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  • Unearthed Chat Logs Reveal Coordinated Attack By Left-Wing Agitators During Capitol Riot, Blowing Up Claim Trump “Incited” Violence

    01/17/2021 12:21:00 PM PST · by A.M. Smith · 24 replies
    <p>Screenshots from a Discord chat channel allegedly hosted by John Sullivan – a far-left, anti-Trump activist who appears to have incited violence at the U.S. Capitol while posing as a journalist – reveal he and his followers infiltrated the January 6th Save America March in Washington, D.C.</p>
  • Truthy, Explained

    11/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Andrew Stiles contributed to these explanations.What is Truthy?“Truthy” is a research project being conducted by the University of Indiana. Proponents claim this is an apolitical study of how information spreads online through the social media platform Twitter.What is Twitter?Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post hot takes and/or anonymous insults on the Internet.What is the Internet?The Internet is a cultural phenomenon that allows people to earn money by typing words on a computer regardless of talent or expertise. For example, you are reading this “explanatory” post on the Internet. Weird, huh?Yeah, that is weird. Told you.What is...
  • Things That Make Me Worry About The Sustainability Of Planet Earth

    12/09/2017 5:23:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-9-17 | MOTUS
    This week’s category winner: Calling millennials “snowflakes” is damaging to their mental health, reveals survey of 16-24 year olds.My first concern is the fact that anyone would even think to conduct such a survey.  My second is that it’s not just the snowflakes themselves buying into this victim du jour mentality: The thoughts were echoed by adults of all ages, with 58 per cent claiming the label is unfairly applied, the survey showed.A further 57 per cent felt that the term 'generation snowflake' could also harm the mental health of young people.  Instead of telling these post-millennials (which most of...
  • Three Years Ago This Week: A Symbol of a Failed Presidency

    04/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | Christopher W. Holton
    Can there be anything more symbolic of the Obama administration’s failure to combat the global Jihad than Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria three years ago? Especially given the fact that Boko Haram subsequently became an Islamic State affiliate. That’s right, one side-effect of the Obama administration allowing the Islamic State to form and metastasize was the joining of forces with the organization that then-first lady Michelle Obama so infamously “attacked” with her hashtag counterterrorism program. This week marks the third anniversary of the mass abduction
  • #BlackLivesMatter Founders: Please Stop Co-opting Our Hashtag

    03/17/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Root ^ | March 17, 2015 | Julie Walker
    At a SXSW panel discussion, the organization’s leaders said that while they want solidarity, they’re concerned that their message about the marginalization of black people is being diluted.The founders of #BlackLivesMatter are grateful that their message has been picked up by so many people as a rallying cry, but they want other groups that use the essence of the name, such as #MuslimLivesMatter and #LatinoLivesMatter, to find their own slogans. At a South by Southwest panel discussion, “What #BlackLivesMatter Teaches Us About Solidarity,” Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi said they were concerned about the dilution of their message. “Not to...
  • ‘1984’ in 2014? Fed Gov’t Funds ‘Truthy’ Database to Monitor Hate Speech, Suspicious Memes

    08/28/2014 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 9:46 AM
    The federal government is spending close to $1 million of your money on an online tracking program that will supposedly search for so-called “hate speech” or “misinformation” on Twitter. On Fox and Friends, Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. brought us more details on the “Truthy” database, which intends to monitor suspicious Internet memes as well as false or misleading ideas spreading around social media. […] The Indiana professor who is leading the project, Filippo Menczer, had previously identified a list of hashtags that he believed fell under the categories of “far right” and “polarizing.” Among those that he...
  • The #hashtag war

    08/05/2014 5:12:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/5/14 | Steve Berman
    If you believe Twitter and Facebook, all of Gaza is one big schoolyard surrounded by hospitals and mosques, populated by children under 10 and women.  You don’t often see the 17 to 25 year olds, masked and heavily armed, in photos.  But that’s a large percentage of what Gaza “authorities” report as civilian casualties.  Take off the mask, remove the weapons, and voila, a teenager. The latest Israel-Hamas war has a different character than any before it.  Possibly different than any war, ever.  It’s the world’s first #hashtag war.  Going beyond #hashtag diplomacy, this war is being fought on...