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Social Media Platforms Need To Be Regulated! NYU Prof Sees “Dangerous Issues For Society”

Authored by Vasant Dhar, NYU Sterm Professor, op-ed via CNBC, Unregulated social media platforms pose significant societal risks. That's what we found out after the 2016 election, when it became clear that social media had been used for political mass manipulation in the world's oldest democracy. We should not be surprised. Despite a large scale […]

From Camo To ‘Lucky Charms’ – Tucker Carlson’s Hilarious List Of 100 “Racist” Things

Authored by Amber Athey via The Daily Caller, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tweeted out Friday a hilarious list of 100 things people have deemed “racist” this year, and some of the entries are just unbelievable. The Daily Caller founder geared up for the list by telling his followers that “we live in revolutionary times” and […]

Today’s The Day: Twitter To Start Purging Users And Prevent “Certain Content From Trending”

Twitter will begin suspending accounts which engage in “hateful conduct” or affiliate with organizations which “use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes” both on and off the platform, following a November announcement. The new rules apply to whatever Twitter deems “hateful,” including “hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header.”  […]

Here Is Your Chance To #AskNeel Kashkari Anything

It’s that time again: Minneapolis Fed president, TARP creator and former Goldman and PIMCO employee Neel Kashkari is holding one of his periodic “open” twitter forums, where he will be taking questions from the general audience at 3:30pm ET. .@neelkashkariwill be taking questions starting at 2:30p CT. Use #AskNeel to participate. pic.twitter.com/3iCBjylw5c — Minneapolis Fed […]

You’ll Never Guess What Happened To BuzzFeed’s IPO Chances After It Missed Revenue By 20%

Buzzfeed’s plans for a rumored 2018 IPO, first reported back in March by Axios, just suffered a serious setback. In what amounts to a serious blow to the digital media pioneer’s credibility with investors, not to mention the potential impact on its lofty venture-capital-fueled valuation, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Buzzfeed is on […]

“Russian Interference” Now Being Blamed For Swaying Vote In Favor Of Brexit

Was Brexit also Putin’s fault? The simmering anti-Russia hysteria that has emerged in the UK recently has finally boiled over, and it appears last night’s story in the        Times of London claiming that a swarm of Twitter bots reportedly created by a troll farm possibly linked to Russian intelligene (sound familiar?) posted more than 45,000 […]

Twitter Revises Terms Of Service, No Longer Believes In “Speaking Truth To Power”

Having been caught in a crossfire over internet free speech and Russian conspiracy theories, Twitter has quietly made a significant change in its stated “Twitter Rules” terms of service. Following several Congressional hearings meant to root out “Russian interference” by Twitter accounts, as well as an incident in which a disgruntled, now former employee, disabled […]

Russian Content May Have Reached 126 Million Facebook Users, There Is Just One Catch

One month ago, the media world and political punditry was in a furore after Facebook revealed that some 470 alleged Russian troll accounts had paid Facebook a whopping $100,000 to purchase 3,000 advertisements potentially influencing the outcome of the election (even though many of the ads “showed support for Clinton” and only half ran before […]

James Bovard: “How Facebook Censored Me”

Submitted by James Bovard via USAToday.com, Facebook said my post's image of a violent FBI raid 'incorrectly triggered our automation tools'… But it wasn't the first time an iconic image vanished… Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that “we will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation.” But Facebook […]

First Twitter, Now Facebook: Company Introduces New Political Ad Transparency Policy

Facebook must’ve seen this tweet, published three days ago by a ProPublica journalist after Twitter unveiled a sweeping new transparency policy that included new disclosure rules for “political” and “issues-based” ads… Twitter is promising more transparency in political ads than Facebook. I love seeing tech giants try to outdo each other on transparency pic.twitter.com/aXPOpLicoB — […]