No. Religion is a social club? What an empty shallow view with no purpose.
The average user belongs to 30 groups, and while more than one billion are members of groups, just 100 million are in “meaningful groups,” or groups where they have a sense of purpose.
Zuckerberg wants that number of users in “meaningful” groups to be one billion, such that “we’re going to change Facebook’s whole mission to take this on.”
He wants to connect groups around common interests or beliefs but also issues.
“In the next generation, our greatest opportunities and challenges we can only take on together,” Zuckerberg said, “ending poverty, curing disease, stopping climate change, spreading freedom and tolerance, stopping terrorism.” LifeSiteNews
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his social network to fill the role that churches and social clubs once did in communities.
During a speech at the first Facebook Communities Summit last week, Zuckerberg said membership in all kinds of groups has declined in the last several decades.
“That’s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else,” Zuckerberg said, promoting Facebook’s large community-support groups as a substitute.
In fact, bringing people closer together is so important that “we’re going to change Facebook’s whole mission to take this on,” Zuckerberg said.
On “The Story” tonight, Pastor Robert Jeffress said he’s confident that God and the church will be around much longer than Zuckerberg and Facebook. Insider.Foxnews
These raids are authoritarian and threatens the freedom of Germans.
What criteria is used to determine that someone is guilty of “hate speech” or “right-wing incitement” is not stated in the article.
Police in Germany have started carrying out raids in peoples homes in an attempt to prosecute people for inciting “hate speech” on Facebook.
A press release from Germany’s federal police agencyconfirmed that around 60 homes were searched this week as a result of people posting messages deemed as extreme by the German authorities.
“The action carried out today shows that the authorities are acting firmly against hate on the internet, which has grown considerably in the wake of the refugee situation,” said Holger Münch, head of the BKA, said in the statement.
“Attacks on refugees are often the result of radicalization, which begins on social networks. These words should not poison the social climate,” he continued. Breitbart
Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats or harassment based on someone’s sexual orientation.
“The still high incidence of punishable hate posting shows a need for police action,” Holger Münch, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, said in a statement. “Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet.”..
The measure, championed by Justice Minister Heiko Maas for passage this month, would fine Facebook, Twitter and other outlets up to $53 million (50 million euros) if they failed to remove hate speech and other forms of illegal content.
Under German law, social media users are subject to a range of punishments for posting illegal material, including a prison sentence of up to five years for inciting racial hatred. NYT
Authorities in Sweden are prosecuting a 70-year-old woman for a hate crime.
Her alleged crime? She wrote on Facebook that she saw migrants defecating in the streets and setting fire to cars.
Sweden has allowed hundreds of thousands of refugees to pour in over the last few years, quickly devolving from a bucolic Nordic paradise it into a crime-infested, rape-ridden nation. Police officers there have acknowledged that they have “no-go zones” — places filled with refugees that they can’t safely enter and police. Leading feminists have moved out of urban areas to avoid misogynistic refugees.
As refugees poured into the country in 2015, the woman charged with a hate crime wrote a Facebook post that said migrants “set fire to cars, and urinate and defecate on the streets,” according to FriaTider, an online magazine.
After a lengthy probe, prosecutors in Sweden decided that the post violated the nation’s law on incitement to racial hatred, FriaTider wrote. If the pensioner is found guilty, she faces four years in prison. The woman acknowledges that she posted the comments but says she did not commit a crime. DailyWire
Facebook’s live-streaming service is under pressure after a father hanged his 11-month-old daughter in a murder-suicide that was beamed to thousands of viewers.
The four minutes of footage showing the child’s unbearable final moments were online for 24 hours before being removed.
The social networking site admitted last week that it had ‘to do better’ to prevent such horror being uploaded after it took over two hours to delete footage of an American killing a stranger.
The murder of the baby girl took place in the Thai resort of Phuket. Using a smartphone, Wuttisan Wongtalay, 21, recorded himself putting a rope around his daughter’s neck and hanging her. He then killed himself.
Two video clips of the disturbing incident were accessible on the father’s Facebook profile for around 24 hours…
Local media reported that Wongtalay, suspected his wife Jiranuch Trirat, 21, of having an affair and had threatened to kill her in a jealous rage earlier that day.
He is then said to have stormed out of the house with their baby, Natalie. The distraught mother saw the murder video 45 minutes after it was posted and told police. DailyMail
Authorities have filed juvenile charges against a 14-year-old boy for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was carried on Facebook Live, and are seeking the arrest of a 15-year-old boy in connection with the crime, police said Sunday.
Police are trying to identify others who took part in the assault, officials said, but the investigation has been complicated by the trauma experienced by the victim.
The boy was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacture of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography, all of which are felonies, police said…
Since the assault was reported and police began looking for suspects, the girl’s family has been relocated with the help of authorities because of threats and taunts. ChiacgoTribune
A group of boys raped a 15-year-old Chicago girl, streamed the attack live on Facebook, while roughly 40 people watched the savage assault live and did nothing about it.
Fox News reports that police only discovered what had happened after the girl’s mother approached Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson as he was leaving a news conference at the 10th District police station in the Lawndale neighborhood late Monday.
The girl’s mother showed Johnson screenshots of the alleged assault, according to Johnson’s spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Johnson told WGN-TV, “What’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw this and they didn’t pick up the phone and dial 911. That’s just not right and (we’re) working on it and try to bring it to a successful resolution.”
Johnson ordered an investigation; the police department asked Facebook to pull the video off the Internet. Her mother showed WGN News four screens grabs that WGN reported are too graphic for TV.
The Chicago Tribunestated that the girl, a Lane Tech freshman, was reported missing after she didn’t return to her Lawndale home after going to the store. The girl’s uncle reportedly saw the Facebook Live video showing the boys raping his niece. The girl wasn’t found until Tuesday morning; police said she appeared to be in “good condition” and was returned to her mother. DailyWire
Sweden has deliberately chosen a path of self-destruction.
Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of gang-raping a woman, after one allegedly live-streamed the crime on a closed Facebook page.
According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet tabloid, the alleged crime took place in an apartment in the city of Uppsala early on Sunday morning. The victim was reportedly close to unconscious.
Josefine Lundgren, 21, alerted the police at 8.24am on Sunday morning as soon as she realised what was happening on the closed group, of which she is one of 60,000 members.
“He tore off her clothes and lay down on top of her,” Lundgren told Expressen.
“You have been raped,” one of the men said to the woman at the end of the broadcast before laughing, according to the paper. “Three against one, ha ha ha,” one of the members of the closed group then commented under the feed. thelocal.se
Aftonbladet daily spoke to some of the members of the closed Facebook group in which the “aggravated rape” was reportedly broadcast live. Witnesses said the girl being gang-raped was close to unconscious at the time.RT
On Flashback, Sweden’s largest internet forum, users who said they witnessed the alleged rape as it was broadcast identified the attackers as a group of men of Middle Eastern appearance. BreitBart
The Facebook pages were closed after an online campaign celebrating an infamous bomb-maker.
Hamas slammed the social media giant Facebook for closing down over a hundred pages belonging or sympathetic to the terror group in control of the Gaza Strip.
The closures took place on Thursday, in light of a social media campaign by Hamas to celebrate the man who first manufactured bombs for it in the early 1990s, Yahya Ayyash, known as “the engineer.” Ayyash was assassinated by Israel 21 years ago on Thursday.
“We condemn the arbitrary measures taken by Facebook management against the pages and accounts supporting the Hamas movement. We affirm that those pages have the right to express their points of view just as anyone else does,” wrote Hamas spokesman Husam Badran in a statement posted on the terror group’s website.
Badran called on “Palestinian activists and Palestinian news sites with Facebook pages to search for effective replacements” for Facebook.
Hamas said a total of 90 Facebook pages belonging to Hamas or sites sympathetic to the group were taken down, as well as another 30 personal pages belonging to individuals. TimesOfIsrael
Photo – Screen shot from Hamas’s official news site 1/8/17.
This news story out of Chicago is sickening. Four suspects have been charged, two men and two women.
Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled ‘F*** Trump!’ and ‘F*** white people!’….
Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage….
Throughout the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut. At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet. Fox32
The Police – ‘stupid decisions’
Chicago police are determining with this was just kids being kids or a hate crime.
Detective Commander Kevin Duffin:
Although they are adults, they’re 18, kids make stupid deci–, I shouldn’t call them kids they’re legally adults, they’re young adults and they make stupid decisions. That certainly will be part of whether or not we seek a hate crime, determine whether or not this is sincere or stupid ranting and raving.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:
“I think part of it is just stupidity,” Johnson said. “People ranting about something they think might make a headline. At this point we don’t have anything concrete to point (toward a hate crime) but we’ll keep investigating and let the facts guide us on how this concludes.” Heavy
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi:
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said earlier Thursday that while the suspects, all of whom are black, made “terrible racist statements” against white people during the on-camera torture session, it does not appear to be racially motivated.
Guglielmi said the unidentified 18-year-old victim — who is from Chicago suburb Crystal Lake and attended school with at least one of the suspects — was targeted because he has mental disabilities. He did not provide further details about the teen’s special needs. MyDailyNews
The Chicago police need to learn Illinois law.
Illinois Hate Crime Laws:
A person commits hate crime when, by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, regardless of the existence of any other motivating factor or factors, he commits assault, battery, aggravated assault, misdemeanor theft, criminal trespass to residence, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to vehicle, criminal trespass to real property, mob action, disorderly conduct, harassment by telephone, or harassment through electronic communications. Illinois.gov
Victim And Suspect Jordan Hill Were Acquaintances
At the press conference, it was revealed that the unidentified victim and Hill were ‘acquaintances’ who had hung out a few times before. The two knew each other from attending a school together in Aurora, Illinois at one point.
The victim’s parents dropped him off at a McDonald’s in Streamwood on Saturday so that he could spend the night with Hill. He was reported missing on Monday when they could not get into contact with their son.
When Hill picked the victim up, he was driving a stolen van – something the victim apparently did not know. For the first two days, the two hung out visiting friends and the victim reportedly slept in the van at nights.
Things took a turn on Tuesday, when they visited the West Chicago residence of the Covington sisters. DailyMail
CNN’s Don Lemon:
According to Don Lemon on CNN what 4 adults did to this special needs young man was not evil but’ bad home training’.
No, it was evil.
Would Don Lemon say that if the races were reversed?
Cook County Prosecutor – 4 Charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Hate crime charges have been filed against four people shown in a Facebook video attacking a mentally disabled man, cutting his scalp with a knife and punching him while yelling obscenities about Donald Trump and “white people.”
Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago, Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago, and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago were charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Hill also was charged with robbery, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and residential burglary, while Cooper and Brittany Covington were charged with residential burglary. Chiago Tribune
You are free to say whatever you wish, except if we don’t approve of it. Online anti-refugee posts have lead to offline visits by German, Dutch, and Scotish police.
German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster.
In an interview published Friday, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said his ministry was checking whether it would be possible to make social networking sites legally liable for illegal posts.
“Of course in the end, we also have to think about fines, if other measures fail to work,” Maas told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. “That would be a strong incentive to act quickly.”
Germany has seen a sharp increase in vitriolic posts on social media in recent years amid a heated public debate over the influx of more than a million migrants since the start of 2015.
The country has laws against speech deemed to be racist, defamatory or inciting violence — a response to Germany’s Nazi legacy. But authorities have struggled with the deluge of often anonymous postings on foreign-owned websites. BreitBart
Soros the Globalist Socialist Utopia builder is funding the group that will decide what is ‘fake news’ on Facebook. He has used his billions to finagle economies and topple governments, he also sponsors violent groups and riots in our country. He needs to be thoroughly investigated.
Billionaire Clinton donor George Soros is among a line-up of wealthy liberal figures who will fund Facebook’s fake news fact checker. DailyMail
George Soros is leading a line-up of wealthy liberal billionaires who are funding Facebook’s fake news fact checker. Hillary Clinton super-donor (over $30 million) Pierre Omidyar is linked to the project. Disputed stories will be reported to ‘third party checkers’ which include ABC and Snopes. Right-wing commentators fear it will be biased and boost liberal content and censor conservative messages.
The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders.
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles.
Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.”
IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Poynter’s IFCN is also funded by the Omidyar Network, which is the nonprofit for liberal billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The Omidyar Network has partnered with the Open Society on numerous projects and it has given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.
Another significant Poynter Institute donor is the Craig Newmark Foundation, the charitable organization established by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark. On Monday, just days before the announcement of the Facebook partnership, Poynter issued a press release revealing that Newmark donated $1 million to the group to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics. Breitbart
Facebook presented its “trending” news section as impartial, actually it is promoting the company’s (Facebook) opinion in that section.
Former Facebook employee who curated news for the site told Gizmodo:
Conservative news suppressed
Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.