Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Won’t Budge On Drag Names

Despite meeting yesterday with several Bay Area drag personalities, Facebook is sticking by its “real name” requirement. Tony Meverick reports at Buzzfeed: Activists said they remain angry with Facebook after leaving the hour-long meeting with only little progress, as the company refused to budge on changing its long-held policy requiring users to show their legal names on their personal profiles. …

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CALIFORNIA: 100 Drag Queens To Protest “Real Name” Rule At Facebook HQ

One hundred drag queens will reportedly descend on Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters tomorrow in a protest over the “real name” rule that has seen many profiles deleted. Via Techcrunch: Trannyshack founder and drag queen Heklina woke up this morning to discover her Facebook profile page had been completely erased from existence. She’d heard of this happening to other queens in …

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New From House Candidate Sean Eldridge

A former Freedom To Marry staffer, Eldridge is the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. He faces two-term Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), whose first act after being elected was to vote for the repeal of Obamacare. Eldridge is challenging the result of a recent poll which shows him trailing badly. “I think people are frustrated with this Congress,” Eldridge said. …

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What If You “Like” Everything?

A writer for Wired clicked the like button on (almost) every item in his Facebook feed for 48 hours. Here’s what happened: My News Feed took on an entirely new character in a surprisingly short amount of time. After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my …

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UTAH: Facebook Donates $10K To The Campaign Of Anti-Gay AG Sean Reyes

Q Salt Lake reports: According to disclosures filed with the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office, Facebook, Inc. donated $10,000 to the campaign of Attorney General Sean Reyes on May 13, 2014. Facebook, according to its “diversity” page, “values the impact that every individual can have. We are dedicated to creating an environment where people can be their authentic selves and share …

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BRITAIN: Man Pleads Guilty To Facebook Comment Calling For Gays To Be Murdered

A British man has pleaded guilty after being charged with making a Facebook comment which called for gay people to be machine-gunned. The comment was made on a newspaper’s Facebook link to their article about a gay pride event. Under a story about a gay pride event, Paul Gair said that gay people were cunts who should be shot. When …

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Hello, 911?

Yes, some people actually called 911.

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Hate Group Leader Janet Porter Launches Anti-Gay Facebook Alternative Called ReaganBook, Much Hilarity Ensues

Kyle Mantyla writes at Right Wing Watch: Last weekend, the Ohio Liberty Coalition hosted a “Reload 4 Liberty” event at which Janet Porter spoke about her never-ending push to get her anti-choice “Heartbeat Bill” legislation passed in Ohio. But apparently that is not all that Porter is up to these days, as she also revealed to the audience that she’ll …

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Support Michael Sam: Signorile Launches “The Great Facebook Kiss-In”

“Gay people need to be kissing more in public. There simply needs to be more queer smooching to desensitize the world. So with that, I hereby launch the Great Facebook Kiss-In, urging everyone — whether gay, straight or bi –to change their profile pics to two women kissing or two men kissing. Maybe it’s you and your husband or wife, …

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Two Million Views

Buzzfeed reports today that the above military proposal photo has garnered over two million views since being posted on Facebook. Hit the link for a great interview with the couple.

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Headline Of The Day

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Twitter Becomes More Like Facebook

Twitter is rolling out a change today. Via Mashable: As for the similarities of Twitter’s new user profiles to Facebook’s profile page, well, they’re inescapable. There’s a square profile photo in the top left, and a large “cover” photo on top dominates both pages, for example. Below the profile photo you’ll find the basic info about the user, and under …

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Texas Gun Owners Vs Facebook

Several days ago Facebook announced that it would no longer allow posts for gun sales that cross state lines or do not require a background check. Cue the outrage. Here’s their Facebook page.

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Facebook Twins In Space

From the Winklevoss twins’ blog: Humans have a long tradition of exploring and forging new frontiers, both physically and metaphorically. In the Middle Ages, Marco Polo’s writings – which recounted his 24 years of travel and trade on the Silk Road – built a new and lasting level of economic and cultural awareness between Europe and Asia. 200 years later, …

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Facebook Cracks Down On Gun Posts

Facebook will block minors from viewing pages that offer guns for sale and will take down any page that offers to sell weapons without a background check or across state lines. The change is a win for groups like Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which have been lobbying for more restrictive gun …

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Facebook Might Buy Drone Company

The New York Times reports: With all his talk of better data compression and more efficient phone chips, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has had a bit of trouble getting people excited about Internet.org, his ambitious plan to get everyone in the world onto the Internet. Not anymore. The web was abuzz on Tuesday after a report in TechCrunch that …

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $19B

I’d never heard of WhatsApp until this happened yesterday. This clip from the Telegraph helps explain the deal.

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Facebook Offers 50 Gender Options

CNN reports: You don’t have to be strictly a man or a woman on Facebook anymore. In a nod to the “it’s complicated” sexual identities of many of its users, the social network on Thursday added a third “custom” gender option for people’s profiles. In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional …

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Anti-Gun Group Slams Facebook

On Friday, the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action posted the below LookBack video satire which slams Facebook for allowing gun sellers to use the site.

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Putin’s “Look Back” Video On Facebook

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