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    What the Facebook Scandal Tells Us

    By Kyle | May 10, 2016

    The tech-media complex is marching to the same old progressive tune. More in a column.

    Topics: Tech | 10 Comments »

    10 Responses to “What the Facebook Scandal Tells Us”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      May 10th, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Zuckerface is a disgrace. Typical left wing, anti American, open border weasel who wants cheap labor.

      And Dana Milbank? Well, she sucks too.

    2. Yankeefan Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Sure, OBB. Zuckerberg, the poster boy for dynamic American entrepreneurial capitalism is an anti-American left-wing radical weasel. Any wonder the once-capitalist, once pro-merit GOP has now been devoured by anti-markets, anti-trade, anti-achievement, bitter-and-victimized Trumpismo?

    3. Obama bin Biden Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 10:44 am

      He wants to flood the country with illegal aliens as long as their not anywhere near his compound. Anyone who wants open borders is anti American. And Zuckerface censors conservative content from his shitty website like a good little dictator.

    4. K Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 11:11 am

      ….dynamic American entrepreneurial capitalism

      Not so dynamic, I’m thinking. The digital robber barons are all standing on a foundation of government software copyright law. Something I’m sure they had a hand in creating.

      Personally, I don’t give a fig about FB suppressing conservative news. Yahoo has been doing even worse – their news page has been nothing but very left wing AP for years. What I can about is that there is no place else for the other half of the FB customer base to go if they want to engage in unbiased or even right biased social media.

      Time to break up the digital monopolies.

    5. Yankeefan Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 11:28 am

      “What I can about is that there is no place else for the other half of the FB customer base to go if they want to engage in unbiased or even right biased social media”

      Um, isn’t that what the free market is for? If “half” of the FB customer base’s views aren’t represented, I imagine they’ll take their views elsewhere. Or FB will adapt.

      And won’t competition break up the digital “monopolies” (which are hardly monopolies)?

    6. Hedge Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Ugh, auto-start video is the bane of my existence…it is simply bad internet manners.

    7. K Says:
      May 11th, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      @Yankeefan: Yep. But WHERE do they take it? Anyone attempting to start another FB would be up against digital copyright laws. In the 70s, IBM computer systems were so superior to anyone else that they dominated the market in the same way Google and FB dominate the internet. After being threatened with anti-trust action they released some of their technology – so companies like Control Data could compete with them and a real free market with meaningful competition could be restored.

    8. Jerry Says:
      May 12th, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Is this a queer pick-up site?

    9. Jules Brouwer Says:
      May 13th, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Facebook should get back to what it’s best at – hosting pictures of cute kittens and puppies.

    10. K Says:
      May 13th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED I tell you that a Republican candidate has stopped whining about the MSM bias and started attacking.

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos Thursday, claiming that the founder of was using the newspaper as a tool to influence corporate tax policy.
      “And I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos … Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise. He’s using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed.”

      Oh dear, what would William F. Buckley say?

      @Jerry: Here ya go ..^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^search