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“Sophisticated” Russia Memes Claimed Hillary, McCain Founded ISIS & Called For End To US Involvement In Syria

Facebook only just turned over copies of the 3,000 “Russia ads” to Congressional investigators, but company insiders have been dribbling out descriptions of the advertisements to overeager media outlets for weeks now. And while images of the ads (to our utter surprise) have somehow not yet leaked, that could soon change as top Democrats on […]

Facebook Turns Over 3,000 Ads To Congress; Adam Schiff Vows To Release “Representative Sampling”

As Democrats in Congress continue in their endless crusade to prove to you that Russia swayed the entire U.S. Presidential election with a measly $100,000 worth of Facebook ads, Adam Schiff (D-CA) has come forward this afternoon to let you know that he now has his hands on the 3,000 ads in question and plans […]

To Increase America’s Productivity, Ban This…

Aside from short-lived booms in the 1990s and 2000s, US productivity growth has averaged just 1.2% from 1975 up to today after peaking above 3% in 1972. As we detailed previously, adjusting for the WWII anomaly (which tells us that GDP is not a good measure of a country’s prosperity) US productivity growth peaked in […]

Russia Threatens To Ban Facebook

Nearly a year after Russia blocked career-focused social network LinkedIn, Russian telecom authorities are threatening to block Facebook unless the company complies with the country’s laws governing data storage, according to the Hill, which cited local media reports. "The law is mandatory for everyone, and therefore there is no doubt – in any case, we […]

Here’s The Cartoon Mocking Harvey Survivors That Politico Deleted

Under pressure from an avalanche of social media backlash, Politico has deleted a tweet containing a cartoon appearing to mock the survivors of Hurrican Harvey… Drawn by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Matt Wuerker, the cartoon shows a person in a Confederate flag shirt, thanking god for being rescued from a flooded house bearing a secessionist sign […]

“People Are So Afraid Of Google Now”: Here’s Why

Google, pardon Alphabet’s efforts to influence the American political discourse (not to mention presidential election outcome) stretch far beyond the company’s penchant for subtly disadvantaging independent and conservative thinkers on platforms like YouTube. By financially supporting left-leaning policy shops, Google’s parent company has helped raise a liberal army intent on hashing out policy minutiae to […]

One Statistics Professor Was Just Banned By Google: Here Is His Story

Statistics professor Salil Mehta, adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown who teaches probability and data science and whose work has appeared on this website on numerous prior occasions, was banned by Google on Friday. What did Salil do to provoke Google? It is not entirely clear, however what is clear is that his repeated attempts […]

The Truth Will Not Be Googled

Authored by Claire Connelly via RenegadeInc.com, Google has come under scrutiny by free-speech organisations for shutting down neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, seemingly too distracted to notice the tech giant has been waging a censorship campaign against news organisations that publish content which conflicts with the narrative of the Washington establishment, along with Facebook and Twitter […]

Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from […]