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Why Trump and Don Jr. are going to war with Silicon Valley

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  • Another distraction. Have all immigrant children been reunited with their parents? Why did the White House Counsel abruptly leave? How’s progress on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula? That’s what we should be focused on.

  • Something I like about this website is that one can share their thoughts freely. Whether or not the viewpoints are agreeable or not, it allows for free discourse. I’m learning a lot from others and I hope to share a bit about my own perspective-from middle America. I love hearing perspectives from those

    Something I like about this website is that one can share their thoughts freely. Whether or not the viewpoints are agreeable or not, it allows for free discourse. I’m learning a lot from others and I hope to share a bit about my own perspective-from middle America. I love hearing perspectives from those outside of the USA as it adds diversity of thought and reference.

    With that said, one thing I was taught is to listen closest to those involved in the decision or event (first person interviews). Getting your news from a cable news program (unless they are airing the interview) or newspaper article always promotes bias and opinion. Being able to think freely and discuss respectfully is a mark of a society that has freedom - the real reason behind our First Amendment. It is a right we’ve taken for granted, and we are on the cusp of losing due to irresponsible journalism and derisive conversation.

  • Short answer: Trump can’t help it.

    Longer answer: If Trump isn’t on offense, he’s on defense. He prefers offense.

    Even longer answer: Technology has upended media and news consumption like never before. Social media in particular creates echo chambers effective at creating myopic world views. They’re

    Short answer: Trump can’t help it.

    Longer answer: If Trump isn’t on offense, he’s on defense. He prefers offense.

    Even longer answer: Technology has upended media and news consumption like never before. Social media in particular creates echo chambers effective at creating myopic world views. They’re the type of echo chambers that helped get Trump elected and continue to buoy his popularity today; but by casting aspersions on technology giants now, he has someone to blame whenever the political winds stop blowing his direction.

  • At the heart of this issue is something much bigger than politics - which is bias in algorithms. Given how dependent we are on digital information and services, we have every right to understand what all goes into these complex sets of decisions that filter content for us and nudge us constantly in one

    At the heart of this issue is something much bigger than politics - which is bias in algorithms. Given how dependent we are on digital information and services, we have every right to understand what all goes into these complex sets of decisions that filter content for us and nudge us constantly in one direction or another. In my own google search of Trump news, EVERY one of the first 5 videos highlighted was from CNN. That’s probably because I get news from CNN, but how am I ever supposed to know what all went in to me seeing those 5 videos first? The lack of transparency makes it easy for people to allege willful bias for political reasons. We simply don’t know.

  • legitimate reasons to go to war. As a person that voted for Trump and a person who has the highest regards for equality, love for country and the flag, love for family values; I become disgusted when I see folks in this medium or others attack our president for the most unfair reasons. Those who hate

    legitimate reasons to go to war. As a person that voted for Trump and a person who has the highest regards for equality, love for country and the flag, love for family values; I become disgusted when I see folks in this medium or others attack our president for the most unfair reasons. Those who hate our president are basically doing it with no basis. they are just simply repeating left leaning talking points with no substance. get your facts right folks! Read a little more and learn that you are being fed lies by the mainstream media. Once again, why would a citizen such as myself and everyone else with the same beliefs be willing to continue supporting our current president if he is as bad as you say he is? I can ask you folks the same thing, why continue supporting Obama when we he had tremendous flaws and many so many mistakes while in office for 8 years. This is not a racist question as I have a Spanish ancestry.

  • I am now starting to see that even this group is inundated with narrow minded brainwashed opinion. I find this worrisome as a lot of commenters claim fairly high level professional positions. There is no discussion here just polarized opinions. Being Canadian, we can't understand how the US let this

    I am now starting to see that even this group is inundated with narrow minded brainwashed opinion. I find this worrisome as a lot of commenters claim fairly high level professional positions. There is no discussion here just polarized opinions. Being Canadian, we can't understand how the US let this happen to yourselves, and are worried that this same ridiculous polarization has started to show its ugly head in our politics. Looking at anything through the brainwashed filter of polarization could lead anyone to see injustice where it isn't and bias that doesn't exist. These "social" media sites aren't filtering content through political bias, that would be very bad for revenue. If there are 20 critical articles written by real news organizations from around the globe on Donald's latest actions, and very few positive ones, it's not bias or fake news. It's called reality in the rest of the world.

  • I don’t know what Facebook everyone has been looking at but personally my Facebook is littered with a ton of conservative and Pro Trump material. This isn’t anything new as Obama had the same issues with social media. Trump seems to be making this into more of an issue than it is, rather than focusing

    I don’t know what Facebook everyone has been looking at but personally my Facebook is littered with a ton of conservative and Pro Trump material. This isn’t anything new as Obama had the same issues with social media. Trump seems to be making this into more of an issue than it is, rather than focusing on the more important topics in America.

  • FB admits their major voices favor the Left, and it has been reported the few conservatives who work there have complained of being outcasted by the left leaning majority. Diamond & Silk had a big voice when their platform was pulled out from under, but I had one pulled when I spoke out in an informative

    FB admits their major voices favor the Left, and it has been reported the few conservatives who work there have complained of being outcasted by the left leaning majority. Diamond & Silk had a big voice when their platform was pulled out from under, but I had one pulled when I spoke out in an informative and courteous manner against the recent print media “gang up” on our President. They put it in their spam bucket, so it does give me reason to believe the reality of dismissing conservative speech.

  • The main reason I'm trying this site out is because of outright bias & everyone knows it is heavily tilted to the left. I agree that a conservative Facebook alternative is needed. People who outright hate the right need not sign in & have their day ruined & vice versa. #walkaway.

  • Have all of the children separated from their parents during the Obama presidency been reunited with their parents? It’s strange how that’s not being asked. Actually, it’s not strange. It’s typical leftist propaganda to do or say anything to bring down this president. I’m happy that I supported Obama

    Have all of the children separated from their parents during the Obama presidency been reunited with their parents? It’s strange how that’s not being asked. Actually, it’s not strange. It’s typical leftist propaganda to do or say anything to bring down this president. I’m happy that I supported Obama even though I didn’t vote for him, because I wanted the nation to be the best it could be. I reckon that I am the adult here. Not the whiny children that the left takes their example from.

  • It is So funny to me how Now since trumpkkk is sabotaging himself his supporters blame the Media, when in reality the media is the reason he got then & as now 24 hour of FREE coverage before the election with No Negative coverage but Celebrity Reality TV coverage! No one but those That Follow this man

    It is So funny to me how Now since trumpkkk is sabotaging himself his supporters blame the Media, when in reality the media is the reason he got then & as now 24 hour of FREE coverage before the election with No Negative coverage but Celebrity Reality TV coverage! No one but those That Follow this man Blindly is overt Bias & Racism & anyone on the Left or Right that can do “Critical Thinking” can see that all of trumpkkk Scandals has been self inflicted, But again we have Wall to Wall media coverage of trumpkkk, i think the media needs to go Quiet on trumpkkk until Mueller report comes out, We in New York was used to trumpkkk Attempting to control the coverage of him here but he’s finding it very hard to do Nationwide, But he’s Excellent at Deflecting from the most important issues that will effect All Americans but the Corporations,the Rich & Elite, they get Richer but he doesn’t give Federal employees a 2.5% wage increase? I’m sure all federal employees are not Dems. & there are federal employees that support & voted for this Treasonous Man but they will still support him, because it’s deeper than Politics it’s about Cultural Bias & Privilege,but Of Course No one will ever Admit it!

  • Again, this family have too many issues. Every week it’s something new. Son Like Father. Two Idiots. What Do You Expect! Dumb and Dumber!

  • I believe he is echoing the thoughts of the conservative voices that have be snuffed out on social media. Myself included. Incidentally, traveled through Europe this summer and asked the rank and file about our president. A large number of people wished that they had someone like trump to defend what

    I believe he is echoing the thoughts of the conservative voices that have be snuffed out on social media. Myself included. Incidentally, traveled through Europe this summer and asked the rank and file about our president. A large number of people wished that they had someone like trump to defend what they wanted.

    I wonder how long this comment will last on this sight.

  • Truth is not a set of facts. When anyone focuses only on the negative, they have an agenda. All news media choose not only what makes the news (by choosing what is reported on and how much or little that news is promoted), but also then tell you the facts about that news they want you to know.

    Conservative

    Truth is not a set of facts. When anyone focuses only on the negative, they have an agenda. All news media choose not only what makes the news (by choosing what is reported on and how much or little that news is promoted), but also then tell you the facts about that news they want you to know.

    Conservative media and opinion have been focused on buried stories and non-stories for years, because what Conservatives believe is important and want to know more about is far different from what the MSM generally produces.

    Where are the stories about how Obama era regulations have reduced the rural poor to heating water on a stove because they can’t afford to replace their broken water heater now?

    MSM cover large metropolitan areas where homeowners are generally better off and the poor overwhelmingly rent. They are blind and deaf to the plight of the rural poor.

    The MSM and Big Tech are also ignorant and dismissive of the deeply held values that tie a family to a place despite the poverty, lack of opportunity, and limited social mobility. Their primary audience remains those who left those very things for a better life and therefore have demonstrated an antithetical philosophy by following the opportunities.

    Put it all together—MSM and Big Tech reveal a blinding bias against a very large portion of America and act shocked when someone objects to their bias. Their response so far has been to double down on their bias by trying to weed out dissent.

    I really don’t think people in the urban centers have an inkling about the level of frustration and rage their clueless agenda is producing or the loyalty these poorly served conservatives have for Trump—this bizarre man who is so utterly unlike them and yet fights for them ferociously.

  • They should. Free speech is bidirectional.

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