YouTube, FB and Twitter adopting uniform censoring mechanisms, adopt uniform ‘hate speech’ standards for censoring content. Big Tech’s anti-conservative bias.
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With the next presidential election less than two months away, the world’s largest internet and information companies have reached an agreement to adopt a single set of criteria for identifying and removing supposedly “hateful” or “bullying” content from their platforms.
On Wednesday the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) announced that the online giants “have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content and to collaborate with a view to monitoring industry efforts to improve in this critical area.”
DOJ to propose limits to Big Tech's immunity privilege. Justice Department to Propose Congressional Curbs to Big Tech Legal Immunity.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will submit a proposal to Congress that would curb big tech’s legal immunity, according to a report released Wednesday.
The DOJ proposal would restrict big tech’s legal immunity in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act if online platforms such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter fail to curb unlawful conduct on their platforms. The proposal also includes that big tech companies would be potentially liable if they fail to clarify their content moderation practices and do not consistently enforce those moderation practices.
FB announcing more potential censoring. Facebook Says It Will Restrict Posting if Elections Cause ‘Unrest’.
Facebook announced this week that it may restrict certain aspects of its platform following November’s general election as part of a larger effort to limit social unrest. A spokesperson for Facebook suggested that executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg may censor specific information if they believe it is likely to heighten political tensions following the election.
According to a report by the Financial Times, Facebook announced this week that it will “restrict the circulation of content” following November’s election to curb violence and social unrest. The announcement follows efforts by Facebook to address concerns from those who have alleged that the platform aids in voter suppression and promotes election-misinformation.
Twitter censors/suspends anticommunist Chinese virologist account.
Twitter suspended the account of a Chinese virologist who claims China is concealing evidence that coronavirus was manufactured in a research lab, the New York Post reported.
Scientist Dr. Li-Meng Yan’s account was suspended after she accused the Chinese Communist Party of developing the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 in a research lab and then weaponizing the virus. The former researcher at the Hong Kong School of Public Health told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Tuesday night that China does not want “people to know this truth.”