1. #63901
    Well, while not fully Trump related, here is something that will involve his supporters.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...?ocid=msedgntp


    In Wake of Election, Facebook Will Put Groups That Violate Its Community Standards on ‘Probation’

    Although millions of Americans—and really, the world—breathed a sigh of relief today when it was announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had given current President Donald Trump the worst news of his life (also known as, you’re fired), election season isn’t over yet. This means that Facebook still has a lot of work to do to keep its platform from becoming a toxic swamp of misinformation.

    The company apparently has a new idea to tackle this problem: group probation. According to a Saturday report in the Washington Post, if Facebook detects that groups have too many posts that violate its community standards, it will place these groups under probation, which will require administrators or moderators to approve each post manually. Facebook has confirmed the report to Gizmodo.

    Trump’s Cybersecurity Agency Says It Is 'Highly Difficult' to Commit Voter Fraud, Actually

    Groups affected by the temporary measure—announced on the same day Biden was declared the next president—will be under probation for 60 days, and there will be no way to appeal or override the probation. Facebook told Gizmodo although the probation period is currently scheduled to last 60 days, it would continue to evaluate the duration of the measure.

    “We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the U.S. to approve all posts, if their group has a number of Community Standards violations from members,” Facebook spokesperson Leonard Lam told Gizmodo in an emailed statement.

    Lam explained that the company was implementing the measure “in order to protect people during this unprecedented time.”

    A Facebook spokesperson said that the measure would give group administrators a chance to make sure all posts in their community are positive contributions consistent with the group’s culture. Facebook tells administrators and moderators that their group has been placed on probation via notification. It also lets them know what date their group will get off probation.

    Administrators and moderators can still approve false or harmful posts, but it’s not a good idea. Facebook considers that administrators or moderators who approve posts that violate its community standards demonstrate that the group’s purpose may be to spread harm. A Facebook spokesperson said that when administrators or moderators repeatedly post or approve content that violates its standards, it will delete the group.

    In a situation that requires Facebook to determine whether to remove a group, the spokesperson said it analyzes administrator and moderator actions. If the people in charge frequently break Facebook’s rules or approve posts from others who break its rules, the company considers those actions to be strikes against the overall group. The Facebook spokesperson said that in addition to moderator and administrator reviews, it also analyzes other factors when deciding whether to delete a group.

    Facebook’s new probation measure is being implemented during a storm of misinformation and lies, much of it coming from the current inhabitant of the White House and his loyal cronies. Groups on the social media network are a ripe breeding ground for these claims, which very often spread like wildfire.

    No, There Isn't a ‘Glitch’ in Michigan Election Software That Flipped Thousands of Trump Votes

    This week, a Facebook group called “Stop the Steal,” which spread false claims about election fraud, gained more than 300,000 members in less than 48 hours and created hundreds of thousands of total impressions. The group organized numerous in-person protests in various parts of the country, and some comments made references to guns, per Rolling Stone. Facebook removed the group because it was organized around the “delegitimization of the election process” as well as for “worrying calls for violence.”

    As with many of Facebook’s initiatives, we’ll have to wait and see whether this has any real or meaningful impact. The next two months will undoubtedly be trying times, and the most important thing we can all do is protect and respect the will of the people. It ain’t over until Biden is in the White House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    omg.... I just looked at his history. Can't wait to see if he will even post when he is unbanned.
    I have a fan. Seems he was permabanned.
    Yo, don't mind my "street talk"

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    Hmm, wonder how many people here joined this group on accident? Not that there is anything wrong with that.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgntp

    Thousands of Trump supporters duped into joining ‘Gay Communists for Socialism’ group on Facebook

    A Facebook group is trying to make America gay again.

    After the social media network disabled a group called “Stop the Steal” on Thursday — over its false claims that the “Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and nullify Republican votes” — other groups quickly emerged in its place.

    One of the new groups, also called “Stop the Steal,” attracted some 60,000 members who belonged to the original group, who were ready to pick up where they’d left off.

    Unfortunately for the pro-Trump crowd, the second version of the group was nothing but a fake; a well-planned trick to troll MAGA voters into joining a group that symbolized some of the most despised words in the extreme-right lexicon: “Gay Communists for Socialism.”

    The trick worked, and soon after the administrator changed the name of the group, a chaotic avalanche of messages by shocked Facebook users tried to make some sense of the sudden renaming.

    The reactions, most of which used language not appropriate for this publication, quickly filled up the “Gay Communists for Socialism” timeline.


    “What the hell! I didn’t join no gay communist group??” user Bill Harwood wrote, according to a screenshot shared on Twitter by @MrTooDamnChris, who told Rolling Stone that he had joined the group in its original incarnation “for a laugh,” and then noticed the “rebranding.”

    And laughed, he did.

    Other posts shared by @MrTooDamnChris include one by Facebook user Cheryl Tucker Griffith, who accused Facebook of “illegally changed the name of this group;” one by Allison West, who wondered if the group had been hacked; and one by Cordelle Gray: “First Hey and secondly who in the hell invited me to a communist group?”

    According to The Guardian, some members think that the name of the group was simply changed to avoid censorship by Facebook.

    And they seem to believe that “Gay Communists for Socialism” still remain true to its original conservative mission of backing Donald Trump baseless claims that President Elect Joe Biden stole the 2020 election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Well, while not fully Trump related, here is something that will involve his supporters.
    Good.

    There should be consequences for breaking the terms of service.

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    Chappelle is going hard on rural white folk on SNL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azadina View Post
    I find it pretty alarming, that even though Biden won, Trump increased his cultist following from 63 million into 71 million, rather than the cult having lost some following. I very much doubt Bidens likely to be one term will be enough to divert the descent to full authoritarianism.

    Actually...it's even worse than just an increase, because unlike some shadow of doubt in Trumps first election of there having been dumb people falling for grifting, that reason is long gone after 4 years of Trump. All 71 million are full cultists.
    which is one reason I personally don't see this as a 'win'...

    I'm pretty depressed to see those numbers because it tells me that we as a country haven't learned a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    Chappelle is going hard on rural white folk on SNL.
    Is he? What's he doing on SNL after all his whining about being cancelled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    Is he? What's he doing on SNL after all his whining about being cancelled?
    When was he cancelled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontrike View Post
    When was he cancelled?
    I think he complains about being blackballed after the whole comedy central thing.
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    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    Chappelle is going hard on rural white folk on SNL.
    watching on youtube holy hell the klan mask joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontrike View Post
    When was he cancelled?
    idk, ask him. He's got like a whole special on Netflix about it, or some extremely ironic shit like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    71 million cult members? You think everyone that supports Trump acts like he does? A lot of people just voted for him because of the economy, and then other reasons as well like rioting, and the defund the police movement. If everyone that supports Trump is a cult member then everyone that supports Biden is a rioter. See how ridiculous that sounds?
    Have you seen his fucking rallies? Trump supporters are gullible enough to go to these rallies, without a mask, even though they have family members there that have health issues. There has been over 30,000 cases of Covid and 700+ deaths confirmed from these fucking rallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dontrike View Post
    When was he cancelled?
    It might have been in 2016 when he said to the country to give Trump a chance, and boy was he wrong. And that special he had at his house, or whatever it was where he went on his rant about George Floyd and bagging on people like Candace Owens was amazing.

  13. #63913
    I don't know if anyone's brought this up but how the fuck is Trumpy Bear a real thing?
    Last edited by Polyxo; 2020-11-08 at 09:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyxo View Post
    I don't know if anyone's brought this up by how the fuck is Trumpy Bear a real thing?
    I'm still not convinced it is. Just an elaborate practical joke on the people who would actually spend money on something so stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    I'm still not convinced it is. Just an elaborate practical joke on the people who would actually spend money on something so stupid.
    Yep, it is real. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trumpy-bear/

    So real that Snopes had to fact check it lol. So you weren't the only ones questioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    71 million cult members? You think everyone that supports Trump acts like he does? A lot of people just voted for him because of the economy, and then other reasons as well like rioting, and the defund the police movement. If everyone that supports Trump is a cult member then everyone that supports Biden is a rioter. See how ridiculous that sounds?
    I find it funny how people who supposedly fight the profiling are all too happy to do that themselves.

    Trump "cult" is same thing as Bernie "cult" - a small amount of die-hard fans. Branding 70 million people that voted Trump as a "cult" is ridiculous. People voted Trump because they don't want to "defund the police" or because they don't want economic recovery to tank or a bunch of other reasons that are not necessarily "racist" or "bigoted" or another bunch of profiling crap other side tries to brand them with.

    I think it's important that some people finally recognize that reality, instead of keeping insisting that Republican voters are some hive-mind cult.

    There is no war of the worlds here, a lot of Trump votes are the usual - "it's the economy, stupid" from perfectly normal rank and file voters.
    Last edited by Gaidax; 2020-11-08 at 09:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    idk, ask him. He's got like a whole special on Netflix about it, or some extremely ironic shit like that.
    You mean the letterman thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    I find it funny how people who supposedly fight the profiling are all too happy to do that themselves.

    Trump "cult" is same thing as Bernie "cult" - a small amount of die-hard fans. Branding 70 million people that voted Trump as a "cult" is ridiculous. People voted Trump because they don't want to "defund the police" or because they don't want economic recovery to tank or a bunch of other reasons that are not necessarily "racist" or "bigoted" or another bunch of profiling crap other side tries to brand them with.

    I think it's important that some people finally recognize that reality, instead of keeping insisting that Republican voters are some hive-mind cult.

    There is no war of the worlds here, a lot of Trump votes are the usual - "it's the economy, stupid" from perfectly normal rank and file voters.
    And how much of what they believe that Trump actually did to their benefit is real? What can uniquely be accredited to his doing? Very little if i look back.

    No they aren't all racists but a good segment do believe that America means White and American means Caucasian.

    What if those tax cuts weren't spend for the majority on the wealthy but on the lower to middle class instead? All i have seen here was Trump taking over a working economy from Obama who did the ground work. Trump couldn't get a budget passed. Same goes for the Stimulus check might want to see who cashed in the biggest there amount there per person or company.

    Defunding the police isn't about simply removing them all, that's a story they spun from it. What is true is that there's too much power going to the police and their unions who are suppose to police themselves. Something that clearly does not work as they protect their own. Yes a spot light should be put on the police and yes it is going to hurt some people and districts that's the only way to clean this up.

    So yes as a conservative those who voted Trump i do question a whole lot of things about their believes and moral compass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidbaron View Post
    No they aren't all racists but a good segment do believe that America means White and American means Caucasian.
    Just as a good segment of Biden voters would all be too happy to go full hammer and sickle, then?

    You don't have to convince me, you will have to convince a good chunk of these 70m in 2022 and 2024, there won't be a big bad orange man next time around and I'd be very concerned about that given the outcome of President/Senate/House races as is.

    My point is the same I'm making here for years. The kingmakers are those in the middle who can vote either way and they don't really take kindly to bullshit of either side. This is something to take note of.

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    Well, Biden might not have to replace many people seeing as Trump is starting to clean house anyway.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgntp

    Trump dropped 3 agency heads in the days following the election, amid reports that more departures could be coming

    President Donald Trump dropped three agency heads in the days after the election, NPR reported.
    The ousted agency leaders include: Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; and Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of the US Agency for International Development.
    The departures came amid speculation that other agency heads and government officials may be fired or resign from the Trump administration, including FBI Director Chris Wray and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
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    President Donald Trump dropped three agency heads in the days after the election, NPR reported.

    The ousted agency leaders include: Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; and Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of the US Agency for International Development.

    The departures came amid speculation that other agency heads and government officials may be fired or resign from the Trump administration, including FBI Director Chris Wray and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

    Chatterjee, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced on Twitter Thursday that he would no longer be the chairman of FERC, an agency that regulates electricity, natural gas, and oil pipelines, but would remain on as a commissioner.

    Chatterjee, who took efforts in his role to promote renewable energy, reportedly said in an interview with the Washington Post that he thinks he may have been "demoted for my independence" in regards to climate change.

    Gordon-Hagerty, who led the agency that oversees the US nuclear weapons stockpile, resigned on Friday. Sources reportedly told Bloomberg that she resigned after Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's office told her Trump no longer believed in her ability to do the job.

    In a statement, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, a Republican who serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised Gordon-Hagerty and criticised Brouillette for pushing her out.

    "That the Secretary of Energy effectively demanded her resignation during this time of uncertainty demonstrates he doesn't know what he's doing in national security matters and shows a complete lack of respect for the semi-autonomous nature of NNSA," the statement read.

    Glick, who led the agency responsible for foreign aid and development assistance, was terminated in a letter on Friday after refusing to resign, according to The Washington Post.

    Her former agency, USAID, released a statement the same day announcing it was Glick's last day and praising her work. The statement also said the president had designated John Barsa as the Acting Deputy Administrator of USAID.

    The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment on the departures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    I think he complains about being blackballed after the whole comedy central thing.
    Has he? I feel like he has a better career with more control since. His first SNL was a hit. His Netflix specials are his art with minimal corporate interjection. A lot of comedians prefer the freedom he has on road while still making a nice chunk of change.

    The worse thing he got from breaking from CC is no longer being in movies or Viacom TV. I don't think he misses it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    idk, ask him. He's got like a whole special on Netflix about it, or some extremely ironic shit like that.
    He wasn't canceled. He was was one of the first entertainers to put on an successful show during the pandemic...and he dude it without his event being a super spreader event.

    Also SNL doesn't seem to care. They put Kanye on after he told them to kiss his ass. Bill Burr and Chapelle should be completely off their radar but the producers seem to be able to take jokes even if they are on the receiving end
    Last edited by PACOX; 2020-11-08 at 10:16 AM.

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