How to stop pesky ‘conspiracy theories’ (information they don’t like) from gaining traction online has become the number one preoccupation of social media overlords. Now they may have a solution.
Researchers at the university of Sheffield in the UK have developed a ‘precognition’ system that they say can predict who will spread ‘disinformation’ online before they even do it.
The ‘artificial intelligence-based algorithm’ can “accurately predict (79.7 per cent) which Twitter users are likely to share content from unreliable news sources before they actually do it,” a press release states.
The algorithm works by first identifying which Twitter users “mostly tweet about politics or religion,” compared to those who just share selfies and meaningless tripe.
So the algorithm leaves serious tweeters alone, and the tripe is eliminated, right? No, the other way around.
Another factor the algorithm takes into account is that “Twitter users who share disinformation use impolite language more frequently than users who share reliable news sources.”
The research involved grouping Twitter users into two categories, “those who have shared unreliable news sources and those who only share stories from reliable news sources.”
There is no explanation of what is a reliable news source, and what constitutes ‘unreliable’, so that was seemingly just decided upon by the University personnel. You can probably guess how that went.
The researchers also say that those who spread ‘disinformation’ more often use words like ‘liberal’, ‘government’, ‘media’, and often mention ‘Islam’.
You can see where this is going now.
The researchers say that Findings “could help governments and social media companies… design more effective models for tackling the spread of disinformation.”
In other words this will help Facebook and Twitter censor people spreading information they don’t want on their platforms.
“Social media has become the primary platform for spreading disinformation, which is having a huge impact on society and can influence people’s judgement of what is happening in the world around them,” said Dr Nikos Aletras, Lecturer in Natural Language Processing, University of Sheffield.
Censoring people with opinions you don’t like is also a very effective way of ‘influencing’ society, as dictators, despots and enemies of free speech throughout history have discovered.
GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser For Parents Who Were Attacked Over Their Opposition to Critical Race Theory
No explanation given.
GoFundMe has shut down a fundraiser for a group of parents in a Virginia school district who were attacked and doxxed by a mob for opposing the teaching of critical race theory.
The parents were targeted after a group of teachers, parents, and school district board members of the Loudoun County School Board, labeling themselves ‘Anti-Racist Parents’, started a campaign to “expose these people publicly.”
They compiled a list of parents who dared to disagree with the school’s “anti-racism” indoctrination drive which taught students that America is inherently racist and that social engineering was necessary to remove these biases.
“To achieve their goal, a member of the group proposed infiltrating their opponents groups and even using hackers. The sheriff’s office launched an investigation into the matter,” reports Reclaim the Net.
Scott Mineo, the head of the group called Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT), led the fightback against the indoctrination by setting up a GoFundMe to raise money for the cause.
However, after a member of the anti-racism indoctrination group and school board member Charlotte McConnell, called on the mob to report the fundraiser, it was swiftly suspended.
GoFundMe gave no explanation as to what policies the fundraiser had violated, only saying that it had engaged in “prohibited conduct.”
“[The district] pissed off a lot of people that were very supportive and this was a grave mistake on their part,” Mineo told The Free Beacon.
“At the end of the day, it further underscores the level of deception they are engaged in. Otherwise, why shut them down?”
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Harvard Poll: Two Thirds Of Americans See Cancel Culture As Direct Threat To Freedom
More than half fear they could be fired from their jobs if they express their real opinions
A Harvard Caps-Harris Poll has revealed that over two thirds of Americans believe a “growing cancel culture” is a direct threat to their freedom.
While 36% said they don’t believe there is a threat, a whopping 64% said that the phenomenon is having a detrimental effect on society.
Over half of those surveyed, 54%, also noted that they fear they could be fired from their jobs if they express their real opinions on matters.
Mark Penn, the director of the survey, told The Hill “It is a chilling finding that most people in the country now are afraid they would be fired if they expressed their real views on social media.”
“The public generally gives negative ratings to social media companies and sees the movement as more about censorship rather than trying to correct wrongs. It is growing as a national issue,” Penn added.
Getting into specifics, the poll found that 36% believe cancel culture is a “big problem,” while 32% said it is a “moderate problem”, and a further 20% said it’s a “small problem.”
Only 13% said there is no problem with cancel culture.
Cancel culture is having a real world impact beyond social media.
The study found that within the past three years, more than 68% of universities in the UK have seen free speech severely restricted, with academics unable to meaningfully discuss the nuances of issues such as race and gender.
It is now an everyday occurrence, even at distinguished universities such as Cambridge, to see ridiculous one sided ‘discussions’ led by panels of activists who all agree on one subject, such as Winston Churchill being worse than Hitler, while speakers who disagree, or just have an opinion that isn’t robustly ‘woke’ are prevented from appearing.
In response, a pair of new UK government initiatives will see universities in the UK fined if colleges or student bodies attempt to shut down free speech on campuses.
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New York Times Horrified That Alex Jones Can Still Be Found Via Google Podcasts
Claims Google is engaging in “tolerance of hate speech and other extremist content”
Not content with extensive blacklisting of Infowars and Alex Jones on social media, multimedia and banking platforms, the New York Times complained Thursday that Jones can still be found on Google podcasts, and immediately called for more censorship.
Describing Google’s podcast platform as a “buffet of hate,” the NYT compared Infowars to ‘pro-Nazi’ groups and whined that the purge of information it disagrees with hasn’t been extensive enough.
The Times wrote that Google’s app “stands alone among major platforms in its tolerance of hate speech and other extremist content.”
However, the Google app doesn’t even host the audio, it merely acts in the same way as its search engine does. Still, the NYT wants all evidence of Jones’ existence eradicated completely.
The article quotes a Harvard Cyberlaw director Jessica Fjeld, who states “It seems like [Google has] made a decision to embrace an audience that wants more offensive content rather than constrain that content for the sake of safety and respect.”
“Google is perfectly well aware of how to moderate content if it cares to,” Fjeld added, suggesting that the company is allowing Jones to stay on the platform.
This latest call for censorship comes in the wake of a public funded NPR article calling for Infowars’ total destruction and removal from establishment commerce platforms:
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