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Facebook Dumps ‘Fake News’ Patrol After Spectacular Backfire

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Facebook has abandoned it’s fake news ‘fact checkers‘ program to label articles reviewed by Snopes and Politifact as ‘disputed,’ after the program backfired a little over a year after inception. Te company pointed to a slowdown in news flow, the fact that stories were required to be deemed “false” before earning a “disputed” label, and because […]

Social Media Platforms Need To Be Regulated! NYU Prof Sees “Dangerous Issues For Society”

Authored by Vasant Dhar, NYU Sterm Professor, op-ed via CNBC, Unregulated social media platforms pose significant societal risks. That's what we found out after the 2016 election, when it became clear that social media had been used for political mass manipulation in the world's oldest democracy. We should not be surprised. Despite a large scale […]

Facebook Handing Over More Info To US Government: “This Is What Facebook Was Designed To Do”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide, including search warrants, subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content. And, according to a new report, those requests are increasing at an alarming rate. According to QZ.com, in the United States, the requests rose […]

How Facebook’s Secret Unit Created Digital Propaganda Troll Armies To Influence Elections

Authored by Shelley Kasli via GGI News, Just days after GreatGameIndia exposed how American and Japanese companies could be hacking Indian elections, a recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including India for digital propaganda to influence elections. Under fire for Facebook […]

Facebook Ditches Its “Fake News Flag” After People Shared Flagged Articles Even More

Roughly one year ago Facebook promised to eradicate “fake news” from its platform by “flagging” articles that were deemed inaccurate by their hand-selected “fact checkers” (A.K.A. “liberal propagandists”)…we wrote all about it in a post entitled “Facebook Launches Campaign To Combat ‘Fake News’“.  Among other things, the crusade attempted to dissuade people from sharing certain […]

Is Facebook Using Your Phone’s Camera And Microphone To Spy On You?

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched when there’s nobody else around? Decades ago, if the answer to that question was ‘yes’, doctors might’ve advised you to see what they called a headshrinker. But technological progress has a funny way of turning situations on their head. For example, at the turn of the 20th […]

Facebook Really Is Bad For You, Researchers Say

Apparently, Chamath Palihapitiya was on to something when he revealed earlier this week that he felt “tremendous guilt” for the role that he played in Facebook’s success as a social-media company. To wit, Facebook's director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a blog post this week explaining that, in some instances, […]

FCC Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Protections

Update: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions to undo net neutrality regulations: “Despite its unassuming name, the Obama administration’s net neutrality regulation threatens the free and open internet that has done so much to advance modern society. The Trump administration’s action to roll […]

“I Feel Tremendous Guilt”: Former Facebook Exec Says Company Is “Ripping Apart The Social Fabric Of Society”

In the most ironic story of the day, and perhaps of 2017, a former Facebook executive whose job it was to literally get the world hooked on the “internet crack” that is social media, is now calling on people to take a “hard break” from a service which he believes is “ripping apart the social […]

Chicago Woman Who Filmed Brutal Kidnapping And Torture Of Disabled Teen Sentenced To Community Service

A 19 year old Chicago woman who live-streamed the racially charged kidnapping, torture and mutilation of a mentaly disabled teen was given 200 hours of community service and four years of probation on Friday. Brittany Herring Covington – who went by "Herring" on Social Media before her arreest, and "Covington" in recent reports, avoided a […]

SEC Associate Director And Wife Of Fired Anti-Trump FBI Agent Appears To Scrub Facebook Page Of Obama-Clinton Likes

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com The cheated-on wife of FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was booted off Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel for sending his mistress anti-Trump text messages, appears to have scrubbed her Facebook page of pro-Hillary and pro-Obama ‘likes’ after her husband’s embarassing dismissal and relegation to the HR department. Reddit user BREXITGOD notes that Strzok’s wife, Melissa […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Describes “Horrifying And Offensive Comments” Of Sex Harasser Airline Passenger

We have to admit we didn’t know anything about Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, before she created a media storm by complaining about a sexual harassment incident she suffered while travelling on Alaska Air. Feeling disgusted & degraded after an @AlaskaAir flight where the passenger next to me made repeated lewd sexual remarks. The flight attendants […]

Facebook Announces It Will Use A.I. To Scan Your Thoughts “To Enhance User Safety”

A mere few years ago the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) might be used to analyze and report to law enforcement aberrant human behavior on social media and other online platforms was merely the far out premise of dystopian movies such as Minority Report, but now Facebook proudly brags that it will use AI to "save […]

Addictions: Social Media & Mobile Phones Fall From Grace

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Identifying social media and mobile phones as addictive is only the first step in a much more complex investigation. For everyone who remembers the Early Days of social media and mobile phones, it's been quite a ride from My Space and awkward texting on tiny screens to […]

The Real Winner In America’s Russia Crisis Is China

Authored by Leon Hadar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The continuing American obsession with Russia plays directly into Beijing's hands and makes it less likely that Washington will develop an effective strategy to deal with China… When thinking about male-pattern baldness, what comes immediately to mind? Genetics? Thanks for this, grandad. But then I conducted […]