Category Archives: social media

White House Drafts Order To Look Into Google, Facebook Practices

(Bloomberg) — The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump’s signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other social media companies.

The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn’t yet been run past other government agencies, according to a White House official. Bloomberg News obtained a draft of the order.

h/t RM

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Facebook, Twitter, others have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill

Strasbourg, France: The European Union on Wednesday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines.

The legislation proposed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marks a toughening approach after Brussels had relied on internet firms to voluntarily remove such content.

The internet has become a major tool for extremists carrying out attacks that have killed hundreds of people in European cities in recent years.

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Antifa groups are using Twitter and Facebook to advocate for the assassination of President Trump

While social media companies collude to silence right-of-center influencers, violent far-left extremist groups appear to be given a pass. This NYC based antifa group has been using their “leftist privilege” to freely violate Twitter and Facebook Terms of Service. In another glaring example of “non existent social media bias”, this extremist group is apparently allowed to use their social media account to advocate for murder.

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Midterms 2018 – Social Media Reps Held Secretive Meeting To Influence Election Result

In the same week that the US President urged the tech companies to stop censoring conservative voices and the CEO of Twitter, Mr Jack Dorsey admitted that his company is ‘mostly left-wing’ biased, representatives from tech companies planned for a meeting to streamline their strategy for the 2018 Midterms.

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How The Left Is Outsourcing Censorship Of The Internet

Liberals control every newspaper in America, as far as I know, except the Manchester Union Leader. They control CBS, ABC, NBC and every cable network except Fox News. They control what is left of the news magazines, and pretty much every other magazine, too. Only talk radio and the pesky internet lie outside their grasp, so that is where they seek to impose censorship.

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Woman ‘planned attack on boyfriend then filmed him bleeding to death on Snapchat’

Fatima Khan, 20, is accused of hatching a plan with 19-year-old Raza Khan to kill Khalid Safi, 18, in north London, on December 1, 2016.

Raza Khan, who was vying for her affections, allegedly stabbed the asylum seeker in the chest several times in North Acton, while Fatima was recording the fight.

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Comedian blasted for comparing straight white men to the ‘N-word’

Stand-up comedian Josh Denny has been hit by criticism on social media over remarks he made on Twitter. The comic, who is white, compared the phrase “straight white male” with the ‘N-word’ – a racial slur directed at black people.

The tweet attracted more than 10,000 responses in two days, with the vast majority of the comments being very negative towards the 34-year-old comedian. Users lambasted Denny, calling him ‘ignorant’ and ‘tone-deaf.’ Many accused him of not understanding the history of racial relations in the US, or the actual meaning of the ‘N-word.’

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New internet safety laws will make UK ‘safest place in the world to be online’

Forthcoming safety laws will make the UK the safest online place in the world, the government has announced, including a potential levy on social media firms.

It will work with Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, other tech companies and children’s charities to develop new legislation to tackle a range of issues including online child sexual exploitation and cyberbullying.

3 predictions:

  1. The first move will be to shut down right wing speech.
  2. Their efforts will make things far worse than they are now.
  3. Those in charge will be found guilty of the very crimes they’re supposed to prevent.
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EU to force tech firms to hand over terror suspects’ messages

The European commission is seeking to force technology companies wherever they are based in the EU to hand over emails, text messages and app communications of terror suspects within hours of a court order.

Under the plans, judges in one member state will be able to seize electronic evidence held on a service provider in another European country through a transnational European production order.

The powers would further cover the seizure of data held outside the EU by a tech company “offering services in the union and established or represented” in an EU member state.

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Islamic terror groups continue to operate openly on Twitter, despite ‘crackdown’

On Thursday, Twitter unveiled its biannual Twitter Transparency Report, headlining the memo with what appear to be impressive statistics in cracking down on terrorist promotion materials.

Contrary to Twitter’s transparency claims, however, Conservative Review has found that major, U.S.-designated terrorist groups continue to operate openly on the social media platform.

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