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NorthReport

Do social media-savvy political parties see voters as adversaries?

http://thebreaker.news/news/podcast-24/

NorthReport

Zuckerberg is coming off as a scam artist before the Congress Committee today, but Trump's people in Congress will cover for him because Trump and the GOP benefitted from the Facebook machinations during the US 2016 elections.

NorthReport

Just another human jerk protected by Trump and the GOP

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony shows Facebook is a monster too big to control

There were many answers the Facebook CEO could not supply in his appearance before U.S. senators on Tuesday, Jennifer Wells writes. “I can have my team get back to you,” he said.

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/04/10/mark-zuckerbergs-testimony-s...

Paladin1

Have any of you downloaded Facebooks data on you?

It's been a while since I sanatized my FB account (deleted pictures, posts, commentary) but for the hell of it I downloaded the info facebook collected on me and was extremely surprised. I think one of the biggest shocks was thay facebook had a copy of my phone contact list with names and numbers and some facebook messenger conversations.

If you haven't checked it yet I highly recommend you take a look.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Have any of you downloaded Facebooks data on you?

I did, because I read that I could and I was curious.  SFA, really.  Mind you, I don't post minute-by-minute commentary on my emotional state on FB, so I guess all they had was what little I shared.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

I think the link to your phone contact etc applies when you add Facebook as an application on your mobile phone. My husband recently downloaded his data and the file was huge and frightening in terms of details, including phone activity.

NDPP

Blocked By Facebook and the Vulnerability of New Media

https://t.co/eaUTdURhH0

"This site's visitor numbers are currently around one third normal levels. The cause is  not hard to find..."

NDPP

To 'Protect Democracy': Facebook Teams Up With Atlantic Council

https://on.rt.com/95ie

"Would you like a think thank advocating acts of terrorism, war and supression of the media working with Facebook to protect democracy and elections worldwide? If so, great news! Facebook is 'excited to launch a new partnership with the Atlantic Council..."

But never mind. It's anti-Russia which is all that matters, right?

NDPP

Propornot-2 Setting Up the Atlantic Council For Lawsuits

https://off-guardian.org/2018/05/22/propornot-2-setting-up-the-atlantic-...

"...This latest partnership Facebook has formed with the Atlantic Council is another trial move to a forced normal where news and information are spoon fed..."

NDPP

Facebook Security Officer: Not All Speech is 'Creaed Equal'

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/05/cens-j05.html

"Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer, presented an overview of the Orwellian censorship regime implemented by the world's largest social media company last week at an annual military conference in Tallinn, Estonia.

The speech was an account of how the company is partnering with the US and other governments throughout the world to control public discourse online, with the primary but unstated aim of suppressing access to left wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints. Stamos was speaking at CyCon, a conference sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on cyberwar and psychological operations..."

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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with the primary but unstated aim of suppressing access to left wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints

So, basically ALL left wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints?  Huh.  I guess we'll see if FB starts blocking ALL of those.

Or are they all just synonyms for "Pro-Russia"?

Is that what the author really meant? 

Because I'll be very surprised if Facebook literally comes out and says "we no longer allow users to oppose war", or "we expect our users to properly support the right wing".

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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with the primary but unstated aim of suppressing access to left wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints

So, basically ALL left wing, anti-war and socialist viewpoints?  Huh.  I guess we'll see if FB starts blocking ALL of those.

Or are they all just synonyms for "Pro-Russia"?

Is that what the author really meant? 

Because I'll be very surprised if Facebook literally comes out and says "we no longer allow users to oppose war", or "we expect our users to properly support the right wing".

Well, I don't have any information about this issue at all, but I really doubt the hypothesized suppression would be stated to the users directly. Instead, items about the proscribed subjects would just stop appearing in a user's newsfeed, with no explanation.

NDPP

Don't worry Michael I have a feeling your information sources will be just fine...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

NDPP wrote:

Don't worry Michael I have a feeling your information sources will be just fine...

I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I am not a facebook user, so nothing they do will have any effect on my information sources.

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