Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dems seek to control Facebook

The NY Times reports:
Mr. Zuckerberg fought back against the idea that the social network needed to be an arbiter of speech. He said that Facebook had been founded to give people a voice and bring them together, ...

“Zuckerberg attempted to use the Constitution as a shield for his company’s bottom line, and his choice to cloak Facebook’s policy in a feigned concern for free expression demonstrates how unprepared his company is for this unique moment in our history and how little it has learned over the past few years,” said Bill Russo, a spokesman for the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Later on Thursday, Ms. Warren took aim at the company again in a tweet: “Facebook is actively helping Trump spread lies and misinformation. Facebook already helped elect Donald Trump once. They might do it again—and profit off of it.”
The Democrats got support from about 95% of newspapers, 99% of Hollywood, and 90% of broadcast news in 2016, and still lost. For Biden or Warren to win in 2020, they will need even greater control of the news media.

That is why they endlessly pursue their crazy conspiracy theories about how the Russians or Ukrainians influenced the news in 2016.

A NY Times column argues:
Trump and his supporters are trying to “Pelosify” Schiff. Representative Andy Biggs, an Arizona Republican, is calling for a censure of Schiff for pursuing “a witch hunt in a fantasy land.”

All this is bizarre. Schiff has not even come out for impeachment, saying that such decisions should await the investigation, although he is blunt about describing Trump as a danger to the country. Schiff was chosen to lead the impeachment inquiry precisely because of his reputation not as a bomb-thrower but as a reasonable lawyer who will oversee a meticulous inquiry.
Schiff has been pro-impeachment for a year. Pursuing “a witch hunt in a fantasy land” is a good description of what he has been doing.

The House has not even authorized impeachment hearings. Schiff has been holding secret hearings.

Zuckerberg's sister is busy trying to defend the Classics from the Red Pill:
Zuckerberg prefers to tag these alt-right groups with a name they have given themselves, particularly those on the social-networking site Reddit: the Red Pill. ...

The Red Pill, Zuckerberg says, believes that multiculturalists, globalists, feminists, and political-correctness scolds keep our society in a similar state of slavery. Like the characters in the film, members of the Red Pill believe that only they can see things as they really are, often with the guidance of classical authors. The Red Pill forum had 260,000 members before Reddit “quarantined” it last September for its offensive content. Zuckerberg, citing self-reported surveys, says members are predominantly white, heterosexual American men between the ages of 18 and 35, politically conservative, and with no strong religious affiliation.
Of course the site is only quarantined because leftists do not want you to learn Red Pill wisdom.

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