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Hamas executes alleged killers of terror mastermind Mazen Faqha – live on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Public executions by Hamas in Gaza are quite common.

But some are more equal than others, and the public execution today has received quite a bit of attention, in fact more than Hamas wanted. The execution was livestreamed — apparently against Hamas wishes — by the Gaza Now News Agency from a...

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Victims’ Families Sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7:00pm 12/20/2016 at 7:00pm

The families of the Orlando nightclub shooting victims filed a federal complaint against the web giants for allegedly providing “material support” to ISIS and helping terrorist Omar Mateen “radicalize”, according to an exclusive report by Fox News.

Why not sue Mateen’s internet service provider? Or the manufacturer of the web-enabled devises he...

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Facebook employees tried to censor Donald Trump posts

https://twitter.com/Tumblrisms/status/711009722741231617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:30am 10/22/2016 at 10:30am
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This should surprise no one.

These are probably the same people who in college demanded intellectual safe spaces and trigger warnings.

We have seen it at Twitter, where conservative accounts seem to be targeted, and also at Facebook, where there were allegations of the same.

The Wall Street Journal reports,

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Former Facebook Employees Claim Website Snuffed Conservative News

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:44am 5/9/2016 at 9:44am

Former Facebook employees have told Gizmodo that the company regularly told them to stamp out conservative news even if it trended on the website.

From Gizmodo:

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module,...

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Will WhatsApp Be Government’s Next Target?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/17/2016 at 1:00pm

As the nation watches the FBI battle Apple in court over access to a terrorist’s iPhone data, a conflict with another Silicon Valley company simmers in the background.

With over a billion users, the Facebook-owned mobile app WhatsApp is one of the world’s largest messaging platforms and allows users to send text messages and make phone...

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Experiment shows Facebook quick to take down anti-Palestinian incitement, not so quick on anti-Israeli incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/6/2016 at 9:00pm

Is Facebook more tolerant of anti-Israel incitement than it is of anti-Palestinian incitement?

That’s something Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, sought to test.

Shurat HaDin is a private Israeli law group that describes itself as follows:

Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide. We are dedicated...

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Facebook allows “Artistic nudity,” bans “Dangerous Organizations”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:15pm 3/16/2015 at 7:15pm

Careful, now…”artistic nudity” could be coming to a Facebook timeline near you.

No, seriously!

Facebook updated its “community standards” this week with new instructions on how to keep your content in-bounds in an increasingly diverse online community.

That diversity has given rise to a lot of confusion about what sorts of content...

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Sarcasm on the internet is dangerous – Facebook has a solution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:06am 8/18/2014 at 9:06am

We’ve all been there. You read an outrageously mind-blowing headline before downing your mandatory morning cup of joe, you’re not firing on all cylinders, share the article with an “incredible!” or “ZOMG!” or “this is an OUTRAGE” caption, only to receive the mockery you earned. Or maybe that’s just me...

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Facebook still leads as social media news source

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00am 11/15/2013 at 7:00am

Pew Research is out with another installment on its study of News Use across Social Media Platforms, some of which may be helpful to activists in the political grassroots movement.

Facebook leads the way as a social media platform for news consumers.  64% of US adults are on Facebook, with 47% of...

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Facebook page of Iran’s Foreign Minister reportedly hacked

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:14pm 9/14/2013 at 2:14pm

The Facebook page of Iran’s Foreign Minister was reportedly hacked, according to the Associated Press.  Details of what exactly was posted and how the account was accessed weren’t immediately clear, but reports indicate the message was a comment about Iran’s 2009 election.

From the Associated Press:

The report Saturday by Fars quotes Marzieh...

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At the mercy of political opponents who run social media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:45am 8/10/2013 at 11:45am

We’ve all heard of the problems faced on Twitter with the #TwitterGulag resulting from false claims of harassment and/or spam.

It’s also a problem on Facebook, as detailed by Ruthie Blum (sister of John Podhoretz) at The New York Observer.

Blum speaks of the problem faced by pro-Israel writers on Facebook and draws an analogy to the...

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