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Facebook Is Experimenting With A ‘Downvote’ Button

  by Eric Lieberman Facebook is testing a new feature in which users can “downvote” certain comments made on posts, thus triaging the ones communally deemed most worthy of more public attention. The experiment, one of many for the social media company turned tech conglomerate, was spotted and publicized by multiple Twitter users, including tech writer Taylor Lorenz. A quick video of what the ...

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Facebook Admits Social Media May Be Bad For Democracy

  by Eric Lieberman A top Facebook executive admitted Monday that the social media platform may have a harmful effect on democracy, an apparently dire concern of the company. There have been many moments in the past where it appeared like social media helped cultivate democratic principles and institutions, however, more recent events changed Facebook’s perception. “From the Arab Spring ...

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Phil Robertson Gets Censored by Facebook

Phil Robertson censored Facebook

“Duck Commander” Phil Robertson is doing a new solo show for Conservative digital network CRTV but Facebook has decided to censor a promo clip for the show without good cause. Conservative Review, the sister publication of CRTV, announced Wednesday that social media giant Facebook yanked a promo clip in which Phil prepares duck gumbo from scratch – including the preparation ...

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Facebook Bans Conservative Artist Over This One Cartoon

The Facebook fascists are at it again and have reportedly issued a three-day ban to popular conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison over an epic portrayal of the treacherous, bloodthirsty and petty U.S. Senator John McCain. McCain is being treated as some sort of bipartisan political god after he flew into Washington last week, taking a break from brain cancer treatment to ...

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Search Over: Facebook murder suspect dead

Steve Stephens

The man who allegedly recorded a video of himself killing an elderly man at random and posting it on Facebook has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Erie, Pa police received a tip just before 11 am Tuesday that reported seeing Stephens’ white Ford Fusion in a McDonald’s parking lot near Erie. When officers approached the car, a ...

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The Fake Issue of ‘Fake News’

Facebook in planning to launch a mechanism with which they can brand news feed entries as “fake news.” The information behemoth plans to bring in third party “fact-checkers” and enlist the help of Facebook users to flag content for scrutiny. Some of the third party “fact-checking” entities include Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and ABC News. These anointed entities will determine if ...

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WaPo uses fake newser to disprove Trump supporters claims

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A media critic for The Washington Post interviewed a ‘fake news’ writer and used the interview to dispute claims that anti-Trump protesters are paid and to reflect blame for losing the election away from progressives. Fake news has been in the headlines lately as Google and Facebook pledged to change their policies concerning inaccurate and/or hoax stories. In this interview, ...

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In revolt against the media, Trump campaign starts nightly broadcast [video]

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Monday night the Trump campaign announced a nightly Facebook Live broadcast event. The broadcasts, titled “Trump Tower Live”, will begin at 6:30pm ET every night with Trump advisors Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims hosting as a lead-up to his 7pm campaign rallies. The show will feature rotating guests in a live format ending with a “Final Thoughts” segment from conservative commentator ...

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Silicon Valley Corporatists

Remember the days when an entrepreneur would perfect their whiz kid ideas in a garage and bring them to market? Did Steve Wozniak ever envision the behemoth that Apple would become and the cult camp that worships every new product that flows from their robotic coolie assembly lines? Riots Over Rotten Apple Mania describes an example of the forbidding underbelly ...

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Facebook promotes fake anti-Megyn Kelly news story to the top of the trending list [video]

Facebook learned the same lesson that Microsoft did just a short time ago – you can’t let AI run amok on social media, lest it do this: Earlier this year, Microsoft unleashed an artificially intelligent persona “Tay” on twitter – but soon learned that twitter had become unleashed on Tay: "Tay" went from "humans are super cool" to full nazi ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes with Facebook satellite on board [video of event]

Thursday morning at 9:07am two tech giants took a hit when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad while carrying a satellite for Facebook. Tesla’s Elon Musk owns SpaceX and was set to launch on Saturday carrying a Facebook satellite intended to give internet access to Africa. This kind of changed things: The exact cause is not yet know ...

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Facebook CEO defends against bias claims and the replies are.. priceless

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded on Thursday to claims that his social media platform was biased against conservatives – his own platform is erupting in response. First the charge: Facebook rushed to deny a report in Gizmodo that said the team in charge of its “trending” news list routinely suppressed conservative points of view. Last month, Gizmodo also reported that Facebook ...

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How Bush and Obama use social media shows much about them

George Bush and veterans on July 4th

Barack Obama has far more likes of his Facebook account than does former President George W. Bush, but digging deeper shows that Bush’s fans get a little more for their like. First, we see a difference in how each figure uses Facebook to honor the July 4th holiday. Obama – It’s All About Us Happy Fourth. Posted by Barack Obama ...

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Firearms business receives multiple requests to quit advertising on Rush Limbaugh Show

Anti-Rush Facebook message

The RAM Armory has a Facebook page which has received several requests to stop advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show from what must be an organized anti-Rush Limbaugh campaign. The RAM Armory is the online outlet for RAM Arms, a North Carolina manufacturer and retailer of firearms, ammunition and accessories. Today, RAM’s Facebook page received some dishonest and obviously directed efforts to have ...

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