Category Archives: Social Media

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.

April 7, 2017

Tommy Robinson confronts Twitter troll (Video)

Tommy Robinson of TheRebel.media met face to face with the young man who incited people on Twitter to murder Tommy.

April 3, 2017

4 Social Networks That Will Not Censor, Shadow Ban or Prohibit Free Speech

As censorship hits social media, look for alternatives to exercise your free speech.

With rumors gaining steam that Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter are working to suppress, block, or shadow ban viewpoints that dissent form the liberal left, globalist narrative, many prominent, conservative social media power users like Paul Joseph Watson and Dave Cullen are working to build free speech social networks on alternative platforms…social networks free from globalist influence, CIA surveillance, and silicon valley cronyism.

Here are four social networks where “deplorables” can build a following, without the risks of having their profiles (and free speech) sabotaged by a liberal left witch hunt.

1. Vidme (https://vid.me/)Build the world’s most creator-friendly video community. Over 25 million people use Vidme every month to upload and watch videos, and we’re just getting started.

2. Minds (https://www.minds.com/)Open source platform for freedom. Speak your mind and truly be heard. Freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.

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March 14, 2017

Facebook Reports BBC Journalists to Police After They Flag Pedophile Posts

“Facebook’s failure to remove illegal content from its website is appalling and violates the agreements they have in place to protect children,” declared the charity in a statement. “It also raises the question of what content they consider to be inappropriate and dangerous to children.”

Facebook reported a group of BBC journalists to the police after they highlighted and sent the social network images posted on Facebook that broke the site’s terms of service during an investigation on pedophiles.

“As part of an investigation into pedophile groups on Facebook, the BBC flagged 100 pieces of infringing content via the report button,” Gizmodo reported. “Despite its own rule that ‘nudity or other sexually suggestive content’ is forbidden, Facebook removed just 18.”

“When the BBC pointed this out to director of policy Simon Milner and asked for an interview, he agreed on the condition the BBC provided examples of the images – for which Facebook then reported the journalists involved to the National Crime Agency,” they continued. “To add insult to injury, after reporting journalists for complying with its request for examples of images that moderators had not removed, Facebook then canceled the promised interview.”

In a statement, Facebook accused the BBC of breaking the law while distribution images of “child exploitation.”

“It is against the law for anyone to distribute images of child exploitation,” said Facebook. “When the BBC sent us such images we followed our industry’s standard practice and reported them to CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre).”

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December 31, 2016

Facebook Content Creators Fight Back Against Site Censorship as Pages Removed

Like the meme page revolt earlier this year, which included some of Facebook’s largest meme pages, #PowerToThePages seeks to raise awareness of the censorship that is currently taking place on the platform.

A group of nearly a thousand of Facebook’s top page owners are attempting to put a halt to the site’s increasing censorship.

“I have lost 4.3 million likes on one of my pages with a reach of over 183 million daily, and was gaining approximately 15,000 fans weekly,” claimed page owner Jason Karpowich, who has allegedly lost around four other pages with 1 million likes each, and around 50 with between 100,000 and 500,000 likes. “Overall, with all of the Facebook page purges, I lost around 12 million fans and with the loss of these pages a few families have lost their income due to these unjust Facebook purges/unpublishings.”

“We have been trying to contact Facebook for months to no avail,” he continued. “The only response you get is from a bot and auto response, so we formed a group called #PowerToThePages to get the Facebook page owners together.”

Social media entrepreneur and WTF Magazine owner Jason M. Fyk, who is also a part of the #PowerToThePages group, told Breitbart Tech that Facebook’s purge of pages meant that he had to let go of his former employees and rethink his business steps after they reduced his traffic substantially. He was even sanctioned by the site for posting a picture of Family Guy cartoon star Peter Griffin dancing while holding his digital man-boobs.

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December 20, 2016

Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by Orlando shooting victims’ families

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, uses popular Internet services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to spread propaganda, to attract and train new recruits, to celebrate terrorist attacks and publicize executions.

Facebook, Google and Twitter are being sued by the families of three victims slain in the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub for allegedly providing “material support” to the Islamic State.

The lawsuit, first reported by Fox News, was filed Monday in federal court in the eastern district of Michigan on behalf of the families of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero.

The lawsuit is the latest to target popular Internet services for making it too easy for the Islamic State to spread its message. In June, the family of a California college student killed in last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris sued Facebook, Google and Twitter. Keith Altman, the attorney representing the three families in the Orlando nightclub lawsuit, also represents the family of that student, Nohemi Gonzalez, in the Paris terrorist attacks lawsuit.

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December 3, 2016

Report: Facebook Planning to Promote News from ‘Favored’ Media Partners

Facebook is developing a feature that will promote content in people’s news feeds from publishers specifically chosen by the company, according to a report from Business Insider.

The feature, which will be known as Collections, will reportedly promote news stories, videos, and other content from publishers “handpicked” by Facebook.

Business Insider, who say they have spoken to people involved in the project as well as seeing internal Facebook documentation, reports that Facebook are planning on approaching their preferred media companies in the coming weeks.

As a result of the Collections system, partner companies chosen by Facebook will achieve a far greater reach to Facebook’s 1.8 billion user base than they would normally.

In the run up the election, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz gave over $35 million to left-wing causes in an attempt to defeat Donald Trump, whilst Hillary Clinton was the largest single beneficary of political donations from Facebook employees.

The development comes following hysteria surrounding the rise of “fake news,” with many people blaming the role of social media, particularly Facebook, for the election of Donald Trump.

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November 25, 2016

Report: Facebook Working on Chinese Censorship Tool to Restrict News

Facebook is reportedly working on a censorship tool that will restrict banned news from user’s timelines in preparation to launch officially in China.

The social network, which has been banned in communist China since 2oo9, reportedly sees “the country’s 1.3 billion residents as a source of enormous potential growth” in a climate where user growth is on the decline.

According to The Verge, Facebook has previously “taken down posts in other countries around the world, including Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey. But the tool now in development would prevent the posts from ever surfacing in the News Feed at all.”

Several employees have reportedly left the company in protest of the tool’s development, however Facebook has yet to either publicly confirm or deny their expansion into China.

“We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country,” said a Facebook spokesperson to The Verge. “However, we have not made any decision on our approach to China. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform.”

China passed a new bill this month which seeks to further prohibit criticism of the communist government, as well as anonymous internet browsing.

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