17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was victim of bullying

 | – MAY 18, 2018

A photo of the trenchcoat that Santa Fe gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly wore during this morning’s school shooting shows both Communist and Nazi symbols.

At least 10 students are dead after 17-year-old Pagourtzis went on a rampage with a sawed off shotgun at the Santa Fe High School earlier today.

Images that appeared on his Facebook page before it was deleted include one of the trenchcoat he was wearing during the attack, which shows badges for both the Communist hammer and sickle and the Nazi iron cross.


Pagourtzis attempted to explain the meaning of the symbols in the caption to the post, writing, “Duster Hammer and Sickle = Rebellion Rising Sun = Kamikaze Tactics Iron Cross = Bravery Baphomet = Evil Cthulhu = Power.”

A t-shirt emblazoned with the words “born to kill” was also uploaded to Pagourtzis’s Facebook feed.


Other photos show a handgun, a knife and a torch resting on a bed, as well as a a toy rifle attached to an arcade video game.



It is important to emphasize that these photos have not been confirmed as being posted by Pagourtzis, but they are circulating on social media and being widely reported by the media.

According to reports, Pagourtzis was bullied by other students and a teacher despite being a celebrated member of the Santa Fe Indians football team.

Cheat, lie and abuse – Danish immigration minister hits out at migrants

Denmark‘s immigration minister, known for her hardline stance on migration, has drawn ire from people on social media after she said that in order to pass language tests, asylum seekers cheat and abuse the trust of authorities.

Minister Inger Stojberg of the ruling center-right Venstre party, cited a Facebook group that provides answers to Danish language and culture tests, which all migrants have to take in the Nordic country. “A significant group” of refugees who have come to Denmark “cheats, lies and abuses our trust,” she wrote in an editorial in BT, a Danish tabloid newspaper.

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Another problem that Stojberg highlighted is the age of so-called minors among migrants, many of whom are believed to be grown men posing as adolescents. “We also see young people under the age of 18 who cheat their way into getting better treatment and more benefits,” she stated, stressing that an unaccompanied minor costs over 500,000 kroner ($80,000) per year for the state. “In fact, two thirds of those whom we later age-tested proved to be older than they originally stated,” she added.

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Stojberg’s remarks, which she also posted on her Facebook page, have caused an online controversy, with people saying that it is the Danish immigration minister who “cheats and abuses the Danish people’s trust.”“You are a sad example of Denmark’s idea and understanding of integration,” one person wrote, while another stated that Stojberg’s rhetoric criminalizes people “who happen to come from another country and are on the run.”

According to recent data from the website, over 3,000 people applied for asylum in Denmark last year, which is a “steep fall” since spring 2016. All in all, in the past three years, some 30,000 arrived to seek refuge in the Nordic nation. Syrians, Eritreans and Afghans made up the largest part of the asylum seekers.

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New York Times issues fake-news correction in article about fake news

The New York Times was forced to issue a lengthy correction after it published a false statement in an article about “fake news” on Facebook.

In an article about Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown, NYT journalist Nellie Bowles originally wrote that news about the Palestinian Authority paying rewards to the families of jihadists who die fighting Israel was “an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy theories that have plagued Facebook.”

The Palestinian Authority does in fact pay a stipend to the families of dead or captured jihadists, under the Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund. The fund was introduced by Fatah in 1964, and is now administered by the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

“This financial reward clearly demonstrates the PA’s institutional commitment to sponsoring terror against Israel,” read a study from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

The following day, the paper issued the following correction:

“An earlier version of this article erroneously included a reference to Palestinian actions as an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy stories that have plagued Facebook. In fact, Palestinian officials have acknowledged providing payments to the families of Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis or convicted of terrorist acts and imprisoned in Israel; that is not a conspiracy theory.”

The error drew the ire of pro-Israel voices on Twitter, however:

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Aside from the now-corrected statement, Bowles’ profile on Brown outlines how the Facebook news head has reacted to questions from the press on the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, and details Facebook’s plans to launch its own news service.

IT’S OFFICIAL POLICY=> FACEBOOK Is Censoring Conservatives in POLAND too!



By Jim Hoft

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube — They are hiding conservative stories on Google — They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

This was after Facebook announced it was losing 50,000,000 user hours a day in the previous quarter.

The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism,, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing Newsand several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.

In 2016 we were one of the few conservative sites that supported candidate Trump – along with Breitbart, The Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.  We are proud of our efforts to report the truth that led to Trump’s historic win.

In 2017 Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source in the 2016 election.

Because of this we were targeted and have seen our numbers related to Facebook and Twitter decline dramatically.

The Gateway Pundit does not rely on Facebook for our traffic numbers.

Still, we saw a significant drop in Facebook traffic in the last month.
And this past weekend Facebook shut down our traffic stream from the social media platform.

This is corrupt, if not criminal, behavior.

Meanwhile, liberal sites are doing fine.

And it’s not happening here in the just US — Facebook is doing the same thing in POLAND!

From Voice of Europe:

The Polish government is creating a group designed to fight the unequal treatment of social media users. They claim they realise that ‘right-wing users’ are being discriminated online.

A working group will be created by Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs. The ministry claims that they are already in touch with Facebook about the issue.

The minister of the department, Marek Zagórski, says he wants to fight the unequal treatment of right-wing sympathisers on social media. Therefore, a team is to be created that will ensure that users are not suspended by Facebook.


48 million social media users’ data leaked by yet another analytics company

A private data search service scraped several social media sites for user information, then left that data sitting in a publicly accessible repository without a password. Some 48 million people’s personal data was leaked.

LocalBlox, a data analytics company, describes on its website how it “automatically crawls, discovers, extracts, indexes, maps and augments data” from a variety of sources, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Zillow to build a “360 Degree people view,” that is then sold to marketers.

While the comprehensive range of data is scraped from publicly accessible sources, LocalBlox left a 1.2 terabyte file containing the personal data of 48 million individuals in an Amazon ‘storage bucket,’password unprotected and accessible to anyone.

Data contained in the leak included names, physical addresses, dates of birth, scraped LinkedIn job histories, public Facebook data, and Twitter handles. Somebody with access to this data could theoretically use it to commit fraud, identity theft, or to aid in a social engineering scam like phishing.

The leak was noticed by cybersecurity firm UpGuard, which notified LocalBlox. The storage bucket was secured later that day. UpGuard outlined the breach in a report published Wednesday.

Data security has been in the spotlight since analytics firm Cambridge Analytica obtained user data on 87 million Facebook users and their friends and contacts through a third-party app.

The Cambridge Analytica breach led to an avalanche of further privacy scandals at Facebook, and landed CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a congressional panel earlier this month, where the House Energy and Commerce Committee took him to task on his company’s data collection and censorship practices.

But the LocalBlox leak illustrates just how much data can be scraped from Facebook without any kind of user consent or third-party app, even as the social media giant announced earlier this month that it would restrict its search function as a damage-control measure against automated profile scraping.

According to a sample profile from LocalBlox, the company knows a person’s first and last name, online identities, address, birthday, email and phone numbers, salary, housing information, credit rating, skills and interests, among hundreds of other data points.

LocalBlox CTO Ashfaq Rahman told ZDNet that UpGuard “hacked in” to the data file, but would not explain why he later restricted access to the bucket after speaking to UpGuard. UpGuard director Chris Vickery denies breaking the law, and said that the data was lying in the open, accessible to anybody who stumbled across it.

LinkedIn, Twitter, and Zillow all forbid scraping from their sites. Facebook is currently performing an audit into data harvesting on its platform in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and intends to ban app developers that misuse personally identifiable user data.

While scraping publicly available data is often a legal gray area, the team at UpGuard are concerned that the resulting data haul can be handled so carelessly.

“This exposure was not the result of a clever hack, or well-planned scheme, but of a simple misconfiguration of an enterprise asset— an S3 storage bucket— which left the data open to the entire internet,” read a post on the security firm’s site.

“The profitability gained by data must come with the responsibility of protecting its integrity and privacy.”

Facebook says it tracks non-users but doesn’t ‘sell people’s data’


If you have logged out of your Facebook account – or have never even had one – the US social network giant is still keeping close tabs on you, tracking every virtual move, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

David Baser, the company’s product management director, admitted in a recent blog post that Facebook receives data about visitors to any websites that use the so-called “social plugins,” such as “Like” and “Share” buttons.

“When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you’re logged out or don’t have a Facebook account,” Baser said in the blogpost on Monday. He rushed to emphasize, however, that this is how the modern internet works and that all companies, including Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn operate in a similar way, while Google has a popular analytics service. Besides, Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer plugin features and thus collect user information, he noted.

“These companies — and many others — also offer advertising services. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them.”

Facebook collects user and non-user internet protocol (IP) addresses, as well as information about the browser and the operating system they are using. The company also tracks the “identifiers that websites use to know if you’ve visited before,”commonly known as cookies.

“I want to be clear: We don’t sell people’s data,” Baser stressed. The company insists there are only “three main ways” in which Facebook uses the information it gets from other websites and apps: “providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services.”

Privacy concerns have plagued Facebook after it acknowledged last month that information about millions of users was shared with consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Grilled by US lawmakers for almost five hours on Wednesday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook collects “data on people who are not signed up for Facebook,”adding that this is done “for security purposes” only.

“You’ve said everyone controls their data, but you’re collecting data on people that are not even Facebook users who have never signed a consent, a privacy agreement,” Zuckerberg’s questioner, Representative Ben Lujan, a New Mexico Democrat, hit back, notingthat the practice creates “shadow profiles.”

Zuckerberg maintained, however, that Facebook does not sell anyone’s data and that users can control who has access to whatever they share via “inline” settings. Facebook is not listening in on users, he noted, after Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana) presented him with several personal anecdotes suggesting otherwise.

“Facebook doesn’t do this, and I’m not familiar with companies that do either,” Zuckerberg said“We’re not collecting any information verbally,” and “don’t have anything that’s trying to listen to what’s going on in the background.”

And yet, critics argue that Zuckerberg has not said enough about the extent of data gathering and its use. “It’s not clear what Facebook is doing with that information,” said Chris Calabrese, vice president for policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington advocacy group.

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THIS IS MY SHOCKED FACE: Facebook Buries Specific Media Outlets In Its Newsfeed But Won’t Reveal Which Ones

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By Hank Berrien

You’d never guess it from the protestations of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but it appears that Facebook actively suppresses conservative media outlets in its newsfeed—and it won’t reveal just which ones it’s targeting.

Facebook announced two changes in its newsfeed algorithm in February, and has been amply noted, conservative news sites took the brunt of the punishment. That was because the company stated it would help “trusted” news outlets and suppress others.

As the tech website The Outline concluded, conservative and right-wing publishers “were hit the hardest” by the algorithm change, “while the engagement numbers of most predominantly liberal publishers remained unaffected.” That perspective was echoed by Western Journalism last week.

As Peter Hasson of The Daily Caller reports, Facebook does not intend to identify which media outlets it helps and which it hurts, according to a company spokesperson who spoke to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The spokesperson argued that if the company revealed that data, it would not give people a clear picture of Facebook, adding, “We’ve made changes to News Feed to help people meaningfully connect with friends and family first. This means public pages of all types are going to experience declines across Facebook. Political pages and partisan news pages, like other public pages, have experienced declines, but there are examples of declines across the political spectrum.”

As Hasson notes, “Multiple former Facebook employees told Gizmodo in 2016 that Facebook intentionally and consistently suppressed conservative content, and would blacklist conservative figures from the site’s ‘trending topics’ section. While suppressing conservative content, the employees said, Facebook boosted liberal topics like Black Lives Matter into the trending topics, even if they weren’t actually trending.”

Recent reports that Republican data firm Cambridge Analytica deceptively gathered Facebook data in its campaign work prompted leftists to pressure Facebook to strictly supervise its platform while Democratic politicians have threatened to impose federal regulations. That, in turn, triggered conservatives to warn that Facebook would bury conservatives so that leftists would eschew targeting the company.

As Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro warned:

This latest story on Cambridge Analytica is just part of a larger attempt to convince social media companies that the best way to fly under the radar is to shut down conservative opinions — and the Leftists who run Silicon Valley are more than likely to embrace that solution, even as they claim they’re merely attempting political neutrality. It’s not a coincidence that Facebook’s new algorithms have slammed conservative Facebook traffic.