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Title: Facebook and More Media Trump Lies
Source: The American Spectator
URL Source: https://spectator.org/facebook-media-trump-lies/
Published: Jun 10, 2021
Author: jeffrey lord
Post Date: 2021-06-10 19:55:58 by tankumo
Keywords: None
Views: 37
Comments: 4

Do they think Americans don’t listen? Or just that Americans across the fruited plain are stupid?

Listening to Facebook executive Nick Clegg explain Facebook’s decision to ban former President Donald Trump for two more years is like watching a real-life Pinocchio who is so used to not telling the truth that the size of his growing nose goes completely unnoticed.

The other day Clegg sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who knows a thing or two about spin. Clegg, a former British Liberal Democrat MP, blithely looked his American audience in the television eye and proceeded to dish out one blatant untruth after another.

The Washington Post, itself a purveyor of untruths, quoted him as saying this of Facebook’s “community standards”:

“I don’t think anybody wants a private company like Facebook to be vetting everything that people say on social media for its precise accuracy and then booting people off the platform if what they say is inaccurate,” Clegg said. “I don’t think they want Facebook to be a — a sort of truth police.”

Notice the bold print there? That is from the original Post story. This is the Post’s way of using Clegg’s quote to try to deflect criticism of Facebook as being exactly that in the matter of the Trump ban — the “truth police.”

But the hard fact remains that Facebook has set itself up as exactly that — the truth police. And the “truth” is quite obviously and oh- so-conveniently translated as whatever left-wing dogma says it is.

The biggest untruth out there is the “Really Big Lie” that there were no election irregularities in 2020. This particular lie is spun out over and over again by the media. Not................

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Facebook is a hub of sex trafficking
recruitment in the US, report says

By TIM DE CHANT

“The Internet has become the dominant tool traffickers use to recruit victims.

Facebook is the most commonly used social media platform for human sex trafficking recruitment in the US, according to a new report published by the Human Trafficking Institute.

Last year, 59 percent of victims in active cases who were recruited through social media were found through Facebook, the report states, with 41 percent of all recruitment taking place online.

“The Internet has become the dominant tool that traffickers use to recruit victims, and they often recruit them on a number of very common social networking websites,” Victor Boutros, CEO of the Human Trafficking Institute, told CBS News. “Facebook overwhelmingly is used by traffickers to recruit victims in active sex trafficking cases.”

The 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report draws its data from active federal criminal and civil human trafficking cases. Last year, there were 579 active prosecutions and 200 civil suits. Among criminal cases, there were 1,499 victims and 1,007 defendants, and 94 percent of criminal prosecutions were for sex trafficking—only 6 percent were for forced labor.

Women and girls were overwhelmingly targeted by sex traffickers, with 98 percent of criminal cases involving female victims. Most victims—91 percent—were from the US, and a majority were burdened with pre-existing vulnerabilities, chiefly substance dependency or having run away from home.

Facebook was the most common platform for child recruitment, with the report noting that “65% of child victims recruited on social media were recruited through Facebook.” Those findings run counter to trends in teen usage of Facebook. Though around 70 percent of American adults frequent the site, it’s no longer the favored platform among teens—only 51 percent used the network, while YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat took the top spots in a 2018 survey. Yet, the report says, “Despite Facebook’s reputation as a less popular platform among teenagers, it was a more common platform for recruiting child victims than adult victims in 2020 active sex trafficking cases.”

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Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   23:18:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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Facebook Post Misleads on Bipartisan
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By D'Angelo Gore

Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Gary Peters, as well as Republican Sens. Roy Blunt and Rob Portman, all have previously said that former President Donald Trump was at least partly responsible for the attack by a mob of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

However, that was not among the conclusions of the bipartisan staff report the four senators released on numerous “security, planning, and response failures” leading up to and on the day of the attack.

The 100-plus page report was the result of a months-long oversight investigation led by Klobuchar, Blunt, Peters and Portman, who are the respective chairpersons and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

In addition to identifying widespread failures that preceded and occurred during the assault on Congress earlier this year, the report also included dozens of recommendations for the Capitol Police, the Department of Defense and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies to address the security lapses so that similar acts do not happen in the future.

What the report did not do — as a June 8 Facebook post from Occupy Democrats may lead readers to believe — is assign blame to Trump.

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Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   23:25:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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Facebook acknowledges politicians can harm,
but won’t let them be fact-checked


By: Harrison Mantas

Last week’s announcement by Facebook that it would keep former U.S. President Donald Trump off the platform for another two years also included a few tweaks to the way the platform moderates speech by political leaders. It laid out a more concrete explanation of how it would punish political leaders who violate platform policies during “times of civil unrest and ongoing violence,” and promised to speed up its review of potentially violating content during these designated periods.

Missing from the announcement was any change to the exemption that bars its Third-Party Fact-Checking partners to fact-check the posts of political leaders. (Full Disclosure: Facebook requires its fact-checking partners to be verified signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles).

Facebook has long argued that political leaders are some of the most scrutinized figures in society, and reasoned that they should be exempt from fact-checking so as to not limit their speech and deprive citizens of hearing from their elected officials. However, Facebook acknowledged in its statement that “public figures often have broad influence across our platform and may therefore pose a greater risk of harm when they violate our Community Standards or Community Guidelines.”

Fact-checkers and researchers have cited this harm in the past as an argument for why Facebook should remove its fact-checking exemption for politicians. In fact, we talked about this in the Factually edition that followed the Oversight Board’s decision in early May.

Responding to reports about this most recent announcement, Gordon Farrer, chief academic investigator for the Australian outlet RMIT ABC Fact Check, argued the ban should be lifted to help improve the public discourse.

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Gatlin  posted on  2021-06-10   23:31:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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That's terrible, they should initiate an investigation.

tankumo  posted on  2021-06-11   0:53:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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