Mark Zuckerberg, under fire from charges that Facebook swung the election by allowing a proliferation of fake news sites to spread their messages far and wide, has outlined a series of measures that should help prevent fake news from being shared on Facebook.
“The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously,” wrote Zuckerberg. “We take this responsibility seriously. We’ve made significant progress, but there is more work to be done.”
When asked why fake news isn’t simply called propaganda, Zuckerberg replied, “Is Fake News just a new name for old-fashioned propaganda? Click here to find out!”
Not old yet! This joke is not old yet!
Donald Trump took to Twitter recently to bemoan the “bullying” that Mike “Conversion Therapy” Pence received at a recent performance of Hamilton.
The bullying in question? Cast Member Brandon Dixon said this at the final curtain call.
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Thank you.”
No word yet on whether in a Trump administration this means the literal final curtain call for Hamilton.
Boy, when Trump calls a speech asking for unity and compassion bullying, I guess that makes him and Pence about as thin-skinned as an over-boiled wonton.
White supremacist, proud racist and new chief strategist for Donald Trump’s White House, Steve Bannon has no regrets, and recently told the Hollywood Reporter that, “darkness is good.” He means darkness as in evil, not as in black people.
The ex-Breitbart executive told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that, “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”
When a commenter later asked Trump if that meant it was good to have darkness in the form of a racist like Bannon in his cabinet, Trump replied, “Whoa, whoa, hey. Whoa. Whoa. RACIST? That’s a little strong, folks. That’s a little strong. We’re evil, and that’s powerful, and we like power. But RACIST? Let’s be fair, folks. Let’s be fair. No bullying folks. No bullying. Let’s build the fence wall!”
To me, that “click here to find out” joke never gets old. Be well my mashed potatoes!