Dec. 17, 2016
"TRUE NEWS" ARBITER ON FACEBOOK FUNDED BY SOROS
This @BreitbartNews article states that George Soros gets to determine which stories are #FakeNews for @facebook https://t.co/nDwC5LTM3Y— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) December 16, 2016
The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles. Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.” IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies (...) openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy. Poynter’s IFCN is also funded by the Omidyar Network, which is the nonprofit for liberal billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on numerous projects and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation.
Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S. Another significant Poynter Institute donor is the Craig Newmark Foundation, the charitable organization established by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark. On Monday (...) Newmark donated $1 million to the group to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics. (...) Newmark funds scores of liberal groups also financed by Soros, including the Sierra Club, the New America Foundation, and the Sunlight Foundation. Newmark also finances the investigative journalism group called the Center for Public Integrity, where he serves on the board. Soros’ Open Society is another Public Integrity donor. (...) Poynter, meanwhile, has hosted controversial journalism programs in the past, including one that was accused of downplaying the threat of global Islamic terrorism. (...) Poynter’s IFCN code of principles for news outlets, meanwhile, reads as follows: (...) (More)
Nov. 19, 2016
WHO ARE THE REAL "FAKE NEWS" HOAXTERS?
The same media that gave Hillary 98% chance of winning & hoax rape stories is lecturing us about "fake news"— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 18, 2016
SHARE: https://t.co/Otoi9ujRKT pic.twitter.com/I85nG3bOBU
The Obama/Merkel "fake news" issue is spanning across the divide of the MSM and the new social media. The old dinosaur media are controling themselves. But the Internet is, or was, a Wild West of opinion. The globalists can't take it anymore. As Angela Merkel put it the other day: information is something to managed, steereded and control. On Twitter things have become so bad, the actor James Woods, who had become a mainstay of the twitterati, has now bowed out.
@NolteNC @mitchellvii @Cernovich more fake news. Plant was scheduled to leave 2019 https://t.co/jdKIIbPxHf
— jwaxsom (@jwaxsom) November 18, 2016
Obama very upset about "fake news." I completely agree. Something needs to be done about the NYT & WaPost & CNN & MSNBC— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 18, 2016
Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll pic.twitter.com/bismJDb3wh— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 18, 2016
Nov. 17, 2016
BROWSER EXTENSION BLOCKS "FAKE NEWS"
Nov 17, 2016 Infowars Being Censored.
It appears the rubber is meeting the road now on the real time censorship of conservative media in broad spectrum, with lists now popping up determining what is real news and what is fake. Now browsers will be prepared with extensions to warn you when you are on a fake site. The attack on infowars and other conservative outlets is going full fledged.
QuantCast Blacklists Infowars as “Fake News” Free Speech Purge Accelerates - https://t.co/PEN1wfOo2p pic.twitter.com/QCQWecGJG5
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 17, 2016
Religiekritiek is vanaf vandaag verboden op twit, hier de nieuwe regels "religiehaat" @ZilteBotte @Blondemevrouw1.Veel accounts al geblocked pic.twitter.com/rJgpxgE8I4— Def #MinderMinder (@Objectivist_Def) November 16, 2016
As of today Twitter has banned all criticism of religion, new rules about religious hatred apply.
Nov. 15, 2016
GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER OUSTING ALTERNATIVE MEDIA
Nov 15, 2016 Google and Facebook are taking aim at 'fake news' stories.
Twitter is now actively suspending AltRight accounts, while Google and Facebook have begun a war on 'fake news' sites, meaning alternative news aggregates like Breitbart, Alex Jones' Infowars, Glenn Beck's The Blaze and perhaps also Pomonews.com, that present the news from the specific angle. (Source) Most of them 'happen' to be Right-wing. Put together with Obama signing over the administration (ICANN) of the www to the UN (source), this is a very ominous though not unexpected development indeed. We shall now have to anticipate on a moment when our Twitter accounts are no longer be accessible. For those appreciative of the Facebook format we can recommend VK.com which is a Russian FB version. Many tweeps are already in the process of moving to Gab.ai. Minds.com is a very beautiful Twitter-like format with many more functionalities besides. You can find us there @KassandraTroy
Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, put together a publicly available Google doc cataloging "False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical 'news' sources." It's been making the rounds on social media as people seek to cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation. Many of the sites on the list are aggregators – they take news stories from other sources and rewrite them with more inflammatory headlines and without contextual facts. Breitbart, the "platform for the alt-right" whose chairman was just named Trump's chief strategist, is on there, as is InfoWars. Alex Jones, who runs InfoWars, said Trump personally called to thank him for helping him win the election. (More)
Confirmed: Twitter is now locking people's accounts for using the 'C' word.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 16, 2016
Censorship to intensify before the end of the year.
Twitter to allow users to "mute" words that trigger them.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 15, 2016
For SJWs, these will include "facts" and "logic". https://t.co/5bDEQHGhQe
Oct. 25, 2016
FACEBOOK COO: "HILLARY MAGICAL WITH MY KIDS"
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO to Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, June 6, 2015— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 25, 2016
2: https://t.co/o6pXZFXVyy pic.twitter.com/Jcwn0gIgOF
On May 9, 2016 former Facebook workers blew the whistle on Suckberg and his MT. On May 10, 2016 we reported that Facebook's censoring was out of control! A day later Facebook assured us that, "WE ARE MOVED BY GOOD INTENTIONS". On May 12, 2016 we discovered that Facebook staff are major Hillary donors. But we now know it goes further than that, much, much further! Breitbart's Milo challenged Zuckerberg to a debate. He didn't respond. But on May 18 Zuckerberg met with a delegation of Conservatives. On May 24 Facebook wrapped up its internal probe and found Facebook not guilty of any bias against Conservatives. And now there's Wikileaks with this. Reminding you HOW TO DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. Facebook sucks, and Suckberg sucks even better. Here's how you can ritually delete your account. You have to beg the suckers to do it. If they agree to it, it takes up to 90 days to delete all of the things you've posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems, while your account has become inaccessible to others.
Sep. 22, 2016
TWITTER BANS CONSERVATIVE LAW PROFESSOR
Whoohoo censorship! Free-speech advocate and well-known Conservative @Instapundit suspended on Twitter https://t.co/iwgDuifzSi— DEPLORABLE PATRIOT (@PolyPatriot) September 22, 2016
After Milo Yinannopoulos @Nero's perma ban from Twitter, today it's the turn of veteran Conservative activist and blogger Glenn Reynolds a.k.a. @InstaPundit. What caused the wrath of the SJW on Twitter's Virtue Board is Reynolds' advice to a driver caught up in the Charlotte rioting of BlackLivesMatter to stay in the car and if necessary run over the rioters to escape the war zone. Apparently Twitter would have drivers to abandon their car and risk their lives. The riots have already claimed one life. Tweeps have responded with complaints to @Jack, the hashtag #FreeInstapundit and a call to block Twitter's advertisers. Many tweeps are already relocating to GAB.AI -- a twitter like platform that guarantees free speech. There is a waiting list for new accounts, but they're working hard to expand the capacity.
When @twitter started, it was a tool to give people freedom of speech. Now, the liberals running the place use it to crush dissent.
— Melissa Clouthier 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) September 22, 2016
.@instapundit suspended for saying driver should run rioters over to escape, but videos of rioters assaulting homeless are cool, @twitter? pic.twitter.com/uEUKXKMWS6— Lance Salyers (@lancesalyers) September 22, 2016
Clearly @instapundit should've advised drivers to get out of the car and let protesters beat the crap out of them— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) September 22, 2016
He was suspended for a perceived threat of violence, yet #BlackLivesMatter supporters advocate violence routinely and nothing happens.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 22, 2016
Hey @jack, looks like your far-too-easily-abused reporting system has been abused yet again to censor. #FreeInstapundit #tcot https://t.co/AwbdHu9PWU— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) September 22, 2016
Block all their advertisers until Twitter gets the picture. #FreeInstapundit #SorryAmica pic.twitter.com/ilxjK7sx8D— Ricky Raps (@RickRapscallion) September 22, 2016
Sep. 2, 2016
YOUTUBE IS BANNING 'CONTROVERSIAL' CONTENT
https://t.co/D7yd7juGbC YouTube Defends Punishing Politically Incorrect Opinions: ‘We’ve… https://t.co/EYAdjHfxnN pic.twitter.com/s92xdXpQTt— UK News Information (@AnglosearchNews) September 2, 2016
After Facebook and Twitter it's now YouTube's turn for cracking down on Right wing dissent. Drudge has predicted that bloggers, vloggers and other people in the alternative media would be drawn into the social media ghetto, only to be decapitated. And he's proved right. It's a good job then that Pomonews never surrendered control over its content to the Googles and the Suckerbergs. The mindset on the Left isn't democratic in any sense. It's authoritarian. Either you toe the party line, or you're a criminal. As seen in someone's timeline: "It's a shame that Right wingers can post whatever they want on Twitter!" Hashtag: #YouTubeIsOver
Drudge warned about social media ghettos appropriating & censoring content a year ago. https://t.co/i3KhecHHq2 #YouTubeIsOverParty
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 1, 2016
Just wondering, how many videos of @cenkuygur and @TheYoungTurks have been demonitized? Let me guess: zero. New YT policy is anti rightwing!— Def (@Objectivist_Def) September 1, 2016
@JohnScarce YouTube has been demonetizing my videos for about a year now. Many with over a million views, FYI. #LookMeUp— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) September 1, 2016
David Seaman's Twitter account has now disappeared. He's the journo banned by Huff Post for writing about #HillarysHealth. @d_seaman— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 2, 2016
July 26, 2016
MILO TALKS TO ALEX JONES ABOUT TWITTER BAN
Here's the fantastic full Milo-Alex Jones interview. https://t.co/J6jtlFJmx0— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 21, 2016
Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos discusses his permanent Twitter ban and the chilling effect this will have on Libertarian and Conservative free speech. In the meantime Wikileaks tweets Twitter CEO @Jack that they will start a rival service if Twitter continues smoldering free speech.
.@twitter BANNED @Nero for criticizing @Lesdoggg (read: being conservative) & it harmed everyone but @Jack #FreeMilo pic.twitter.com/aDb5hsoQKp
— ariana rowlands♛ (@IamQueenAri) July 21, 2016
Everyone go to to a public place and chalk #FreeMilo! We need to fight back! Watch this video, like and subscribe! https://t.co/GDzj1UeCJE— Jack Star (@JackStar016) July 22, 2016
I'd like to make clear that even though I've gone Full Delingpole on Brendan O'Neill I still think he's great https://t.co/Yf5tt4EKEi— James Delingpole (@JamesDelingpole) July 22, 2016
@jack We will start a rival service if this keeps up because @WikiLeaks & our supporters are threatened by a space of feudal justice.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 21, 2016
Here's Where To Find Milo Now That He's Banned From Twitter - Breitbart https://t.co/F4qxvurFK8— Holly (@Hollyhoo71) July 21, 2016
Video: Leslie Jones ADMITS she incites targeted harassment of Twitter users. MORE EXAMPLES > https://t.co/qT7U87ixkN pic.twitter.com/m5CFzBY08C— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 20, 2016
WATCH: Leslie Jones Admits To Violating Twitter's Rules On Targeted Abuse https://t.co/VPds0CfDLz #chicago #wgn #wbbm #cltv #pbs #npr #cbs— Truth Tweeter (@redostoneage) July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016
THE TRUTH ABOUT MILO'S SUSPENSION FROM TWITTER
Under Twitter's new rules, Leslie Jones should be banned immediately. PROOF > https://t.co/qT7U87ixkN #FreeMilo— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 20, 2016
Let’s be honest: The real reason Milo Yiannopoulos is banned from Twitter is because Leslie Jones stirred up drama to keep her bomb of a movie in the news. The Ghostbusters star threw a tantrum in a public forum and dramatically announced her exit, spawning article after article patting her back and shaming her tormentors. She perfectly ran the crybully playbook. And it all smells of cynical PR — Sony trying desperately to minimize Ghostbusters’ second-week drop after a humiliating box office debut. Of course, as a bonus, Jones cried “harassment!” when Milo teased her, giving some purple-haired Orphan Black addict at Twitter an excuse to ban him permanently from the platform.
Leslie Jones Was Punching Down on Twitter Trolls for Hours Before Milo Ever Mentioned Her#FreeMilohttps://t.co/E0ACsk6L4w
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) July 20, 2016
MILO DID NOTHING WRONG!
Milo during a LGBT event in the margins of the GOP Convention (Source)
Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter once more just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event takes place at the Republican National Convention. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the site. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly reached out to Jones late on Monday evening after she complained about “abuse” on the platform. Milo was suspended despite the fact that he sent no abusive tweets to the actress.
Milo Yiannopoulos: Twitter is perfectly happy to hosts ISIS, but you cannot make a joke about a feminist. pic.twitter.com/dPnF6ekSoT
— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) July 20, 2016
MILO DID NOTHING WRONG https://t.co/MAGjcVogFS— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 20, 2016
Look at - and listen to - Twitter's @jack. When did @Nero incite violence? Never! Why the ban?! #FreeMilo #FreeNero pic.twitter.com/anOITbvtLW— #FreeMilo (@ddeaconblues) July 20, 2016\
@JaredWyand @instapundit— Morality Is Freedom (@MoralsToFreedom) July 20, 2016
Given @Jack's pinned tweet, I'm not sure he disagrees with the esteemed Quinine Bonita. pic.twitter.com/zWCiNtBiBB
If Twitter users are now responsible for other people's racist & threatening tweets, why haven't Deray and Sean King been banned? #FreeMilo— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 20, 2016
Parents should realize that THIS ladies in @Ghostbusters. Choose wisely. Do u want ur hard earned $ supporting THIS? https://t.co/CWxhWzQyl8— Stubbornly Me. (@lybr3) July 20, 2016
Stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones. Y'all I got more love than hate but they louder. Fuck that be louder.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016
MILO PERMA SUSPENDED AFTER TWITTER BRAWL
Milo Yiannopoulos @Nero, the Breitbart tech editor and Trump-loving alt-right superstar, has been permanently banned from Twitter following accusations that he directed his followers to send abusive comments toward actress Leslie Jones
@Lesdoggg. But while Yiannopoulos certainly straddles the line between being a free speech provocateur and merely a serial violator of Twitter's terms of service, these sanctions are likely to increase the perception that Twitter is no place for conservative voices. Yiannopoulos's brawl with Jones stems from her role in the new Ghostbusters movie, which features an all-female cast. The movie has taken on a culture war context: opponents of the film think its characters were made female in order to appease the dictates of political correctness. Yiannopoulos gave the movie a negative review, and soon thereafter got into a public Twitter fight with Jones. It's not clear whether Yiannopoulos actually told his followers to direct abusive tweets at Jones—he emphatically denies doing so. But Jones began receiving truly despicable tweets and images from Yiannopoulos's crowd, which prompted her to quit Twitter and even captured the attention of Twitter CEO @Jack Dorsey, who reached out to Jones and asked her to follow him so that they could communicate privately. (More)
#FreeMilo Why are conservatives being banned from Twitter, but #BlackLivesMatter gets an emoji? #RNC2016 #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/ErWmrVoeUx
— DAMIEN DARKO TRUMP (@raider_truth) July 20, 2016
You want justice❓ smoke a cop 👮🏻🔫🔫🔫❗️— king DuWop❗️ (@quinine_bonita) July 6, 2016
Lord have mercy...white people shit— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 9, 2015
Twitter banned @nero for "targeted harassment" of @Lesdoggg, but why hasn't she been banned too? #FREEMILO pic.twitter.com/9xUem4qm8n— ariana rowlands♛ (@IamQueenAri) July 20, 2016
I'm going to use my remaining free speech on @Twitter to criticize their account suspensions for speech - Chuck , Milo, Stacey, Azalea too— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) July 20, 2016
This Saudi prince now owns more of Twitter than Jack Dorsey does. I guess #TwitterHatesGays like he does#FreeMilohttps://t.co/wJVtzVdLhj— LucidHurricane™✘ (@LucidHurricane_) July 20, 2016
Isn't #diversity grand? Milo banned for life, but we still get the sparkling wit & incisive commentary of @Lesdoggg. https://t.co/jgJnPyGVIf— Trainspotter (@Trainspotter001) July 20, 2016
Reminder: Pro-ISIS accounts, BLM accounts celebrating dead cops, threatening to kill @gopquay— Viktor Fiel (@ViktorFiel) July 20, 2016
But @Nero gets banned
June 10, 2016
IS GOOGLE PRO HILLARY?
VIDEO: Is Google manipulating searches to be pro-Hillary? https://t.co/aKohs0Pubm via @BizPacReview pic.twitter.com/OzJNfDH7px— ICANFLA (@ICANFLA) June 10, 2016
A newly-released YouTube video makes a compelling case that, for unclear reasons, Google search results appear manipulated in favor of Hillary Clinton. The video is the work of SourceFed, a channel with over 1.7 million subscribers that posts a variety of news, pop culture, and explanatory videos. The video’s claims revolve around the potential searches Google recommends based on what a user has typed into the search bar, and how those recommendations differ from other search engines.
June 9, 2016
EU MOVES FOR GOVERNMENT ONLINE ID
Once upon a time the tech giants stood for liberty. Now they have become the loyal servants of the globalists. Spearheaded by former communist official Andrus Ansip, the European Commission published an edict outlining an electronic ID that would allow tracking what you say on-line, but also what you buy.
Jun 2, 2016 The European Union is proposing a government ID for using the Internet which will eradicate both on-line privacy and free speech.
According to the document: It is recognised that a multitude of username and password combinations is both inconvenient and a security risk. However, the frequent practice of using one’s platform profile to access a range of websites and services often involves non-transparent exchanges and cross- linkages of personal data between various online platforms and websites. As a remedy, in order to keep identification simple and secure, consumers should be able to choose the credentials by which they want to identify or authenticate themselves. In particular, online platforms should accept credentials issued or recognised by national public authorities, such as electronic or mobile IDs, national identity cards, or bank cards. To sum it up, the EU wants to monitor everything Europeans do on-line by having all their Internet activities linked to a government ID which will annihilate on-line anonymity. (More)
HOW TO DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
BOMBSHELL! Facebook on Defense After LEAKED Info of Employees Seeking to Stop Trump Campaign https://t.co/Z5YrFY7K9U #tcot #pjnet— Freedom Daily (@Freedom_Daily) April 17, 2016
Facebook sucks, and Suckberg sucks even better. Here's how you can ritually delete your account. You have to beg the suckers to do it. If they agree to it, it takes up to 90 days to delete all of the things you've posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems, while your account is inaccessible to others.
Twitter hit a a new all-time low today. This is what happens when you focus on SJW crusades rather than users. pic.twitter.com/UtHIE3iGzC— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 2, 2016
May 24, 2016
FACEBOOK PROBE FINDS FACEBOOK NOT GUILTY
Facebook has investigated Facebook and judged that Facebook is not guilty. https://t.co/OYxhOUuSpm— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 24, 2016
Facebook has investigated Facebook and judged that Facebook is not guilty. The findings have been released in a letter to Senator John Thune, who earlier this month called the social network to account for allegations that it artificially suppresses conservative topics on its “Trending News” feed, and artificially promoted progressives ones. In the letter, which can be read in full here, Facebook reiterated their long-standing claim that there is no bias in the way they select Trending Topics. (...) However, the letter did acknowledge that their curation process may have been affected by “unintentional bias.” To resolve the issue, the company has promised to alter its curation process in a number of ways. (...) To prove their innocence, Facebook pointed to a number of occasions in which conservative news topics and sources have trended on the site. (...)
EVIL LIES from Facebook
....admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives - https://t.co/4kFDBEDNKG -
— Off the Corp. Grid (@OffGridInThePNW) May 24, 2016
May 18, 2016
FACEBOOK'S ZUCKERBERG CONS CONSERVATIVES
.@TuckerCarlson: During yesterday's meeting with conservatives, Facebook did not admit intentional bias occurshttps://t.co/KVEiCuKmaE— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 19, 2016
We're not buying any of this. Liberals are living in a world of their own making. Types like Suck are not even aware there is a real world next to their own parallel universe. Tucker Carlson's suggestion to populate their cloud with more diversity is therefore probably the best way forward. But to liberals political interest comes first. So this exercise will almost certainly come to naught. Read it all for yourself!
— Upstate Voice (@UpstateVoice) May 19, 2016
Farcebook "acknowledged that there was a problem with getting the message out to conservatives". Messaging Problem 🙄https://t.co/cl9a6bkgr9
@secupp shares her impressions from conservatives meeting w @facebook https://t.co/wyCrCQ6SGHhttps://t.co/Uu34qlAc0O— Alise Mills (@graciestyle) May 19, 2016
Leftist Fascist: Facebook Should Censor Conservatives - https://t.co/0lfL03sFL6— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 19, 2016
NEW, by me: "CUCKED BY ZUCK: Establishment Conservatives' Pointless Meeting With Facebook"https://t.co/ozmDuOUbyB pic.twitter.com/7wGywrhOJo— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) May 19, 2016
May 17, 2016
FACEBOOK IGNORES ALT RIGHT DEBATE CHALLENGE
May 13, 2016 Milo Yiannopoulos Challenges Mark Zuckerberg To Debate.
Facebook Tells ABC: We ‘Have Not Responded’ To Milo Debate Offer https://t.co/pCPeBk13sG— Statesperson ن (@statesperson) May 17, 2016
May 16, 2016
ANTI TRUMPERS MEETING WITH FACEBOOK CEO
On Wednesday, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg will hold a meeting with “leading conservatives,” embattled The Blaze head Glenn Beck, and former George W. Bush Administration official and co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five Dana Perino, at the website’s Menlo Park headquarters to discuss Facebook’s conservative media suppression and censorship scandal. (...) Zuckerberg denies any wrongdoing, stating “we have found no evidence that this report is true.” He is instead planning to hold a session Wednesday where he will essentially “pat conservatives on the head” with a photo-op that is a direct testament to the fact that nothing has changed. (...) Beck announced the meeting in a Facebook post on his page early Sunday morning. Beck and Perino will be joined by Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN’s S.E. Cupp, and Mitt Romney’s former digital director, Zac Moffatt. (...) On Friday, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow penned an op-ed outing Zuckerberg’s “condescension,” stating that the media company would not be participating in a “pat on the head” photo-op, but that Breitbart’s tens-of-millions of readers have expressed their interest in the following:
1. An interview between Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Mark Zuckerberg on the topic of free speech and Facebook’s suppression of conservative media. Milo will interview Zuckerberg anytime, anywhere—and we’ll agree to have it broadcast on your live video platform.
2. Facebook to immediately cease its active suppression of conservative media, as extensively reported by Gizmodo, The Guardian, and myriad other news outlets. Indeed, Facebook’s Trending News chief, Tom Stocky, is a maximum political donor to Hillary Clinton. So there’s no need to “discuss” anything. Facebook did it, Facebook got caught, and it must end. (More)
Mark Zuckerberg To Meet With Conservative Leaders Over Facebook’s Trending Topics https://t.co/Tf9ZQw6y6k— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 16, 2016
May 13, 2016
HEY ZUCKERBERG, FREE SPEECH IS NOT FOR SALE!
(...) Representatives at Facebook have already reached out to Breitbart News. We have zero interest in a Facebook photo-op. Moreover, if, as Facebook claims, there has been no effort to suppress conservative media, why the need for a meeting? (...) Here’s what we and our tens of millions of readers are interested in: An interview between Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Mark Zuckerberg on the topic of free speech and Facebook’s suppression of conservative media. Milo will interview Zuckerberg anytime, anywhere—and we’ll agree to have it broadcast on your live video platform. Facebook to immediately cease its active suppression of conservative media, as extensively reported by Gizmodo, The Guardian, and myriad other news outlets. Indeed, Facebook’s Trending News chief, Tom Stocky, is a maximum political donor to Hillary Clinton. So there’s no need to “discuss” anything. Facebook did it, Facebook got caught, and it must end. Bottom line: be interviewed by Milo and stop screwing conservatives. Free speech is not for sale, and neither are we. (Source)
BREITBART'S MILO CHALLENGE TO ZUCKERBERG
Following reports that Facebook routinely censors popular conservative news stories and artificially promotes progressive causes like Black Lives Matter on its “Trending News” feature, Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos is today challenging Mark Zuckerberg to a live debate. Or, if Mr Zuckerberg prefers, a more traditional sit-down interview about free speech online, on Mr Zuckerberg’s own service, Facebook Live. (...) Little wonder he’s acting quickly, given that the Senate is now involved. Facebook has heavily implied that algorithms are responsible for how the site selects “trending” stories. But reports over the last few weeks have revealed that the site is heavily dependent on human editors — editors who appear to share strong liberal biases. A former Facebook editor specifically named Breitbart as one of the sites whose content Facebook has deprioritised in the past as part of its unofficial “blacklisting” practices. (More)
12/ Today I am challenging Mark Zuckerberg to sit down with me for 30 minutes on camera, to reassure us of his commitment to free speech.
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) May 13, 2016
Leaked Documents Prove#Obama Ally Facebook— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) May 13, 2016
➡️ #Conservative Censorshiphttps://t.co/BRZFIqtMHd snook users-see/ pic.twitter.com/4REZKJKbCT
How the invisible hand of #Facebook 'can influence politics' https://t.co/z4cvenELK9 #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/dReTwEqWuX— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) May 13, 2016
Seems Facebook stopped making trending topics purely algorithmic after criticisms about lack of Ferguson coverage. https://t.co/IZbWHAp4Zo— Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) May 12, 2016
Admittedly, bias is hard to prove, and for all we know the former employees that spoke to Gizmodo could have been trying to seek some type of revenge against Facebook. But an article in The Guardian based on leaked documents about the trending news operation shows that human intervention plays a key part in what winds up as a Trending Topic, and that blacklisting is indeed possible. The bottom line is that Facebook needs to be more transparent in how news is curated on its site. Stocky’s post is a step in the right direction, especially if it leads to a more balanced Trending Topics. (More)
Facebook Defends Itself Against Charges of Bias Against Conservatives, but Questions Remain: Facebook, which ... https://t.co/LbqK55Rqp0— Polinco News (@PolincoNews) May 13, 2016
May 12, 2016
FACEBOOK STAFF ARE MAJOR HILLARY DONORS
May 11, 2016
FACEBOOK: "WE ARE MOVED BY GOOD INTENTIONS"
Did Facebook really suppress #CPAC coverage? @MichaelFNunez Tech Editor at @Gizmodo says yes. #tcothttps://t.co/OC0MiFYpI0— CPAC (@CPAC) May 10, 2016
Fakebook's trending topics man has reacted to the allegations with a typical pomo answer running basically as follows: You may well see it that way, but we from our end have a different perspective. Moreover, we are moved by good intentions. Case closed.
The person in charge of Facebook’s Trending Topics section, which has come under fire in recent days over accusations that the social media platform deliberately suppressed news articles that were published on conservative websites, is a maximum donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Tom Stocky, Facebook’s vice president of product management, issued a response to the report that was first published by Gizmodo by claiming that he has not found any evidence that the accusations within the report are true.
“My team is responsible for Trending Topics, and I want to address today’s reports alleging that Facebook contractors manipulated Trending Topics to suppress stories of interest to conservatives (...) We take these reports extremely seriously, and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true.” “Facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum. There are rigorous guidelines in place for the review team to ensure consistency and neutrality.”
Facebook Manager In Charge of Trending Topics is Max Clinton Donor https://t.co/mHXnAUx2OG |But he was completely unbiased in his selections— Don Lueking (@dlueking) May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
FACEBOOK CENSORING IS OUT OF CONTROL!
With another censored Dutch political text, Facebook chooses Erdogan's side. Is Turkey a new market #Zuckerberg? pic.twitter.com/WgzIym6ANI— End of Europe (@End_of_Europe) May 10, 2016
Suckberg's censoring is totally out of control. Victims of Fakebook's social justice crusade are today a Dutch Labor MP protesting Erdogan's crack down on the free press who had her content removed; a FoxNews program was banned for 30 days like an unruly toddler. As a private company Facebook makes it own rules, but consumers are free to boycott their policies. Below you will find instructions how to delete your account.
@TheFive 30 day ban on facebook for this pic.twitter.com/2U5QsHHU4h
— G (@gmel0) May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016
FORMER FACEBOOK WORKERS BLOW THE WHISTLE!
Matt Drudge Warns of the End of the Internet.
Facebook’s news curators would regularly suppress news stories important to conservative readers and keep them off the “trending” news section coveted by publications, a journalist and former Facebook employee told Gizmodo. Some of the topics that were allegedly excluded from the “trending” feed included Chris Kyle, the legendary Navy SEAL killed in 2013, the Drudge Report, controversial former IRS official Lois Lerner and comedian Steven Crowder. The former employee who spoke to Gizmodo said the censoring of news disturbed him to the point that he felt compelled to keep track of topics that were suppressed. “I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news,” the former Facebook news curator said. “Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending. … I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz,” the curator added. (Source)
- MARK ZUCKERBERG CAUGHT ON HOT MIC SAYING FACEBOOK WILL CENSOR ANTI-MIGRANT POSTS Facebook CEO tells German chancellor "we need to do some work" (Source)
May 6, 2016
THINGS GOOGLE KNOWS ABOUT YOU
How to find out everything #Google knows about you. #privacy https://t.co/va956vmjuJ pic.twitter.com/NzxHDmwVDh— Scott Levy (@FuelOnline) May 5, 2016