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NYT warns: Facebook news monopolies are “profoundly dangerous” to democracy

In what appears to be a shocking about-face, media giant The New York Times has come out in opposition to Mark Zuckerberg’s ongoing attempts to police the news content being spread by users via his Facebook platform.

Kansas City Officer Says He Thought Olive Garden Employee Was Kidding With Comment — but She Wasn’t

Jason Howerton, October 12, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (TheBlaze/AP) — The president of the Olive Garden restaurant chain has apologized to a Kansas City police officer after a restaurant employee asked him to leave because he was armed.

Facebook users are about to see a lot more propaganda thanks to new media deal

By Barker: (NaturalNews) In what many critics are calling a "Faustian bargain," nine major media outlets (including the likes of The New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian and NBC News) have agreed to partner with Facebook in providing content for the social media giant's new scheme called "Instant Articles".

Facebook will directly host the news articles on its News Feed, which will reportedly mean much faster loading times because users won't have to click on links that can take up to ten seconds to load on smartphones.

Facebook beta testing online publisher "kill switch" - will sites be blocked if they don't promote official propaganda?

By Adams: (NaturalNews) Over the last several days, Facebook has been beta testing a "kill switch" that caused articles from online publishers to be blocked from social sharing. Complaints poured in to Natural News and other independent publishers such as Western Journalism, which wrote an article entitled Multiple Reports: Facebook Blocking Links To Online Publishers.

Facebook discriminates against Native Americans with traditional cultural names

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The "inclusive" social media giant Facebook is once again caught in controversy, this time with company censors denying a Native American woman access when she tried to register using her traditional name.

As reported by Britain's Daily Mail, Brenna Happy Cloud of Salem, Oregon, has accused Facebook of discrimination after the social site prevented her from continuing to use her name. Happy Cloud said she was suddenly locked out of her account recently and received the same message each time she tried to log in for five days.

Mark Zuckerberg's a Year in Books program is pushing the pro vaccine agenda

By Martin: (NaturalNews) Now that Oprah has discontinued her much beloved book club, billionaire owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has stepped in with an attempt to fulfill the void for people who enjoy basing their reading on what famous people suggest. The program entitled "A Year in Books," suggests a new book every two weeks and promises to emphasize learning about new cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies. Response to the recent venture has been mixed.

Man arrested for Facebook insults sues Wisconsin police for violating First Amendment

By Heyes:(NaturalNews) A Wisconsin man who has filed suit in federal court has claimed that Village of Arena police introduced irrelevant racial undertones in an investigation of him, resulting in an unfair arrest.

As reported by Courthouse News, the recently filed complaint names the village as well as police officer Nicholas Stroik, and involves community reactions to the July 19, 2012, arrests of "several African-Americans suspected of burglary."

Facebook contributes to eating disorders

Is it possible that the world's No. 1 social media site could be contributing to another unhealthy condition? Yes, say researchers, who note that young women, especially, who spend a great deal of time on Facebook are more likely to be concerned about body image and, as such, are at risk for eating disorders.