Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Anger erupts as Twitter implements temporary changes to retweet function ahead of US election

    Twitter has made users jump through an additional hoop before they retweet a message on their platform, as part of a series of temporary measures purportedly designed to fight disinformation ahead of the US election. In a blog post, the company announced that people who want to retweet a message will be directed […]

Arab social media hyper-critical of normalization with Israel, ministry says

An overwhelming majority of social media posts in the Arab world about Israel’s recent normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were negative, an Israeli government report published on Sunday found. According to the nine-page report, based on a survey commissioned by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, 81 percent of Arab social media users […]

68% of tech professionals think Facebook should police people’s election conversations

A new survey published by Blind, a community of verified anonymous professionals, looks into how Facebook employees see the company’s role in maintaining the integrity of the upcoming US election – i.e., curbing election misinformation. The survey was conducted in the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backpedaling on his previous “free speech” pledge (or […]

IDF rebukes troops seen not responding as they’re pelted with rocks in Hebron

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday denounced the apparent inaction of a group of soldiers who were captured on video not responding as a Palestinian teenager threw rocks at them in the West Bank city of Hebron over the weekend. In the footage, the Palestinian youth can be seen repeatedly running up within close range […]

IDF rebukes troops seen not responding as they’re pelted with rocks in Hebron

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday denounced the apparent inaction of a group of soldiers who were captured on video not responding as a Palestinian teenager threw rocks at them in the West Bank city of Hebron over the weekend. In the footage, the Palestinian youth can be seen repeatedly running up within close range […]

IDF rebukes troops seen not responding as they’re pelted with rocks in Hebron

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday denounced the apparent inaction of a group of soldiers who were captured on video not responding as a Palestinian teenager threw rocks at them in the West Bank city of Hebron over the weekend. In the footage, the Palestinian youth can be seen repeatedly running up within close range […]

IDF rebukes troops seen not responding as they’re pelted with rocks in Hebron

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday denounced the apparent inaction of a group of soldiers who were captured on video not responding as a Palestinian teenager threw rocks at them in the West Bank city of Hebron over the weekend. In the footage, the Palestinian youth can be seen repeatedly running up within close range […]

IDF rebukes troops seen not responding as they’re pelted with rocks in Hebron

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday denounced the apparent inaction of a group of soldiers who were captured on video not responding as a Palestinian teenager threw rocks at them in the West Bank city of Hebron over the weekend. In the footage, the Palestinian youth can be seen repeatedly running up within close range […]

Facebook’s latest ‘Hate Speech’ update proves no Censorship will ever be enough for Thought Police

Home » Manipulation, North America, Social » Facebook’s latest ‘Hate Speech’ update proves no Censorship will ever be enough for Thought Police     Facebook has expanded its already-prodigious list of banned content to include insults, blackface, and the notion that Jews control major industries. But even these new rules aren’t enough – and nothing […]

SOUTHFRONT DECLARES MASS MOBILIZATION!

DEAR FRIENDS, WE CALL ON YOU TO SHARE INFORMATION SOUTHFRONT AND SHARE SOUTHFRONT CONTENT ON YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE In the situation of the increasing censorship of SouthFront on YouTube, Facebook, our unity is our main strength. Only together, we will be able to overcome the wide-scale censorship campaign run by the […]

Russia Advises People Not to Waste Time on Western Social Media Because They’ll Just be Banned

    After a Russian TV channel loosely inspired by America’s Fox News was blocked by video-streaming service YouTube earlier this week, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Western web giants should be treated with a “low degree of trust.” Dmitry Peskov emphasized that the companies are completely unaccountable and can do as they please. He said […]

The Coming Decline of Globalism

    INTRODUCTION As a nationalist in the west, it’s often difficult to find any reasons for optimism. A typical month may involve any combination of social media bans, deplatforming and physical threats from society’s dregs, and there is seemingly little to show for the sacrifice by way of tangible victories. I might be forgiven […]

Donald Trump Jr. Limited on Twitter over Coronavirus, Still NOT promoting Gab.com

    Donald Trump has got to be the dumbest most useless president America has ever had. He’s castrated, he’s a freaking balless eunuch. Twitter is now going so far that they are banning even his son. Silicon Valley is in charge of running America. They make the decisions about what the president and his […]

Somali Islamists back on Twitter after suspension

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents returned to Twitter Tuesday after their account last week was shut for a second time this year. The extremists, who are fighting the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, sent an email message confirming that @HSM_Press was their new English-language account. It welcomed followers by accusing “disbelievers” of wanting to extinguish “Allah’s […]

Twitter buys mobile advertising startup

Twitter is moving deeper into mobile advertising with the purchase of MoPub, a startup focusing on mobile ad exchanges. The acquisition announced late Monday was estimated to be worth some $350 million, according to the technology news site TechCrunch. “MoPub’s technology lets mobile application publishers manage their inventory and optimize multiple sources of advertising — […]

Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy [UPDATE]

UPDATE: A Facebook representative has told the Huffington Post that the company will delay the policy change due to concerns that it may violate a prior agreement the site struck with a federal agency. “We are taking the time to ensure that people’s comments are reviewed and taken into consideration to determine whether further updates […]

Twitter shuts down Somalia’s extremists, again

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The flagship Twitter account of al-Shabab, Somalia‘s al-Qaida-linked terror group, was closed Friday for the second time this year, less than 24 hours after a U.S.-based terrorism expert reported violations of Twitter’s terms of service. The closure comes only days after al-Shabab claimed a failed assassination attempt against Somalia’s president and […]

Twitter index: Katy Perry album previewed

On September 6, Twitter users are getting excited about Katy Perry‘s forthcoming album, “Prism.” Perry is due to release “Prism” on October 22. Ahead of its launch the song titles on the LP have been revealed and a select group of media outlets were allowed to preview it. A write up of the album can […]

Twitter shuts down Somalia’s extremists, again

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The flagship Twitter account of al-Shabab, Somalia‘s al-Qaida-linked terror group, was closed Friday for the second time this year, less than 24 hours after a U.S.-based terrorism expert reported violations of Twitter’s terms of service. The closure comes only days after al-Shabab claimed a failed assassination attempt against Somalia’s president and […]

Somali Islamist rebels suspended from Twitter again

The Twitter account of Somalia‘s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents was suspended Friday, the second time this year the Islamists have been pushed off the site. A message from Twitter on the English-language @HSMPress1 account read that the account was suspended, without elaborating. In a statement sent to AFP, the group denounced the suspension as “futile”. […]

Iran’s FM confirms he sent Rosh Hashana tweet

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says he sent a message on Twitter saying “Happy Rosh Hashana,” a local news website reported, in what is likely a small diplomatic step toward easing the hostilities between his nation and Israel. Mohammad Javad Zarif told tasnimnews.com in an article published late Thursday night that he sent […]

Kenneth Cole uses debate over Syria to promote shoe line on Twitter

He did it again. Kenneth Cole apparently thinks the current debate over U.S. military action in Syria is a good reason to remind Twitter users about his clothing line. “‘Boots on the ground’ or not,” a tweet published on Thursday on Cole’s verified Twitter feed read, “let’s not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers.” The […]

Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users’ data and pictures into advertising. The new plan would “dramatically expand the use of personal information for advertising purposes,” said a letter this week to the US Federal Trade Commission by six privacy organizations. The letter said the […]

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Makes a Candid Facebook Confession…and Gets Attacked for It

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received a massive public response, and criticism from the state’s Democrats, after posting on Facebook that she locked herself out of the governor’s mansion Wednesday morning wearing a robe. “What not to do…getting locked out of the Governor’s mansion in your robe while sending the kids off to school. Sigh…” […]

Russia’s Mail.Ru sells remaining Facebook stock

By Megan Davies MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian internet firm Mail.Ru has sold its remaining shares in social network group Facebook Inc for $525 million, making a hefty profit on its original investment and paving the way for a possible one-off payout to shareholders. Mail.Ru, part-owned by Russia’s richest man Alisher Usmanov, bought a small stake […]

A Minute With: Vin Diesel on going dark, getting ripped and Facebook

(Note: Strong language in quote in paragraph 10) By Mary Milliken BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – With a voice several octaves underground and a piercing stare, action star Vin Diesel goes to an even darker place as Riddick in the third installment of the sci-fi film series, nine years after “The Chronicles of Riddick.” In […]

A Blueprint for Using Social Media for Business Success

With a smorgasbord of online tools available, starting a new business can seem like an easy venture. But as U.S. News Careers bloggers Miriam Salpeter, owner of Keppie Careers, and Hannah Morgan, owner of Career Sherpa, chronicle in their new book, “Social Networking For Business Success: How to Turn Your Ideas into Income,” aspiring entrepreneurs […]

Twitter index: ’50 Shades of Grey’ film cast revealed

On Tuesday, September 3, Twitter users are buzzing about the casting announcements for the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic novel “Fifty Shades Of Grey.” The author took to Twitter to finally reveal the cast for the lead roles in the movie adaptation of her racy novel. The lead female role of Anastasia Steele will […]

Modern Etiquette – Friending the boss on Facebook: Fun or foolish?

By Mary M. Mitchell SEATTLE (Reuters) – Everybody likes to make a good first impression. Even more – maintain a great relationship. For those of you who are in-person communication geniuses, keep this in mind: the game is changed on social media. What you might convey in person, might not be appropriate typed online. Before […]

Merkel’s Germany Necklace’ clear winner of debate on Twitter

BERLIN (Reuters) – Never mind the euro crisis or the war in Syria – what seems to have generated most comment among Germans who tuned in to a live TV debate between Angela Merkel and her election rival Peer Steinbrueck is the German chancellor‘s necklace. The twisty necklace, made of long metal beads in the […]

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