President Trump called-out social media platforms for “silencing millions of people” Friday morning; blasting major tech companies for taking down posts and stories published by prominent conservatives.
“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” tweeted Trump.
Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
The Commander-in-Chief’s tough talk comes after Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms moved to clampdown on speech some users may find “offensive” or “inappropriate.”
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook Introducing ‘TRUSTWORTHINESS RATING’ for All Users
Social media giant Facebook is quietly introduced new technology that assigns its users a “trustworthiness score” between zero and one; ranking people who appear to be malicious actors as a method of cracking down on “fake news.”
According to the Washington Post, Facebook has been working on the software for more than a year in a prolonged campaign to remove individuals seeking to “game tech systems” for negative purposes.
“The previously unreported ratings system, which Facebook has developed over the last year, shows that the fight against the gaming of tech systems has evolved to include measuring the credibility of users to help identify malicious actors,” writes the Post.
The developers behind the project aren’t disclosing what factors will influence a user’s rating; adding the score will not be an “absolute indicator” and may fluctuate over time.
“The score is one measurement among thousands of new behavioral clues that Facebook now takes into account as it seeks to understand risk. Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by user,” adds the article.
Read the full story here.
POLITICAL PREDICTION: Facebook Predicts if You’re Liberal or Conservative, Here’s How to Find Out
The fallout surrounding Facebook’s recent admission that it handed over the personal data of over 50 million users escalated Tuesday; with founder Mark Zuckerberg agreeing to testify before Congressional investigators in the coming weeks.
The fierce backlash began earlier this month, when the social media giant admitted handing over sensitive material to Cambridge Analytica and other organizations throughout the 2016 campaign and beyond; prompting users to question how their private information is bought and sold on the internet.
At the heart of the matter is Facebook’s internal software that predicts whether you’re very liberal, very conservative, or anything in between. Here’s how to find out what Facebook thinks of you:
- Open account “Settings.”
- Select “Ads” on the left-hand column.
- Click “Your Information” and then “Your Categories.”
- It will then reveal if Facebook thinks your “very conservative,” “very liberal,” and everything in between.
Read the full story at Fox News.