Foreign governments are preparing to crack down on social media monopolies. An English House of Commons committee, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, released a report claiming Facebook’s flaws were “risking the U.K.’s democracy.”
The man who served as an Obama administration Regulation Czar, Cass Sunstein, is giving more evidence that the left is moving to regulate social media. Sunstein, who has worked as a Facebook consultant, suggested that Facebook and Twitter should be regulated. He proposed this solution to stop “Russian” interference, to protect privacy, and to prevent a monopoly. He then raised the point that, “social media platforms can jeopardize both democratic and economic goals.”
Facebook has mentioned that enforcing policies against “hate speech” is one of its priorities. In a new announcement released on Facebook’s blog, the platform stated that it was looking into creating a board to help determine content policing.
Facebook celebrates that it is “one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.” The company’s LGBTQ employment has jumped to eight percent in 2018, far higher than the 2017 Gallup Poll estimate that claims only 4.5 percent of the national population is LGBT.
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about content now, he talks a lot about restricting speech. Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal to explain the platform’s nebulous position on free speech.
Facebook has demonstrated over the past year alone that it is not interested in promoting freedom of speech on its platform. To say the least. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the annual DLD Conference in Munich, Germany, January 20.
Facebook has proposed new rules barring employees from debating politics and religion to protect conservative employees from being bullied by staff liberals. The rules, according to an internal Facebook memo published by Business Insider this past Monday, ban attempts to change employees political or religious stances. “We’re keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don’t insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don’t try to change someone’s politics or religion. Don’t break our rules about harassing speech and expression,” Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said in the memo.
The wait is almost over for Hollywood’s big Roe v. Wade film as an exclusive first look has been released online. The teaser, unveiled on Monday, features some new details about the film including the fact that Hollywood conservative superstar Jon Voight will be portraying Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger. The trailer is also set to have a grand unveiling for the crowds at this Friday’s annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Facebook has been accused of blocking an ad for a new film about the Roe v. Wade case which legalized abortion across America. Producer/director Nick Loeb complained that he tried to use the “boost” feature on Facebook to generate hype for his anti-abortion film Roe v Wade, according to LifeSiteNews. Facebook replied by stating, “Your ad isn’t approved because it doesn’t comply with our Advertising Policies.”
It is important for anyone who identifies as a ‘fact-checker’ to be as objective and neutral as possible. At least in theory. But Facebook might not have done its homework in finding the right fact-checkers. But Facebook might not have done its homework in finding the right fact-checkers. The “charity” Full Fact was announced on January 11 as the new fact-checkers for Facebook
The Wall Street Journal claimed that there is a major collaboration between conservatives and Facebook. But an expert who was involved says this is exaggerated. Facebook claimed it has been consulting conservatives for advice on how to police online content without drawing conservative accusations of censorship. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, whom Facebook claimed was a “consultant” was shocked, noting he felt “a bit surprised that I was described as consultant with Facebook… Now if you have a phone conversation you are consultant. I've had one conversation with Facebook.”
Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span.