Category: Social Media

#NancyPelosiFakeNews trends after Speaker says Iran protests are ‘largely students’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come under fire on social media, accused of downplaying anti-regime protests in Iran which have erupted in response to the downing of a commercial jet carrying 176 people last week

Paul Krugman says hacker used IP address to download child porn

Paul Krugman said Wednesday that his IP address had been “compromised” and used to download “child pornography.”

Krugman, a New York Times columnist and economics professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, speculated in a tweet that it “could be an attempt to Qanon me,” referring to the movement popular on many online message boards that believes an anonymous government insider, known as Q, is secretly leaking details of an epic battle between President Trump and the Deep State.

Google removes 300 Trump ads for ‘violating community policy’ but won’t explain violations or policy

An investigation by CBS News’ “60 Minutes” found that “over 300 video ads were taken down by Google and YouTube, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy.”

InstaFascism. Instagram to remove photos of ‘OK’ hand sign as ‘hate speech’

Instagram will begin removing photos of people displaying the ‘OK’ hand sign and possibly banning users who do so under the company’s new hate speech rules.“We remove photos of hate speech or symbols, like swastikas or white power hand signs,” states the company’s ‘report’ function.

Hamas-linked CAIR demands that Twitter suspend Trump’s account for criticizing Ilhan Omar

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned President Trump for sharing a false, Islamophobic smear targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter and called on that social media company to suspend the president’s account for violating its terms of service. #SuspendTrump

The 100 million dollar lawsuit that should void Big Tech’s CDA immunity

The story Fyk is telling, in this case, goes beyond the question of whether Facebook is a publisher or a platform, which has been the subject of a lot of talk lately. The argument Fyk is making is that Facebook acted as a “Developer of information,” thus making Facebook an “internet content provider” by legal definition under Section 230(f)(3), and that Facebook is pretty much competing with its own users and there is zero legal immunity for that.

The argument of publisher vs platform is a publisher can be held liable for things published on their site, while a platform gets immunity.

Dr. Robert Epstein: How Big Tech’s algorithms can impact opinions and votes in the 2020 election

Just what are some of the methods that tech giants like Google and Facebook can use to shift their users’ attitudes, beliefs, and even votes?

How do search engine rankings impact undecided voters?

How powerful of an impact can search engine algorithms have on our perceptions and actions, without us even knowing?