Most social media outlets boost right-of-center content rather than censoring it, a new study finds.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 1, 2021
“The claim of anti-conservative animus is itself a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliable evidence to support it,” @NYUSternBHR said.
NEW: That study touted today as a blow to conservative complaints about Big Tech censorship was funded by billionaire Biden donor Craig Newmark.— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 2, 2021
The study defended Twitter/FB decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story. https://t.co/tIvNseNc9u
Donald Trump was a big joke.
In spite of governing as a conventional Republican president, Big Tech colluded to wipe Donald Trump and his supporters off the internet because Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. They concluded that it was too dangerous to allow them to communicate, organize and fundraise on the internet.
“A new report finds that claims of anti-conservative bias on social media platforms are not only untrue but serve as a form of disinformation. The report from NYU’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights says not only is there no empirical finding that social media companies systematically suppress conservatives, but even reports of anecdotal instances tend to fall apart under close scrutiny. And in an effort to appear unbiased, platforms actually bend over backward to try to appease conservative critics.
“The contention that social media as an industry censors conservatives is now, as we speak, becoming part of an even broader disinformation campaign from the right, that conservatives are being silenced all across American society,” the report’s lead researcher Paul Barrett said in an interview with The Verge. “This is the obvious post-Trump theme, we’re seeing it on Fox News, hearing it from Trump lieutenants, and I think it will continue indefinitely. Rather than any of this going away with Trump leaving Washington, it’s only getting more intense.” …
The report also recommends Congress and the White House work with tech companies to dial back some of the hostility between Washington and Silicon Valley and work on responsible regulation. He doesn’t recommend repealing Section 230, however. Instead, he’d like to see it amended. …”
Presumably, all of those people who were banned from social media haven’t been banned from voting in elections. This could be a small problem. The PMC has a new “report” out which claims their censorship is “disinformation.” Don’t believe your own eyes. It isn’t really happening.
As experience has shown, populist voters need to find someone a lot tougher than Donald Trump who will utterly smash the oligarchy, crush its technocrats and nationalize, break up or strictly regulate these monopolies far beyond anything seen in the last century. We don’t want another “Free Marketeer” who wants to kiss the ass of the wealthy and suck up to the media and the business community.