Skip to comments.Conservatives push to discredit Facebook, Twitter and Google just days before the election (CNN worried)
Posted on 10/25/2020 9:12:51 AM PDT by Drew68
A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election.
What began as complaints about anti-conservative censorship by social media companies has now evolved into outright allegations of election interference, as high-ranking Republicans have accused online platforms of helping Democrats by way of their content moderation decisions. On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is set to grill the CEOs of Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) and Twitter (TWTR) amid right-wing cries of partisanship and threats to change a critical law, known as Section 230, that protects the companies' ability to moderate content as they see fit.
Outside experts have found little evidence to support claims of widespread, systematic political bias in Silicon Valley's technology. But the conservative allegations are an explosive charge and a dramatic escalation ahead of Election Day. They reflect not only the stakes of the race, but also the fact that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become key parts of America's democracy, for better or for worse and now, fair game for a party with a habit of working the refs.
The Commerce Committee isn't the only one looking to put tech execs in the hotseat. Last Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that would compel them to testify about conservative censorship. No Democrats participated in the vote to compel their testimony.
In calling for the subpoenas earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz blasted tech platforms for "actively interfering in this election in a way that has no precedent in the history of our country."
"Twitter and Facebook and Big Tech billionaires don't get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election," Cruz said. "That's what they're doing right now."
Twitter declined to comment for this story...
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A push is needed to discredit them? Weird.
These clowns censor Trump supporters—and then to add insult to injury they _deny_ they are doing it—and if you call them out of it then they _ban_ you!
Sociopaths are totally shameless.
Facebook, Twitter and Google discredit themselves just days before the election (CNN worried) THERE FIXED
Facebook, Twitter and Google have discredited themselves. CNN has done a good job of discrediting themselves as well. This screed being good proof of that. Keep up the good work CNN. Enjoy the sewer you live in.
Facebook, Twitter, Google have done it to themselves. People are waking up.
They’ve discredited themselves
CNN, YOU are fake news.
Joe Biden used his office to enrich himself and his family. Some have described Hunter as a "Bag Man" for his father...there is evidence that proves that is true.
Selling influence as a government employee is criminal is it not? The Clinton's have been doing this for decades and have gotten away with it. It is a way of life for the Left however, let a Republican get caught doing influence selling and it is hell to pay...
>>These clowns censor Trump supportersand then to add insult to injury they _deny_ they are doing itand if you call them out of it then they _ban_ you!
Despotism (Encyclopedia Britannica film, circa 1946)
A community is low on a Respect scale if common courtesy is withheld from large groups of people on account of their political attitudes.
...in a downright despotism opposition is dangerous whether the despotism is official or whether it is unofficial...
A community rates low on the Information scale when the press, radio, and other channels of communication are controlled by only a few people and when citizens have to accept what they are told.
See how a community trains its teachers
...these students are being taught to accept uncritically whatever they are told. Questions are not encouraged.
And if books and newspapers and the radio [and facebook and youtube and...] are officially controlled the people will read and accept exactly what the few in control want them to. Government censorship is one form of control. The newspaper that breaks the government censorship rule can be suspended. It is also possible for newspapers and other lines of communication to be controlled by private interests...
Democracy (Encyclopedia Britannica film, circa 1946)
The newspapers of a real democracy meet these tests...
1. Balance of coverage
2. Disclosure of source
3. Competence of staff
Just throwing this out there....
FaceBook, Twitter, et al aren’t going to be called to account in front of Congress until AFTER the election.
What are the chances that they’ll ease up on the censorship for the next week, President Trump wins re-election, and they can claim before Congress ‘see, we didn’t do anything that kept Trump from being re-elected’ and it all blows over?
What is the chance that Trump will forget being stabbed in the back?
What is the chance that covering up Treason to throw an election will be forgiven or forgotten by anybody?
Snopes, PolitiFact, Rachel Maddow, Southern Poverty Law Center...
You know, "independent, unbiased" sources.
And theres no nose on your faces, CNN shills, none at all. How could you be so stupid to think there is.
“Conservatives” don’t have to do much to discredit FB & Twitter, they’ve already done it to themselves with their infantile censorship games ...
whatever cred they once had has now been squandered ... wow, and it only took 2 weeks to do it ... in future years, these 2 companies will be studied in business schools as examples of gross stupidity in “management”
The same outside experts who had Hunters laptop and saw no crimes?
Ping for your interest
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