by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:
Leftist Slate reporter April Glaser said Friday on Twitter that after she wrote to Google complaining that the top search results on YouTube for abortion were anti-abortion videos she deemed “dangerous misinformation” they “changed the results.”
“Search for ‘abortion’ on YouTube last week and the top results were a horrifying mix of gore and dangerous misinformation,” Glaser wrote. “YouTube changed the results after I asked.”
2019: The Year Of Reckoning For Big Tech As State Legislation Proposes $75,000 Fine Per Censored Item For Platforms With 75 Million-Plus Users
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
As Facebook goes into damage control mode after a New York Times investigation revealed that on top of all the data breaches and scandals that have plagued the company over the last year, they also allowed companies such as Netflix and Spotify access to users’ private messages, we note reports that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook lost $19 billion from their 2018 stock slide, as users rate Facebook as the company least trusted with their personal data.
by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
So Zucker****er appears to be a perjurer, which means he’s now an accused felon.
He lied to Congress, specifically, telling them repeatedly in testimony that you own your data and have complete control over who it is shared with.
That was a lie.
by Ethan Huff, via DC Clothesline:
(Natural News) Trouble continues to brew for Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook after a slew of company “fact checkers” recently came forward to say that they’re no longer going to function as minions of propaganda to censor truth on the global social media platform.
According to reports, these individuals were under the impression that their job was to identify actual fake news in order to flag it for removal from Facebook. But what they came to realize is that they were merely being used by Zuckerberg and his deep state cronies to remove truthful information from the platform that contradicts the official narrative.
by Nicholas West, Activist Post:
Artificial intelligence is not in full control just yet. Lurking behind the algorithms contained in Amazon’s smart home tech device, Alexa, are humans capable of making mistakes. One user in Germany found out the hard way according to a new report by Reuters.
The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported.
Amazon has attempted to reassure Alexa users that this was an isolated case of human error, but it clearly exposes how easy it is for anyone in the company, or hackers, to obtain anything ever recorded from within private homes and businesses. According to the report, it also took some time for Amazon to address the situation.
by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
Only because a citizen filmed his crimes was an officer held accountable for kicking a teen in the face who was handcuffed on the ground.
Franklin Township, OH — As TFTP reported in May, a vigilant citizen with a cellphone captured video of the ridiculously excessive force by police on 18-year-old kid who ran from them. In spite of teen being handcuffed, face-down on the ground, with another officer on top of him, a Franklin Township police officer is seen punting his face like a football. This week, in a rare move, the officer was actually found guilty for his crimes.
by Jack Burns, via Activist Post:
Muskogee County residents, whose school-aged children accrue four absences over a four-week period of time, get a ticket from police and have to see a judge. The citation, if not signed, also leads to the detainment and potential arrest of their children. In police accountability circles, the truancy to incarceration system is known as the “school to prison pipeline.” One mother, whose son was arrested, placed in handcuffs, and taken to the same building which houses the county jail, is speaking out.
Stephanie, who chose not to use her last name while being interviewed with WMBF reporters, fully accepted the blame for her son not attending school as frequently as he should have.
by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:
- The Facts:The popular social media platform Pinterest, has deleted another account. This time, they deleted one of the most respected health organizations in existence, Green Med Info.
- Reflect On:Why does simply questioning Big Pharma of our modern day health practices get banned? Why are powerful entities allowed to silence freedom of speech and completely ridicule a narrative that’s backed by tremendous amounts of research?
Green Med Info is a health and wellness organization that utilizes numerous doctors, scientists, and peer-reviewed publications from all over the world and has been online since 2008. On December 13th, GMI was been banned from Pinterest. The reason? GMI apparently violated their misinformation policy. Pinterest sent a message to GMI explaining the ban stating that the policy includes “things like promotion of false cures for terminal or chronic illnesses, and anti-vaccination advice.”
German news magazine Der Spiegel has admitted that one of its top reporters has faked stories for several years.
Award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had “made up stories and invented protagonists” in approximately 14 out of 60 articles which appeared both in print and online editions. He had worked for Der Spiegel for seven years, winning numerous awards for his investigative journalism – including CNN’s Journalist of the Year award in 2014, according to the Guardian.
Relotius, 33, tendered his resignation after admitting to the fraud.
SCARILY ACCURATE NVIDIA AI ALGORITHM TECHNOLOGY NOW ABLE TO GENERATE SYNTHESIZED HUMAN FACES THAT LOOK 100% REAL
by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
According to NVIDIA, its GAN is built around a concept called “style transfer”. Rather than trying to copy and paste elements of different faces into a frankenperson, the system analyzes three basic styles — coarse, middle, and fine styles — and merges them transparently into something completely new. NVIDIA’s system is not only capable of generating completely new synthetic faces, but it can also seamlessly modify specific features of real people, like age, the hair or skin colors of any person.
Believe it or not, all these faces are fake. They have been synthesized by NVIDIA’s new AI algorithm, a generative adversarial network capable of automagically creating humans, cats, and even cars.
by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:
Following last week’s report on Patreon-funded violent extremism, another group of violent extremists has been discovered on the platform. Dubbed the “Red Guards of Austin,” the group calls for armed conflict inside the United States.
The Red Guards of Austin’s Patreon account was discovered by Far Left Watch, an anti-extremist monitoring organization that has been tracking the group’s activities.
Images collected by Far Left Watch also show members of the group posing with firearms, burning effigies of President Trump, and wearing hammer-and-sickle face masks.