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  • ’The Creepy Line’ Documentary Explores How Google and Facebook Can Undermine Democracy

    10/22/2018 4:53:21 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    “We estimated that if these companies were all working together and supporting the same candidate, and really pulling out all the stops and using all the methods they have to manipulate, they could shift 10 percent of the voting population of America, with no-one knowing that they had done this, and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to track,” The 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” admits that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world.
  • Is "Statistics Shadowbanning" the Latest Big-Tech Salvo Against Conservatives?

    10/22/2018 12:36:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/18 | Selwyn Duke
    So that's Big Tech, advancing little minds and big lies--and inviting big destruction With perhaps the most significant midterm election in decades nigh, big tech’s censorship of conservatives has kicked into high gear. And while Facebook’s recent purge of right-leaning pages is obvious and has made news, perhaps just as destructive is the stealth censorship. A good example may be the report of WordPress’ “statistics shadowbanning” of Whatfinger News. Whatfinger is an increasingly popular news aggregator that is run by military veterans; it’s like a non-establishment version of Drudge, only more comprehensive, more conservative, and more interesting.
  • Antifa Thug Who Berated 9/11 Widow Identified, FIRED FROM JOB

    10/22/2018 11:54:51 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 14 replies
    Gatewaypundt ^ | 10/22/18 | Briock Simmons
    According to Milne News, the antifa thug who accosted the 9/11 widow on the streets of Portland last week has now been identified as Steve Wilson, aka SalvadOrwell Wilson on Facebook. Wilson lists Self Enhancement Inc has his employer. SEI describes itself as “Self Enhancement, Inc. is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful youth development organizations.” They have now fired Steve Wilson, as per a tweet they sent out on Saturday:
  • TRUMP: DOES FACEBOOK FAKE NEWS FILTER MEAN CNN WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS?

    10/21/2018 6:29:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21,2018 | Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent
    President Donald Trump took a jab at frequent rival CNN in a Sunday evening tweet questioning whether Facebook news quality filters will put the organization out of business. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Facebook has just stated that they are setting up a system to “purge” themselves of Fake News. Does that mean CNN will finally be put out of business? 6:48 PM · Oct 21, 2018 Trump’s tweet appears to have been sparked by a Fox News segment which aired Sunday morning highlighting the Facebook’s efforts to quell false political news heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Facebook co-founder wants to repeal Trump tax cuts to pay for a $500 per month basic worker income

    10/18/2018 7:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 18, 2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the Trump tax cuts. • Hughes, an advocate for a basic income, argues that less than a third of Americans have reaped the benefits of the president's tax cuts. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said Thursday the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the tax cuts passed late last year. Hughes, author of "Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn" and an advocate for a basic income, argued that less than...
  • Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites

    10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite." The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. "The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally...
  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 33 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.” “More people are asking, isn’t ‘big tech’ really ‘big media’ in disguise?” “Is it possible to have an open...
  • Public funds support proposal to remove Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman

    10/17/2018 2:42:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Several public funds that hold shares of Facebook stock are backing a proposal to remove CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his role as chairman of the company's board. State treasurers in Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania as well as New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer co-filed the proposal on Wednesday, alongside the hedge fund Trillium Asset Management, which first floated the idea. The proposal, which requests that the positions of CEO and chairman of the board be separated, is set to be voted on at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in May. "Facebook plays an outsized role in our society and...
  • Facebook Deletes Disabled Veteran’s Page Without Warning — After Taking $300,000 for Ads

    10/16/2018 6:37:11 PM PDT · by Theo · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Facebook blacklisted the conservative news page run by disabled Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage with no warning or explanation — after he reportedly spent more than $300,000 on Facebook advertising.On his new website which aims to put an end to social media censorship, Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage explains who he is and the challenges he’s facing stating: “I'm a veteran of The United States Air Force. I was severely wounded in Combat, on 9/11/2004 while serving in Iraq I lost both my legs entirely and my right hand. I'm the most severely wounded US Airman to survive.”
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 9:26:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Minutemen Militia ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...
  • So many people have had their DNA sequenced that they've put other people's privacy in jeopardy

    10/13/2018 5:13:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | 3:00 AM | Deborah Netburn
    Everyone’s DNA sequence is unique. But for those who wish to maintain their genetic privacy, it may not be unique enough. A new study argues that more than half of Americans could be identified by name if all you had to start with was a sample of their DNA and a few basic facts, such as the region where they live and about how old they might be. It wouldn’t be simple, and it wouldn’t be cheap. But the fact that it has become doable will force all of us to rethink the meaning of privacy in the DNA age,...
  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Facebook bans midterm voting disinformation

    10/15/2018 3:47:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | ALI BRELAND
    Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is taking new steps to prevent voter suppression by banning fake voting requirement information and hoax reports of violence at polling stations ahead of next month's midterm elections. The move comes as a part of a broader plan from Facebook to remove voter misinformation. Last month, the company said that it would begin banning “misrepresentations about how to vote, such as claims that you can vote by text message, and statements about whether a vote will be counted.” The social media giant also previously introduced a new tool, labeled “Incorrect voting information," to let...
  • Massive, coordinated social media PURGE silences hundreds of conservative, libertarian channels

    10/15/2018 1:51:34 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Popular pages like The AntiMedia (2.1 million fans), The Free Thought Project (3.1 million fans), Press for Truth (350K fans), Police the Police (1.9 million fans), Cop Block (1.7 million fans), and Punk Rock Libertarians (125K fans) are just a few of the ones which were unpublished.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson suspended on Twitter 2 days after release from Turkey (vanity)

    10/14/2018 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | oct 15, 2018 | self
    Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) apparently created a Twitter account on the day he was released from Turkey. The archive.org version says his twitter account was created on October 12th. >P> Here is his suspended page https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Here is the October 13th save of his page at archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20181013113932/https:/twitter.com/BrunsonPastor Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Official Account Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) Beigetreten Oktober 2018 Pastor Andrew Brunson (@BrunsonPastor) {when you hold your mouse over the word Oktober, it shows that the account was created on October 12.} This graphic says the pastor violated Twitter rules. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpa13mMXUAUoGf8.jpg
  • Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads ... While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?

    10/15/2018 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Theo · 15 replies
    [Full title: Where Are The Conservative Talking Heads and GOP Politicians While The Base That Carries Their Message Gets PURGED?] Recently my Facebook page that I built organically from the ground up was caught up in a blanketed Facebook purge. Most of you know my page. Most of you have benefited from the exposure I have given you on the page as well as my website. You see, Allen West Republic (now Great American Republic) with 953,000 followers, always supports the best of the best. From Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist to Paul Sperry at Real Clear...
  • Soros-funded Media Matters virtually admits it’s behind Facebook’s purge of political pages

    10/13/2018 9:16:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jim Simpson
    On Friday, the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America virtually admitted it was directing a purge of more than 800 Facebook pages and accounts. It noted that Facebook shut down a bunch of pages run by “fake news” outlets on Thursday. But then said the social media giant missed some. Would not be surprised to see those “missed” sites shut down soon. Note that whereas Facebook claimed its decisions were “behavior violations,” not “content violations,” MMFA goes out of its way to identify the content. It says, “Facebook’s takedown removed a plethora of bad actors who have used networks of...
  • Facebook Purge: Here is The (Partial) List Of Pages Deleted by Facebook (FB won't list them all)

    10/13/2018 3:02:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 13 OCT 2018 | Patrick Brown
    As reported by The Western Journal, in what many are calling the “Facebook purge,” Facebook announced on Thursday that it removed over 800 political pages and accounts in a clamp down on what the social media company calls “inauthentic behavior” in the lead-up to the midterm elections next month. Facebook did not release the full list of pages impacted by this action. Upon being asked, Facebook refused to disclose the full list. The following is a list of 185 pages that are currently unpublished on Facebook. Some of these have been confirmed by the owners as having been unpublished by...
  • Facebook accused of stealing $315,000 from triple-amputee vet

    10/15/2018 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Theo · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 15, 2018 | WND
    WASHINGTON – Could it be it’s not the Russians tampering with U.S. elections, but Facebook and Google? Maybe the whole Russian thing is just a façade – a cover for a political coup by the two monoliths of social media and search? Those are the questions being asked around the nation today as Facebook may have reached a bridge too far in what many in independent media circles assert is blacklisting, censorship, the creation of enemies’ lists. [...] “I took over managing the page when John Hawkins decided to step aside to pursue other endeavors,” wrote Kolfage. “We had a...
  • The New York Times Hit Piece on the Right Wing News Facebook Page

    10/15/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by Theo · 7 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | John Hawkins
    There is a hit piece on me in the New York Times today, which as a conservative I take as a point of honor. Just to note some of the inaccuracies in the piece: "When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, an online news site called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook. The conservative site, run by the blogger John Hawkins, had created a series of new Facebook pages and accounts over the last year under many different names, according to Facebook." I have never created a Facebook...