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FACEBOOK AND UK-MUSLIM GROUP LAUNCHED ‘KEEPING MUSLIMS SAFE ONLINE’ GUIDELINE

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Gatestone Institute ) Facebook, in cooperation with a British Muslim group, recently launched a “guide” developed especially for Muslims: “Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry”.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, wrote about making Facebook a “safe space” for Muslims. He has made no similar supportive statements in favor of Jews or Christians.

 

  • What is “harmful content” according to the new Facebook guide for Muslims? “Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hatred, far right extremism and terrorist inspired violent extremist content”.
  • The guide does not mention Islamic incitement to violence, which is rampant on social media and — unlike the other content mentioned — has deadly and tragic consequences in the real world. Most of those who perpetrate terrorist attacks in the real world are Muslims — not “Islamophobes,” anti-Muslims or right wing extremists.
  • Lakin v. Facebook is a lawsuit, representing 20,000 Israeli plaintiffs, which aims to stop Facebook from “continuing to facilitate terrorist activity directed at” Israelis.
  • Khan convened a special meeting of Muslim ambassadors to discuss how effectively to “raise the voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression”. — Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

 

Read more: Facebook: Championing Blasphemy Laws

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MARK ZUCKERBERG LOST $3.3 BILLION: FACEBOOK STOCK FELL AFTER NEWS TO SUPPRESS NEWS FEEDS, WILL PRIORITIZE FAMILY AND FRIENDS POSTS

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( Daily Mail ) Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to prioritize posts from family and friends over brand-driven content on Facebook’s News Feed has cost him a small fortune, it was reported on Saturday.

The CEO of the world’s largest social media network lost $3.3billion off his net worth on Friday, Bloomberg News reported.

Facebook shares fell 4.5 percent on Friday after the closing bell on Wall Street.

Zuckerberg, who began the day worth $77.8billion, is now worth $74billion, according to Bloomberg.

That means Spanish retail billionaire Amancio Ortega has now leapfrogged Zuckerberg to take fourth place on the list of the world’s richest people.

Both Zuckerberg and Ortega have a ways to go to catch the world’s wealthiest human, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.

Read more: Mark Zuckerberg lost $3.3billion after Facebook stock fell by 4.5 percent thanks to his decision to see less advertising in users’ News Feeds

 

 

HOW FACEBOOK WILL PRIORITIZE FRIENDS IN YOUR NEWS FEED

Up until now, Facebook has prioritized material that its algorithms think people will engage with through comments, ‘likes’ or other ways of showing interest.

But 33-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to change the focus to help users have ‘more meaningful social interactions.’

The move follows his resolution in 2018 to ‘fix’ the site.

It is also in response to criticism that Facebook and its social media competitors reinforce users’ views on social and political issues.

Critics also say sites like Facebook lead to addictive viewing habits.

Zuckerberg cited research that suggests reading ‘passively’ on social media was damaging for people’s mental health, while interacting proactively with friends was positive.

According to Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s New Feed boss, in practice the change mean

  • Posts from friends and family will get more prominence that video, news, and other content from formal Facebook pages, such as companies and celebrities
  • The number of comments on a post will count more than the number of Likes
  • Posts where people have spend the time to write lengthy comments will be prioritized over those with only short comments
  • While, news and video will still appear in News Feed, the number of friends sharing it will matter more than its overall popularity

The shift could mean that the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement would go down in the short term.

However, Zuckerberg said it would be better for users and for the business over the long term.

 

FACEBOOK TO KILL NEWS FEEDS SO PEOPLE WOULD SPEND LESS TIME ON FB, PRIORITIZE POSTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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  • Mark Zuckerberg :  “The time people spend on Facebook … will go down. But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable.”
  • “We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos — even if they’re entertaining or informative — may not be as good.”
  • since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do — help us connect with each other.”
  • Posts from family and friends will be much more prominent, and posts from publisher pages will be suppressed

RIP Facebook News Feed for Publishers

Facebook Declares They’re Cutting Off Businesses, Brands & Media from News Feed for Good

 

By Larry Kim, CEO of MobileMonkey, Inc.

Earlier today, Facebook announced the end of the Facebook News Feed as we know it.

In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg today wrote: “recently we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content — posts from businesses, brands and media — is crowding out the personal moments [from friends and family] that lead us to connect more with each other.”

Explaining however, that recently “video and other public content have exploded on Facebook … [and] since there’s more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what’s in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do — help us connect with each other.”

Zuckerberg even acknowledged mental health issues associated with the news feed stating: “We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being…the research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being. We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos — even if they’re entertaining or informative — may not be as good.”

He then describes upcoming changes to the Facebook news feed designed to “[change] the news feed algorithm to surface relevant content that facilitates meaningful social interactions among your friends and family.”

 

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How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It – TECH NAZIS!

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  • If Facebook killed every conservative page overnight, there would be a huge outcry. On the other hand, if Facebook slowly strangled us to death, we’d fade away and would people even notice? 

 

( Townhall ) Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook.

Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the same amount of web traffic as some of the biggest newspapers in America. Barack Obama’s Facebook page was 36 times bigger than our page; yet we had 7 times as many people talking about our content.

Ironically, that’s a big part of what killed the website

 

You see, what Facebook giveth, Facebook can take away. So, why would Facebook want to kill extremely successful Facebook pages that its users enjoyed?

One of the reasons goes back to something I told multiple reporters during the 2016 election. I believe that all of the thriving right wing Facebook pages activated large numbers of what I like to think of as “instinctive conservatives.” You know, the sort of people who love God, guns and America, but who don’t follow politics day to day, read National Review or consume any of Milton Friedman’s books. From what I could see on Facebook, that group of people LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Donald Trump and I believe they were responsible for getting him the GOP nomination and probably even got him over the hump in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. I think the liberals that run Facebook came to that same conclusion.

Before the election season got into full swing, Facebook had already made some mild downgrades to reach. Afterwards, when liberal mainstream media outlets were screaming about Russian ad buys and “fake news,” Facebook systematically, methodically reduced the reach of all its pages with each algorithm change. By then, most of us understood where it was going long-term. If Facebook killed every conservative page overnight, there would be a huge outcry. On the other hand, if Facebook slowly strangled us to death, we’d fade away and would people even notice?

Social media IS the new public square. It’s the place you go when you want to reach out and find an audience.

…….Except Facebook has for all intents and purposes announced that it’s killing off pages.

 

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2018/01/13/how-conservatives-are-being-destroyed-by-facebook-twitter-and-google-without-even-realizing-it-n2433962

 

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SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE FACES TRIAL OVER ‘SNOWFLAKE’ FACEBOOK POST TO DANIEL BLACK

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  • Sheriff David Clarke: “Cheer up, snowflake … if Sheriff Clarke were to really harass you, you wouldn’t be around to whine about it”

 

By Andrew Blake – The Washington Times – Saturday, January 6, 2018

A federal judge has ordered former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to face trial in connection with a First Amendment complaint filed in response to his Facebook posts.

U.S. District Judge J. P. Stadtmueller has scheduled a jury trial to start later this month concerning a couple of Facebook posts published following an incident that unfolded onboard a Milwaukee-bound aircraft last January between Mr. Clarke and the plaintiff, local resident Daniel Black.

Mr. Black approached Mr. Clarke during the boarding process and asked him if he was the Milwaukee sheriff, according to court documents. Mr. Clarke responded affirmatively, and Mr. Black reacted by shaking his head and walking away, the documents said.

 

Mr. Clarke notified authorities afterwards and arranged to have Mr. Black questioned after their plane landed at the Milwaukee airport, according to court documents. Mr. Black later filed a formal complaint with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, prompting the pair of Facebook posts at the center of his lawsuit.

“Next time [Black] or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The Sheriff … does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault,” the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office posted on its public Facebook page on Jan. 18, 2017.

“Cheer up, snowflake … if Sheriff Clarke were to really harass you, you wouldn’t be around to whine about it,” Mr. Clarke posted the following day accompanying a picture of the passenger.

 

Read more: David Clarke, former Milwaukee sheriff, set to face trial for Facebook posts

BIAS! FACEBOOK SHUT DOWN AGAIN THE PAGE ‘WARRIORS FOR CHRIST’

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Facebook fight, as ‘Warriors for Christ’ temporarily shuttered

 

By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Facebook temporarily shut down the page “Warriors for Christ.” Why?

The official corporate line is that the page violated the social media giant’s community standards. But the Christ fighters have a few other thoughts — namely, that Facebook is simply showing its pro-LGBT, anti-Christian bias.

This, from the page administrator, Nellchy Kentley, in a letter to Pamela Geller: “On 29th December 2017, Facebookshut down our page because of our biblical stance on marriage. Facebook has been after our page for many years and often censored our posts simply because they contained truth articles on statistics, Bible versus and memes that exposed the hypocrisy of the left.”

Following a petition drive, and pressure from the public — including the page’s 225,000 or so followers — Facebook reinstated the page. But what’s up with a prayer page that makes it so hated by Facebook censors?

“They calculated this move and chose to remove the page at 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday December 29, 2017 right before a long holiday weekend,” Kentley goes on to write, “in the hope that we would be discouraged in contacting any media about this because most businesses are closed for several days. We will not be silenced and will be pursuing legal action with Facebook.”

What’s markedly notable about Facebook’s censorship is that it gives all appearances of a double-standard.

 

Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/3/facebook-fight-warriors-christ-temporarily-shutter/

 

 

 

BEWARE! ANTI-MUSLIM FACEBOOK POSTS LANDED MAN IN JAIL IN CALIFORNIA

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Five anti-Muslim Facebook posts by Mark Feigin to the Islamic Center of Southern California:

  • “THE TERROR HIKE … SOUNDS LIKE FUN” (In reference to the Center’s advertised “Sunset Hike”)
  • “THE MORE MUSLIMS WE ALLOW INTO AMERICA THE MORE TERROR WE WILL SEE.”
  • “PRACTICING ISLAM CAN SLOW OR EVEN REVERSE THE PROCESS OF HUMAN EVOLUTION.”
  • “Islam is dangerous – fact: the more muslim savages we allow into america – the more terror we will see -this is a fact which is undeniable.”
  • “Filthy muslim shit has no place in western civilization.”

 

Photo of Anders Hagstrom by Anders Hagstrom

 

( Daily Caller ) California has leveled misdemeanor charges against 41-year-old Mark Feigin after he sent five anti-Muslim posts to the Islamic Center of Southern California’s (ICSC) Facebook page in 2016.

The California Attorney General’s office argues that his comments constituted “repeated contact by means of an electronic communication device” with “intent to annoy or harass,” a misdemeanor under California law, Reason.com reported Friday. California courts are scheduled to begin the trial Jan. 2, according to court records. Feigin admitted in October 2016 that he wrote the following comments between Sept. 17 and 25 of the same year.

  • “THE TERROR HIKE … SOUNDS LIKE FUN” (In reference to the Center’s advertised “Sunset Hike”)
  • “THE MORE MUSLIMS WE ALLOW INTO AMERICA THE MORE TERROR WE WILL SEE.”
  • “PRACTICING ISLAM CAN SLOW OR EVEN REVERSE THE PROCESS OF HUMAN EVOLUTION.”
  • “Islam is dangerous – fact: the more muslim savages we allow into america – the more terror we will see -this is a fact which is undeniable.”
  • “Filthy muslim shit has no place in western civilization.”

 

ICSC Communications Coordinator Kristin Stangas blocked Feigin soon after he made the final post, but also kept copies of the comments to pursue legal action. The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Feigin Oct. 19 and interviewed him. Feigin is now arguing that his charges should be dismissed because they are based on an unconstitutional application of the law.

Specifically, Cal. Penal Code § 653m(b) states that “every person who, with intent to annoy or harass, makes repeated telephone calls or makes repeated contact by means of an electronic communication device … to another person is … guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in this subdivision shall apply to telephone calls or electronic contacts made in good faith or during the ordinary course and scope of business.”

 

Read more: Calfiornia Man Facing Criminal Charges Over Five Facebook Comments