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Liberals take to Facebook

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:31 am

It was bound to happen. Now there is a FB page for liberals. Just found the one so far but I am sure there will soon be more. ;) [/break1]facebook.com/badassliberals]https://www.facebook.com/badassliberals
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:41 am

We FB users must brace ourselves for endless live-streaming of our FB friends' cats! :eek2:

On the plus side could we set up a closed Fogbow FB page and livestream from the Baltimore meetup for those who can't attend. :think:

Facebook opens live video-streaming to Android in the U.S., expands on iOS to more than 30 countries

http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/26/faceb ... countries/
Facebook has announced that it is finally expanding its live video-streaming tool to Android devices, but only in the U.S. for now.

Today’s news comes one month after the social network opened Facebook Live to all iOS users in the U.S., following a short period during which availability was limited to celebrities and those with verified profiles.

Facebook Live on Android
Above: Facebook Live on Android
Similar to Twitter’s Periscope, Facebook Live lets you broadcast yourself to the world, in this case by tapping the status update box and hitting the little Live Video icon. You can then choose who you wish to share the video with. In many ways, it’s more accessible than Twitter’s Periscope, as it doesn’t require a separate mobile app — it exists within the main Facebook client
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:10 pm

Must be FBs answer to the huuuge streaming of events from a bird sanctuary over competitors channels... ;)

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:41 pm

Facebook blocked the spread of a liberal article because a conservative told it to
How Facebook’s supposedly unbiased fact-checking can go very wrong.
By Zack Beauchamp@zackbeauchampzack@vox.com Sep 12, 2018, 1:50pm EDT

Facebook, in an effort to deal with the fake news crisis, has given five news outlets the power to block the spread of articles they deem “false” on Facebook — empowering them, in essence, to act as the social media giant’s censors. They are the Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Snopes, PolitiFact, and the Weekly Standard: four nonpartisan outlets and one conservative one.

On Tuesday, this arrangement blew up in Facebook’s face.

Last week, the liberal publication ThinkProgress published a piece on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing with the headline “Brett Kavanaugh said he would kill Roe v. Wade and almost no one noticed.” The fact-checker for the Weekly Standard ruled it was false. Facebook’s punishment mechanism kicked in, and the ThinkProgress article was cut off from being seen by about 80 percent of its potential Facebook audience.

On Tuesday, the author of the ThinkProgress piece — editor Ian Millhiser — publicly defended the thesis of his piece and accused Facebook of “pandering to the right” by allowing a conservative magazine to block liberal articles. The stakes here are high: Facebook provides about 10 to 15 percent of ThinkProgress’s traffic, which means that getting choked off from readers there is a nontrivial hit to its readership.


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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:05 am

Think Progress has had a box up at the bottom of each article asking for people to share their work as they are being censored. This has been up for quite a while. Also, maybe a year or so ago, I noticed they no longer had discussion on any articles. Their discussions were often peppered with awful comments from trolls.

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