Prominent Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson raised eyebrows across the USA this week; bizarrely stating that “people making fun of members of Congress” on the internet should face criminal charges.
“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable [sic],” Wilson said.
“We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted,” she added. “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”
Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL) says that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted” pic.twitter.com/f69KwOeJ0n
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on Google Executives at the US Capitol Tuesday; weighing-in on recent reports that the technology giant intentionally censored conservative voices across the United States.
Ted Cruz let this google executive have it. Conservatives are being targeted by Google and he wasn't going to let her off the hook.
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“Does Google consider itself a neutral public forum? Are you familiar with a report that was released yesterday that included a whistleblower, videos, and documents? Have you seen the report?” asked Cruz.
“No, I have not,” said the Executive.
“One of the things in that report, there’s a video from a woman -the head of Responsible Innovation for Google- saying ‘All these companies will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation.’ […] Another whistleblower said, ‘Google is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again,’” he added.
Watch Sen. Ted Cruz 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.
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“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.