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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, left, takes a tour of a drilling rig near Williston Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Photo provided by Bakken Backers

Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Want to Be Your Speech Police

Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Want to Be Your Speech Police

Sometimes the most critical moments in history happen not when a person does something, but when they refuse to do something. Mark Zuckerberg telling us he does not want to be the world’s speech police is not precisely George Washington refusing to become a king, but it’s close. Zuckerberg is an immensely powerful person standing

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Senator Kevin Cramer Signs Letter to Facebook Over Censorship of Pro-Life Content

North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer – along with Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawley (Missouri), and Mike Braun (Indiana) – has sent a letter to Facebook asking them to remove any restrictions placed on content produced by a pro-life group which was “fact-checked” by people with ties to the pro-choice side of the abortion debate.

Plain Talk: UND Economist Talks About Facebook’s New Currency

On this episode of Plain Talk, University of North Dakota economist David Flynn talks about Facebook’s new currency. Is it really a currency? Or is it more of a platform for transferring money? Are cryptocurrencies safe? What do they mean for our economy? Flynn answers all of those questions and more. Also, U.S. Senator Bernie

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Reminder: North Dakota Democrats Also Attempted “Russian Tactics” During Election

“As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results,” the New York Times reports. What were these tactics? The project’s operators

Podcast: Armstrong Talks About Campbell Dropping Out, Facebook Faces Questions From Congress

U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong talks about his opponent, fellow Republican Tom Campbell, dropping out of the House race. He also discusses the campaign against Democrat Mac Schneider and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing his retirement. Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth talks about the Facebook hearings in Congress. Here’s the full audio. If

A screenshot purporting to show a message posted by Anonymous on the Morton County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page. Photo via Twitter

Morton County Says Their Facebook Page Was Not Hacked, but Some Claim It Was

Last night I got quite a few messages from you readers about strange messages on the Morton County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. Here is a screenshot sent in by one reader: I actually did not see this myself. Believe it or not, I have actually been trying to take some time off this holiday weekend.

Facebook's login page. Reuters photo.

Let’s Be Cautious About Purging “Fake News” From the Internet

In the days since Donald Trump stunned the world by winning a national election few thought he could we’ve seen his detractors grasp for explanations for that turn of events. Anything allowing them to ignore what seems obvious, which is that millions and millions of Americans got fed up with the American left’s obsession with identity politics,

Mark Zuckerberg posted this image alongside a description of his recent meeting with conservative leaders aiming to address their concerns about ideological bias on his platform. Photo via Facebook

That's An Ironic Picture Mark Zuckerberg Used With His Post About Meeting With Conservatives

Yesterday the leadership of Facebook, including founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, met with leading conservatives to talk about accusations of bias in the social media platform’s trending topics headlines. After the meeting he put up a post about the meeting, and included with it an image of people writing things on a wall which says

Hey Republicans, Leave Facebook Alone

I was as disturbed as anyone at the news that Facebook has been gaming its own influential trending topics list, suppressing conservative news stories and inserting other stories management felt were important. But does Congress really need to get involved? WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee demanded on Tuesday that Facebook explain

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