Tuesday, September 29, 2015

So Zuckerberg wants to be the Speech Commissar for Merkel?

The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that "we need to do some work" on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the refugee crisis. "Are you working on this?" Merkel asked in English, to which Zuckerberg replied in the affirmative before the transmission was disrupted. 
Earlier this month, Facebook vowed to clean up what it deemed was racist content on the German version of its website. At the time, the social network said it would partner with a non profit group to oversee hate postings.

Yet any action from Facebook is likely to stoke concerns about free speech. In the past, the social network has come under suspicion for suppressing or deleting posts and groups that advocate unpopular beliefs.
No shit?  Gee, maybe that's because Commissar Zuckerberg wants to  'clean up' speech he disapproves of?  And Merkel is cheering him on?

"Free speech does not include things we disapprove of!"
That's what you think, assholes.

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