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The media director for the Heritage Foundation published evidence that his social media account was suspended over his polite disagreement with the LGBTQ agenda on transgender athletes. The tweet was labeled “hateful conduct” and the social media platform explained that, “you may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of
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Just days after complaining about his “privilege,” Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke live streamed himself getting a haircut and a massage. Social media users torched the former Texas lawmaker after his online appearance. What are the details? During the 12-minute video, as O’Rourke’s barber Manuel cut the candidate’s hair, O’Rourke spoke Spanish, discussed topics like
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Several media outlets were hit with social media backlash after a bizarre description of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as “right-wing.” They were reporting on the action taken by social media platforms to ban some political personalities they considered dangerous, but in the list of those labeled as “right-wing” was the ostentatiously left-wing figure
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President Donald Trump once again poked the hornet’s nest of social media when he tweeted a video meant to criticize Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) over her dismissive comments about the horrific 9/11 terror attacks. “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” tweeted the president on Friday with a video compiling Omar’s controversial comments with images from the 9/11
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Twitter’s head of logal, policy, trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, told the Washington Post that her company is considering putting warning labels on tweets by public figures, including the president, that violate its rules. What’s the story? While Washington Post interviewer Elizabeth Dwoskin brought up President Donald Trump’s name, Gadde did not specifically mention the
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) unleashed a tirade Monday evening against President Donald Trump from her Twitter account and advocated for impeachment despite Democratic leadership cautioning for patience on the matter. “Lying Trump came away from fake summit with terrorist & killer Kim Jong-un w/ nothing because Kim never intended to offer anything,” she chided. “Don
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was ridiculed on Friday for allowing her social media account to be baited into a bizarre debate using pizza coupons as an analogy. The account mocked Ocasio-Cortez for the implosion of a deal for Amazon to build a headquarters in New York City and create approximately 15,000 jobs. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the
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Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a bill that would force gun buyers to reveal their social media accounts to police before purchasing a firearm. State Rep. Daniel Didech, one of the bill’s sponsors, told WBBM-TV that the bill’s purpose was meant to identify those who may have mental health issues before they’re approved to
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will be expanding her social media imprint greatly by teaching her fellow Democratic politicians how to tweet, Instagram and Facebook just like she does. The Democratic Socialist firebrand has been lauded for her prowess on social media, but despite being criticized by the Democratic establishment, they are seeking lessons from her
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Texas congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw reached out to “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson after Davidson shared a concerning social media post about suicide on Instagram Saturday. What happened? The posting, shared on Davidson’s now-defunct Instagram page, read, “[I] really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for
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  by Kyle Perisic Facebook, Google, and Twitter have come under fire for censoring conservative voices Lawmakers are struggling to decide how best to end the practice, if at all Minds.com is a fast-growing free speech alternative that emphasizes transparency and privacy Few platforms have challenged the virtual monopolies of Facebook, Google and Twitter,
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More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make trips look better than they are, according to the 10th annual 2018 Vacation Confidence Index*, released by Allianz Global Assistance. The study found that 15 percent of Gen X’ers (ages 35 –
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  by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being
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Diamond and Silk testified before Congress over social media censorship against conservatives, Thursday, with Diamond declaring during their testimony that “censorship is no hoax.” “We would like to thank the judiciary committee for allowing us the opportunity to voice our concerns about conservatives being targeted and censored on social media platforms,” opened Lynette Hardaway, who
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It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. Adam Zyglis: The Buffalo News The Senate
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A group calling itself a “worldwide leader in Virtual Private Network research and statistics” organized protests on Capitol Hill, at Facebook’s headquarters in California, and at its campus in Austin, Texas, “to advocate for consumer privacy rights and online security.” “Zuckerberg is absurd,” anti-Facebook protesters dressed as Spiderman and the Easter Bunny chanted on the
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