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…

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…

Female photographer on Facebook proves that everyday misogyny is a real thing

Originally posted at Eclectablog. There are two things that worry me most about Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and the national, even international, megaphone it gives him. The first is that he's so outrageous that he makes a zealot like Ted Cruz seem “reasonable”, a terrifying prospect. Second, and equally worrisome, Trump is giving voice, cover,…