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Trump’s Team Targets Boomers On Facebook, Bernie Doubles Down On Millennials

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is targeting the bulk of its Facebook ads this upcoming election season on Americans who are 65 years old and older, Axios reported Tuesday. Trump is spending roughly 44 percent of its Facebook ad budget on the boomer generation. Democratic candidates, meanwhile are only spending 27 percent of their budgets on older generations, the report ...

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AOC Gives Up Facebook Because Social Media Is Bad. Fortunately, Her Instagram Has 3 Million Followers

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez said in an interview Sunday that she will no longer be using Facebook because social media poses a “public health risk,” but the Democratic representative still retains use of her gigantic followings on Twitter and Instagram. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has used social media significantly to her political advantage thus far, but she announced Sunday in ...

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More Than 1,000 Media Jobs Were Cut In One Day. Is Facebook To Blame?

BuzzFeed is among several media outlets that laid off employees on Wednesday as experts worry that the blood bath is likely far from over. Tech expert Eric Schiffer says Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are torching digital journalism and act as a type of “rat poison for journalism jobs.”  BuzzFeed’s layoffs are causing tech experts to consider pushing ...

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One-Third of Americans Like, Share, or Post on Social Media More Than 10 Times Per Day

People most frequently post images on social media, followed by updates and videos. Facebook remains the top platform, but experts suggest social media marketers prepare for its influence to decline. Thirty percent (30%) of social media users interact on social media at least 10 times per day by either liking, sharing, or posting content, according to a new survey from The ...

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Fake Facebook Groups Orchestrated Real Life Pro-DACA, Anti-Trump Protests

  by Kyle Perisic Last year’s protests condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were orchestrated by a foreign influenced Facebook group aimed at sowing discord in the U.S. The group, called “Resistance,” successfully influenced thousands of demonstrators into attending a pro-DACA, anti-Trump protests in New York City, for an event called ...

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Millennials Most Likely To Post Deceptive Vacation Photos To Make Social Media Followers Jealous

More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make trips look better than they are, according to the 10th annual 2018 Vacation Confidence Index*, released by Allianz Global Assistance. The study found that 15 percent of Gen X’ers (ages 35 – 54) and five percent of Baby ...

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Zuckerberg Admits Mishandling Controversy Surrounding Labeling Conservative Pundits ‘Dangerous’

  by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being given the labels. The two are ...

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Survey: Americans Believe Tech Makes Their Lives Better But Society Worse

The vast majority of Americans believe that smartphones and internet technology have improved their lives, yet consumers are extremely concerned about tech’s impact on society as a whole – especially in relation to data security, the growing gap between rich and poor, and job opportunities. Americans do not believe that policymakers are keeping up with the pace of technological change ...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Listening Tour’ Stops in DC

It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. The Senate questioning was so ineffective Zuckerberg could have gone all Microsoft on ...

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Trust Us! Remember When Facebook Wanted Nude User Pics to Combat Revenge Porn?

Now that the cat is out of the bag about how Facebook has been allowing the exploitation of user data for years, it is important to recognize that this evil corporation’s misdeeds have been hiding in plain sight for quite some time. It took the story that third-party Cambridge Analytica had used commonly accepted data-mining practices on Mark Zuckerberg’s social ...

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Hey Conservatives, Facebook is for finding cat videos, not news

Google and Facebook have admitted to changing their internal algorithms in a manner that favors some sites over others and Twitter has been accused of “shadowbanning” conservatives. The move has channeled traffic away from right-leaning sites and personalities while leaving left-wing entities virtually unharmed or even fairing better. Those changes have caused a massive drop in revenue for many outlets ...

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China Uses The Same Excuse As This CNN Analyst To Censor Social Media

CNN Media Bias Logo

  by Ryan Pickrell With fears of Russia soaring to new heights, a CNN national security analyst is employing a classic argument used by the Chinese government to support censorship, arguing that social media sites should be held accountable for the content their users post to protect national security. “Social media firms are aiding and abetting our enemies, providing them ...

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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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Heil Twitter: Social media fascism on display

A.F. Branco political cartoon - The Shadow Knows

Twitter and its big brother, Facebook, proclaim they are “platforms”, not content providers, but as they continue to curate, mold and, in some cases, hide certain traffic, they look more like heavy-handed censors every day –  and it’s dangerous. Twitter and Facebook have taken every precaution to avoid the label “media company” or “content provider.” Instead, they both assert that ...

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