Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Facebook Hogwild On Censorship

What hath Mark wrought? You can read about it in The New York Times:

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China’s leaders, including President Xi Jinping. He has paid multiple visits to the country to meet its top internet executives. He has made an effort to learn Mandarin.

Inside Facebook, the work to enter China runs far deeper.

The social network has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity because the tool is confidential. The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market where the social network has been blocked, these people said. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added.

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Although this report is written from the perspective that "China is evil", note well that Facebook and Google are falling all over themselves to censor their US content, too:

They seem to have forgotten a very important principle:

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell

The world is entering a very dark age, with the US at the forefront of the repression movement. And this has NOTHING to do with Trump. Rather it is the forces who wanted Hillary in the White House who are pushing this.

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