Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Why Not Charge Zuckerberg With Lying to Congress?

In testimony to the US Senate in October 2020, Mark Zuckerberg pointed to the company’s transparency reports, which he said show that “we are proactively identifying, I think it’s about 94 percent of the hate speech we ended up taking down.”

Turns out that was a lie.

Thanks to Haugen, we finally know the takedown rate, and it is dismal. According to internal documents, more than 95 percent of hate speech shared on Facebook stays on Facebook. Zuckerberg boasted to Congress that Facebook took down 12 million pieces of hate speech in Groups, but based on the leaked estimate, we now know that around 250 million pieces of hate speech were likely left up.

Charge his ass and let him explain to a jury how Facebook wasn't cooking the books on how it treated hate speech. If the government moves on this, I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that Zuckerberg will be taking up residence in his escape-estate in New Zealand.[1]
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[1] I'm presuming that he has one and that he had it decorated to look like something out of Lord of the Rings.

1 comment:

JustMusing said...

Headlines New Zealand Herald- Metamorphosis: Zuckerberg Sheds Skin & Becomes Smaug!

Becomes a worldwide menace - Eats all blogs and DM platforms in 24 Hours.

World authorities appear helpless to stop the ravaging.

What's that you say?

Never mind, it all ready happened. Old news.