How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It – TECH NAZIS!
- 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.
( The Daily Caller ) Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”
Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.
Occupy Democrats is apparently the only popular content provider from that end of the political spectrum with a fact-checking section.
Big name publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are even given a column showcasing all of the awards they have earned over the years.
ERIC SCHMIDT STEPS DOWN AS CHAIRMAN OF GOOGLE’S PARENT COMPANY ALPHABET – ‘WOMANIZING’ RUMORS POSSIBLE REASON
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, shocked Silicon Valley with a surprise announcement Thursday that he’s stepping down as executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Schmidt’s surprise Alphabet announcement rekindles ‘womanizing’ rumors.
Schmidt is a known womanizer despite being married for 37 years to Wendy Schmidt.
New York Post reports:
In 2013, Page Six first reported that Schmidt spent $15 million on a private, no-doorman Manhattan penthouse in the Flatiron district. The abode was fully soundproofed and said to be a love nest to accommodate his multiple affairs.
Schmidt has been linked to women including TV presenter Kate Bohner, PR exec Marcy Simon, and Danya Perry, who is chief of litigation and deputy general counsel to billionaire Ronald Perelman.
Previously, Gawker reported that Google employees got irked in 2007 when Simon briefly got hired by Google’s Android team while she was in a relationship with Schmidt.
Elsewhere, however, Schmidt’s reported dalliances appear to have been with non-Google employees.
ACTRESS ROSE McGOWAN HITS OUT AT RAPIST MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN: ‘This is the girl that was hurt by a monster’
‘This is the girl that was hurt by a monster’: Rose McGowan slams Hollywood for ‘shaming her with silence’ over her claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her as he is FIRED from his own company
- ‘Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution,’
- ‘A (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head.
( Daily Mail ) Rose McGowan once again lashed out at the Hollywood elite for remaining silent about the Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal as just as it was announced that the 65-year-old was ousted from his own company on Sunday night.
Weinstein, who has been referred to as ‘God’ by actors and actresses and has more than 300 Oscar nominations to his name, has reached at least eight settlements with women who have accused him of sexual harassment.
McGowan took to Twitter to share a photo of herself in her 20’s and wrote: ‘This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is the girl who you are shaming with your silence.’
In October of last year, the ‘Charmed’ starlet came forward with claims saying she had been raped by an unnamed studio executive. In a tweet, she posted the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport.’
She further explained: ‘Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution,’ followed by, ‘A (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head.’
Read more: ‘This is the girl that was hurt by a monster’: Rose McGowan posts picture of herself in her 20s and slams Hollywood for ‘shaming her with silence’ over her claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her
- Silicon Valley giants $500 billion offshore stash: Apple had $246 billion, or 94% of its total cash heap, outside the United States at the end of the last quarter. Microsoft had $127.9 billion stashed overseas, while Cisco had $67.5 billion, Oracle $58.3 billion and Alphabet $57.9 billion.
( ) Apple (AAPL – Get Report) , Microsoft (MSFT – Get Report) , Cisco (CSCO – Get Report) , Oracle (ORCL – Get Report) and Alphabet (GOOGL – Get Report) collectively have more than half a trillion dollars, or roughly $557.6 billion, stashed overseas that could be the beneficiaries of Trump’s plan. The White House framework is currently just nine pages long (eight excluding the cover), however, and the final draft of the tax policy could produce a disappointing outcome to the White House and to investors who are hoping for a big day.
‘The framework transforms our existing ‘offshoring’ model to an American model,” the White House statement reads. “It ends the perverse incentive to keep foreign profits offshore by exempting them when they are repatriated to the United States.”
Silicon Valley is ground zero for the offshoring culture that Trump hopes to change. Apple had $246 billion, or 94% of its total cash heap, outside the United States at the end of the last quarter. Microsoft had $127.9 billion stashed overseas, while Cisco had $67.5 billion, Oracle $58.3 billion and Alphabet $57.9 billion.
“At first blush, it appears that overseas earnings would be deemed repatriated — thus taxed whether repatriated or not — thus encouraging the return of the bulk of overseas cash,” said Moody’s Investors Service analyst Rick Lane of the White House plan in an email.
Kathy Griifin’s boyfriend called LAPD late Saturday complaining about KB CEO Jeffrey Mezger three grandchildren making noise in the pool.
( Daily Mail ) The CEO of one of the largest homebuilding companies in the country, allegedly screamed homophonic and sexist profanities at neighbor, Kathy Griffin.
Jeffrey Mezger, CEO and chairman of KB Home, called the comedian a ‘bald d**e’ and a ‘c**t’ after she and her boyfriend called Los Angeles police to report a long noise disturbance.
According to audio obtained by Huffington Post from Griffin’s long time boyfriend, Randy Bick, the couple recorded Saturday’s in detail on security cameras.
In the audio, Mezger can be head calling Griffin a ‘f*****g bald d**e’ whom President Donald Trump ‘kind of put the heat on.’
The 56-year-old shaved her head in July in support of sister, Joyce, who was battling cancer. She died on Thursday.
Mezger then said: ‘Let’s declare war, a*****e, ’cause we got a lot to go for. Let’s bring it on, you b***h.’ He also called Griffin a ‘f*****g c**t.’
Mezger and his wife, Sandra, live in a gated community next to Griffin and Bick.
‘Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother,’ a KB Home spokesperson said in a statement.
‘He apologizes for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.’
…A spokesperson for the LAPD told HuffPost the incident was a civil matter and would ‘take a while’ to find any record of the call.
Bick added that he called LAPD late Saturday after hours of excessive part noise, some of which did involve children.
While he was speaking with police, Mezger’s rant could be heard on video.
Mezger said: ‘Hey Randy, go f**k yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 o’clock? You’re not even the f*****g owner. You’re stuck with a f*****g bald d**e who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on. Now you’re calling the cops? F**k you and f**k Kathy. You’re not our f*****g neighbor, you’re a f*****g asshole.’