Facebook Fails: Sought Patents To Predict Where You Are Going, Fact Checkers Losing Trust, Alternative Media Targeted

Facebook Fails: Sought Patents To Predict Where You Are Going, Fact Checkers Losing Trust, Alternative Media Targeted By Aaron Kesel Three creepy Facebook patent applications describe using your historical location data — and others’ — to determine where users will go next or when they will be offline to feed FB content. BuzzFeed reports that Facebook has filed several patents with the US Patent and Trademark Office for technology that is intended to predict your location. The first application filed on May 30, 2017, titled “Offline Trajectories,” describes a process…

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Inviting The Data Collectors In: Facebook’s New Portal Device Is Company’s Ultimate Trust Test

Inviting The Data Collectors In: Facebook’s New Portal Device Is Company’s Ultimate Trust Test By Joseph Jankowski Facebook’s new Portal in-home calling device has just gone on sale in the United States. While there isn’t yet much data showing the level of fanfare for the new product, one thing is certain: that data will reveal if Facebook has any trust left with consumers. The video-call device is coming to market right as Facebook enters a trust crisis with its users who have witnessed the company experience data breaching that has reached far…

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Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming to an End By Brittany Hunter Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones last summer has since escalated to include the expulsion of hundreds of additional pages, each political in nature. And as more people become wary of the social media platform’s motives, one thing is absolutely certain: we need more market competition…

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Facebook Vows Even MORE Censorship Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Facebook Vows Even MORE Censorship Ahead Of Midterm Elections By Mac Slavo Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media giant Facebook, has promised to enact even more censorship ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Under the ruse of cracking down on “hate speech,” Facebook will take censorship to a whole new level. Using “misinformation” and “hate speech” as a reason to block others from saying things the political elitists and social media giants dislike, Facebook will take a front role in censorship. The Hollywood Reporter stated in a recent article that Facebook will…

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Cops Breaking Facebook Rules, Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them

Cops Breaking Facebook Rules, Creating Fake Accounts to Watch You—Here’s How to Spot Them By Matt Agorist A scathing new report shows that Facebook is teeming with fake accounts—created by police officers to track their adversaries. According to Facebook’s official terms of use, they are against the rules, but cops seemingly couldn’t care less and keep making them anyway. A recent case out of Memphis exposed the trend of fake law enforcement accounts when protesters reacted to the police killing of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU…

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Facebook and the New Face of Regime Change

Facebook and the New Face of Regime Change By Kurt Nimmo Facebook and the National Endowment for Democracy have agreed to stop the spread of what the United States government and its corporate media denounce as misinformation, that is to say information in conflict with the establishment narrative. Kurt Nimmo is the editor of Another Day in the Empire, where this article first appeared. He is the former lead editor and writer of Infowars.com. Donate to ADE Here. Image credit: Anthony Freda Art Alternative News & Independent Views

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Facebook Wants A Facial Recognition Smart Home Device For Its Users

Facebook Wants A Facial Recognition Smart Home Device For Its Users By Aaron Kesel Facebook is planning to announce a new home assistant device called “Portal” with a controversial facial recognition camera, Cheddar reported. This is significant because not even Amazon’s Echo or Google’s own Smart Home device has a facial recognition camera built in. Recently embroiled in scandals the past few months, Facebook has been facing blowback from allowing its users’ data to be shared with political consultation firm Cambridge Analytica and other firms like it. Shockingly, Facebook further…

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Facebook Will Begin Fact Checking Videos And Pictures

Facebook Will Begin Fact Checking Videos And Pictures By Aaron Kesel Facebook will begin fact-checking photographs and videos posted on its platform that are misleading or controversial, WSJ reported. The company stated Thursday it will begin using technology and human reviewers to stop the spread of “misinformation in these new visual formats.” Previously, the company’s efforts have been focused on rooting out false articles and links. “The same false claim can appear as an article headline, as text over a photo or as audio in the background of a video,”…

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Facebook Building “War Room” to Monitor Midterm Elections in Real-Time

Facebook Building “War Room” to Monitor Midterm Elections in Real-Time By Joseph Jankowski Facebook is gearing up for the upcoming midterm elections by building a physical “war room” in order to fight off “bad actors” who wish to influence voters. Facebook’s head of civic engagement, Samidh Chakrabarti, told NBC in an interview published Tuesday that the company was in a better place than it was in 2016 in regards to fighting “misinformation” and “fake news.” “I think we are in a much better place than we were in 2016. But it is an arms race. And…

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Facebook User Engagement Dives As Social Media Alternatives Boom

Facebook User Engagement Dives As Social Media Alternatives Boom By Joseph Jankowski As Facebook continues to grapple with the revelations of private user data being leaked to Cambridge Analytica, and taking part in the suspicious deplatforming of Alex Jones, the social media giant has taken a double-digit hit on key metrics. According to Wednesday night data from website ranking service Alexa, Facebook is down 10% on Daily Time on Site. Daily Time on Site is a measurement of the daily amount of time each visitor has spent on the platform. Zuckerberg’s brainchild is also up…

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