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NYT Fantasizes About ‘Secret Deal’ Between Trump And Zuckerberg

June 23, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The liberal media is building its own web of conspiracy theories about President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The New York Times seems to think he’s made a deal with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as part of the grand plan. Times media columnist Ben Smith speculated  about a deal that might have […]

Qatar-Funded Al Jazeera Fights Facebook Over ‘State-Controlled’ Label

December 17, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook announced a new policy to label state-funded media on its platform. Qatar-backed outlet Al Jazeera has a problem with that. In a letter sent by the media outlet’s lawyers to Facebook’s Vice President Jennifer Gillian Newstead and Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert, Al Jazeera wrote that Facebook’s policy […]

Hillary Clinton Wants Zuckerberg To ‘Pay A Price’ For Facebook Ads

November 5, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Liberals think any advocacy for freedom of speech that does not benefit them merits punishment. Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton is ready to crack down on Facebook. At a Netflix event for the documentary “The Great Hack,” Clinton addressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Abandons Quest To Define ‘Harmful Speech’

October 18, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook and its developers have been in the race to define and correct what the platform calls “harmful speech.” But in a speech given to Georgetown University, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a different direction for the company. In his speech, titled “Standing for Voice and Free Expression,” Zuckerberg said that he […]

Media Slam Zuckerberg For Meeting With Conservatives

October 16, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The intolerant left has a long list of things they consider unforgivable sins. One of them includes simply talking and dining with those on the right. Politico published a story Oct. 14, which said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, […]

New York Times Whines About Trump’s Anti-Biden Ad: ‘Facebook Won’t Pull Ads That Lie’

October 11, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ In a sign of the challenges ahead for Trump from social media censors and their journalistic allies as the 2020 campaign heats up, the New York Times is pouting that Facebook won’t censor a Trump campaign ad attacking Joe Biden over his son’s sketchy dealings in Ukraine. Reporter Cecilia Kang fretted […]

Elizabeth Warren Slams Facebook For Helping ‘Elect Donald Trump’

October 9, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Democrats want to persecute any business, person, or group that has helped or even simply not hindered President Donald Trump. Even top social media companies. Senator and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren came after Facebook on Twitter on Oct. 7, for “help[ing] elect Donald Trump once” and for labeling her own campaign […]

Poll: 60 Percent Of Republicans Support Breaking Up Big Tech

September 24, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The general consensus among Americans is that Big Tech companies should be broken up for violating antitrust behavior. In a poll from YouGov and the thinktank Data for Progress, 60 percent of Republicans agreed that tech companies should be broken up and regulated. The poll, which was first reported by Vox, […]

Senator Calls To Jail Zuckerberg If Facebook Doesn’t Censor More

September 5, 2019 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ The left is trying to steer Facebook into doing more censorship. Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) proclaimed that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg should face dire consequences for how he has chosen to run the platform. However, he also calls for more censorship of the internet as a whole. Wyden also hammered the […]

Facebook Audit Fails To Address Conservative Censorship Concerns

August 21, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook released its official report about accusations of bias from conservatives — only it bears no resemblance to the similar audit it did for the left. The company didn’t actually admit conservative concerns about censorship were valid in the new report. Former Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl released his long-awaited report […]

Peggy Noonan On Facebook And Google: ’Break Them Up’

June 8, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ As Facebook drowns in privacy scandals censorship, investigations, conservatives are being urged to avoid working with the platform. Wall Street Journal’s columnist Peggy Noonan wrote that Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg were using conservatives as “pawns.” In an June 6 column that eviscerated Zuckerberg as a “prince in his castle,” […]

Democrats’ Newest Line: Break Up Or Regulate Facebook

May 15, 2019 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ In order to win the hearts and votes of liberals everywhere, Democratic presidential candidates are now saying that they will break up or regulate Facebook. After Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an May 9 op-ed calling for Facebook to be broken up and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be removed, Democrats started […]

Facebook Uses Wikipedia To Call Conservative News ‘Harmful’ ‘Lies’

April 26, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook is subtly trying to discredit conservative media as “conspiracy theories” and it’s using Wikipedia to do it. The company’s latest policy update, “Expanding Our Fact-Checking Program,” included new details on how the platform planned to combat “misinformation.” In a blog post published April 25, Product Manager Antonia Woodford described the […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Build ‘Curated’ Newsroom For Facebook

April 3, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook has tried to filter out what it considers to be “fake news” in many different failed attempts. Now it wants to try again. In an interview, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he was interested in building a newsroom for Facebook. The product would be based on a similar model […]

Facebook Shuts Russian-Backed Outlet, But What About Al Jazeera, BBC?

February 22, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook is willing to take down pages funded by Russia. Now it’s facing the question about what to do about other state-funded media outlets like Al Jazeera, BBC and even NPR? Facebook suspended three pages on February 15 , including the popular video site Ruptly. All three allegedly failed to disclose […]

Facebook To Create A Panel To Police Content

January 30, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook has mentioned that enforcing policies against “hate speech” is one of its priorities. In a new announcement released on Facebook’s blog, the platform stated that it was looking into creating a board to help determine content policing. A draft charter, drawn up by Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg, started by […]

Facebook Apologizes After Banning Evangelist Franklin Graham

January 3, 2019 by

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By Alexander Hall ~ Facebook has banned conservatives again, this time Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads Samaritan’s Purse. Facebook issued an official apology after banning iconic Graham (pictured) for 24 hours over a 2-year-old post. In mid-December, Franklin Graham, the son of American evangelist Billy Graham, accepted Facebook’s apology for the 24-hour-ban, but expressed suspicion […]

When the Left Resorts to Other Means…

September 5, 2018 by

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By James Shott ~     Why is it that leftists feel it’s necessary to put their fingers on the scale to tip it in their favor, or will work to change the rules to achieve their purposes, with little or no hesitation in doing so? We saw this when the Obama IRS punished conservative applicants for nonprofit […]

UN Human Rights Chief Says Facebook Ignored Myanmar Genocide

August 31, 2018 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~  While Facebook rushes to focus on hate speech in the United States, apparently it hasn’t analyzed accounts from war-torn places like Myanmar. Until recently, military personnel fromMyanmar were allowed to have accounts on Facebook. At the end of August, Facebook discovered that certain individuals and organizations “committed or enabled serious human rights abuses in […]

Facebook Claims Glitch Marked Zito Story as Spam

August 25, 2018 by

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By Dan Gainor ~  Facebook claims it was besieged by a glitch that unintentionally marked posts as spam, fueling outrage that Facebook is allegedly engaging in politically based censorship. The incident follows several high-profile problems highlighted by site critics, especially on the right. New York Post reporter Salena Zito said that Facebook was marking her story about Trump […]

Here Is Why Conservatives Should Worry About Facebook’s Newly Published Guidelines

April 25, 2018 by

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By Dan Gainor ~ Conservatives have good reason to be worried about Facebook. Newly published information about the site’s Community Standards, which guide what content is allowed and what is prohibited, shows it has vague restrictions on what it deems to be “hate speech” and “hate organizations.” It also discusses how the site will handle […]

Some Say Facebook And Amazon Should Be Broken Up. Here’s Why That Thinking Is Wrong.

December 2, 2017 by

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By Alden Abbott ~ Is it time for Congress to step in and dismantle Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s ever-expanding internet empires? In recent months, the left has raised sharp cries against the dangers of tech companies’ rapid growth and allegedly ironclad hold of their respective market spaces. Some critics have even argued that internet giants […]

Amanda Marcotte: Facebook The Latest Victim Of ‘Scam’ That Facilitates Spread Of ‘Conservative Lies’

May 27, 2016 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ Conservatives who accuse media outlets of liberal bias are a lot like shakedown artists, suggested Salon’s Amanda Marcotte in a Tuesday piece. In this context, the targets of the allegations don’t pay protection money; instead, they “bend…over backwards to placate” right-wingers, thereby “injecting conservative bias into the process as journalists, afraid […]

The Trouble With Facebook

May 23, 2016 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ Despite the denials, the stories about Facebook’s bias are real. But the bias isn’t there because of the company’s new technology. Facebook is biased because of its reliance on the biased old media. Facebook’s trending topics wasn’t the automatic system that the company wanted people to think it was. Instead it […]