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Prof Fired by Johns Hopkins for Standing up to Protesters Turns Down Facebook Job

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/18/2019 at 12:00pm

The saga of former Johns Hopkins professor Daniel Povey is a fascinating glimpse into the world of campus protest culture and what can happen to those who stand up to it.

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Germany: Hundreds Probed Over Anti-Migrant Comments on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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German authorities have investigated hundreds of internet users over comments they made on a Facebook video posted by the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The massive probe, spanning over 250 investigations, was launched in response to the live streaming of a migrant protest by the Bavarian-wing of the AfD party...

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Facebook Labels St. Augustine Quote as ‘Hate Speech’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00am 7/17/2019 at 11:00am
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Facebook is going overboard in an attempt to make sure nobody gets their feelings hurt on the platform.

Pro-life activist Domenico Bettinelli claimed that Facebook deleted a quote from St. Augustine because it violated the platform’s Community Standards on hate speech.

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Book Review: The Social Media Upheaval by Glenn Reynolds

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/5/2019 at 9:00pm

Glenn Reynolds launched Instapundit in August 2001, which laid a key foundation stone down for the publication and dissemination of independent conservative news and opinion over the past 18 years. “Instalanches” have blessed Legal Insurrection with many links.

Over the past 18 years, Reynolds has observed the deterioration of social media and...

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Congress, DOJ Launch Antitrust Investigation Into Big Tech Monopolies, Business Practices

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00am 6/4/2019 at 11:00am
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The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would launch an antitrust investigation into big technology like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also announced their own investigation into these companies.

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CrossFit Quits Facebook and Instagram Over Privacy Concerns, Manipulation on ‘Marketplace of Public Thought’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:00pm 5/27/2019 at 6:00pm
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We may have entered the next phase of social media evolution, in which the networks will have to change to meet the needs of the American market or dies.

One company has had enough of Facebook. CrossFit, the popular fitness and lifestyle program, terminated its relationship with Facebook and Instagram, citing security...

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Why is Facebook Targeting Conservative History-based Sites?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 6:00pm 4/6/2019 at 6:00pm

Legal Insurrection readers are acutely aware of the deplatforming and silencing of conservative voices across social media and via outlets like Amazon.

The latest victim to get slammed by the iron-hand of Big Tech is President Trump’s chief social media guru, Dan Scavino. Facebook blocked his account for simply responding to a...

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More Cases Discovered of Democrat Operatives Who Pushed Fake Political Pages, Ads on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00pm 1/9/2019 at 3:00pm
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In December, I blogged about a New York Times report that described how Democratic tech experts adopted Russian tactics supposedly used in the 2016 election in order to help Democrat Doug Jones defeat Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race in 2017.

Three more reports have come out detailing how Democrat...

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REPORT: Facebook Allowed Companies to Read, Write, and Delete User Private Messages

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/19/2018 at 1:00pm

Out of the frying pan and into the fire for social media giant Facebook.

A report published by The New York Times details Facebook’s relationships with large corporations and the extent to which they provided access to user data.
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Facebook Exec Throws Celebration Party for Kavanaugh Despite Prior Backlash Over His Support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:00pm 10/9/2018 at 6:00pm
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Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy, sent the social media giant into a tizzy after he supported his friend Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

He apologized for the stir, but did not apologize for supporting his friend. In fact, Kaplan threw a party to celebrate the confirmation...

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Facebook Employees Come Together to Take On Its ‘Intolerant’ Political Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00am 8/29/2018 at 11:00am
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Over 100 Facebook employees have spoken out against the social media giant’s “intolerant” political culture after one of them posted about the problem on the company’s internal message board.

Senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige posted a two-page memo titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” which claims that employees “are quick...

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Trump Challenges Big Tech As Arbiters of Acceptable Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/19/2018 at 6:00pm
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From Big Tech taking orders from the questionable SPLC to the Big Tech coordinated removal of Alex Jones from social media, from YouTube “fact-checking” climate change materials and PragerU to Facebook and Twitter shadow-banning and/or suspending conservative and right-leaning voices, Big Tech has been in full censorship mode in recent months....

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PragerU Claims They’ve Been Shadow Banned on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 17, 2018 at 3:00pm 8/17/2018 at 3:00pm
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YouTube video giant PragerU claims Facebook is shadow banning their account or intentionally suppressing their videos from follower news feeds.

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Facebook unblocks California GOP congressional candidate’s campaign ad

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:00am 8/8/2018 at 9:00am
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Facebook Uncovers Web of Accounts Spreading Disinformation to Influence Election in Favor of Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00pm 8/2/2018 at 5:00pm

Democrats? Yes, Democrats.

The social media giant said Tuesday that it uncovered a whole web of fake accounts spreading disinformation in what they believe could be an attempt to influence the upcoming midterm elections.
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Facebook Funded News Will be Available to View Later This Summer

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/11/2018 at 7:00pm

Facebook users will have an entirely new way to consume news.

Later this summer, just ahead of the 2018 midterms, Facebook Watch will roll out several shows from various news networks, including a nightly show featuring CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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If you are active on social media, are you happier now than before social media?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30pm 6/9/2018 at 9:30pm

Two recent high profile suicides have led to a lot of discussion about how suicide rates have been rising for the past 20 years.

The issue of why also has been discussed a lot, and...

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