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No. 117758 ID: b6d672
  Posting here after this was shadow banned by different submitters on plebbit's /r/news and mod-banned at /r/worldnews

Undercover video taken by an investigator from Project Veritas shows current and former Twotter employees bragging how they use machine learning to censor content on their platform.

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/01/11/undercover-video-twitter-engineers-to-ban-a-way-of-talking-through-shadow-banning-algorithms-to-censor-opposing-political-opinions/
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>> No. 117759 ID: 97f865
I don't know who this James O'Keefe guy is, and I don't like a lot of what demogogue autocrats and psychopaths say online, but to quote Noam Chomsky: "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

>'Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe presents his latest undercover video investigation, in which current and former Twitter employees are shown explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like. One engineer says they are not planning to ban "mindsets," but a certain "way of talking."

>When asked if the banning process was an unwritten rule, one Content Review Agent said: "Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said."

>Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, "we’re trying to 'down rank'… shitty people to not show up," using machine learning. "We’re working [that] on right now."



>One former Twitter Software Engineer explains a strategy, called "shadow banning," that to his knowledge, Twitter has employed in the past and Reddit employs right now: "I definitely know Reddit does this, but I don't know if Twitter does this anymore."

>Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer, on machine learning algorithms, "you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck…" "the majority of it are for Republicans."



>Twitter has been accused of "shadowbanning" people for years, but has always maintained that they do not have a political motive behind the algorithms that decide who gets what treatment. When someone has been "shadowbanned," their tweets are filtered out of other people's feeds: "They just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it"

>This video release follows the first undercover Twitter exposé Project Veritas released on January 10th which showed a Twitter Senior Network Security Engineer saying that Twitter is "more than happy to help the Department of Justice with their little [President Donald Trump] investigation.

https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/01/11/undercover-video-twitter-engineers-to-ban-a-way-of-talking-through-shadow-banning-algorithms-to-censor-opposing-political-opinions/

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/12/project_veritas_hidden_camera_twitter_and_reddit_do_shadow_ban_certain_political_opinions.html
>> No. 117760 ID: 03f1c8
yeah it's already well known that twitter censors people who oppose Nazis and other purveyors of fake news.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/opinion/digital-nazi-hunter-trump.html

>Using a crowdsourced database of impersonator accounts, carefully curated by us to avoid any false positives, the bot patrolled Twitter and interjected whenever impostors tried to insinuate themselves into a discussion. Within days, our golem for the digital age had become a runaway success, garnering thousands of followers and numerous press write-ups. Most important, we received countless thank-yous from alerted would-be victims.

>The impersonator trolls seethed. Some tried changing their user names to evade the bot (it didn’t work). Others simply reverted to their openly neo-Nazi personas. A few even tried to impersonate the bot, which was vastly preferable from our perspective and rather amusing.

>Then the problems began — but not from where you might expect. The Nazis realized they couldn’t beat the bot, so they started mass-reporting it to Twitter for “harassment.” Just as they duplicitously cast themselves as minorities, they disingenuously recast our response to their ongoing abuse as harassment.

>Twitter sided with the Nazis.
>> No. 117761 ID: 67cd18
>>117760
Known by whom?

Also should I invoke Godwin's law here?

Why are you posting?
>> No. 117763 ID: 41441c
>>117758
>>117759
You forgot to remove your tripcode after changing your proxy.

>>117761
>Also should I invoke Godwin's law here?

Mike Godwin says the alt-right are nazis though.
>> No. 118521 ID: 1a35c5
>Major tech companies remove Alex Jones for hate, bullying

>NEW YORK (AP) — Major tech companies have begun to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their services, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of policies against hate speech following protests on social media.

>Facebook has taken down four pages belonging to Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies. Over the past several days, Apple, YouTube and Spotify have also removed material published by Jones. Twitter, which hasn’t banned Jones, has also faced similar calls.

>Facebook has also suspended Jones’ account for 30 days because he repeatedly violated the company’s community standards against hate speech that “attacks or dehumanizes others,” it said in a statement Monday. Facebook did not immediately respond Monday asking what would happen after the 30 days are up, and why it hadn’t taken action earlier. The 30-day suspension of Jones himself appears to have gone into effect in late July.

>Twitter would not comment on Jones.

>"We’ve been banned completely on Facebook, Apple, & Spotify,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “What conservative news outlet will be next?”

>Jones has amassed a large following on the right while promulgating conspiracy theories that claim terror attacks such as 9/11 were actually carried out by the government. Among his claims is that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which left 20 children and six adults dead, was a hoax.

http://archive.fo/zXRxy

Read between the lines when the AP frames him negatively. Those are the same people who have colluded with business and political interests demonstrably for 60 years: this sets a dangerous precident to publishers and users of news online.

>SecularTalk @KyleKulinski
>Politicians are here to save you from bad speech! They're definitely not going to cynically use this issue to silence everything that threatens their narrative and power...

http://archive.fo/zIMmG

Paul Joseph Watson, journalist and veteran contributor to Infowars, points out:

>PaulJosephWatson @PrisonPlanet
>If you think banning one of President Trump's biggest online boosters 3 months before elections is not political, you're either incredibly naive or a liar.

http://archive.fo/Rf0OE

>>117763
Cool bro.
>> No. 118522 ID: 336722
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118522
>>118521
boo-hoo
>> No. 118533 ID: 2c3f6d
TeleSUR is a Latin American news and television network which often reports on stories censored or unreported in the mainstream U.S. and U.K news outlets. It is included by Project Censored as one of its 'Independent News Sources'.

From TeleSUR:

>teleSUR English's page has been removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided. It should be noted that the first time this occurred back in January 2018, Facebook did NOT provide any explanation in spite of our best efforts to understand their rationale. This is an alarming development in light of the recent shutting down of pages that don't fit a mainstream narrative.

>This is currently the only communication we have received from Facebook:

>"Hello,

>Your Page "teleSUR English" has been removed for violating our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening or obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorised individual. If your Page was removed for any of the above reasons, it will not be reinstated. Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in the permanent loss of your account.

>The Facebook Team"

>We will keep you informed as news develop.

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TeleSUR-English-Removed-From-Facebook-for-the-Second-Time-20180813-0009.html
>> No. 118534 ID: 8ef802
>>118533
TeleSUR is the Venezuelan government's propaganda mouthpiece and exists only to claim that EVERYTHING IS FINE while their country slips further into anarchy at the hands of it's incompetent socialist looters, i'm sorry, "moderate anti-imperialists."
>> No. 118535 ID: e69291
>>118534
Your mother is my cock's mouthpiece

(mediocre.)
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