Featured Tyrants At the Top ~ SOCIAL OVERLORDS

Discussion in 'Φ QANON & POLITICS' started by Rose, Jul 28, 2018.

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    Something smells fishy...
    Company affiliated with Pro-Trump conspiracy theory Epoch Times???

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    Facebook and Twitter on Friday removed a network of fake accounts linked to the pro-Trump conspiracy website The Epoch Times.

    Facebook in a blog post said it had connected the accounts to U.S.-based media company The BL, which in turn has ties to The Epoch Times.

    That group, with ties to the Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong, has used social media to push for President Trump's reelection, NBC News first reported in August.

    The hundreds of accounts were operated by individuals in Vietnam and the U.S., many of whom used artificial intelligence to generate profiles to infiltrate groups and dodge Facebook enforcement.

    The individuals then pretended to be Americans and posted anti-impeachment and pro-Trump messages, often linking back to The BL's website.

    The accounts were removed because of the way they operated — coordinated inauthentic behavior, misrepresentation and violating spam rules — rather than the content they posted.

    Facebook removed 610 Facebook accounts, 89 pages, 156 groups and 72 Instagram accounts.

    Roughly 55 million individuals followed at least one of the accounts and an estimated 92,000 people followed one or more of the Instagram accounts, showing a broad reach. For context, Trump himself has 26 million followers.

    "The BL is now banned from Facebook," Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, said in the blog post. "We are continuing to investigate all linked networks, and will take action as appropriate if we determine they are engaged in deceptive behavior."

     
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    A billionaire Republican megadonor has purchased a "sizable" stake in Twitter and "plans to push" to oust CEO Jack Dorsey among other changes, according to new reports, raising the prospect of a shocking election-year shakeup of the social media platform that conservatives have long accused of overt left-wing political bias.

    Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. has already nominated four directors to Twitter's board, Bloomberg News reported, citing several sources familiar with the arrangement. The outlet noted that unlike other prominent tech CEOs, Dorsey didn't have voting control over Twitter because the company had just one class of stock; and he has long been a target for removal given Twitter's struggling user growth numbers and stock performance.

    Singer, who opposed President Trump's campaign in 2016, has since changed his tune, raising the prospect that some of the changes to Twitter could make the platform a friendlier place for pro-Trump users. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Singer donated $24 million to Republican and right-leaning groups in the 2016 election.

    DOJ UNDERTAKING ANTITRUST REVIEW OF FACEBOOK, GOOGLE

    "As you know, Paul was very much involved with the anti-Trump or as they say 'Never Trump," and Paul just left [the White House] and he's given us his total support and it’s all about unification," Trump said in 2017. "So, I want to thank Paul Singer for being here and coming up to the office. He was a very strong opponent and now he's a very strong ally and I appreciate that."

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    Just saw this in a blurb while watching great Hannity/Trump interview tonight .
    All Twitter needs to do now is provide this option as a personal choice...
    Controlled by the user themselves or via a trusted friend...
    and... not by ABC Big Brother Overlord...
    For years, we have offered this option at PHI.
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    Twitter is testing tweets in Brazil that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature by Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram.

    Called “fleets”, the vanishing messages are viewed by tapping on a user’s profile picture, and people can react to them only with direct messages, Kayvon Beykpour, the company’s product lead said on Twitter.

    Beykpour said Twitter was “working to create new capabilities that address some of the anxieties that hold people back from talking on Twitter”.

    “Every day, people come to Twitter to see what’s happening. One of the unique things about Twitter is that ‘what’s happening’ is fueled by people sharing their thoughts openly, through tweets. But sharing your thoughts publicly can be intimidating!” he said.
    People often tell us that they don’t feel comfortable Tweeting because Tweets can be seen and replied to by anybody, feel permanent and performative (how many Likes & Retweets will this get!?). Many of us can probably empathize with this: https://twitter.com/Hocclevefanboy/status/1234331475874656256 …

    The move comes as the social media company is looking to make its platform more user-friendly and bring in more people through measures such as allowing people to follow topics and by trying to clean up abusive content.

    Late last year, Twitter launched a feature for users to hide certain replies on their tweets.

    “We’re hoping that fleets can help people share the fleeting thoughts that they would have been unlikely to tweet,” Beykpour said.​


     
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