Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology” and putting children’s mental health at risk.
Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg’s company in its first months, said the company’s founders intentionally built the site to consume as much human attention as possible.
Parker, who has made billions as an early shareholder in the social network, also criticised Facebook’s effect on children. “It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” he told newsite Axios. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
“The inventors, creators… understood this consciously. And we did it anyway,” Parker said…. read more
Evangelist Franklin Graham has weighed in on the sexual harassment scandal surrounding actor Kevin Spacey and accused the Clinton and Obama administrations of giving Hollywood a “free pass” and allowing it to “pollute America’s youth with moral corruption.”
On Monday, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey, one of Hollywood’s biggest names, tried to sexually molest him when he was just 14. Amid backlash, gay comedian Rosie O’Donnell likened Spacey to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and tweeted that “we all knew” about the “House of Cards” star’s alleged behavior.
In a heated Facebook post shared Monday evening, Graham, the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, asked, “Well, if everybody knew, why did they remain silent?”…. read more
Psalm 37 1 Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. 2 For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender green plants. 3 Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act, 6 making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.
7 Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans. 8 Refrain from anger and give up your rage; do not be agitated—it can only bring harm. 9 For evildoers will be destroyed, but those who put their hope in the Lord will inherit the land. 10 A little while, and the wicked person will be no more; though you look for him, he will not be there.
11 But the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity. 12 The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. 13 The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright. 15 Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord supports the righteous. 18 The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. 19 They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger. 20 But the wicked will perish; the Lord’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away— they will fade away like smoke.
21 The wicked man borrows and does not repay, but the righteous one is gracious and giving. 22 Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be destroyed. 23 A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. 24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand. 25 I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread. 26 He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.
27 Turn away from evil and do what is good, and dwell there forever. 28 For the Lord loves justice and will not abandon His faithful ones. They are kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. 29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it permanently. 30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter. 32 The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous and seeks to kill him; 33 the Lord will not leave him in the power of the wicked one or allow him to be condemned when he is judged.
34 Wait for the Lord and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land. You will watch when the wicked are destroyed. 35 I have seen a wicked, violent man well-rooted like a flourishing native tree. 36 Then I passed by and noticed he was gone; I searched for him, but he could not be found. 37 Watch the blameless and observe the upright, for the man of peace will have a future. 38 But transgressors will all be eliminated; the future of the wicked will be destroyed. 39 The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, their refuge in a time of distress. 40 The Lord helps and delivers them; He will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in Him.
The rise of social media has shown how the barriers between public and private are falling fast. Fueled by a climate of anti-Christian leftist bias, the devoutly-held Biblical beliefs of Christians are now under attack by private companies, labor unions and universities across the world.
Workers and students who express their opinion in favor of Christian principles or in opposition to the LGBT or abortion agendas now risk being fired from their jobs or expelled from academic programs.
In four recent cases, Christians were persecuted for expressing personal opinions, without a hint of hate speech, on social networks in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries were once considered leaders in freedom of speech, but now it is only left-leaning speech that is protected.
First, the case of a young woman named Madeline. In Canberra, Australia, an 18-year-old contract worker for the company Capital Kids Parties was let go after she put up a Facebook filter expressing her opposition to a same sex marriage vote. Her message read simply, “It’s OK to vote no“…. read more
Looking back, I think that Facebook decided that they had to do something about me after I wrote the article on Mark Zuckerberg’s tight relationship with SNOPES. That really hit a nerve, and since then my experience on FB has been quite stormy.
They began by banning me from sharing in any FB groups for a week or more. After my sentence was served, I would share only one time and immediately would get a warning that I somehow “Used sharing in an inappropriate way – even if I didn’t mean to.” It would then say “You may not share for 11 hours.”
A few days ago, FB friends were telling me that my comments on their pages were being flagged as “Spam.” I had never seen such a thing on FB – nor had my friends. That is when I realized that when I would attempt to just visit one of the many Christian groups to which I belonged, all I would see was a white page with no comments, with circles going round and round…. read more
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He’s known as the Duck Commander, the patriarch of the family featured in the hit reality show Duck Dynasty.
And outspoken is far too mild a word to describe him.
The show’s no longer on the air, but Phil Robertson is. He’s the star of a new online show, Conservative Review‘s “In the Woods with Phil,” and he’s already making waves.
Recently, Robertson posted a video on Facebook. But the social media site decided to label the video “graphic violence and gore” because Robertson is shown preparing a duck he had killed for dinner, RedState reports…. read more
Graphic violence? Where do these people think their food comes from?!
Just two or three generations ago, most Americans understood that George Orwell’s classics Animal Farm and 1984 were written to explain how freedom is lost to totalitarianism and the intolerance that accompanies it. “Big Brother,” a term that many people still casually use to describe an all-knowing governing authority, comes right out of 1984. In the society that Orwell describes, all citizens are continually reminded that “Big Brother is watching you,” by way of a constant surveillance through the pervasive use of “telescreens” by the ruling class.
Orwell’s warnings about totalitarianism written in novel form in Animal Farm and 1984 came shortly after Freidrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom was published at the end of World War II. But it took the shocking revelations from books on Nazism and Soviet Communism, by scholars like William Shirer and Robert Conquest in the 1960s, to really make Orwell relevant for teaching to the masses educated in American public schools. And it was not just an academic exercise insofar as Stalin’s successor, Nikita Khrushchev, was at that time brutally crushing all resistance, enforcing the Soviet model of totalitarian control on East European countries that became satellite states of Moscow…. read more
I just read 1984 book novel with over 200 pages, it was a wow moment. This is happening before our very eyes and hardly noticed. The whole football thing is so perfectly described in this “fiction” book I had to stop reading for a bit.
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell). That is happening as I type this.
Revelation 13:14-15 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is well known in a general sense to most people through science fiction movies. But what is it really, and how does it work? Does an artificially intelligent computer or robot mean that it is sentient, that is, aware of itself? If not, what’s the difference between artificial intelligence and self-awareness? AI is all the rage; large corporations are pouring billions into creating computers and robots that can recognize patterns and think for themselves.
Prominent scientists like Stephen Hawking, Nick Bostron, Elton Musk, Lord Rees, and even Bill Gates all have sounded the alarm over the potential risk of AI, naming it as the biggest threat to humanity that they can foresee. Lord Rees, who once was head of the Royal Society, even founded the “Centre for the Study of Existential Risk” to deal with the AI threat, which Musk called, “summoning the demon.” Those Hollywood movies (from the original “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” with Vger, to the recent Ultron of “The Avengers”) which show sentient machines deciding that mankind is merely an inferior species to be eliminated aren’t necessarily all fantasy. But even if we never get to the point of having a Vger out to destroy the carbon-based infestation on planet Earth, there are more certain threats just around the corner because of AI, and robots which develop their own language so that they can speak to one another without human intervention is a step toward that end… read more
TWO TEENAGERS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH VIRAL VIDEO POSTED ON FACEBOOK LIVE THAT SHOWS THE SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ASSAULT OF A WOMAN ARE IN POLICE CUSTODY, ACCORDING TO THE GULFPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
EDITOR’S NOTE: Social media giant Facebook takes great pride in thier “community standards”, even going so far as having international ‘deletion teams’ to remove “hate speech” and other things they deem offensive. Yet somehow, they seem unable to prevent dozens of live videos over their networks showing rapes, suicides and sexual assaults. Seems to me that creating an algorithm to detect certain trigger keywords when spoken to cut off the stream shouldn’t be so hard to do. So why aren’t they doing it?
Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, turned herself into police around 7 p.m. Wednesday. She was arrested on charges of felony kidnapping and sexual assault. Ezzie Johnson, 17, was arrested by police around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He faces a charge of felony kidnapping.<!–more–>