2019-02-07: Social Media Postees

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

Offended journalist makes Twitter suspend user over 'learn to code' career advice
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
With all of the trolling and abuse that happens daily online, Twitter has revealed some odd priorities when policing its platform, suspending users who jokingly advise jobless journalists that they should "learn to code" instead. | …
rt.com/usa/450849-twitter-journalists-le…

Problems With Facebook
Social Media Analysis | indybay.org | 2019-02-07
Facebook helps the government promote war and destabilization, violates client privacy, censors posts and fails to notify users when it does so, protects corporations over consumer activists etc.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/07/1882101…

Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-07
Google, Amazon, Facebook, among others, have developed ecommerce rules that would benefit them and, with the help of the US government, hope to have them adopted by the World Trade Organization. CEPR's Deborah James discusses the implications | The post Global Tech Companies Renew Push for Control Over All Data appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/global-tech-comp…

Former NYT editor who wrote book about journalism 'revolution' accused of plagiarism
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-07
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has been relentlessly roasted by social media, after evidence emerged that she plagiarized material for her new book. Abramson says she will "review" the passages in question. | …
rt.com/usa/450862-jill-abramson-plagaris…

Student climate strike: 'It's our future'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-07
After the successful School Strike 4 Climate Action last November 30, where more than 15,000 students walked out of school, organisers have called another strike for March 15 as part of a Global Day of Action — and they are asking others to join in. | Richard Lane and Maureen Murphy spoke to Year 9 student Lilly Murphy, who has been involved in the School Strike 4 Climate Action, about the climate strike movement. | *** | How did you get involved with the Student Strike 4 Climate Action? | A few of my school friends knew about it due to social media. There were also a few signs around school. | One of them…
greenleft.org.au/content/student-climate-strike-its-our-future

What Labor Activists Can Learn From the Seattle General Strike
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-06
In 1919, 35,000 shipyard workers brought a city to a standstill. Their protest holds lessons for teachers, Google employees and more. | The post What Labor Activists Can Learn From the Seattle General Strike appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Venezuela Seizes US Weapons Destined for Coup Plotters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Venezuelan authorities seized a bunch of U.S-made weapons during an operation in the Aducarga storage yard at the Arturo Michelena International Airport, in the state of Valencia. | RELATED: | Labour Party Rejects EU's Recognition of Guaido, Meddling in Venezuela's Affairs | The Deputy Minister of Prevention and Citizen Security of Venezuela, Endes Palencia wrote on Twitter that the arms came from Miami. | During the operation, members of Command of Area 41 of t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Seizes…

An Open Letter to Rep. Pramila Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All
Isabel Ostrer, Chris Cai, and Ana Malinow | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Rep. Pramila Jayapal introducing the new Medicare for All Caucus during a Capitol Hill press conference in July of 2018. (Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Twitter erupts after 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan accounts are deleted
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-02-06
A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/06/twitter-erupts-a…

Trump's Long, Weird, Divisive State of the Union
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Wearing suffragette white in solidarity, Democratic women of the 116th Congress listen to the State of the Union Address, February 5, 2019. In his remarks the President stated, "we have more women in the workforce than ever before." According to the Labor Department, women's labor force participation was higher in 2012, and peaked in 2000. (Photo: Youtube Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders Highlights American Struggles in Fierce SOTU Response
Natasha Hakimi Zapata | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Bernie Sanders quickly delved into all the things Trump got wrong about the economy, infrastructure, health care, immigration and more in his own response delivered online. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Facebook's Troll Hunter in Chief Nathaniel Gleicher tied to Neocon think tank
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-06
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. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/06/facebooks-troll-…

WhatsApp Warns Indian Political Parties Against Abuse of Media
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
India's political parties have been abusing Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp ahead of the country's general election and the company has warned them not to do so, a senior executive said Wednesday. | RELATED: | India: High Unemployment Report Withheld, a 'National Disaster' | WhatsApp declined to name the parties or give the exact nature of the alleged misuse, but there is mounting concern in India that party workers could abuse the platform by using automated too…
telesurenglish.net/news/WhatsApp-Warns-I…

MAGA teen gearing up to sue dozens of media outlets, celebrities in 'landmark' libel case
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
More than 50 media outlets, celebrities and public figures could be targeted in a libel suit aiming to vindicate a MAGA-hat-wearing teen who was savaged by social media after he faced off with a Native American activist. | …
rt.com/usa/450806-sandmann-maga-lawsuit-…

Democrats drool over Nancy Pelosi's 'f**k you' clap during Trump's State of the Union speech
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
The State of the Union address was supposed to showcase Donald Trump's statesmanship but, according to social media, the real star of the show was Nancy Pelosi, whose sarcastic antics made her the night's MVP #resistor. | …
rt.com/usa/450764-pelosi-clap-papers-tru…

Green Bay, WI protests after DA refuses to charge killer cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-05
Green Bay, WI – After months of waiting for a decision, on February 1, the family, friends and supporters of Jonathon Tubby heard District Attorney David Lasees' refusal to charge Officer Erik O'Brien. His decision has left many with questions, anger and confusion — not the answers they had sought. | Tubby, a member of the Oneida Nation, was known as a warm, funny person who cared deeply for his friends and family. In pictures shared on his Facebook and other social media pages, his smile is the first thing that catches one's eye. | On the evening of October 19, Tubby was taken to the Brown County…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/5/green-bay…

Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-05
Shady anonymous actors are waging an information war manipulating social media with automated posts in an apparent attempt to manufacture a faux consensus for regime change in Venezuela. | The post Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents appeared first on MintPress News.
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" God chose Trump, and Trump chose Venezuela!"
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-05
US President Donald Trump, who has left multiple countries in a state nervous suspense from the first day of his presidency, continues to threaten the world community like some kind of petty Mafioso, this time setting the crosshair on Venezuela. Like president, like press secretary While Trump continues to tweet scattered threats to people across […] | The post " God chose Trump, and Trump chose Venezuela!" appeared first on United World International.
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Hundreds of Teachers Protest Proposed Budget Cuts in Baltimore County
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-05
Baltimore County public school teachers will rally at a Baltimore County Board of Education meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 5 to protest austerity measures, including budget and staff cutbacks. | The Real News will be covering events live on Twitter and the District will livestream the meeting, which begins at 6: 30. | Teacher protests have swept the nation over the past year–most recently in Virginia, where teachers staged a one-day walkout, and Los Angeles, where teachers won pay raises and class size…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-county…

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

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…

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…

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…

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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