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12 Year Old Girl Streams Her Suicide on Facebook

Shame and embarrassment after being sexually abused by a relative most likely caused her deadly decision.The shocking video was broadcast in December.

In the video, Katelyn Nicole Davis claims she was physically and sexually abused by a relative then lets the camera roll as she hangs herself in her back garden.

Katelyn, a student at Cedartown Middle School in Polk County, Georgia, US, broadcast it on social media on December 30 but it was later removed from her page.

It was later posted on other websites, including Facebook.

According to reports, the 20-minute video was filmed in her backyard and played out as a woman’s voice was heard calling her name in the distance.

Polk County police department has been inundated with requests from people as far away as Britain to get versions being shared online taken down.

Police chief Kenny Dodd told Fox5 that he was first contacted about the video by an officer from California who saw it on the night of her death.

He said Polk County cops had contacted several sites and urged them to take it down, but they had refused.

He added: “We want it down as much as anyone for the family and it may be harmful to other kids. We contacted some of the sites.

“They asked if they had to take it down and by law they don’t. But it’s just the common decent thing to do in my opinion.”

 

Police Shooting #Racism

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Calls Shooting of Philando Castile “Heartbreaking”

​Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, called the shooting aftermath of yet another black man gunned down by police and live-streamed on Facebook, “heartbreaking.”

“My heart goes out to the Castile family and all the other families who have experienced this kind of tragedy,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.

“The images we’ve seen this week are graphic and heartbreaking, and they shine a light on the fear that millions of members of our community live with every day,” he wrote.

While cellphone video of police-involved shootings has become more prevalent in recent years in addition to security camera or dashboard footage, the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting of Castile in Minnesota was live-streamed by his fiancee.

Diamond Reynolds streamed the moments after the shooting, as Castile slumped next to her in the front of the car, his white shirt soaked with blood and the officer standing a few feet away outside, his gun still drawn. The woman’s 4-year-old daughter sat in the back seat. Castile later died.

“While I hope we never have to see another video like Diamond’s, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important — and how far we still have to go,” Zuckerberg said

Technology

Mark Zuckerburg on The Dislike Button – “We are working on it”

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You can like and coming soon, the ability to dislike. As per Mark!

Facebook might finally give users the ability to “dislike” things. During a question-and-answer session streamed live on Facebook on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said the company was testing alternatives to the “Like” button.

“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years,” Zuckerberg said at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. “Today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it.”

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This Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo Has Gone Viral – PIC

Moments after it was known that Dylann Roof committed the horrendous act of murdering nine people in a South Carolina Church, people took to the internet to learn more about the racist 21-year-old. Facebook was naturally one avenue for information on the killer and before his Facebook profile was eventually taken down, one man found Roof’s profile and left the only comment on this picture of Dylann Roof:

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The man who left the sole comment on Roof’s photo is Marcus Stanley, a 30-year-old who, according to his website, was also shot eight times in the past.

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Below is Marcus’ comment on Roof’s picture:

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Healthcare #ObamaCare

Republican Congresswoman Tries to Explain Why Her Facebook Followers Love Obamacare

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You knew this was going to happen. Ever since the Republican Congresswoman took to Facebook and asked her followers to post their horror stories about Obamacare and getting mostly positive comments in return, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers went silent, trying to find a way to paint these positive Obamacare stories as anything but positive.

Well, this is the best the Republican congresswoman had when explaining why her followers loved Obamacare so much. According to McMorris, the parts of the law her followers love are the parts Republicans agree with.

“The stories are largely around pre-existing conditions and those that are getting health insurance up to age 26,” she said. “That’s broad, bipartisan support for those provisions.”

The congresswoman has voted multiple times to repeal the health care law in its entirety, most recently in February on a resolution offered by Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne that would eliminate all aspects of the law, including the pre-existing condition and age 26 provisions. The resolution has not been put to a vote by the Senate.

Again, McMorris has voted numerous times to repeal the law in its entirety, including the “bipartisan” parts. I will file this McMorris person under the “total fail” category!

Technology

Instagram Intentionally Deletes Millions of User Accounts

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I just checked, my account is still up and running. Whew! I started the account over 2 years ago and I’m yet to share my first post. I should really share something…

But Rapper Akon lost more then half his followers in what has been dubbed the “Instagram rapture.”

Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

People who lost a lot of followers criticised the action, dubbing it the “Instagram Rapture”.

Like its parent company Facebook, Instagram routinely removes accounts to limit spam and prevent users buying followers to appear more popular.

Rapper Akon reportedly lost 56% of his followers in the cull.

Figures collated by developer Zach Allia – not affiliated to Instagram – totted up the impact of the purge on the site’s top 100 accounts.

The big losers were Justin Bieber (minus 3,538,228 followers), and an online marketing specialist called Wellington Campos, which lost 3,284,304 followers overnight.

One account, chiragchirag78, lost 99% of his followers – 3,660,460 – before he himself was deleted.

Instagram’s own account on the site lost 18,880,211 followers overnight.

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Instagram had warned its users that the deletion was coming in a blog post earlier this month.

“We’ve been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an ongoing basis to improve your experience,” wrote chief executive and founder Kevin Systrom.

“As part of this effort, we will be deleting these accounts forever, so they will no longer be included in follower counts. This means that some of you will see a change in your follower count.”

Politics #taxes

John Boehner Getting Crucified on His Facebook Page For Telling Another Lie

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The Republican Leader of the House of Representatives thought he was on safe ground when he decided to write a post on his verified Facebook page, claiming “House Republicans have protected 98% of Americans from permanent tax increases.”

For those of you following politics, you already know that the only “Americans” Republicans have fought to protect are the top 2% – the millionaires and billionaires among us. Republicans have, however, gone out of their way to make sure the middle class and poor suffer!

After posting his lie on Facebook, informed Americans began letting the Republican speaker know their feelings, some of them even calling him a “liar,” and seeing their response is a wonderful sight to behold.

Here are some of what these Americans had to say;

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And there’s more! Page after page of informed Americans telling Boehner what they think of him and the Republicans in Congress!

I bet he wouldn’t try that again!

My day just got a lot happier!