Thursday , June 17 2021
Home / Tag Archives: Twitter

Tag Archives: Twitter

Ninos Malek on the Ins and Outs of Free Speech

Ninos P. Malek is a Lecturer in the Economics department at San Jose State University and a Professor of Economics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. He earned his Ph.D. at George Mason University. He sent the following to me and gave me permission to run it. Some conservatives, notably Tucker Carlson and Dennis Prager, complain that big “tech monopolies” are squashing conservative ideas. They claim that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are enemies of free...

Read More »

Fun on Friday: My Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

I have a love-hate relationship with social media.On the one hand, I now have a number of really close friends that I would have never met without Facebook. I’m talking people I connected with on the social media platform and now hang out with in real life. It’s pretty amazing to be able to interact with like-minded people across the US, and even around the world.On the other hand, social media is a daily reminder that there are millions of people out there that I don’t want to know. Not...

Read More »

More Bad News for Bitcoin: Twitter Bans Most Cryptocurrency Advertising

Twitter has announced a ban on cryptocurrency ads.The social media company’s announcement is more bad news in what has turned into several bad months for cryptocurrencies. After a meteoric rise that sent Bitcoin above $20,000, the crypto has fallen back to earth. Bitcoin is currently trading below $8,000 and according to a CCN report, the broader cryptocurrency market cap is at risk of descending below the $300 billion mark.Bitcoin’s sudden rise to prominence late last year thrust...

Read More »

Vanity Fair Editors Relentlessly Attacked Over “Don’t-Run-Again-Hillary” Satirical Video

It appears the McResistance is on the warpath once again, and this time they're going after Vanity Fair, which to the surprise of many published a satirical video about Hillary Clinton's future prospects in the days just before Christmas with the caption, "Maybe it's time for Hillary Clinton to take up a new hobby in 2018" as part of a broader series on New Year's resolutions.  "Take up a new hobby in the new year," suggested Vanity Fair writer Maya...

Read More »

Assange’s Twitter Account Mysteriously Deleted, Reappears Hours Later Under Strange Circumstances

Update 2: in another odd twist, on Monday morning, the US Navy's official Twitter account posted just these words in quotes "Julian Assange" which it then quickly deleted. Wikileaks captured a screenshot of the tweet as shown below: Here a screenshot of the deleted @USNavy Christmas tweet about @JulianAssange. Note the use of quotation marks.https://t.co/Asfw6cH6C7 pic.twitter.com/7Gg6mVOoCx — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 25, 2017 Shortly after, when the tweet was publicized, the account...

Read More »

Ben Garrison’s 12 Days Of Trumpmas

Authored by Ben Garrison via GrrrrGraphics.com, ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the White HouseTrump’s words were stirring; Obama felt like a mouse. A populist president with a broom that swept clean,Trump accomplished much in 2017. Yet out past the lawn there arose such a clatter,Pussy Hatters were yelling along with Black Lives Matter. The Deep State pushed back—the Swamp became bitter,They always get triggered when Trump is on Twitter. Fake News Media compared Trump with...

Read More »

US Ambassador Calls Own 2015 Statement “Fake News”; Things Then Rapidly Go South

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, is not off to a good start following an international embarrassment on Dutch TV in which he smugly denied every saying there are no-go zones in the Netherlands - calling the suggestion "fake news."  Ambassador Pete Hoekstra Hoekstra - former congressman (R-MI) and chair of the House Intelligence Committee for two years, was asked by Dutch journalist Wouter Zwart of news program Nieuwsuur about comments he made in 2015:  Zwart:...

Read More »

Social Media Platforms Need To Be Regulated! NYU Prof Sees “Dangerous Issues For Society”

Authored by Vasant Dhar, NYU Sterm Professor, op-ed via CNBC, Unregulated social media platforms pose significant societal risks. That's what we found out after the 2016 election, when it became clear that social media had been used for political mass manipulation in the world's oldest democracy. We should not be surprised. Despite a large scale scientific study conducted by Facebook in 2012 demonstrating that users' moods could be manipulated via messages fed to them, it continued to...

Read More »

From Camo To ‘Lucky Charms’ – Tucker Carlson’s Hilarious List Of 100 “Racist” Things

Authored by Amber Athey via The Daily Caller, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tweeted out Friday a hilarious list of 100 things people have deemed “racist” this year, and some of the entries are just unbelievable. The Daily Caller founder geared up for the list by telling his followers that “we live in revolutionary times” and that some “wild things” happened in the past year. We live in revolutionary times. Wild things happened in 2017, and they’ll keep happening next year. In these dangerous...

Read More »

Saudi Government Wants $6 Billion For al-Waleed’s Freedom

In case you were wondering what the going-rate was for one of the world's richest men's freedom... it's $6 billion... in unencumbered cash (not Bitcoin). That is the price that Saudi authorities are demanding from Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal to free him from detention. The 62-year-old prince was one of the dozens of royals, government officials and businesspeople rounded up early last month in a wave of arrests the Saudi government billed as the first volley in Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Read More »