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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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Taxpayer Money Being Used to Spy on Kids’ Social Media Activity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/27/2016 at 5:45pm

Florida might be a tax friendly state, but it’s not very privacy friendly — at least not for the kiddos.

Orange County (home to Orlando) schools recently re-upped a partnership with SnapTrends, a software that monitors student social media activity.

Karen Turner writes at the

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Are Hillary Clinton’s Paid Online Supporters Sabotaging Bernie’s Online Groups?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4Pvm6Oj4A
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:30pm 4/27/2016 at 2:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC4Pvm6Oj4A

Earlier this week, the New York Daily News reported David Brock, Hillary fanboi and head of pro-Hillary Correct The Record Super PAC, has dropped around $1 million to pay trolls to attack Clinton naysayers.

These so-called “Barrier Breakers” attack anyone who expresses unfavorable criticism of Hillary — all online of...

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Bernie Sanders Promoted Campaign With… A Back-Waxing Video?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 22, 2016 at 3:00pm 4/22/2016 at 3:00pm

This election season is the gift that keeps on giving.

According to the good folks at Re/code, the Sanders campaign was using what appeared to be Buzzfeed videos to promote their campaign. Like this back-waxing video.

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Who or What is Behind Trump’s Online Army?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:30pm 4/8/2016 at 4:30pm
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If you’ve spent any time on social media, particularly in the politicalsphere, chances are you’ve encountered an internet troll or two. This election cycle has been er, um… interesting. I never thought I’d long for the days the so-called Paulbots would troll my feeds lecturing me about liberty...

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Twitter Turns 10

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:32pm 3/21/2016 at 4:32pm

It all began with a single tweet:

And ten years later, Twitter has changed the way we interact, connect, share news, funnies, and failures.

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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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Kemberlee Kaye is Canto Talk’s Special Guest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8:15pm 3/9/2016 at 8:15pm

Legal Insurrection’s Kemberlee Kaye was our special guest for Canto Talk last night, in which we discussed the “terrifying” and “thrilling” developments during the current presidential primary process.

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Conservatives are prisoners of Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 3:30pm 2/22/2016 at 3:30pm

I’m so old I remember when conservative blogs and websites used to communicate with each other on email lists and by frequent linking to each other.

When Legal Insurrection started in October 2008, that was how we let the world know we existed and what we were writing. So-called “blog whoring,” whereby...

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Israeli Technology to Track Terrorists on Social Media, Prevent Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/28/2016 at 2:30pm

With the recent wave of terrorism unleashed on Israeli civilians, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government is investing in technology to pre-empt “lone wolf” attacks. Since September 2015, more than 100 stabbings attacks have taken place and 29 Israelis have died, including an American teenager. The terror attacks in Israel are not limited to knife attacks alone, about 40...

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Widow Slaps Twitter With Lawsuit for Providing ISIS With Platform

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00am 1/22/2016 at 10:00am

Twitter Inc. is facing a civil suit brought by the widow of an American defense contractor that was  killed by actors of the Islamic State in Jordan. Tamara Fields, wife of Lloyd “Carl” Fields, 46, alleges that Twitter knowingly allowed the Islamic State (ISIS) to use the social network to spread its propaganda and expand...

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White House Joins Snapchat

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:20pm 1/11/2016 at 7:20pm

Monday morning, the White House announced they’d added another social media platform to their repertoire — Snapchat.

Beginning as an app that allowed users to privately share photo messages with friends, messages that would vanish after viewing (it’s biggest selling point early on), Snapchat quickly evolved to include video messaging, a...

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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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Donald Trump Outdid All Rivals on Social Media in 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/2/2016 at 2:30pm

Everyone knows Donald Trump is very active on Twitter but now it’s official. Out of everyone running for president, Trump pretty much killed it on social media.

Hadas Gold reported at Politico:

Trump dominated rivals on social media in 2015

In 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dominated his rivals on social media, causing...

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No, Ted Cruz Isn’t Having a Booty Call Raffle

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 1/1/2016 at 5:00pm

Back in April, the Ted Cruz campaign had a fundraiser in which one could win an afternoon “shooting with Ted,” so on the one hand, it’s not surprising that when a “Netflix and chill” fundra...

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Who Dominated the Twittersphere in 2015?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 12/29/2015 at 5:30pm

Earlier today, Vox posted this chart by Echelon Insights which breaks down Twitter’s most tweeted subjects of 2015.

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What If Spying On Social Media Could Save Lives?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:30am 12/21/2015 at 11:30am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

Could cameras at immigration centers in airports and at the borders pick extremists out of the crowd?  Could software search social media to identify terrorists or for hints of upcoming attacks?

With terror organizations and terrorists using social media for recruitment and indoctrination it is worth revisiting such programs.

DARPA’s Total Information...

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