The New York Times and other outlets ripped President Trump’s tweet describing Minneapolis protesters as “thugs” Friday; conveniently forgetting President Obama used the same term when describing Baltimore rioters back in 2015.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” posted the President on social media.
….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
President Trump called the Minneapolis protesters “thugs” and threatened to intervene. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he said. https://t.co/HkqX4o0WhH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 29, 2020
The media is attacking @realdonaldtrump for calling the rioters 'Thugs'.
In 2015, Obama called the Baltimore Rioters Thugs.
This is just another example of the media bias.
Let's make this viral. pic.twitter.com/gkvUm8GWKd
— Derek Utley (@realDerekUtley) May 29, 2020
2015: “President Obama doesn't regret using the term ‘thug’ in describing the violent rioters in Baltimore, spokesman Josh Earnest said. ‘Whether it's arson or, you know, the looting of a liquor store … those were thuggish acts,’ Earnest said.” https://t.co/9qqQ19fwp0
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) May 29, 2020
“My understanding is you’ve got some of the same organizers going back into these communities to try and clean-up the aftermath of a handful of criminals and thugs who tore up the place,” said Obama back in 2015.
Watch President Obama’s comments above.
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Employees Erupt with ‘Applause’ After Google Ditches Heritage Foundation Leader
Google abruptly caved to left-wing pressure on social media and other liberal activists this week; announcing their plans to ditch an advisory board that included the president of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.
“Google’s decision to drop their AI advisory board entirely in response to left-wing critics within the company was met with applause from staff at an all-hands meeting Thursday,” reports the Daily Caller.
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) April 5, 2019
“Internal emails from within the company, first published by the Daily Caller, show staffers in revolt over the addition of Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, to the advisory board,” adds the article.
“We didn’t get it right,” said the Head of Responsible Innovation at the technological giant.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook Introducing ‘TRUSTWORTHINESS RATING’ for All Users
Social media giant Facebook is quietly introduced new technology that assigns its users a “trustworthiness score” between zero and one; ranking people who appear to be malicious actors as a method of cracking down on “fake news.”
According to the Washington Post, Facebook has been working on the software for more than a year in a prolonged campaign to remove individuals seeking to “game tech systems” for negative purposes.
“The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring the credibility of users to help identify malicious actors,” writes the Post.
The developers behind the project aren’t disclosing what factors will influence a user’s rating; adding the score will not be an “absolute indicator” and may fluctuate over time.
“The score is one measurement among thousands of new behavioral clues that Facebook now takes into account as it seeks to understand risk. Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by user,” adds the article.
Read the full story here.