Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful [...]

Join Kevin Zeese Discussing Embassy Protection Collective This Saturday, NYC

By J.G. Sandom, Progressive Ad  Council -

The Progressive Ad Council's Summer MarCom Workshop 2019 is just a couple of days away, this Saturday, June 22, in Manhattan. The PAC Workshop is FREE so sign up today at the Events Page @ [...]

Police Fusion Center Tied To Fake Social Media Accounts

By Andrew Neef, Unicornriot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar [...]

How The U.S. Weaponizes “Internet Freedom”

By Julianne Tveten, Ahtribune.com -

Several weeks ago, Edward Snowden took to Twitter to weigh in on the recent coup attempt in Venezuela. “Big: Venezuela's opposition leader just launched a coup,” he wrote. “Reports coming in that [...]

Government Expands Social Media Surveillance With Little Evidence Of Effectiveness

By Staff, Brennancenter.org -

An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, [...]

Twitter Restricts Account Of Julian Assange’s Mother

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

The Twitter account of Christine Assange, the mother of the arbitrarily detained founder of WikiLeaks, has been restricted, she told Consortium News on Tuesday. “My Twitter account has been [...]

Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela suspected of “influencing domestic audiences.” Nearly 2,000 pro-Venezuelan Twitter accounts have been removed for “engaging in a [...]

Twitter Up In Arms After Trudeau Says He’ll ‘Continue To Condemn BDS’

By Staff, Rt.com -

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has doubled down on his condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel in comments that have drawn the ire of Twitter [...]

The Twitter Smearing Of Corbyn And Assange

By Mark Curtis, Consortiumnews.com -

The U.K.-financed Integrity Initiative, managed by the Institute for Statecraft, is ostensibly a “counter disinformation” program to challenge Russian information operations. However, it has been [...]

Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

By Gaurav Shukla, Gadgets.ndtv.com -

Facebook's thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed [...]

Screws Get Tighter: Twitter Suspends #NoWarInSpace

By Bruce Gagnon, Space For Peace -

The corporate directed screws are getting tighter.  Info has power and Mr. Big is feeling the heat from an increasingly informed and connected global population.  The Internet is now being caged [...]

Zuckerberg Urged To Resign As New Privacy Scandals Hit Facebook

By Staff, Rt.com -

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should “log out” over an “unprecedented level of negligence,” a US congressman said after a new report revealed how the company allowed cherry-picked firms unhindered [...]

For The First Time Social Media Outpaces Print Newspapers As News Source

By Elisa Shearer, Pewresearch.org -

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so [...]

Civil Society Groups Ask Facebook To Provide Method To Appeal Censorship

By Staff, Eff.org -

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and more than 70 human and digital rights groups called on Mark Zuckerberg today to add real transparency and accountability to Facebook’s [...]

‘Brutally Honest’: Public Outcry Forces Facebook To Stop Banning Pics Of Starving Yemeni Girl

By Staff, Rt.com -

A backlash prompted Facebook to stop removing posts featuring a photo of an emaciated seven-year-old Yemeni girl, which accompanied a harrowing New York Times report from the war-torn country. [...]