Facebook suspends the accounts of Climate Hawks Vote, Greenpeace, and Rainforest Action Network.

Facebook has been waging war on climate science lately. The Guardian reported that over this weekend, hundreds of social justice, indigenous, and climate groups had their accounts suspended apparently to disrupt a virtual protest against the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline in British Columbia.  x Yesterday, GPUSA and hundreds of Wet’suwet’en frontline and solidarity activists organizing against…

Facebook finally removes a Trump post

Donald Trump is a geyser of misinformation, and normally Facebook is only too happy to funnel that fount of fucknuttery through a fire hose and hit America in the blessed nethers with it. But finally — finally — they’re doing something about his rampant dishonesty. Facebook says it has removed a Trump-shared post featuring a clip of a…

Half the Twitter accounts pushing to 'reopen America' are bots

The other half are also pretty dangerous… “A lot of disinformation is done through innuendo or done through illogical statements, and those are hard to discover,” #ReOpenAmerica https://t.co/3QbqNbB5tZ — KatyCue (@KatyQWarrior) May 18, 2020 “Because [the pandemic is] global, it’s being used by various countries and interest groups as an opportunity to meet political agendas,”…

Stop… with the Republican Talking Points!

The President has adopted a serious tone; it is not political, and Mr. Trump is a wartime President. All the previous statements are being palmed-off to the public as truths about President Trump and his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic. I am sorry, but Mr. Trump is only consistent in one aspect of his…

'Puppet Master and Agent': Russian state TV openly mocks Trump

How is it that everyone in America is skeptical of Russia’s intentions except the very people who for decades have had the most jaundiced view of the country? Now we have a pr*sident who openly favors Vladimir Putin at the expense of Ukraine, and they’re actively attempting to cover up our rascally Russian agent’s crimes….

A Somali refugee makes history in Maine while Facebook protects hate speech against her

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in 2001. The new arrivals not only…

Why is Facebook trying to re-elect Trump?

Bullying works. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on a GOP charm offensive, and it seems to be working for the social media behemoth as it makes its allegiance to the Republican Party more open. In the days preceding his latest testimony before Congress, Zuckerberg had been “hosting a series of dinners with conservative journalists, right-wing…

Here’s What’s Phony – RW Content Masquerading as Local Newspaper Websites.

The Constitution and the emoluments clause are not phony, but dozens of websites pretending to be local newspaper sites are:   Lansing State Journal “LANSING — Dozens of websites branded as local news outlets launched throughout Michigan this fall, with monikers like Lansing Sun, Ann Arbor Times, Thumb Reporter and UP Gazette, promising local news…

Are Trump and Barr Extorting Facebook?

Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann have a piece up on Politico that suggests that drumpf may be using the Justice Department and the threat of breaking up Facebook to pressure Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into allowing his campaign to publish bold face lies on the platform. Of course this would be highly illegal, and so right in step…

#Boycott ABC is Trending Thanks to Their Airing of the Violence Against AOC Ad.

#BoycottABC is now trending thanks to their airing of the despicable New Faces GOP PAC ad they ran and some of their stations during the Democratic debate last night. x The ad inciting violence by burning AOC’s face with human skulls and dead bodies was not only aired on Sinclair’s networks but also on ABC’s…

'OPERATION DIVIDE THE LEFT': Recent assault on Democratic candidates traced to 200 suspect accounts

A team of analysts at Politico found a small group of 200 accounts—specifically these guys—drove a “disproportionate” amount of racist and negative disinformation, over a 30-day period, targeting four Democratic presidential candidates for 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. In fact, between 2-15% of all Twitter mentions concerning these…