Facebook censored a post about the death of California police officer Ronil Singh, claiming that it violated “Community Standards against hate speech.”
“This is officer Singh,” the post said. “He was killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN 5 Hours after he took this picture with his beautiful wife, baby and k9! This is precisely why we need to #buildthatwall! RIP hero.”
Apparently, the term”illegal alien” violates Facebook’s Orwellian “hate speech” rules. The tech giant wouldn’t want to offend the community of illegal aliens after one of their own allegedly murdered a police officer – a legal immigrant, by the way – in cold blood. That, apparently, would be too cruel.
This is part of a disturbing trend of politicians and tech overlords actively sweeping under the rug the heinous activities of people who have entered this country illegally, and whose criminal behavior could be completely eliminated with a sane immigration policy.
Mum has been the word from California’s politicians about the murder of one of their police officers at the hands of an illegal who was shielded from deportation due to the state’s sanctuary policy. Singh’s alleged murderer had been arrested twice for driving under the influence.
Meanwhile, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was outraged by the death of an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy whose father refused medical treatment for the child before he died in Border Patrol custody. She has been completely silent about Officer Singh’s death.
It is abundantly clear that the elite politicians and guardians of public discourse in Silicon Valley are working against the American people on the issue of illegal immigration.
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YOUR NEW MASTER: Twitter’s Head of Conversational Safety, a “Young, Queer Asian-American Businesswoman,” is “Rethinking” the Concept of User Safety
Do you trust someone like her to make Twitter “a safer place”?
The media company Protocol, a sister site of Politico, recently published an article about Twitter’s new “head of product for conversational safety,” Christine Su. It claims that Su, a “young, queer Asian-American businesswoman,” is revolutionizing what “user safety” on social media means.
Twitter hired Su around six months ago to be in charge of “what might be the most difficult task on Twitter,” despite having no apparent experience in politics, programming, and media relations. But Twitter seems to like her for her “creative” and “somewhat radical new ideas” about user safety.
“As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety,” Su said.
Protocol writes that Su’s vision incorporates “transformative and procedural justice.” Transformative justice ostensibly refers to a non-retributive form of repairing harm done to someone and preventing it from happening again; procedural justice to enacting a set of rules that “make harm rarer in the first place.”
This all sounds nice and dandy—but beware. So-called transformative and procedural justice will not benefit you, but will crush you. Anything that’s perceived as “harmful” against “women and people from marginalized groups” can and will be used to censor you. Christine Su may reassuringly claim that “the point is not to make the entire world a safe space,” but she’s open about the fact that she will help give the Coalition of the Fringes more control over what people are allowed to do and say on Twitter.
Examples from the article:
- Creating an audio hangout feature called “Spaces,” which will allow users to determine who is allowed to participate, as well as who can speak and when. (Note that it’s being tested on “women and marginalized groups of people” first.)
- Potentially doubling down on functions that “encourage people to read content before reposting it.” (Which is exclusively done to censor or limit the reach of conservative and other right-wing content.)
- Building tools that “create private pathways for apologies, forgiveness and deescalation.” (The finer details are still a work in progress according to Su.)
- Defining what a “meaningful conversation” is. (Would people like Su think that anything right-wingers say or believe belongs in a “meaningful conversation”? Let’s just say I wouldn’t bet money on it…)
You know full well that a company like Facebook would shortly follow suit. After all, it’s not just Twitter that Su is “revolutionizing,” but the concept of social media itself. Figure out where all this is heading.
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