Posts Tagged ‘social media’

December 15th, 2022 - 9:49 pm § in Business, Misc., News Media

Musk’s censorship

It’s becoming increasingly clear with every passing day that Elon Musk is converting Twitter from a messaging app to a personal soapbox. He’s been firing Twitter employees who dared to criticize him. It’s his company now, and he can do that, although whether he gets away with stiff[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 10:58 am § in Business

“Dead bird walking”: Is Twitter doomed?

First, Elon Musk laid off half of Twitter’s staff. Then, he gave the survivors an ultimatum: Sign a pledge within 24 hours to put in long intense work hours or else. Reports quickly blossomed that employees were leaving, three-fourths by one estimate. Fears of collapse spread, and critics bega[...]

October 6th, 2022 - 9:04 pm § in Law and Courts

A Supreme Court case could drastically change the internet

Nohemi Gonzalez, then 23, a California student, was one of 130 people killed by ISIS terrorists in Paris on November 13, 2015 (see details here). Her family is suing Google, alleging its algorithms helped radicalize the killers by steering them to videos that ISIS posted on YouTube. Vox says in an a[...]

October 3rd, 2022 - 5:51 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Internet speech lands on Supreme Court docket

In 1996, Congress gave companies like Facebook and Google lawsuit immunity from what users post on their platforms. Known as Section 230, the law also lets internet companies block or remove user content without incurring legal liability to aggrieved users. They can complain to the moderator, whose [...]

June 28th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

Facebook and Instagram ban offers to help get abortion pills

“Facebook and Instagram have begun removing posts related to abortion pills,” the U.K.-based news site Guardian reported on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (story here). However, it appears the company isn’t banning discussion of abortion pills, but only offers to help get them. A Meta spok[...]

March 30th, 2022 - 11:49 am § in Business

Facebook fights dirty against TikTok

Emails show Meta, the parent company of Facebook, “paid GOP consultants to smear TikTok as it lost teens,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, March 31, 2022 (read story here). Facebook “sought to cast its rival as harmful to teenagers and a danger to society,” Huffington [...]

October 27th, 2021 - 9:01 pm § in Business, Misc.

Facebook’s name change

facebook = META = facebook You can hide, but you can’t run! NO MATTER WHAT ZUCKERBERG CALLS HIS SLIME FACTORY, IT’S STILL A SLIME FACTORY. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 14th, 2020 - 11:14 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

The Mercers fund rightwing liar site

This article contains news and liberal commentary. With Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms cracking down on political disinformation and lies, truth-defying Trump supporters are flocking to Parler, an alternative social media platform for rightwing nutjobs. They’re attracted b[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 2:34 pm § in Politics

Dunderhead starts GoFundMe for numbskull; dummies kick in

This article contains news with obnoxious liberal commentary. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican (right), fired Arthur “Mac” Love IV (left), another Republican who oversaw Maryland’s Commission on African-American History and Culture, after a public outcry over Love’s social medi[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:12 pm § in Misc.

The 2 most “liked” tweets of all time

No. 1 – 5.7 million “likes”                       No. 2 – 4.3 million “likes”   Barack Obama @BarackObama “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or [...]