In recent days, we have seen Facebook and Twitter censoring articles critical of presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter.
They claim these articles are “unverified,” and therefore should not be spread on social media.
Oh…, do you mean like the unverified Russian collusion reports which were shoved down our throats for over two years?!
For over two years…, night and day!!!
And the people attempting to spread these reports are having their accounts censored, locked, blocked, or shutdown altogether!
Is this really happening in America?!
I feel like we are experiencing censorship you could expect to experience in Communist Russia or Communist China…, not in The United States of America.
I don’t recall Facebook and Twitter censoring ANY anti-Trump, Russian hoax, anonymous source, reports.
Facebook, Twitter, and the mainstream media have shown their hands here.
They are all undeniably co-conspirators and propaganda allies of the democrat party.
Undeniably and unabashedly.
In a related article, according to Brian Flood of Fox News, “Ex-Facebook honcho Tim Kendall says Big Tech is a ‘threat to democracy,’ and calls for social media reform.”
‘“Media Angle’ is a column [for Fox News] offering perspectives on the media landscape from the newsmakers themselves.
‘“Moment’ CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma,’ which tackles the negative impact social media and Big Tech can have on people — and the former Facebook executive feels Big Tech is a threat to democracy that could eventually lead to a civil war in America.”
‘“Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society,’ Kendall told Fox News.”
“The Social Dilemma” features several Silicon Valley insiders explaining the dark side of social media, with everyone from the co-inventor of Facebook’s ‘like’ button to high-powered executives weighing in.”
“Kendall, who is a central figure in the film, was once the director of monetization at Facebook but now runs ‘Moment,’ a company dedicated to ‘fighting to reimagine the tech industry as one built for its users.’”
“MA: Big tech is called a ‘global assault on democracy’ in the film, and you say you’re concerned it could lead to a civil war. Why are these horrifying claims realistic?”
“Kendall: The attention-based business model of social media companies is a threat to democracy. We as users are attracted to content that entertains us and reinforces our views. ‘Big Social,’ as I call it, knows this and presents information that will keep us coming back to their platforms. These corporate practices encourage online tribalism that exacerbates the societal division we see today amid unprecedented economic, climate, and public health turmoil.”
“I truly believe things will not get better until tech companies move away from creating exploitative products that drive conflict over conversation, division over unity, and misinformation over truth. Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society.”
“MA: A recent report showed the overwhelming majority of campaign contributions from employees at big tech firms went to Democratic candidates. Do conservatives have even more to fear than liberals and progressives?”
I can answer that one!
The real answer is a resounding “YES!”
“Kendall: We cannot allow the conversation around misinformation and social media addiction to become a partisan issue. Big Social does not care what content you are consuming, where you live, or what you believe so long as you are giving away your time to their platforms and helping drive up their advertising revenues.”
What do you mean, “We cannot allow the conversation around misinformation and social media addiction to become a partisan issue?”
It IS most definitely a “partisan issue.”
It IS an attack on conservatives by the liberals who control and run these social media companies.
And “Big Social” absolutely does care about what “content you are consuming,” and they are intent on making sure they steer you on the “enlightened” and the “approved” liberal path.
“MA: What needs to happen to alleviate your concerns about social media’s impact on modern society?”
“Kendall: I think there are three things that need to change. First, until the financial incentives are removed these companies will continue to operate by creating social media addicts of its users. Second, we need better regulation—no industry, including tech, should be in the position to regulate themselves. Third, we need innovation to help people take back their lives from their devices. This is in part why I started my company, ‘Moment,’ to develop tools that give control back to individuals.”
Okay…, so one and three won’t be happening anytime soon.
I’m not normally a big fan of government regulations, but in this case, we really have no other options.
Discrimination calls for regulation!!!
‘“The Social Dilemma’ is now streaming on Netflix.”
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