Erasebook Updates

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Social Network Parler is Trashing Zuckerberg for 2020 Election 'Information Blackout'
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  • Source: Newsweek
  • 09/23/2020

A niche social network favored by right wing personalities and conservatives has accused Facebook of aiding a 2020 election "information blackout."

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The Parler Pledge

The Daily Coin and Gospel News Network both will be set up on Parler and Rumble.

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The Parler Pledge
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  • Source: Erasebook
  • 09/23/2020

This election season, Parler is the home for uncensored, real-time election coverage.

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Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World

How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine democracy?

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Parler CEO Comments on Facebook’s Censorship of Tucker Carlson
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  • Source: Erasebook
  • 09/17/2020

Parler CEO John Matze condemns Facebook for censoring video from Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson.

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Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras
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  • Source: Bloomberg
  • 09/18/2020

Facebook Inc. is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras.

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Parler Criticizes Facebook’s New Climate Change Information Center
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  • Source: Erasebook
  • 09/16/2020

Parler is criticizing Facebook’s launch of a “Climate Change Information Center” in user feeds, a move intended to provide what the publisher deems to be “factual resources from the world’s leading climate organizations and actionable steps people can take in their everyday lives to combat climate change.” 

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There's Some "Hate Speech" for You
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  • Source: Reason
  • 09/16/2020

A reader passes along this item, which led to his account being locked (for 30 days, apparently) on "hate speech" grounds by Facebook (I've redacted his name below):

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Facebook and Instagram Flag Tucker Carlson Virus Posts

The social media platforms warn viewers that the Fox News host’s interview with a Chinese virologist contained “false information” about Covid-19.

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Parler Celebrates Federal Court Ruling that Pennsylvania Shutdown Orders are Unconstitutional
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  • Source: Erasebook
  • 09/15/2020

Parler joins those cheering yesterday’s federal court ruling in County of Butler v. Wolf, in which Judge William S. Stickman IV, in the words of The Volokh Conspiracy’s Eugene Volokh, “broadly struck down” as unconstitutional, Pennsylvania’s shutdown orders—including the state’s limits on nonreligious gatherings (“25 persons for indoor gatherings and 250 persons for outdoor gatherings”).

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Facebook And FBI Wage Infowar On West Coast Wildfire Arson "Conspiracy Theories"

A top Facebook official tweeted Saturday it would delete posts alleging leftist organizations started wildfires in Oregon and other Western states after the FBI said arson reports are "conspiracy theories," reported RT News.

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Apps are tracking WhatsApp users' online activity, including whom they're likely talking to and when they're sleeping

The user data that the Facebook-owned messaging app [WhatsApp] shares publicly is allowing dozens of outside apps to track aspects of WhatsApp users' online activity — including whom they're likely talking to, when they're sleeping, and when they're using their devices. 

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Facebook wants to know how it's shaping the 2020 elections — researchers say it's looking too late and in the wrong places

Facebook is finally researching how social media impacts elections - but won’t have results until 2021. This is not the first time they have drug their feet.

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“Video Unavailable”: Social Media Platforms Remove Evidence of War Crimes

In recent years, social media platforms have been taking down online content more often and more quickly.

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Is Facebook Evil? Just listen to the experts.
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  • Source: Erasebook
  • 09/09/2020

Facebook claims to be altruistic, a technological Philosopher King acting in our best interest, connecting us with others and enriching our lives.

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