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Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Oct 29, 2020 10:53:29   #
Parky60 Loc: Champaign, IL
 
Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Stephen Kruiser ~ October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, and Google were sort of brought before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a virtual hearing to discuss the companies’ fascist speech-police tendencies. There’s a lot of bad-faith behavior on the part of all three this election season and the Republicans on the committee raised some very legitimate concerns.

The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate. Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.

Megan wrote yesterday that the Democrats on the committee would actually prefer that Big Tech get even more heavy-handed with their censorship ways. They’re all sitting around hoping they have the opportunity to plunge us into a dystopian nightmare.

Yesterday I posted about Twitter’s recent shadowbanning of certain tweets of mine. They’re banning anything I tweet at mainstream media accounts that’s critical.

Shadowbanning is the worst because its stealth censorship that they’re hoping they don’t get caught doing.

The best part of the hearing was the verbal you-know-what-whuppin’ that Sen. Ted Cruz gave Jack Dorsey, which Megan also wrote about:

Facebook and Twitter were caught limiting the reach of the article, which prompted a Senate inquiry. Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. He also set Jack Dorsey’s overlong beard on fire with this blistering observation about the power of Twitter to police speech in America.

“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing the views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked in one of the more heated exchanges of the hearing.

Dorsey’s justifications for Twitter’s alleged policies are painfully inadequate. He insists that the platform has fair, uniform rules but in reality, they are arbitrary and biased.

Cruz’s remarks were harsh and necessary but will anything really be done? VodkaPundit, Bryan, and I were discussing this during our VIP Gold Live Chat on Wednesday. Cruz accused Dorsey of lying under oath to the Senate. Bryan said he’d like to see something actually done about that rather than Dorsey merely getting an upbraiding on, of all places, Twitter.

Thus far, only the Twitter upbraiding has happened.

The damage has already been done for this election. Cruz is right, however, about the threat that Twitter poses. Personally, I think Google is the bigger problem in the long run. Something has to be done, and it has to be more than the occasional dog-and-pony show hearing, which we’ve had a few of now.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a small-government guy like me is calling for federal intervention, but Big Tech is drunk with power and wielding it in an egregiously unfair manner. Somebody has to thwart it.

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Oct 29, 2020 10:55:44   #
byronglimish Loc: Lapine Oregon
 
Parky60 wrote:
Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Stephen Kruiser ~ October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, and Google were sort of brought before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a virtual hearing to discuss the companies’ fascist speech-police tendencies. There’s a lot of bad-faith behavior on the part of all three this election season and the Republicans on the committee raised some very legitimate concerns.

The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate. Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.

Megan wrote yesterday that the Democrats on the committee would actually prefer that Big Tech get even more heavy-handed with their censorship ways. They’re all sitting around hoping they have the opportunity to plunge us into a dystopian nightmare.

Yesterday I posted about Twitter’s recent shadowbanning of certain tweets of mine. They’re banning anything I tweet at mainstream media accounts that’s critical.

Shadowbanning is the worst because its stealth censorship that they’re hoping they don’t get caught doing.

The best part of the hearing was the verbal you-know-what-whuppin’ that Sen. Ted Cruz gave Jack Dorsey, which Megan also wrote about:

Facebook and Twitter were caught limiting the reach of the article, which prompted a Senate inquiry. Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. He also set Jack Dorsey’s overlong beard on fire with this blistering observation about the power of Twitter to police speech in America.

“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing the views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked in one of the more heated exchanges of the hearing.

Dorsey’s justifications for Twitter’s alleged policies are painfully inadequate. He insists that the platform has fair, uniform rules but in reality, they are arbitrary and biased.

Cruz’s remarks were harsh and necessary but will anything really be done? VodkaPundit, Bryan, and I were discussing this during our VIP Gold Live Chat on Wednesday. Cruz accused Dorsey of lying under oath to the Senate. Bryan said he’d like to see something actually done about that rather than Dorsey merely getting an upbraiding on, of all places, Twitter.

Thus far, only the Twitter upbraiding has happened.

The damage has already been done for this election. Cruz is right, however, about the threat that Twitter poses. Personally, I think Google is the bigger problem in the long run. Something has to be done, and it has to be more than the occasional dog-and-pony show hearing, which we’ve had a few of now.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a small-government guy like me is calling for federal intervention, but Big Tech is drunk with power and wielding it in an egregiously unfair manner. Somebody has to thwart it.
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I watched some of the international villains testimony.

It was like trying to get at the truth with rebellious bastard kids.

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Oct 29, 2020 11:09:42   #
Sonny Magoo Loc: If you ain't Dutch you ain't much.
 
Parky60 wrote:
Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Stephen Kruiser ~ October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, and Google were sort of brought before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a virtual hearing to discuss the companies’ fascist speech-police tendencies. There’s a lot of bad-faith behavior on the part of all three this election season and the Republicans on the committee raised some very legitimate concerns.

The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate. Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.

Megan wrote yesterday that the Democrats on the committee would actually prefer that Big Tech get even more heavy-handed with their censorship ways. They’re all sitting around hoping they have the opportunity to plunge us into a dystopian nightmare.

Yesterday I posted about Twitter’s recent shadowbanning of certain tweets of mine. They’re banning anything I tweet at mainstream media accounts that’s critical.

Shadowbanning is the worst because its stealth censorship that they’re hoping they don’t get caught doing.

The best part of the hearing was the verbal you-know-what-whuppin’ that Sen. Ted Cruz gave Jack Dorsey, which Megan also wrote about:

Facebook and Twitter were caught limiting the reach of the article, which prompted a Senate inquiry. Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. He also set Jack Dorsey’s overlong beard on fire with this blistering observation about the power of Twitter to police speech in America.

“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing the views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked in one of the more heated exchanges of the hearing.

Dorsey’s justifications for Twitter’s alleged policies are painfully inadequate. He insists that the platform has fair, uniform rules but in reality, they are arbitrary and biased.

Cruz’s remarks were harsh and necessary but will anything really be done? VodkaPundit, Bryan, and I were discussing this during our VIP Gold Live Chat on Wednesday. Cruz accused Dorsey of lying under oath to the Senate. Bryan said he’d like to see something actually done about that rather than Dorsey merely getting an upbraiding on, of all places, Twitter.

Thus far, only the Twitter upbraiding has happened.

The damage has already been done for this election. Cruz is right, however, about the threat that Twitter poses. Personally, I think Google is the bigger problem in the long run. Something has to be done, and it has to be more than the occasional dog-and-pony show hearing, which we’ve had a few of now.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a small-government guy like me is calling for federal intervention, but Big Tech is drunk with power and wielding it in an egregiously unfair manner. Somebody has to thwart it.
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Nothing will happen right now.
After the election is another story.
Obviously if a blue wave hits America, freedom is toast.
The planned redistribution of wealth and power can only be achieved by A TYRANNICAL government.
The folks cheering on the progressive show are clueless.

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Oct 29, 2020 11:13:01   #
Liberty Tree
 
Parky60 wrote:
Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Stephen Kruiser ~ October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, and Google were sort of brought before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a virtual hearing to discuss the companies’ fascist speech-police tendencies. There’s a lot of bad-faith behavior on the part of all three this election season and the Republicans on the committee raised some very legitimate concerns.

The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate. Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.

Megan wrote yesterday that the Democrats on the committee would actually prefer that Big Tech get even more heavy-handed with their censorship ways. They’re all sitting around hoping they have the opportunity to plunge us into a dystopian nightmare.

Yesterday I posted about Twitter’s recent shadowbanning of certain tweets of mine. They’re banning anything I tweet at mainstream media accounts that’s critical.

Shadowbanning is the worst because its stealth censorship that they’re hoping they don’t get caught doing.

The best part of the hearing was the verbal you-know-what-whuppin’ that Sen. Ted Cruz gave Jack Dorsey, which Megan also wrote about:

Facebook and Twitter were caught limiting the reach of the article, which prompted a Senate inquiry. Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. He also set Jack Dorsey’s overlong beard on fire with this blistering observation about the power of Twitter to police speech in America.

“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing the views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked in one of the more heated exchanges of the hearing.

Dorsey’s justifications for Twitter’s alleged policies are painfully inadequate. He insists that the platform has fair, uniform rules but in reality, they are arbitrary and biased.

Cruz’s remarks were harsh and necessary but will anything really be done? VodkaPundit, Bryan, and I were discussing this during our VIP Gold Live Chat on Wednesday. Cruz accused Dorsey of lying under oath to the Senate. Bryan said he’d like to see something actually done about that rather than Dorsey merely getting an upbraiding on, of all places, Twitter.

Thus far, only the Twitter upbraiding has happened.

The damage has already been done for this election. Cruz is right, however, about the threat that Twitter poses. Personally, I think Google is the bigger problem in the long run. Something has to be done, and it has to be more than the occasional dog-and-pony show hearing, which we’ve had a few of now.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a small-government guy like me is calling for federal intervention, but Big Tech is drunk with power and wielding it in an egregiously unfair manner. Somebody has to thwart it.
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Democrats idea of fair and balanced social media is that it allows the same amount of time to those praising the left as it spends silencing the right.

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Oct 30, 2020 06:57:15   #
Peewee Loc: San Antonio, TX
 
Parky60 wrote:
Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change?
Stephen Kruiser ~ October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, the CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, and Google were sort of brought before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a virtual hearing to discuss the companies’ fascist speech-police tendencies. There’s a lot of bad-faith behavior on the part of all three this election season and the Republicans on the committee raised some very legitimate concerns.

The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate. Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.

Megan wrote yesterday that the Democrats on the committee would actually prefer that Big Tech get even more heavy-handed with their censorship ways. They’re all sitting around hoping they have the opportunity to plunge us into a dystopian nightmare.

Yesterday I posted about Twitter’s recent shadowbanning of certain tweets of mine. They’re banning anything I tweet at mainstream media accounts that’s critical.

Shadowbanning is the worst because its stealth censorship that they’re hoping they don’t get caught doing.

The best part of the hearing was the verbal you-know-what-whuppin’ that Sen. Ted Cruz gave Jack Dorsey, which Megan also wrote about:

Facebook and Twitter were caught limiting the reach of the article, which prompted a Senate inquiry. Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. He also set Jack Dorsey’s overlong beard on fire with this blistering observation about the power of Twitter to police speech in America.

“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear, and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing the views to the contrary of your political beliefs?” Cruz asked in one of the more heated exchanges of the hearing.

Dorsey’s justifications for Twitter’s alleged policies are painfully inadequate. He insists that the platform has fair, uniform rules but in reality, they are arbitrary and biased.

Cruz’s remarks were harsh and necessary but will anything really be done? VodkaPundit, Bryan, and I were discussing this during our VIP Gold Live Chat on Wednesday. Cruz accused Dorsey of lying under oath to the Senate. Bryan said he’d like to see something actually done about that rather than Dorsey merely getting an upbraiding on, of all places, Twitter.

Thus far, only the Twitter upbraiding has happened.

The damage has already been done for this election. Cruz is right, however, about the threat that Twitter poses. Personally, I think Google is the bigger problem in the long run. Something has to be done, and it has to be more than the occasional dog-and-pony show hearing, which we’ve had a few of now.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a small-government guy like me is calling for federal intervention, but Big Tech is drunk with power and wielding it in an egregiously unfair manner. Somebody has to thwart it.
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