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Mark Zuckerberg colludes with Russia

The Bolshevik Revolution turned 100 last October. As Friday’s indictment of Russia’s Internet Research Agency reminds us, it’s been 100 years of tyrannical and murderous Russian regimes working to subvert democracy wherever they can and distort American public opinion by any means they can devise.

For decades, even in the post-Soviet era, the left wing of American politics laughed off this threat. It was not until Nov. 8, 2016, that it decided that Russia posed a serious threat to this country. This damascene conversion to faith in a new Red Scare helps them cling to conspiracy theories about President Trump colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin to take over the U.S. government

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Facebook moderator: I had to be prepared to see anything

“It’s mostly pornography,” says Sarah Katz, recalling her eight-month stint working as a Facebook moderator.

“The agency was very upfront about what type of content we would be seeing, in terms of how graphic it was, so we weren’t left in the dark.”

In 2016, Sarah was one of hundreds of human moderators working for a third-party agency in California.

Her job was to review complaints of inappropriate content, as flagged by Facebook’s users.

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Neo-Nazi convicted of terror offence after planning attack on LGBT event

Facebook failed to shut down the account of a bisexual neo-Nazi who planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event at a pub, it has emerged.

Ethan Stables, 20, was on Monday convicted of a terror offence after announcing online that he was “going to war” and intended to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards” at the New Empire in Barrow, Cumbria.

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Facebook in French court for ‘censoring’ vagina painting

How should Facebook decide what’s art and what’s pornography? The question comes to a head in a French court case Thursday with the social network accused of censoring a 19th-century painting of a woman’s genitals.

“L’Origine du Monde” (The Origin of the World), an 1866 oil painting by the realist painter Gustave Courbet, may hang on the walls of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

But its status as a cherished work of art did not stop Facebook shutting down the account of a French teacher who shared a picture of it, because of the social network’s ban on nude images.

The teacher, Frederic Durand, accuses Facebook of deactivating his account “without warning or justification” in February 2011.

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Facebook sued by family of shooting victim whose murder was streamed live

The family of a man whose murder was streamed live on Facebook are suing the social network, accusing them of failing to notify authorities about his killer’s threats.

Victim Robert Godwin Sr. was picked out at random and fatally shot as he walked along a road in Cleveland, Ohio, on Easter Sunday last year.

His killer Steve Stephens shared a video, that was watched by millions, of him pulling up in his car next to the 74-year-old, saying: “Found me somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude.”

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Facebook ‘reactivated terror suspect’s account SIX times despite him continuing to post ISIS propaganda’

Abdulrahman Alcharbati emailed site’s moderators asking to be reinstated.

His account was taken down and he was told it would not be reactivated.

But Facebook relented following a series of angry emails from the 31-year-old.

When Alchabarti was arrested months later he was found to be in possession of a detailed bomb-making manual, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

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Democrats Target Facebook and Twitter AGAIN, Suggest Russian Bots To Blame For #ReleaseTheMemo. Here’s What They’re Really Up To.

In the last few weeks, Facebook announced a change to their news algorithm. News outlets would be demoted in their feeds; instead, stories driving social interactions would be elevated. Meanwhile, they also announced a process for ranking news institutions by “credibility.”

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Facebook blocks crowdfunding site for new movie on how abortion became legal in U.S.

January 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Exceptional talent from the worlds of Hollywood and pro-life activism have joined forces with the goal of producing a film chronicling the little-known true story behind the 1973 U.S. abortion ruling Roe v Wade.

And Facebook doesn’t seem to like the project. The social media giant has blocked access to the crowdfunding site.

“We need your support now more than ever. Facebook has banned us from inviting friends to ‘Like’ our page and from ‘Sharing’ our PAID ads,” the film’s creators’ state.

Princeton Professor Robert George reacted in a FaceBook posting, saying, “Given Facebook’s claims to be a neutral, open forum for the discussion of important issues, I regard this as scandalous and I call on Facebook to cease and desist.” 

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Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist

As online content goes, the image of a bikini top covering a traffic sign alerting drivers to speed bumps is rather innocuous. But that didn’t stop Facebook and Instagram from removing the photograph from the accounts of German street artist “Barbara.”

The artist or artists behind the name, who want to remain anonymous, also say the platforms threatened to close the accounts entirely.

“Employees of private companies are making snap decisions on behalf of Facebook and Instagram and don’t even provide any rationale,” wrote “Barbara” on Facebook. “I think this is more than a threat to Internet freedom. From my perspective, it’s being ruined.”

Yup.

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Facebook says group wanting to ‘burn…alive’ Christian mom meets ‘Community standards’

January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Facebook group wanting to “burn…alive” a U.S. Christian pro-family activist who takes bold stances against feminism, political correctness, and the LGBT lobby “doesn’t go against…Community Standards,” according to Facebook.

Conservative blogger Elizabeth Johnston, also known as “The Activist Mommy,” took umbrage when she found a Facebook group called “I will find The Activist Mommy and burn whoever runs it alive.” The Activist Mommy’s common sense and bucking of political correctness have gained her large online audiences. Her social media accounts have been targeted for censorship by Facebook and Twitter.

Johnston first reported the group to Facebook for “harassment” and then encouraged others to flag it.  

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Facebook: Championing Blasphemy Laws

Facebook, in cooperation with a British Muslim group, Faith Associates, recently launched a new “guide” developed especially for Muslims: “Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry“.

The launch of the guide was hosted on November 29 at the British Parliament, where Karim Palant, Facebook’s UK Public Policy manager, acknowledged “the partnership of Facebook with Faith Associates and said this was a first step in a line of activities being planned to protect the Facebook family”. Simon Milner, Head of Policy UK at Facebook, stated:

“We’re proud to be supporting Faith Associates in the development of their online safety guide. Facebook welcomes all communities, and there is no place for hate on the platform”.

It is curious that of all the groups Facebook could have chosen to “protect” — if one is to believe that Facebook intends to “protect” other groups as well — it chose Muslims. Are Muslims the most targeted group in the world today? In Canada, according to fresh statistics, hate crimes against Muslims have fallen while hate crimes against Jews have risen.

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Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim hard-liners marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday to protest Facebook’s blocking of accounts belonging to their group.

About 200 protesters organized by the Islamic Defenders Front, known by its Indonesian acronym FPI, marched after Friday prayers from a mosque to the Facebook Indonesia office, which was guarded by hundreds of police. They halted traffic along the way as they chanted “Allah Akbar,” or “God is Great.”

Many carried banners saying “Don’t persecute Muslims” and “Please don’t judge our status on Facebook.”

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