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Orwellian Social rules given to Facebook and Google by the UK

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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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It seems the UK has decided that Facebook and Google will be fined for not removing toxic content posts fast enough. Bad enough how those two entities were running free speech in the ground, but now it also appears they are making them develop faster ways to remove "harmful content". Who should decide is morphing into "how dare you question authority"?

Hate speech is in the eye of the beholder. Words can do no harm. Well many would say that inciting a riot would probably still qualify.

www.businessinsider.com...

Free up our speech and leave us alone!
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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Why in the blue hell are US based companies giving a flip about what the UK says they should do? I would think a simple middle finger held high in the air towards the ocean would suffice in this case. Considering the sway Google has in DC, it can't be that difficult to convince enough members of Congress that this is the USA and our companies can only be held to task for not following foreign internet laws to whatever degree the US government allows those foreign countries to press the issue within the US. It's not like Google or Facebook are selling a product in the UK, and the best the UK can do is try to block the sites inside the UK which can easily be bypassed by their users with a simple VPN. If I was either company, I'd laugh it off and go about my business.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:04 PM
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The whole Internet needs an overhaul .. shut it all down, go outside and take a deep breath.
ETA
The real orwellian thing is Google and Facebook... Saddest thing is you just don't realize it...

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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:06 PM
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I still remember days of the BBS, and University of Michigan alt.groups. Miss them days.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

You bring up a good point I haven't considered much.
If the UK government deems that harm is being caused you think the onus would be on them to simply block the site...



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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Google and facebook are trash, however......

If I were them I'd discontinue service to that country. See how well that goes over.

In this case it's like politics, picking between a turd sandwich and a glass of pee.

ETA: No google services(app store, net services, email service) would cause a pretty good uproar from the citizens.
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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6


Multinationals like Google, Farcebook etc etc, have no allegiance to a nation. Matter of fact these multi national corps want Globalism and are either taking orders from Governments OR Governments are taking orders from them.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:19 PM
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No matter how you look at it.

It's state censorship.

Of private censorship.

Either way it's a fail.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: burdman30ott6


Multinationals like Google, Farcebook etc etc, have no allegiance to a nation. Matter of fact these multi national corps want Globalism and are either taking orders from Governments OR Governments are taking orders from them.



Does it really make a difference when governments are bought by them through lobbying anyway?



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: Justoneman


LOL. This is great. The Progressive UK battles the Progressive Zuckerberg.

Let them eat their own.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
Google and facebook are trash, however......

If I were them I'd discontinue service to that country. See how well that goes over.

In this case it's like politics, picking between a turd sandwich and a glass of pee.

ETA: No google services(app store, net services, email service) would cause a pretty good uproar from the citizens.


I have to use it at work for some cloud storage on Google Chrome. But I like to avoid as much social as I can. ATS count as social?



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: Justoneman


LOL. This is great. The Progressive UK battles the Progressive Zuckerberg.

Let them eat their own.


Yea, get more popcorn. They are eating their own. Sad thing is both will comply. DuckDuckGo is looking usable where I can.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: MetalThunder
The whole Internet needs an overhaul .. shut it all down, go outside and take a deep breath.
ETA
The real orwellian thing is Google and Facebook... Saddest thing is you just don't realize it...




Thing is people have convinced themselves they need these facebook and Co. These people are literally creating their own prisons then screaming they are bring censored.
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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 09:55 PM
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Harmful content
Toxic content

Sounds like these terms were invented by the weak and the gutless.

“Please protect us from original thought and opposing ideas”
“Please don’t let my feelings get hurt”
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edit on 1 3 2019 by Breakthestreak because: Democratic socialism is 100% oppression and subjugation. No wonder the fascists want it



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak
Harmful content
Toxic content

Sounds like these terms were invented by the weak and the gutless.

“Please protect us from original thought and opposing ideas”
“Please don’t let my feelings get hurt”


They have the right to be offended and move on already. Freedom requires thick skin.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: Justoneman

originally posted by: MisterSpock
Google and facebook are trash, however......

If I were them I'd discontinue service to that country. See how well that goes over.

In this case it's like politics, picking between a turd sandwich and a glass of pee.

ETA: No google services(app store, net services, email service) would cause a pretty good uproar from the citizens.


ATS count as social?


LOL........sighs.....

Of course not!



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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In an ideal world facebook and whoever would refuse to comply with hate speech laws since they are in violation of the concept of free speech which is supposedly a pillar of the western world.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 03:20 AM
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A lot of this though is also about preventing child grooming. The other day there was some repot that said social media wasn’t doing enough to prevent this so that’s also probably a big part of it.

Also true freedom of speach is a lie, if you can’t shout it and n the middle of the street then you shouldn’t be shouting it online.

But no let’s keep up the uk bashing threads, while ignoring the child abuse and sucide encouragement of this also...
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posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 03:22 AM
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but but but but but

Tubgirl matters too.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Seems like they should report the child groomers to the police so they can be arrested instead of paying a fine.




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