It’s active, biased, and deliberate in social media. And Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet intend on stepping it up during the remainder of this election season.
Twitter, for instance, says on its website that it will “require people to remove Tweets” that include “statements which are intended to influence others to violate recommended COVID-19 related guidance from global or local health authorities to decrease someone’s likelihood of exposure to COVID-19.” Among the problematic statements the company lists under that category is “social distancing is not effective.”
But Twitter won’t say how its censors will reconcile the myriad local health authorities who disagree among each other on the proper steps to take.
Facebook on its website outlines a similar policy using similar language, with the company stating that it will “remove content with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities,” including “claims that are designed to discourage treatment or taking appropriate precautions.”
Facebook also declines to say how its censor will reconcile the recommendations and instructions of those local health authorities.
Alphabet makes its bias unembarrassedly obvious:
YouTube has adopted a virtually identical policy, stating that it “does not allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts the World Health Organization (WHO) or local health authorities’ medical information about COVID-19.”
Never mind that WHO, as an apologist for the People’s Republic of China has no credibility whatsoever.
That’s just the social media’s bias regarding the Wuhan Virus. Their behavior is even more dangerous in the political arena.
Last month, Facebook was reportedly developing a “contingency plan,” intended to address scenarios in which Trump or his campaign attempted to dispute or delegitimize the results of the 2020 election.
But nothing planned to respond to the Progressive-Democrats’ openly stated intention to dispute the results of the 2020 election.
Zuckerberg went on:
the company will “attach an informational label to content that seeks to delegitimize the outcome of the election or discuss the legitimacy of voting methods, for example, by claiming that lawful methods of voting will lead to fraud.”
“This label will provide basic authoritative information about the integrity of the election and voting methods[.]”
All while he refuses to identify his “authorities,” much less to demonstrate their authoritativeness.
Be careful out there.
And vote, despite these Leftists’ efforts to delegitimize your vote.