BigTech billionaires really do set the volume control, despite what they say:
“Mark personally didn’t like the punishment, so he changed the rules,” a former policy employee told BuzzFeed News, noting that the original rule had already been in use and represented the product of untold hours of work between multiple teams and experts.
“Mark personally didn’t like the punishment, so he changed the rules.”“That was the first time I experienced having to create a new category of policy to fit what Zuckerberg wanted.
All the way back in high school, my government class teacher taught us that the response to free speech we did not like was more speech. If we thought that some items should be censored, he asked, How do we decide who gets to be the censor?
Today, the government has outsourced speech censorship to BigTech social media firms. BigTech is responding to pressure from government leaders – in order to curry favor with the politicians who are threatening to regulate BigTech. The effect is government censorship via proxy.
Surprisingly, many think having billionaires control public discourse is a great idea.