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‘Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant #Facebook to combat what the group describes as “ #propaganda ” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.

#Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.

“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.’

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‘Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant #Facebook to combat what the group describes as “ #propaganda ” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.

#Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.

“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.’

#people don`t #care !

When Fake News Gets People Killed, It Must Be Stopped


#Obama is right. #Facebook is right. #Google and Twitter are right. #Fakenews is all around us, and it must be stopped.

But there is no war on fake news. There is only a war on #alternative and #independent media — media who question the official lines advanced by the #corporate media.

#US #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Iran #Russia #Serbia #propagandahttp://theantimedia.org/fake-news-people-killed-stopped/
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When Fake News Gets People Killed, It Must Be Stopped


#Obama is right. #Facebook is right. #Google and Twitter are right. #Fakenews is all around us, and it must be stopped.

But there is no war on fake news. There is only a war on #alternative and #independent media — media who question the official lines advanced by the #corporate media.

#US #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Iran #Russia #Serbia #propagandahttp://theantimedia.org/fake-news-people-killed-stopped/

Facebook is reportedly building a censorship tool so it can re-enter China



Facebook is developing a software tool that suppresses users’ posts from appearing in the News Feed in designated geographic areas, a possible first step toward making the social network available in China, the New York Times reported. The tool has reportedly caused a controversy within Facebook, with “several employees” quitting in protest after working on it, according to the Times.

Facebook has been banned from China since 2009. Like many US technology companies, Facebook has long sought a way back in, seeing the country’s 1.3 billion residents as a source of enormous potential growth. Google built a version of its search engine that complied with China’s censorship guidelines but retreated from the country in 2010 after a series of seemingly state-sponsored cyberattacks. More recently, Uber exited the Chinese market with a quick sale of its business there to local rival Didi Chuxing.

As the Times notes, Facebook has taken down posts in other countries around the world, including Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey. But the tool now in development would prevent the posts from ever surfacing in the News Feed at all, according to the report. Facebook plans to outsource censorship duties to a third-party company, the report said. "Allowing censors to manipulate public opinion directly"

The news comes in the midst of a national discussion about Facebook’s growing power as a distributor of news, its role in containing the spread of lies and hoaxes, and the possibility that its refusal to adopt editorial standards may have influenced the US presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is building new tools to address fake news. “I want what we do to have a good impact on the world,” Zuckerberg said earlier this month. “I want people to have a diversity of information.”

But the existence of a “censorship tool” would muddy those waters by allowing censors to manipulate public opinion directly by essentially preventing users from posting articles that offended the state. Once it were introduced, Facebook would likely face pressure from other autocratic regimes to enable its use in their own countries. It is not impossible that the United States would be one of those countries — a fact that led some sources to come forward to the Times, reporter Mike Isaac said on Twitter.

The Times cautioned that the tool is one of several approaches Facebook has considered and that it might never be introduced. “We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country,” a spokeswoman told The Verge. “However, we have not made any decision on our approach to China. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform.”

Update, 7:14 p.m.: This story has been updated to include comment from Facebook.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/22/13720092/facebook-china-censorship-tool

#facebook #censorship #freedom #china

Facebook is reportedly building a censorship tool so it can re-enter China

Facebook is developing a software tool that suppresses users’ posts from appearing in the News Feed in designated geographic areas, a possible first step toward making the social network available...
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Facebook is reportedly building a censorship tool so it can re-enter China



Facebook is developing a software tool that suppresses users’ posts from appearing in the News Feed in designated geographic areas, a possible first step toward making the social network available in China, the New York Times reported. The tool has reportedly caused a controversy within Facebook, with “several employees” quitting in protest after working on it, according to the Times.

Facebook has been banned from China since 2009. Like many US technology companies, Facebook has long sought a way back in, seeing the country’s 1.3 billion residents as a source of enormous potential growth. Google built a version of its search engine that complied with China’s censorship guidelines but retreated from the country in 2010 after a series of seemingly state-sponsored cyberattacks. More recently, Uber exited the Chinese market with a quick sale of its business there to local rival Didi Chuxing.

As the Times notes, Facebook has taken down posts in other countries around the world, including Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey. But the tool now in development would prevent the posts from ever surfacing in the News Feed at all, according to the report. Facebook plans to outsource censorship duties to a third-party company, the report said. "Allowing censors to manipulate public opinion directly"

The news comes in the midst of a national discussion about Facebook’s growing power as a distributor of news, its role in containing the spread of lies and hoaxes, and the possibility that its refusal to adopt editorial standards may have influenced the US presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is building new tools to address fake news. “I want what we do to have a good impact on the world,” Zuckerberg said earlier this month. “I want people to have a diversity of information.”

But the existence of a “censorship tool” would muddy those waters by allowing censors to manipulate public opinion directly by essentially preventing users from posting articles that offended the state. Once it were introduced, Facebook would likely face pressure from other autocratic regimes to enable its use in their own countries. It is not impossible that the United States would be one of those countries — a fact that led some sources to come forward to the Times, reporter Mike Isaac said on Twitter.

The Times cautioned that the tool is one of several approaches Facebook has considered and that it might never be introduced. “We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country,” a spokeswoman told The Verge. “However, we have not made any decision on our approach to China. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform.”

Update, 7:14 p.m.: This story has been updated to include comment from Facebook.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/22/13720092/facebook-china-censorship-tool

#facebook #censorship #freedom #china

Facebook is reportedly building a censorship tool so it can re-enter China

Facebook is developing a software tool that suppresses users’ posts from appearing in the News Feed in designated geographic areas, a possible first step toward making the social network available...

Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page




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A new startup wants to take a "deep dive" into the private social media activity of prospective tenants—their chats, check-ins, how many times they've posted words like "pregnant" or "loan"—and score their "personality" for their potential landlord. Why would anyone let this happen? Because "people will give up their privacy to get something they want," Steve Thornhill, co-founder of the British startup Score Assured tells The Washington Post.


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For a bulk subscription fee, the landlord could "optionally" require all prospective tenants to grant Tenant Assured full access to their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles. Then "analytical software" starts mining everything they've ever done there.

How many times did they check-in to that bar? What online retail logins do they use? How often has their relationship status changed? Do they par_tay__? _That and a disconcerting more gets assessed into a "financial stress level" as well as a breakdown of five personality traits—"extraversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness"—and the report is sent to the landlord.

Thornhill is aware that some things—like age and pregnancy, which are protected statuses under the U.S. housing discrimination law—can't legally be used as factors in determining someone's qualifications as a tenant. "All we can do is give them the information," Thornhill told _The Washington Post. _"It's up to landlords to do the right thing." Wink wink.


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Is this illegal? "Clearly it raises alarm bells," Seth A. Miller of Collins, Dobkin & Miller LLP, which specializes in housing and landlord/tenant law tells me in an email:
"In NYC, there is an expanded list of categories of people that cannot be discriminated against: not just race, national origin, religion, ethnicity and gender, but also source of income and lawful profession. Generally, asking a tenant about whether he or she is a member of such a group can be evidence of discrimination. [Tenant Score] facilitates this kind of discrimination. If that's the idea, then the designer of [Tenant Score] may be legally exposed, despite the claim that it is only passing information along. Even if the makers of [Tenant Score], and the landlords who use it, manage to evade legal liability, it should be made illegal. People should not be forced to join social media just to rent an apartment, and landlords and employers should not have the right to view posts that were not written for them to read."
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Even though the landlord doesn't directly view the social media posts, the tenant report includes "activity times" and whether they mentioned words like "no money," "being poor," "staying in," "terrorist," "fraud" and "justice." Seth A. Miller:
"I would think that all of the metadata that could be generated from analyzing a person's private social media posts would fall into the category of material that was not intended by the author to be seen by anyone but the intended recipient of the posts. That doesn't make it illegal, but that is what makes it so creepy."
Tenant Assured is just the beginning of Score Assured's bold vision for the future. _Washington Post: _
By the end of July, the company expects to be offering specialized versions of the service to everyone from employers and HR departments to parents shopping around for nannies. Some day, Thornhill imagines, you won't hire a dog sitter or book an Airbnb without first viewing their social media dossier, as compiled by his company.
There is a variety of ways in which the startup's aspirations would fuck you. Some of them aren't even intentional, just wonky. For example, when a _Telegraph Money_ ran the software on their own people—who happen to post things with the words "loan" in it, being money reporters—the algorithm gave them some negative points in the financial stability department.

It's inaccurate and discriminatory. And it's so so creepy, as is everything Thornhill says in interviews, like "If you're living a normal life, then, frankly, you have nothing to worry about."

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#privacy #corporatesurveillance #landlords #employers #dating #surveillance #facebook

New Startup That Sends Dossiers On Your Private Social Media Profiles To Potential Landlords Should Be Illegal

A new startup wants to take a “deep dive” into the private social media activity of prospective tenants—their chats, check-ins, how many times they’ve posted words like “pregnant” or “loan”—and score their “personality” for their potential landlord. Why would anyone let this happen? Because “people will give up their privacy to get something they want,” Steve Thornhill, co-founder of the British startup Score Assured tells The Washington Post.
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#Facebook usage over #Tor passes 1M per month http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/22/facebook-usage-over-tor-passes-1m-per-month/ fuelling a massive #surveillance site/network though

TechCrunch: Facebook usage over Tor passes 1M per month (Natasha Lomas)

The number of people using the Tor anonymizing browser to access Facebook has passed the one million mark this month for the first time, Facebook has..
https://youtu.be/kJvAUqs3Ofg #facebook #spy #bigdate #

YouTube: What facebook knows about you (taz. die tageszeitung)

A couple of months ago the Austrian law student Max Schrems asked facebook to send him all their data stored about him. All Europeans have a right to do this...
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#Facebook | #MarkZuckerberg #Zuckerberg | #Assange #JulianAssange | #privacy
  • 2010 : "Mark Zuckerberg admits in a New Yorker profile that he mocked early Facebook users for trusting him with their personal information."
  • 2011 :
Neumí #Gmail na tyto #Facebook spamy prostě říct "undeliverable"?

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