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In emails to White House, Facebook admits suppressing ‘often-true content’ on COVID-19 vaccines ☞ Just The News

“As you know, in addition to removing vaccine misinformation, we have been focused on reducing the virality of content discouraging vaccines that does not contain actionable information. This is often-true content, which we allow at the post level because it is important for people to be able to discuss both their personal experiences and concerns about the vaccine, but it can be framed as sensation, alarmist, or shocking.”

Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case ☞ Chicago Tribune

“SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s corporate parent has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social media platform allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica, a firm that supported Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign in 2016.”

Meta’s value has plunged by $700 billion. Wall Street calls it a “train wreck.” ☞ CBS News

“Meta shares tumbled 24% on Thursday to its lowest level in nearly four years following an earnings report that one Wall Street analyst described as a ‘train wreck.’ It’s a far cry from the company’s position nearly a year ago, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg on October 28, 2021, announced with great fanfare that Facebook was changing its name to Meta Platforms to emphasize its focus on the ‘metaverse.’ “

Facebook Is Hoarding Sensitive Medical Information: Report ☞ Newsbusters

“Clicking the ‘Schedule Online Now’ button for a doctor on the website of Froedtert Hospital, in Wisconsin, prompted the Meta Pixel to send Facebook the text of the button, the doctor’s name, and the condition we selected from a dropdown menu: ‘Alzheimer’s,’” The Markup reported.

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Facebook Makes a Shocking Admission About Its Fact Checks in Court Filing ☞ PJ Media

“Facebook is admitting what many of us have known to be true for some time: Its fact-check labels are opinions rather than definitive renderings of the facts. In court filings (embedded below) related to a defamation lawsuit by John Stossel, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, claimed that the platform did not defame the veteran journalist because they were merely offering an opinion when labeling his videos about climate change as ‘partly false.’ ”

Capitol Hill Riot: DOJ Arrest Reports Focus On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Barely Mention Parler

“The takedown of Parler was purportedly based on its unique role in fomenting hate online relating to its alleged outsize role in the events at the Capitol on January 6th.”

“Having spent a couple days weeding through the DOJ’s published arrest reports, I found little mention of Parler, but plenty of alleged criminal conduct referencing Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, in the charging document.”

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"Police got a tip that he was at the Dallas World Aquarium on Thursday near animal exhibits. Officers spotted him getting onto a DART train and caught up to him on Pacific Avenue. He was taken to police headquarters for questioning."
Feb 3, 2023
"A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters that the U.S. has 'very high confidence' it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon and it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. One of the places the balloon was spotted was Montana, which is home to one of the nation’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base."
Feb 2, 2023
“'The restoration of the services of Wikipedia will be reconsidered subject to blocking / removal of the reported unlawful contents. PTA is committed to ensuring a safe online experience for all Pakistani citizens according to local laws,' the regulator said. The regulator did not elaborate on what content it had asked Wikipedia to remove."
Feb 2, 2023
"The national drink of Scotland's by-products can be used in skincare products to boost the skin's appearance. This includes reducing inflammation and puffiness, calming redness and fighting free radical damage from the environment."
Feb 2, 2023
The Austrian Foreign Ministry has announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats for what it said were actions incompatible with their diplomatic status, adding that they must leave the country."
Feb 2, 2023
"But officials said Wednesday that an investigation found some of the animals in the zoo's collection had allegedly been sold off, traded or eaten under Nava's orders."
Feb 2, 2023
"Kids and adults cheerfully waited for Fred to appear at an annual event in Val-d’Espoir, Quebec, on Thursday, before event organizer Roberto Blondin announced the stubby burrower’s demise. Fred, 9, was found dead overnight and Blondin said he might have passed away late last year during hibernation."
Feb 2, 2023
"James Gordon Meek, a former Emmy-winning producer at ABC News, made headlines last year when he disappeared following an FBI raid on his home...Speculation at the time was that the raid was connected to his reporting on the 2017 Pentagon coverup of the deaths of four US special forces soldiers following an ambush by ISIS militants in Nigeria;"
Feb 1, 2023
“There is no difference in having stolen the data — I mean, a computer shop owner who Hunter Biden gave a laptop to fix, who stole his data, which to me has been incredible from the very beginning that has not been the bigger story. This is the equivalent of hacking into somebody. And to celebrate this and say there’s no problem, I’ve never understood it, and I think it’s a really dangerous path for the GOP to go down.”
Feb 1, 2023
"Since President Nayib Bukele asked the country's congress to approve a state of exception in March, the police and army have arrested more than 62,000 suspected gang members and their collaborators."
Feb 1, 2023
"The vacant house had been the subject of a previous investigation involving exotic animals being kept at the location, police said. Animal feces and a room containing pigeons were found at the house, police said. The monkeys were inside a closet in another bedroom. A water jug containing dead fish and several domestic cats were also found inside the residence."
Feb 1, 2023
"At no time did anyone from An’s group enter an alley to pay off an officer, Atchayon said, citing the video footage. However, following that news conference, several Thai media outlets published stories saying that the officers in question had admitted to an unnamed source that they did ask An’s group for money on the night in question."
Feb 1, 2023
"It emerged that the baby did not have a ticket, and the couple headed off to board the flight -- leaving their child behind on the airline check-in counter."
Feb 1, 2023
The capsule – which could fit onto a 10 cent piece – came loose during transportation from north of the Pilbara mining town of Newman to the Perth suburb of Malaga earlier in January. Despite its size, the capsule – containing the radioactive material Caesium-137 – is capable of emitting the same radiation as one would receive sitting through 10 X-rays in an hour."
Feb 1, 2023
"The dodo is the third animal along with the mammoth and Tasmanian tiger, that Colossal Biosciences hopes to bring back from the dead."
Feb 1, 2023
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