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Former Facebook Exec: ‘You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed’

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of user growth, also recently expressed his concerns. During a recent public discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya—who worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2011—told the audience, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”

Some of his comments seem to echo Parker’s concern [emphasis ours]. Parker has said that social media creates “a social-validation feedback loop” by giving people “a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever.”

h/t Todd


Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, says the country’s main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year’s presidential election.

He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency.

Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties boycotted the vote because they said the electoral system was biased.

President Maduro insists the Venezuelan system is entirely trustworthy.


Canada’s 1st LGBTQ-Only Gym Fills An ‘Obvious Need’ For A Safe Space

There can also be a lot trans-phobia and discrimination in the fitness world, says Kyle Fairall, who knows from personal experience. Filling this “very obvious need” for a safe space is why Fairall said they founded Queerflex, Canada’s first gym solely dedicated to LGBTQ people, just over a year ago in Edmonton. On Sunday, Fairall received a human rights award for creating the gym.

A human rights award for openly discriminating against >90% of the population.


Chain migration responsible for NYC terror suspect’s entry: White House

The attempted suicide bombing in New York early Monday would never have happened if President Trump’s immigration policies had been in place, the White House said after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the country via chain migration.

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, allegedly strapped a pipe bomb to his body with Velcro and zip ties, and it detonated in a subway corridor, New York Police Department officials said. Hours later, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News that Ullah was admitted to the U.S. after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011.

“The suspect is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration,” DHS Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said in a statement.


Toronto library looks at barring hate groups from renting space

Library staff is recommending changing its policy so it can deny or cancel bookings it believes are “likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred of any group, hatred for any person” based on race, ethnicity, colour, language, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, among other factors, according to a report the board will consider.

Antifa will raid the library and burn books. Popcorn, anyone?

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