This is what the love child of Big Tech and the Nanny State looks like. What next, will they chew our food for us, too?
People seem shocked by the recent Kanye phenomenon. But they shouldn’t be. It’s part of a bigger pushback; part of the pendulum swinging back the other way.
People are tired of being told what to do by their ‘betters’.
Whether it’s Michelle Obama’s lunch program, New York telling us how big a cup of Coke we can drink, what State-directed Health Care we have to have, or which stories are worthy of our time, people are tired of it.
America is supposed to be the Land of the Free. So what happened to us?
Too many of us bought into the lie that we just need to give ‘them’ (governments, corporations, political parties, celebrities, etcetera) just a little more power over our lives, a little more authority to dictate how we need to live life.
That’s why Kanye’s tweet that Harriet Tubman could have saved even more if they realized they were slaves evoked such a powerful reaction.
The company that put the ‘f’ in social media has made yet an0ther an announcement. One about which news sites you’ll be seeing on your feed. They will be evaluating the ‘trustworthiness’ of sites, and suppressing the ones they disagree with.
But it would be cynical to suggest that had anything to do with that little ‘glitch’ with the hate speech tags being attached to every post, right? From yesterday’s story:
On Tuesday, Facebook launched an initiative enabling users to identify “hate speech.”
On virtually every single public post, an option has emerged. “Does this post contain hate speech?” the site asks, giving two options: “Yes” or “No.” Each post also gives the option to dismiss the question with a tiny “x” box to the right of the answers.
The “hate speech” question even appears on a user’s own posts.
The spokesperson said the company was conducting an “internal test” in an attempt to understand “different types of speech, including speech we thought would not be hate.” They said a bug caused the button to launch publicly but it has since been disabled.
Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen explained on Twitter that the button was shown on posts regardless of their content but was “reverted” within 20 minutes.
Is it a coincidence that ‘glitch’ went live the just before we’re reporting about eff-book’s Big Plan to give us all the pre-chewed news that’s fit to scroll through?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed his platform has started to rank news organizations based on “trustworthiness,” with low-ranking sources becoming suppressed.
“We put [that data] into the system, and it is acting as a boost or a suppression, and we’re going to dial up the intensity of that over time,” declared Zuckerberg during a speech at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, with media executives in the audience on Tuesday. “We feel like we have a responsibility to further [break] down polarization and find common ground.”
Zuckerberg did not clarify how the “trustworthiness” of news organizations would be ranked.
According to BuzzFeed, Zuckerberg’s meeting at the hotel “included representatives from BuzzFeed News, the Information, Quartz, the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Recode, Univision, Barron’s, the Daily Beast, the Economist, HuffPost, Insider, the Atlantic, the New York Post, and others.”
You know who else breaks down polarization by silencing dissent? China, with THEIR internet policies.
And (drumroll please) Putin’s Russia. It wasn’t that long ago that Russia was a DANGER and not an exemplar, what changed?
Did you notice the attendees Buzzfeed mentioned? Nice. A ‘spectrum of belief’ so wide it could look through a keyhole with both eyes. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, and by the way… their team is investing BILLIONS into a combination of AI and a team of ‘moderators’ to do the
censorship ‘vetting’ for us.
That dovetails with the cynical reactions to that supposed ‘hate speech glitch’. Fortunately, they can be trusted as bias-free, right?
Let’s start with those who see this as a serious problem…
With our favorite from that type of response here:
Others straight up mocked it with silliness, like pineapple on pizza posts, or memes like this one:
Either way, it makes us want to remind those who haven’t yet read Orwell:
The one problem with warnings is they only work when heeded.
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There’s one thing that increasingly unites men and women these days. We can both agree that Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds. Now there’s a shirt that says just that.
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Either Liberals just don’t get it, or they are sick in the head. Probably both. Think about it: They want to have all of the blessings that come with living in a capitalist society such as modern medicine and technology. But they believe in socialism, which stifles innovation and progress.
They want to be protected by the police and the military, but they attack and criticize the men and women who protect us. They call conservatives “racists,” but it’s their own identity politics that have created race problems in the first place. After all, Democrats were the party of slavery!
They attack hunters, but have no problem wearing leather shoes or owning cars with leather upholstery! And of course, they believe guns kill people. Not the people that pull the trigger.
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