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Facebook, Instagram ban far-right Proud Boys and founder

Facebook, Instagram ban far-right Proud Boys and founder

The far-right Proud Boys and their founder, Gavin McInnes, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram because of policies against hate groups, the company announced McInnes criticized the ban in an email Wednesday, saying it was a way to drum up “hysteria” prior to the midterm elections next week “The left knows they are going to lose this election so they are ramping up the hysteria with fake news and censorship in a last ditch effort to win,” he said…

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Will Smith – Playing Young in “Gemini Man” and Getting Fearless on Social Media | The Daily Show

Will Smith – Playing Young in “Gemini Man” and Getting Fearless on Social Media | The Daily Show

Welcome back to the show, my friend. Man, I am so happy to be here. Good to see you. You look happy. -Yes. -I mean, you-you always look happy. But I’m honestly gonna say, you look happy. Yes. This-this, uh… this last year has probably been the best year of my adult life. What-what does– What– When-when people say that, th-they normally mean, like, “Oh, I– Like, I got a raise” -or “I got a…” But you are Will Smith….

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Twitter Is Garbage, Run by Fascists (Jack Dorsey & Vijaya Gadde)

Twitter Is Garbage, Run by Fascists (Jack Dorsey & Vijaya Gadde)

I am officially done with Twitter. But since Twitter has been defending itself in recent months against complaints that the platform is seriously biased and corrupt, I wanted to make one more video about this, because the exchange I had with Twitter after my video yesterday provides yet another example of how the major social media platforms have become tyrannies. So, to recap: Yesterday, I got this message from Twitter. We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features. What happened?…

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Fascism and conspiracy theories: The symptoms of broken communication | John Cameron Mitchell

Fascism and conspiracy theories: The symptoms of broken communication | John Cameron Mitchell

There is danger in the incompleteness of digital communication. It’s not enough bandwidth to really feel. You know, I have — even right now, I’m looking at your face, which is superimposed onto a camera in the Interrotron, invented by Errol Morris. And that’s how he got people to talk to the camera honestly. But we don’t have those on our phones and computers yet. The camera is on top of the screen in a phone and a computer, so…

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Arundhati Roy on the Rise of Fascism & Trump’s Embrace of India’s “Robber Barons”

Arundhati Roy on the Rise of Fascism & Trump’s Embrace of India’s “Robber Barons”

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh, with Part 2 of our discussion with Arundhati Roy, whose book, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, her second novel, has just come out in paperback. NERMEEN SHAIKH: In Part 1 of our discussion, we talked about Arundhati Roy’s new book, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. But now I want to turn to President Trump’s business partnerships in India. A recent investigation in…

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Video of Trump Murdering Media Played At Right-Wing Event

Video of Trump Murdering Media Played At Right-Wing Event

>>At a Trump event over the weekend, a video that was apparently produced last year was played on a projector for the Trump fans, this is at a Trump property. And it shows Donald Trump viciously murdering all of his opponents effectively. You can see, Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the church of fake news. So he goes in to this church and begins killing the people in the church. Again, this…

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How one tweet can ruin your life | Jon Ronson

How one tweet can ruin your life | Jon Ronson

In the early days of Twitter, it was like a place of radical de-shaming. People would admit shameful secrets about themselves, and other people would say, “Oh my God, I’m exactly the same.” Voiceless people realized that they had a voice, and it was powerful and eloquent. If a newspaper ran some racist or homophobic column, we realized we could do something about it. We could get them. We could hit them with a weapon that we understood but they…

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