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‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing

Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’

     
1:35 am on Oct 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.

[breitbart.com...]

Contains the full copy of the briefing. Also other collateral articles are available. Some of it is nothing new (what we suspected) but there are a few things surprising.
12:29 pm on Oct 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sheeple need to wake up and understand that Google is actively working to censor the truth that the EARTH IS FLAT.

Look at your lawn, it is flat. Look at your roads, they are flat. What happens when you pour water on a ball? It rolls off and yet our planet is covered by water - proof that the EARTH IS FLAT. Wake up people! Google is censoring the entire world and they are the cause of all that is wrong in my life.

Google is forcing Wikipedia to lie about Breitbart News having published a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories or that it pushes an extremely misogynist, xenophobic, and racist viewpoint. I don't even know what those words mean so they can't be bad. All I know is that the EARTH IS FLAT and that Google is censoring this 100% fact because it feels right in my gut.
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I need to take note of this :) ...
8:01 pm on Oct 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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leaked exclusively to Breitbart News

Presumably because no other outlet cared for it. As before [webmasterworld.com], there's no story here. Still, the report itself is an interesting exploration of the difficulties faced by any company trying to maintain a healthy balance between protecting free speech and policing harmful content. It's a massive leap to then say Google "admits abandonment of free speech" -- unless that fits your agenda, of course.
2:06 am on Oct 11, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Chuckles. It's the messenger not the message. :)

This kind of management of information on the web will eventually get down to the level of biz, just a matter of when, not if.
 

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