OpEd: If you have been following our work, you know that we are not fans of Facebook. They took nearly $300,000 from our company to run ads to get more followers for our pages (ie distribution for our content) and then once they had the money, the took 90% or so of our reach away, using bogus excuses for their apparent fraud.
Now it seems that Facebook, the company, has decided to tank facebook.com after learning that their efforts to use to it to help the left and crush the right were not working. If I were a mole inside Facebook, I could not do a better job making moves to bankrupt the company by sabotaging it’s flagship site.
a while back Facebook bought Instagram, yes INSTAGRAM IS FACEBOOK. So all of you fleeing Facebook censorship and, in my view, fraud, by moving to IG are just setting yourself up for the same attack come election time. But … that’s none of my business.
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Now the Associated Press is reporting:
” … a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names.
The social networking company appears to have made little progress on the issue in the four months since The Associated Press detailed how pages that Facebook auto-generates for businesses are aiding Middle East extremists and white supremacists in the United States.”
All the while deplatforming 90% or so of Trump’s grassroots supporters who operated large Facebook Pages and even going to far as to remove a page called “Right Stuff” with 500,000 Trump supporting, conservative fans. When asked why the Page was deleted, Facebook linked the owner to Facebook’s policies on removing terrorist content. Yes, you read that right, while Facebook allegedly auto genertates pages for radical Islamic terror groups, they are removing conservative pages run by verified Americans who are espousing conservative opinions and defending the President of the United States, For being potential terrorists causing “real world harm.” The page owner has had their identity verified by Facebook, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on FB’s ad platfrom and is clearly not a terrorist. According to these new allegations, perhaps the Page owner would have had more help and support from Facebook has he been an actual terrorist instead of a Trump supporter.
The famous Patriot and former Secret Service Employee, Dan Bongino reported: “Facebook has found itself at the center of many controversies, whether it be censorship of conservatives or violation of privacy rights to name a few. A whistleblower has come forward to reveal what may be the worst act yet. The Associated Press reports that while Facebook:
Likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment took by producing dozens of pages in their names.
Bongino: This report comes only four months since The Associated Press “detailed how pages that Facebook auto-generates for businesses are aiding Middle East extremists and white supremacists in the United States.”
Clearly no improvements have been made. Updated information comes from a complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission that the National Whistleblower Center plans to file this week.
The filed complaint detailed:
200 auto-generated pages – some for business, others for schools or other categories – that directly reference the Islamic State group and dozens more representing al-Qaida and other known groups. One page listed as a ‘political ideology’ is titled ‘I love Islamic State. It features an IS logo inside the outlines of Facebook’s famous thumbs-up icon.
How does the auto-generated mess work? According to the Associated Press, “Facebook has a number of functions that auto-generate pages from content posted by users.” One of the functions that is meant to help businesses and business networking is scrutinized in the FEC complaint: “It scrapes employment information from users’ pages to create pages for businesses.” However, “In this case, it may be helping the extremist groups because it allows users to like the pages, potentially providing a list of sympathizers for recruiters.”
One specific auto-generated page uncovered was for the September 11th hijacker Mohammed Atta. The page displayed his photograph and lists his work as “Al Qaidah” and education as “University Master Bin Laden” and “School Terrorist Afghanistan.”
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