2020 May 21, 5:35pm
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Google, Inc., isn't just the world's biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world's biggest censor.The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion – even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.When Google's employees or algorithms decide to block our access to information about a news item, political candidate or business, opinions and votes can shift, reputations can be ruined and businesses can crash and burn. Because online censorship is entirely unregulated at the moment, victims have little or no recourse when they have been harmed. Eventually, authorities will almost certainly have to step in, just as they did when credit bureaus were regulated in 1970.
Too bad! Google is a Free Market Capitalist corporation.RepCons want to REGULATE private enterprise?
No, that’s the non thinking response to this. What we should be doing is launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media and search platforms. Expose them for what they are, and encourage free speech.
launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media
Pretty old news, Patrick! Any updates?
ForcedTQ saysNo, that’s the non thinking response to this. What we should be doing is launching competitive alternatives to all of the censoring media and search platforms. Expose them for what they are, and encourage free speech.When that happens, like Patreon or Twitter alternatives, Silly Con valley demands the sites be taken down by the hosting company.
and this type of crap get blocked...almost never, I wonder why, and why "learn to code" or NPC is much worse than death threats
Democrats hate free speech because they know that their ideas are so bad that they have to make them mandatory