Trump Twitter Facebook Google are colluding to silence conservatives

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said “we have to do something” about social media companies.  Getty Images President Donald Trump is again alleging that social media companies are biased against conservatives.During a joint press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, Trump said “we have to do something” about social media companies discriminating against conservatives on their platforms. “Something is happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook, Google and Twitter,” said Trump. “I do think we have to get to the bottom of it … It’s collusive and it’s very, very fair to say that we have to do something about it.”Trump’s comments came after he was asked whether he’d consider laws that made social media platforms liable for content posted on their sites and his support for a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter over allegations of “shadow banning” conservatives. “It’s different from what it used to be. Things are happening, names are taken off, people aren’t getting through,” said Trump. “It seems to be if they’re conservative, if they’re Republicans, if they’re in a certain group, there’s discrimination, big discrimination.”Neither the White House nor Facebook nor Google immediately responded to requests for comment. Twitter declined to comment. This isn’t Trump’s first time alleging that social media companies are silencing conservative voices on their platforms. In August, Trump took to Twitter to accuse social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” His tweets also came amid more general concerns among some conservatives about perceived bias on the part of social media and tech companies.On Tuesday, Facebook apologized to Trump’s social media director, Dan Scavino, for temporarily blocking some contents on his account on Monday, according to CNN Business. Facebook’s artificial intelligence system reportedly mistook Scavino for a bot.  Tags Share your voice 8 Comments Politics Internet Mobile Digital Media Facebook Googlelast_img read more

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism

first_img 2 min read March 24, 2016 This story originally appeared on Engadget Microsoft’s Tay AI is youthful beyond just its vaguely hip-sounding dialogue — it’s overly impressionable, too.The company has grounded its Twitter chat bot (that is, temporarily shutting it down) after people taught it to repeat conspiracy theories, racist views and sexist remarks. We won’t echo them here, but they involved 9/11, GamerGate, Hitler, Jews, Trump and less-than-respectful portrayals of President Obama. Yeah, it was that bad. The account is visible as we write this, but the offending tweets are gone; Tay has gone to “sleep” for now.”Tay” went from “humans are super cool” to full nazi in <24 hrs and I'm not at all concerned about the future of AI pic.twitter.com/xuGi1u9S1A— Gerry (@geraldmellor) March 24, 2016It's not certain how Microsoft will teach Tay better manners, although it seems like word filters would be a good start. The company tells Business Insider that it's making "adjustments" to curb the AI's "inappropriate" remarks, so it's clearly aware that something has to change in its machine learning algorithms. Frankly, though, this kind of incident isn't a shock -- if we've learned anything in recent years, it's that leaving something completely open to input from the internet is guaranteed to invite abuse. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

How Cybercrime Has Changed Infographic

first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 6, 2016 1 min read Cybercrime is not new, but it seems it is getting worse as time goes on. As the rate of cyber attacks increases, so does the cost of damage control and security for businesses.An infographic from security firm BTB Security shows how many more breaches and incidents of indentity theft there were in 2015 than in 2005. As a result, 190 million consumers were compromised last year, compared to only 44.2 million ten years earlier. Check out the infographic below to see how much these online attacks are costing businesses, then make sure you have a secure password.Related: 4 Foolish Cybersecurity Mistakes Robert Herjavec Is Shocked People Still Makelast_img read more

Save Big on a 4K TV for the Big Game

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read January 24, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Football’s biggest game of the season lands on February 5th and if you wanted to get a new TV to watch it you better start shopping now (order by 1/25 to get it in time). Luckily, the team at TechBargains has found the best TV deals that will arrive to your house in time for the big game. These deals are consistently on par with any deal on Black Friday.55″ Samsung 4K UltraHD LED HDTV (UN55KU6300F) with HDR and $175 Dell Gift card for $699.99 (Orig. $999.99)The Samsung 6-Series 4K HDTV is great deal for those looking for a 4K TV from a premium brand with the latest HDR technology. Dell matches the best of web pricing and sweetens the pot with a bonus $175 Dell gift card. Use it to buy anything else: headphones, soundbars, video games, consoles and of course computers. If you simply need a big Samsung TV check out the 65″ version with a bonus $300 gift card for only $1,200.49″ LG 4K UltraHD LED Smart HDTV + $150 Dell Gift card for $449.99 (Orig. $549)If you want a good-size TV with future-proof 4K resolution then this LG is easily the best deal you can get. For less than $500 you are getting large screen 4K TV. If you really need to be convinced, the effective price of the TV is only $300 after you use up that $150 Dell gift card. Lastly, this makes a fantastic choice for a 4K monitor as it is less costly than buying a 30″ dedicated PC monitor. 50″ Vizio P-Series 4K HDR Home Theater Display HDTV with $300 Dell Gift Card for $999.98The Vizio P-series is perfect for the movie buff. It is one of the best-rated TVs for picture quality yet costs 40 percent to 50 percent less than comparable Samsung or LG TVs. Because it is a home theater display it does not have a built-in tuner for over-the-air broadcasts unless you pair it with a tuner box or a TiVo. The P-Series never goes on sale because it’s already a tremendous value and with the $300 gift card we’ve never seen a better deal.55″ Vizio M-Series 4K 120Hz LED Smart HDTV + $150 Dell Gift Card for $699.99 (Orig. $999.99)Vizio’s M-series of TVs consistently rate as favorites among professional reviewers. Vizio has quickly become one of America’s favorite brands for its combination of quality, technology and aggressive pricing. You won’t find a better bang for your buck on Game Day TVs.55″ LG OLED 4K Smart HDTV + Bonus Blu-ray Player and $150 Dell Gift Card for $1,999.99If you demand top tier picture quality then LG’s OLED HDTVs should be your first choice. They use cutting-edge OLED lighting technology to achieve vibrant colors, inky blacks and incredible detail. They are some of the best TVs you can buy right now.300W LG 2.1Ch Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer for $178.99While you can spend a ton of money on a new TV it won’t improve how the sound fills up your living room. Typically large flat-screen TVs sacrifice sound quality for a sleek ultra-thin set. The best bang for your buck to improve sound quality is to add a sound bar. This particular LG has a wireless subwoofer so you can get bass without having to run wires or spend on a home theater receiver.For more great deals go to TechBargains.comDisclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.Have a deal you want to promote? Contact us here. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more