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Mike Godwin 11 Aug 19
It should be noted that social media companies don't want to censor, for three reasons: (1) it's really costly and labor-intensive, (2) even with the money and the labor you won't be successful, and (3) no matter what you do (or don't do), critics will scream.
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Going Places 11 Aug 19
You believe they don't want to censor? Mark Zuckerberg is quite outspoken about how he wants to! The political benefits are quite too obvious.
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Mike Godwin 11 Aug 19
Well, I do get paid to know what I'm talking about, for what it's worth. I don't think Zuck's various pivots and volte-faces tell us much. I've been studying the issue for about 30 years now.
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Going Places 11 Aug 19
You seem to be establishing yourself as an apologist. Remember that the context of this thread is to stop social media from being platforms for political and social manipulation. It does happen;Assange, Snowden, banned accounts. Your answer: ummm... so difficult.
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Jamison Oliver Cinder 11 Aug 19
Look, are you even going to attempt to learn what CDA 230 is and why it's important, or are you just going to scream for the law's abolition without knowing a damned thing about it?
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Going Places 11 Aug 19
Of course I'm not going to learn that. Are you seriously claiming you know some technicality that makes censorship all right? Why don't you at the same time advocate abolishment of democracy? This is an issue of you not understanding basic priority!
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Mike Godwin 11 Aug 19
You're probably not going to learn anything at all until you study the issue. I know you imagine you're a free-speech advocate and everything, but you're not one yet. You're probably capable of it, but you need to do the hours. It will require a lot of reading, but it's worth it.
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Going Places 11 Aug 19
You don't get that we are not talking about the same issue do you? Ethics! Manipulation of core functions in a democracy is unacceptable!
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Mike Godwin 11 Aug 19
I've written a number of more recent pieces arguing for an industry-wide code of ethics that includes fiduciary obligations to users.
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Mike Godwin
If you think comparing me to Hitler works, you must be new to the internet.
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