A bill announced Tuesday by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) would make it harder for American companies to export major emerging technologies to China.
Why it matters: Technology, from AI to 5G wireless, has become a major bargaining chip in the broader tensions between the U.S. and China.
America was built on the idea that power should not be concentrated in any one person, because we are all fallible. That’s why the founders created a system of checks and balances. They didn’t need to foresee the rise of Facebook to understand the threat that gargantuan companies would pose to democracy. Jefferson and Madison were voracious readers of Adam Smith, who believed that monopolies prevent the competition that spurs innovation and leads to economic growth.
The new feature, called ‘Ideas in Word’, will recommend ‘sensitive’ phrases like “We need to get some fresh blood in here” be modified so that “fresh blood” becomes “new employees”.
“It might underline places where your writing exhibited gender bias,” reports Fast Company. “If you tend to say “mailman” or Congressman” in the generic, it might suggest you use “mailperson” or “Congressperson.” If you use the term “gentlemen’s agreement,” it may suggest you use “unspoken agreement” instead.”
The headlines have been racking up for months. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have been purging the ranks of users on their sites. They’ve censored content for various reasons even when that content is less offensive than similar but opposite content posted by progressives. They’ve silenced many voices by using algorithms to make content less visible. The tie that seems to bind the targets of the purging, censoring, and silencing is varying degrees of conservatism and support for one man: President Trump.
Not only has Alex Jones’ personal account now been banned from Facebook, in addition to PrisonPlanet editor-in-chief and YouTube star Paul Joseph Watson, but all links to Infowars sites are now banned across the platform. Share Infowars too often, and you’ll be banned too.
hursday morning, Facebook announced that it had banned several high-profile conservative personalities from their platform for good, including an incoming ban on the Facebook-owned Instagram.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, and all accounts related to Alex Jones or Infowars (including Paul Joseph Watson) were the main targets of Facebook’s latest purge and were labeled ‘dangerous’ by the social media giant.
This year, hackers seem to be having a field day accessing our personal data. Google exposed hundreds of thousands of users data on its Google+ social network. Facebook was attacked and hackers gained access to the personal data of some 30 million users. Yet, these strikes pale in comparison to what is perhaps the most […]
“We should be paranoid because what Google and Facebook can do is really mind-boggling.” Dr. Robert Epstein In 2015, Dr. Robert Epstein published ” The Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME) and its Possible Impact on the Outcomes of Election.” In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Dr. Robert Epstien, research psychologist at the American Institute of Behavioral Research […]
Google really has a much bigger footprint when it comes to tracking and profiling the everyday lives of billions of people…And it’s often very invasive and very sensitive information. Many people try to Google search what they wouldn’t even tell their own partner. Wofie Christl Big Data and Democrats In 2012, Facebook engineers allowed […]