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…

RW extremists find affinity in FB groups because Facebook helps them find each other

“…Facebook right now continues to host boogaloo groups who are getting around just the basic level of content moderation they’re doing for these groups….” — MSNBC reporter Brandy Zadronzny “[DemocracyNow.org]…we have seen the boogaloo movement congregating on Facebook for several months now…. they’ve been organized really since the outbreak of the coronavirus,… they think this could…

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…

School Millage Whack-A-Mole: Fake Facebook People and Modern Politics

Another election day in Michigan fades from memory and people are either celebrating or trying to figure out what went wrong. In Baldwin, Michigan, dismally low voter turnout sank yet another millage vote for an aging school building with a leaky roof and crumbling infrastructure that would be cheaper to replace than repair. Baldwin Community…

Zuckerberg versus Sorkin: Godzilla versus Mothra

Life inside the neoliberal Octagon. Aaron Sorkin criticizes Facebook ad policy and Mark Zuckerberg tries to use Sorkin’s text against him. This on a day when Ivanka compares her dad to Thomas Jefferson. In Opinion "This can’t possibly be the outcome you and I want, to have crazy lies pumped into the water supply that…

Top Anti-Trump communities on Facebook

Stop your search for the Top Anti-Trump Communities on Facebook. The Politicus has you covered! If we are missing one of your favorites. Please add them in the comments and we will continuously build this list based on your suggestions. FU Trump Investigation of the Trump-Russia Conspiracy in the 2016 Election THE GREAT RESISTANCE: Defeating Trump…

Facebook and the shameful media tradition of enabling Breitbart hate

Here we go again: Facebook just became the latest traditional media player to enable the right-wing hate of Breitbart News. Unveiling its news tab initiative last week, on which Facebook is partnering with outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the company also confirmed that the far-right conspiracy bastion Breitbart…

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…

Of course Trump should be kicked off Twitter

Enough is enough. If there was a tipping point for Donald Trump’s blatant abuse of Twitter with his hate speech, it may have come when he recently posted a series of tweets warning of a second Civil War if he were to be impeached and removed, quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox & Friends. Even one…

Facebook might be a GOP media organ … surprise, surprise

New Popular Info article describes how completely the post-2016 use of Facebook for political purposes has been compromised beyond foreign ad buys and manipulation by malign actors. 2. "Decisions are made to benefit Republicans because they are paranoid about their reputation among conservative Republicans, particularly Trump," one former Facebook employee who worked in the DC…

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…

Elizabeth Warren Vs. Mark Zuckerberg: Break Up Of High Tech Giants.

Once again, you can judge someone by their enemies.  Seems Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not a fan of Elizabeth Warren.  Zuckerberg’s thoughts on Warren’s goal to break up high tech giants like Facebook: “You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies … I mean,…

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a sad over his plunging popularity, savings account

Happy Monday! Here’s a bracing dose of schadenfreude to perk you up as you start your workweek. Right-wing troll asshole fuckface shit-for-brains intestinal fluke gutter weasel provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is whinging like a champ over his sinking fortunes. And it’s beautiful to behold. Vice News: The former Breitbart tech writer shared the complaints on Telegram, a…

Facebook is refusing to take down altered Pelosi video

I lost a few Facebook “friends” in 2016 after challenging them on their false and misleading posts. I never unfriended anyone, mind you. They were simply allergic to facts and went into anaphylactic shock whenever evidence of the ocher hellbeast’s incompetence, venality, immorality, and fluorescent stupidity was brought to light. Indeed, fake news disseminated on…