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.
Automated license plate readers have been widely deployed and are monitoring our travels throughout the U.S. This is in addition to companies like Google and others tracking our every move via smart phones.
Facebook CEO did, in fact, intercede in FB’s teams decisions regarding acceptable speech on Facebook. Now we get government censorship via proxy – and let billionaires decide what we are allowed to read, see or hear.
The large social media companies have demonstrated they have more power than government, government leaders and government agencies. At what point does this get treated by a government as a declaration of war, and get a corresponding response?
Facebook, Twitter and so on, will come under regulatory scrutiny this year, may lose their Section 230 protections, plus privacy protections embedded in the os (like iOS) may limit information gathering by social media apps, just as consumers may also be losing their interest in social media.
Facebook accounted for almost 80% – with Parler near 5%. Which social media platform was shut down?
Social media platforms played a major role in planning and implementing the assault on the U.S. Capitol. It also appears that Facebook may have been ground zero, in spite of spin that such activities occurred on Parler or other platforms.
BigTech is now more powerful than world leaders and government. They proved that this week. This is a massive security threat to the entire world – literally BigTech has signed their own death warrant. BigTech will be broken up and heavily regulated after this. No government can risk being shut down by BigTech. Think about this for a bit.
The controversy over hostile social media content advocating violence, hate, and lies on social media – and the deplatforming of individuals and entire services (e.g. Parler).
Was Parler deplatformed for “conservative” ideas or for users advocating violence?
Blast from the past: the social media propaganda poster that led to the birth of this blog and web site.