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Instagram to “Fact Check” & Remove Memes

Because the left can’t meme.

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Instagram has announced that it will begin “fact checking” and removing memes.

The social media giant, which is owned by Facebook, will use its 52 global “fact checking partners” to censor “false photos and memes on its platform,” according to Poynter.

“Instagram is taking those fact checks and applying them to the same false photos and memes on its platform,” according to the report.

Memes deemed factually incorrect will no longer appear under tabs where they can be discovered by random users.

The Poynter Institute, which partners with Facebook, recently had to shut down its own database highlighting unreliable news sites “after discovering inconsistencies between sources used to build the database and its final report.”

So you can trust them.

Quite why memes have to be “fact checked” given that are almost always satirical and are not intended to be statements of fact may be a mystery to some.

It’s actually not a mystery at all.

Studies have repeatedly shown that the political right is far better at spreading memes.

A study undertaken by researchers at University College London found that the most effective memes largely originated in two places – the subreddit r/the_donald – a forum devoted to boosting President Donald Trump, and 4chan’s politically incorrect /pol forum.

A VICE write-up of the study acknowledges that the most “effectively spread” memes originated on r/the_donald and /pol.

Earlier this year, BuzzFeed lobbied Twitter to ban a meme which made fun of Democrats and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Last year, “Facebook announced the deployment of a large-scale machine learning system named Rosetta, which it’s using to automatically and proactively identify “inappropriate or harmful content” in images on the social network,” reported Fox News. “In other words, Facebook developed an AI that can tell if a meme is offensive.”

It’s a scientific fact that the left can’t meme, so far easier just to ban memes!

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Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, Gets Killed by Terrorists

Tragedy of cultural relativism strikes again.

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A journalist traveled to Ilhan Omar’s homeland of Somalia to challenge stereotypes and prove the country was “beautiful,” only to end up being killed by terrorists.

Before President Trump’s tweetstorm in which he encouraged Omar to go back and fix her own country, Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh was trying to do precisely that.

Nalayeh returned to the country of her birth to tell “uplifting” stories about Somalia, according to the Washington Post.

The journalist became well known for her relentlessly positive tweets about Somalia. Just one week ago, she lauded the “beauty” of the place.

One respondent praised her for “countering the doom narrative propagated by many about Somalia”.

Another Somali writer praised her portraying an image of the country radically different from the stereotype of “victims trapped in a vicious circle of conflicts”.

During a video tour on her YouTube channel of the town of Kismayo, Nalayeh said she was hopeful the area could be rebuilt and revived, “Because this place is beautiful!”

On Friday last week, Nalayeh was killed in that very same town when al-Shabab militants stormed the Asasey Hotel in Kismayo.

The total death toll claimed 26 lives and it took around 14 hours for Somali security forces to regain control of the hotel.

“While Nalayeh’s death would seem to underline the harshness of Trump’s remarks, it was also a visceral argument for what many understood to be his central point: that perhaps immigrants should be especially grateful to live in the United States,” reports the Pluralist.

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Dem Activist Asks Beto: “Who are you? I don’t know who you are”

Well, this is awkward.

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Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who was once riding high on a contrived media fanfare selling him as the white Obama, is now polling at 0.0 percent in New Hampshire.

Also, some of his own potential voters have absolutely no idea who he is or what he stands for.

“Did you grow up with a silver spoon in your mouth? Who are you? I don’t know who you are,” asked one Manchester Democrat picnic attendee.

Beto’s initial response was to bend over and laugh.

As recently as April, Beto had the support of 6.4 percent of Democrats. He’s now on zero.

That’s no laughing matter for him.

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Poll: One Third of Dems Says Any Criticism of Politicians of Color is Racist

Checkmate, bigots.

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A new Rasmussen poll has found that one third of Democrats think it’s racist for a white person to criticize a politician of color. Period.

32 per cent of Democrats believe this no matter what the circumstance, according to the poll.

The survey also found that 80 per cent of Democrats think President Trump is racist, while 85 per cent of Republicans think charges of racism are politically motivated.

47 per cent of likely U.S. voters think Trump is racist while slightly more, 49 per cent disagree, saying this is a political smear.

“According to the left’s rules, white people can be bashed 24/7 by the media and academia and blamed for all the ills in the world and that is not “racist,” but a white person is “racist” if they so much as criticize the political views of a “politician of color,” writes Chris Menahan.

Meanwhile, AOC says calling her a “communist” is also racist.

Basically, any and all criticism is racist, just shut up and submit, bigot.

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