There are rightful concerns in America today about the growing power of social media, and the gatekeepers for whom the algorithms are designed to please.
Much of the issue lies in the social-justice world, where internet users shame one another for even the slightest bit of accidental ignorance on cultural issues, all in hopes of making themselves appear more worldly and attractive online.
There’s a reason that a great many social justice warriors are young and unmarried; virtue-signaling is nothing more than a mating ritual for the leftist youth.
In an effort to continue to capture these young social media users, companies such as Twitter have taken a hard stance against whatever these social justice warriors have decided is the “evil of the week”… A concept that could change with even the slightest breeze.
Jack Dorsey, head of Twitter, is now admitting that his platform was likely too eager to please these societal weathervanes.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the platform has been too aggressive in banning certain accounts during a wide-ranging discussion about how right-wing activists have been treated.
During an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, the tech executive and his chief legal officer, Vijaya Gadde, discussed a range of controversies surrounding Twitter’s banning of accounts in the wake of harassment, hate speech or other violations of its policies.
The company has been accused by people on all sides of the political spectrum of allowing extremism to flourish and having policies that are not enforced or are applied arbitrarily.
The discussion touched on several controversial topics but focused mostly on the “learn to code” tweets that were sent to journalists as part of a coordinated harassment campaign last month. The memes, which originated on 4chan, were then shared by a wider number of Twitter accounts and contained threatening or violent language and images.
Unfortunately, this lesson has not taken hold in all corners of the internet, with Amazon.com being accused today of anti-conservatism via the unacceptable tactic of book-banning.
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