President Trump signed an Executive Order Thursday afternoon allowing the government to crackdown on social media platforms that censor content for political purposes; saying he will “not let the American people be bullied by these giant corporations.”
“Have you given any consideration to just deleting your account?” asked one reporter.
“If you weren’t fake, I would do that in a heartbeat. But the news if fake. If only the public would understand… Largely, in a political sense, there’s so much fake news it’s disgraceful. There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account,” said the President.
Trump says he would delete his Twitter account "in a heartbeat" if the media's coverage of him weren't "fake" pic.twitter.com/qCcvyTh2Eh
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) May 28, 2020
“Social media companies that engage in censoring or any sort of political conduct will not be able to keep their liability shield… As President I will not allow the American People to be bullied by these giant corporations,” he added.
Watch the President’s comments above.
ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: Employees Erupt with ‘Applause’ After Google Ditches Heritage Foundation Leader
Google abruptly caved to left-wing pressure on social media and other liberal activists this week; announcing their plans to ditch an advisory board that included the president of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.
“Google’s decision to drop their AI advisory board entirely in response to left-wing critics within the company was met with applause from staff at an all-hands meeting Thursday,” reports the Daily Caller.
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) April 5, 2019
“Internal emails from within the company, first published by the Daily Caller, show staffers in revolt over the addition of Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, to the advisory board,” adds the article.
“We didn’t get it right,” said the Head of Responsible Innovation at the technological giant.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
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.