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Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

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By Prakash SINGH

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Translation.

Social media is about to get "moderated"

Wait till you see how the big boys like facebook and Twitter start censoring you.

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Burning Bush

Yes. They will say a hateful commentator was influenced by so-and-so’s platform, and then use the violent language of the commentator as an excuse to de-platform.

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This is just to help the powers-that-be control the narrative.

If they were sincere about "stemming disinformation", they would block practically everything from the mainstream media and politicians...

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Whole point of social media is meant to be anonymity and freedom to say what you want. The fact that it brings out the worst in some folks is a statement on people, not the medium. Once moderated it is likely to quickly lose its allure.

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Wait till you see how the big boys like facebook and Twitter start censoring you

start censoring all that hate tweets with no facts to back them up, awesome. some groups will disappear into insignificance

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Whole point of social media is meant to be anonymity and freedom to say what you want.

And I thought the whole point was to be "social." Silly me.

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Whole point of social media is meant to be anonymity and freedom to say what you want. The fact that it brings out the worst in some folks is a statement on people, not the medium. Once moderated it is likely to quickly lose its allure.

The usually bring up examples of the worst of people as an excuse ban people, but in reality they end up banning lots of good folks (many are not anonymous) who never said anything bad, just because certain people did not like it.

But I agree that they are quickly losing their allure, and many people are moving towards alternative sites to get the information they want/need.

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The usually bring up examples of the worst of people as an excuse ban people, but in reality they end up banning lots of good folks (many are not anonymous) who never said anything bad, just because certain people did not like it.

That's correct. This move is an attempt to fix that.

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Literally every comment in this thread shows the posters don’t understand what a decentralized system means.

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Did Jack do one of those keto diets? He looks ill. Needs a filter or three...

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Social media is about to get "moderated"

What about all those paid trolls and shills at the behest of governments (like the Kremlin's IRA)? How do we control their attempts to spread hate, division and misinformation?

Perhaps you're not the best person to ask.

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I'm really curious how people think this decentralized platform would be moderated. On a technical level, how does that work?

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To be clear, as a guy who owns two tech companies, I don't see how it would be possible for a centralized agency/organization to do so, but posters here seem certain that this will lead to this, so they apparently are more in the know than I am.

No one has actually explained it though.

Personally, to me, this seems a good move. But I'm open to having missed something.

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"to stem disinformation"

That's quite humorous! Disinformation, like the Russian Collusion hoax? The many false narratives published by the "unbiased" media?

Fact-checking the fact-checkers who are terminally left-biased? Right.....

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Disinformation, like the Russian Collusion

Yes.

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So will Trumps account be removed?

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Every great reformer in history would have been banned had guys like Dorsey had their way back then.

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So will Trumps account be removed?

He does clearly have a few shill accounts that immediately follow all of his posts before the bulk of the tweets that follow that totally slate him.

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Won't be social media anymore if one can't speak their mind.

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