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Elon Musk terminates deal with Twitter

Elon Musk terminates deal with Twitter

Elon Musk Terminates Deal To Buy Twitter; Board To Pursue Legal Action Update (1800ET): Twitter’s Board of Directors said on Friday that they intend to close the transaction with Musk at $54.20 per share, and that they plan to pursue legal action to enforce the agreement, Twitter chairman of the board Bret Taylor tweeted following the news, adding that the board is “confident it will prevail in Delaware Court of Cancery.” The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on…

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Jacinda Adern in America

Jacinda Adern in America

New Zealand PM Demands Censorship of Americans and Repeal of Second Amendment New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on Big Tech companies to censor Americans and has urged the Biden administration to repeal the Second Amendment. During an address to Harvard University graduates, Arden took advantage of the Uvalde mass shooting and called for the government to ban “military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles” and impose online censorship. “We knew we needed significant gun reform, and so that is what…

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The end of democracy: how the government spies on its own citizens

The end of democracy: how the government spies on its own citizens

Government hires firm to monitor New Zealanders’ social media to inform Covid-19 response Stuff, 1 May, 2022   A company commissioned by the government has been monitoring social media comments about the Covid-19 response for almost two years, reporting back every four days. Documents released to RNZ show Annalect surveilled public comments on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other sites, about current topics like ‘Covid response’, ‘virus’, ‘vaccine rollout’, ‘economy’, ‘business and consumers’, ‘contact tracing’ and ‘team of five million’, posted by…

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On Elon Musk, Twitter and Artificial Intelligence

On Elon Musk, Twitter and Artificial Intelligence

This is a fascinating article on Elon Musk and Twitter wars from Whatdoesitmean.com which is an eccentric website that continues many useful resources and links. I do not read it necessarily for its conclusions. Barely Noticed “17 Acre War” Upends Entire World  “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the…

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Facebook rebrands itself

Facebook rebrands itself

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announces company is rebranding as ‘Meta’ Facebook employees unveil a new logo and the name ‘Meta’ on a sign at the company’s headquarters, October 28, 2021, California, US © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP Facebook has announced that, going forward, it will be known as Meta. Beset by numerous scandals in recent weeks, the firm is aiming to transition to become “a metaverse company” rather than a social media firm. Mired in numerous antitrust probes, battling investigations in multiple…

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Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram ALL down in major worldwide outage

Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram ALL down in major worldwide outage

Facebook Is Alive, DNS Issues Being Resolved After Six Hours Of Darkness Update (1905ET): Today’s Facebook whistleblower debacle and global outage cost CEO Mark Zuckerberg $6 billion of his net worth.  * * *  Update (1829 ET): After six hours offline, the estimated global economic impact of the internet disruption for Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger comes out to nearly $1 billion.  The NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST) estimated the outage had a total economic impact of a whopping $968 million…

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Jacinda Adern’s PR disaster on Facebook

Jacinda Adern’s PR disaster on Facebook

Vaccine injured and friends and family attack NZ Prime Minister Monday 27 September 2021, 10:20AM By Ministry for Families The New Zealand Prime Minister’s facebook page is still reeling from a PR (public relations) nightmare, after a post that encouraged the public to talk about vaccine side effects exploded. On Saturday 25 September the NZ testimonials facebook page, which allowed members to report vaccine injuries direcly and had over 17,000 members, was shut down. The following day, Jacinda Ardern addressed the elephant…

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Big Pharma Allies Unite to Silence Covid Vaccine Critics on Social Media

Big Pharma Allies Unite to Silence Covid Vaccine Critics on Social Media

I think that they are upping the ante everywhere because they may be losing the public relations war. Today on TruNews, Edward Szall and the team share with the audience the accusation by President Joe Biden that those individuals who choose to remain unvaccinated are killing people. The US administration endorses the finding of the UK’s Center for Countering Hate, targeting twelve individuals at the Disinformation Dozen, that should be banned from all media platforms. Rick makes a challenge to…

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Facebook Now Sending Warnings to Some Users About Potentially ‘Extremist’ Friends

Facebook Now Sending Warnings to Some Users About Potentially ‘Extremist’ Friends

Epoch Times, 1 July, 2021   Some Facebook users have recently reported being sent warning messages from the social media giant relating to “extremists” or “extremist content.” “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” one message reads. “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook. Others in your situation have received confidential support.” The message also provides a button to “Get Support,” which leads to another Facebook page about extremism. Redstate editor Kira Davis, who said was sent a…

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“Fact-Checking” Takes Another Beating

“Fact-Checking” Takes Another Beating

Fact-checkers are great, but the media business keeps trying to solve its credibility problem by misrepresenting what they do Matt Taibbi The soul of rectitude testifies in the Senate https://taibbi.substack.com/p/fact-checking-takes-another-beating The news business just can’t stop clowning itself. The latest indignity is an international fact-checking debacle originating, of all places, at a “festival of fact-checking.” The Poynter Institute is perhaps the most respected think tank in our business, an organization seeking to “fortify journalism’s role in a free society,” among…

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