2019-10-28: Social Media Postees

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Russian Interference! Oh My!
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-28
Let's get this out of the way first, the USA interferes in elections around the world, we all know that. Not just with some fb posts but with crippling sanctions and blockades, support of rebellious insurgency groups, all out war and of course social media manipulations. Perhaps it might make sense and actually be helpful…

Spooky spooks: CIA offers disguise tips to kids preparing their Halloween costumes
rt.com | 2019-10-28
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has offered some disguise pointers to children gearing up for Halloween — a public relations stunt that has elicited groans and taunts on social media. | On its 'Spy Kids' website, the CIA published a helpful guide for "staying covert this Halloween". The agency recommends that any young person who wants to stay under the radar on October 31 should "try wearing a ball cap or hoodie" to hide their hair, or to pad their clothing with extra layers to "appear larger". | According to the CIA, these small cosmetic changes will actually convince other people that you are…

After UAW sellout of strike, GM fires workers for social media posts
wsws.org | 2019-10-28
The shutdown of the strike has been followed by the victimization of workers who exercised their free speech rights by criticizing the company and the UAW on Facebook and other social media platforms.

US rapper gets Twitter-roasted after booting fan who refused to say 'F**k Trump' (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-28
American rapper YG has taken a bruising on social media, after the singer kicked a fan from his show for refusing to cuss-out US President Donald Trump. | A video taken at the Mala Luna Music Festival in Texas shows the rapper inviting an audience member up on stage, where he then proceeded to press him about his political beliefs. | "Listen, I spotted you out in the crowd. I asked you if you f**k with Donald Trump, you said you don't know," the Los Angeles rapper could be heard saying. "So, since you don't know, I need you to make up your mind tonight." | US rapper YG boots fan who refused to say 'F**k Trump'…

Free Press Supports Facebook Employees' Demands to Help Stop the Spread of Deceptive Political Ads
commondreams.org | 2019-10-28

Anti-Trump MSNBC host gets destroyed on Twitter for implying 'lock him up!' is a bit much
rt.com | 2019-10-28
The #Resistance has turned on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough after the staunchly anti-Trump pundit slammed the audience at a baseball game as "un-American" for chanting "lock him up!" when the president was shown on TV. | "It's un-American," Scarborough complained on Monday's "Morning Joe" show, referring to the audience's decision to chant "lock him up!" after the president was shown on the large TV screen at the fifth World Series game in Washington, DC. "We are Americans, and we do not do that." | "We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant 'Lock him up' to this president…

MARS RESISTS! NASA probe backs out of hole while burrowing into red planet's surface
rt.com | 2019-10-28
NASA's months-long endeavor to burrow a hole into Mars has hit a snag, after the device charged with digging into the planet's surface suddenly retreated about half way out of the ground. | NASA's InSight lander is trying to insert a temperature-monitoring probe deep under Mars' soil — but the excavation project has apparently encountered resistance from the red planet. | "Mars continues to surprise us," the NASA InSight team wrote in a tweet published on Sunday. "While digging this weekend the mole backed about halfway out of the ground." | Mars continues to surprise us. While digging this weekend the mo…

Hundreds of Facebook Employees to CEO Zuckerberg: 'Free Speech and Paid Speech Are Not the Same Thing'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-28
The national advocacy group Free Press expressed support Monday for the hundreds of Facebook employees who recently have signed on to an open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizing the social media giant's policy of exempting political advertising from its "misinformation" standards. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-6698897701_0_0_1.jpg

Tulsi Gabbard's 'Hail-Mary Pass' Against Hillary Clinton Failed?
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-27
For a few days, active Democrats were stunned by — and America's political news-media were focusing heavily upon — this string of tweets from Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard: | . | . | . | Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the | …

Lecturing the 'peons'? Pelosi mocked for blaming voter disenchantment on outside forces who 'poisoned' social media
rt.com | 2019-10-27
Dark forces have tainted social media and turned optimistic, hopeful, Americans into unhappy voters, Nancy Pelosi has conveniently claimed. The House Speaker's explanation for the current political mood did not impress Twitter. | The senior Democratic lawmaker told a crowd in Iowa on Saturday that any negative or ambivalent feelings about US politics likely stems from actors "inside and outside" the country who have "poisoned" social media. | [They use social media to] undermine the mindset of what is America. America is optimistic, entrepreneurial, about the American dream and things can be better. And what t…

Archbishop of Canterbury challenges Johnson's 'inflammatory' language
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-27
The Archbishop of Canterbury has taken Boris Johnson to task for his use of "inflammatory" language through the Brexit debate. | Justin Welby told the Sunday Times there was a risk of pouring "petrol" on the country's divisions on the issue of Britain's departure from the European Union. | The archbishop said Johnson had come to symbolise a climate in which Britain had become consumed by "an abusive and binary approach to political decisions", and where those with opposing views treated each other as "total" enemies. | In an era in which social media had made it "extraordinarily dangerous to use careless comments…

'Prison is a prison': Amanda Knox 'wins Twitter' after tackling Lady Gaga on fame metaphor
rt.com | 2019-10-26
Lady Gaga might have been hoping to drum up a bit of public sympathy about life under the intense spotlight of fame, but her attempt to compare it to imprisonment was not appreciated by one person who would know: Amanda Knox. | …

Trump ascends his Twitter pulpit to declare that… he doesn't like 'swiping' on his iPhone
rt.com | 2019-10-26
Donald Trump has issued another one of his (in)famous Twitter edicts, this time providing some customer feedback to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apparently, the president is not a fan of newer iPhone models. | "To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!" Trump tweeted on Friday, weighing in on the contentious debate over the best method of unlocking an iPhone. | To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2019 | Apple's iPhones &…

Jeremy Corbyn leads congratulations as England reach Rugby World Cup final
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn led the congratulations as England reached the Rugby World Cup final for the first time since 2007. | Eddie Jones's team produced a highly impressive performance to see off favourites New Zealand 19-7 in Yokohama and seal a spot in the final against either South Africa — the team who beat them 12 years ago — or Six Nations rivals Wales. | Corbyn tweeted: | Congratulations to the @EnglandRugby team on an incredible team performance and hard-fought v…

All That is Holy is Profaned: Beyond Ruling Class Trumpeachment
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-25
Trump is both a policy and a public relations disaster for the American Empire, whose benefits revert to the wealthy Few and whose costs are born by the rest of us. He is hastening the end of the "The American Century." Trump is bad for the brand as well the operations of the Empire. In his small hands and big Twitter feed, the solid and doctrinally mandatory sense that "exceptional" and "good" America "stands taller and sees farther" (former Secretary of State Madeline Albright not long after she went on national television to proclaim that the killing of half a million Iraqi children by U.S.-imposed economic sa…

Facebook's Threat to Democracy Could Motivate Redefinition of Anti-Trust Laws
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-25
Mark Zuckerberg's Capitol Hill testimony shows just how dangerous Facebook has become to democracy and the need for public debate around how to deal with the company.

For Some Reason, We Can't Find a Single Leftist Mark Zuckerberg Invited to His Dinners With Pundits From "Across the Spectrum"
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-10-25
We asked The Nation, Mother Jones, Jacobin, Black Agenda Report, Chapo Trap House, and more: They all said their invitation from the Facebook CEO never arrived.

"You Won't Take Down Lies or You Will?": AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
This week, as Facebook said it will not fact check political ads or hold politicians to its usual content standards, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil rights, which she called "appalling and disgusting." Bea…

Rashida Tlaib to Mark Zuckerberg: Why Haven't You Stopped Hate Groups From Organizing on Facebook?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
We feature more highlights from the five-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week on Capitol Hill, where Michigan Congressmember Rashida Tlaib said she feared that far-right hate groups were using Facebook event pages to incite violence against Muslims and other minorities — including death threats directed at her office. Tlaib asked to be seen not only as a Congresswoman, but also as "a mother that is raising two Muslim boys in this pretty dark time in our world." Meanwhile, California Congressmember Katie Porter pinned Zuckerberg down on Facebook's privacy policies. "You are arguing in fede…

Ilhan Omar Explains Why She Endorsed Bernie Sanders — and Why She Blames Mark Zuckerberg for Enabling Threats Against Her
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-24
In an interview with The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Rep. Ilhan Omar said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped place a target on her back.

"This Is Oil Country!": Climate Protests and the Left
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-24
The left has a dark secret that is becoming ever harder to ignore: it is riddled with climate scepticism, indifference and denial. Pick your favourite left-progressive writers, check their Twitter timelines and published work for mentions of the climate crisis. Check their level of support for protesters who, despite being arrested and beaten, have finally …

Media Ignore Unmasking of Twitter Exec as British Psyops Officer – Government penetration and control over media of little interest to those who are subject to it
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-10-24
Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) | A recent investigation from independent news outlet Middle East Eye ( 9/30/19) uncovered that a senior Twitter executive is, in fact, an officer in the British Army's 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to psychological operations (psyops), propaganda and online warfare. Gordon MacMillan, who joined the social media company in 2013, is its hea…

House Democrat to Mark Zuckerberg: Does Facebook Rent Blocks of Rooms in Trump's Hotel and Not Use Them?
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-24
Rep. Madeleine Dean asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg whether his company had tried to curry favor with Donald Trump by doing business at his hotel.

LeBron James and the Hong Kong debate
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-10-24
Los Angeles Laker icon LeBron James received a major amount of criticism from bourgeois pundits for his Oct. 14 statements on a controversial Oct. 4 tweet from white general manager of the National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey. As the Rockets, the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets were in . . . | Continue reading LeBron James and the Hong Kong debate at Workers.org

YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-23
YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant's initial ban.

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Deborah | fair.org | 2019-10-23
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Zucked: Early Facebook Investor Roger McNamee on How the Company Became a Threat to Democracy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill as his company's actions face escalating criticism. The focus of today's House Financial Services Committee hearing is on Facebook's plan to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra that would reshape the world's financial system. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her probe of Facebook for violating antitrust regulations is now backed by attorneys general from 47 states and territories. Facebook is also facing criticism from several Democratic presidential candidates for refusing to ban political ads from cand…

Mark Zuckerberg's Former Mentor: I Tried to Raise Alarm Over Russian Interference But Was Ignored
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he is expected to face questioning about the company's cryptocurrency Libra, among other issues. Zuckerberg has faced scrutiny before, including for Facebook's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A former mentor of Zuckerberg and longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee speaks out about the company's dismissal of Russian interference in the election. "They treated it like a PR problem, not a business issue," McNamee says.

Big Tech Platforms Have Had a "Profound Negative Effect on Democracy." Is It Time to Break Them Up?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-23
Facebook continues to face growing criticism and demands that it be broken up. Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly called for Facebook and other big tech companies to be broken up on antitrust grounds. Roger McNamee, a Silicon Valley investor who went from being an early supporter of Facebook to a vocal critic, speaks with us about 2020 candidates' platforms on big tech. Antitrust regulation is "the one issue that seems to cut across the entire political spectrum," McNamee says. "People of all political stripes understand that there's a problem here."

This MSNBC Clip is Everything Ugly About Russia Smears
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-20
There's a video clip circulating on Twitter right now that simply has to be seen to be believed.

This MSNBC Clip is Everything Ugly About Russia Smears

YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.

MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-04
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-03
A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.

Malaysian PM: "Israel Is The Origin Of Modern Terrorism" & Twitter Exec Is Also Army Psyop Soldier
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-01
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/30/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …