Facebook Removes ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ads, Responds To Chelsea Clinton

Facebook came under fire following reports about ads that promoted “Gay Conversion Therapy” targeting LGBT people.

The former first daughter tweeted earlier in the same day that “Conversion therapy” was akin to child abuse. She wanted the ads and their “practices” be made illegal everywhere.

Chelsea Clinton

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Child abuse. “Conversion therapy” is child abuse. There are not two sides to this question and these ads – and the practices they promote – should be illegal everywhere. Full stop. https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/1034940628487090181 

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We don’t allow ads that promote gay conversion therapy on Facebook. We removed these ads after further review. While we may miss some, we’re working hard to make sure we quickly find and take down bad ads.

On Sunday, The Telegraph reported that Facebook removed some “Conversion therapy” adverts that targeted members of the LGBT community after reports about a flaw with the micro-targeting algorithm employed by the social media giant for choosing audiences for ads.

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Chinese company reportedly hacked Clinton’s server, got copy of every email in real-time | Fox News

A Chinese state-owned company reportedly hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server, then inserted code that forwarded them a copy of virtually every email she sent or received after that — a revelation President Trump is demanding be investigated.

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Chelsea Clinton says she has not ruled out running for office

 

Chelsea Clinton has said she has not ruled out running for office one day, describing a move into politics as a “definite no now” but a “definite maybe” in the future.

She told the Edinburgh international book festival that while she “abhorred” Donald Trump’s presidency, she had no current plans to follow in her parents’ footsteps.

Clinton, who was promoting her children’s book about women who have persisted against adversity, strongly criticised the US leader on issues such as the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border, branding the policy “the greatest sin of the moment”.

“At federal level, as much as I abhor so much of what President Trump is doing, I have a great amount of gratitude for what my congresswoman and my senators are doing to try to stop him at every point,” Clinton said.

“While I disagree with the president … I think my family … is being really well represented. But if that were to change, if my city councillor were to retire, if my congresswoman were to retire, my senators, and I thought that I could make a positive impact, then I think I would really have to ask my answer to that question [of whether to run for office].

“For me it’s a definite no now but it’s a definite maybe in the future.

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(ABC News) – New Emails Show Clinton Used Private Server Earlier Than She Said

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Post-Email Server Apology

Newly disclosed emails from Hillary Clinton to then CENTCOM chief David Petraeus show that the former secretary of state was using a private server earlier than she had previously said.

The new set of emails, from January to February 2009, was turned over to the State Department by the Department of Defense, State Department spokesman John Kirby told ABC News, confirming a story originally reported by The Associated Press.

The State Department said its record of Clinton emails begins on March 18, 2009. Over the nearly two months she was in office before that, Clinton has said she used a Blackberry email account that she can no longer access.

The discovery appears to contradict Clinton’s sworn statement that she had turned over all the email from her private server to the State Department.

Clinton’s team did not respond to a request from ABC News for comment.

The revelation came the same day the State Department said it had found previously undisclosed emails related to the Benghazi terror attack on Clinton’s private email account.

In February, the Department turned over 296 emails relating to Benghazi to the House Select Committee investigation the attack, claiming at the time that they were the only emails relevant to the committee’s request.

The discovery Friday of a handful of new emails, first reported by the Daily Beast, contradicted that claim.

A senior State Department official told ABC News on Friday that it missed these emails the first time around because of the cumbersome nature of discovery process. Clinton turned over 55,000 printed pages of documents that had to be search by hand, which prevented researchers from conducting electronic keyword searches, according to this official. The new emails were discovered only after the documents had been scanned and searched on a computer.

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(bloomberg) – FBI Said to Recover Personal E-Mails From Hillary Clinton Server

Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton attends the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, on September 19, 2015. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

 

The FBI has recovered personal and work-related e-mails from the private computer server used by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s success at salvaging personal e-mails that Clinton said had been deleted raises the possibility that the Democratic presidential candidate’s correspondence eventually could become public. The disclosure of such e-mails would likely fan the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system for official business.

The FBI is investigating how and why classified information ended up on Clinton’s server. The probe probably will take at least several more months, according to the person, who described the matter on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing and deals with sensitive information.

A review by Clinton and her aides determined that about half of the 60,000 e-mails she exchanged during her four-year tenure as secretary of state were of a personal nature, the presidential candidate has said.

Those e-mails, she said, mostly dealt with planning for Chelsea’s wedding, yoga routines and condolence messages.

Clinton said the personal e-mails were deleted from the server and her staff turned over paper copies of the remaining work-related e-mails in December to the State Department for processing and archiving. The FBI obtained Clinton’s server from the Colorado-based company managing it.

Recover E-Mails

Outside computer specialists have said the FBI has the technical capability to recover deleted e-mails. The exact number of personal e-mails recovered by the FBI could not be learned.

Once the e-mails have been extracted, a group of agents has been separating personal correspondence and passing along work-related messages to agents leading the investigation, the person said.

Since the existence of the e-mail system became public in March, Clinton has seen her standing in polls slide, particularly in regards to questions about her trustworthiness. She also has been heavily criticized by congressional Republicans who have raised questions over whether the private server jeopardized the security of sensitive data.

Internal government watchdogs have determined that classified information ended up on the system. Their findings sparked the FBI inquiry.

Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, did not respond to phone calls or e-mails seeking comment. Nick Merrill, a spokesman, said, “We’ve cooperated to date and will continue to do so, including answering any questions about this that anyone including the public may have.”

Iowa Caucuses

The bureau’s probe is expected to last at least several more months, according to the person. That timeline would push any final determination closer to the Democratic presidential primary calendar, which kicks off Feb. 1 with the Iowa caucuses.

A bureau spokeswoman, Carol Cratty, declined to discuss any aspect of the investigation. Emily Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, also declined to comment.

Clinton is not accused of any wrongdoing. She has said she is confident that material in her e-mails wasn’t marked as classified when it was sent and received through her server. For anyone who mishandled such information, prosecutors must prove that they knowingly did so to charge them with a crime.

The former secretary of state has said she decided to use a private e-mail address — hrod17@clintonemail.com — to conduct all of her electronic correspondence as a matter of convenience, to avoid the need to carry two devices, one personal and one professional. She served from 2009 through 2013 as the nation’s top diplomat.

E-Mails Posted

As the result of public information lawsuits, the State Department has posted almost 8,000 of those work-related e-mails on its website. The State Department has determined that dozens of the e-mails contained classified information.

Many of the work-related e-mails contain schedules, press clippings, staffing updates, speech notes, and requests to aides for tech support. Some e-mails are simply requests to speak with people over secure phone lines.

In 2013, the Clintons turned the private server over to a Colorado-based technology company to manage. The firm, Platte River Networks, installed the device in a New Jersey data center and managed and maintained it.

Andy Boian, a spokesman for the Platte River, said the FBI last month asked the company to hand over the server. Platte River asked the Clintons what it should do, and within 24 hours a representative for the Clintons told the company to provide the device to agents, Boian said.

There has been some question as to whether Clinton deleted her messages or took the more thorough and technical step of “wiping” the server. Boian said Tuesday that Platte River had “no knowledge of it being wiped.”

Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system is being examined by congressional committees that have the power to subpoena the FBI to obtain the messages. The e-mails also may be sought under public-information laws.

The FBI isn’t likely to hand over any such messages until its investigation has been completed. Even then, public records laws provide exceptions protecting personal information.

 

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(ABC News) – Hillary Clinton Says She Would Be a Political ‘Outsider’ as President

 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks while attending the Foundry United Methodist Church for their Bicentennial Homecoming Celebration, in Washington, Sept. 13, 2015.

Hillary Clinton argued today that as president she would be as much a political outsider as any other candidate given that she would be the first female president.

“I cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president, I mean really, let’s think about it,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“All these mothers and fathers bring me the place mats with all the presidents, and they bring their daughters and they say, ‘My daughter has a question for you,'” the former senator and secretary of state explained Sunday. “And then the daughter says, ‘How come there are no girls on this place mat?’ So, I think that is a pretty big, unconventional choice.”

When pressed further, Clinton acknowledged that “political outsiders” could refer to candidates who have never held public office. But, she argued, those people would not be as effective as she would be as president.

“I know what you’re asking, ‘Do we want people who have never been elected to anything, who have no political experience, who’ve never made any hard choices in the public arena?’ Well, voters are going to have to decide that,” she said.

Clinton’s comments could be seen as a knock against Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina — none of whom have ever been elected to public office, but are leading in the Republican polls.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, however, is also admired for being a political outsider by progressives. He is seeing massive support, gaining steadily in the polls, and even leading Clinton in New Hampshire.

During her interview today, Clinton also brushed aside the notion that she isn’t authentic and doesn’t show her “real” self out on the campaign trail.

“I can’t possibly do that,” Clinton said when asked to name three adjectives that describe her. “Look, I am a real person. With all the pluses and minuses that go along with it.”

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(US News) – Chelsea Clinton promoting debut book, has no immediate plans to campaign for mother

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Chelsea Clinton, right, speaks with teen actress, author and magazine publisher Tavi Gevinson on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in New York. Clinton was beginning a tour for her new book “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” (AP Photo/Hillel Italie)

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Campaigning will have to wait for Chelsea Clinton.

For now, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s daughter is absorbed in the promotion for her debut book “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!,” a detailed primer for young people seeking to become more politically and socially engaged.

“This is what I’m focused on,” she told The Associated Press on Wednesday during a brief telephone interview from Chicago, the second stop on a planned 20-city tour at schools nationwide.

Clinton’s book was published Tuesday and has been in Amazon’s top 100 since. Most authors, especially first-time ones, would be looking constantly at their Amazon page. But Clinton, still animated from meeting with students at a Chicago elementary school where the principal is an old friend, said that’s not so with her.

“I’m very much engaged in the substance of the book,” she said. “I haven’t had any time to track it on Amazon.”

Clinton, 35, told a gathering Tuesday night at a Barnes & Noble in New York that her immediate priorities were the book, the Clinton Foundation and her family, including husband Marc Mezvinsky (who attended the Tuesday event) and daughter Charlotte.

Asked when she might campaign for her mother, something she did often in 2008, Clinton said that while “it’s no secret” she strongly supported her mother’s Democratic presidential candidacy, she wasn’t ready to discuss any long-term plans.

“I have a lot of work in front of me,” she said.

Clinton does have at least one commitment after the tour ends: a second book. In June, Oxford University Press plans to release a revised edition of Clinton’s dissertation on global health and how it is “governed/managed between the public and private sectors,” the publisher’s director of publicity, Christian Purdy, told the AP on Wednesday.

Bill and Hillary Clinton each have written books and Chelsea said she greatly enjoyed working on “It’s Your World.” She liked the writing and editing and how the process helped her “crystallize” her thoughts about education, homelessness and other issues. She also appreciated her conversations with young people who helped her decide what should be included and what should be cut.

“It’s Your World” was written for ages 10-14.

The next book, currently untitled, is “for a different audience,” she said.

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