Posts Tagged ‘social’

The Answer to the Social Media Conundrum Will Not Come From Government

By Alexandra Hudson This week, YouTube chose to ban the channel of right-of-center comedian Steven Crowder. This situation is the same as when Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos or Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan. In other cases, YouTube is not deleting accounts but simply demonetizing them so that creators can no longer support themselves. Large-scale platforms like […]

75% of Hindu social media users believe India belongs to all religions – survey

The survey, conducted by the Centre for Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), studied the impact of social media in shaping public opinion in the lead-up to this year’s national election and found that recent increased exposure to social media has dramatically changed the playing field and shaped opinion, in rather surprising ways. Also on […]

DHS Doxxing: US Wants Social Media Details of Foreign Visitors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers screen international passengers arriving at the Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., November 29, 2016. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Glenn Fawcett (Source: WikiCommons) INDUS SPECIAL host Meshal Malik discusses the new US Visa rules which require visitors to the US to provide their social media account […]

US Begins Demanding Full Social Media Background from Visa Applicants

The US State Department has begun requiring visa applicants to submit five years’ worth of social media history, threatening “serious immigration consequences” for those who attempt to conceal their accounts. Both temporary visitors and those seeking permanent residence are required to fill out the new forms, which include drop-down menus that currently list only the […]

"Extreme Vetting" Escalates: U.S. Visa Applicants Must Now Turn Over Their Social Media History

The Trump administration has implemented a new policy, effective on Friday, that now asks most applicants for U.S. visas to provide information on their use of social media, according to The Hill. Even temporary visitors will be required to list their social media identifiers in a drop-down menu, along with other personal […]

Edward Snowden: With Technology, Institutions Have Made ‘Most Effective Means of Social Control in the History of Our Species’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said Thursday that people in systems of power have exploited the human desire to connect in order to create systems of mass surveillance. Snowden appeared at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia via livestream from Moscow to give a keynote address for the Canadian university’s Open Dialogue Series. Right now, he […]

Papua New Guinea PM Pushes Proposal for Social Media Regulation, Citing Need to Stop “Fake News”’

May 25, 2019 By Mong Palatino The Papua New Guinea government has set its sights on regulating social media in order to combat the spread of online hoaxes and fake news. Critics and journalists have warned that it could lead to the curtailment of free speech. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has instructed the Ministry for […]

US military to search through 350 billion social media messages

The US military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. A tender for the project, based at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, calls for screening messages from at least 200 million users from more than 100 countries in […]

Indian police arrest cow vigilantes after social media outrage over viral beating VIDEO

Five men were arrested in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh for assaulting two men and a woman for allegedly transporting beef, police said. The violent attack was captured in a viral video that shows a man being beaten with a stick before he’s forced to hit a woman with a shoe while his attackers tell him to […]

How to delete your social media accounts

Social networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able […]

"Fight censorship! Distribute this video and break the social media monopoly."

Christopher Jon Bjerknes I would like to ask for your help in a new campaign I would like to start to combat censorship and fight back against the information monopoly. When time permits, I am going to upload my banned and censored videos to platforms less prone to censorship. This is not enough, because I […]

“Research”: The U.S. Navy Wants To Archive 350 Billion Social Media Posts

May 23, 2019 By Mac Slavo The United States Navy wants to archive 350 billion social media posts in order to conduct “research.” What exactly does the military want to study? “Modes of collective expression.” The Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation asking contractors to bid on a project that would amass a staggering […]

Social Movements of Venezuela in Solidarity With the Embassy Protection Collective in Washington

Social Movements of Venezuela in Solidarity With the Embassy Protection Collective in Washington A significant number of social movements and groups in Venezuela issued a statement on Wednesday in support of the protection collective at the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, consisting of a group of people who defend the building before Carlos Vecchio’s intentions […]

Davos Elitist Celebrates Censorship on Social Media

Davos elitist Maurice Levy has praised social media companies for censoring “hateful” information on their platforms. Levy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, said he supports “hateful content” rules that will soon see “discussions” being “quickly erased from social networks.” Summit reports: He has joined with global leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin […]

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’ Above Photo: A French police officer stands as Muslims leave the Great Mosque of Paris after the Friday sermon following the 2015 attacks [File: Yoan Valet/EPA] French Muslim activists and academics say Islamophobia starts with the state and is not treated seriously. Paris, France – In March, […]

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality Above Photo: Lesław Kopecki. Teachers Strike | Poland 2019 Like teachers across the US, educators in Detroit are angered over stagnant real income and the indifference of corporate-controlled politicians who will not provide adequate resources to address the needs of our students. Three years ago, Detroit teachers […]

A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia

It has been an uninspiring election, punctuated by occasional moments of madness on the part of various candidates.  Their sin was to be incautious in their previous use of social media, a form of communication that reveals everything and nothing about a person.  In a political sense, the erring tweet and the injudicious remark on […]

‘Zuckerberg’s power is unprecedented and un-American’: Facebook CO-FOUNDER says the social network’s boss is too powerful and the government should break up ‘dangerous’ tech giant

Chris Hughes spoke out in a searing New York Times op-ed on Thursday Co-founder of Facebook blasted the company and called for antitrust action Said CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s power is ‘unprecedented and un-American’ Lamented Zuckerberg’s ‘unilateral control over speech’ and threat of censorship Demanded federal regulators break up Facebook […]

Why isn’t Trump prosecuting Big Tech and Big Social Media for the flagrant censorship? Why is he’s sabotaging his re-election!

    Mr President – What Are You Waiting For? Ray Gano, Prophezine By Ray Gano If you have not been paying attention, a number of conservative news sources has been “de-platformed.” So, from now on, these voices that were delivering news that we need to stay up on, are now totally gone. But that […]

Facebook co-founder: Break up social media giant

One of Facebook’s co-founders has called CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s power “unprecedented and un-American,” adding that Facebook should be broken up into multiple companies.  In an article for The New York Times on Thursday,  Chris Hughes wrote that Zuckerberg has a “staggering” influence at the company, which controls three major platforms — Facebook, Instagram and […]

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