Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection…

Date: January 11, 2021

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“Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have spent years fomenting and enabling yesterday’s violence at the Capitol. Policymakers need to do something about it.

President Trump and his enablers in government and right-wing media will shoulder the blame for Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol, but internet platforms—Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, in particular—have played a fomenting and facilitating role that no one should overlook.

In their relentless pursuit of engagement and profits, these platforms created algorithms that amplify hate speech, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. This harmful content is particularly engaging and serves as the lubricant for businesses as profitable as they are influential. These platforms also enforce their terms of service in ways that favor extreme speech and behavior, predominantly right-wing extremism.

Technology products do not need to be dangerous. The tech industry used to empower the people who used its products. It can do so again. The Biden administration has an opportunity to change incentives. It can put the tech industry back on a productive course, as an engine of growth and empowerment. This will require government intervention in three areas: safety, privacy, and competition. It is not enough to amend or repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; engineers need to be held accountable for harms. It is not enough for Apple to implement opt-in privacy for iPhone users; we need comprehensive privacy policies for all. It is not enough to break up tech giants; the government needs to restore competitive balance.

Policymakers must take action. The harms of internet platforms are no longer contained or abstract, they are destabilizing our society and our government. The Biden administration will not be able to stop the pandemic and revive the economy without limiting disinformation and conspiracy theories spread by internet platforms. The insurrection in Washington should provide both motive and opportunity to act.”

No…

…I am not cheering on censorship…I do not want to see expression damaged even more than it already is…

…but if karma comes back around to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in the face of their vulgar levels of hypocrisy, and role in unleashing some of the worst social behaviors onto the internet [and now, world]…and if the government wants to rip these companies apart for their treachery…

…There is no way it could happen to a more fitting trio.

I know some people consider any sentiment implying acceptance of censorship to be blasphemous…

…Don’t imagine I’ve lost my vehement hatred for censorship, and disgust for those smarmy slime balls who inflict it…

…I’m simply not going to cry about it, when the dogs eat the dogs…and the self appointed “overlords” are forced to fall on their own sword.

…Fuck Them!

…They have done nothing to the people of this world, but cripple and impoverish them.

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Episode 125: Coup Anon feat Elle Reeve & Eleanor Janega…


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Date: January 11, 2021

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“A mob overtook the capitol with MAGA flags and QAnon gear. Five people died. We break down the events of Wednesday January 6th and the fallout in the days following. Correspondent for CNN Elle Reeve speaks to us about her experiences on the ground in Washington DC. Medieval historian Eleanor Janega helps us break down all the tattoos worn by the now-infamous “Q Shaman” (aka Jake Angeli aka Jacob Anthony Chansley).”

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Sub-Blog Archive

How researchers are identifying suspects in the U.S. Capitol siege…


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Date: January 11, 2021

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“Some of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week wore gear that makes it difficult to identify them, but investigators have zeroed in on a number of clues. John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School, joins CBSN to discuss the techniques that helped ID suspects who are now facing charges.”

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Sub-Blog Archive

House Democrats unveil article of impeachment against Trump…

Date: January 11, 2021

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“House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on Monday, accusing him of inciting insurrection at the Capitol building on January 6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told GOP colleagues on Friday that the earliest a Senate trial could likely be held would be on January 19, according to a memo obtained by several news outlets.”

It may seem “wrong” that I’m still linking to sources on Twitter, given how malicious and corrupt Twitter is…But, consider this…

…The news clip is still valid…and last I checked, Twitter remains a business which is loosing money…

…We should help burn through their capital, by using their resources in whatever way costs them money.

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Pro-Trump Crazies SCREAM Insanity During Riot (VIDEO)…

Date: January 11, 2021

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“Pro-Trump terrorists scream absolute insanity at CNN mid-riot on Capitol Hill.

“Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense officials and two people familiar with the matter.

Despite plenty of warnings of a possible insurrection and ample resources and time to prepare, the Capitol Police planned only for a free speech demonstration.”

Citation:
https://apnews.com/article/55972c6be7b819f46ec0ec55addd64b7

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Right-Wing Extremists Groups COLLAPSING…

Date: January 11, 2021

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“Right-wing extremists forum tell-all from inside the radical Trump cults. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report.

“Extremist forums like TheDonald/4chan are turning on the president after that video. They’re extremely upset at him, Lin Wood, and Q.

This appears to be the moment they realized there was no grand plan to win back the election.

This may not be permanent, but they feel betrayed.”

Citation:
https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1347349017886412804?s=20

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