Tag Archives: Facebook

Junior Claims He’s Now “Shadowbanned” On Instagram

Trump Junior is ever so pissed that he’s not getting as many new Instagram followers as he used to. This, of course, is the dastardly working of those evil censors at Facebook. He writes: Honestly it’s time for me to put this out there. For weeks I’ve been watching my #instagram analytics and noticed a crazy drop off in new ...

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps For “Misusing Data”

From Facebook’s corporate blog: The investigation process is in full swing, and it has two phases. First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data. And second, where we have concerns, we will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) — which ask a series of detailed questions about the app and ...

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Russian Facebook Ads Sought To Inflame Racial Discord

USA Today reports: The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, which is at the center of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s February ...

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Pastor Offers Instant Faith-Healing On Facebook Live: “Brother David Prayed For Me, I Am Now Cancer Free!”

Via press release: David Turner is an international healing and deliverance evangelist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Every Monday night at 6 p.m. EST, David hosts a new show live on his ministry’s Facebook page called “Right Now.” The hour-long show is full of worship, teaching, miracles, signs and wonders. David prays live for each person who comments while the show ...

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REVEALED: Russian Hackers Posed As ISIS Operatives To Threaten US Military Wives In Facebook Messages

The Associated Press reports: Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a message appeared on her iPhone: “Dear Angela!” it said. “Bloody Valentine’s Day!” “We know everything about you, your husband and your children,” the Facebook message continued, claiming that the hackers operating under the flag of Islamic ...

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Cambridge Analytica Abruptly Shuts Down All Offices

Gizmodo reports: On Wednesday, Cambridge Analytica employees learned that its parent company, the SCL Group, was shuttering the business, with American-based workers directed to return their keycards immediately, according to documentation reviewed by Gizmodo. The news was announced during a conference call led by Julian Wheatland, the current chairman of the SCL Group who was reportedly tapped to take over ...

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Launch A Dating Service

Reuters reports: Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service to matchmake millions of people on the world’s largest online social network and nudge them into spending more time there. The service, which Facebook had considered offering for over a decade and will launch soon, could help rebuild its popularity ...

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Zircon & Burlap Lie Under Oath Before Congress

The New York Daily News reports: Viral Trump-supporting sisters Diamond and Silk on Thursday lied under oath during their testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, claiming several times that they’d “never been paid by the Trump campaign.” Records from the Federal Election Commission however, suggest otherwise. According to a November 2016 receipt, the Trump campaign paid them $ 1,274.94 for ...

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Ted Cruz Calls For Using Anti-Trust Laws To Break Up Facebook And Google For Censoring Right Wing Views

In an interview published today by Breitbart, Sen. Ted Cruz called for using anti-trust laws to break up Facebook, Google, and other unnamed “technology giants” because right wingers believe they are being censored. “The scope of the power is truly unprecedented. You think back to the heights of yellow journalism, when publisher William Randolph Hearst controlled much of media and ...

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BRITAIN: Personal Finance Expert Sues Facebook For Defamation Over Fake “Scam” Ads Featuring His Name

The Associated Press reports: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, many of them get-rich-quick scams to con ...

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Facebook Banishes White Supremacist Richard Spencer

Vice News reports: Two Facebook pages associated with white nationalist Richard Spencer have been kicked off the platform. The outspoken white nationalist who coined the term “alt-right” and runs the National Policy Institute, had been operating in the open on Facebook. The National Policy Institute, which advocates for a white “ethnostate,” had a page with 4,000 followers. Spencer’s online magazine ...

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Emails Prove Diamond & Silk Lied About Facebook

Zircon and Burlap have been on Fox multiple times this week to repeat their claim that Facebook marked their page as “unsafe” and then refused to respond to their appeals for an explanation. Because liberal censorship. Well, then. The Hill reports: Facebook reached out to pro-Trump vloggers Diamond and Silk days before the duo claimed that they had not heard ...

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Man Accuses Facebook Of Violating US Constitution, Doesn’t Actually Understand US Constitution [VIDEO]

“The Constitution of the United States, and the First Amendment says ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Nor will they abridge the freedom of speech, of the press’.  I’ve got a copy of the Constitution I want to give you — at the end of this hearing.” – South Carolina ...

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Cambridge Analytica Threatens Journalists

Law & Crime reports: Cambridge Analytica is threatening legal action against journalists who report unfavorable information regarding the controversial big data-mining firm. Perhaps the embattled firm is frightened by the swelling amount of attention due to Mark Zuckerberg‘s two days worth of congressional testimony. In any event, Cambridge Analytica has shifted its denial strategy to issuing vague threats of litigation ...

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Zuckerberg: Cambridge Analytica Got My Own Data Too

USA Today reports: Mark Zuckerberg says his data was exposed in the Cambridge Analytica leak. The Facebook CEO made the admission during questioning on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee was his second appearance before lawmakers in as many days. He took questions on privacy practices, foreign interference in U.S. elections and whether Facebook ...

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Zuckerberg: We’re Working With Mueller [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday that Facebook is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “I know we are working with them,” Zuckerberg said during the hearing. When asked by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont about Facebook’s involvement with Mueller’s investigation, Zuckerberg confirmed the cooperation but ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress

CNBC reports: Mark Zuckerberg is testifying at a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday, in the first of two congressional hearings for the Facebook founder and CEO. The company is facing questions following reports that research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users. Zuckerberg is ...

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Facebook Rolls Out Data Abuse Bounty Program

The Hill reports: Facebook on Tuesday officially launched a program to reward users for reporting “data abuse” on its platform. The move comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid scrutiny over the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that Facebook says improperly obtained data on potentially 87 million of its users. ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Apologies For Data Scandal: I Started Facebook, I Run It, I’m Responsible For What Happens

Slate reports: The House Energy and Commerce Committee released Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared introductory remarks on Monday. Zuckerberg is expected to testify before the committee on Wednesday. He will also appear before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday. Zuckerberg expresses regret for both the Russian interference and the Cambridge Analytica scandal at the beginning of his testimony: ...

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Apple Co-Founder Ditches Facebook Over Data Scandal

The Associated Press reports: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the “profits are all based on the ...

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