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  • Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as companies drop ads Facebook shares dropped 8.3% on Friday

    06/27/2020 1:21:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    Foxnew ^ | 6-27-20 | Audrey Conklin
    Facebook shares dropped 8.3 percent on Friday, eliminating $56 billion from the company's market value, after British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever joined a number of other big brands in pulling its advertisements from the site, according to Bloomberg. Zuckerberg now ranks at No. 4 on the index with a net worth of $82.3 billion, behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault. COCA-COLA PAUSES PAID ADVERTISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Companies ranging from Verizon to Ben & Jerry's to The North Face are pulling ads from Facebook and Instagram...
  • Facebook bans hundreds of accounts related to the Boogaloo extremist movement

    06/30/2020 1:30:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brian Fung
    Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country. The banned content includes a core set of 220 Facebook accounts, 95 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram and dozens of pages and groups that Facebook, in a blog post, said posed a "credible threat" to public safety. Facebook said the accounts were "actively promoting violence against civilians, law enforcement, and government officials and institutions."
  • Nurses fight to remove Zuckerberg's name from San Francisco General Hospital where he and his wife donated $75 MILLION

    06/30/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06 30 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan donated $75million to a San Francisco hospital in 2015 It was the single largest contribution by private individuals in support of a public hospital in the U.S. It came with the condition it would be renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital The name change immediately sparked backlash from some medical staff The push to drop Zuckerberg's name increased this week in light of an advertiser boycott of Facebook San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney has joined nurses' calls for the change SNIP

    06/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 28 | Ari Levy
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched. “It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of...
  • Went Woke, Going Broke – Starbucks Announces Advertising Pause…

    06/28/2020 7:57:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2020 | Sundance
    After positioning their brand in 2015 as the leading indicator of woke credentialing; then reversing course in 2016 on the plan to force racial discussion with every purchase; Starbucks is now announcing a pause in all social media advertising because… well, they don’t want to contribute to hate-speech n’ stuff.
  • Conservatives Are Treated like Second-Class Citizens, and That's Dangerous

    06/27/2020 5:44:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Jun, 2020 | J.B. Shurk
    I have a question. What use is a federal government that refuses to protect our basic constitutional rights? Twitter and Google and Facebook are censoring and demonizing conservative political speech, and nobody does a thing. Democrat mayors and governors are bankrupting American citizens by preventing them from engaging in simple commerce, and they're getting away with it. Street mobs across America are causing millions of dollars in property damage, destroying priceless historical monuments; killing police officers; and targeting random, unlucky citizens based on the color of their skin, and the press cheerlead the madness and defend the murderers and arsonists...
  • Police Chief Forced out After Praising Citizens Armed Against Looters

    06/07/2020 1:32:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 07 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    The police chief of Lowell, Michigan, was forced to resign Thursday after using a Facebook post to praise four citizens who armed themselves to oppose looters. WOOD reports Chief Steven Bukala posted a photo of the four armed citizens and wrote, “So these fine young men called me today. They wanted to exercise their Second Amendment rights and walk down Main Street. They saw what happened in Grand Rapids. They said it’s not going to happen here. We have your backs. I thanked them for letting me know they were in town and to call if they see something.”
  • Lowell (MI) PD Chief Ousted Over Controversial Facebook Post

    06/28/2020 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 26 replies ^ | 6/28/2020 | self
    Lowell PD chief ousted over controversial Facebook post Kent County by: Ken Kolker Posted: Jun 5, 2020 / 12:05 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 5, 2020 / 06:16 PM EDT LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Lowell police chief was forced to resign just days after a controversial Facebook post that supported four young men who had armed themselves against potential protesters. Chief Steven Bukala was told to resign by 5 p.m. Thursday or that he would be fired at 5:01 p.m., according to documents obtained Friday by News 8. He resigned by email.
  • Justice Department’s Antitrust Division And The Securities And Exchange Commission Sign Historic Memorandum Of Understanding

    06/23/2020 1:28:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | June 22, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Securities and Exchange Commission have signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to foster cooperation and communication between the agencies with the aim of enhancing competition in the securities industry. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division announced the first-ever MOU between the Antitrust Division and the SEC, which was executed with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton before a discussion on equity market structure hosted by MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy this afternoon.“The Antitrust Division and the SEC have prioritized close cooperation with one another in recent years...
  • Project Veritas: Facebook Moderation Aims To “Get The Cheetoh Out Of Office”

    06/23/2020 12:23:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies ^ | 6-23-20 | Ed Morrissey
    What lesson can we draw from the latest Project Veritas peek into Facebook’s content moderators? Perhaps the oldest lesson of all — power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Will anyone truly feel surprised to hear these bureaucratic functionaries chortling with glee over their control over other people’s political speech and the imposition of their own agendas over that of Facebook users? “We are essentially in charge of what gets said and what gets stifled,” former moderator Zach McElroy tells James O’Keefe, and it’s very clear that they all know it: In one example, McElroy captured as a screenshot, President...
  • Facebook takes down Trump ads 'for violating our policy against organized hate'

    06/18/2020 10:42:14 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 70 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 18, 2020 | Donnie O’Sullivan
    New York (CNN Business) Facebook on Thursday said it had take action against ads run by President Trump's re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate. The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as "Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups," featured an upside-down triangle. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday the triangle "is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps."
  • Facebook Plans to Inform 160M Users ‘How to Vote’ in 2020 Election

    06/17/2020 7:49:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 6/17/2020 | Corrine Weaver
    Facebook launched a new program to incentivize its users in America to vote in the 2020 election. It announced that the platform plans to help 4 million people go out and vote. The move comes amidst massive internal and external pressure on the company to restrict or censor content from President Donald Trump. So far, Facebook has not agreed. “People want accountability, and in a democracy the ultimate way we do that is through voting,” wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an op-ed for USA Today. In a company blog post, VP of Product Management and Social Impact Naomi Gleit wrote,...
  • Is old-fashioned Marxist class warfare at work in America’s media?

    06/17/2020 6:29:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jun, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The fact that America, unlike Europe’s class-based societies, has always had economic mobility, has meant that pure Marxism, which is predicated on class warfare, hasn’t managed to take root here. Instead, America’s hardcore leftists eventually realized that America’s Achilles’ heel isn’t class; it’s race. Using race as the spearpoint, leftists have managed to spur America’s limousine liberals into an orgy of apology. Meanwhile, corporations staffed with indoctrinated college graduates send out virtue-signaling messages backed with big bucks, not just because they’re true believers but in a desperate attempt to buy off looters and McCarthyites. It turns out, though, that there...
  • Foam-Flecked Facebook Freakout: Scarborough's Screaming Anti-Zuckerberg Rant

    06/17/2020 6:44:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough went on a screaming anti-Zuckerberg rant on Wednesday's Morning Joe. The gist, per Scarborough, was that Zuckerberg is insufficiently censoring far-right groups and foreign manipulators on Facebook -- although Scarborough pointedly declined to mention Facebook by name, referring to it only as "Zuckerberg's website". Joe started out calmly, but got increasingly agitated, and ultimately pegged the sound system several times [as at 1:25, 3:50, and 4:35 in the clip]. And the obsessed Scarborough mentioned Zuckerberg by name at least 18 times during the segment. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • A vast left-wing conspiracy suppressing conservative voices includes Google, NBC and a shadowy foreign group

    06/17/2020 6:35:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when the progressive media feigned concern over foreign influence on our elections? Now, just months before a critical election, they are conspiring with foreign groups to destroy conservative publications, with the assistance of Google, the most powerful information provider in the history of the world. This tweet from the head of the foreign group shows the mentality at work: CCDH CEO, @Imi_Ahmed: “We take Google at face value when they say #BlackLivesMattters... but right now they are funding hate-filled and conspiracy-filled sites that may have a right to free speech, but they absolutely do not have a right...
  • Mark Zuckerberg blasts Trump for ‘incendiary rhetoric’ in response to scientists' ‘misinformation’ complaint

    06/12/2020 2:04:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    In a letter appearing online Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan write that President Trump’s “divisive and incendiary rhetoric” has left them “deeply shaken and disgusted” in a volatile time that they say requires “unity” in the U.S. Writing under the letterhead of their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which focuses on technology solutions to social problems, the couple were responding to last week’s call by more than 270 scientists that Facebook address what the scientists described as “misinformation” appearing on social media. A copy of the Chan-Zuckerberg letter was posted on Twitter by Recode journalist Teddy Schleifer.
  • Biden campaign calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

    06/11/2020 10:49:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Thursday called for Facebook to change its rules about posts from politicians and to strengthen its policies against election-related misinformation. In an open letter from the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the campaign urged Facebook to make changes to the platform's hands-off approach to political speech. The letter calls on Facebook to "proactively stem the tide of false information" by fact-checking election-related material that goes viral. It also urges the social media platform to fact-check political ads two weeks before elections. Facebook has faced intense criticism for...
  • Mark Zuckerberg explains why Trump message on Facebook wasn't censored after employee backlash

    06/06/2020 3:44:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday evening addressed the social networking company’s decision not to censor a recent post by President Trump that seemed to suggest that looters should be shot amid protests last week that sparked after the death of George Floyd. “As we continue to process this difficult moment, I want to acknowledge the real pain expressed by members of our community,” Zuckerberg wrote in his open letter. “I also want to acknowledge that the decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt.” He said that while the company will continue to...
  • Zuckerberg defiant in tense session with employees over Trump posts, report says

    06/03/2020 7:40:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Chris Ciaccia
    Despite public rebukes from several of his employees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted calls to label posts from President Trump with a warning sign in a similar manner to what Twitter did last month, according to media reports. In a question-and-answer session with employees on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said the decision to leave up Trump's post where the president wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts" was “the right action for where we are right now," according to leaked audio obtained by Recode. "We basically concluded after the research and after everything I’ve read and all the different folks that...
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he might add labels to posts that incite violence following pressure from staff and civil rights leaders - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the same thing

    06/02/2020 11:20:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 02 2020 | ANDREW COURT
    Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly considering adding warning labels to Facebook posts penned by government leaders if they incite violence - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the exact same thing. Vox obtained access to a video conference call between Zuckerberg and several of his Facebook employees Tuesday, during which he revealed he was toying with the idea. According to the publication, Zuckerberg also predicted that the United States could be entering a 'prolonged period of civil unrest', meaning that the company may 'alter its policies on what kind of announcements government leaders can make about state...