Why is InfoWars allowed on Facebook? Zuckerberg: Because it doesn’t cause “harm”
"Look, as abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it gets down to this principle of giving people a voice," he continued.
"Even if it's a hoax?" Swisher continued.
"Yeah," Zuckerberg said.
Elon Musk donates to Republicans, Facebook donates to Republicans. This doesn’t excuse Musk, however. If anything, it should deepen the growing sense that Silicon Valley is concerned first and foremost with its continued survival and success, and doesn’t give an iota of a damn about much else.
Any American who helped with the release of the stolen documents, or sought to benefit from their release, could be charged with participating in the conspiracy, regardless of whether they knew the real identity of who they were working with.
When asked by this reporter how the company could claim it was serious about tackling the problem of misinformation online while simultaneously allowing InfoWars to maintain a page with nearly one million followers on its website, Hegeman said that the company does not "take down false news."
In an effort to help society keep pace with the rampaging development of the technology, Microsoft President Brad Smith today is publishing a blog post calling for government regulation of facial recognition.
You voted for a two-bit conman you saw on a television show, and you did it because you either didn't care, didn’t pay attention, or because you wanted to be conned good and hard.
you can’t build businesses around a company as unreliable and poorly run as Facebook.
“At the end of the day, I’m a candidate that doesn’t take corporate money, that champions Medicare for all, a federal jobs guarantee, the abolishment of ICE, and a green New Deal. But I approach those issues with the lenses of the community that I live in. And that is not as easy to say as ‘identity politics.'”
As usual, what’s interesting here is both the actual news—North Korea is still going full speed ahead—and the underlying news of why this got leaked. On that score, it’s obvious that Trump is, as usual, not paying any attention to his intelligence briefings, and a bunch of people at the CIA and elsewhere have finally gotten fed up
Young people and women are the vanguard for this new brand of progressivism, Blendon and other pollsters told me back then. Which is why Ocasio-Cortez’s win really shouldn’t be such a surprise. Joe Crowley is the Democratic Party’s past. She is its future.
Since net neutrality violations are just a symptom of limited competition (a problem most in government refuse to acknowledge even exists, much less want to fix) this isn't a fight that's going to end anytime soon. In fact, by the railroading of federal rules and consumer opinion, ISPs have only really galvanized the opposition, ensuring a tougher fight ahead and a backlash that's going to reverberate in tech policy circles for the better part of the next decade.
No appeal to decency can ever bring Trump and the Trumpists around. It is not possible to mollify a political cult that runs on outrage, and it’s not worth trying.
In El Salvador, where there are around 65,000 thousand active gang members with a social support base of half a million people, boys from 12 years up are prime targets for recruitment. Girls can also be targeted at an early age, either to be sexually abused or to become gang members.
“If they cannot quit the job that is so inhumane, they should question why are we doing this, is this the country we want to live in?”
Technology—from air conditioning to TV to Twitter—has conspired to alienate us from our neighbors. The advent of cable news, talk radio, and the Internet have allowed us to filter out opposing viewpoints, and cluster closer to our own tribes.
Donald Trump likes to talk about winning. But his skills actually lie in being either unaware or unwilling to accept that he has lost; to put it in the parlance of the season: He repeatedly scores own goals and then cheers at the accomplishment.
None of us should be silent, or even courteous, about the horrors going on in our country. I just know that it’s probably going to get worse from here.