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The Guardian: Trump’s Tweets Keep US Manufacturers on Their Toes

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While Chuck Schumer complains that “America cannot afford a Twitter presidency,” Rupert Neate writing at The Guardian examines how President-elect Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has shaped the actions of major manufacturers before he has even taken office: After his election win, Trump credited Twitter and other social media platforms with helping him beat Hillary Clinton

Leslie Jones on MILO Book Deal: Simon & Schuster Helping Spread Hate

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Ghostbusters (2016) actress Leslie Jones has condemned publisher Simon & Schuster for signing a $250,000 book deal with MILO, saying the publisher is helping people to “spread their hate.” In response to the left-wing outrage at the news of the deal, publisher Simon & Schuster released a statement saying that the company has “always published books by a

‘Peak Solar’ Hits California

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Despite the U.S. Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act in December 2015 to slather another $9.3 billion of taxpayer credits on new solar power added to the electrical grid, California solar installments peaked in 2015 and are now headed south. The extension of the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2021 was quietly tucked into

Paul Ryan Backs President Obama’s Sanctions Over Alleged Russian Hacks

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House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement on Thursday backing President Barack Obama’s new sanctions against Russia. Ryan’s support came shortly after news broke that Obama had issued an executive order against nine Russian “entities and individuals” based on accusations that Russia interfered in the recent U.S. elections. “While today’ action by the administration is overdue, it is an

Report: Self-Driving Cars Can Be Hacked with ‘Just $43 and a Laser Pointer’

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Cybersecurity expert Jonathan Petit claims that it’s possible to confuse a self-driving car with just $43 and a laser pointer, according to a report from Business Insider. “Today’s self-driving cars rely on spinning sensors called lidar that can cost more than $10,000 each. But it took Jonathan Petit just $43 and a laser pointer to confuse

Report: Governments Shut Off Access to the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016

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There have been more than 50 government shutdowns of the Internet in 2016, costing the respective countries hundreds of millions of dollars and choking citizen freedoms during crucial moments. According to a report from the Brookings Institute, strangling the internet cost $2.4 billion over the course of 2016. Senior Global Advocacy Manager Deji Olukotun of the

Zuckerberg’s Amnesty Org Asks For ‘Love’ Messages to ‘Immigrants’

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Mark Zuckerberg’s open borders, pro-amnesty lobbying group emailed followers on Tuesday asking them to “Show your love for the immigrant community by recording a quick message today.” It does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. The email says, “A project of Define American and I Am An Immigrant, #ToImmigransWithLove is a new letter writing

U.S. Border Patrol Begins Asking Foreign Travelers for Social Media Accounts upon Entering Country

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has finalized a measure that asks foreign travelers to provide their social media accounts upon entering the country. Border Patrol started asking travelers to provide their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts starting Tuesday, Politico reported. Individuals are prompted to include their social media accounts when applying for a visa

6 Reasons Why ABC News Is Unqualified to Label ‘Fake News’

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Facebook announced last week that the social media company would be teaming up with sources such as ABC News, Politifact, and Snopes to identify and eradicate “fake news” across Facebook. But each of the sources vetting the so called “fake news” have a track record of partisan politics, regularly pushing a left-leaning bias to their viewers. ABC

Brent Bozell: ‘Zuckerberg Assured Me’ Facebook Won’t Use Politics to Target ‘Fake News’

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Media Research Center president and conservative activist Brent Bozell says Mark Zuckerberg has assuredhim that Facebook will not be politically targeting conservative content as it launches its “fake news” initiative. Zuckerberg’s assurances come after Facebook revealed last week that it would be hiring partisan “fact-checkers” such as Snopes and PolitiFact to clamp down on the alleged problem

Donald Trump Tweets to China: Keep the Drone

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President-elect Donald Trump directly addressed the nation of China with his Twitter account Saturday, as he spent the weekend watching the news about China stealing an underwater drone belonging to the United States. On Saturday morning, Trump noted that the drone was seized in international waters, calling it an “unprecedented act.” China steals United States

Facebook to Label ‘Fake News’ with Help of Partisan ‘Fact Checkers’

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Facebook has announced it will introduce warning labels on stories they deem to be “fake news,” with the help of partisan “fact checking” organisations such as Snopes and PolitiFact. Stories deemed to be false will now be “flagged” by Facebook, with an accompanying red label claiming the story is “disputed by 3rd Party Fact-Checkers.” Users will then

MILO: Black Lives Matter Is ‘The Last Socially Acceptable Hate Group’

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During his talk on left-wing race-baiters at the University Wisconson-Milwaukee, MILO described Black Lives Matter as “the last socially acceptable hate group in America.” “Black Lives Matter is the culmination of racial divide. They’re  the last socially acceptable hate group in America. They’re the only group dedicated to racial hatred in America that it’s OK

Craigslist Founder Donates $1 Million to Fight ‘Fake News’

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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donated $1 million to the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to support a five-year journalism ethics program focused on verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism. Poynter announced Monday that it will use the funds to hire a faculty member for the new position of Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics. The institute

Ivy League Students Replace Shakespeare Portrait with Black Feminist Poet

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This week, students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of William Shakespeare and replaced it with a portrait of black feminist poet Audre Lorde. Without obtaining permission, students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a painting of William Shakespeare located in Fisher-Bennett Hall and replaced it with a picture of the black feminist

Washington State University Professors Argue that Free Speech ‘Hurts’ Marginalized Students

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Professors at Washington State University are arguing that free speech protections on college campuses “harm”marginalized and minority students. In a letter written by faculty to students on the subject of “bigotry,” professors at Washington State University declared that protecting student’s rights to express themselves is an exercise that hurts marginalized students. The letter comes in response

How Ben Carson Can Save the Liberal Millennials Who Disdain Him

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As much as Democrats bemoan the decline of the middle-class, it’s ironic that liberal cities tend to be the most unequal. In 2014, 23 of 25 of the most financially unequal metros were represented by Democrats, according to data compiled by The Atlantic. A prime culprit of this inequality is a labor-union supported regulation — a

BuzzFeed Claims that White People Are a ‘Plague’ to the Planet

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  I admitted yesterday in a tweet that I enjoy BuzzFeed’s non-political videos — you know, the ones about food? Unfortunately, BuzzFeed also produces political content. In a recent listicle entitled “19 School Powerpoint Presentations That Give Zero F**ks,” two Buzzfeed staff writers (because apparently gathering a couple tweets is a TWO person job) compiled a

Virginia Tech Students Plaster Lists of ‘Microaggressions’ Around Campus

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Students at Virginia Tech have compiled a list of 50 “microaggressions” that they find unacceptable for use in conversation. The phrases were gathered by members of the campus NAACP student group, the Muslim Student Association, and the Jewish Student Union. Some of the “microaggressions” were plastered around campuses on posters, each of which displayed a different

MILO Destroys SJW Who Says Trump Support Makes You ‘White Supremacist’

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At a talk at the University of Miami, Ohio, MILO, Breitbart’s resident gay thot, was interrupted by a student who him of “hypocrisy” and “white supremacy,” until he was shut down by MILO. The student, who immediately identified himself as a Democrat, insisted that MILO was a hypocrite for criticising Islam but never mentioned alleged

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