by | Nov 22, 2019

A “substantial security problem” and “tools for espionage” are not accusations one might normally expect to be leveled against a music-based social media app marketed to teenage girls. Yet these are just a few of the charges being made against…

by | Jul 8, 2019

If Lawrence Welk were with us today, after a performance of the Lennon Sisters on his show, he might introduce a commercial like this: “And now, from Menlo Park, the Facebook cryptofolks.” With customary arrogance and digital panache, Facebook Inc….

by | May 24, 2019

Just recently, Facebook banned all advertising accounts of Mediaworks, a large media publisher in Hungary with many non-political outlets in its portfolio. Lovers of sports, gastronomy, and lifestyle will see less of what they like in their feed — likely…

by | May 17, 2019

And there they go again. Facebook has censored Michelle Malkin — for protesting censorship. Meanwhile, as noted in this space just last week, Facebook has no problem with the pro-fascist and deliberately misnamed “Antifa” — the pro-fascist group that pretends…

by | May 15, 2019

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J. Wheatley In a recent essay published in the New York Times, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made a compelling case for…

by | May 7, 2019

The inevitable headlines went like this one at NPR: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Other ‘Dangerous’ Individuals The NPR version of this latest adventure in virtue signaling and censorship went like this: Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and…

by | Feb 1, 2019

Socialism is experiencing a wave of respectability. Trendiness, even. There are proposals for “Medicare for All” and increased taxation of the rich rising up to confiscatory levels. The later will almost certainly not generate enough revenue to pay for the…

by | Oct 25, 2018

I just got off the phone with the founder of Minds.com, Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a new social media hybrid site that promises to do what no other major platform has done: keep your information private. It also uses game…

by | Oct 24, 2018

The Justice Department announced charges against Russian social media manipulator Elena Khusyaynova on Friday. She is accused of conspiring to set up fake Facebook and Twitter accounts under names like “Bertha Malone,” “Rachell Edison,” and “wokeluisa” that posted “tens of thousands…

by | Oct 19, 2018

Tuesday morning when I sat down in front of my computer to begin the day, I noticed a window open on my browser indicating to me that I was in trouble from Facebook. “This post goes against our community standards,”…

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