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Facebook survey asks users if they condone pedophilia

Facebook survey asks users if they condone pedophilia

The cringeworthy poll surfaced at the top of Facebook’s home page for an unspecified number of users this past weekend, according to a report.

“In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook’s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures,” one question in the survey reads.

The disgusting multiple-choice poll gave users the option to condone the sick behavior, allowing them to vote that the “content should be allowed on Facebook, and I would not mind seeing it.”

Another possible, nausea-inducing response was that “the content should be allowed on Facebook, but I don’t want to see it.”

Read more HERE

Facebook and Twitter help spread misinformation and conspiracy theories, scientists conclude

Facebook and Twitter help spread misinformation and conspiracy theories, scientists conclude

Scientists hope that the findings could be useful for those that are looking to share accurate information, if it can help develop new ways of discussion that help people share information without getting it wrong.

(Get ready for a flood of propoganda as the puppet masters attempt to retaliate)

The scientists conducted the research by looking at the way that two different kinds of information were spread online: conspiracy theories and other wrong information, and science news. Both had their own separate sets of people who tended to share information between themselves, the researchers found.

(Bit of nudging in there?)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-and-twitter-help-spread-misinformation-and-conspiracy-theories-scientists-conclude-a6806466.html

The research paper

In particular, we analyze the cascade dynamics of Facebook users when the content is related to very distinct narratives:
conspiracy theories and scientific information
Met Police officers accused of ‘using secret racist Facebook group’

Met Police officers accused of ‘using secret racist Facebook group’

An investigation has been launched into claims that Metropolitan Police officers used a secret online forum to air racist views about ethnic groups.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said “concerns” were raised about comments made on a Facebook group with the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) in April.

Representatives of the traveller community contacted police in June about the same Facebook group and these complaints were being “looked at in detail as part of the DPS assessment”, according to the spokesman.

Some of the comments were made during a discussion in March about the BBC Trust’s decision to clear Jeremy Clarkson and other Top Gear presenters of wrongdoing for their use of the word “pikey”, a derogatory term for travellers, according to The Independent on Sunday.

The spokesman said: “The group administrators have set the privacy settings for the group as ‘secret’, but we understand it to include former and serving MPS officers among its members.

“DPS is assessing the information it has received to determine whether any serving MPS officer or staff may have committed any acts of misconduct and will also look to see if any criminal offences may have been committed. Should either be disclosed they will be fully investigated.”

Yvonne MacNamara, chief executive of the Traveller Movement, described the Facebook comments were “shocking”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11749245/Met-Police-officers-accused-of-using-secret-racist-Facebook-group.html

Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

Remember the Army team of ”facebook warriors”?

There’s also Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), a unit of the signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ),

JTRIG also appears to be intimately involved in traditional law enforcement areas and U.K.-specific activity, as previously unpublished documents demonstrate.

JTRIG’s domestic operations fit into a larger pattern of U.K.-focused and traditional law enforcement activities within GCHQ.

The 2011 report on the organization’s operations, published today, summarizes their tactics:

Here’s one example

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British army creates team of Facebook warriors

British army creates team of Facebook warriors

The 77th Brigade, to be based in Hermitage, near Newbury, in Berkshire, will be about 1,500-strong and formed of units drawn from across the army. It will formally come into being in April.

The brigade will be responsible for what is described as non-lethal warfare. Both the Israeli and US army already engage heavily in psychological operations.

Against a background of 24-hour news, smartphones and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, the force will attempt to control the narrative.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/31/british-army-facebook-warriors-77th-brigade

Only following orders?

 

Belgian privacy watchdog sues Facebook

Belgian privacy watchdog sues Facebook

Belgium’s national privacy watchdog is taking US internet company Facebook to court, arguing that the way the social network website tracks the behaviour of both members and non-members is illegal under Belgian and European law.

The basis for the case is research requested by the privacy commission and published in March, which noted that Facebook tracks user behaviour on non-Facebook websites by default until they opt-out, instead of after seeking permission.

It also noted that Facebook tracks the behaviour of people who are not members of Facebook, which also violates the EU’s e-Privacy directive.

“Even people who explicitly state that they do not want to be tracked, are tracked anyway”, Debeuckelaere told Belgian newspaper De Morgen, which broke the story on Monday (15 June).

https://euobserver.com/digital/129110