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Oct 25 12:45

After Megyn Kelly Fired, Should Joy Behar of ‘The View’ Be Fired for Wearing Blackface?

This morning, it was confirmed that Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host, was fired from her new NBC morning show after she defended blackface as a Halloween costume. In today’s political and racial climate, the left-wing backlash against Kelly was predictably swift. But, as usual, the outrage doesn’t extend to the left’s political allies. Uncovered video from a past episode of the hyper-liberal show “The View” revealed Joy Behar altering her skin color and wearing blackface to dress as an African-American for Halloween.

Oct 25 12:01

CNN Attacks Trump for Not Taking Responsibility for Pipe Bombs at His Wisconsin Rally – WTH?

The Secret Service announced that suspicious packages were sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
George Soros, former AG Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters were also sent mail bombs.
And another suspicious package was sent to Maxine Waters in California.

No one has taken responsibility for the bomb scares today.

But the kooks at CNN attacked President Trump for not taking responsibility for some nut sending suspicious pipe bombs to several liberal leaders and CNN.

CNN: President Trump said the media should set a “civil tone” following a series of bomb scares, taking no responsibility for the national political environment as he spoke at a rally in Wisconsin.

Oct 25 11:48

Khashoggi case: How 'loyal' Arab media echoed the Saudi line

Saudi Arabia's financial clout among the Arab media has given it an influential tool as it grapples with the international outcry over the death of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

From the time Khashoggi vanished into the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, newspapers and television stations across the region allied with Riyadh have echoed the Saudi denial of any knowledge of his fate.

Or they wove alternative scenarios of an alleged plot by Saudi Arabia's top rivals Qatar and Turkey to destabilise the kingdom.

After more than two weeks of international pressure, the kingdom last weekend acknowledged Khashoggi's death inside the consulate, claiming he was killed by accident during an interrogation gone awry and promising to punish those responsible.

The loyal media immediately switched gears to praise the kingdom's sense of justice and the decisiveness of its monarch, King Salman. Some even commended the kingdom for its transparency.

Oct 25 11:47

NY Times Publishes Trump Assassination Fantasy In Which the Secret Service Collaborates With Russian to Kill President

The New York Times published a Trump assassination fantasy article on Tuesday.

The New York Times.

Yet there is no outcry from the rest of the media even as the mail bomb wave of dubious devices targeting high ranking Democrats and CNN has brought a renewed call for civility in politics.

Last year, the Times sponsored a Trump assassination fantasy in the production of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare in the Park, defiantly standing by its sponsorship as other corporations including Delta and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship of the play.

Oct 25 11:00

Megyn Kelly Taken Off Air, Reportedly Being Shopped to Other Networks

Megyn Kelly has been taken off the air during 9am slot on NBC following blowback after she questioned the offensiveness of blackface, angering much of her audience and colleagues at the network.

Oct 25 10:43

Woman holds 'Fake News Fake Bombs' sign outside Florida governors debate

A woman was photographed holding a sign that read "Democrats Fake News Fake Bombs" outside the Broward College building hosting Florida's gubernatorial debate on Wednesday.

The photo, first shared on Twitter by Florida Democratic Party spokesman Kevin Donohoe, shows a woman in what appears to be a DeSantis campaign shirt, holding the sign.

DeSantis supporters carrying signs that say “fake news, fake bombs” outside tonight’s debate.

Oct 25 10:41

How CNN boss Jeff Zucker helped elect a US president and a governor of California

One thing you have to understand about Mr. Zucker. What he does, he does for show. For ratings. If he could get away with claiming Trump met with Putin on the dark side of the moon to concoct a way to beat Hillary Clinton, he would run with it. If he could get away with claiming Arnold Schwarzenegger was the love child of Joseph Stalin and Greta Garbo, he would lead the evening newscast with it. He keeps selling the CNN Trump-Russia “investigation” because he’s (barely) getting away with it and he thinks it’ll keep drawing an audience.

In April, CNN boss Jeff Zucker told the New York Times, “The idea that politics is sport is undeniable, and we understood that and approached it that way.” The “it” was certainly the 2016 presidential campaign.

Zucker always has understood politics in this corrupt way—and in the process, he helped elect a US president and a California governor.

Who is Trump’s most consistent media enemy now? CNN is right up there.

Oct 25 10:14

INTERPOL ALERT ISSUED BY TURKEY FOR EXILED JOURNALISTS PRESIDENT ERDOGAN WANTS TO TOSS IN JAIL

Turkey's government has already locked up more than 70 journalists -- most of them in the wake of a failed coup. President Recep Erdogan says the imprisoned journalists are terrorists and criminals, but rather than offer evidence of wrongdoing, Erdogan just keeps throwing more of them in jail.

The notoriously thin-skinned president has been eliminating dissent and criticism since he took power, so there's no reason to give his accusations of criminal activity credence. Erdogan has leaned on favorable laws elsewhere in the world to press for criminal charges and extradition of citizens of other nations who've offended his delicate sensibilities.

As a player on the world stage, Erdogan and his government will use whatever tools they have available to continue to eliminate their critics. It appears Erdogan is now asking the world's police forces to help him track down journalists he hasn't yet jailed. (h/t Mutlu Civiroglu)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan has pushed this country back into a neofeudal theocracy, with all the modern accouterments, like Russia's S-300, added to the mix, and any criticism of anything he does is not tolerated.

Years ago, before he brought in his repressive reign, I would have said that Turkey was on my bucket list; but with him and his minions in power, not anymore.

Oct 25 06:40

George Soros' Son: Trump's anti-Semitic and anti-Democratic Rhetoric Led to Bomb Scare

Alexander Soros connects explosive devices sent to Democrats to right-wing political incitement: 'I cannot see it divorced from the new normal of political demonization that plagues us today'. The younger Soros also accused Trump of indulging in an anti-Semitic trope that often places his father, a Jewish billionaire who supports liberal causes, at the center of a world-wide conspiracy.

Oct 24 12:42

Media, Without Evidence, Blames President Trump for Bomb Scares to Prominent Democrats

Mainstream media pundits have placed the blame for several bomb attempts against prominent Democrat politicians squarely on the shoulders of President Trump.

Explosive devices have been found at the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and George Soros, as well as CNN headquarters in New York City.

The packages reportedly contained a return address for Schultz, though it’s unclear if that was simply a means to chase investigators off the trail or a way to have the packages accepted based on the friendly source.

The media, however, knows the true source of these bombings. At least they think they do. And the culprit of course is… President Trump, of course.

Oct 24 12:08

‘JUST THE BEGINNING’: TOP NEOCON INSIDER CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR FACEBOOK PURGE, SAYS MORE TO COME

Purge of alt-media by FB is ‘us pushing back, just a beginning’ – censorship insider.

An employee of a leading Washington DC think tank has reportedly taken credit for the resent purge of alternative media by Facebook and Twitter, claiming it to be necessary to fight against ‘fake news’ from Russia and China.
In the latest act of apparent censorship of political speech online, US-based tech giants this month shut down hundreds of user accounts. Some belonged to well-established alternative media outlets with hundreds of thousands of followers, like The Free Thought Project or The Anti Media. A senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, a leading think tank advocating US global supremacy, seems to have at least partially taken credit for this.

“Russia, China, and other foreign states take advantage of our open political system,” Jamie Fly said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder, just how much of Jamie Fly's portfolio is focused on defense stocks; I would be willing to think, quite a bit. So in this next global war, he is probably going to make quite a killing, literally and figuratively.

Folks, this is NOT about "Russia and China"; it is those in the very bowels of power in DC, who do not want you to know any reality, other than the codswallop they push down your throat, and expect you to swallow, whole.

It is their narrative they want listened to and followed, as an agenda which demands specific action; this is the reason they are attempting to sensor the Net, because when the next Big War comes, they are going to want you to just sleepwalk into it, with no complaints, and will, again come for your sons, but this time will come for your daughters, after a new military draft is installed.

Folks, we are already in the final phases of a new world war, with Iran, Russia, and China being demonized as the reason the war had to happen. But those at the top of the food chain understand that without a new war, the economy in this country will collapse like a deck of cards, under the weight of Washington's gross negligence, mismanagement, and corruption.

Use other alternative media, like the ones Daisy Luther suggested, and talk to your friends and your family. That unholy triumverate of Facebook, Twitter, and Google need to be put into the fiscal hell of not being used, period, end of discussion.

Oct 24 11:56

View Hosts Blame Trump For Bomb Scare: 'This Is What Happens When [He] Calls You The Enemy Of The People'

The View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar rushed to blame President Donald Trump for the bomb scare at the Time Warner Cable Center in New York City on Wednesday.

Oct 24 11:56

Ex-Clinton Adviser Philippe Reines Suggests Trump To Blame For Bomb Scare

On MSNBC Wednesday, former Clinton adviser Philippe Reines rushed to blame President Donald Trump for the alleged bomb plot against the Clintons, Obama and potentially others which was stopped by the Secret Service.

Oct 24 11:06

MSNBC HOST SAYS TRUMP VOTERS ARE ‘LOATHING, DESPERATELY FEARFUL’ PEOPLE

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell praised those within the migrant caravan headed toward the U.S. on Tuesday night, and criticized supporters of President Donald Trump.

O’Donnell opened his show saying the migrants “would be an asset to this country,” just before describing Trump voters as “loathing, desperately fearful.” He claimed “the only thing they fear more than people from Central America is people from the Middle East.”

Oct 24 10:10

Double Standard: Net Rush to Cover Bomb at Soros’ House, Ignored Attacks on GOP

Federal investigators are looking into who left a pipe bomb in the mailbox of shady liberal billionaire George Soros’ New York mansion Tuesday. In the wake of the bomb attack, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision) rushed to cover the attack and parrot Soros’ condemnation of the “politics of hate.” But their concern for Soros came after all of them had ignored violent assaults and threat against conservative candidates and lawmakers.

Sensationalist anchor David Muir kicked off the report during ABC’s World News Tonight by seemingly pinning the blame for the attack on President Trump. “[T]he FBI on the scene north of New York City after a live bomb was left in the mailbox of a philanthropist who funds Democratic causes and is a frequent target of criticism from the President,” he declared.

Oct 24 10:09

WHAT? Cable News Republican Tries to Argue How Hitler Was Better Man Than Trump

Frequent CNN and MSNBC Republican guest Bruce Bartlett decided to go down quite the rabbit hole Tuesday afternoon, opining on Twitter that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was a better person than President Donald Trump because he served in the (German) military during World War I, was supposedly faithful to his wife (which was debatable), and wrote a book on his own.

Oct 24 10:07

Twitter Bans More Infowars Accounts, But Leaves Farrakhan Alone

Anti-semitism gets a free pass on Twitter, but conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and company do not.

On October 22, Twitter suspended 18 accounts that were affiliated with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars, in a follow up move to the platform’s ban on Alex Jones’ ban on September 6. Twitter had then warned that any accounts linked to Jones and Infowars would be removed. The 18 accounts allegedly were given numerous warnings after many violations.

Not surprisingly, Twitter was influenced by another liberal media outlet in this decision. Just as when CNN and Oliver Darcy influenced the ban on Alex Jones, the Daily Beast’s reporting on accounts linked with Infowars heavily pushed Twitter to take action. The article, written by Will Sommer, reported that “two months after Jones and InfoWars were supposedly shunned, a number of accounts remained live and tweeting.”

Oct 24 09:51

NEW YORK TIMES SLAMMED FOR REJECTING GOSNELL MOVIE AD

The New York Times newspaper has turned down ads factually criticizing the newspaper for refusing to review a controversial abortion movie amid claims of liberal bias and censorship.

The paper also stands accused of trying to insert a false narrative about its refusal to review the film trying to force the advertisement to falsely state the movie producers had failed to make the film available for review.

The paper had agreed to carry a quarter page advertisement for the movie GOSNELL: The Trial of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer but advertising executives demanded it be changed to misrepresent the facts after facing pressure from colleagues in the film section.

Oct 24 09:14

Whistle-Blower Blasts Reuters for Supporting Murderer in Khashoggi's Case

Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, lashed out at the Reuters news agency for collaboration with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the main suspect behind killing Khashoggi, saying that the MbS was the one who ran the brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.

"Bin Salman is attempting to put the blame on his close aides in Khashoggi's case. The report released by Reuters claiming that the 15-member team spoke with Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to the Crown Prince, via Skype was fabricated by bin Salman and the person who spoke with the 15-member team via Skype was bin Salman, himself," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

He added that Reuters is to release another report in which it will claim that Director of bin Salman's Office for Special Affairs Badr al-Asaker and al-Qahtani coordinated the murder and did not inform bin Salman about it.

"It seems that Reuters is collaborating with the murderer>>>

Oct 24 08:52

The Wildly Unregulated Practice of Undercover Cops Friending People on Facebook

Police have come to recognize the fertile hunting ground of social media and are covertly surveilling people and groups there with little oversight. We don’t know how many people have been targeted for undercover surveillance on social media because police departments don’t keep track in a public manner and prefer, in general, not to discuss it. They’re willing to talk about posing as kids online to snare sexual predators—a relatively uncontroversial undercover practice—but they’re far more secretive about targeting suspected gang members, protestors and other “people of interest.” We reached out to dozens of police departments around the country to ask what their policies are when it comes to undercover Facebook police work and discovered that very few have any kind of formal rules governing it.

Oct 24 08:27

Migrant Caravan Not Walking – They’re Being Transported to US Border on the Back of Flat Bed Trucks

The migrant caravan to the US is not walking. That is all for show and just part of a Democrat production. The migrants are actually being carted on the back of flat bed trucks.

The migrants ‘walking’ through Mexico to reach the US appears to be more of a production than reality.

It’s clearly impossible for an individual or a group to cross the southern Mexican border and then walk all the way to the northern Mexican border in a matter of a couple of days. It is simply not possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how the corporate media missed this.

Oct 23 13:57

FLASHBACK - Lawyer: FBI Trained Hal Turner As An "Agent Provocateur"

Internet blogger Harold "Hal" Turner's attorney said today that Turner's background as an FBI informant will be a key part of his defense to charges that he incited violence against two state legislators and a state ethics official.

Superior Court Judge David P. Gold on Tuesday authorized Michael A. Orozco, a New Jersey attorney, to represent Turner. Turner did not appear again in court Tuesday because he remains in federal custody without bail in Chicago, where he is accused of threatening three federal judges.

In asking Gold to allow Orozco to represent Turner, Turner's Connecticut lawyer, Matthew R. Potter, said Orozco has a long-term legal relationship with Turner, plans to bring a complicated First Amendment defense and is familiar with Turner's background as an FBI informant.

That role as an informant for the FBI is a key part of the defense, Orozco said outside court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this the reason Hal put out that bogus story?

Oct 23 11:58

Google does not fall under news aggregators bill, says regulatorMore:http://tass.com/economy/1027256

Google is not covered by the draft law intending to limit foreign participation in news aggregators, Deputy Head of the Russian telecom regulator Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin told TASS on Monday.

"Traffic at the time of considering the issue regarding its inclusion into the register of news aggregators was insufficient," Subbotin said. "It is not included into the register of news aggregators now," he noted.

Google "is not covered" at present by the submitted draft law in case it is approved, Subbotin added.

Authors of the draft law say in the explanatory note that "restrictions are offered for the purpose of preventing the threat to public order in Russia and creating thereby comfortable conditions for development of the civil society." Provisions of the bill stipulate a six-month term to bring constituent documents of companies in compliance with new rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how Google's Russian attorneys got around this one.

Oct 23 11:39

U.S. MEDIA REFUSES TO INFORM THE PUBLIC WHEN ITS COMMENTATORS AND PUNDITS ARE PAID FOREIGN AGENTS

Unbelievably – Rothkopf has the audacity to criticize Trump for having “repeatedly shown great fondness for foreign leaders—even despots and known murderers, human rights abusers and criminals”, while Rothkopf himself is literally a paid agent working to disseminating propaganda for one of the most repressive regimes on the planet, one that does much of the Saudis’ dirty work for it in Washington. And the fact that the Daily Beast makes no disclosure of any of this is what makes this practice – having paid lobbyists and consultants for foreign regimes and corporations masquerade as objective and neutral analysts of the news – such a massive journalistic scandal and fraud.

– From today’s Intercept article: MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely amazing, but perfectly predictable for the corporate presstitutes.

Oct 23 11:19

NEW STUDY SHOWS 25% OF MILLENNIALS SAY THEY HAVE PTSD FROM THE 2016 ELECTION

Researchers surveyed Arizona State University students around the time of President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, and some had stress scores on par with that of school shooting witnesses' seven-month follow-ups.

Oct 23 10:23

The Screens – Why We’re So Crazy and Miserable All the Time

We are surrounded by screens full of voices that are always lying to us, and experts wonder why we’re so crazy and miserable all the time.

Oct 23 10:10

Has America Become a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy?

There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.

Oct 23 09:08

China’s Internet Gatekeeper Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Lu Wei, once the gatekeeper of the internet for the entire population of China, pleaded guilty on Friday to abuse of power and accepting what amounted to US$4.6 million in bribes over the span of his 15-year career.

Lu Wei also made a final statement to the court, and admitted guilt and expressed regret,” Xinhua said.

Wei became the head of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), in 2014, after a career in which he rose to become the director of the state news agency Xinhua, then worked at the Beijing municipal party committee, and the party’s Central Publicity Committee.

As head of the CAC, Wei controlled China’s notorious regime of internet censorship—which included blocking access to Facebook, Google, and Twitter, and introducing criminal charges against citizens who posted banned content.

Oct 23 07:46

Jorge Ramos Tells Fox News 'There's No Invasion' As Sea Of Military-Aged Males Pass Behind Him

As Univision anchor Jorge Ramos assured Fox News host Martha McCallum on Monday that "there's no invasion" going on with the invading migrant caravan a sea of military-aged males could be seen passing behind him.

Oct 23 06:44

'US has weapons to destroy the world 10 times over, but they want more because of China'

The former Republican congressman and head of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity told RT that he doesn't believe a potential US withdrawal from the 1987 treaty would do anything to enhance US security.

Trump, if he follows through with his threat and tears down the landmark treaty, signed between US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, "won't do us any good," Paul said.

The US military industrial complex will try to justify the nuclear build-up by pointing to China's militarization, a growing source of concern for the military establishment.

"It means that the American government, the military industrial complex wants to make a lot more weapons, because it is the Chinese: 'The Chinese are making all those weapons, why can't' we?'"

Oct 22 11:20

YouTube is Now Changing Comments

Oct 22 09:07

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi murder suspect had spy training

The BBC has uncovered new details about one of the men accused of murdering Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist who was critical of his country’s government.

Turkish media identified Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb as being part of a 15-member team of suspected Saudi agents who flew into and out of Istanbul on the day of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance from the city’s Saudi consulate on 2 October.

He is said to have spent two years working in London, with a source describing him as a colonel in Saudi intelligence to US news network CNN.

Oct 22 07:51

Bloomberg: Political Correctness is a Tool of Conservatives Used to Oppress White Liberals

When you hear a media figure say "Americans are living in two different realities," all that means is leftists are living in a fake news media bubble as opposed to the rest of us who are living in reality.

Case in point, this delusional article from Bloomberg's Tyler Cowen which is the exact opposite of reality.

Oct 22 07:51

Axios CEO to Journos: 'Restore Faith And Trust In Media' By Hiding Bias, Quitting Twitter

This is great advice which ensures the media will keep losing!

Oct 20 08:35

Dr. Paul Offit Says Trump, DeNiro Ages Caused Autism In Their Sons

this morning, American pediatrician and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, Paul Offit, has unwittingly intertangled the two media icons. Offit is a staunch supporter of all things vaccines. Both Trump and DeNiro have much more frigid relationships with vaccines. Trump has notably and controversially supported the idea of vaccine injuries. Most of Trump’s rhetoric came prior to his Presidential election win. During a recent interview with Zubin Damani (ZDoggMD), Offit asserted that both Trump’s son Barron and DeNiro’s son Elliot are autistic because of paternal age factors. Meaning, Trump and DeNiro had both of the children over the age of 60, something Offit claims influences the onset of autism. The glowing problem with Offit’s statement is that the Trumps have never said Barron is autistic

Oct 19 13:21

Senator Sherrod Brown Faces New Abuse Allegations

The mainstream media is unsurprisingly silent on recent allegations of abuse levied against Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Congressional Democrats are going to have to take a break from providing cover only for Keith Ellison to now bury any potential blemish to another of their own after they spent weeks fueling the Kavanaugh circus.

Much like those levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Brown is facing allegations from the 1980s.

Oct 19 09:33

ELLE MAGAZINE USES FAKE ‘KANYE-KIM SPLIT UP’ TWEET TO REGISTER VOTERS

Elle Magazine was blasted Thursday after a tweet containing fake news re-directed users to a voter registration page.

The tweet claimed famous celebrity power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were splitting up, and featured a picture of the two, complete with gasp and broken heart emojis.

A link in the tweet redirects to WhenWeAllVote.com, a non-profit voter registration site co-chaired by former First Lady Michelle Obama, Hamilton actor and author Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a slew of other liberal entertainers.

Oct 18 18:55

62-minute ‘Is Trump for Real?’ documentary: ‘Drain swamp,’ ‘fake news,’ ‘Deep State,’ etc. contrived talking points with fake Truth hints for just another puppet-President VS 10-minute ‘Q - We are The Plan’: White Hat critical mass using Trump

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

I’m going to provide summaries of two polar positions of our world of the present:

1. President Trump is just another heartless, narcissistic, anti-leader to psychopathically lie Americans into at least allowing ongoing rogue state empire. Nothing has changed.

2. President Trump is commanded by White Hat Patriots about to open ~56,000 sealed federal indictments to arrest .01% rogue state criminals, restore honesty and the US Constitution, all for a future brighter than we can imagine.

1. Trump as just another chump

Friend, colleague, and retired AP US History teacher John Hankey created JFK Dark Legacy (featured here), that among ~100 film clips I show high school students when I teach US history has been their very favorite with demand to see the entire documentary. John turns his sharp mind and creativity in Is Trump for Real? Four-minute trailer:

Context and highlights:

Oct 18 14:34

Supreme Court Takes Case That Could End Internet Censorship, Expand First Amendment

After the recent purge of over 800 independent media outlets on Facebook, the Supreme Court is now hearing a case that could have ramifications for any future attempts at similar purges.

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that could change free speech on the Internet forever.

Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, the case that it has agreed to take, will decide if the private operator of a public access network is considered a state actor, CNBC reported.

Oct 18 11:17

Exclusive: Women's March target of elaborate Facebook scam run from Bangladesh

In all, there were 1,700 separate Facebook pages designed to look like they were run by local Women's March organizers, a source familiar with Facebook's investigation into the issue told CNN.

While the vast majority of the pages and events had no followers or attendees, some of the fake events promoting the wrong march date became popular.

Fake events for Philadelphia and Chicago received more than 10,000 RSVPs; the event posted for Seattle picked up more than 20,000. (As ever with numbers on social media sites, it is possible that at least some of the RSVPs came from fake accounts used to make a page seem more popular).

The network of fake pages highlights the increasing challenges facing both American activists and companies like Facebook as bad actors, both foreign and domestic, use social media platforms to tap into the highly charged and partisan nature of American politics for financial or political gain.

Oct 18 11:15

Facebook Finds Hack Was Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State

Facebook Inc. believes that the hackers who gained access to the private information of 30 million of its users were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, according to people familiar with the company’s internal investigation.

Oct 18 10:35

New Samizdat: RT brings you a new censorship buster

If the establishment media were truly balanced, the purge of alternative news outlets from de-facto social media monopolies would be a front-page splash everywhere.

Instead, the manner in which the move was either ignored and under-reported proves that those who shout loudest about “free speech” may be its greatest enemies.

Sadly, RT saw something like this coming. And for that reason, we have developed a new site to promote the free exchange of information and views. The fact it launches a few days after US social media giants Facebook and Twitter clamped down on dissent is merely a coincidence.

New Samizdat is a news aggregator with a difference. The website will attempt to bring you the most important and interesting stories across the English-speaking web, which are either undervalued or ignored by legacy outlets.

Oct 18 10:16

BEX ALERT!: Why AI and advertisers should team up to fix fake news

Pathetic piece advocating censorship! GRRRR!!!

Fake news is as old as the written word, and probably older, but it’s technology that’s created the insidious version of fake news we know today. Now, the question is whether technology, and artificial intelligence in particular, can also be the foil that will prevent the eventual fakenewspocolypse.

Oct 17 15:08

Strike back Against Alt-Media Purge, 21’st Century Inquisition

Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. Among the hundreds of pages and accounts Facebook and Twitter took down were those both on the political left and right, ranging from conspiracy theorists and police brutality watchers, to news outlets with non-mainstream angles, While their content could be at times described as controversial, the bulk of the banished pages boasted large followings and outreach.

Oct 17 11:46

Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

Facebook announced on Thursday that it was removing more than 800 pages from its platform, accusing the pages of “inauthentic behavior” even though the pages produced “legitimate” content. According to Facebook, the “inauthentic behavior” involved using “sensational political content – regardless of its political slant – to build an audience and drive traffic to their websites.” In other words, the pages were removed for publishing and promoting controversial political content.

Notably, Facebook’s statement on the mass purge of pages was co-authored by Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher, who is a former White House National Security Council director of cybersecurity policy.

Twitter also banned many of the pages targeted for deletion by Facebook on Thursday, suggesting a coordinated censorship effort between the two most popular social media platforms.

Oct 17 11:35

Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated.

They then demanded we send them a color copy of a "government issued identification" in order to reactivate our account. Our account was removed from suspension just minutes before InfoWars posted its article on this Facebook censorship, and the Facebook page is now functioning at:
www.Facebook.com/NaturalNews

Oct 17 11:08

Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations.

The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.

Oct 17 10:44

Institutional Investors Attempt To Oust Zuckerberg From Facebook, There's Just One Thing...

Four powerful institutional Facebook investors have co-filed a shareholder proposal to remove Mark Zuckerberg as chairman of Facebook following his "mishandling" of several scandals this year.

As Business Insider reports, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella are joining forces to pile the pressure on Zuckerberg, holding over a billion dollars between them.

They have put their names to a proposal, originally filed by activist investor Trillium Asset Management, demanding that Facebook appoint an independent chairman above Zuckerberg

Oct 17 10:34

New York Times Forced to Cover Hilarious NPC Meme

The formerly-renowned paper of record has devolved into explaining a hilarious new viral meme to its Baby Boomer audience.

“NPC means ‘nonplayable character’ or ‘nonplayer character.’ It’s a term, borrowed from the world of video games, for a character that is controlled by the computer rather than by a player. An NPC often advances the game’s plot by saying scripted lines, or assisting the playable characters in some way,” the New York Times said Tuesday.

Right-wing meme magicians have flooded Twitter with the NPC meme, parroting leftist talking points from accounts with grey-clad, stone faced avatars, infuriating the “social justice” crowd.

In case you haven’t seen any of the memes, here is an example:

Oct 17 10:12

Twitter has barred hundreds of accounts for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists. #triggered #Npc #blueflush

Pathetic: the NYT considers the NPC meme and other satire and humor that they dislike "voter suppression" and "intentionally misleading election-related content"

Oct 17 08:58

Allegations about Khashoggi's death --- The whole scenario looks like a poorly written B-movie script

Could it have happened as reported in the press so far, as improbable as it may appear? Yes, of course.  Does it appear highly unlikely? Yes to that, also.

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