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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
There's also an extensive choice from alternative, grassroots based media, such as Democracy Now, The Real News Network, Independent Media Centers,..
Corporate media conglomerates have traditionally dominated the scene.
However with the rise of Social Media we're facing a hitherto unseen phenomena in which fake news is increasingly playing a prominent role, leading some countries to banning and subjecting it to fines & legal action.
Advanced technology also makes for advanced conundrums!
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Facebook recently sunset the mirroring feature from their popular comment plugin that major publishers like HuffPo, TheHill, Buzzfeed and others use. So now, publishers using this plugin can no longer sync/display all comments made on links posted to their Facebook brand page and on the original article published on their site. The unification of comments made for richer conversations and generated greater activity, both on the article (publisher site) and on the brand page. *sigh* And yet another Facebook move that hurts publishers.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Dear friends

Something incredible just happened in the fight to save net neutrality.

A Senate bill that would overrule the FCC and save net neutrality gained enough cosponsors to force a vote on the Senate floor. And yesterday, Senator Susan Collins became the first Republican member of Congress to pledge to vote to overturn the FCC’s decision.

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The bill is called The Congressional Review Act (CRA) and would give elected officials 60 legislative days to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality with a simple majority vote in the Senate and House. Now that a vote in the Senate is guaranteed, your senators need to hear from constituents to show them how important keeping the internet open and free from censorship is to you.

Your voice matters. The CRA now has 40 cosponsors, 10 of which came on in the last two days. And the support of Senators Susan Collins and Angus King (an Independent) show that bipartisan support is building and Congress is listening.

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Twitter: @_jonperri



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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Nicely stated by TechCrunch columnist Taylor Hatmaker:

"If you’re still using Twitter, you probably won’t be surprised by the fact that the company retains its right to impose its own rules selectively — after all, it’s been doing so for years. Calling for Twitter to take an ideological stand in order to prevent a social media-spurred international nuclear conflict is a nice thought, but considering how deeply committed tech companies are to the illusion of neutrality — which happens to dovetail nicely with the spineless art of self-preservation — it’s not a very realistic one."
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
An engaging take on why we ought to treat reading news with lots of caution.
Also a compelling comparison between overabundant food (and the subsequent problems; obesity, diabetes,..) and the ever flowing news stream, we're faced with 24/7.

The author cites these ten reasons:

News kills creativity
News makes us passive
News wastes time
News works like a drug
News inhibits thinking
News increases cognitive errors
News is toxic to your body
News has no explanatory power
News is irrelevant
News misleads

What do you think?

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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Power to women and African-Americans.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
With Jones winning it's refreshing (and a relief) to see that fellow Americans, across political affiliations, are willing to draw a line in the sand and say 'enough is enough'. I know it's 'Bama and the deep south, but good grief, it's still crazy that the results were even that close. I digress.

Standards such as ethics and integrity should absolutely matter when electing public officials; and equally so for those already in office. We've long had too low a bar for our elected public officials (largely b/c of apathy). Here in the US it's especially true that you get the government you deserve--all the more reason to get involved and hold public servants accountable.
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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to realDonaldTrump (@realDonaldTrump) on Pinned comment
Oh, dear mister prezident that's nothing.
Just wait till mister Muller and his team start questioning mister Kushner and you based on jeneral Flynn's testimonies, then you'll wish you had never entered the white house, or maybe you wish you had a probe, instead of answering to Muller's questions. Or both!

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realDonaldTrump realDonaldTrump (@realDonaldTrump) on Pinned comment
longest 11 minutes of my life
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Who is the John, who is the pimp, who are the whores?
Who pays, who gets paid?
'ladies line up! our customers have arrived' announces the pimp. Whores stand up and make a line with smile on their faces.
Rich Arab boy and the Jew boy smile back.
Who is the john, who is the pimp, who are the whores.
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MikeBoogey Mike (@MikeBoogey) on Pinned comment
You want reach? Pay up!
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Baller Baller (@Baller) on Pinned comment
The WH just put ESPN in the hot seat. Are they going to fire Jemele Hill?
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bretliwalker bretliwalker (@bretliwalker) on Pinned comment
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williamdawsons williamdawsons (@williamdawsons) on Pinned comment
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merci merci (@merci) on Pinned comment
I really don't care! I swear, if I listen to this song one more time, I will destroy the device that plays it and regret after ( because the device has no fault). I get it, cool song, bla, bla, but too much of it can drive you crazy. I can't even go to the bathroom without hearing deeesssspaaaaciiiiitoooo... ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Don't blame the politicians..the gospel according to George Carlin:
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Ayati jan thanx for another 'chuck full of nuggets' submission.

Per religious sectarian history in Islam the ultimate answer would be no and yes.
- No, since the current sectarian conflicts are, to a large extent, a direct result of destabilizing military invasions, and precise works of British soldiers dressed in Arab gear, carrying explosives, more than a few of which were arrested and photographed.
- Yes, in the sense of all the history of Islam and its early tensions, preserved in one form or another up to now. KSA versus IR tensions is more than just a recurring historical tendency.
Caveat here is that Iran and Arabia have had good days before, they could have it again.
Have I ever mentioned "Merchant Capital and Islam"?

Morteza Ravandi in "Social History of Iran," volume 8 or 9, has an account of Shiafication in Tabriz and the 20,000 beheading in the process.

There is also a minor typo on history of the Coup, it say 1952 instead of '53. As usual you also leave out how Mossadegh was not prepared for the coupe and Tudeh ordered by Moscow to back down and retreat. There's an account from Dr. Gholam Hossein Sedighi, Mossadegh's minister of interior, on the day of infamy Mosadegh calls him and asks Sedighi about the mood in the streets, and Sedighi sends his driver for 'reconnaissance!' This was the level of preparedness from the good doctor.
Good doctors actually.
Dr. Sedighi is also the very first sociologist in Iran. And his PhD thesis still relevant.

"Thirty Years' War" of 17th century, in central Europe, is an exemplar of religious sectarian violence, resulting in 8 million casualties.
The current "Thirty Years' War" in our region has been an ugly start for 21st century.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Thanx for sharing the article.
This is a compelling study of high-tech, large-scale manipulation.
Especially useful is its description of how "tools of algorithmic engagement skew our reality."
In the past few years perhaps no one has paid more attention to the utterly destructive role of Algorithms in our daily lives than Cathy O'Neil.

Couple of days ago she had an article about it in the Guardian:

How can we stop algorithms telling lies?
toptopic.com/posts/how-can-we-stop-algorithms-telling-lies-53012

And her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" treats the subject in great, depressing details!

"Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"
books.google.com/books?id=CxD-DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

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johnk johnk (@johnk) on Pinned comment
Try KTools software from this site: www.ktoolssoftware.com/convert-mbox-to-pst.html
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Is Toptopic & IC participating in this action?
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