Originally posted at Breitbart by Tom Ciccotta.
Berkley Mayor Jesse Arreguin was revealed to be a member of the anti-fascist group, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), on Facebook. BAMN orchestrated the violence that shut down a scheduled lecture at UC Berkeley featuring Milo Yiannopoulos in early 2017. Arreguin is allegedly also friends with BAMN leader, Yvette Felarca, on Facebook.
They were also involved in the violent clashes earlier this month.
BAMN was investigated for engaging in terrorist activities in 2005 by the FBI. In 2009, the Department of Defense classified the group’s activities as “low-level terrorism.” In June 2016, BAMN led a violent counter-protest outside a white nationalist rally that resulted in ten people being hospitalized with stab wounds.
Often described as a “militant left-wing” activist group, BAMN frequently engages in violent forms of protests. A Berkeley newspaper noted in 2001 that the group was a front for an “an obscure Detroit-based Trotskyist political party called the Revolutionary Workers League.”
- Facebook third-party fact-checkers are all left-wing sites: ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes
- New policy combatting “false news” is by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.
- Facebook: “If a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”
Facebook announced in a blog post Monday that the social media behemoth will update its approach to combatting “false news” by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.
“This update will help to reduce the distribution of false news which will keep Pages that spread false news from making money. We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly,” writes Facebook product managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons. “Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”
Prior to the new update, Facebook did not allow advertisers to run ads linked to stories that are marked false by “third-party fact-checking organizations.”
Facebook’s strategy to “fight the spread of false news” is threefold: Disrupt the economic incentives to create it, build new products to curb its proliferation, and help people make more informed decisions when encountering it.
Shortly after Election Day 2016, Facebook announced a crack down on “fake news” after reports surfaced that Russians were exploiting “American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy,” according to The Washington Post.
ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes are the third-party fact-checkers Facebook is referring to, according to a Fox News report in December 2016. Facebook’s announcement may raise questions as to their impartiality and methodology in determining exactly what is false news.
“False news is harmful to our community. It makes the world less informed and erodes trust” according to Shukla and Lyons. “Today’s update helps to disrupt the economic incentives and curb the spread of false news, which is another step towards building a more informed community on Facebook.”
- Media Matters were given permission by Facebook, twitter to access and automatically mine raw data from right-wing Facebook pages and other social media sites.
Flashback! Soros-funded Media Matters January memo reveals their four-year plan to destroy Trump and Republicans – and tight partnership with Facebook, twitter is one of them.
The Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action memo contains:
- plans for defeating Trump through impeachment,
- expanding Media Matters’ mission to combat “government misinformation,”
- ensuring Democratic control of the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections,
- filing lawsuits against the Trump administration,
- monetizing political advocacy,
- using a “digital attacker” to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and damage Republicans,
- and partnering with Facebook to combat “fake news
Below is their admission on how they were given permission by Facebook to access and automatically mine raw data from right-wing Facebook pages and other social media sites. They also partnered with Google to remove ads from list of right-wing websites Media Matters sent to them.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
David Brock, the seasoned liberal operative and Clinton loyalist who founded Media Matters, huddled with more than 100 donors last weekend at the swanky Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. to map out how Democrats will “kick Donald Trump’s ass.”
The Washington Free Beacon attended the retreat and obtained David Brock’s private and confidential memorandum from the meeting. The memo, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” outlines Brock’s four-year agenda to attack Trump and Republicans using Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue.
The memo contains plans for defeating Trump through impeachment, expanding Media Matters’ mission to combat “government misinformation,” ensuring Democratic control of the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, filing lawsuits against the Trump administration, monetizing political advocacy, using a “digital attacker” to delegitimize Trump’s presidency and damage Republicans, and partnering with Facebook to combat “fake news.”
Full David Brock Confidential Memo On Fighting Trump by Joe on Scribd
Update: Facebook blames ‘technical glitch’
(CNA/EWTN News).- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons.
Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked pages had significant followings – between hundreds of thousands and up to 6 million followers each.
One of the blocked English-language fanpages was “Jesus and Mary”, which had 1.7 million followers. The page’s main cover photo was of the sacred hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Page administrator Godwin Delali Adadzie, a Ghanaian, told CNA he was on Facebook around 8 p.m. Central July 17 when he was asked to upload a photo of himself because his personal account had been “suspected of suspicious activities,” he said.
After several minutes, he was allowed back into his personal account, which had notifications informing him that his “Jesus and Mary” page had been disabled. He said every person who was approved as an editor on his page had to go through the same process.
Adadzie said he reviewed Facebook’s policies “and, honestly, I do not see any that I have violated in order for my page to be withdrawn.”
He has sent two appeals to Facebook but has yet to get a response.
Another blocked English-language page is “Catholic and Proud”, which had 6 million followers. Page administrator Kenneth Alimba of Nigeria told CNA his page was also blocked without explanation.
He has sent appeals to Facebook but is “not optimistic” about a response. He also told CNA that he noticed other Catholic Facebook pages that he runs, with fewer followers, are still online.
What the! Actor William Shatner posted on twitter how he was reported on Facebook by a member of his Facebook Group for asking this:
Twitter users gave their own possible explanation why Shatner’s question was ‘offensive:
- It’s not polite to call people everyone.
- EveryONE is not inclusive of people with multiple personalities.
- “How”is a Native American term and it is completely culturally inappropriate for you to hijack it!No wonder they were offended!Shame on you!
- Hate speech in its purest form
A man has been arrested on suspicion of posting an offensive Facebook post about the London Finsbury Park attack.
Police said a 37-year-old, believed to be the son of an owner of the Rhondda Cynon Taff company whose van was used in Monday’s attack, is in custody.
Richard Evans allegedly posted: “It’s a shame they don’t hire out steam rollers or tanks could have done a tidy job then.”
WOMAN, 70, CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME FOR FACEBOOK POST: ‘MIGRANTS DEFECATE IN STREETS AND SET CARS ON FIRE’
A 70-year-old woman is charged with hate crime in Sweden because she posted on Facebook that Muslim migrants ‘defecate in streets and set cars on fire.’ So what if it’s true! That’s racist, right libs? In Sweden, be careful what you post on your Facebook about the Muslim migrants or else you could end up going to jail for up to four years for hate crime. The migrants are the protected and new beloved residents in Sweden and if you have a problem with that, you’re just being racist so shut up.
From FriaTider :
A 70-year-old woman in Dalarna is charged with hateful people since Facebook wrote that immigrants fulfill their needs in the streets, writes DT.se.
According to the prosecution, the woman via Facebook should have expressed disdain on people with a foreign background.
In a post from 2015, she has written that immigrants “fire cars and kisses and go to the streets”.
This violates the law in the face of the public, says the prosecutor.
The prosecuted woman has acknowledged that she wrote the post, but denied that she had committed a criminal act.
As proof of the 70-year-old woman there is a screenshot from Facebook.
The penalty for hatred against the people’s group is imprisonment for a maximum of two years or, in the event of a fine, fines. If the crime is considered to be grossly convicted, the accused is sentenced to imprisonment for at least six months and no more than four years.