Saturday, May 30, 2020

FAIRNESS IS COMING

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Time to end the bias on social media platforms. If they are going to edit/censor work and function as a publisher they should not get the protections that they have been getting for years. You can’t have it both ways. You either believe in free speech or you don’t and if you choose not to that’s fine but you should not be protected from the liability associated with those actions. That’s not how the free market works, and Republicans who don’t quite get that, because they’re digitally delinquent/inept need to learn and listen to their base to find out what’s actually happening to them. The few that still haven’t figured out what’s going on in real life not surprisingly have no online presence, no knowledge of what actually happens, and no common sense to speak to people who actually do. I’m happy to help educate them if they need me.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday previewed upcoming executive action targeting social media companies for censoring conservatives. “This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The New York Times earlier previewed a draft of the executive order which would allow the Commerce Department to adjust how Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act would be applied. Section 230 allows online companies to have broad immunity from liability for content created by their users. The order draft also includes a proposal for the Federal Trade Commission to build up a tool for tracking online bias. Another proposal would limit federal government funds being used to advertise on social media platforms. The draft of the executive order remains fluid but the president plans to sign something by Thursday afternoon. President Trump acted quickly to punish Twitter after the social media platform labeled one of his tweets warning about vote-by-mail fraud with a fact check, sending users to corporate media sources defending the concept. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. The president also said Twitter was “interfering in the 2020 presidential election” by subjectively labeling one of his tweets. President Trump frequently sides with conservatives about social media censorship and bias but has not acted on any serious policy or regulatory measures to punish them.

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NEW: The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More than half of the members have ties to Soros, the philanthropist who dedicates huge sums to spreading a radical left agenda that includes targeting conservative politicians. Other Facebook oversight board members have publicly expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump or made political contributions to top Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. As one New York newspaper editorial determined this month, the new Facebook board is a “recipe for left-wing censorship.” Read: http://jwatch.us/ECi2pT

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Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump on the Minneapolis riots behind a public notice accusing him of “glorifying violence”. “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” the President had written, in reference to the looting and rioting which has gripped Minnesota’s largest city since video footage of a now-suspended police officer pinning down a black suspect who later died went viral online. “A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he added. The President then sent a follow-up tweet, saying: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen.” He added that he had spoken to Governor Tim Walz and “told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Twitter, however, took the remarkable step of hiding the President’s second tweet, covering it with a public notice appearing on the platform alleging it had “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” The tweet was not deleted outright, however, with the tech giant adding that it had “determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible” to users electing to click a “View” button. Tweets justifying the riots as a form of protest or defending them as a reasonable response to the George Floyd video are still present on the site in large numbers without any official disclaimers, however. The move against President Trump by Twitter follows a clash between the American leader and Big Tech over censorship on social media, thought to have been prompted in large part by Twitter slapping dubious “fact-check” disclaimers on the President’s tweets.

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Friday called on Twitter and other social media platforms to hold "neutral application of terms of service" for users. ⁣ ⁣The commissioner's comments came after President Trump called for the revoking of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives crucial protections to social media websites that ensure they are not held liable for what users post on their platforms. Trump's executive order came after Twitter for the first time added discretionary labels to two of his tweets since Tuesday. ⁣ ⁣"What I want is a neutral application of terms of service to every single user. I think every American should want that," Carr said Friday on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto Coast to Coast."

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