Friday, November 18, 2016



More censorship coming from Google and Facebook

The war on "fake news" seems to be aimed explicitly at stories favouring Trump.  A war on ALL fake news would be welcome but with Leftists in charge of the censoring, the result will be even more one-sided news coverage than we have already had.  See the story below this one for some examples of fake news from the Left

President-elect Donald Trump is already reshaping the Internet. A great cleanup has begun, a weeding-out of the fake news stories and hateful commentary that surfaced so often during the presidential campaign, usually on social media sites.

This reckoning — undertaken by internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter over the past few days — might make the online environment tidier and more trustworthy, but also, perhaps, a little less free.

They are taking aim at fake pro-Trump stories like one reporting a phony endorsement of Trump by Pope Francis that attracted millions of readers, or the one about Hillary Clinton’s nonexistent $200 million mansion in the Maldives.

Meanwhile, the surging white nationalist “alt-right” movement has used Twitter as one of its favorite communications channels.

Acting now, after the election, is a transparently political move by companies that could have cracked down on this stuff years ago. Instead, Facebook and Google earned big audiences and big dollars by selling ads on phony news sites that spread outrageous falsehoods. And Twitter barely flinched while some of its users terrorized others with abusive and threatening messages.

Last week, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed criticism that fake news on his site influenced the election.

That assertion has reportedly been challenged by some of his own employees, who are said to be forming an unofficial task force to examine how the powerful company could better police spurious information.

Then on Monday Facebook joined Google in announcing that sites that routinely publish false stories will be barred from joining their advertising networks. One could easily conclude the crackdown is coming now because the center-left leadership of these companies suspects that the anything-goes policy helped elect Trump.

SOURCE

12 comments:

Use the Name, Luke said...

And Southern Poverty Law Center accurately identifies all hate groups.

Oh, wait…

As is common with the left, their definition of "fake" is "disagrees with them, even if in full agreement with reality." They just keep demonstrating why the First Amendment is needed.

Bird of Paradise said...

Th infamous SPLC is nothing but another exclusive liberal leftists organization run by Morris Dees a leftists scoundrel its no diffrent then the infamous ACLU

Anonymous said...

Calling any of the sites "News" including the lame stream media is farcical. True "news" is fact centric and the media has not used that standard for a couple of hundred years. Policing lies will shut down most of the social media which would be a great thing.


MDH

Anonymous said...

Calling the leadership of companies like Facebook "center-left" is utter bull, they are nowhere even close to center. In fact there is a term I've never seem them use "center-right", think about it.

Anonymous said...

You are all minions of the third Antichrist. I will pray for your souls.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anon 8:24 Satan just lost a election bid but beware his evil and power

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:24 - Still trying to pretend to be someone you are not are you? You are nothing more than a troll and not a particularly good one at that since you've got nothing to actually say other than something that any Christian can easily recognize as nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Christianity is nonsense, as is all religion. Fool.

Stymphalain Bird the Man Eating Bird with a Brass Beak who Shoots his Feathers said...

Anon 5:57 Hey your darwinian ignoramus and atheists fool i guess you celebrate nothing judging from your total stupidity

Anonymous said...

Stymphalain Bird - do the world a favour and go kill yourself. We do not need you. You are lower than whale shit on the bottom of the ocean.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Anon 7:45 GO STICK YOUR FEET IN YOUR MOUTH AND WIGGLE YOUR TOES FOR EIGHT YEARS

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

"Anonymous said...
Stymphalain Bird - do the world a favour and go kill yourself. We do not need you. You are lower than whale shit on the bottom of the ocean.
7:45 AM
"

Having forwarded not a single useful comment and now this, Anonymous proves beyond shadow of doubt the apathetic reflection of his meaningless life in mummy's basement.

Apologies to basements everywhere - we know it's not your fault, but just an unwilling tool for 8 year old trolls.

Going by Anon's spelling of "favour", it's likely an Australian basement.