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Facebook’s Latest Free Speech Scandal Revealed in Lawsuit

The battle for the fate of the American First Amendment has taken a hard left turn over the course of 2018, with ‘s frothing fascism acting as the de facto beating and bleeding heart in operation.

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The battle for the fate of the American First Amendment has taken a hard left turn over the course of 2018, with Facebook’s frothing fascism acting as the de facto beating and bleeding heart in operation.

The social media giant has not been shy doling out their political influence during these first two years of the Trump administration, with their immense power being wielded solely for the benefit of the democratic party.

Not only has the world’s preeminent social network openly admitted to curating their now-defunct “trending topics” section to purposefully exclude the independent media, but they have also been accused to making victims of men such as Brian Kolfage – a US military veteran and triple amputee who was branded as “untrustworthy” by the platform, thus cutting Kolfage’s reach as a political pundit.   (This was after Facebook accepted over a quarter of a million dollars in advertising revenue from Kolfage as well).

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A twist to the tawdry tale of censorship and discrimination has emerged this week, as Facebook is once again in the hot seat over their business model’s amoral practices. 

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A new lawsuit filing alleges that Facebook purposefully inflated the time spent watching videos on its platform by 150 percent to 900 percent to mislead advertisers and inflate advertising rates.

A lawsuit reported on by the Wall Street Journal alleges that Facebook was aware of issues on how the site measured views of video ads for more than a year before it disclosed the issue in 2016. A group of advertisers brought a lawsuit against the social media firm in 2016 for failing to disclose the error earlier, accusing Facebook of engaging in unfair business practices by publishing inaccurate metrics that overestimated how long users spent watching ads and ultimately misled advertisers.

Later, the group of advertisers added a claim of fraud, and in a filing on Tuesday they have now alleged that Facebook knew of the advertising metric bug as early as January 2015 and determined the nature of the miscalculation within months, but failed to disclose this information to advertisers for over a year. The latest filing came shortly after the advertiser’s review of 80,000 pages of internal Facebook records.

Facebook’s political malfeasance hasn’t come without a price, however:  The social network’s stocks have plummeted in the wake of these concurrent scandals.

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George Conway Goads Justin Amash with Pre-Praise for Potential POTUS Run

The ‘resistance’ is growing bolder by the minute.

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President Trump is facing adversity like no other President before him, and there’s good reason for this. No, it’s not his alleged shortcomings that are to blame; it’s the fact that he is still very much an outsider in the world of national politics.  Of course, this was a purposeful choice by the American people who have long been under the thumb of career politicians, many of them millionaires, who have taken their role as “public servants” and transformed it into an indoctrination into the ruling class. Which is precisely why we rebelled against the British so many years ago…but that’s a diatribe for another time. Trump has gotten under the skin of the Washington establishment in ways that few others have, and certainly more than any other President in recent memory. Even the husband of one the President’s closest advisers is counting himself among the “resistance”. Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, declared Tuesday that a primary challenge by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) against President Donald Trump in 2020 would be a “supreme act of patriotism.” “This would be a supreme act of patriotism by Rep. Amash,” Conway, a frequent Trump critic, tweeted in response to an article shared by Reason editor Robby Soave about Libertarians and Never Trump Republicans urging Amash to run for the White House. Amash is the only republican to have called for the impeachment of President Trump, and the idea of both a primary challenge to Trump and a run as the Libertarian candidate in 2020 have been floated as possibilities. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has also declared his interest in running a primary campaign against the President.

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Nevada Goes for The Jugular with ‘Popular Vote’ Bill

There are serious concerns about the move – concerns that conservatives in New York State and California have been warning us about for decades.

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We all remember that one kid in school who would change the rules to whatever game you were playing whenever they were losing. It seemed to always be the most prevalent in the game of Monopoly, where the “house rules” were more malleable than Play-Doh in August in St. Augustine.  When and where hotels could be built was always a contentious battle for the disadvantaged, regardless of whether or not this disadvantage was self afflicted.  Then there were the unseemly declarations regarding free money, jail time, etc. In other words, some people just can’t stand to lose, and they lash out in unhealthy ways when that fate befalls them. Such seems to be the case these days with the democrats as well, who are still reeling from their electoral evisceration at the hands of Donald Trump back in 2016. Now, after being bested through the electoral college, a great many anti-Trump organizations are pushing to change the rules of the game. Nevada is just the latest to pontificate on just such an adjustment. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, will consider signing a new bill that would require the state’s six Electoral College votes to be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the state’s vote. The legislation would only take effect once states representing a majority of the nation’s 538 electoral votes agree to join. Thus far, the participating states or jurisdictions include: California (55), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), the District of Columbia (3),  Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (5), New York (29), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Washington (12). These represent a total of 189 electoral votes. Most are solid “blue” states, but Colorado and New Mexico are considered swing states, albeit leaning Democratic.…

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