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Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content

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By TIMOTHY A CLARY

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I hope they target ALL forms of extremists! It isnt just about Islam!

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Yes, like banning this "extremist" health website

Natural News had nearly 3 million Facebook followers prior to their ban. The site’s content had previously received permanent bans from Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google News, and Apple, according to Natural News founder, Mike Adams, who calls himself the Health Ranger. Wikipedia lists Natural News as a fake news blog.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/natural-news-hawker-of-vitamins-and-far-right-conspiracies-banned-from-facebook/

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As long as this ONLY targets real nasty types......but I fear this will be used like it is already to limit & ban content ""SOME"" don't like, disagree with all the while allowing certain slants of thought free reign to say as they wish!

We need to ENSURE this doesn't limit speech, INCLUDING stuff we don't like!

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Will it also apply to extremist content by presidents?

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Yeah they will use real extremists as a pretext to ban all content that the powers-that-be don't like, in order to better control the narrative.

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This AFP article is a good example of why nobody trusts the media. They talk about extremists several times and unquestioningly support these tech billionaires censoring content in collusion with various governments. When we already know that basically anyone with opinions they don't like will be labeled an extremist and silenced. The next step is to arrest them, but they are warming up to that.

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It all starts in the home.

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Yes, like banning this "extremist" health website

Looks like a bad site that peddles lies. I'm glad it was banned.

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