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FB Now Says the Word “Honk’ is Hate Speech

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Facebook removed a post which consisted simply of the word “honk,” asserting that it was a violation of their community standards.

Yes, really.

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.

Infowars

FB Deletes CrossFit, Company Responds by Slamming “Abuse of Power”

FB Shuts Down Pro-Populist Italian Pages Before EU Elections

Zuckerberg Promoting Weird Group “Living Rooms” to Listen to Conversations

FB ‘Unintentionally’ Saved Contacts of 1.5 Million Users

Macron Greets Zuckerberg With Threat to Regulate FB

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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to Paris with a warning about the company’s conduct.

The social media giant has been challenged in France over its perceived failure to tackle violent extremism, hate speech and disinformation across its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

Mr Macron met Mr Zuckerberg and the company’s new head of public policy, Sir Nick Clegg, who was formerly the UK deputy prime minister and head of the Liberal Democrat party.

Sky News

Zuckerberg Promoting Weird Group “Living Rooms” to Listen to Conversations

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Zuckerberg is promoting private rooms. What’s the real reason?

Touting Facebook’s new social network redesign, Mark Zuckerberg talked up digital ‘living rooms’ where people can have more revealing, intimate conversations.

MarketWatch writer Quentin Fottrell is more than a bit suspicious, and so am I. Please consider Facebook wants you to have more meaningful conversations, but that means giving up more valuable data.

Standing in front of a giant screen with the words, “The future is private,” Zuckerberg said. However, privacy advocates and communications experts are skeptical about the site’s redesign. While they agree that it’s in Facebook’s best interests to improve privacy, they also say that users won’t be distracted by Facebook’s logo and see the platform as more integrated into their desktop, while online groups will encourage them to reveal even more personal beliefs and details from their lives.

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Zuckerberg Backs Stronger Internet Privacy, Election Laws, More Govt

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday called for governments to play a greater role in regulating the Internet, citing four areas where he believes better rules are needed.

Zuckerberg said new regulations are needed to protect society from harmful content, ensure election integrity, protect people’s privacy and to guarantee data portability.

Facebook has faced a torrent of public criticism over its handling of Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its policies on hate speech that many governments and users consider too lax. At the same time, conservative lawmakers in the U.S. have accused Facebook of political bias and censorship.

Zuckerberg proposed regulating harmful content by setting up independent bodies to set standards for what is considered terrorist propaganda and hate speech and is therefore prohibited.

CNBC

FB “Accidentally” Scrubbed Years of CEO’s Old Posts

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Facebook ‘accidentally’ deleted old posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg during pivotal periods in the company’s history, reports Business Insider.

Zuck’s old posts – which were even reported on by news outlets at the time – have vanished, including every comment he made in 2007 and 2008.

“The most drastic deletions involved entire years. Throughout both 2006 and 2009, Zuckerberg was regularly active on the social network — but there are no posts visible of any kind for the two full years in between. The spokesperson confirmed that all the posts during 2007 and 2008 were deleted.” -Business Insider

Zero Hedge

FB Scans Posts to Determine Suicidal Users

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Facebook is using artificial intelligence to identify users who are at risk of suicide by ‘reading’ their posts – and the tool is sparking privacy fears.

Once Facebook’s AI has identified an ‘at risk’ user based on warning signs in their posts, trained employees examine the posts, and call emergency services if necessary.

But some experts describe the new tool, currently under test in America, as akin to signing up users to medical research programmes without their consent.

A new Harvard study questions whether a private company such as Facebook should be dealing with such data.

Lead author Dr John Torous of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre at Harvard Medical School in the US, said: ‘Facebook is now monitoring how you use Facebook and somehow they’re running an algorithm to determine your risk of committing suicide.’

Yahoo

FB Insiders Admit Culture is “Ruthless,” “Cult-Like”

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Facebook pays more than any of the other giant Bay Area tech employers — but insiders describe its culture as ‘ruthless’ and ‘cult-like.’

At Facebook, getting an annual performance review in which you met “most expectations” could still lead to your dismissal from the company, according to recent story at Business Insider. Several employees had been given the axe by the Menlo Park-based giant after receiving such reviews, according to employees who spoke with Business Insider but who asked to remain anonymous in the story.

“Everything is quantified, and you’re measured against everyone to a number,” one former Facebook employee told Business Insider.

American City Business Journals

FB Let Netflix, Spotify Read Private User Messages, Gave Yandex User IDs

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Facebook has been giving some of the world’s largest technology companies – more than 150 of them, far more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has ever disclosed according to an investigation by the New York Times. The Times interviewed over 60 people including current and former employees of Facebook and its partners, former government officials and privacy advocates – and reviewed over 270 pages of Facebook’s internal documents while performing technical tests and analysis to monitor what data Facebook has been handing out like candy.

The records, generated in 2017 by the company’s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network’s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. –NYT

Zero Hedge

FB Censors Image of Santa Kneeling Before Baby Jesus as ‘Graphic Content’

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Facebook censored an image of Santa Claus kneeling before the Baby Jesus — warning that the image “may show violent or graphic content.”

LifeSite News reports a second warning beneath the obscured image of Santa on bended knee, reverentially adoring the Christ Child states, “This photo was automatically covered so you can decide if you want to see it.”

Todd Starnes

Big Tech Execs Bleeding Billions in Net Worth

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The world’s richest executives at tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google took a massive hit as the stock market plunged on Tuesday and investors scrambled to sell their shares.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has lost a stunning $42billion since early September, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as the e-commerce giant’s stock has dropped more than 25 percent.

Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also taken a beating as reports indicate he’s lost some $34billion since late July and is now worth $52billion – ranking as the seventh-richest person in the world.

Daily Mail