Category Archives: social media

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.


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.’


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.

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.


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.


Will Social Media Be the Death of Us—Literally?

These days many are justifiably alarmed at the overwhelming data-mining capabilities of our internet behemoths. It was one thing that the NSA and other intelligence agencies knew everything about us — they had a national security excuse, misplaced as that apparently has become — but private concerns from Alphabet to Facebook and back to Amazon now have more information about us than we even know ourselves.

Privacy isn’t only dead. It’s decomposed.


Who is Nasim Aghdam? Everything we know about the YouTube HQ shooter

The woman who opened fire at YouTube’s offices in California on Tuesday raged against the video-sharing service for what she saw as censorship of her clips on her niche channel covering vegan issues, animal rights, Persian culture and fitness.

Nasim Aghdam, 39, of Southern California, was identified by police officials as the woman who approached the campus around lunchtime and began to fire before entering the building of the Google-owned video sharing service.

One man and two women were shot in the incident before the female shooter apparently committed suicide.

Ms Aghdam’s family say she was “angry” with the company and had complained about YouTube supposedly censoring her videos and cutting her ad revenue.

So, nothing to do with domestic violence, nor religion but a passionate hatred of YouTube’s arbitrary and discriminatory demonetization and censorship policies. This may result in Nasim being turned into a hero.

“Be aware! Dictatorship exists in all countries but with different tactics! They only care for personal and short-term profits and do anything to reach their goals even by fooling simple-minded people, hiding the truth, manipulating science and everything, putting public mental and physical health at risk, abusing non-human animals, polluting the environment, destroying family values, promoting materialism and sexual degeneration in the name of freedom and turning people into programmed robots!”

Shooter hated YouTube: Iranian animal rights protester, 39, who shot three staff at video giant’s HQ before killing herself, had a vendetta against ‘dictatorial’ site for censoring her videos and not paying her

Hard to argue this point… Aghdam compared her “workout video” to videos by “Nicki Minaj, Miley [Cyrus] and many others that have sexual things so inappropriate for children to watch,” but they “don’t get age-restricted.”

YouTube shooting suspect Nasim Aghdam ‘hated’ the company, her father claims

On Twitter many are revising their views of Nasim, they deplore her actions but understand her motivation. I can appreciate that perspective. YouTube is run by SJW’s of the Googly kind and they in turn will make themselves martyr’s, they shouldn’t.


Are Google and Facebook surveilling their own employees?

Can’t think why anyone would even ask but it seems someone did: From Olivia Solon at the Guardian:

One day last year, John Evans (not his real name) received a message from his manager at Facebook telling him he was in line for a promotion. When they met the following day, she led him down a hallway praising his performance. However, when she opened the door to a meeting room, he came face to face with members of Facebook’s secretive “rat-catching” team, led by the company’s head of investigations, Sonya Ahuja.

“It’s horrifying how much they know,” he told the Guardian, on the condition of anonymity. More.

Reality check: And there was something else we needed to know?

See also: Mark Zuckerberg as US prez? Don’t unfriend the idea.


Has social media eroded the left’s dominance, no matter what its founders want?

From Rachel Alexander at at Townhall:

While there has been considerable, and warranted, criticism lately about censorship of conservatives by the big tech companies, let’s not forget that the emergence of social media cracked the left’s media dominance. People moved from reading print newspapers and magazines to congregating on Facebook and Twitter. They moved from network television to YouTube videos and streaming news services.

Formerly dominant left-leaning newspapers and magazines like The Denver Post and Newsweek are shrinking and falling apart. The Denver Post cut almost 90 percent of its journalists within the past decade. Newsweek recently laid off multiple editors and staffers, fell behind in its rent and utility payments and is paying its remaining employees late.

CNN laid off 50 employees from its digital projects in February. Instead of paying for expensive cable TV, which is dominated by left-leaning stations, viewers can now pull up YouTube on their TVs through a streaming device and choose Fox News or various online conservative news services like Newsmax. More.

Reality check: Big social media will, of course, try to assert big government dominance but – in a remaining free society – there is a good chance they will fail. Consider: At one time, we needed to buy a newspaper to hear the scores or whether it would probably rain tomorrow. That was then.

See also: Bill Maher trashes dying traditional media over fake news


How Facebook and Social Media Promote Terrorism

The nature of Islamic terrorism throughout the world has changed in recent years. Alongside the established and organized groups — such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and even ISIS — a new and different type terror has been created, one that is nourished ideologically, spiritually, and intellectually by these groups, yet shows no connection — organizationally or operationally — to them.

This terror is defined by what we refer to as “lone wolves.” These are individuals whose nationalistic motives, religious incitement or psychological needs propel them to commit acts of terror without being a member of an organized group or cell. The one unifying aspect for all these lone wolves is social media.