LJN News about Social Media - 8/7/2018 - Democrat Party plans for government takeover of the Internet. Facebook, Apple and YouTube censor conservatives. Instagram banned Conservative Tommy Robinson. Facebook banned Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng’s campaign video ad. http://boomerspeaks.com/61182.html
AMAZON JOINS BOYCOTT OF CONSERVATIVES. Amazon has refused to stamp conservative products for approval. A Politicostory from August 7, 2018 noted that many Alex Jones products had the “Amazon’s Choice” logo on it, which is an internal stamp of approval for certain items on the platform. Now, it seems Amazon has taken the “Choice” designation away from Jones’s products. Over the last few days we’ve seen the big tech companies make sweeping decisions about Alex Jones and Infowars. Apple took them off its podcast app; Facebook banned Jones and his associated pages; YouTube also banned the conspiracy theorist. The ecommerce giant Amazon also refused to accept LJN News as an affiliate. .https://www.fastcompany.com/90214900/amazon-seems-to-have-quietly-stopped-recommending-alex-jones-products .
Instagram banned Conservative Tommy Robinson’s account, then was forced to reactivate it and admit it made an error. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, followed conservative Alex Jones from Infowars and controversial Milo Yiannopoulos in the list of conservative populists to be banned from social media.
Robinson, 35, was already banned from Twitter in March this year, supposedly for breaching its secretive ‘hateful conduct’ policy. However his Facebook and YouTube pages remain active.. https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/07/instagram-bans-tommy-robinson-as-social-media-companies-purge-far-right-7807413/ . .
FACEBOOK ADMITS ITS SOCIAL MEDIA IS BIASED AGAINST CONSERVATIVE VIEWS. Social Media is clearly slanted against conservatives.
The top companies are almost exclusively located in Silicon Valley, and the leftist politics of the region have seeped into the corporate culture.
Now social network behemoth Facebook is launching a new venture that should irritate conservatives even more.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, Facebook has encountered heavy scrutiny from the left.
Liberals who refuse to accept the legitimacy of President Trump have clung to every reason possible for Hillary Clinton’s glorious defeat.
Chief among the excuses is Russian collusion based on the DNC servers being hacked, a claim that hasn’t been sufficiently proven.
Former FBI Director James Comey and former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson both testified before Congress that neither bureau was granted access to the DNC servers, which is astonishing considering the fervor and certainty of the “hacked” narrative.
Facebook was roped into the controversy because the Russians apparently attempted to sow seeds of discontent on the social media giant. The Russians spent a pittance on insignificant pages that supported both Black Lives Matter and the alt-right, but this was proof for the left that Facebook needed to crack down.
In response, Facebook altered their news algorithm and popular conservative pages stopped showing up in people’s feeds. http://offthewire.com/facebook-just-made-a-move-that-proves-its-censoring-conservatives/
HOW DID SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGE TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS? Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. HOW DID THEY MANAGE TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS? For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four. >http://linksynergy.walmart.com/deeplink?id=w2VGpneWfTE&mid=2149&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FThe-Four-The-Hidden-DNA-of-Amazon-Apple-Facebook-and-Google%2F55746868 <
FACEBOOK'S LIBERAL BIAS MAY HAVE HURT ITS REVENUES.
Facebook plunged more than 24 percent with a revenue miss and projected slowdown on July 25, 2018. For some users, who had experienced the heavy hand of Facebook's "progressive" censorship, this was no surprise.
APPLE WILL JOIN GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK TO DECIDE WHAT NEWS YOU CAN SEE. Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing Susan Prescott made an announcement that Apple would be selecting the top news stories that appear in Apple News during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, June 4, 2018. Like Facebook and Google, Apple's executives know the news you should see. https://ntknetwork.com/apple-were-going-to-pick-the-news-stories-you-read/
FACEBOOK IS A THREAT TO OUR PRIVACY. "As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. Facebook ... reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, company officials (admitted). The deals allowed Facebook to expand its reach and let device makers offer customers popular features of the social network, such as messaging, “like” buttons and address books. But the partnerships, whose scope has not previously been reported, raise concerns about the company’s privacy protections and compliance with a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook allowed the device companies access to the data of users’ friends without their explicit consent, even after declaring that it would no longer share such information with outsiders. Some device makers could retrieve personal information even from users’ friends who believed they had barred any sharing... Most of the partnerships remain in effect, though Facebook began winding them down in April. The company came under intensifying scrutiny by lawmakers and regulators after news reports in March that a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, misused the private information of tens of millions of Facebook users. In the furor that followed, Facebook’s leaders said that the kind of access exploited by Cambridge in 2014 was cut off by the next year, when Facebook prohibited developers from collecting information from users’ friends. But the company officials did not disclose that Facebook had exempted the makers of cellphones, tablets and other hardware from such restrictions. “You might think that Facebook or the device manufacturer is trustworthy,” said Serge Egelman, a privacy researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the security of mobile apps. “But the problem is that as more and more data is collected on the device — and if it can be accessed by apps on the device — it creates serious privacy and security risks.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/03/technology/facebook-device-partners-users-friends-data.html
FACEBOOK SELLS YOUR INFORMATION TO CHINESE COMPANIES THAT ARE A SECURITY THREAT. Have you seen those nice Facebook ads telling you how they are protecting you? Facebook may have forgotten it "has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China's government.
The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data to Huawei, a telecommunications equipment company that has been flagged by American intelligence officials as a national security threat, as well as to Lenovo, Oppo and TCL. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/facebook-gave-data-access-to-chinese-firm-flagged-by-us-intelligence.html
GOOGLE IS A THREAT TO OUR NATION. On June 11, 2019 it was revealed that "Google has been getting some bad publicity recently over its use of data, its near monopoly position with android phones and search. And now it won't help defend America. The founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are both worth more than $50 billion. They should appear before Congress to explain why they won't help defend the country which has showered them with such massive wealth." https://www.facebook.com/FoxBusinessVoices/videos/2001080496875954/UzpfSTE0MzQwNDY1NDk6MTAyMTI4MjUwMDQxNjY2MTY/
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