Donald Trump is getting fact checked on Twitter, and he is not happy

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greg0205

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Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

At a Twitter all-hands meeting on March 22, an employee asked a blunt question: Twitter has largely eradicated Islamic State propaganda off its platform. Why can’t it do the same for white supremacist content?

An executive responded by explaining that Twitter follows the law, and a technical employee who works on machine learning and artificial intelligence issues went up to the mic to add some context. (As Motherboard has previously reported, algorithms are the next great hopefor platforms trying to moderate the posts of their hundreds of millions, or billions, of users.)


With every sort of content filter, there is a tradeoff, he explained. When a platform aggressively enforces against ISIS content, for instance, it can also flag innocent accounts as well, such as Arabic language broadcasters. Society, in general, accepts the benefit of banning ISIS for inconveniencing some others, he said.

In separate discussions verified by Motherboard, that employee said Twitter hasn’t taken the same aggressive approach to white supremacist content because the collateral accounts that are impacted can, in some instances, be Republican politicians.

The employee argued that, on a technical level, content from Republican politicians could get swept up by algorithms aggressively removing white supremacist material. Banning politicians wouldn’t be accepted by society as a trade-off for flagging all of the white supremacist propaganda, he argued.
 

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What is this? Twit- or twat-checking using Fake News media to check on Trumptard? Shame, desperate. Of course the Twatterati will lap it up.
 

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These are the same people that would for example call preferring white sexual partners "white supremacy"..... they see white supremacy everywhere whether it exists or not..... if they could they would gladly ban all republicans on "suspicion of white supremacy" and seem to think they are a kind of secret police.
 

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BBC version:

P.S. They obviously don't have their version of the ICC to regulate parties, because the elections are run by the states, and the FCC has no mandate over social media.
 

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These are the same people that would for example call preferring white sexual partners "white supremacy"..... they see white supremacy everywhere whether it exists or not..... if they could they would gladly ban all republicans on "suspicion of white supremacy" and seem to think they are a kind of secret police.
Please make the case for *not* banning the following users:

Anders Breivik
George Zimmerman
The American Nazi Party
David Duke
Richard Spencer
Milo Yiannopoulos
Tommy Robinson
Martin Shkreli
Alex Jones
Laura Loomer
Jacob Wohl
Jack Burkman

Then please post a list of Republican politicians with permabans.

I'll wait...
 

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That isn't surprising. If you built an ML system to flag full blown Stalinist Communism in tweets , some "social democrat" politicians would get flagged like that as well. It goes with the territory with putting a sharp dividing line over something as fuzzy as someone's political views.

The real question you should ask yourself is why Twitter doesn't view the dangers of left wing extremism as much of a threat as right wing extremism? Why aren't they looking at ML systems that flag people who want the government to violate property rights?
 

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Even though Trump can act like a numpty sometimes shouldn't the democrats be fact checked as well? As well as anyone from CNN, especially Fredo
 

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Please make the case for *not* banning the following users:

Anders Breivik
George Zimmerman
The American Nazi Party
David Duke
Richard Spencer
Milo Yiannopoulos
Tommy Robinson
Martin Shkreli
Alex Jones
Laura Loomer
Jacob Wohl
Jack Burkman

Then please post a list of Republican politicians with permabans.

I'll wait...
If being obnoxious was a bannable offence then most of twitter would be banned, there is no even handedness in banning people for believing something you disagree with unless it directly goes against a core belief of the platform. If twitter actually has core beliefs it is not a completely open platform and should readily admit that.

Locking down a kind of belief actually honestly believed only encourages it on other platforms and in the eyes of the banned vindicates it.

EDIT: as much of a provocative ass as milo is he does provide some of the best entertainment. This greek jewish fabulous faggot white supremacist homophobe married to a black man..... he simply overloads leftist minds.
 
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Please make the case for *not* banning the following users:

Anders Breivik
George Zimmerman
The American Nazi Party
David Duke
Richard Spencer
Milo Yiannopoulos
Tommy Robinson
Martin Shkreli
Alex Jones
Laura Loomer
Jacob Wohl
Jack Burkman

Then please post a list of Republican politicians with permabans.

I'll wait...
Is that a list of people who are white supremacists? Because if it is, then your definition of it is absolute garbage.
 
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