Category Archives: Social Media

September 16, 2017

Gab Declares War On Google, Files Lawsuit

According to Gab’s CEO Andrew Torba, “Google is the biggest threat to the free flow of information. Gab started to fight against the big tech companies in the marketplace, and their monopolistic conduct has forced us to bring the fight to the courtroom.”

Free speech social media site Gab AI, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Google for violations of the Clayton Act and Sherman Act. The lawsuit stems from Google removing Gab from its Google Play Android app store on spurious grounds of “hate speech” arising from posts by users.

Google did not accuse Gab of hate speech, but used third party content as a pretext to justify its own business ends. Gab, a startup, aims to bring “folks together of all races, religions, and creeds who share in the common ideals of Western values, individual liberty and the free exchange and flow of information.”

According to Gab’s attorney, Marc Randazza, Google’s conduct is a straightforward violation of the antitrust laws “Google Play and Android have monopoly power in the app store market, and Google’s apps YouTube and Google+ compete directly against Gab. Google’s intimate partnership with Twitter, which also competes against Gab, makes Google’s control of all Android apps available through the Play Store a serious restraint of trade issue.”

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September 12, 2017

Mike Cernovich interviews Andrew Torba CEO of Gab.ai (Video)

Must watch video.

September 10, 2017

Twitter Moves to Silence All Criticism of Islam

As Sharia continues to descend over the Internet.

Remember Google’s old motto, “Don’t be evil”? It sounds so ironic now, with the social media giants all rushing to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions and choke off all criticism of Islam. Twitter is working so hard to do this that it should adopt a new motto: “Be evil.”

Twitter certainly lives by that motto. It lets stand open death threats against me. It censors content to suit Iran’s Islamic authorities. It has flagged as “hateful” tweets stating the fact that Islam is not a religion of peace and reporting accurately about anti-Semitic statements by an imam. It has let Islamic State accounts stand while banning those of people who report terrorists. It has shadowbanned my account, preventing thousands of readers from seeing Jihad Watch posts.

And it isn’t just me, of course. Breitbart reported Monday that “a Muslim apostate and high profile campaigner against both female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage has been suspended from micro-blogging platform Twitter, amidst a wider crackdown on right wing voices on the website, and other online platforms like Facebook.”

The human rights activist in question, Shazia Hobbs, explained: “It’s absolutely disgusting. There was no reason given. Twitter would not tell me what tweets were in violation of their rules. They said it was because of ‘harassment’. All I tweet about is the rape of Pakistani children by Pakistani men.”

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August 22, 2017

‘Trump Must Hang’ Prof Doubles Down On Inflammatory Tweets

“Justice = the execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant.”

A California State University, Fresno professor doubled down on inflammatory tweets like “Trump must hang” in an interview released Sunday.

Lars Maischak, a history lecturer at Fresno State, tweeted “Trump must hang,” “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?” and other remarks, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in April. The university banned Maischak from campus, but the professor still insists that his remarks were taken out of context, according to YourCentralValley.com.

Maischak claimed that he was not trying to incite violence, and alleged that the media misrepresented his remarks.

“It is only in the processing by the propaganda outlets on the web who make it a sport, who make it a business out of finding professors, actors, journalists and so forth and harass them by inciting an online lynch mob that this became a [controversy] to people,” Maischak said.

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July 25, 2017

Food stamp fraud running wild on social media

“Some people are getting really stupid. They showed on the news tonight people selling food stamps on Facebook and Craigslist.”

Earlier this year, the Trump administration’s budget proposed slashing $193 billion from the food stamp program over the next decade. The food stamp cuts, which represents a 25% decrease from existing levels, were described by the White House as “reforms that tighten eligibility and encourage work.” The proposed budget seeks to “close eligibility loopholes, target benefits to the neediest households, and require able-bodied adults to work.”

After the latest budget was released last week, news outlets began carrying stories about food stamp fraud, including those that take place online. Believe it or not, people are buying and selling food stamps on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Craigslist.

“Some people are getting really stupid. They showed on the news tonight people selling food stamps on Facebook and Craigslist. Why would you put that on Craigslist and Facebook; messing it up for people that really need their food stamps to buy food,” was a comment by Facebook user Monique Mosely back in April.

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July 10, 2017

The Sum of Knowledge (Video)

“Digital activists are paid employees; their purpose is to attack anyone who’s posting something contrary to the view the page owner wants expressed.”

It’s perhaps one of the most important and pitched battles of our time: The battle to control information and sway public opinion. What can you believe? Who’s telling the truth? What’s real? Trust in the national media breaks along partisan lines. According to the latest survey: just 11 percent of Republicans now trust national news organizations, down from last year. Over the same period, Democrats’ trust has gone up, to 34 percent. Trust in social sites like Facebook and Twitter is in the single digits for all political persuasions; a reflection that the web is a free-for-all, where news is faked, and popular sites are subject to manipulation or censorship. We investigate efforts to control: The Sum of All Knowledge.

As a Donald Trump supporter, Andrew Torba felt like odd man out in California’s Silicon Valley home of prominent tech firms like Apple, Facebook and Google. Last year he was outraged when he attended this campaign rally in San Jose and saw violent anti-Trump protesters attacking Trump supporters.

Sharyl: Did you post these feelings online?

Andrew Torba: Yes.

Sharyl: On what?

Torba: On Facebook, on Twitter, I wrote a blog about it. And immediately, without getting into any of the issues or anything, I was automatically labeled a racist, a bigot, etc. Venture capitalists, people that I respected and had worked with on a very close level, just wrote me off completely and blacklisted me completely.

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July 3, 2017

Facebook will start hiding spam public posts from users sharing ‘vast amounts per day’

The social network said it wants to make people’s news feed more ‘informative’

Facebook is due to start hiding posts from people who spam users’ news feed with clickbait, sensationalised and misinformative articles.

In a statement, the social media giant said it was making the update “to reduce low quality links” in users’ news feed.

Facebook said it carried out research which showed that a small group of users were “routinely sharing vast amounts of public posts per day”, which was effectively spamming people’s feeds.

The study showed that the same people, who were sharing vast amounts of public posts, were also sharing low quality content.

As a result of the research, Facebook said it would “deprioritise” posts being shared from those accounts.

The new policy will only apply to links for individual articles and domains – pages, videos, photos, check-ins or status updates will not be affected.

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June 14, 2017

Lawsuit filed against social media companies over Dallas ambush shooting

The lawsuit charges social media corporations with “providing material support to terrorist groups and profiting from the content those groups posts.”

A new lawsuit claims social media companies created a hostile atmosphere that led to a gunman shooting and killing five Dallas officers last July.

The suit alleges Facebook, Google and Twitter are sponsors of terrorism because they allow inflammatory posts and that they make money from the posts by the ads they attach to them.

The lawsuit aims to force social media sites to have strict content regulations, but legal experts say the case will be difficult to prove. Dallas attorney Nicole Knox, who is not a part of the lawsuit, said it seems unlikely the suit would be successful.

“It’s a tough sale from a moral standpoint that we’re allowing this to happen, but under the law I think it’s permitted,” Knox said.

ISIS posted a new YouTube video in early June this year of the July 7 ambush shootings using footage from a bystander’s cell phone in a parking garage showing officers under siege at Main Street and Lamar.

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May 28, 2017

Facebook’s cut-price hate video ‘police’: Social media giant ‘pays young Filipinos £1.81 an hour to assess and remove terror-related material from the site’

An army of Facebook workers are tasked with removing terror-related material. MoS investigation reveals that Facebook has hired young Filipinos to do the job. Hundreds of them – some of who have limited English – ‘earn just £1.81 an hour’. They face being sacked if they fail to meet quotas, assessing hundreds of posts. The social media giant recorded profits of more than £4.7 billion in 2015 alone.

They are the army of workers who man Facebook’s front line, tasked with removing offensive and terror-related material from the internet giant’s site.

But a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered the multi-billion pound social networking site employs hundreds of young Filipinos – some with limited English skills – who work gruelling shifts and say they earn just £1.81 an hour.

They are forced to decide in seconds whether or not to delete videos, pictures and posts which are too graphic or violent.

Staff face being sacked if they fail to meet strict quotas that mean they have to assess hundreds of extreme posts every shift.

Facebook, which recorded profits of more than £4.7 billion in 2015, has come under fire for giving a platform to terrorists to spread their hateful propaganda.

Last week, Theresa May demanded a crackdown on social media giants that refuse to co-operate on terror.

In the wake of the Manchester attack, handbooks imploring extremists to target concerts were found on the internet.

The army of moderators are part of Facebook’s community standards team whose job is to police the site.

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April 20, 2017

Jack Posobiec: The Coming Censorship of Livestream (Video)

TheRebel.media’s DC Bureau Chief Jack Posobiec warns that social media companies will regulate livestreams in the name of “public safety,” but really to maintain the MSM’s monopoly.