from the things-were-said dept
This week, each our winners on the insightful aspect come from our put up in regards to the newest story exhibiting Fb bent over backwards to have completely different guidelines for “conservative voices” on the platform, to keep away from accusations of anti-conservative bias. The primary place remark comes from bhull242, responding to the assertion that the phrases “misinformation and hate” just mean something you disagree with:
How are dying threats, advocacy for genocide, the group of an assault on the nation’s Capitol, claiming vaccines trigger autism, claiming that there’s a secret intercourse trafficking ring run by high-ranking Democrats within the nonexistent basement of a pizzaria in DC, claiming that Sandy Hook and different mass shootings had been hoaxes, claiming that every one/most homosexuals/bisexuals/transgender individuals/blacks/Hispanics/Jews/Muslims are out to destroy America and/or kill white Christian Individuals, claiming that chemical compounds within the water are turning the frogs homosexual, claiming that COVID-19 is a hoax, and many others. not misinformation or hate? How is treating American far-right individuals and their followers in another way from actually everybody else not bending over backwards to create a particular rule?
In second place, it is Baron von Robber responding to the extra particular invocation of the Hunter Biden laptop story as proof of anti-conservative bias:
As a result of the Hunter laptop computer was a joke. Even the reporters for the NY Publish would not signal their names to it, it was so unhealthy. It was failed earlier than it began.
For editor’s selection on the insightful aspect, we have two extra feedback from that put up. The dialog in regards to the Hunter Biden story continued, with the unique commenter insisting they believed it as a result of a scarcity of proof disproving it, garnering this excellent anonymous response:
Human notion of reality is just not binary. You do not have to consider one thing is true simply because you have not seen proof that it’s not, anymore than you need to consider one thing is unfaithful simply because you have not seen proof that it’s.
The extra widespread and likeliest state of affairs is that you do not have sufficient info to make a superb judgment both manner, during which case selecting to faux it have to be true as a result of you have not seen proof to contradict your bias is simply you desirous to consider bullshit.
So large tech are biased towards conservatives, whereas concurrently being run by soulless proper wing libertarians, prioritising conservative content material (Who hasn’t gotten a Prager U propaganda piece or Ben Shapiro clip advisable to them after watching precise information?) and downgrading leftleaning retailers, altering their guidelines to keep away from banning conservatives as a lot as doable and quietly rescinding even the mildest of punishments handed out to anybody on the appropriate as swiftly as they will regardless that they’re nonetheless doing the issues they had been punished for within the first place?
Let’s be sincere, you’ll scream bias till the day conservatives are in the identical place on-line as they’re on speak radio, left fully resistant to struggling the implications of their on-line and left wing content material is excluded from main platforms completely.
Over on the humorous aspect, each our profitable feedback are available in response to a distinct put up: the story of Tennessee politicians asking state faculties to forbid scholar athletes from kneeling through the nationwide anthem. An early nameless remark took first place for humorous, and racked up a whole lot of insightful votes too:
“The flag represents freedom…No, not that freedom…No, not that one both…Okay, okay. The flag represents our freedom to inform you what to do once you take part in our most holy faith: school sportsball.”
In second place, it is one other nameless commenter with another reaction:
I used to be in church the opposite day and I used to be shocked, shocked to see so many individuals kneeling. They knelt after they got here in. They knelt at any time when Jesus was within the room. How disrespectful. They clearly hate God.
For editor’s selection on the humorous aspect, we begin out with a remark from crade about Oracle helping Chinese law enforcement dig through private data:
Essentially the most shocking factor about this text is that Oracle is definitely engaged on one thing that is not a lawsuit
“I’ve turn out to be Overton, shifter of home windows.” – Zuckerberg, most likely
That is all for this week, of us!
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