Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg's Real Motive? Dismantle The First Amendment.

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook polices and censors "hate speech." Problem is, when asked to define it, he can't. Yet, he wants to develop artificial intelligence tools that will censor hate speech he can't define. His testimony before Congress was nothing more than jump-starting the leftist move toward dismantling the First Amendment...right along with the Second Amendment.
Sasse: You say Facebook needs to police a whole bunch of speech that I think America might be better off not having policed by one company that has a really big and powerful platform. Can you define hate speech?
Zuckerberg: Senator, I think that this is a really hard question and I think it’s one of the reasons why we struggle with it.
Sasse: I am worried about the psychological categories. You used language of "safety and protection" earlier. We have seen this happen on college campuses. It’s dangerous. Forty percent of Americans under age 35 tell pollsters they think the First Amendement is dangerous because you might use your freedom to say something that hurts somebody else’s feelings. There are some passionately held views about the abortion issue on this panel. Can you imagine a world where you might decide that pro-lifers are prohibited from speaking about their abortion views on your platform? (BTW, Zuckerberg now says it was a mistake for his team to call the black conservative duo of Diamond and Silk "unsafe." Yet, they censored them for 6 months with no recourse.)
Zuckerberg: I certainly would not want that to be the case.
Sasse: Yet, it might really be unsettling to people who’ve had an abortion to have an open debate about that, wouldn’t it?
Zuckerberg: It might be but I don’t think that that would fit any of the definitions of what we have but I do generally agree with the point that you’re making which is as we’re able to technologically shift especially towards having AI proactively look at content, I think that’s going to create massive questions for society about what obligations we want to require companies to fulfill. I do think that that’s a question that we need to struggle with as a country because I know other countries are and they are putting laws in place. I think America needs to figure out and create the principles we want American companies to operate under. Facebook is developing artificial intelligence tools to flag hate speech. I'm optimistic that over a five to ten-year period we will have AI tools that can get into some of the nuances, the linguistic nuances of different types of content to be more accurate in flagging things for our systems.
HUH? That's mass censorship. Police state stuff of nightmares.

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