Do you trust them about as far as you can throw them?
We already know the kind of draconian tactics Silicon Valley would LIKE to implement. We know what their political biases are.
We have seen sociologists weigh in on how millions of votes can be shifted in the Democrats’ direction.
We have watched the Media Matters War Plan white paper of 2017 unfold in real time to throttle and extinguish voices on the political right through censorship, fact-checkers, bogus accusations of fake news, etc.
So excuse us if we’re calling BULLSH^T on this latest attempt to take control of the political narrative in an election year.
Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features sent to NBC News.
Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo, which was accessible on a publicly available site, is one possible iteration of a new policy to target misinformation. The company does not have a date to roll out any new misinformation features.
In this version, disinformation or misleading information posted by public figures would be corrected directly beneath a tweet by fact-checkers and journalists who are verified on the platform and possibly by other users who would participate in a new “community reports” feature, which the demo claims is “like Wikipedia.”
Fact-checkers overseeing the validity of tweets? An environment like that bastion of truthiness ‘Wikipedia’? Gee, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?
The demo features bright red and orange badges for tweets that are deemed “harmfully misleading” in nearly the same size as the tweet itself displayed prominently directly below the tweet that contains the harmful misinformation.
Examples of misinformation included a false tweet about whistleblowers by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., a tweet about gun background checks by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and a tweet by an unverified account posting a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Yeah, this is just the kind of crap that we’ve come to expect from our techie overlords, isn’t it?
The BIG one…
Some others to round us out…
- Tech Tyranny: Google Removes 300 Trump Ads For ‘Policy Violations’ — Won’t Say Which Policies Were Violated
- Tech Tyranny: Twitter Did NOT Like Scott Walker’s Simple Pro-Christmas Message
- TECH TYRANNY: Former Twitter Employees Arrested For SPYING For A Foreign Government — Here’s The 411
- TECH TYRANNY: Only ONE Of Scott Adams’s Web Pages Gets Blocked Online… Guess Why?
- TECH TYRANNY: Google Is Gobbling Up Massive Amounts Of Private US Health Info