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Censorship: Microsoft won’t label posts as true or false, like other companies

Censorship: Microsoft won’t label posts as true or false, like other companies

“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

Thought police: Facebook said to have spied on private messages and reported anyone questioning the 2020 election to the FBI

Thought police: Facebook said to have spied on private messages and reported anyone questioning the 2020 election to the FBI

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…

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Twitter Blue Checks

Twitter Blue Checks

I had never investigated the Blue Check program until moments ago. It is used to further our neo-feudalism of elite versus the plebians, ensuring that we know our place. Only the truly elite are supposed to get Blue Check marks. Blue Checks are a mark of techno-nobility.

Is “pretty privilege” a “thing” on social media platforms?

Is “pretty privilege” a “thing” on social media platforms?

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.

“How junk science got spread like wildfire”

“How junk science got spread like wildfire”

Two appalling bad studies were widely shared by “experts” on social media. One was so bad, and its errors so obvious, that they only way they could have decided to share was to do so without having read even the abstract of the study.

Gen Z watching Tiktok

Gen Z watching Tiktok

Gen Z is now using Tiktok for online search, plus now watches more Tiktok content than Youtube content. Tiktok is eating into Google search, maps and Youtube, plus Instagram. Youth want more “visual rich” content – fast paced short videos are replacing IG’s still photos, Youtube’s long videos, and Google search results.

Oregon Supreme Court says businesses can sue those who post online reviews

Oregon Supreme Court says businesses can sue those who post online reviews

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…

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