A report from the Wall Street Journal has indicated that Facebook’s own internal research demonstrated how the tech giant’s algorithms were causing division, but executives within Facebook did nothing to change them and kept the status quo intact.
Facebook conducted a great deal of research following 2017’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and came to the determination that their algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness” and foster polarization. They also found in 2016 that “64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools.”
“Our recommendation systems grow the problem,” the researchers wrote. They had suggestions to combat the problem, such as limiting content reach from hyper-partisan and overactive contributors, diversifying the types of groups listed to users, and creating sub-groups within groups to prevent them from being derailed into divisive banter.
The fixes were ultimately rejected or diluted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the corporation’s policy chief, Joel Kaplan, according to the report. Kaplan worried that making changes would disproportionately affect conservatives, who are already known to be targeted by the platform with egregious censorship. Kaplan also halted a “Common Ground” project meant to create a less heated political debate on the platform.
Facebook claims that many changes have been made since 2016-17 to supposedly clean up the platform.
“We’ve learned a lot since 2016 and are not the same company today,” a Facebook spokeswoman told Business Insider. “We’ve built a robust integrity team, strengthened our policies and practices to limit harmful content, and used research to understand our platform’s impact on society so we continue to improve.”
Facebook’s vice president of integrity Guy Rosen also addressed the report in a blog post published on Wednesday.
“We’ve taken a number of important steps to reduce the amount of content that could drive polarization on our platform, sometimes at the expense of revenues. This job won’t ever be complete because at the end of the day, online discourse is an extension of society and ours is highly polarized. But it is our job to reduce polarization’s impact on how people experience our products. We are committed to doing just that,” Rosen said.
However, Facebook’s changes have done little to stop polarization and have only increased Draconian censorship of information deemed by the political establishment as wrongthink.
Big League Politics has reported on how Facebook has stopped truthful information about deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the coronavirus pandemic from circulating on their platform in recent months.
Facebook has become one of the world’s most reviled corporations for their Big Brother machinations, and government regulation may be the only way to bring this Orwellian monstrosity to heel.
Twitter Software Engineer Advocates for Kidnapping and Violently Abusing Children of Republicans
David Marwick advocated violence against kids in a tweet.
Twitter analytics engineer David Marwick once wrote on his account that he supported kidnapping the children of Republicans.
“At this point I only want to hear about bare knuckle resistance machinations,” Marwick wrote in response to an anti-Trump tweet by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). “Snatch up some GOPs kids in Brooklyn basements or something.”
Marwick has recently made his account private, but the post was archived by RedState’s Brandon Morse courtesy of independent journalist Nick Monroe.
Just one of Twitter's software engineers advocating for kidnapping the children of Republicans.
(Sent to me by Nick Monroe on Parler – go follow him) https://t.co/QbBIVpDIce pic.twitter.com/zxm5YTAPsh
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 3, 2020
Marwick has pushed for Orwellian censorship at Twitter for at least several years now. He promoted the commercial terrorism organization Sleeping Giants to pressure Breitbart’s advertisers in a 2018 tweet archived here.
It should come as no surprise that one of Twitter’s software engineers would endorse harm toward children. The social media platform has gone out of their way to allow abusers on their platform.
Big League Politics has reported on how Twitter altered their terms of service in order to allow pedophiles to discuss the finer points of raping kids on the platform:
Last year, Big League Politics reported on how discussion of pedophilia and naked pictures of children would be allowed on Twitter, according to their own terms of service.
We exposed how Twitter quietly amended their terms of service to include “discussions related to… attraction towards minors” on their platform.
“Discussions related to child sexual exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction towards minors are permitted, provided they don’t promote or glorify child sexual exploitation in any way,” reads Twitter’s terms of service…
Twitter changed their terms of service at the behest of Dr. James Cantor, who describes himself as a proud Jewish homosexual. Cantor is a leading advocate of rights for pedophiles, and works to cajole society into accepting their disgusting proclivities.
Cantor wrote a letter in Jan. 2018 to John Starr, who works as Director of Trust and Safety with Twitter, with other university academics. The letter urged Twitter to allow pedophiles to network and discuss their attraction to children on the monolithic social media platform.
“Many of us have worked with a group of such non-offending pedophiles, also known as anti-contact MAPs (Minor-Attracted Persons), in a peer support network called Virtuous Pedophiles (@virpeds), as well as in other support networks,” they wrote in their letter.
Twitter executives sure hate Republicans, but they don’t seem to mind child abusers all that much. The Silicon Valley titans are quite literally at war with human decency.
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