Scientific study after scientific study is showing that too much time on social media can be extremely harmful both mentally and physically.
But even though most of us know this, very few of us actually alter our behavior in a meaningful way. When Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other major social media platforms first emerged, we welcomed them with open arms. They were a lot of fun and they allowed us to interact with family, friends and society as a whole in ways that we had never been able to do before. But they were also extremely addictive, and they rapidly became transformed into dumping grounds for just about everything toxic, negative and malevolent that you can possibly imagine. Today, many of us spend far more time on social media than we do with real people, and as you will see below, that has enormous implications for our future.
A growing body of scientific research clearly indicates that spending too much time on social media can be very bad for us. For example, just consider what a long-term study that was conducted by Gallup over a period of two years ultimately concluded…
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The famous Oklahoma gun store has just released another hilarious advertisement designed to circumvent Facebook’s ban on saying or showing pictures of “guns” in commercials.
Murf’s Guns, out of Duncan, Oklahoma, is inspiring Second Amendment advocates across the nation with his clever promotions.
Moreover, store owner Kale Murphee made a surprise appearance on the Alex Jones Show earlier this week to share how he came up with the marketing idea as well as how Big Tech censorship is warping how vendors behave across the nation.
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Facebook has banned a Trump campaign ad because the company claims the ad is assuming a viewer’s “gender identity,” according to media reports.
The ad in question said Trump “needs the support of strong women like you,” but it was apparently pulled down by Facebook after an activist group complained it violated Facebook’s terms of service by including “direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s… gender identity.”
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An advertising partner of Instagram has been caught secretly harvesting vast amounts of user’s personal data by exploiting poor oversight and loopholes, according to Business Insider.
The marketing firm Hyp3r allegedly used information like users’ physical locations, bios, and photos – which are all supposed to be deleted after 24 hours – to construct highly-detailed profiles of potentially millions, Business insider reports.
“The wealth of the data contained in people’s fleeting Instagram activity, from family-vacation snapshots to restaurant appetizer photos, can provide valuable fodder for a variety of outside actors, who can repurpose the information in ways users never expected or agreed to,” reports Business Insider. “The total volume of Instagram data Hyp3r has obtained is not clear, though the firm has publicly said it has ‘a unique dataset of hundreds of millions of the highest value consumers in the world,’ and sources said more than of 90% of its data came from Instagram.”
Facebook is about to get slapped with a $5 billion fine by the Federal Trade Commission because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where data from over 50 million users was used without permission.
In a surprising twist, Facebook’s stock value actually rose by 1% on Friday following the news of the FTC’s landmark fine — and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns a whopping 88.1% of Facebook’s shares.
Per an April financial filing, Zuckerberg owns 410,497,115 shares of Facebook. At their price of $202.31 before the news broke around 3:45 p.m. ET, his shares would be worth $83 billion. At their price of $204.87 around 4 p.m., those shares would be worth $84.1 billion.
Facebook and Twitter are both still hosting content by the Antifa group responsible for organizing the violence in Portland on Saturday. The same group also openly doxxes people on their website.
Numerous people were violently attacked during the rally, with journalist Andy Ngo being treated for brain bleed after he was attacked with milkshakes that contained quick drying cement.
Two other men were also clubbed with metal poles and maced in the face during the fracas. One of the victims required 25 stitches after suffering deep gashes to his head.
Do you want to open a bank account with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook?
No, me neither.
It’s bad enough that Facebook FB, +0.85% says it won’t be paying a nickel of interest on any money that customers keep in the company’s new Libra digital accounts.
But why would I want to lend my money to Zuckerberg and his pals free of charge to help them take over the world? Spare me all the talk about helping the “unbanked” and the world’s poor.
This is business. Big business.
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Facebook-owned Instagram on Monday promoted “trans disabled model” Aaron Philip, 18, across their platform and to their more than 304 million followers in honor of Pride Month.
Their post read:
It’s Pride Month – officially! 🌈⚡️🦄 – and Aaron Philip (@aaron___philip) has a message for young LGBTQ+ people: “Take care of each other and keep growing. This is your world and everywhere is your space,” says the 18-year-old fashion model. “Soak it all up.” This June, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by sharing stories of #UntoldPride. “Pride to me means acknowledging the roots and history of our community and holding space to collectively uplift and take care of one another,” Aaron says.
Follow along this month and beyond as we shine a spotlight on people who are making a difference just by being themselves, and check out @lgbt_history to see even more stories of #UntoldPride.
Facebook removed a post which consisted simply of the word “honk,” asserting that it was a violation of their community standards.
The use of the word stems from the ‘clown world’ meme – a nihilistic position many on the right are taking in light of a society in the grip of ‘progressive’ degeneracy run amok.
Apparently, it’s now verboten to even allude to the meme on Facebook.
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The Facebook account of an artist who turns MAGA hats into hate symbols has been disabled for violating the social media site’s “community guidelines.”
In her “MAGA Hat Collection” Maryland-based artist Kate Kretz refashions the red “Make America Great Again” hats promoted by President Donald Trump and worn by many of his supporters. She has turned them into a swastika armband and a KKK hood ( entitled “Hate Hood”) as a comment on how she views Trump’s message.
“I have been ordering MAGA hats … and then sewing them back together into traditional symbols of hatred,” Kretz wrote recently on Medium. “The works are meant to both call out wearers who claim the hats to be innocuous, and to sound the alarm that history is repeating itself.”