Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sen. Blackburn To Zuckerberg: We Want To See Facebook’s Censorship Lists; Zuckerberg Repeatedly Refuses To Provide Information About Censorship Coordination With Other Big Tech Companies, and related stories

Sen. Marsha Blackburn To Mark Zuckerberg: We Want To See Facebook’s Censorship Lists:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennesee accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of abusing their power, silencing conservatives, and fueling cancel culture with their companies’ constant censoring of users.
Blackburn explained during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday that federal law, specifically Section 230, has enabled social media companies to grow without facing lawsuits or legal ramifications.
“You have used this power to run amok. You have used it to silence conservatives. You have used it to build your list. You have used this power to act like you hold all the power that you can make these decisions,” Blackburn said. “You have driven this canceled culture because you have not called to account your moderators. You have refused to take responsibility for your employees and their actions.”
Blackburn lectured Zuckerberg on the dangers of blacklists targeting certain groups of people. --->READ MORE HERE
Zuckerberg Repeatedly Refuses To Provide Information About Censorship Coordination With Other Big Tech Companies
Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the big tech company’s alleged coordination efforts with other Silicon Valley companies like Twitter and Google to censor users and content.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on big tech social media content moderation, Hawley revealed that a former Facebook employee contacted his office about an internal tool Facebook employees use to to coordinate and share information with other big tech platforms.
Hawley compared this coordination between the biggest tech giants to “robber barons” of America’s Gilded Age.
“In the 19th century, the heads of the big corporations, the robber barons got together. They set rates and determined how to control record flow and competition,” Hawley said. “I’ll be darned if we’re not back there again except this time, you’re the robber barons, your companies are the most powerful companies in the world.”
Hawley revealed that the tool, known as “Tasks,” allows Facebook’s “censorship teams” to debate and review certain content such as users, links, and hashtags. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Ted Cruz: Facebook, Twitter, Google collectively pose ‘single greatest threat’ to free speech in America

Josh Hawley grills Facebook CEO about tool allegedly used to track users 'across the internet'

Hawley grills Zuckerberg over whistleblower claim of Facebook coordination with Google, Twitter

Ben Sasse grills Mark Zuckerberg on how Facebook defines 'hate speech 


ON A PERSONAL NOTE: After building a popular FB Fan Page for my 'Right Speak' blog/website, FB decided one day to take down my 12 year old page WITHOUT WARNING OR REASON, 

Along with the page they took down my most popular group, 'Three Percenters (III%ers) for Constitutional Troops and Law Enforcement', the second largest Three-Percenter Group on FB after the National Group.

I tried 3 times to be re-instated over the course of 2-3 months by submitting an online form and requested (and required} documents. FB never got back to be about as to WHY my account was disabled or anything else related to the page or group. So let's just say now after almost 3 months of being forced out of FB, I won't be shedding many tears if somehow FB gets screwed over their censorship and banning actions

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