The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Immense Power of Tech Giants

The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Immense Power of Tech Giants By Ryan McMaken The Creepy Line, a new documentary by director M.A. Taylor, is now streaming at Amazon Prime. It takes a disturbing look at how Google and Facebook influence their users’ view of the world, and how the companies have pioneered new ways of doing business. It’s a business model in which personal data harvested from users is exploited so as to offer targeted advertising to third parties. The Creepy Line takes its title from a…

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How Social Media Is Becoming an Arm of the State

How Social Media Is Becoming an Arm of the State By José Niño Say the wrong things and you might get kicked off of your favorite social media platform. Tech titans Apple, Facebook, and YouTube have wiped out talk-show host Alex Jones’s social media presence on the Internet. But the social media crusades weren’t over. Facebook recently took down popular pages like Liberty Memes and hundreds of other prominent libertarian-leaning pages. In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, social media network Gab was on the receiving end of suspensions…

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Feeling Lonely Or Depressed, Then Limit Social Media Time Per New Study

Feeling Lonely Or Depressed, Then Limit Social Media Time Per New Study By Catherine J. Frompovich One of the ‘things’ that figuratively blows my mind is how anyone can spend so much time on social media networks, ostensibly interacting with once-removed humans!  The lack of real, one-on-one personal interaction is missing, regardless of what social media addicts think. More and more, younger generations apparently are devoid of real, in-person social interactions and may not realize the impact that form of communication has upon their mental health and overall wellbeing.  Scientists,…

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Bill Maher on Social Media Tycoons Being “Tobacco Farmers in T-Shirts Selling an Addictive Product to Children” Seems Tragically Accurate

Bill Maher on Social Media Tycoons Being “Tobacco Farmers in T-Shirts Selling an Addictive Product to Children” Seems Tragically Accurate By B.N. Frank Over the last few weeks, Activist Post, The New York Times, Fox News many other media outlets have been reporting about Silicon Valley parents’ increasing panic regarding their own kids’ use and exposure to screens.  Because of this, it seems worth re-sharing Bill Maher firing off in May 2017: Bill Maher says social media tycoons should “stop pretending that they are friendly nerd Gods building a…

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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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Tearing Down Social Platforms Like Gab Won’t Stop the Violence

Tearing Down Social Platforms Like Gab Won’t Stop the Violence By Brittany Hunter Last weekend, a horrible tragedy occurred when a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people. In the wake of this tragedy, a devastated public has been seeking to make sense of this act of mass violence. But as is common when dealing with grief, sadness often turns to anger and confusion, and there is then a sense that justice must be served, not just on the perpetrator but even on those indirectly involved. When…

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In Wake of Synagogue Shooting, Social Media Purge Continues With Removal of Gab

In Wake of Synagogue Shooting, Social Media Purge Continues With Removal of Gab By Whitney Webb (MPN) — In the wake of the mass shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, action has been taken to remove an alternative social media network on which the shooter responsible for Saturday’s massacre, Robert Bowers, had posted. The decision comes not long after a coordinated effort by Facebook and Twitter that deleted hundreds of anti-establishment accounts and pages. Gab, a Twitter alternative that has thus far been largely dominated by “alt-right” users and those that…

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Murder in Pittsburgh and the Targeting of Alternative Social Media

Murder in Pittsburgh and the Targeting of Alternative Social Media By Kurt Nimmo Robert Bowers, the suspected shooter at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, is being used to denounce social media not on the corporate reservation. Bowers had an account on Gab, the free speech social media alternative to Twitter and Facebook, where he posted antisemitic content, and this is now being used to portray the site as a haven for antisemites. Gab posted the following on Twitter: If you are a terrorist the absolute worst place for you to be…

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Who’s Behind the Ongoing Alt/Indy Media Purge?

Who’s Behind the Ongoing Alt/Indy Media Purge? By The Conscious Resistance Derrick Broze examines the institutions behind the ongoing purge of alternative and independent media from social media and the Internet at large.  Sources: Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media “Just the Beginning,” Says Top Neocon Insider https://grayzoneproject.com/2018/10/2… Is the Purge of Independent Media a Coordinated Attack by the Military Industrial Complex? http://theconsciousresistance.com/201… ‘Watchdog’ PropOrNot Exposed as US State Department Propaganda – Journalist https://sputniknews.com/analysis/2018… http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ Facebook Announces Partnership with Think Tank Connected to NATO, Military Industrial Complex https://www.activistpost.com/2018/05/… Facebook, The…

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1984: Twitter Removing Accounts That Tweet Infowars Material

1984: Twitter Removing Accounts That Tweet Infowars Material By Aaron Kesel Twitter is removing accounts that tweet out and support Alex Jones and his website www.infowars.com. Yahoo News reports the company confirmed the removal of more accounts affiliated with Infowars. Twitter confirmed a CNN report stating the permanent suspension of 18 accounts, in part due to attempts to aid Infowars, as well as Jones circumventing the ban put in place. Last month, Twitter permanently banned Jones and Infowars from its platform, stating in a tweet that the accounts violated its…

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