Saturday, February 11, 2017

Apple wants to censor the news

The London Telegraph reports:
Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, is calling for governments to launch a public information campaign to fight the scourge of fake news, which is “killing people’s minds”.

In an impassioned plea, Mr Cook, boss of the world’s largest company, says that the epidemic of false reports “is a big problem in a lot of the world” and necessitates a crackdown by the authorities and technology firms.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, he calls for a campaign similar to those that changed attitudes on the environment to educate the public on the threat posed by fabricated online stories.

Made-up news reports trying to promote a particular agenda gained huge traction on social media in the US during the election.
NPR radio news quoted this with approval.

Cook and NPR are on the Ctrl-Left, and they want to police the fake news. They are mad that they lost the election, and blame their loss on their failure to control the dissemination of info. Meanwhile, NPR broadcasts Trump-haters doing anti-Trump rants every day.

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