Of course, the bot wasn't coded to be racist, but it "learns" from those it interacts with. And naturally, given that this is the Internet, one of the first things online users taught Tay was how to be racist, and how to spout back ill-informed or inflammatory political opinions. [Update: Microsoft now says it's "making adjustments" to Tay in light of...
  • Rush: Establishment Support of Cruz Means Conservatism is Winning

    03/24/2016 1:05:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    On Wednesday during his radio program Rush Limbaugh responded to a caller claiming Ted Cruz is not an outsider and is “buddying up” with the establishment. Limbaugh clarified to the caller that Cruz is not the hypocrite – the establishment is.Listen to the full clip here: Below are some excerpts from the transcript: RUSH: I just saw there's a caller on line calling me delusional?  CALLER:  I think, sadly, what you all fail to realize is that perpetually you're painting Ted Cruz as an outsider.  He paints Ted Cruz as an outsider.  The Tea Party tried to paint him as an...
  • Twitter taught Microsofts AI chatbot to be a racist a$$hole in less than a day

    03/24/2016 5:42:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Mar 24, 2016 | James Vincent
    ** PROFANITY ALERT ** It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI chatbot. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Tay a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in "conversational understanding." The more you chat with Tay, said Microsoft, the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through "casual and playful conversation." Unfortunately, the conversations didn't stay playful for long. Pretty soon after Tay launched, people starting tweeting the bot with all sorts of misogynistic, racist, and Donald Trumpist remarks. And Tay being essentially a robot parrot with an Internet connection started repeating...
  • Aaron Carter Bullied Out of Voting for Donald Trump After Death Threats

    03/22/2016 4:12:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Pop singer Aaron Carter walked back his endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over the weekend claiming to have received death threats over his public support and pledged to not vote in the upcoming election. In February, Carter endorsed Trump by asking his 500 thousand followers, Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump. The 28-year-old was inundated with personal attacks and described as racist, xenophobic, and sexist by scores of Twitter users. After one user asked others to contact the singers management team to request he be dropped...
  • Trump weighs in on Brussels attacks: Remember how safe it used to be?

    03/22/2016 5:14:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2016
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday weighed in on the Brussels terror attacks on Twitter, commenting on how "safe" and "beautiful" the Belgian city used to be. "Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels [was]," he tweeted. "Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!" "I've been talking about this for a long time," Trump said during a Tuesday-morning appearance on "Fox & Friends."
  • TEENAGER'S EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF CHAOTIC TRUMP RALLY IN TUCSON

    03/22/2016 12:44:26 AM PDT · by catlover98 · 64 replies
    I know this is a vanity post but as I was at the Trump rally Saturday in Tucson I felt as if I had to write something. When I am angered I like to write out my thoughts and share them. And this time I felt like I HAD to do it, just like Trump said that he didn't want to run for president, he felt like he HAD to. And I thought you all deserved to know the truth, because all the news stations definitely are keeping it far from you. So this is my personal experience as a...
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 8:48:13 PM PDT · by boycott · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-19-16 | Rudy Takala
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.
  • YES THATS ME AND I JUST LED A REVOLUTION (After beheading Trump in effigy)

    03/20/2016 10:39:57 AM PDT · by Syncro · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 18, 2016 | Hans Styles
    #livetweet #dumptrump YES THATS ME AND I JUST LED A REVOLUTION pic.twitter.com/va8R9yPkkC— Hans Styles (@hanskurzius) March 19, 2016
  • Blacklisted: Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, Carson, Breitbart, OReilly, ...Ideological Hustlers

    03/18/2016 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 91 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Mar 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Conservative movement professionals in Washington, D.C. are plotting to form a blacklist of Donald Trump supporters that they can kick out of the movement, never to return. Several conservative talking heads and Beltway consultant types have been very angry about the rise of businessman Trump, who is pushing for American sovereignty, a reversal of neoconservative foreign policy, and competitive bidding for pharmaceuticals even though the drug companies that fund the Republican Party would take a financial hit. So far, anti-Trump think pieces referencing William F. Buckley have been ineffective. Memes comparing Trump to Hitler havent worked. So these Republicans are...