Keywords: President Trump , sunday morning , riot , incitement , rally , democracy , twitter , social media ban , social media , free speech
A decade ago social media was hailed as an organizing tool for pro-democracy rallies, giving voice to the voiceless. But it has also become a forum for conspiracy theories, disinformation and hate speech. President Donald Trump was recently banned from Twitter following his incitement of rioters, and his social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram were suspended. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the legality and implications of tech companies “de-platforming” a user – even a president.
Section 230 is a part of the Communication Decency Act of 1996. Many are calling for reform or an all-out repeal of Section 230, because it does not hold Big Tech corporations accountable for censorship.
Next I reached out to people I knew who had lost a baby before and the overwhelming consensus was that miscarrying naturally was both painful and scary, and that a D&C was relatively painless, quick, and low risk.
It is shocking to hear people claim superior spirituality on the basis of falsehoods. I remember people who claimed they never watched television, but were lying. I remember people saying that they dressed a certain way because of spiritual conviction, but were lying. I remember moms boasting about the superior spirituality of their children, but they were lying. And, yes, they knew they were lying.
Everybody’s kind of getting scammed in that space and you probably shouldn’t be buying Google search.
Matthew Horiuchi (Director of User Acquisition @ Calm) [ @ ca. 30:35 ]
Note that this depiction is vastly oversimplistic (for example, Matthew himself notes that costs actually vary widely, they are not pinpointed as depicted here). Also, there are probably an infinite number of axes upon which to chart media channels (for example, if one such axis were to represent “rationality”, all of these would be at the “zero rationality” end of the scale — see also “Definition: How to Define “Retard Media”“).
In the barrage of information you come across daily online, how do you know what’s true and what’s nothing more than hearsay, gossip or all-out lies?
“If you’re relying on Snopes as your arbiter of truth, however, you’re in for a surprise: Snopes engages in massive censorship of natural health and general promotion of industry talking points. What started as a tool to investigate urban legends, hoaxes and folklore has manifested into a self-proclaimed “definitive fact-checking resource” that’s taking on topics like whether or not vaccines can cause autism.”
In their purported fact-checking of a report by CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, Snopes spewed propaganda, not real facts, in an attempt to discredit the report and the potential vaccines-autism link