Dog Memes, Fake News, Political Ads and Big Tech: Who Watches the Watchers?
If You Can’t Tell This Is Fake…
I always and forever want more information - not less.
The more information I have - the better will be the decisions I make.
Lies - are information. They are bad information - but they are information nonetheless. And the lies tell me much about the liars - and thereby provide me even more information.
Yet we have millions of highly influential American citizens looking to ban information - in the name of banning bad information.
But you can not ban the adjective (bad) - without banning the noun (information).
And I always and forever want more information - not less.
Oh - and I’m an adult. I’ll decide for myself which pieces of information are good and which are bad.
I’m an adult - so I don’t want to outsource my deciding to anyone else. Under any circumstances.
You know who wants their deciding done for them? Stupid people. Stupid people - like our Zeitgeist Leftist “news” media.
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No one with an IQ above nine on a warm day should outsource their deciding - under America’s current stupid circumstances. Where the entirety of the Zeitgeist who will be doing the deciding - are hardcore Leftists.
Ancient Roman poet Juvenal asked the currently relevant question:
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
Which is - “Who watches the watchers?”
The Watchers get to decide which information is good - and which is bad. And get to decide what information will be seen - and what information won’t.
Right now, Big Tech companies are the hugest of Watchers. And they de facto control speech of all sorts - up to and including political speech.
More Than 90% of the World Uses Google Search
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Understanding Facebook's Monopoly
Big Tech companies - are horrendously Leftist. And have no problem altering their business practices - to advance their Leftism.
Facebook, Google, YouTube All Discriminate Against Conservatives
Facebook and Google Are Facing Criticism Over Unexplained Content Takedowns
Facebook Commits Conservative Site Massacre
Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News
Amazon Is on a Digital Book Burning Spree
Amazon Deletes Reviews of Conservative Authors with No Explanation
It Isn’t Your Imagination: Twitter Treats Conservatives More Harshly Than Liberals
Trump Is Right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google Threatens Democracy, Online Freedom
Dr. Robert Epstein On Google’s ‘Very Dramatic Bias’ Towards Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent ‘Trump Situation’ in 2020 on Hidden Cam
Leaked Google Video Fuels Conservative Claims of Political Bias from Tech Giants
Google's Ideological Echo Chamber
Big Tech - is totally biased.
With Leftist Big Tech deciding for us - I’m continuing to plan my move to the Yucatan. Or maybe Australia. (I was also considering New Zealand - but since James Comey is headed there…I maybe ain’t.)
Twitter Co-Founder: ‘We Are Responsible for the Content’
Ummm…no, you’re not. Per the huge cronyism law written specifically to benefit you.
Twitter Closes Thousands of Fake News Accounts Worldwide
Google Increases Regulation Of False Ads And Fake News
Google Is the World's Biggest Censor
Google Increases Regulation of False Ads and Fake News
Google Acts Against Fake News on Search Engine
Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites
Facebook Has Removed More Than 800 U.S. Accounts Spreading Fake News
Facebook Is Going to Use Snopes to Combat and Bury ‘Fake News’
You know, Snopes - who keeps “fact-checking” and wants to ban the satirical Babylon Bee.
Fact-Checking Snopes: Website’s Political ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Just a Failed Liberal Blogger
Even more egregious - is when government officials put pressure on Big Tech to censor. Because that swerves directly into First Amendment traffic.
Democrats Are Lobbying Social Media Companies to Stop Fake Stories
Senators Pressure Social Media Giants to Crack Down on ‘Deep Fakes’
‘A Bold Step’: Democrats Laud Twitter for Political Ad Ban
This latter story brings us to a bit of a Big Tech rift.
Facebook…(Says It) Doesn’t Run Political Ads ‘For the Money’ but for ‘Political Discourse’
And that is precisely the point. Unfettered, unfiltered political discourse.
In a free country - everyone speaks. And everyone decides for themselves what is real or fake.
Because in a free country - citizens are treated like citizens…not subjects. Like adults…not children.
But we aren’t treated like citizen adults - because of this:
Democrats Want to Limit Free Speech, Regain an Iron Grip on ‘The Narrative’
Social media provided conservatives an end run around the Leftist Zeitgeist - until social media grew to be Big Tech. At which point they became a part of the Leftist Zeitgeist.
At which point they too joined in on the conservative censorship and banning.
Leftist Big Tech companies - are the self-appointed Watchers.
With anti-First Amendment government officials - also making demands of Leftist Big Tech to be the Watchers.
Perpetually left unasked?
“Who watches the Watchers?”
This first appeared in Red State.