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House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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QAnon spread like wildfire on social media. Here's how 16 tech companies have reacted to the conspiracy theory.

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement in the fall of 2020.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings. The conspiracy-theory movement also played a major role in the US Capitol siege on Wednesday....
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Facebook says it will limit the use of the 'Save our Children' hashtag, but not 'Save the Children,' after QAnon co-opted the anti-trafficking movement

People march during a "Save the Children" rally outside the Capitol building on August 22, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Facebook will limit the use of the QAnon conspiracy theory's "Save our Children" hashtag, the company said Friday.  A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that the company will be surfacing "credible child safety resources" when users search for "saveourchildren" on the platform.  QAnon's pivot from an extreme conspiracy theory to anti-traffickin...
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This is how 16 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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This is how 14 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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QAnon is facing a wave of bans by tech companies. These are the platforms that have and haven't responded to the conspiracy theory.

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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QAnon disinformation cult is behind #SaveTheChildren and #SaveOurchildren rallies

The cult-like conspiracy movement QAnon is behind nationwide rallies this weekend and viral #SavetheChildren hashtags all over social media right now, reports NBC News. HAPPENING NOW: A rally to end child trafficking is starting at the Red Wagon in downtown Spokane. Organizer Mia Gray says this event is to raise awareness and start a conversation. They just started marching down Spokane Falls Blvd chanting "save the children." @KHQLocalNews pic.twitter.com/BikxrD0upr— KHQ Noelle Lashley ...
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Facebook removes QAnon-linked pages, groups under expanded policy against dangerous groups and people

Facebook has purged a network of 800 groups related to the far-right, pro-Trump conspiracy theory group QAnon, saying that the accounts violated its newly broadened policy against dangerous groups and individuals. Earlier this month, Facebook had also removed a QAnon group with 200,000 members. Whom will this wider policy cover? Facebook said that its existing policy around dangerous organisations and individuals will now address organisations and movements that show significant risks to public ...
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Facebook is finally cracking down on QAnon, after the conspiracy theory ran rampant on the platform for years and reached millions of people (FB)

Facebook announced Wednesday it was taking down pages and accounts that promote QAnon, a conspiracy theory with a growing number of followers. An estimate published by the Guardian said QAnon pages on the social media platform had 4.5 million followers. After sporadic moves to limit QAnon's spread, Wednesday's move is the company's most significant to date. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is finally cracking down on QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that accuses...
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Facebook has cracked down on dozens of fake accounts posing as Black supporters for Trump

Facebook took down more than 30 accounts pretending to represent African-American support for President Donald Trump, the company said on Thursday. The accounts were pushed out by a foreign pro-Trump troll farm in Romania and used names such as "BlackPeopleVoteForTrump" and "We Love Our President." Facebook also removed more than 300 other fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times, which were peddling pro-Trump conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and anti-racism protests...
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"Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters."

"It also removed thousands of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times that pushed pro-Trump conspiracy theories about coronavirus and protests in the U.S. Facebook took down the accounts as part of its enforcement against coordinated inauthentic behavior, which is the use of fake accounts to inflate the reach of content or products on social media. The foreign pro-Trump troll farm was based in Romania and pushed content on Instagram under names like 'BlackPeopleVoteForT...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Law, Nbc News, Romania, Donald Trump, Fake, Trump, Epoch Times, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump 2020, BlackPeopleVoteForTrump


Black Instagram users were 50% more likely than white users to have their accounts automatically disabled, internal research reportedly showed (FB)

Internal researchers at Facebook reportedly discovered in 2019 that an automatic moderation algorithm at Facebook-owned Instagram was 50% more likely to auto-ban Black users than white users. But when the researchers reported their findings to higher-ups, they were told to stop researching the topic and not to discuss their findings with others, current and former employees told NBC News. Instagram reportedly implemented a slightly different version of the automatic moderation tool after that,...
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Instagram's TikTok-Style 'Reels' Feature to Launch in US Next Month

Instagram's new "Reels" feature is coming to the U.S. in early August, Facebook has confirmed (via Business Insider). The TikTok-style short-form video feature made its debut in Brazil late last year, and allows Instagram users to record and edit 15-second video clips with audio and music soundtracks. Instagram users will be able to create and share Reels to their Stories, and can access their short-form videos in a new, dedicated tab on their profiles. Public accounts will have their videos ...
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Instagram's rival to TikTok will come to the US in early August (FB)

Facebook is planning to bring its competitor to TikTok — called Reels — to Instagram users in the US in early August, an Instagram spokesperson told Business Insider. Reels, which has already debuted in India and other select countries, will live inside of Instagram Stories as an option for sharing short-form video content similar to that on TikTok. Beijing-based TikTok first came to the US in 2018 and has grown into an overwhelmingly dominant social platform,  that have attracted younger aud...
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Instagram confirms its TikTok rival, Reels, will launch in the US in early August

Instagram confirmed it’s preparing to soon launch its TikTok competitor, known as Reels, in the U.S. The company expects to bring the new video feature — which is designed specifically for short-form, creative content — to its platform in early August, according to a spokesperson. The U.S. launch comes shortly after Reels’ arrival in India this month, following a ban of TikTok in that market. Reels has also been tested in Brazil, France, and Germany. NBC News reported this morning Instagram woul...
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The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
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All of the companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the content despite re...
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‘One World: Together At Home’ Set To Air Across The ViacomCBS Family Of Networks On April 18th

ViacomCBS networks in the U.S. and around the world will air One World: Together At Home, a global televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:00 PM, live ET. The ViacomCBS brands airing the special include broadcast networks CBS in the U.S., Channel 5 in the UK, Network 10 in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina; BET and MTV globally across 180+ countries; and CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, T...
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‘Sorry for Lying to You for 13 Years’: Iranian State TV Host Turns on Regime after Ukrainian Jet Downing

A number of Iranian TV hosts and other public personalities have denounced the regime in the wake of Iran's missile strike on a Ukrainian passenger jet that killed 176 people after the military mistook the jet for an enemy target."Apologies for lying to you for 13 years," state TV host of "Good Morning Iran" Gelareh Jabbari posted on Instagram last Monday. "It was very hard for me to believe our people have been killed, forgive me for believing this late."The post, which was seen by NBC News...
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Illicit THC dealers are raking in the bucks on Instagram: Report

Not so dank, dudes. NBC News reports that “countless purveyors of illicit THC products” are selling illegal cannabis or fake cannabis products in plain sight on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. “They are facilitating a public health crisis,” said Timothy Mackey, a professor at the University of California San Diego. His team has done extensive research on how social media platforms are used to sell various illicit products. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sa...
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Exclusive data reveals the top 5 rising stars on TikTok, the short-form video app loved by Generation Z

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among teens and Generation Z. Creators on TikTok are rising to fame from the massive reach the platform has. We used exclusive data from the prominent celebrity information site, Famous Birthdays, to determine which top-trending TikTok stars are rising in popularity right now.  Famous Birthdays is searched 600,000 times per day, according to founder Evan Britton, and can show real-time trends on the rising ...
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Facebook, Twitter Shutter Pro-Trump Network That Used AI To Create Fake People and Push Conspiracies

On Friday, Facebook and Twitter shut down a network of fake accounts that pushed pro-Trump messages all while "masquerading" as Americans with AI-generated faces as profile photos. The Verge reports: In a blog post, Facebook said that it connected the accounts to a US-based media company called The BL that, it claims, has ties to Epoch Media Group. In August, NBC News first reported that Epoch Media Group was pushing messages in support of President Donald Trump across social media platforms lik...
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Facebook & Twitter ban pro-Trump network that reached 55 million accounts with AI-generated faces, Epoch Media Group and Falun Gong links identified

They had 'American' faces, but these pro-Trump social media accounts all had algorithmically generated faces that only appeared 'American.' Facebook and Twitter have banned a pro-Trump network that reached 55 million accounts and is said to be linked to a US-based media company called The BL which has ties to Epoch Media Group and the Chinese Falun Gong cult. I know, that's a lot to digest. Facebook says it nixed 610 accounts, 89 Facebook pages, 156 groups, and 72 accounts on Instagram, all ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Post, News, Instagram, Nbc News, US, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Brandy Zadrozny, Ben Collins, Falun Gong, Makena, Epoch Times


Facebook & Twitter kill 55 million fake pro-Trump accounts with AI-generated faces, Epoch Media Group blamed

They had 'American' faces, but these pro-Trump social media accounts all had algorithmically generated faces that only appeared 'American.' Twitter and Facebook say they have identified 55 million fake accounts that all belonged to a malicious networked operation that seems to be linked to a US-based media company called The BL that has ties to Epoch Media Group and the Chinese Falun Gong cult. I know, that's a lot to digest. Facebook says it nixed 610 accounts, 89 Facebook pages, 156 groups...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Twitter, Post, News, Instagram, Nbc News, US, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Brandy Zadrozny, Ben Collins, Falun Gong, Makena, Epoch Times


Facebook Rebrands To 'FACEBOOK' As Calls For Government-Led Breakup Continue

Facebook introduced a new brand Monday as the company faces calls from politicians and consumer advocates for the government to break it up into various pieces. NBC News reports: The company announced in a blog post that the new brand, which retains the name of the social network, would have a new logo to better indicate all the various products and services it now offers, including Instagram and WhatsApp. "Today, we're updating our company branding to be clearer about the products that come fro...
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How I Became a Successful Travel Blogger — My Smartest Decisions

How did I become a successful travel blogger? It sure wasn’t intentional from the start! Back when I started Adventurous Kate in 2010, I had no idea it was even possible to make money with a blog. Recently I read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which explains how certain individuals became successful. People tend to believe that genius leads to success — for example, that Bill Gates became successful because he was so smart. But that’s not all of it. Intelligence is a huge factor. So is ...
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