Skip to comments.Democrat Lawmaker Proclaims Article 'Fake News,' Asks Twitter Exec What He's Going to Do About It
Posted on 11/09/2017 10:44:14 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) made himself the arbiter of "fake news" on Wednesday, pointing to an InfoWars article on the New York City terrorist attack and asking a Twitter executive, "what's your responsibility to set the record straight so that the people who saw this know that it's fake news?"
The InfoWars article in question was titled, "Imam: I Warned DeBlasio About NYC Terror; He Was Too Busy Bashing Trump." For a while on Wednesday, that story was trending at the top when Twitter users went to #NYCTerroristAttack.
But is the report fake news? And who gets to decide?
Speaking at the same hearing of the House intelligence committee, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said, "We all recognize that fake news is in the eye of the beholder many times."
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It is correct that Twitter and Google are not official government entities. So how can I claim that this is a first amandment issue?
The problem occurred during a House Intelligence Committee hearing into “Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.”
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) asked Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett why an Infowars article from Paul Joseph Watson critical of
NY mayor De Blasio appeared appeared at the top of the #NYCTerroristAttack hashtag. Edgett essentially replied that Twitter
would censor non-MSM articles in the future.
WHO decides WHAT and WHO are considered “MSM”?..................
We should send in a 1,000 Letters to the Editor in Quickly’s local paper saying all sorts of things about him.
He picks his nose. He farts in public. He looks at women that are not his wife. He is personally against intimate homosexual relationships. He hates Conservatives. He is prejudice against people that don’t speak English.....
Let him try and censor every form of media. What an A$$hat!
Sean Edgett responded by telling Quigley, The system self-corrected, that shouldnt be the first tweet you see anymore, it should be a USA Today article, before going on to assure the Congressman that only verified accounts and accurate information and reporting (in other words mainstream media only) would be seen in future.
Again, only the government can violate the 1st amendment. Quigley is a congressmean who is telling Twitter to manipulate the order or contents of a list of Tweets following a hashtag. Twitter can censor right wing tweets and then use the excuse "the government made me do it."
It’s only a matter of time before an app appears to counter that..................
An app? I don’t think so. If Twitter deletes a tweet an app would not know it existed, unless the tweet came from the same person and the app saved it. It’s not like them putting fingers in their own ears. It’s like putting fingers in everyone’s ears when they don’t like what you are saying.
I think the Wapo hit piece on Roy Moore is fake news. I demand that it be taken down.
For how many years has the National Enquirer et al been in business?
(And they’ve broken some true stories in that time).
If some people think that the masses don’t know enough not to trust every word they read on the internet (funny, but many people know enough not to believe every word they get from the MSM, so much so that their trust ratings have fallen to historic lows), then sites like Twitter can put a little disclaimer at the top of their page, advising their users to be skeptical and explaining that they haven’t verified the truth of any articles appearing on their site.
That is if such concerns are about anything other than simply trying to protect the propaganda of the powers-that-be.
Congress could pass some new laws regulating Twitter and Google, but that could make things even worse. I am in effect banned from FB because they won’t let me log on or reset my password.
And the Dem congressman tells Twitter that they should censor. First amendment problem.
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