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  • President Trump announces launch of new social media network - THE TRUMP MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

    10/20/2021 8:10:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    President Donald J. Trump, the Chairman of TMTG, stated, “I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech. We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone...
  • Inside chaos at Facebook as servers crash and staff left paralysed on 'snow day'

    10/05/2021 8:27:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    The Mirror UK ^ | 05 October 2021 | ByMatthew Dresch
    Facebook staff said they experienced "what felt like a snow day" when the site's global outage left them paralysed on Monday. ...A Facebook employee reportedly said workers were not able to enter buildings to examine the scale of the outage on Monday.... ....Meanwhile other members of staff at Facebook said it felt like they were having a 'snow day' as the firm's internal tools and communications also went down yesterday. This meant no one was able to do any work, tech reporter Ryan Mac tweeted... The issues were caused by a faulty configuration change, according to Facebook. Explaining the outage,...
  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Reported Down by Users Worldwide

    10/04/2021 9:52:17 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 98 replies
    Branding in Asia ^ | 10/4/2021 | Staff
    Messaging app WhatsApp, as well as social media platforms Instagram and Facebook have crashed for users worldwide. The outage started around 11:44 EDT in the United States and continues at this writing.
  • Fascist Book down 4% after hours even after beating expectations. LOL

    07/28/2021 1:17:40 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/28/2021 | Jordan Novet and Salvador Rodriguez
    FB-11.40 (-3.05%)
  • Teachers Compile List Of Parents Who Question Racial Curriculum, Plot War On Them "Infiltrate... shut down their websites… expose these people publicly"

    03/18/2021 8:37:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | • Mar 16, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    A group of current and former teachers and others in Loudoun County, Virginia, compiled a lengthy list of parents suspected of disagreeing with school system actions, including its teaching of controversial racial concepts — with a stated purpose in part to “infiltrate,” use “hackers” to silence parents’ communications, and “expose these people publicly.” Members of a 624-member private Facebook group called “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” named parents and plotted fundraising and other offline work. Some used pseudonyms, but The Daily Wire has identified them as a who’s who of the affluent jurisdiction outside D.C., including school staff and elected...
  • Zuckerberg Admits FB Has Too Much Power

    02/03/2021 5:39:41 PM PST · by Sonshinegirl · 19 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 01/03/2021 | BlabberBuzz
    "Facebook didn’t respond to a request for comment. The social media giant took many punitive actions against Trump in the lead-up to the November 2020 election and eventually banned him from its website, insisting he was encouraging rather than condemning the actions of his followers. Facebook appeared to take no action against Biden, notwithstanding the Democrat issuing a number of misleading posts before and after the election."
  • FB Factcheck is soooo in the tank for dims....

    05/27/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 35 replies
    This is not news to anyone especially here in FR. But I think they've reached a new low. I posted a clip of Biden saying "I can beat Biden". And FB just tagged that clip as false via their Politifact checkers saying that Biden actually said "I can BE Biden". Really?! What FB just did is to say, "So who you gonna believe, ME or your lyin eyes!" This is a huge stretch and I think its so bold and brazen a lie that this shows how desperate they are.
  • Transgenderism and Facebook

    11/03/2019 12:27:49 PM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 22 replies
    Self | 3 Nov 2019 | Iceflyer
    Ahhh yes, the tolerant left. I can provide you with tens of thousands of some of the most hateful things ever said by the left all over facebook. From the most abrasive vulgarity to outright calling for murder and violence it is not only tolerated but almost never censored... This changes the instant you offer a truth against a leftist worldview. Banned by facebook for 24 hours. Its nothing really and I know many here are probably banned like this too and some even for longer times. My crime? Stating the following words: "Transgenderism is a disorder where the affected...
  • DiGenova: Spygate tip of iceberg, as FISA court has evidence of Obama-era spying MUCH sooner

    05/28/2019 12:38:46 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova, a longtime critic of President Obama’s operation to dislodge and depose POTUS Donald Trump, said in an explosive Memorial Day interview that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is aware of FBI malfeasance and fraud dating back well before “Spygate.” Noting that FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel have pushed back against Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to get answers into the origins of the Spygate operation — pushback that led POTUS Trump to grant Barr full authority to declassify all documents related to the attempted coup he saw fit to...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

    03/08/2019 8:21:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-08-2019 | Jacob Pramuk - Tucker Higgins
    <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils a plan to break up big technology companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google.</p> <p>Her proposal is the most specific one put forth in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to limit Silicon Valley.</p> <p>Other candidates such as Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders have been skeptical of large technology companies.</p>
  • Is Facebook Becoming Social Media's Retirement Home?

    03/08/2019 6:09:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2019, 07:30am | Niall McCarthy
    Could it be that Facebook is turning into social media's retirement home? Although that question might seem a little bit far-fetched, young people are leaving the social network in droves while increasing numbers of over-55s are signing up. In general, Facebook is struggling to retain its user base and today the social network has an estimated 15 million fewer users in the U.S. than it did in 2017. That's according to data released on Wednesday by Edison Research which shows that 67% of the population aged over 12 used Facebook in 2017, a figure that stands at 61% today. Young...
  • Adam Schiff Questions Facebook and Google Over Spread of Vaccine Misinformation (Achtung)

    02/15/2019 6:54:39 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | February 14, 2019 | Josh Billinson
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is questioning the CEOs of Google and Facebook about vaccine misinformation being spread on their respective platforms.The congressman expressed concern that YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram “are surfacing and recommending messages that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, in a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.”Social media platforms have served as a ground zero for vaccine skepticism in recent years. Increased access to unverified information and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals appears to have fueled skepticism of vaccines that have long been credited with the near eradication of...
  • Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

    02/17/2019 5:56:33 PM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02-18-2019 | David Pegg
    Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.“Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless targeting of citizens with disinformation and personalised ‘dark adverts’ from unidentifiable sources, delivered through the major social media platforms we use every day,” warned the committee’s...
  • Facebook blocks Rod Dreher article detailing Jussie Smollett’s MAGA ‘hate hoax’

    02/18/2019 3:49:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/18/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    CHICAGO, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As more and more observers arrive at the conclusion that Empire actor Jussie Smollett likely staged an assault against himself to blame on bigoted Trump supporters, Facebook temporarily blocked a post by The Benedict Option author Rod Dreher labeling the incident a “hate hoax.” The 36-year-old, openly-homosexual actor says he was assaulted in Chicago on January 29, with two masked men allegedly shouting racial and homophobic epithets, beating him to the point of fracturing a rib, putting a rope around his neck, and pouring bleach on him. “This is MAGA country,” they allegedly...
  • You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook

    02/23/2019 7:18:16 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | Sam Schechner and Mark Secada
    Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house they checked out last weekend. Other apps know users’ body weight, blood pressure, menstrual cycles or pregnancy status. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook Inc. The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps...
  • Facebook responds to report that many content moderators suffer from PTSD

    02/25/2019 12:02:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    Facebook in a blog post on Monday affirmed its "commitment" to the workers who moderate the platform's content after a report found many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse and anxiety. The post began by acknowledging "questions, misunderstandings and accusations around Facebook's content review processes," a likely reference to an investigation by The Verge published earlier Monday. "We want to continue to hear from our content reviewers, our partners and even the media — who hold us accountable and give us the opportunity to improve," the company wrote. The Verge interviewed a dozen current and former...
  • Most Americans aren't aware that Facebook owns WhatsApp, or that Google owns Waze

    02/26/2019 5:41:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Spread Privacy ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Editorial staff
    That's a problem as more and more Americans look to take control of their privacy online. In the past six months, many have been rudely awakened by the lack of privacy within the behemoth data platforms of Facebook and Google. A recent report by Pew Research Center found that a majority of Americans are significantly changing their relationship with Facebook, with about half taking breaks from the platform in one way or another.But as Facebook usage wanes, messaging apps like WhatsApp are growing in popularity as a "more private (and less confrontational) space to communicate." That shift didn't make much...
  • Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains “Deboosting,” “Troll Report,” & Political Targeting

    02/28/2019 6:33:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | February 27, 2019
    Insider, Formerly Responsible for Content Review in Facebook’s Intellectual Property Dept Speaks Out, Loses Job Facebook Engineers Plan to “demote bad content” Conservative Facebook Page Livestreams Secretly “deboosted,” No Notice to Page Owners Facebook Can Classify Users as Trolls Based on Their Vocabulary, Then Punish By Limiting Bandwidth, Blocking Comments… Facebook Engineer: “‘hateful’ content is coming from right-leaning sites.” “Special features” Triggered “leading up to important elections” Bizarre View of “hate speech” Includes Content from Conservative Commentator (Update: In the video, we said Steven Crowder’s “livestream was dethrottled,” when in fact his entire page was “dethrottled.”) (UPDATE 2: FACEBOOK RESPONDS...
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Groups urge FTC to break up Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

    01/24/2019 12:43:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 01/24/19 12:07 PM EST | By Harper Neidig
    Advocacy groups on Thursday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to order a breakup of Facebook after the agency concludes its investigation into the company’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The groups, led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, wrote in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons that modest enforcement actions would not be adequate to curb Facebook’s privacy practices. “Given that Facebook’s violations are so numerous in scale, severe in nature, impactful for such a large portion of the American public and central to the company’s business model, and given the company’s massive size and influence over...