Skip to comments.Barack Obama Wants To “Curate” Your News Feed
Posted on 10/16/2016 8:16:42 PM PDT by Lorianne
As the corporate-owned, liberal legacy media continues its all in offensive to get Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, elected president, the man she would replace in the oval office is going on the offensive against alternative news sources.
We are going to have to rebuild within this Wild, Wild West of information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to, U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Curating function? That sounds an awful lot like censorship to us
While Obama claimed he was not embracing censorship, he said there has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just dont have any basis in anything thats actually happening in the world.
(Excerpt) Read more at fitsnews.com ...
Curating function ............................. Errrr? Is it like having 90% of the media only printing what the government wants printed, and 10% of the other media who is allowed to print free will only be permitted if they clear with the white house first, and are not to print anything that would cause harm to the existing government. Hmmmm, thought control, or the 3rd Reich part deau?
This is satire right?
FUBO! Freep You ......!
I don’t think so.
HClinton was wanting a ‘gatekeeper’ for the Internet in the late 90s.
Obama has mentioned that ‘curator’ function before.
The left will gladly appoint themselves the arbiters of truth.
The moron doesn’t know that “truthiness” is a joke word .....
This particular plan to install government monitors in news agencies was ended in 2014.
The Federal Communications Commission is planning a probe of political speech across media platforms.
The "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs" will embed government researchers in news media organizations to collect information on demographics, point of view, news topic selection, management style and other factors.
The information is then numerically encoded according to how well, in the FCCs view, it meets the "critical information needs" of particular "communities."
The study identified eight "critical information needs": information about emergencies and risks; health and welfare; education; transportation; economic opportunities; the environment; civic information; and political information.
The FCC awarded the contract for the study to Silver Spring, Maryland-based Social Solutions International. According to a May article in Communications Daily, Social Solutions International will be paid $917,823.
Social Solutions International says that in addition to its general evaluation of news content, the survey will include a "qualitative component" featuring interrogations of news organization owners, management and employees.
Among the questions:
For media owners: "What is the news philosophy of the station?"
For editors, producers and managers: "Do you have any reporters or editors assigned to topic beats? If so how many and what are the beats?" "Who decides which stories are covered?"
For reporters: "Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers (viewers, listeners, readers) that was rejected by management?" (Followup questions ask the reporter to speculate on why a particular story was spiked.)
President Obama Wants To Reclassify The Internet, Turning It Into A Utility
Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs - http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0524/DA-13-1214A2.pdf
Social Solutions International - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3125382/posts?page=28#28
It’s scarier than just curate. That’s just a fancy word for government censored.
Our politicians can’t be trusted. The media leaders can’t be trusted. None of the quasi government agency can be trusted.
Government is not fact checker nor set up to be fact checker or annoint fact checkers.
He certainly knows how to pick what has become a bullshit overused pretentious word. Appealing right to the idiots.
The is no place for government to ‘sort through’ the news. An educated electorate should be able to do that for itself. Of course, the government really screwed up education. Funny how it all works out.
The desire to organize humanity is the root of all evil.
Not satire. WCNY in the Syracuse, NY area airs a local opinion show called Ivory Tower. On Friday night’s program, one of the professor/panelists from area colleges said that the trouble with the Wikileaks material being released about Hillary’s e-mails is that it is uncurated. I’m calling this a meme in the making. The new politically correct view we will hear from multiple news outlets is that our information must come to us managed and approved by our betters.
“...that people agree to.”
Uh huh. Like to hear more about that.
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