Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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mexican border

This morning, an email came across a company email inbox. It was from “Trump Supporters” with the email address, [email protected]

With the subject line, “We promised to build a wall, Can we depend on your support?”, the email went on to say:

We appreciate your continuing support.

We promised to win the election and we did it.

We promised to create jobs, to protect this great nation
and to make America great again!

We promised to build the wall and I’ll tell you what,
we’re going to deliver on that promise as well.

Read more at [site removed]
to find out about how our nation’s next president,
the great Donald Trump, is making moves to build that wall!

Again, we appreciate your support. God bless America!

The email linked to a real fake news article that claims that President Elect Donald Trump has started to buy land along the Mexican border – a claim that is clearly and utterly false.

While Hillary Clinton’s cohorts and the executives at Facebook decry “Fake News” as the scorn of their existence and why they lost the election, the reality is the motivation to produce fake news is very, very simple . . . it’s all about the Benjamin’s.

The link that was included in this email went to what is called a “slideshow.” It’s a series of short articles or blurbs and images that require readers to navigate from one page to another. Many publications use slideshows as a way to entertain readers and to increase ad revenue . . . even this publication.

For each thousand page views, publishers typically earn $6 to $15. It’s not a lot money if you think about it and in retail terms, the earnings are anemic – consider 1,000 customers walking into a store and only $12 is spent.

To make up for the low earnings, unscrupulous characters on the Internet (and unfortunately there are no shortage of them), fabricate news with extraordinary headlines in order to drive in traffic and boost earnings. Some call it “click bait” others call it unethical.

With that said, the email above was also considered unsolicited bulk email, aka, SPAM, and is illegal.

Does that matter? No as most spam originates off shore and even from places like . . . gasp . . . Russia where people are less interested in overturning an election and more interested in putting another ruble in their pocket.

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We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, but we want to know if you and your family discussed politics at the table?

This political season saw one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in American History. It came down to the wire with a shocking result.

The protests in the major cities prove there are a lot of people that don’t accept Donald Trump as their president.

Trump fans have been beaten, minorities bullied and Facebook friends have been sacrificed in the time since the election. Protests and arguments are rampant and people are throwing words like racist or white supremacists around way too easily.

Hopefully many Americans were able to put politics to the side and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Were you able to have a nice meal or did it turn into world war three?

We want to know about your Thanksgiving holiday.

Did you and your family discuss politics on Thanksgiving?

Tell us how it went in the comments below. We would love to hear your stories.

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Everyone scrolls down their Facebook newsfeed and read your friend’s latest posts, but is Facebook controlling what posts you see?

In countries like Russia and Pakistan, Facebook has built a way to keep certain restricted information from landing in people’s news feed.

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook has designed software to keep people from seeing content based on geographic areas.

The social media giant even deletes or blocks some content to Americans at the request of our government.

During a six-month period in 2015, Facebook blocked about 55,000 pieces of content.

People go to Facebook to read and respond to friends, family and businesses they trust. People trust that they are seeing a balanced slice of what their friends are posting.

In reality, it is possible that Facebook could suppress positive Trump posts during the campaign and push the negative ones onto people’s newsfeeds. A claim that many conservatives said was happening.

All of the censorship changes at Facebook could be the result of a dream the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has to be in China.

There is a rumor online that Obama turned over the power of the Internet in October to help Facebook get access into China. The rumors of not confirmed, but Facebook and it’s employees support the Democratic Party passionately.

Mark Zuckerberg has been learning Mandarin and has met with President Xi Jinping on several occasions.

There are over a billion people in China and the tightly controlled Internet could be a gold mine for Zuckerberg.

In order to be in China, the social media king will need censor a great deal of content that the government doesn’t allow its people to see.

Currently censorship is a big deal with Facebook and the government. Both want to ban “fake and misleading” content from the platform and the Internet as a whole.

Controlling the media Americans can consume sounds a lot like China and it is scary to think who is actually picking the “trustworthy” news.

Have you ever questioned how a story ended up on your newsfeed on Facebook? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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Watch as a SpaceX rocket explodes on the launch pad with Facebook’s new revolutionary satellite inside.

The explosion took place just after 9am on Thursday as the rocket was fueling up to deliver the Facebook satellite to orbit.

Watch as the rocket explodes just a few moments into the video and then wait to hear the sound.

Due to the distance the camera’s microphone was away from the explosion, there is a delay between the explosion and the sound.

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX commented on Twitter and said that the cause of the blast is unknown.

Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook that he was very disappointed because the revolutionary satellite that was inside the rocket was to deliver the Internet to Africa and parts of the Middle East.

This is a set back for a company that has really aimed for the stars. Elon Musk has said that SpaceX would be able to take people to Mars as soon as 2025.

Yesterday he couldn’t get off the ground, but don’t expect this to stop SpaceX.

There were a lot of investments that will never pay off because of the explosion, but nobody was hurt in the explosion of the unmanned rocket.

Don’t expect this to stop Musk or SpaceX, they will be launching again soon. Facebook on the other hand is going to go a different route to try and bring the Internet to Africa.

What do you think about the SpaceX explosion? Let us know in the comments below.

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gun owner

The day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Philando Castile was pulled over for a broken tail light.

When Philando Castile was approached by an officer, he let the officer know that he had a license to carry a gun and he had one in the car. Exactly what someone who is legally allowed to carry a gun must do in that situation.

The officer then asked the man to get his license and registration. What happened next is one of the reasons that protests are breaking out and police were shot in Dallas.

The officer thought the man was reaching for his gun, and the officer shot him.

At that moment, Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Castile, started broadcasting the situation live on Facebook.

The shocking video picks up with the cop cussing and panicking while the woman is yelling at the police because they asked him to get his license.

The most horrifying part is the young daughter in the back crying while Philando is dying in the front seat.

We won’t post the video because it is truly tragic, and not a video you will be able to forget after watching.

Philando Castile was a lawful gun owner and he served food at a local school. He learned all 500 kids’ names and their food allergies, according to a co-worker.

Black Lives Matter is protesting the shooting of Philando and many are calling for the National Rifle Association to get involved.

The tragedy is multiplied by the Facebook Live video. People watched in horror as a man died and the police panicked.

Much like the Alton Sterling video in Louisiana, the public is seeing the violence first hand and it is sparking protests and shootings around this county.

In this case, the actual shooting was not caught on camera, and there is an investigation happening now on the officers who pulled over Castile.

What are you thoughts on the shooting death of Philando Catile?

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It has become customary to decorate one’s Facebook profile picture with a semi-transparent flag of a group or country that the world rallies behind.

When President Obama said gay marriage was legal, then all the profile pictures turned rainbow.

When the Paris attacks happened, we changed our profile picture to the French flag.

After the Brussels attack, we did it again. The Belgian flag was the trending image for our profiles.

Facebook made it easy, with a click of a button it was done, but not now. Not for us.

America offered the freedom for a creation like Facebook, and there is no respect back. Where is the flag Mr. Zuckerberg?

Is this yet another example of the liberal control of the media and the Internet, or are the people of Facebook too busy trying to decide what bathroom to use to care?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Kill Trump

A man with the Instagram name maine_musik decided to take a break from posting videos with him holding guns and rapping gangster lyrics to get involved in the political discussion.

Maine said he is going to kill Donald Trump if he goes after the food stamps that his children and mom use.

We have to take him seriously because he swears on his “dead pitbulls” buried in the back yard. Watch the video and decide if this is a serious threat.

The problem is that this was posted on Instagram over a week ago and it is still available on the site as the publishing of this article.

Instagram is owned by Mark Zuckerberg, who has been recently accused of censoring conservatives on Facebook. Clearly this is hate speech too, but since it is against Trump it is okay with Mark Zuckerberg.

The fact that he said that ISIS called him should be enough for the feds to look into this, but saying he is going to kill a presidential candidate and taking pictures with guns with 100 round clips should worry someone.

As of right now, maine_musik is still rapping on Instagram about killing people and shooting cops. Way to Zuckerberg.

What do you think should happen to maine_musik? Let us know in the comments.

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Glenn Beck

Facebook has been under fire from the right since it was released last week that several former employees claimed that the social media giant was restricting the visibility of conservative news to its users.

Facebook has denied the claim of discrimination and the company came up with a plan to ease the tensions. To make peace with the right, the Californian company invited 16 conservatives to meet Mark Zuckerberg and talk about what the two groups can do better.

Glenn Beck was one of the conservatives that Facebook invited, and in a response to Time Magazine, it shows that the tech/media company really made an impression.

Glenn said this when asked by Time:

“I thought it was great. I thought they were sincere. And as I was leaving, I thought: ‘What company has done that with conservatives?’ Especially a media company.

Right now Target is telling me that my wife or my daughter has to go into a bathroom where there might be a strange man, and I can either like it or shop someplace else. Here’s Facebook, a much larger global corporation, sitting down with conservatives and saying: ‘I think there’s a problem, and one of the problems is you don’t trust us, and we want to work with you to build that trust.’

I haven’t gotten a call from the Washington Post or Google or Twitter or The New York Times ever saying: ‘Let’s sit down with a group of you so we can understand what your thoughts and feelings are and where you’re headed and how we can help.’ I thought it was amazing.”

Glenn Beck was obviously impressed, as were the other conservative guests.

Is this going to mark a change in how the “liberal” media works with and communicates with conservatives and Republicans? Probably not, but it was good to see Facebook make an effort.

What do you think? Is Facebook biased against conservatives? Have you had any personal experiences where Facebook has censored you? Let us know in the comments.

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The news broke on the tech blog website Gizmodo that Facebook has been suppressing conservative topics, according to former Facebook employees.

As the plot thickens, the person in charge of the Trending Topics section on Facebook is a donor to Hillary Clinton. Tom Stocky, Facebook’s vice president of product management, has given the max allowed by an individual donor.

Why is this a big deal?

The person who is supposedly silencing conservatives at work is privately a huge Hillary supporter. That does create some hint of a motive and at least some major conflict.

Stocky says the allegations are false and went to Facebook to post a reply.

“My team is responsible for Trending Topics, and I want to address today’s reports alleging that Facebook contractors manipulated Trending Topics to suppress stories of interest to conservatives. We take these reports extremely seriously, and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true.”

Facebook is denying any wrongdoing, but this issue isn’t going away considering the amount of influences that Facebook carries. Facebook is one of the largest distributors of news in the world.

As this story develops, please check back with Liberty News Now or find the latest updates on our Facebook page.

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Everyone knows that the leaders of Facebook are big supporters of the Democratic Party and especially to President Obama. Now former employees are releasing some troubling news about the bias of the company as well.

Former workers have stated that they routinely suppressed news from conservative points of view from the “trending” news area on Facebook.

The news section is highly influential to a lot of Facebook users because it allows them to see what everyone is talking about.

The former coworkers said that they would remove positive content about Mitt Romney in 2012 even though it was trending among active users.

For candidates and politics, it is in important to be in the news cycle and be seen. In the case of Facebook they are limiting the influence that conservatives can have on the platform while spreading the progressive news the company believes in.

The bigger picture is to look at the platform and how many people use it. Over a billion people use Facebook daily and it’s a place where millions of Americans get their daily news. Sometimes it is the only source.

Now imagine if those people are only getting half of the political news. Imagine if all the videos that were shared on Facebook about Donald Trump, only the ones that make him look like a racist and a bigot are allowed to be trending. Do you think that would have an effect on the perception of Donald Trump?

Here lies the problem for America, where do we get our honest news? Where can we get the truth?

The IRS targeted conservatives and now Facebook is doing the same thing and there will be a major backlash. This isn’t the last you’ve heard about this topic. Just don’t go on Facebook for updates, check back here.


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