Facebook Rolls Out Chinese-Inspired Social Credit Score For Users

This is splashed across the front page of the Drudge Report right now:

“The rating system was revealed in a report by the Washington Post, which says it’s in place to “help identify malicious actors”.

Facebook tracks your behaviour across its site and uses that info to assign you a rating.

Tessa Lyons, who heads up Facebook’s fight against fake news, said: “One of the signals we use is how people interact with articles.

“For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight that person’s future false news feedback more than someone who indiscriminately provides false news feedback on lots of articles, including ones that end up being rated as true.”

Earlier this year, Facebook admitted it was rolling out trust ratings for media outlets.

This involved ranking news websites based on the quality of the news they were reporting.

This rating would then be used to decide which posts should be promoted higher in users’ News Feeds. …”

Just yesterday, President Trump reiterated the comments he made on Twitter and warned Facebook that censorship was “a very dangerous thing”:

“President Trump attacked social media platforms for censoring their users in an exclusive interview with Reuters today.

“I won’t mention names but when they take certain people off of Twitter or Facebook and they’re making that decision, that is really a dangerous thing because that could be you tomorrow,” the president told Reuters.

“I think it’s a very dangerous thing when they are their own regulator in terms of who’s going to be on Facebook and who’s going to be on Twitter. I think that whether it’s conservative or liberal, I think that it’s very dangerous.” …”

Something has to give here.

Big Tech has to either be regulated or broken up. The sheer amount of criticism about censorship alone is going to stop scores of users from engaging with these platforms.

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6 Comments

  1. I read about this gook shit months ago, and figured it was only a matter of time before some clowns here would take it up. I ditched fakebook a couple of months ago, and since I was hardly ever on it, I feel no sense of loss.

  2. I’ve never been on FAcebook, but had enjoyed Twitter before the Great Purge last December. I’m deleting my account- –I’m not going to swallow that sh#lib propaganda they’re going to be shoving down our throats. Not worth it.

    And yes; like you, I knew the China social control would soon be upon US. They even have AI video monitors in classrooms to flag if a student looks sleepy. ….or just “uninterested” …or “unhappy” . Terrifying stuff!

  3. “The sheer amount of criticism about censorship alone is going to stop scores of users from engaging with these platforms.”

    The Left view the presence of their ideological opponentsts online as not only a nuisance, but a damned nuisance.

    They’d prefer to have the playing field all to themselves. The social media itself, view the Alt-Right/Right as a tiny and insignificant fringe, whose disappearance from the net has no consequences for them whatsoever.

  4. What a bizarre world is is when VK, the Russian version of Facebook, has more freedom of speech for its users than does Facebook.

  5. DUMP GAYBOOK AND THE DIRTY JEW BOY. DUMP TWITTER AND THE SKINNY MALNOURISHED HOMO FACED FAG WHO NAMED HIS COMPANY AFTER LITTLE BIRDIES “TWEETING” IN THE BACKYARD WHEN MOMMY LET HIM OUT TO PLAY IN BETWEEN HIS SOY PACKED VEGAN MEALS. RISE UP AND CREATE :

    A VERY ENLARGED CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA FOR WHITE CHRISTIANS ONLY

    ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL

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