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Facebook Marking Certain Articles With ‘Satire’ Tags to Help Readers Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 18, 2014   According to a representative from Facebook (FB), the social media giant is “running a small test which shows the text ‘[Satire]‘ in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units.” This “experiment” has been ongoing for more than a month and an interesting amount of news articles have fallen under the “satire” label prompting those who are curious to…

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Common Core on Our Children? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 4, 2014 Diane Ravitch, educational expert, has been vocal about the fact that “there is no empirically reliable information on how [CCSS] … project will affect our children.” According to Jeff Bearden, superintendent of Rome City Schools in New York, “common core is a set of standards. Its not a curriculum.” Bearden goes on: “What that means is teachers across the country have the same standards in math and English language arts for students in K-12. How those standards are taught is up to individual states and local school…

New Report Explains Obama’s Crusade to Censor the Press Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 28, 2014   The non-governmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have released a report explaining the damage caused by US government surveillance agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA). The report states: “Journalists told us that officials are substantially less willing to be in contact with the press, even with regard to unclassified matters or personal opinions, than they were even a few years ago. Journalists and their sources, as well as lawyers and their clients, are changing their behavior…

Internet Economy: Why Tech Giants Want Net Neutrality Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 14, 2014   A consortium of internet and tech corporations calling themselves the Internet Association (IA) have submitted suggestions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “formally oppose” that internet service providers (ISPs) be given a fast track access to content on the internet based on payment for this special privilege. IA is made up of corporations such as: • Google • Netflix • Amazon • Facebook • Twitter • eBay • Yahoo • PayPal The tech collaboration said: “The Internet is threatened by broadband Internet access providers who…

4 Outrageous Copyright Schemes Corps Use to Control the Internet Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent June 26, 2014   Earlier this month the European Courts of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the mere act of browsing the internet is not a violation of copyright after a news outlet claimed it was so. A consortium of newspaper publishers stated in court that when Meltwater, a marketing firm, sent out links to newspaper articles to clients – that act itself was a violation of copyright because internet users “were making an illegal copy on their computer screens and browser caches.” The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) began legal action…