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Month: June 2021

Facebook’s fake fact checkers

Facebook’s fake fact checkers

Someone with enormous conflicts of interest over whether or not SARS-CoV-2 was bioengineered and escaped from a lab was used by Facebook to “fact check” posts suggesting the possibility of the lab leak hypothesis. This individual heads an organization that provided funding to the Wuhan virus research lab.

Nigeria blocks all access to Twitter

Nigeria blocks all access to Twitter

Twitter argues that access to, apparently, Twitter is a “human right”. Yet Twitter itself frequently cuts others off of Twitter for bizarre reasons. This tweet by Twitter does not seem to have been well thought out.

Wow: FBI demands list of who read a USA Today news article

Wow: FBI demands list of who read a USA Today news article

WASHINGTON — USA TODAY is fighting a subpoena from the FBI demanding records that would identify readers of a February story about a southern Florida shooting that killed two agents and wounded three others. Source: USA TODAY fights FBI subpoena demanding records that would identify readers of Florida shooting story

Bing searches for Tiananmen ‘tank man’ returned nothing

Bing searches for Tiananmen ‘tank man’ returned nothing

Microsoft blames “human error”: A significant percentage of the Microsoft employees who work on Bing are based in China, including some who work on image-recognition software, according to a former employee. Source: Microsoft says error led to no matching Bing images for Tiananmen ‘tank man’ | NewsNation Now

When billionaires control our public discourse

When billionaires control our public discourse

Facebook, Twitter and Google outrageously censored scientists and doctors for asking questions about challenging issues in the pandemic. Today, we are recognizing that these discussions were important – but silenced by the unethical billionaires of social media.

Old social media posts cost another job

Old social media posts cost another job

Google’s head of diversity has been re-assigned after old blog posts showed him denigrating Jews and possibly making inappropriate comments about the LGBTQ+ community. Old blog posts and tweets have resulted in many losing their jobs.