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Facebook Announces $100,000 Project to Detect “Hateful Memes”

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Facebook has announced the launch of a “Hateful Memes Challenge” during which researchers will compete for a $100,000 prize pool by developing artificial intelligence that can successfully detect “hateful memes.”

The company has created 10,000 “hateful” customized memes as a data set for the challenge.

“In order for AI to become a more effective tool for detecting hate speech, it must be able to understand content the way people do: holistically,” writes Facebook. “When viewing a meme, for example, we don’t think about the words and photo independently of each other; we understand the combined meaning together. This is extremely challenging for machines, however, because it means they can’t just analyze the text and the image separately. They must combine these different modalities and understand how the meaning changes when they are presented together.”

The hateful memes challenge arrives on the back of Facebook announcing its new “content oversight board,” a censorship council that includes anti-Trump leftist activist Pamela Karlan and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Tawakkol Karman.

This isn’t the first time Facebook has declared war on memes.

Last year the company “announced the deployment of a large-scale machine learning system named Rosetta, which it’s using to automatically and proactively identify “inappropriate or harmful content” in images on the social network,” reported Fox News.

In other words, Facebook developed an AI that can tell if a meme is offensive, but it apparently wasn’t very good given they are now announcing this new challenge.

The social network giant also built a tool to track the spread of memes that depicted Mark Zuckerberg as an alien.

Last year, Facebook-owned Instagram also announced that it would begin “fact checking” and removing memes.

Leftist-dominated Silicon Valley giants are desperate to reduce the viral spread of memes because the stereotype is essentially true – the left can’t meme.

A study undertaken by researchers at University College London found that the most effective memes largely originated in two places – the subreddit r/the_donald – a forum devoted to boosting President Donald Trump, and 4chan’s politically incorrect /pol forum.

A VICE write-up of the study acknowledges that the most “effectively spread” memes originated on r/the_donald and /pol.

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Tucker: Capitol Events Being Used By Extremists To Eradicate Free Speech

“It is about controlling you, and the country you thought was yours, forever.”

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Tucker Carlson warned Thursday that a narrative full of lies in regards to the events at the US Capitol is being used to “justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country.”

“Last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was not an act of racism, nor was it an insurrection,” Carlson noted during a monologue, adding “It was not an armed invasion by a brigade of dangerous White supremacists. Those are lies.”

“Why are they demanding that you believe those lies?” Carlson asked viewers.

The host noted that while “The riot was the perfect illustration of why we should oppose all mob action…instead, [Washington elites] are trying to use this moment to increase their own power, so they’re lying about what you saw.”

“They’re calling it a precisely orchestrated coup attempt. They’re telling you the Chewbacca guy you saw on video, the guy with the painted face and the Viking hat, was actually the leader of some super secret commando unit here to overthrow our government,” Carlson emphasised.

“It’s absurd and insulting, yet it’s working,” Tucker urged, adding “What happened last week is being used to justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country.”

In a reference to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s leaked instructions to his employees, Carlson went on to explain that “this is much bigger than silencing just one man, and it’s going to go on much longer than just this week.”

“Maybe Jack Dorsey isn’t so bright. He just admitted out loud with the rest of them are still denying: This isn’t really about Donald Trump, and it never was. It’s definitely not about what happened last week at the Capitol,” Carlson proclaimed.

“It is about controlling you, and the country you thought was yours, forever,” he added, noting tongue in cheek “Sorry, there’s a national crisis going on and we have no choice.”

Reports continue to emerge on what really went down at the Capitol, yet Democrats continue to mould the narrative in an effort to justify eradicating their political opposition, while big tech and the corporate media are embracing the narrative as a means of wiping out their competition.

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Calls For Facebook to Be Removed From App Store After Revelation Much of Capitol Hill Rioting Was Planned There

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Some are calling for Facebook to be banned from the app store after a Washington Post report revealed that a great deal of the Capitol Hill riot was planned on Mark Zuckerberg’s platform.

According to the Post, “a growing body of evidence shows that Facebook played a much larger role” in the storming of the building than COO Sharyl Sandberg previously acknowledged.

Sandberg claimed that the events “were largely organized on platforms that don’t have our abilities to stop hate, don’t have our standards and don’t have our transparency.”

However, the Post accused her of “deflecting blame,” enlisting the help of Eric Feinberg, Vice President with the Coalition for a Safer Web, who discovered 128,000 Facebook users still discussing the hashtag #StopTheSteal on Monday.

“Feinberg’s searches for the banned hashtag #StopTheSteal and the affiliated hashtags #DoNotCertify, #WildProtest and #FightForTrump on Facebook and Instagram as recently as Monday revealed hundreds of posts promoting the rally,” states the report.

In addition, as Zero Hedge notes, “Two dozen GOP officials and organizations in at least 12 states coordinated bus trips to the rally via Facebook.”

Federal authorities also revealed that much of the violence was coordinated via Twitter.

This completely contradicts the narrative pushed by the media in the days after the incident that it was largely coordinated via alt-tech websites Parler and Gab.

Amazon terminated its server hosting of Parler last weekend, leaving the site completely offline with no sign of when it will return. This happened after both Google and Apple banned the Parler app from their platform.

Now some are asking (obviously with no expectation whatsoever) whether Google and Apple will hand out a similar punishment to Facebook and Twitter.

Gab founder Andrew Torba echoed the sentiment under a headline that read ‘Gab Calls on Facebook and Twitter to be Banned from App Stores following Capitol Riot’.

“It’s interesting that Twitter remains online and has access to App Stores and Gab does not. The reason is clear: Big Tech has no principles other than its desire to serve the interests of the radical left and the Democratic Party. They can’t say it out loud so they say it with their actions,” he wrote.

Obviously, neither Twitter or Facebook has anything to worry about. Under Section 230, they are not responsible for content posted by users, but apparently Parler and Gab are and must be wiped out of existence.

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Jack Dorsey Admits Twitter Banning Trump Was “Destructive” and “Dangerous”

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that banning President Trump was “destructive” and “dangerous” to the “noble purpose” of an open Internet, leading some to question who is in control of his company.

The Twitter co-founder issued the statement following criticism from the governments of France and Germany over the permanent suspension of Trump’s account last week.

Dorsey said that he did not “celebrate” or “feel pride” in nuking Trump’s account “sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”

He added that when it comes to overall phenomenon of online censorship and deplatforming “over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet.”

Dorsey is basically admitting that online censorship and social media monopolies are “destructive” of a “noble purpose.”

In other words, it’s evil.

Dorsey is admitting the actions of his company were evil, which is pretty odd given that he is supposed to be in control of it.

Either Dorsey is openly bragging about engaging in evil, or more likely his statement reads like a cry for help.

Speculation has been flying for the best part of two years that Dorsey actually believes in free speech and decentralization (his support for Bitcoin affirms this).

Apparently, what Dorsey tells people behind the scenes correlates with claims that his company has been completely hijacked by far-left extremists and he is now totally powerless to stop the takeover.

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