Is anyone else greatly disturbed how facebook, google, etc are coming out...

massdebater
massdebater

Is anyone else greatly disturbed how facebook, google, etc are coming out making political statements? It is like STFU, your job is to entertain us and that's it. Seeing them band together and change policies to creepy pro-hillary garbage is a scary glimpse into the future.

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iluvmen
iluvmen

Yeah, I saw those news reports too. I find it odd that anyone would care what the opinion of a store and a search engine would have to say. Furthermore, why would they even be allowed to influence anything pertaining to the political sphere?

likme
likme

national borders are an inconvenience for them so surely you can understand

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

facebook, google, etc are coming out making political statements?

Can you provide examples? And by that I mean, examples of political speech that go beyond serving their economic interest, i.e. beyond lobbying for or against certain regulations because they negatively impact the business they're conducting.

Is anyone else greatly disturbed

I mean, they're private entities. They're entitled to whatever opinion they want. I'm not exactly disturbed by the plethora of businesses speaking out for conservative values either. If the business is the same, I don't care. And if it isn't, I can always vote with my feet and say "fuck you" to them. I'm not on Facebook. I block cookies from Google. I don't need them, why would their political position "disturb" me "greatly"?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

so corporations are people with a protected right to political speech until they disagree with you?

Conservatism is dying. Let it go.

eGremlin
eGremlin

You sound like you eat a lot of mayonnaise.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

This. I use Bing.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

TLDR - google has been making power moves in conflict countries traditionally reserved for nation states for some time now.

Nojokur
Nojokur

What's the problem with Hillary? Are super conservatives not a fucking problem?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

You sound like you eat a lot of mayonnaise.

A bit off-topic, but why not. Strangely enough, I've never had any in my whole life.

links to a literal ad for a book by a moronic narcissist loudmouth

Got any walls of text from less dubious sources? It may or may not be true what he writes, but I just fucking hate Assange and refuse to take anything coming from him seriously. He's a whiney unprincipled bitch.

Hillary, Trump - honestly, it's the same shit. Elitist egomaniacs bending the law for personal gain, completely out of touch with reality.

Emberfire
Emberfire

I'm not exactly disturbed by the plethora of businesses speaking out for conservative values either

I wouldn't be that disturbed by that either. But it doesn't happen nearly as often. And when it does, the business gets demonized, like Chick fil a.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Google, Facebook, and Amazon are the new Evil Empire.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Facebook essentially started the "fake news" trend as a means of censorship

conservativism is dying
Majority in all levels of government
Will have a Supreme Court majority over the next eight years

Nice fake news

w8t4u
w8t4u

Will have a Supreme Court majority over the next eight years

More like over the next fourty. You know Trump's replacements will be younguns.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

More like over the next fourty.
justices become more moderate over time. They start worrying about legacy.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Says increasingly nervous man...

viagrandad
viagrandad

And when it does, the business gets demonized, like Chick fil a.

They haven't gone under, so they must get some business and there's a substantial group that lauds them for their position. You can't exactly look at liberal outlets as the end-all be-all. One man's evil is another man's virtue. You could make your argument for this very thread - isn't OP demonizing Facebook and Google for speaking out? Same shit! As a business you just pick a side, pander to them and get demonized by the other. That's pretty much how the public works these days.

Facebook essentially started the "fake news" trend as a means of censorship

Help me out here, how exactly did this happen? How were they actively involved in "starting the trend"? They're a platform for people to post whatever crackpot theories they come up with. Of course there will be a lot of fake shit. The first allegations against Facebook were by conservatives that their content is less prominent. Then the allegations of the progressives came in, that Facebook promotes fake news. Now we're probably back to Facebook being a target of conservatives. I don't think Facebook as a company has promoted an agenda - they just react to whatever public backlash they're facing. They changed a lot of shit due to critizism from both sides. I'll give you that their employees are likely to be mostly progressive and that will probably shine through to the decision making, but I don't believe the company itself has officially picked a side and is trying to actively suppress the other. Both sides are seeing their ads, why would they sabotage their own business? (not that anything would be wrong with a private business picking a side either)

Sidenote: We've all been nicely conned into this discussion. Classic OP = "1 post by this ID" thread.

Bidwell
Bidwell

to disregard a weighty statement about how supranational corporations interfere with national politics around the world because you don't like the character of the man who tells you speaks volume about your own user

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

bro, we're just looking for some concise, factual examples of political speech by google. not a tl;dr formal analysis

girlDog
girlDog

If you know someone's biased and full of shit - disregarding them is hardly a deep character flaw. Sure, there will come a time when your heuristic leads to missing out on the amazing needle in a heystack of shit, but somehow avoiding wading through shit still seems worth it.

We do this all the time, pick your poison. I won't hold it against anyone outright disregarding Jezebel, tumblr or Sarkeesian the same way I won't hold it against anyone disregarding Infowars, Breitbart or Assange. I'd rather cut out the fringe nutters and miss the occasional masterpiece than read all of their insane drivel in hopes of finding something worth-while.

Btw, should you be the odd one out, not disregarding anything because of the speaker and evaluating everything on its merrits alone - hats off, you're a better man than me with more time and patience.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Rule 82 of Proper Jewery
Limit political identities to people who do not owe you money, stay neutrality towards those intent to pay you.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Fucking ferengi man

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

As someone from outside the USA, I couldn't care less about whether your country is ""conservative"", """"liberal"""", or whatever.

But hillary and her pro-TTIP stance did concern me. Thank god she won't be able to push that shit on us for a while.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I know inforwars and related stuff can be a bit nutty at times, but it's hardly the same as
jezebel
sarkeesian
That's some bottom tier retard crap. Anyone who reads that shit and enjoys it non-ironically has got to have some severe IQ deficit.

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