Another censorship controversy has erupted as Reddit CEO (((Steve Huffman))) took down the large, extensive Pizzagate discussion. Yes, having visited the site, there is a certain degree of vigilantism in play. However, that is only natural when justice is not being served. Someone important doesn’t want Comet Pizza or John Podesta being discussed, as evidenced by the recent NY Times article in which TNN got a mention [See: ‘The New York Times ‘Fact Checks’ Pizzagate, Labels New Nationalist Fake News“].
In addition, it has been revealed that Huffman and his admin doctored and changed comments on the site. Meanwhile, Reddit still openly permits a site by the name of “A Place for Pedos and Friends of Pedos.” Since law enforcement is not to be trusted and may be infiltrated, citizen investigators may want to pass on entering this link.
Facebook founder (((Mark Zuckerberg))) and his sister, Randi Zuckerberg, make no bones about their views on anonymity. They want it gone. Zuckerberg does a poor job playing the role of protector of free speech as well. In an open-mic conversation between Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Germany’s President Angela Merkel, they revealed how the CEO could ban user posts critical of Merkel’s immigration policy. On Saturday, Mark Zuckerburg issued a statement on controlling their new buzz word: “fake news.” Now Merkel has gotten in on the ploy, blaming “fake news” on Russians. The (((Washington Post))) has concocted and reinforced this with a piece of their own.
At the same time banning and ending anonymity is being incorporated, Canada is turning something as basic and fundamental as an individual’s boycott against Israel into a “hate-speech crime.” The new 16-point Trump policy on Israel formalizes this.
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, has also joined the end-of-privacy fray. His commentary is nebulous and full of wormholes. He said,“We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media — sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” What does this even mean?