Although the Westminster terror attack is still filling the print and broadcast news and the usual conspiracy theories about it’s being a false flag incident start to circulate, attention is turning to the role of technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter in the process of radicalisation. Google stands accused of providing easy access to online terror manuals while Boris Johnson demanded social media platforms crack down on “corrupting and polluting” messages. (Daily Telegraph)
These companies are not ignorant of the dangers of unmoderated access to internet publishing facilities. All three have claimed their efforts to eliminate ‘hate speech’ have been increased and the response to violent and extremist material on their platforms in recent years – deleting posts, working with law enforcement and generating “counter-narratives”.
This is bollocks of course, what they have done is set up censorship of posts which criticize Islam, question the mainstream narrative on controversial issues like climate change, uncontrolled mass immigration or globalisation. There has never been any effort to moderate the incitement of Muslim hate preachers or thecalls by Muslim religious fanatics for a jihad to exterminate the infidels (that’s you and me) yet people have been banned for asking why the police forces of secular nations are told by government to take no action on immigrant crime for fear of raising inter – racial tensions.And the internet companies have entered agreements with governments to take action against “Islamophobia” (whatever than means), “homophobia”, “transphobia” and so on, while critics of these politically correct idiocies can face online bullying and death threats simply for having opinions that differ from what the ‘liberal’ fascists are willing to allow.
All this has been done in collaboration with the regime of US President Barack Hussein Obama. And far from opposing the spread of extremism, furthering understanding of science and promoting tolerance and cooperation between nations and cultures, it actually achieves the opposite effect.
So what could internet companies be doing?
First, they could introduce identity verification requirements to deter users from publicly sharing violent and hateful material. Facebook and Twitter don’t demand users’ real names, while Google lets them use services such as Youtube without any account at all. Mandating that consumers create profiles using their actual identity and home address (with a legal requirement that this information is never published, sold or shared) would be controversial, but would dampen the spread of extremism by making anonymity more difficult. And finally, instead of being racist towards fair skinned people of European ethnicity, they could try experimenting with that most liberal of all principles and having one set of rules which apply to all equally. No special cases.
Or Google’s semi – autistic twins Page and Brin, Cocksuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates (the philanthropist who wants to eradicate poverty by reducing the population to ten per cent of its present level), Spiegel, Murphy and Brown of Snapchat and all the other Silicon Valley social media wankers could simply admit they are greedy, selfish, power crazed, misanthropic cunts who have happily collaborated with the CIA, NSA and GCHQ global surveillance projects and then fuck the fucking fuck off.
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