February 21, 2020
Of course the only conservative figure at Facebook is Jewish.
How very convenient.
A Facebook executive in 2016 warned the company that taking down all instances of political misinformation would unfairly target conservative users of the social network, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The reported warning came in the weeks following the 2016 presidential election, when Facebook was in the early stages of developing “Project P” — for propaganda — in an effort to streamline how misinformation about American elections and politics was identified and removed from the site.
The program quickly found dozens of pages that had put out false information about the election and its candidates in the weeks leading up to the election. It was also discovered that the majority of the pages were based overseas, had financial motives and exhibited significant conservative bias, the Post reported.
When higher-ups in the company moved to have all of the pages removed, Joel Kaplan, now head of Facebook’s Washington office and the highest-ranking Republican at the company, reportedly pushed back.
“We can’t remove all of it because it will disproportionately affect conservatives,” said Kaplan, who worked in former President George W. Bush’s White House, according to the Post.
When others involved in the discussion stated that the pages were producing “fake news,” Kaplan reportedly replied: “They don’t believe it to be fake news.”
The end result was that the worst of the pages were taken down, but the majority of them remained, according to the Post report.
Throughout President Trump’s first term, Facebook has received criticism from the both the White House and GOP lawmakers that the site has an unfair bias against conservatives.
These factors have influenced how the social media giant has shaped its policy in the lead-up to the 2020 elections, the Post reported.
The idea that anyone anywhere can determine what is and isn’t “fake news” is confusing and stupid.
The biggest hoax ever in history was the Russian hacking hoax, and that was created entirely by the mainstream media. It was the absolute definition of fake news. The mainstream media also routinely promotes other ridiculous hoaxes, such as global warming and Nazi gas chambers.
As I type this right now, the mainstream media is promoting the hoax that the recent shooting in Germany was done by a “far right extremist,” and they are covering up the fact that he was schizophrenic. The BBC is claiming that he must have been of sound mind because he used proper grammar.
If Facebook cared about censoring lies, they would censor almost every story about this shooting. Anyone who doesn’t report that the shooter was schizophrenic is lying on purpose.
The obvious solution is to just not censor anything, and let people say what they want to say and decide what they want to believe. Turning social media into a massive social engineering program is sick and weird.
We are constantly told that in democracy, every person is a totally actualized individual capable of making rational choices. So let them make their own choices about what they believe.