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Facebook’s failure to eliminate militia page sooner was an ‘operational mistake’ says Mark Zuckerberg

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The “Kenosha Guard” page was taken down by Facebook after a deadly shooting at a racial justice protest.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that the social network failed to remove a page created by a militia group called the Kenosha Guard before a deadly shooting at a protest in Wisconsin because of an “operational mistake.”

Facebook users notified the company of an event organized by the Kenosha Guard that issued a “call to arms” before racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Users reported the event for inciting violence, but received messages stating the content didn’t run afoul of the social network’s rules. The Kenosha Guard event was reported to Facebook at least 455 times.

Protests erupted after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police during an arrest on Sunday and became paralyzed. On Tuesday, two protesters were shot to death and another person was wounded during a protest in that city. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old resident of Antioch, Illinois, was accused of killing the two protesters. He was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other criminal counts.

Zuckerberg admitted Facebook made the wrong call by not pulling down the Kenosha Guard and event sooner. The page and event did violate new rules the company rolled out last week about “Dangerous Organizations and Individuals,” Zuckerberg told employees in a video posted on his Facebook page on Friday. Under those rules, Facebook would remove accounts, pages and groups formed by organizations and movements that pose a threat to public safety if they discussed potential violence.

Zuckerberg told employees that the team that reviews dangerous organizations and individuals has to understand the “nuances” of how militia groups and conspiracy theory movements work.

“The contractors and the reviewers who the initial complaints were funneled to basically didn’t pick this up,” he said.

After reviewing the content again, the company pulled down the Kenosha Guard page on Wednesday after the deadly shooting. Facebook hasn’t found any evidence that Rittenhouse followed the Kenosha Guard Page or that he was invited to the group’s event. But Facebook’s failure to remove the page more quickly sparked scrutiny from civil rights groups and the company’s employees. Facebook’s employees criticized Zuckerberg’s leadership and questioned whether the company was doing enough to combat hate speech during an internal virtual meeting on Thursday, BuzzFeed reported.

“At what point do we take responsibility for enabling hate filled bile to spread across our services?” one employee reportedly said during the meeting. “Anti semitism, conspiracy, and white supremacy reeks across our services.”

The backlash from employees shows that discontent over the company’s content moderation decisions continues to grow. In June, Facebook employees staged a rare virtual walkout and publicly criticized Zuckerberg after the social network left up a post from President Donald Trump they said could incite violence. In the post, Trump wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” but Facebook determined those remarks didn’t violate its rules against inciting violence. Trump also made the same comments on Twitter but his tweet was labeled for violating the site’s rules against glorifying violence.

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois told the Kenosha shooting was “painful for everyone, especially our Black community.”

“The Kenosha Guard Event and Page violated our new policy on militia organizations and have been removed on that basis. We launched this policy last week and we’re still scaling up our enforcement of it by a team of specialists on our Dangerous Organizations team,” she said.

Earlier this month, Facebook said it took down 790 groups, 100 pages and 1,500 ads tied to the right-wing conspiracy theory known as QAnon that falsely claims there’s a “deep state” plot against Trump and his supporters. Civil rights groups organized a campaign this year calling on businesses to stop buying ads on Facebook in July, until the social network does more to combat hate speech.

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Real Estate Mogul Mike Oddo’s Genius Pivot After Lost Market Share

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From humble beginnings to scaling his brokerage to a yearly seven figure business at 26, Mike Oddo’s feats were phenomenal. Most entrepreneurs know, the market is a constantly evolving creature. As fate would have it, real estate mogul Mike Oddo, discovered this first hand when to his dismay he realised his precious brokerage was losing market share to a competitor in the early 2010s.

The competitor had recently begun using a software allowing for an unusual advantage in the marketplace. Mike however, was not too worried as he’d anticipated a need for such a software and had begun his own development of one. This only confirmed his sususpion and pushed Mike to go pedal to the metal and make his platform usable for his brokerage. That he did and he would soon reclaim his position as the undisputed champion in the real estate space.

Spotting opportunities, Mike knew that the proprietary tech stack he and his team developed had some serious potential to catch the market by the storm. “As a seasoned real estate veteran, I knew one thing. Booking meetings with prospects was a real pain, and I had always hoped that there would be an easier way to go about conducting real estate sales.” – Mike Oddo.

A sequence of events led Mike to have a chance encounter with the brother of a former employee who was actively involved in selling Yellow Page subscriptions. He proposed to the experienced salesman a potential deal where the salesman would sell Mike’s software in return for a generous commission, a deal would be made and that month Mike Oddo would see $20,000 in subscription sales for his proprietary system.

Mike’s subscription service would go on to be named “Market Maker Leads” – a U.S based software platform for real estate agents that generates real estate leads, nurtures leads, builds your authority and status, delivers those leads as prepositioned appointments™ directly to your calendar. Everything is done for you for a set monthly cost.

Now with proof of concept that agents like and see returns with his platform, Mike made the decision to sell his brokerage for what we would imagine was a handsome amount and Found Market Maker. Since 2012 Market Maker has ushered a new era of convenience and innovation in the real estate market.

Naturally, with the next level convenience offered by Market Maker, Mike’s company has become one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America with a very positive trajectory that we look forward to seeing play out.

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Entrepreneur and marketing guru, George Elia, has been consistently behind the scenes pushing buttons behind some of the largest brands/name on social media.

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Originally from Lebanon, began his industry rise dating back in 2017, where he was a key member and mentor for some record labels,
George, was influential to the development of several artists on the label, along with many others, helping guide and support careers of artists like, Diego money , Doe Boy, Guap Tarantino, Trap Manny, and many more.
Executive to Marketing Guru and Branding Expert.
George, has been apart and responsible for bringing some of the best new products and entertainment to the eyes of Millions of social media users.
.“We’ve perfected our system, and the results prove it”

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The Importance of Pocket Your Dollars Money Solutions and Expert Financial Advice

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You may earn a lot of money, but when it comes to investment, not everyone knows the ins and outs of their overall finances. This is where Pocket Your Dollars money solutions come into picture. Read on to understand why financial advice from experts like them is necessary.

There is a thought “Only rich people need financial advice from experts”, but it’s not true. Financial advice from experts is very important if you have a growing business or even a start-up because expert financial advisors have good experience and knowledge in the field. Their experience helps you to build and protect your assets. There are many such services that you can hire. To make your investments fully secured for a longer period it is very beneficial to take financial advice from experts. Here are 5 rewarding reasons to get financial advice from experts.

  1. For Your Family’s Protection

The very first financial planning one has to decide is life insurance. There are many life insurance plans available in the market. Some are very good, while some are average and some are ideal. The main reason why there are many options is because there are various such life situations. Since every individual situation is different, an expert can tell you which life insurance policy perfectly fits your needs. 

Each life situation is different, for example, you are single or married, you are retired, or have a young family. They can help you find appropriate plans. They carefully study your life situation and provide the best feasible options for you and your family.

  • Plan for Saving and Spending

For building assets, you require long-term security. At first, you have to pay for your emergencies and then for holidays and luxuries, as it doesn’t make any sense if it was the other way around. Step one should be to start saving and controlling your spending habits. You should be free from debts. You can check out Pocket Your Dollars and hire them to help you clear your debts with proper planning. Step two is to plan the saving patterns to build a wealthy lifestyle efficiently and effectively. The financial expert understands your whole situation properly and guides you through the right path towards a victorious future.

  • Secure Your House

Purchasing a house is the costliest decision you ever take in your life. Financial experts often help you save many thousands of dollars and wait for the best time when the interest rates are best for you so that you’ll never have to borrow few dollars from here and there when you are purchasing a house.

  • Investment Goals

Many Americans think about early retirement.Whatever your goals are, a financial expert advises you accurately to evaluate what can be possible. After that, the expert creates an effective plan for you to achieve your investment goals.

  • Peace of Mind

If you are searching for a financial solution on the internet and doing all the work by yourself, then it can cost you time. To find the optimal solution, you have to study each aspect. Since the financial expert can do it in no time, you have peace of mind.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how old you are, you need a financial expert to ensure a secure financial future.

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