Weaponized: Media Matters accessing social media ‘raw data’ to use against political opponents

[Editor’s note: Today, we continue breaking down the Media Matters playbook, intended to destroy all opposing voices and dissenting viewpoints.]

 

Yesterday, Media Equalizer shined new light on the confidential Media Matters playbook, initially distributed at an event held for a large group of leftist donors.

Today, we reveal how the leftist organization is accessing private social media “raw data” to take down political opponents and eliminate advertising from conservative-leaning websites. Sound creepy? Read all »

Exclusive: Caught red-handed? Web bug found in emails sent by embattled CNN reporter

[Exclusive to the Media Equalizer]

In an attempt to unmask anonymous tipsters, did an embattled CNN reporter use a phishing tactic to gather private information? Read all »

Is China spying on your phone (and car, TV, wearables)?

Is the Chinese goverment secretly spying on almost every aspect of our lives?

According to a shocking new report, the answer appears to be yes. At least 700 million Android devices are running software that allows the regime to listen to phone calls, monitor text messages and more. It can even reprogram your phone! Read all »

Today’s distraction: Apple’s new headphones!

Is today’s online hysteria over the demise of Apple’s iPhone headphone jack another distraction from reality?

As media coverage focuses on the release of the tech giant’s new AirPods, a wireless version of the previous earbuds, it’s easy to wonder why it deserves so much attention. Read all »

Pokemon GO players camp out in front of man’s house!

If you thought the Pokemon GO craze couldn’t get any weirder, guess again.

A Massachusetts man has found himself in a weird position as players have begun congregating in front of his home. Why? It’s because the site has been designated as a “gym” by the game’s creator, with no clear way for him to opt-out. Read all »

Pokémon GO: How did it take over so quickly?

What is Pokémon GO and how did it consume American life so quickly?

Over the past few days, the new app has been blamed for leading children and others into the hands of criminals, guiding a girl toward a dead body and causing pedestrians to walk right into traffic accidents, unable to take their eyes off of the screen. Read all »

See a Tesla? You might want to steer clear!

Next time you see a Tesla on the highway, it might be a good idea to give it a LOT of room! Read all »

Investors: Mark Zuckerberg’s a dictator

Do investors have any say in the future of Facebook?

According to some key shareholders, the answer is absolutely not! Read all »

Russians hack Democrats, steal opposition files on Trump

Sometimes real news truly seems stranger than fiction, or at least a lot like a spy novel.

According to the Washington Post and other sources, Russia’s government has hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computers, stealing all of its opposition files on Donald Trump. The Post reports the breach was so extreme that nearly ALL party communications were intercepted over a period of nine to 11 months. Read all »

New rent-bidding site upsets San Francisco residents

Could renting an apartment in the future be done via an online auction, similar to eBay?

A new website is already bringing that concept to the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving some nervous. After a long period of skyrocketing rents, there are fears that the website could encourage even more froth in the local market. Read all »

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