The Race to Censor Internet
If we don’t fight now, conservatives will vanish from the internet
(Conservatives and anyone they don't like or anything they deem "hate speech" an unconstitutional label.)
How can you tell that internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model.
Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by "qualified, accountable human beings" from teams of "40 to 60 journalists." Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor.
"Can trust be monetized?" The Street’s article on News Guard asks. But it isn’t really trust that’s being monetized. It’s censorship. It’s doing the dirty work that Google and Facebook don’t want to do.
The Dems and their media allies have been pressuring Google and Facebook to do something about the "fake news" that they blame for Trump’s win. The big sites outsourced the censorship to media fact checkers. The message was, "Don’t blame us, now you’re in charge."
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