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Facebook No Longer Allows Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood to Live Stream Mass

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ridgewood, Facebook no longer allows us to post our live stream of Mass to their site with no explanation as to why. They have done this to MOST churches not just us.

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Facebook : the End of Social Media

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Ridgewood NJ, remember when everyone in Washington from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Josh Hawley to the Biden FTC  accused Facebook of engaging in illegal monopolistic behavior.  Congress and the Biden Administration regulators were even pushing to break up Facebook , but they are too late. The market is already doing that on its own.

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Congressional Candidate Says Facebook Censorship is Causing the Company to lose Subscribers

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Ridgewood NJ, for the first time in its 18-year history, Facebook lost close to 500,000 subscribers over the last three months. As a result, the parent company’s stock, Meta, plummeted 26%, shaving more than $220 billion of its value. That’s more than one-fifth of a TRILLION dollars lost in one day. This freefall comes on the heels of Facebook blocking US Trucker’s from their social media site for allegedly violating established policies. Watch out. US Truckers are now organizing a convoy to Washington, DC, similar to the movement sweeping across Canada. Some people speculate that limbo music might be in order for the newly named Meta stock: “How long can you go?”

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Facebook loses daily users for the first time ever

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Ridgewood NJ, Facebook reported its first-ever quarterly decline of global daily users and lower-than-expected ad growth at an earnings call on Wednesday. The news resulted in a massive stock drop that wiped out roughly $200 billion in market value. Its drop in daily users may be due to Facebook’s increasing lack of relevance with young people. Meta is still wildly profitable, making nearly $40 billion last year. It plans to release its next VR headset later this year.

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72% Say ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Out of Control

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In the wake of controversy surrounding comedian Dave Chappelle, Americans overwhelming say “cancel culture” is out of control, and believe free speech should be protected against censorship.

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NJ GOP Finally Speaking Out Over Big Tech Censorship

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Trenton NJ, Chairman Hugin Blasts Twitter Over Suspension of Senator O’Scanlon’s Account , “Today, New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Bob Hugin released the following statement on the heels of Twitter’s decision to suspend Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s Twitter account, after he posted a tweet speaking out against mandatory vaccine passports.”

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There is chatter on Ridgewood Moms and Dads Facebook Group to “filter” out the dissidents

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Ridgewood NJ, the “Ridgewood Moms and Dads” a controversial Facebook group know for promoting an anti-free speech, far leftist agendas, virtue signalling , and promoting the destruction of the Village of Ridgewood thru high density housing , run by disciples of Paul Aronsohn is now looking to further subvert dissent in the Village by urging members to censor the “agitators “. “Agitators” is defined by anyone who disagrees with the group think leftist ,progressive agenda.

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N.J. school suspends yearbook advisor after Trump T-shirt controversy

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Updated on June 12, 2017 at 5:12 PMPosted on June 12, 2017 at 1:49 PM

BY ADAM CLARK

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

WALL — The Wall Township High School yearbook advisor is suspended indefinitely as the district investigates why photos were edited to remove images supporting President Donald Trump, a district official said Monday.

The paid suspension comes after parents and students complained that at least two photos of students wearing Trump campaign shirts were edited and a Trump quote was removed from beneath another student’s photo.

Yearbook advisor Susan Parsons, a technology/media teacher, could not be reached by phone. A message to Parsons’ school email account was returned as “undeliverable” and a woman reached at her listed address in Wall Township declined to comment.

Parsons has worked in education for 21 years, including 13 in the district, according to state records.

https://www.nj.com/education/2017/06/nj_school_suspends_yearbook_advisor_after_trump_t-.html#incart_river_home

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Student’s Trump shirt blacked-out in high school yearbook

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Updated on June 9, 2017 at 10:53 PMPosted on June 9, 2017 at 2:35 PM

BY MARK DI IONNO

Columnist, The Star-Ledger

Grant Berardo wore his navy blue “TRUMP Make America Great Again” T-shirt to picture day last fall at Wall Township High School.

Nobody told him not to. And since he is only a junior, there was no picture-day dress code.

The proofs came back, with the picture the way he posed for it, Trump shirt and all. His picture day image is also used on the electronic student ID system, with Trump intact.

https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/students_trump_shirt_black-out_in_high_school_year.html

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The war on ‘fake news’ is all about censoring real news

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By Karol Markowicz

December 4, 2016

Scrambling for an explanation for Donald Trump’s victory, many in the media and on the left have settled on the idea that his supporters were consumers of “fake news” — gullible rubes living in an alternate reality made Trump president.

To be sure, there is such a thing as actual fake news: made-up stories built to get Facebook traction before they can be debunked. But that’s not what’s really going on here.

What the left is trying to do is designate anything outside its ideological bubble as suspect on its face.

In October, President Obama complained that we need a “curating function” to deal with the “wild-wild-west-of-information flow.” Who would be doing this “curating” is unclear — but we can guess: “Obviously,” Noah Feldman writes at Bloomberg View, “it would be better if the market would fix the problem on its own . . . But if they can’t reliably do it — and that seems possible, since algorithms aren’t (yet) fact-checkers — there might be a need for the state to step in.”

https://nypost.com/2016/12/04/the-war-on-fake-news-is-all-about-censoring-real-news/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook

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Using fake news against opposing views

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Liberals just can’t abide competing points of view

By Kelly Riddell – The Washington Times – Thursday, November 24, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

What worries me the most about fake news, isn’t that it’s fake, it’s that it’s being used by the left to try to silence opposing views.

Take for example a story reported by the Los Angeles Times that included a professor who put together a Google document of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news sources’” to help people “cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation.”

The only problem with the list, was it included real news sites of which the professor simply didn’t agree. Conservative blogs, including Red State and The Blaze, were on the list, as was more centrist, but GOP-leaning Independent Journal Review (IJR). None of those sites are fake — they often just peddle in the real news purposely not covered by the mainstream media.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/24/using-fake-news-against-opposing-views/

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CENSORSHIP : Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook

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Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook

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Facebook’s fake news problem persists, CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged last night.

He’d been dismissive about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, saying that false news accounted for less than one percent of all the posts on the social media network. But a slew of media reports this week have demonstrated that, although fake posts may not make up the bulk of the content on Facebook, they spread like wildfire — and Facebook has a responsibility to address it.

“We’ve made significant progress, but there is more work to be done,” Zuckerberg wrote, outlining several ways to address what he called a technically and philosophically complicated problem. He proposed stronger machine learning to detect misinformation, easier user reporting and content warnings for fake stories, while noting that Facebook has already taken action to eliminate fake news sites from its ad program.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/19/zuckerberg-reveals-plans-to-address-misinformation-on-facebook/

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Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives?

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Posted by Jonathan Levin    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:05am

Twitter, an invaluable news aggregator when properly run and used, has seemingly taken aim at conservatives and those advocating conservative causes.

In early January, Twitter stripped Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero on Twitter) of his “verification,” saying he violated the anti-harassment Terms of Service.

A verified account means the user has a little blue checkmark next to his or her user name.  It is Twitter’s way of affirming to all other users that this is, in fact, the person he or she claims to be. It sounds like a small thing, but Twitter, like so much social media, is rife with accounts purporting to be or that just look like a real public figure.

That verification checkmark tells all the other users that a particular account is the real thing.  Having a verified account can be a big draw and boost followers who are otherwise reluctant to be suckered or drawn in by fakes.  Stripping verification takes that mark of legitimacy away. It is also a sort of peculiar way to punish violations of terms of service.  Assuming @Nero actually violated the terms of service, is the account somehow no longer Yiannopoulos’s?

Of course not. More important, it is not at all obvious that @Nero violated the terms of service at all.  Stipulate that he is a troll who relishes destroying the Left’s sacred cows and laughs at the resulting discomfiture.  Stipulate even that it’s really not nice and consciously deprives people of their “safe spaces.” So what?  Five minutes on twitter reveals death threats by and against every possible demographic.  Terror accounts proliferate.  Anti-Semitism is rampant.

Leaving these accounts untouched but de-verifying a public figure like @Nero for violating the Terms of Service in the course of his public persona is nonsensical. Other Twitter methods for stifling anti-PC thought have come to light.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/is-twitter-silencing-conservatives/

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MILO: Twitter ‘Embarking on a War Against Conservative Points of View’

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Speaking with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos discussed the suppression of conservative voices by Twitter on the social media platform.

“Why are you beating up Twitter, and why are you saying that Twitter trying to suppress conservative voices, and why is Twitter’s stock in a total free fall because Milo’s taking them on?” Bannon asked. “Are you a bigger, badder guy than Jack Dorsey?”

“Yeah, of course I am,” Yiannopoulos replied mischievously. “I’m absolute convinced that Twitter is embarking on a war against conservative points of view, a war against what we might call ‘Generation Trump,’ the dissident, mischievous voices of the new counter-cultural alternative right wing and libertarian youth.”

“Look at who Twitter employs,” he warned in reference to Twitter possibly influencing the 2016 presidential election. “You know, this guy used to work with Hillary, this guy used to work with Obama…”

“This is why Obama ran the tables with Google and with Facebook,” Bannon agreed. “Let’s talk about Facebook for a second. Why is Facebook suppressing voices in the continent of Europe about immigration. Why is Zuckerberg in bed with Merkel?”

Referring to the story of Facebook teaming up with the German government to censor debate over the influx of Middle Eastern migrants, Yiannopoulos said, “This is what the left does all over the world. They’ll take ridicule and criticism and they’ll rebrand it as abuse and harrassment or hate speech in some way.”