2019-02-05: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
Musician/activist Roger Waters is calling on people to act against the ongoing United States coup d'etat of the elected Venezuelan government by taking part in an 'emergency demonstration' in front of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) located in New York City Monday. | RELATED: | Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein | Waters sent out a tweet early Monday morning encouraging participation in a planned march in front of the U.N. building in order to s…
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Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-04
A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14294

Google Screenwise: An Unwise Trade of All Your Privacy for Cash
Sydney Li, Jason Kelley | commondreams.org | 2019-02-04
A new study detailed how Google tricks regular users into "opting in" to constant tracking with deceptive UX flows and default settings. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Netanyahu Launches His Own TV Channel to Bypass 'Fake News'
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-04
(MEMO) — Benjamin Netanyahu has launched his own TV channel to bypass mainstream media and ensure positive coverage ahead of the upcoming General Election. "Likud TV" was launched yesterday on the Israeli Prime Minister's official Facebook page and will air every evening at 19: 00 local time (17: 00 GMT) until the election on 9 April. Sporting the slogan "we're throwing …

Netanyahu Launches His Own TV Channel to Bypass 'Fake News'

Google Hired Gig Economy Workers to Improve Artificial Intelligence in Controversial Drone-Targeting Project
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-02-04
Millions of gig economy workers around the world now earn a living on so-called crowd worker websites — work that falls under the umbrella of crowdsourcing, or dividing up tasks into minuscule portions to spread over a large number of people. The sites pay as little as $1 an hour for individuals to perform short, repetitive tasks, such as identifying images seen in pictures and churning out product reviews. | Some of these crowd workers were unknowingly helping to build out the Pentagon's battlefield drone capability. | The work was done as part of a Defense Department initiative called Project Maven. Last…
theintercept.com/2019/02/04/google-ai-pr…

Polar Vortex Shows Incarcerated Workers Bear the Brunt of Extreme Weather
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-02-04
On January 28, an image of Cook County Jail prisoners shoveling snow went viral after it was posted on the La Villita community Facebook page and then shared by the Chicago Community Bond Fund. The city of Chicago was preparing for an arc…
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UK, Stand Firm against Data Demands in Death Penalty Cases
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-04
WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | After heated debate, the United Kingdom has just inched closer to adopting laws that would allow the United States to demand and obtain digital evidence — such as e-mails, texts, and chats — directly from companies that are storing it in…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/04/uk-stand-firm-ag…

No more buying likes from bots? NY AG declares fake social media engagement illegal
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-02
New York's attorney general has declared it's illegal to sell fake social media engagement in order to inflate one's online influence, ruling against one "fake like" merchant in a landmark decision in the battle against bots. | …
rt.com/usa/450382-fake-social-media-enga…

How the Green New Deal Became the Green New Deal
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-02-02
The signature effort that has become attached to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the "Green New Deal," was originally intended to go by a different name, she told The Intercept in a recent podcast interview. But as social media and news outlets covering the platform began coalescing around the term, which had long been used by the Green Party, Ocasio-Cortez ceded to the public, she said. | With more than 2.6 million followers on Twitter and more than 2.1 million on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez has a social media presence that s…
theintercept.com/2019/02/02/green-new-de…

AP & Snopes quit 'fact-checking' for Facebook as NewsGuard's blacklist model pushes ahead
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-02
Two of Facebook's US "fact-checkers" tasked with keeping fake news from proliferating have chosen to quit doing the job for the social media giant while issuing cryptic statements concerning their continuing relationship. | …
rt.com/usa/450380-snopes-ap-quit-factche…

Black Feminism and the Internet
Olivia Herken | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
In 'Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,' Feminista Jones chronicles how a political philosophy and social movement has grown online.
progressive.org/magazine/how-a-political…

Facebook's Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
While Facebook claims impartiality in its crackdown on "coordinated inauthentic behavior," the loyalties of the man charged with carrying out that mission. if his resume is any indication, are not with the users. | The post Facebook's Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher Tied to Neocon Think Tank appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/facebooks-troll-hunter…

ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-01
Screenshot from a 2013 video of Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) volunteering to undergo the standard operating procedures for force-feeding of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. | © 2013 The Guardian/YouTube | ICE officials are force-feeding six immigrant detainees who are on hunger strike in Texas, according to an investigation published by the Associated Press. | The AP reported indications that nearly 30 men — mostly from India an…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/01/ice-force-feedin…

Trump adviser John Bolton admits Venezuela coup is for oil
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
In an interview with Fox News, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted the US government was backing an illegal coup in Venezuela in order to control the South American nation's sizeable oil reserves. | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela," Bolton told Fox News on January 28. | In response, Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted: "Confession … @ AmbJohnBolton confirms that the COUP is about OIL.
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-adviser-john-bolton-admits-venezuela-coup-oil

Anti-LGBT Activist Explores Pedophilia Myth With Disgraced Far-Right Provocateur
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-01-24
An anti-LGBT, Catholic YouTube show interviewed far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man who spent time in the spotlight thanks to the election of Donald Trump but is now reported to be millions of dollars in debt. During the show he repeated the long-circulated lie about a link between pedophilia and homosexuality.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/25/anti-…

How Gab Has Raised Millions Thanks to This Crowdfunding Company
John Dougherty and Michael Edison Hayden | splcenter.org | 2019-01-23
Three months after a man radicalized on Gab.com killed 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the social media website that has become a hub for white nationalists and neo-Nazis remains financially viable thanks to an Obama-era law and an online crowdfunding broker, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/01/24/how-g…

Spring 2019 edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine examines menstrual equity movement in schools
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
When middle school teacher Kristin Heavner shared a photo on social media of a colorful makeup bag filled with disposable menstrual products, she had no idea how people would react.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/spring-201…

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