4 Tips For Using Social Media In Your Activism

By Alaina Leary, Yesmagazine.org -

It’s easy to think that social media is a force for negativity—that it’s bad for our mental health to be constantly exposed to a stream of news and avenues for comparing ourselves to others. But [...]

“Fake News” Is Fake News.

By Staff, Williamblum.org -

The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They’re billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these [...]

From Facebook To Policebook

By Andre Damon, Wsws.org -

On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a notice outlining extraordinary plans by the social media company to monitor all the postings and messages of its users, censor independent [...]

FBI Is Setting Up Task Force To Monitor Social Media

By Chip Gibbons, Thenation.com -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is not unaccustomed to suspecting domestic dissidents of being foreign agents. The bureau infamously thought everyone from civil-rights activists to the peace [...]

TeleSUR English’s Day In Facebook ‘Jail’ Raises Doubts About Silicon Valley Hospitality

By Elliott Gabriel, Mintpressnews.com -

QUITO, ECUADOR — Facebook users who followed Latin American news outlet teleSUR English were confused on Tuesday when the fan page suffered a mysterious disappearance from the site that lasted [...]

Thought Police for the 21st Century

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig -

The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with [...]

10 Reasons Why American Trust In The Media Is At An All-Time Low

By Knight Foundation, Medium.com -

As the debates over trust in media, misinformation and control over information rage, a new Knight-Gallup survey of more than 19,000 U.S. adults shows that Americans believe that the media have [...]

Facebook Announces Major Plan To Censor News Content

By Andre Damon, Wsws.org -

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that the world’s largest social network is initiating major changes aimed at deprioritizing news and political content on individual users’ news [...]

Twitter & FB Reward Military Violence Over Small-Time Threats

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

In December 2017, Twitter released new rules against violence and physical harm. Included in those rules is a focus on “Accounts that affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence [...]

Facebook’s Political Unit Enables Dark Art Of Digital Propaganda

By Lauren Etter, Vernon Silver, and Sarah Frier, bloomberg.com -

Under fire for Facebook Inc.’s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship. “We hope to give all people a [...]

EU Anti-“Fake News” Authority Prepares Mass Censorship

By Alex Lantier, www.wsws.org -

By Alex Lantier for WSWS. An examination of the EU’s announcement shows that it is preparing mass state censorship aimed not at false information, but at news reports or political views that [...]

Newsletter: Dissent Under Attack By Government & Corporations

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. It is often hard to tell how close popular movements are to success or whether they are even a threat to the status quo power structure. Despite vigorous [...]

Reclaim Online Privacy: Alternatives To Facebook, Twitter & Google

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield, www.kitoconnell.com -

By Kit O’Connell and Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out! - Moving on to our main story today … Imagine a police state so bent on repressing dissent that people were targeted by the government just for [...]

Facebook Accounts Face Inauguration Day Search Warrants

By Staff, www.acludc.org -

By Staff of ACLU - Two of the warrants would require Facebook to disclose to the government all information from the personal Facebook profiles of local DisruptJ20 activists Lacy MacAuley and [...]

DOJ Seeking Info On 6,000 People Who ‘Liked’ Anti-Trump Facebook Page

By Alberto Luperon, www.lawnewz.com -

By Alberto Luperon for Law Newz - The ACLU-DC is trying to stop three search warrants that’d let the Department of Justice snoop around protesters’ Facebook accounts over Inauguration Day [...]

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