“I don’t think that people want governments to tell them what’s true or false,” Smith said when asked about Microsoft’s role in defining disinformation. “And I don’t think they’re really interested in having tech companies tell them either.” Source: Microsoft Won’t Label Fake News as False in Attempt to Avoid ‘Censorship’ Cries – Bloomberg
According to the Department of Justice (unnamed sources), the FB rummaged through everyone’s private messages and determined if they expressed anti-government ideas or questioned the 2020 election results, and if so, turned them over to the FBI. Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments — or question the 2020 election — according to sources within the Department of Justice. Under the FBI collaboration operation, somebody…
Youtube has updated its censorship policy to now permit saying that masks may not stop the spread of Covid-19.
The White House is accused, based on now available documents, of having colluded with tech companies such as Twitter, to censor speech and kick users off of Twitter who questioned government public health policies.
Is “pretty privilege” real on social media? There are strong hints that it is a real issue. Some of it may come from how users select videos, which trains the “algorithm” in your likes, but others have said that the algorithms are intentionally designed to minimize views of videos with “non pretty” people.
The primary purpose of Twitter is to censor viewpoints that do not agree with government guidelines. The secondary purpose is to censor the distribution of official government data that disagrees with “conventional wisdom”.
Twitter is utter garbage.
The World Economic Forum proposes development of a global, AI-based censorship system to detect and halt the distribution of “misinformation” and “disinformation”. What could possibly go wrong?
The government pressured Twitter, Facebook, Google and others to suspend accounts of persons – even legitimate experts – who shared information online that did not agree with the CDC’s rules issued by technocrats. This became censorship via proxy – and is likely unconstitutional.
UK lawmaker proposes requirement that social media companies evaluate and score the truthfulness of every statement made online, and issue a cumulative “truth” score for each individual. What could possibly go wrong?
Specifically, Oregon distinguishes between “journalists” who receive enhanced protection for lawsuits, and citizens, who do not have the same free speech protections. The state’s highest court declined to extend certain free speech protections available to the media to ordinary people, batting down arguments that anyone with an internet connection and an opinion now acts as a journalist. Source: Online reviewers in Oregon on notice: Supreme Court declines to offer ordinary people higher media protection from libel suits – oregonlive.com As…