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A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch Republican politicians.

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I'm surprised to see this article. OK, not really surprised.

Whenever I see Conservatives in Congress complaining about the bias of social media against Conservatives, my first thought is usually along the lines of...

        ~well, with all the hatred the Conservatives post, it is not a bias against conservatives, it is a bias against hate speech and Conservatives seem to use hate speech more than Liberals.~

Interesting to see a Motherboard article on the topic.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Case in point?

Gaetz hires former White House aide ousted for white nationalist ties
www.politico.com

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny how obsessed people are getting with censorship in social media.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-25 03:05 PM | Reply


... Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too ...

It would probably catch Rep King...

House Republican leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments over comments about white nationalism
www.washingtonpost.com

...A panel of Republican leaders voted unanimously Monday to keep veteran Iowa lawmaker Steve King off House committees, a firm rebuke to an influential opponent of illegal immigration who sparked outrage last week after openly questioning whether the term "white supremacist" was offensive.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the decision by the Republican Steering Committee, which seats lawmakers on House committees, followed his own recommendation and was meant to send a message about the GOP at large....



It's quite telling that House Minority Leader McCarthy feels the needs to send a message to remind people that the GOP is not a white supremacist organization.


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 03:20 PM | Reply

""Twitter has a responsibility to stomp out all voices of hate on its platform,""

They'd probably lose half of their users if they did that, including members and supporters of both major political parties.

Of course, the people criticizing Twitter in this article only want them to go after one specific type of hate, which I'm sure they're defining extremely broadly.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-25 04:07 PM | Reply


@#5 ... which I'm sure they're defining extremely broadly. ...

Since you say you are sure, can you share the evidence why you are so sure?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 05:06 PM | Reply

"Why Won't Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS?"

Are you inferring that white supremacists are a CIA-Zionist construct?

Didn't think so, but I'd still like to toss that sentiment out there as bait for other Drudge-ites to bite upon...

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-04-25 05:10 PM | Reply

Q: Why Won't Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS?

A: Because many elected republicans would get bounced and the fragile little snowflakes can't handle it.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-04-25 06:11 PM | Reply

If you think about it, a lot of the white privilege/white supremacy articles do sound a lot like antisemitic/ZOG conspiracy theories. In both cases the claim is "those people" have all the power, when it comes to the media (Hollywood), the financial system (banks) and the government, and everyone else is a victim of "them".

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-25 07:35 PM | Reply

Funny how obsessed people are getting with censorship in social media.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Funny how you couldn't see that this is about a double standard based on the skin color of the offender.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-25 08:42 PM | Reply

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@#9 ... If you think about it, a lot of the white privilege/white supremacy articles do sound a lot like antisemitic/ZOG conspiracy theories. ...

I did, and they don't.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I did, and they don't."

Except when they do.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-25 11:11 PM | Reply


@#12

Yawn.

Wake me up when you have something of substance to say.

Try citing some examples to back up your assertions.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-25 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's Twitter...why shouldn't they be able to ban whatever they want?

I'm pretty sure the administrators on this site would ban any sort of hate speech in a hot minute...why would Twitter be any different?

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-04-26 08:59 AM | Reply

But back to the original question, Twitter was being used by ISIS to recruit and disseminate propaganda on behalf of a hostile foreign power. It's hard to say the White Supremacists are doing the same.

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-04-26 09:01 AM | Reply

It's hard to say the White Supremacists are doing the same.

Does spreading Russian propaganda count?

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-26 09:38 AM | Reply

This is how partisan hate spreads so rapidly. Some Liberal guy voices his opinion about something and media outlets post it as news. And then it spreads by attracting others who see it as an attack on their opposition so they cling to it like little babies.

Put it this way, Republicans by nature aren't whiners and criers, they are slavers and controllers. If their accounts get blocked, they may say something but it would die pretty quick (as we've already seen in the past many times). But, and be very objective here, if a Liberal politician's account gets blocked, holy hell it becomes an attack on the Constitution. There would be protests and walk-outs staged all over the country.

So, having one Liberal guy voice an opinion that is obviously partisan hate means absolutely nothing.

#17 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-26 12:27 PM | Reply

"ISIS" is a very specific group which has commited terrorist attacks and live streamed gruesome murders.

"White supremacy" is a very nebulous term, which could cover anything from white racists who commit violent hate crimes to people who don't check their "white privilege", and anything in between.

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-26 12:33 PM | Reply

#17 I see you're giving Sniper a run for dumbest person here. Best of luck in your endeavors.

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-26 12:37 PM | Reply

"White supremacy" is a very nebulous term, which could cover anything from white racists who commit violent hate crimes to people who don't check their "white privilege", and anything in between.
#18 | POSTED BY SENTINEL"

For example, it could mean a swastika rehabilitator.

White supremacists wear many disguises. They have to, because they are rats, and they know it.

White supremacists try to blend in with the crowd until they can find their mark, earn their trust, and start converting them to the cause.

It's classic grooming behavior that Sentinel has engaged in since his arrival.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-26 12:46 PM | Reply

Everybody is dancing around it. White supremacy is encouraged/tolerated.

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-26 01:53 PM | Reply

Cast in point. People like in #20 want to ban all traces of non-Western culture and religion which offend their sensibilities, regardless of context. "We have to fight white supremacy by reinforcing it."

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-26 04:18 PM | Reply

"People like in #20 want to ban all traces of non-Western culture."

All traces?

Were the swastikas heavy when you carried them back in time and place from the 1933 Reichstag Fire to 500 BCE Asia?

People like you want to deny what the swastika means in Western culture.

White nationalists gonna do white nationalist things.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-26 04:31 PM | Reply

This is how partisan hate spreads so rapidly. Some Liberal guy voices his opinion about something and media outlets post it as news. And then it spreads by attracting others who see it as an attack on their opposition so they cling to it like little babies.
Put it this way, Republicans by nature aren't whiners and criers, they are slavers and controllers. If their accounts get blocked, they may say something but it would die pretty quick (as we've already seen in the past many times). But, and be very objective here, if a Liberal politician's account gets blocked, holy hell it becomes an attack on the Constitution. There would be protests and walk-outs staged all over the country.
So, having one Liberal guy voice an opinion that is obviously partisan hate means absolutely nothing.
#17 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2019-04-26 12:27 PM

Cool story, bro. Care to site any examples?

#24 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-04-26 09:32 PM | Reply

"People like in #20 want to ban all traces of non-Western culture."
All traces?
Were the swastikas heavy when you carried them back in time and place from the 1933 Reichstag Fire to 500 BCE Asia?
People like you want to deny what the swastika means in Western culture.
White nationalists gonna do white nationalist things.
#23 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-04-26 04:31 PM

Dude, 1914 he was crowded next to Adolf when world war was announced. That smirk was actually from his grip.:]

#25 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-04-26 09:36 PM | Reply

Despite its most liberal inclinations, Twitter seems to be resisting the inclination to treat anyone to the right of Trotsky as a Nazi. Credit given where it's due.

#26 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-27 01:39 AM | Reply

To leftists, any platform which won't immediately nuke a "righter-than-Trotsky" perspective is a neo-nazi.

#27 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-27 01:40 AM | Reply

That's a broad icepick... I mean brush.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-27 03:06 PM | Reply

It just goes to show that the left-right paradigm doesn't match up with the liberal(libertarian)-conservative(authoritarian) one. There are ultra-conservative -------- on both sides who are bigots that want to lynch anyone who disagrees with their ideology. And on both sides, I'm sure there are some very fine people. >:]

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-27 05:43 PM | Reply

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