Sunday, March 10, 2019

How do you monitor the moderators of social media?; union-compelled speech; a possible explanation for some payment processor bans?

“Full Measure” with Sharyl Atkissonn (on Sinclair stations) examined two particular problems today that seem to bear on free speech concerns for conservatives. 
One was a look at Project Censored and a survey of the problems social media sites have in monitoring content especially for fake news (Tim Pool’s interviews on Joe Rogan and Rubin Report focused on censorship of views seen as extremist right-wing). There was a general consensus among the people whom Sharyl interviewed that there is no objective way to determine who is biased. 

Instead you need to teach literacy and critical thinking in schools going back to an earlier age, maybe even in middle school, in both social studies and English, and science classes. If is very difficult to imagine how even a separate non-profit or agency could monitor for “fake news” without being biased.  It is a recursive problem. 

The program also discussed the problem of mandatory teachers union membership in California, going back to 2009.  Teachers who objected to their union dues being spent on leftist political causes they disagreed with were called bigots in meetings, according to the report. 

The far Left seems to want to compel people to join them and rebroadcast their speech, as a price for having a voice at all.  

I have recently wondered if one or more of the cases of people (“conservative” Internet vloggers) denied normal bank accounts could have had trusts which had been mishandled.   There might be a problem with having a grantor trust and then running campaigns asking for money or patronage (even running fundraisers through Facebook, which Facebook asks members to do after making political posts).  Maybe I’ll check with the “Legal Dissent” live stream on Tuesday nights.  I wonder if thispossibility has been looked at. 
Otherwise, the idea that someone would lose access to a normal bank account from SJW underground pressure on financial companies is unconscionable.

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