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Twitter May Be Demoting Controversial Accounts In Search Results

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Photo: Teresa Kroeger, Getty)<p>In what appears to be new ranking behaviour, Gizmodo has identified several prominent far-right …

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Finding the Line

In his interview with Kara Swisher, Mark Zuckerberg at last drew a line around what is not acceptable on Facebook.* I think he drew the line in the …

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Rob Reiner: President Trump Is a Russian ‘Asset’ and ‘We Are in Dire Trouble’

Rob Reiner doesn’t mince words when describing our national state of affairs: “Never before in our country’s history has the truth been more under …

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Zuckerberg Censors Conservatives on Facebook, But Gives Holocaust Deniers Free Rein

Since the 2016 election, it seems as though Facebook has pretty much done everything in its power to silence legitimate conservative thought short of …

Internet

What I Learned While Banned by Facebook

—<b>I’m not everybody’s cup of tea.</b>OK, wait. I didn’t learn that while in Facebook Jail.I already knew that no one is everyone’s cup of tea, and not all …

Internet

Should Facebook Ban Holocaust Deniers and Professional Trolls?: Podcast

In a recent interview on the <i>Recode</i> podcast, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to allow Holocaust deniers and professional trolls such as …

Internet

Cabinet reset an opportunity for a policy reset in support of ‘civic journalism’ | The Star

But if the commentators in Toronto have an opinion about how well Bombardier has performed on the TTC contract for new streetcars, that opinion is …

News Industry

Dana Rohrabacher Smells Like Borscht

Hey, remember that hilarious time when Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy got caught on tape joking that LOL, Donald Trump and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher …

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Roseanne Barr launches her new YouTube career by yelling an explanation for her Valerie Jarrett tweet

Last week, Roseanne Barr told her fans to sign up for her YouTube channel. TV interviews were "too stressful & untrustworthy," she tweeted. She was …

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How conservative narratives travel from InfoWars to Fox News

Anti-establishment and anti-media sentiment reigned during the 2016 presidential election, creating space for hyper-partisan media outlets on the …

Journalism

Rep. Matt Gaetz explains his InfoWars conversion

It’s been a good week for Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. He avoided getting duped by comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, he absolutely wrecked a Washington Post …

U.S. Politics

Facebook's face-plant

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>"Facebook can't get its story straight on fake news," said …

Social Media

GOP tax writer introduces bill to reduce capital gains taxes

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes used political donations for K in NBA tickets, winery tours, Vegas trips: report Russia raises problems for …

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Looking At Russian Social Media Influence

NPR's Scott Simon asks Alexander Malkevich of the website USA Really and The Daily Beast's Lachlan Markay about Russian social media efforts in the U.S.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>President Trump and his White House have offered conflicting messages this week about the extent of Russian influence …

Politics

Meet the man who might have brought on the age of 'downloadable guns'

Cody Wilson settled a lawsuit with the State Department. Now Americans are free to download blueprints for 3-D-printed guns.

Gun Control

Zuckerberg ‘clarification’ makes clear Facebook won’t stop the spread of climate science denial

Facebook's fact-checkers consist of top climate science deniers.<p>If you had any hope that Facebook would be a positive force in the fight against …

Internet

After years of 'crisis actor' smears, Sandy Hook conspiracy targets ask Facebook for 'seat at the table'

Nelba Márquez-Greene wondered aloud what it would take to get Facebook to listen.<p>Her 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, and her family has since become the center of one of the many conspiracy theories that abound on Facebook and across …

Internet

Trump’s newest defense of his Russia press conference is a FOX News clip

President Donald Trump continued to try and defend himself today amid the wave of criticism that has followed his press conference with Russian …

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Keynote speech at FBI conference will talk about ‘Radical Left-Wing Gangs’

Never mind the dozens of examples of far-right violence in recent years.<p>The largest annual gathering of FBI agents — FBI National Academy Associates …

Rights & Freedoms

How Anti-Science Forces Thrive On Facebook

<b>In January, Natural News shared</b> a big story on Facebook: A federal scientist had affirmed Donald Trump’s belief that vaccines cause autism.<p>According …

Public Health

WATCH: Ashton Hess Attacked in Seattle Over MAGA Hat

Ashton Hess is the MAGA hat wearing teenager who was attacked on the streets of Seattle. Hess posted a video on July 18 showing Hess in the Emerald …

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Zuckerberg says Facebook doesn't decide truth. He's right.

Mark Zuckerberg recently fell into a whole ocean of hot water when he appeared to equivocate on the controversial topic of Holocaust denial. But his message is less about Facebook‘s attitude towards fringe opinions, and more about its attitude towards <i>all</i> opinions — yours included.<p>In an interview …

Internet

Reports reveal Zuckerberg secretly congratulated Trump on his win days after the election

It’s not uncommon for CEOs to publicly congratulate the President on their win, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a different angle. BuzzFeed …

Social Media

Can Facebook Bear the Weight of Conservative Media?

A good rule of thumb in business, and in life generally, is that if you find yourself defending Holocaust deniers, you’ve probably taken a wrong turn …

Liberal View

Alex Jones Scoops Megyn Kelly And Proves The Media Isn't Ready For The Trolls

Thursday evening, Alex Jones dropped a bomb on Twitter. After a week of roiling controversy surrounding the conspiracy theorist’s upcoming interview …

Media Industry

Nunes used political donations for $15K in NBA tickets, winery tours, Vegas trips: report

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRussia raises problems for GOP candidates GOP lawmaker regrets appearing on Alex Jones's radio show Freedom Caucus …

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Cyber Week in Review: July 20, 2018

This week: Europe fines Google over Android, Facebook wants to rid itself of speech that incites violence, U.S. lawmakers support domain fronting, …

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Mob Gets Filmmaker To Apologize For Suggesting Lefties Read Ben Shapiro

Mark Duplass is a filmmaker and actor darling of the indie scene best known for playing the hilariously narcissistic Peter Eckhart on FX’s “The …

Conservative View

Graham, MeToo and a retaliation case — Scott’s 22 million — more Parkland tragedy — Chuck Todd’s Miami dis — NEA for Richardson, Hastings for Shalala

<b>By Marc Caputo</b> (mcaputo@politico.com; @MarcACaputo) and <b>Matt Dixon</b> (mdixon@politico.com; @Mdixon55), with <b>Emily Goldberg</b> (egoldberg@politico.com; @ejgold94) and the staff of POLITICO Florida<p><b>Good Friday morning.</b> It’s the end of the week. We’re out of clever things to say. So let’s just get to the news.<p>…

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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 7.19.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* With just five days remaining before Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial …

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