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Big tech censorship is controlling US politics

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Oct 23, 5:15pm 82 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


The Big Tech censorship by Jack Dorsey’s Twitter of the New York Post story on Hunter Biden and Joe Biden is so egregious that I have to speak up. If there were any doubt, it is now clear that Twitter’s censorship system is set up to survey, capture, control, and manipulate the political narrative within this country.

Make no mistake, the mathematical parameters and algorithms that Dorsey’s team developed and implemented had this goal in mind. Despite what he and his company might have you believe, his frustration and anger are more likely related to getting caught, and the resulting public outrage, not the wanting of some algorithm.

Any remaining lines between social media companies and the political propaganda and covert influence world have been erased. Powerful men such as Dorsey and the other tech giants who control social media platforms are meddling in inflammatory issues to engineer and influence the outcome of the upcoming election.

Their efforts are a dangerous threat to our free society. It is hard to imagine a more insidious effort to subvert freedom of speech, expression, and the free flow of ideas, good or bad, than algorithms designed to shut down speech they don’t like.

The titans of social media, Dorsey at Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, lead their companies the way China does. ...

Weaponized, these same tools are effective in the mass influence of thought operations and polarization of political beliefs, intolerance, misinformation, and propaganda delivery. The result is the creation of an irrational hatred of President Donald Trump that has not only triggered but justified assaulting or shooting someone just for wearing a MAGA hat.

This must stop. Claiming Big Tech censorship and viewpoint discrimination are only intended to stop untruthful discourse is ridiculous and ends with these tragic outcomes.

As we move closer to stifling free speech and elevating only the viewpoints desired by the Silicon Valley elite, let us remember the words of James Madison:

Our First Amendment freedoms give us the right to think what we like and say what we please. And if we the people are to govern ourselves, we must have these rights, even if they are misused by the minority. We can never lose sight of this because the moment we do will be the moment we cease to be free.
1   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 23, 5:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

They need to be regulated as utilities. If AT&T can't disconnect someone's phone for saying something they don't like, twatter shouldn't be able to disable someone's account for the same "offense" too.
2   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 23, 5:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's an interesting conundrum. What is the general population's appetite for truth, however hard won, vs. its appetite for inflammatory or appeasing mythologies, and to what extent can it tell the difference? Co-mingled with the standard deceiving camouflages of human nature and the willingness to sacrifice truth on the alter of self interest, and I would say you have a crap shoot as far as predictability is concerned. Also, populations over time are adaptive, albeit slowly, and they will evolve against controlling powers.

The internet so far has the vapidness and ephemeral nature of a fashion slut. It really hasn't been around that long, and it, too, is adaptive. The alphabet agencies capturing the big internet hitters was inevitable when they saw that the internet giants accomplished in a short time what they had been endeavoring to do for generations: sucker punch the public into ratting themselves out with fake altruism, propaganda, sociability and palatable lies.

Inertia can shift things away from the big companies currently 'in control' and they know it. Also, elites have always been terrified at the perfidy and unpredictability of mobs, which can turn against them rapidly like a bad rash.

Obviously, the flip script by the monopolistic internet giants currently is to beat their breasts and admit the perfidy of the internet, not out of holy confession, but to suggest that now strict censorship is broadly necessary. Things are not in control as long as the internet is truly a vehicle of broadly dispersed information and opinion, and money, power and control are the issues.
3   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 23, 6:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I’m mostly frustrated with dishonesty and lies. While media pretends to lie to themselves that people want to hear comfortable lies. Hate their bullshit.

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