Image of A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
In another indication that Back Mirror isn't just a sci-fi anthology series and instead a glimpse into our actual future, China is extending its "social credit" system to block accused wrongdoers from traveling on trains and planes.The social credit program has been around since 2014, and has been steadily expanding. According to Wired:    In 2014, the State Council, China’s governi... [Read More]
Image of China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system  --  here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system -- here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.”The “social credit system,” first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” according to a government document.The program is due to be fully operational by 2... [Read More]
Image of UK proposes 6 YEAR prison sentence for criticising Islam online | Political UK
UK proposes 6 YEAR prison sentence for criticising Islam online | Political UK
Proposals by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales have caused controversy over increased punishments if you are perceived to have targetted a ‘protected’ group.If you were to criticise someone based on their ‘race; sex; disability; age; sexual orientation; religion or belief; pregnancy and maternity; and gender reassignment’ you could face jail time.The proposals, which can be viewed in fu... [Read More]
Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’ | South China Morning Post
Tencent’s stricter controls over underage gamers come amid Beijing’s call to protect children’s health, with the government blaming the country’s widespread myopia on the playing of video games.Tencent Holdings, the world’s top-grossing games publisher, will use facial recognition technology to detect minors amid tighter scrutiny by the Chinese government over concerns excessive video gaming is hu... [Read More]
Image of Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service  |  TechCrunch
Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service | TechCrunch
Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network.“This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion tha... [Read More]
Image of Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption - The New York Times
Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption - The New York Times
HONG KONG — A Chinese billionaire living in virtual exile in New York, Guo Wengui has riled China’s leaders with his sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials.On Saturday, his tales proved too much for one of his favorite platforms for broadcasting those accusations: Facebook.The social media network said it had blocked a profile under Mr. ... [Read More]
Image of Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China
Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China
Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China.The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and forcing internet companies to weaken security so that intelligence agencies can read their me... [Read More]
Image of Tech industry trying to censor Gab.ai to shut down free speech and control the narrative – NaturalNews.com
Tech industry trying to censor Gab.ai to shut down free speech and control the narrative – NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) Twitter alternative Gab is facing censorship from the tech industry on two fronts. Twitter apparently no longer allows sharing between the two social media platforms, while Apple rejected the GAB IOS app on the grounds that it includes user-posted pornographic content.GAB CEO Andrew Torba, a.k.a. the GabFather, is appealing this decision.“The double standards of Silicon Valley are o... [Read More]
Image of News Corp chief: Orwellian algorithms of Google and Facebook put us on ‘slippery slope of censorship’ – Press Gazette
News Corp chief: Orwellian algorithms of Google and Facebook put us on ‘slippery slope of censorship’ – Press Gazette
The chief executive of News Corp, parent company of The Sun and Times Newspapers, has warned that digital algorithms at Facebook and Google have “left us perched on the edge of the slippery slope of censorship”.His comments follow an investigation by The Times that revealed how programmatic advertising has led to adverts from reputable brands appearing alongside extremist online content and porn.T... [Read More]
Image of Instagram Will Start Blurring 'Offensive' Photos Of War, Famine and Maybe Bikinis | Heat Street
Instagram Will Start Blurring 'Offensive' Photos Of War, Famine and Maybe Bikinis | Heat Street
Instagram is the latest internet company to step up efforts to hide content from users, implementing an automatic blur feature for images it deems “offensive”.The social network announced the incoming censorship feature on Wednesday, saying it will be rolled out imminently.Instagram said the filter will first be used to obscure photos of shocking events of “humanitarian crises” like war and famine... [Read More]
Image of Project Veritas Leaks Audio from Secretly Recorded 'CNN Tapes' » Alex Jones' Infowars
Project Veritas Leaks Audio from Secretly Recorded 'CNN Tapes' » Alex Jones' Infowars
119 hours of “secretly recorded audio from within CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta” was released Thursday by Project Veritas at the 2017 CPAC conference.Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe told reporters that over 220 minutes of leaked audio was captured by a source inside the agency back in 2009. A portion of that audio will be made publicly available on both ProjectVeritas.com and CNNLeaks.com so the en... [Read More]
Image of Robert Steele: Memorandum for the President – Warning on a Violent American Spring, Eight Actions for Donald Trump to Make America Great Again
Robert Steele: Memorandum for the President – Warning on a Violent American Spring, Eight Actions for Donald Trump to Make America Great Again
WARNING: You have 30 days to settle the country. A violent “American Spring” looms.You are under attack on three fronts:The Extreme Left & the controlled “fake news” MSMUS Neo-Conservatives led by Dick Cheney, funded by foreignersThe Deep State of entrenched senior officials combined with Senators and Representatives being blackmailed and bribed to betray the Republic.You are not under attack ... [Read More]
Image of David Brock's Clinton propaganda machine, Media Matters, trying to stay relevant in a post-Hillary world - by going after 'fake news' online
David Brock's Clinton propaganda machine, Media Matters, trying to stay relevant in a post-Hillary world - by going after 'fake news' online
On December 6, exactly four weeks after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, Media Matters for America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating conservative misinformation in media, announced it would be undergoing a makeover. In its twelve-year history, Media Matters's main antagonist had been Fox News—a worthy, if unsurprising target for an organization devoted to conservative... [Read More]
Image of Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In Trump's First Days | The Daily Caller
Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In Trump's First Days | The Daily Caller
Alex Pfeiffer: ReporterJournalists can’t seem to get their stories straight in the opening weeks of the Trump administration, whether in tweets or in articles where falsehoods have been spread almost daily.The mistakes have not just been from newer liberal news outlets such The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed, but from legacy media like Reuters, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.What follows... [Read More]
Image of BuzzFeed sued over its publication of uncorroborated Trump dossier » Alex Jones' Infowars
BuzzFeed sued over its publication of uncorroborated Trump dossier » Alex Jones' Infowars
A Russian-tied tech firm named in a controversial dossier containing uncorroborated allegations about President Donald Trump and the hacking of Democratic National Committee email accounts announced late Friday that it has filed defamation suits against the online news site BuzzFeed, its editor in chief and a former British intelligence agent.The lawsuits were brought by XBT Holdings, a Cyprus-bas... [Read More]
Image of Researchers: Fake News Did Not Alter Election Results - Study Finds
Researchers: Fake News Did Not Alter Election Results - Study Finds
Charles HartwellAs social media sites like Facebook and Snapchat move to eliminate “fake news” reports from their sites, researchers from Stanford and New York Universities say Americans can be sure of one thing: the phenomenon did not affect the results of the presidential election.The new study released last month investigated the influence that fake news may have had on President Trump’s victor... [Read More]
Image of Twitter Says Its Developing New Tools For Online Censorship | The Daily Caller
Twitter Says Its Developing New Tools For Online Censorship | The Daily Caller
Two of the biggest executives at Twitter said they are planning on introducing new tools to help prevent users from saying hateful things on the platform.“Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus and we are now moving with more urgency than ever,” said Ed Ho, the company’s vice president of engineering, in a string of tweets. “We heard you, we didn’t move fast enough last year; now we’re ... [Read More]
Image of Trump supporters claim ‘fake news’ over crowd size comparison
Trump supporters claim ‘fake news’ over crowd size comparison
Sean Spicer unleashes at media briefing on how media reporter crowd numbers at Trump's inauguration. Courtesy: Fox NewsPresident Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFPIS THE widely circulated image comparing Donald Trump’s inauguration with B... [Read More]
Image of 4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax | Zero Hedge
4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax | Zero Hedge
In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous "golden showers" scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as "fanfiction", then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intell... [Read More]
Image of Buzzfeed’s Trump report takes ‘fake news’ to a new level | New York Post
Buzzfeed’s Trump report takes ‘fake news’ to a new level | New York Post
So the website BuzzFeed decided to publish a series of memos that have been  floating around for months alleging all kinds of terrible things about Donald  Trump.Some of those terrible allegations have to do with efforts to influence the  American elections and Trump. Some of them have to do with Trump’s personal sexual  conduct.Readers of this newspaper know well not to includ... [Read More]
Image of Snopes Conveniently Silent on WaPost's Dangerous Fake Story About Russia Hacking US Power Grid
Snopes Conveniently Silent on WaPost's Dangerous Fake Story About Russia Hacking US Power Grid
Snopes, one of the new arbiters of Fake News for Facebook, has been utterly remiss in its fact-checking duties by failing to report the false allegation The Russians hacked into Vermont’s power grid — perhaps because the original claim appeared in the Washington Post. But for whatever reason, Snopes — whose CEO David Mikkelson stands accused by ex-wife Barbara Mikkelson of embezzling company money... [Read More]
Image of Facebook 'fact checker' Snopes.com accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes | Daily Mail Online
Facebook 'fact checker' Snopes.com accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes | Daily Mail Online
EXCLUSIVE: Facebook 'fact checker' who will arbitrate on 'fake news' is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes - and its staff includes an escort-porn star and 'Vice Vixen domme'    Facebook has announced plans to check for 'fake news' using a series of organizations to assess whether stories are true     One of them is a website called Snopes.com which ... [Read More]