Category Archives: Social Media

February 20, 2018

‘SPOILED!’: Twitter ROASTS U.S. Olympic Skiers After They Bail Out Of Team Competition

America’s top skiers say they won’t participate because there’s no chance of winning a medal.

Twitter users are roasting the U.S. Olympic ski team after stars Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, and Mikaela Shiffrin have refused to participate in a team event scheduled for the last day of Olympic competition because — as Vonn reportedly put it — there was no chance the team was going to medal.

Shifferin, Vonn, and Ligety were each dispatched to the Olympics with high hopes of achievement for the United States’s team, but aside from Shifferin’s single gold medal in the first women’s giant slalom event, the three skiers have had difficulty rising above fifth place. Both Vonn and Ligety performed well below expectations in their events.

Shifferin withdrew from the women’s downhill early Monday morning, claiming that she needed the time to focus on the women’s combined event instead, set to take place Thursday, after a disappointing loss in an earlier Alpine contest.

The Olympic team event was supposed to be the penultimate Alpine ski event at the Olympic games, with 16 teams competing in a “knock-out”-style elimination challenge across skiing disciplines. The purpose of the event, the IOC said, was to take what is generally an individual-focused sport and encourage cooperative participation among members of the same country’s team.

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January 30, 2018

DML Op-Ed: Facebook operating a massive bait and switch game

Putting it all together, it is clear to see the strategy. They charged us to get people to LIKE our page only to hide our content from the people we paid to attract. And now, in what feels like a ransom offering, they want us to pay $800 per post to reach 1/3 of our LIKES. If this is not a bait and switch deal, I don’t know what is.

Facebook has lined their pockets by offering publishers the opportunity to buy ads that help build Facebook communities. A publisher such as DML News puts out an ad on Facebook to target users in the hope they will LIKE our page, thus, making it so the person receives our content in its newsfeed.

DML News has spent more than $100k over a two-year period to target like-minded conservatives.

Unfortunately, the ads have limited success. The best way to build real LIKES is to create viral videos and to have a consistent and busy publishing schedule.

Over the course of time, Facebook has screwed with the publisher’s ability to reach the audience they’ve built up over time. Here is an example: For the past two years, DML News has consistently posted original content. On average, we have 40 unique posts per day. For a very long time, our posts to Facebook would result in 1,000 people landing on our website at any given moment during the day. But they’ve changed things at Facebook so drastically that today, the number is more like 150.

Facebook has literally stripped us of our reach. We may have 1.1M LIKES, but our posts reach just a few thousand people. Notice the photo below, a post that would once reach 100k people, now reach a mere 6k out of the 1.1M who have LIKED our page.

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January 16, 2018

Hundreds of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages” (Video)

Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view “everything you post” on their servers, including private “sex messages,” and “d*ck pics.” The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

January 14, 2018

Why is @TeamYouTube Censoring My Videos and Cutting my Subscribers? by Mike Cernovich

If YouTube doesn’t fix my channel immediately, we will be holding a march and a free speech rally in front of YouTube Headquarters.

YouTube unsubscribes people during my streams, and manipulates my video results.

In April 2017 I began developing my YouTube channel in earnest. My subscriber count quickly doubled, and on some days I gained close to 2,000 subscribers.

I quickly jumped from 25,000 subscribers in April to over 50,000 in June.

Then YouTube began manipulating my channel, and started unsubscribing people. As you can see on this chart, I went from gaining 1,780 subscribers on one day to losing 45 the next, and it’s been all downhill since.

My live streams went from having around 1,800 simultaneous viewers to have 10 or 20. That’s not a typo, and this drop happened overnight.

I stopped streaming on YouTube as it wasn’t worth my time.

Now I have new tech, which allows me to easily stream to all channels simultaneously. I’m back on YouTube.

Today I only had 55 people watching my live stream. I didn’t forget to add a zero, that’s fifty-five. 55 people out of over 65,000 subscribers were watching live? How does this make sense?

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January 12, 2018

Twitter Leaks: Employees Describe Extreme Social Justice Warrior Climate at Tech Giant

Twitter has sprung a leak.

In several exclusive interviews with Breitbart, former employees of the company reveal a company dependent on celebrities, hostile to free speech, and silently fuming at President Trump’s continued dominance on the platform. It corroborates the recent Project Veritas exposé of a platform that is hopelessly biased and committed to censoring non-progressive voices.

Our first source, who, like the others, wishes to remain anonymous, described how the company rapidly abandoned its commitment to free speech after former CEO Dick Costolo was replaced by Jack Dorsey, who the source described as “the definition of a social justice warrior.”

The majority of Twitter’s management, says the source, believes the leftist idea that “hate speech is violence.” They “absolutely” believe in the idea that “abuse scares people off the platform,” and that certain types of speech “silence” other speech.

According to the source, Twitter’s Trust & Safety and Legal departments (distinct from the Trust & Safety Council, which is made up of left-wing advocacy organizations), are “more tolerant of free speech than you might think,” but later adds that social justice warriors like Anita Sarkeesian still probably have direct access to Twitter’s upper management.

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January 11, 2018

Undercover Video: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions

“One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting and no one sees their content. So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it.”

In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

This video release follows the first undercover Twitter exposé Project Veritas released on January 10th which showed Twitter Senior Network Security Engineer Clay Haynes saying that Twitter is “more than happy to help the Department of Justice with their little [President Donald Trump] investigation.” Twitter responded to the video with a statement shortly after that release, stating “the individual depicted in this video was speaking in a personal capacity and does not represent of speak for Twitter.” The video released by Project Veritas today features eight employees, and a Project Veritas spokesman said there are more videos featuring additional employees coming.

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January 5, 2018

Anti-invasion group hits Twitter with civil-rights complaint

Immigration PAC blocked for issuing statement about DACA legislation.

Top conservatives repeatedly have documented their censorship by Twitter, Facebook and Google over their conservative views.

Now Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a leading non-profit group that opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, is filing a complaint with the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

The complaint was prompted by Twitter’s suspension of the organization’s account for seven days over Christmas.

Twitter suspended ALIPAC’s account after the group posted a note celebrating Congress’ inability to pass the DREAM Act, or any comparable legislation, to protect Dreamers from deportation, before going into recess for the holidays.

The social-media organization claimed it was “hateful content” for ALIPAC to state its political position.

“ALIPAC’s suspension from Twitter following the defeat of DACA legislation in D.C., and the blocked ads were considered by Twitter to be ‘hateful content,’ although [a] simple inspection of the ads and posts show they do not violate the stated rules on Twitter,” ALIPAC explained when it announced its plans for action against Twitter.

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December 31, 2017

Facebook is a Social Catastrophe – Jonathan Haidt (Video)

With all the recent findings of Facebook’s psychological exploits of its users, its disastrous long term effects on society, combined with their unethical practice of selling your privacy and data to corporations and the nanny-state, how does anyone in their right mind voluntarily continue to use Facebook and social media?

December 20, 2017

The Great Twitter Purge Is Here

Twitter has begun its long-anticipated purge of right-wing and far-right accounts, under the guise of cracking down on “violent extremism.” Meanwhile, far-left accounts connected to real-world violence remain active on the platform.

So far, the Twitter purge includes multiple accounts connected to the alt-right and “race realism,” including Jared Taylor and the account of white advocacy magazine American Rennaissance. The publisher of the alt-right magazine Occidental Dissent also received a ban.

Also banned was the deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen, who was retweeted by President Trump last month.

Proud Boy Magazine, the account of the pro-western fraternal organization founded by CRTV honest Gavin McInnes, was also kicked off Twitter.

Also purged was the European identitarian group Generation Identity, and the English Defence League, an anti-Islamization group founded by Rebel Media contributor Tommy Robinson.

Twitter says that they are targeting their bans against groups and individuals that are connected to “violent extremism” and organizations that “use or promote violence against civilians to further their cause.” Twitter announced last month they are will now monitor and sanction users for behavior that does not take place on their platform, including offline behavior.

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November 30, 2017

Trump’s FCC chairman accuses Twitter of silencing conservatives (Video)

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is going on the offensive against tech companies in an effort to make his case for repealing net neutrality rules.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday accused Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) and other tech companies of being disingenuous by arguing for a free and open internet while they “routinely block or discriminate against content they don’t like.”

The remarks came as part of a speech on his recently revealed plan to unravel Obama-era net neutrality protections at a telecom policy event in Washington DC. The 2015 rules were intended to keep the internet open and fair by preventing broadband providers from playing favorites with online content.

Pai argued that it’s actually the “edge providers,” the FCC’s term for services like Google and Facebook, that “are a much bigger actual threat to an open Internet than broadband providers, especially when it comes to discrimination on the basis of viewpoint.”

Pai, a Republican commissioner appointed to head the agency by President Trump, specifically called out Twitter for appearing to have a “double standard when it comes to suspending or de-verifying conservative users’ accounts as opposed to those of liberal users.

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