Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes…


Date: September 27, 2018

01) Google, Twitter and Facebook should evaluate their biases before Congress intervenes

“The American people deserve to know the process and bias involved in algorithms and human content managers who screen content if these tech giants will be able to restore confidence that they are not discriminating against people based on their political views. We look forward to the outcome of Facebook’s audit, and appreciate their ongoing commitment to seriously looking at these issues.

It is also dangerous for Congress to get involved in deciding what speech is acceptable on these platforms. Defining political speech or hate speech a certain way in law can have unintended consequences that may permanently damage a fair and free marketplace of ideas.

We are challenging all Silicon Valley CEOs to embrace their role as both champions and stewards of a free and fair public square. You should present users with clear, consistent and transparent content management standards — and openly communicate when you update or change your practices. You must also rise to the challenge of quickly responding to violent threats.”

I can absolutely get behind a transparent method of vetting content on these platforms.

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