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Conservative pundit Deneen Borelli is blaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after she lost her commentary gig at the BlazeTV.  Borelli’s cancelled Facebook show comes shortly after the company dramatically changed its algorithms to de-emphasize political content.  Facebook’s changes appear to be affecting smaller outlets and individual pundits at a greater rate than larger media entities
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President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter critics from his @realDonaldTrump account, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday. The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president’s Twitter account creates a public forum, and blocking users based on viewpoint violates the First Amendment. The decision tees up a possible appeal to the Supreme
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Google is plowing money into the coffers of several conservative groups who are criticizing Sen. Josh Hawley as the Missouri Republican continues crusading against the Silicon Valley giant. The big tech company provides “substantial contributions” to groups like R-Street, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), TechFreedom, the Cato Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), to
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Facebook agreed Tuesday night to hand French judges the identification data of French users who are suspected of distributing hate speech. The decision comes after several meetings between Zuckerberg and French President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to take a leading role globally on the regulation of hate speech. France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric
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The Democratic National Committee and two Silicon Valley giants are working together to police platforms for misinformation ahead of the first presidential debates, CNN reported Thursday. The DNC is monitoring disinformation daily and is alerting Facebook and Twitter if it sees false information going viral, the report noted. Both companies have previously taken action
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Spending most of their lives buried in streambeds, freshwater mussels can be easy to miss. You could wade across a dense bed of them without noticing. An observant snorkeler might see scattered shells and pairs of holes in the river bottom where the creatures’ siphons pierce the sediment. Yet even though they’re hunkered out of
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Liberal activists are upset that YouTube and Twitter tagging their content as hateful as the companies attempt to wipe out white supremacist content. Twitter temporarily suspended liberal researcher David Neiwert for posting Klu Klux Clan imagery on his platform  Left-leaning journalists are criticizing Twitter for taking out a blogger at Southern Poverty Law Center who
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Facebook is disputing a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday that suggests CEO Mark Zuckerberg might have been aware of some potential abuses of private data. Zuckerberg raised issues with a third-party app that was capable of accessing Facebook users’ information regardless of their privacy settings, and was thus aware there was a problem,
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Liberal activists are crying foul after YouTube’s demonetizing frenzy slammed the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization known for labeling conservative groups as hate groups. A video SPLC published was among those nixed after YouTube announced plans Wednesday to remove videos and content that promote white supremacy. Journalist Max Blumenthal lashed out at the company
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George Orwell’s fictionalized world where Big Brother reigns supreme is no longer a figment of the imagination, but a prophetic vision of present-day threats. Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, explains how and why Big Tech is making Orwell’s 1984 a 21st-century reality. Transcript: The year is 1984. One company – Microsoft
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Cyberfirm FireEye published a report Tuesday showing that an Iran-based campaign sought to distribute misinformation throughout social media during the midterm elections. Facebook dinged several phony accounts connected to an Iran-backed group seeking to promote pro-Iranian messages in the U.S.  An Iran-backed campaign used Facebook and Twitter accounts to impersonate three Republican congressional candidates. An
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Posted by: Duncan Idaho in Science, Technology, and Social Media, Syndicated Posts May 24, 2019 On Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 p.m. EDT SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially
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Google suspends some business with Huawei after President Donald Trump placed restrictions on technologies from foreign adversaries, Reuters reported Sunday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the United States believes is engaged in foreign espionage, will lose access to updates to the Android operating system, as
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Pro-life group is accusing Instagram of shadow banning their content and removing their hashtags from the platform Let Them Live told The Daily Caller News Foundation that pro-choice activists likely pushed Instagram into shadow banning the group  Let Them Live is planning a rally in June at Instagram’s headquarters to protest what they believe is
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A Twitter account that President Donald Trump frequently retweets was partially suspended Thursday for allegedly violating the company’s rules of conduct. “His account is in a locked state. He’ll be required to delete a Tweet that violated the Twitter Rules before he can be reinstated,” a Twitter spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation,
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Call it the body’s postal system. Cells package goodies into little envelopes made of membranes. Then these packages cruise the bloodstream — billions of them in every milliliter of blood — to recipient cells far and near, delivering freight such as genetic material and proteins. These little bubbles, known as extracellular vesicles, or EVs, tell
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be renominated to Facebook’s board of directors when the members meet in May for the company’s annual stockholder’s meeting, Facebook announced Friday night. The move comes less than three years after Hastings told fellow board member Peter Thiel that he intended to slam the PayPal co-founder’s performance review
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Political filmmaker Ami Horowitz tweeted Thursday that YouTube had banned his video displaying several examples of anti-Semitism at a University of North Carolina and Duke University Conference. WATCH: My new video has been banned by Youtube!@UNC and @DukeU sponsored open antisemitism! Filming at a major conference on campus antisemitism was all caught on film! This is
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Google announced Thursday night that the company will be dissolving an artificial intelligence ethics panel following internal backlash from employees who criticized one of the board’s conservative members. The company’s decision came after employees complained about Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James’ position on the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC). More than 1,000
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Facebook is considering jumping into news curation, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday night in a video posted on the company’s platform. Such a service would be fused into Facebook’s platform and would rely on third-party publishers to provide the content,  Zuckerberg told Mathias Döpfner, CEO of German publisher Axel Springer. Facebook significantly altered its
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