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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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San Bernardino Terror Couple Buried Quietly

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:00am 12/18/2015 at 10:00am

Earlier this week we reported that the body of Tashfeen Malik, the female San Bernardino terrorist who slaughtered 14 of her husband’s co-workers, was still unclaimed.

As I predicted, Malik was buried without fanfare in an Islamic cemetery alongside her murderous spouse:

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire on a...

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Metalworker to 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists: “Your argument is invalid.”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:10pm 12/16/2015 at 5:10pm

For all the good the joy, one-click shopping, and cat videos the Internet provides, its underbelly is racked with loons of all shapes and sizes. Among them are the 9/11 truthers.

Fed up by the “jet fuel can’t melt steel” mantra, metalworker Trenton Tye of Purgatory Ironworks finally had enough. So...

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DHS Policy Prohibits Looking at Visa Applicant Social Media Posts

https://twitter.com/ABCInvestigates/status/673845589315067904
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 14, 2015 at 3:00pm 12/14/2015 at 3:00pm
https://twitter.com/ABCInvestigates/status/673845589315067904

Daesh (ISIS) is waging digital war and the Department of Homeland Security refuses to look at an applicant’s digital footprint. That seems smart.

But that’s not even the worst part. DHS kept the no social media policy in place for fear of “bad public relations.”

Terrorist attacks on the homeland? Meh. We can’t...

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America’s Latest Social Media Villain Stole Halloween Candy from Kids!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00am 11/5/2015 at 7:00am

One chocolate enthusiast is waking up from her sugar coma to discover she is the country’s latest social media villain.

This Halloween, a San Diego resident and his friends set-up an experiment involving candy and a hidden camera.

On Halloween night, Nathan Brown and his roommates made an impromptu “social experiment” at their...

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Baby Hitler Dominates Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/23/2015 at 8:00pm

Suppose you were privy to a time machine. Knowing what you know now, would you back to 1889 and kill baby Hitler?

That’s the question the New York Times Magazine asked readers Friday.

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Ready to Tweet for Hillary?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/9/2015 at 8:00pm

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is encouraging those digitally inclined to join their digital grassroots army.

The process is pretty simple. The first step to joining the astroturf grassroots gang, entering your email address and zip code:

Almost instantly, you’ll receive an email promising you all kinds of “goodies.” We’re not entirely sure what...

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Twitter Makes Sure Deleted Tweets Stay Gone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 4:09pm 8/25/2015 at 4:09pm

Twitter has effectively shut down a popular and controversial Twitter-scraping service that allowed activists and journalists alike to keep tabs on their favorite (or not so) politicians’ and diplomats’ online activities.

Politwoops and Diplotwoops existed as a way to archive deleted tweets from politicians and diplomats. Twitter cut off their API...

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Josh Groban sings Donald Trump tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 4:04pm 8/18/2015 at 4:04pm

Josh Groban joined Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.

As part of a sketch, a piano-playing Groban sang tweets written by Donald Trump. The tweets are in fact, real.

“Josh Groban’s The Best Tweets of Kanye West was the number one album of 2011. And now, his highly anticipated follow up, The...

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