Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Musk Says ‘Possible’ That Twitter Gave Preference to Leftists During Brazil Election

SAO PAULO—Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Saturday he thought it was “possible” that personnel at the social media firm gave preference to left-wing candidates during Brazil’s election this year, without providing evidence. Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, just days before Brazil’s presidential second round runoff vote, when conservative incumbent Jair […]

UN tells Elon Musk to monitor ‘harmful disinformation’ and ‘hate speech’

The UN’s high commissioner for human rights, Volker Türk, has sent an open letter to Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, asking him to ensure that Twitter respects human rights and monitors hate speech and misinformation. We obtained a copy of the letter for you here. In the letter, Türk said he was writing with “concern and apprehension […]

‘SCAB’: Workers Furious at Joe Biden After ‘Pro Labor’ President Sells Out Railworker Unions

Workers' unions—one of President Biden's most important voting blocs—are furious that he and Democrats in Congress have sold out freight rail workers by forcing unions to accept the Tentative Agreement they rejected in October. In the statement, Biden self-labels as a “proud pro-labor President,” and says he is “reluctant” to have to override the ratification […]

Technology Campaigner Sues Meta in London High Court Over Facebook Ads

A technology campaigner is suing Facebook’s parent company Meta in the High Court in London over the social media giant’s refusal to let users opt out of user profiling data it uses to sell adverts. Tanya O’Carroll, 35, says she believes her legal challenge could lead to a landmark change to the rights of social […]

Twitter Temporarily Closes Offices, Suspends Badge Access Amid Layoffs: Report

Twitter Inc. on Thursday announced it was temporarily closing its offices, effectively immediately, and suspending all employee badge access. In a message sent to employees and published by the BBC, Twitter said its offices would reopen on Nov. 21, without providing a reason behind the temporary shutdown. “Hi, effective immediately, we are temporarily closing our […]

Ep. 4 | Social Media, Desensitization, Cultural Decline

Is social media re-shaping our brains? Is it gaming us into short attention spans and an inability to think in complexity? The research suggests this is certainly happening. It also suggests it’s making us more angry and disconnected from one another. The good news is there are ways to use social media as a tool […]

Joe Biden Sounds Alarm About Elon Musk: Twitter ‘Spews Lies All Across the World’

President Joe Biden on Friday signaled his frustration that billionaire Elon Musk had purchased Twitter. Source

Kanye West dropped by Hollywood talent agency after non-PC statements

Kanye West’s representation by the Hollywood talent agency CAA has ended as a result of the rapper’s divisive social media comments towards Jews. A finished documentary about West was also shelved by the film company MRC because it “can’t support” his “unacceptable” viewpoints. Variety, a Hollywood rumor source, announced on Monday that West, better known […]

China using social media to sow racial discord in the US

Home » Asia, Manipulation » China using social media to sow racial discord in the US     A former intelligence officer claimed that China is making use of social media to sow racial discord in the United States. This race-baiting strategy, he added, seeks to decrease faith in the American political system and ultimately […]

Facebook Warns 1 Million Users About Usernames, Passwords Stolen via Malicious Apps

Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook has announced that it is going to share details about Facebook users whose accounts may have been compromised due to security issues with various apps downloaded from iOS and Android. According to a report, Facebook said that it has identified 400 malicious Android and iOS apps that have targeted users to […]

‘Liking’ Opposition Content on Social Media Could Land You in Jail, Says Myanmar’s Junta

This photo taken on February 7, 2021, shows Myanmar migrants sharing their activities on social media before going to a local protest against the military coup in their home country, at a house in the outskirts of Bangkok. Photo: Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP Myanmar’s ruling military junta has been curtailing civil liberties more than a year […]

‘Liking’ Opposition Content on Social Media Could Land You in Jail, Says Myanmar’s Junta

This photo taken on February 7, 2021, shows Myanmar migrants sharing their activities on social media before going to a local protest against the military coup in their home country, at a house in the outskirts of Bangkok. Photo: Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP Myanmar’s ruling military junta has been curtailing civil liberties more than a year […]

Social Media is now Censoring even more after Biden’s speech

    Following President Joe Biden’s speech in which he depicted white supremacy as being pervasive in the US, YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft, as well as Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta, made an announcement on Thursday stating that they would monitor and remove allegedly hateful and extremist content. YouTube will reportedly increase the removal of […]

Social Media is now Censoring even more after Biden’s speech

    Following President Joe Biden’s speech in which he depicted white supremacy as being pervasive in the US, YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft, as well as Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta, made an announcement on Thursday stating that they would monitor and remove allegedly hateful and extremist content. YouTube will reportedly increase the removal of […]

Social Media is now Censoring even more after Biden’s speech

    Following President Joe Biden’s speech in which he depicted white supremacy as being pervasive in the US, YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft, as well as Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta, made an announcement on Thursday stating that they would monitor and remove allegedly hateful and extremist content. YouTube will reportedly increase the removal of […]

Social Media is now Censoring even more after Biden’s speech

    Following President Joe Biden’s speech in which he depicted white supremacy as being pervasive in the US, YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft, as well as Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta, made an announcement on Thursday stating that they would monitor and remove allegedly hateful and extremist content. YouTube will reportedly increase the removal of […]

These Brands Are Very Sad About the Passing of the Queen

One of the many brand tweets about the Queen’s death. Twitter screenshot.  The companies who make sausage rolls, sex toys, baked beans, weapons, and cartoons for children want you to know that they, too, are very sad that Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday.  A flurry of sober statements and questionable artwork hit Twitter in […]

Twitter Experiences Intermittent Outages Following Death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Chinese Social Media Sites Are Quietly Putting Digital Fingerprints on Screenshots

CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ARE ADDING HIDDEN WATERMARKS TO SCREENSHOTS. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.  Sharing screenshots of sensitive content in China has just become more risky.  More Chinese social media services are putting hidden watermarks on screenshots that make the images traceable no matter where they are shared, a feature that an analyst said could prevent the spread […]

Chinese Social Media Sites Are Quietly Putting Digital Fingerprints on Screenshots

CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ARE ADDING HIDDEN WATERMARKS TO SCREENSHOTS. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.  Sharing screenshots of sensitive content in China has just become more risky.  More Chinese social media services are putting hidden watermarks on screenshots that make the images traceable no matter where they are shared, a feature that an analyst said could prevent the spread […]

Social Media Platforms Update ‘Misinformation’ Policies Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Social media platforms are rolling out new policies to address the issue of “misinformation” as they anticipate the 2022 midterm elections but these policies are not without controversy, as some critics argue that their policies overwhelmingly favor the Democratic party and its affiliated causes. In a press release titled “How Meta Is Planning for the […]

Meta, Twitter Remove ‘Network of Accounts’ That Promoted ‘Pro-Western Narratives’ While Opposing China, Russia, Iran: Report

Facebook and Twitter took down a network of social media accounts that “used deceptive tactics” to promote pro-Western narratives that supported the United States and its allies while opposing countries like China, Russia, and Iran, according to a report released on Aug. 24. The joint investigation by the Stanford Internet Observatory and Graphika, a social media analytics firm, […]

Emily Jashinsky: TikTok a Potential ‘Election Interference’ Weapon with Millions of Americans’ ‘Detailed Voter Profiles’

Emily Jashinsky, culture editor at The Federalist, explained on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow how TikTok may provide the Chinese Communist Party with the ability to manipulate American voters’ political perceptions. Source

Twitter Bans African Anti-Imperialists

Many liberals and even some leftists welcomed the removal of Twitter accounts for Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard Spencer, Donald Trump, and other right-wing ideologues. But it was clear at the time that the left would be next, especially anyone particularly vocal in opposition to U.S. foreign policy. Since November 3 and 4, when the […]

Macron Looking to Hold Social Media Platforms Accountable for Online Hate Speech

News Analysis French President Emanuel Macron announced on Dec. 8 that the EU is considering new legislation to hold tech companies liable for hate speech that occurs on their platforms. “This is unprecedented European regulation to fight online hate, to define the responsibility of these large platforms for their content,” said Macron, as reported by […]

Australia declares war against Internet Anonymous Trolls Demanding Social Media Fines over Any Criticism

    Michael Gunner The Australian government will introduce new legislation forcing social media companies to “unmask” anonymous users who post offensive comments, or make them pay defamation fines if they are unable or refuse to do so. The new initiative seeks to define social media giants as publishers, making them responsible for the user-generated […]

Rights groups step up efforts to protect Palestinian digital rights

Headlines coming out of Israel and Palestine over the past few weeks have confirmed a terrifying suspicion held by many Palestinians that they are being watched.  Last month, Israel designated six leading Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations as “terrorist” institutions. It was soon after revealed that a number of activists belonging to the […]

Censorship Is The Last Gasp Of The Liberal Class

Above photo: The Twitter app on a smartphone in Philadelphia, April 26, 2017. Matt Rourke | AP. Truthful, honest, and independent journalism and analysis is anathema to a social order that has little else to offer humanity but endless war and austerity. On November 8, 2021, Twitter locked my account for a period of one day for […]

Priti Patel May End Online Anonymity in Wake of Politician Killing

Three days after the suspected Islamist-inspired killing of British MP Sir David Amess, Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested the incident could usher in restrictions on anonymity on social media to combat “cruel comments and attacks” on politicians from anonymous users. Appearing on Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday programme, Priti Patel said that she […]

Slain Reporter’s Father Takes on Facebook Over Violent Video

WASHINGTON—The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker said Tuesday the company is violating its own terms of service in hosting videos on Facebook and its sibling service Instagram that glorify violence. His daughter, […]

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