Skip to comments.Mark Penn Warns Silicon Valley Censorship Could Have ‘Big Influence’ on Elections
Posted on 08/28/2018 6:39:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
In an appearance on Fox News Channels Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday evening, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn warned censorship by Big Tech could significantly influence elections.
A partial transcript follows:
TUCKER CARLSON: So, Im fascinated by the Alex Jones story because it was Alex Jones, almost no conservatives rose to his defense because the idea was Alex Jones, ew, yuck. But, its not really about Alex Jones, is it? Its about the idea that companies can make it impossible for your voice to be heard. Is that a precedent we should feel comfortable with?
MARK PENN: I think you have to be worried about big tech becoming big brother
PENN: Because this used to be neutral platforms that said we are open to free expression, thats our core value, and now they said, not so much. With particularly Facebook hiring 10,000 new sensors on top of another 10,000 and having roving censoring box looking for content. Look, I never read Alex Jones but here somebody with millions of followers, publicly accountable for his speech operating within Supreme Court standards,yanked from media. Thats a surprise to me. Thats is the platforms are no longer as open as they presented themselves to be.
CARLSON: And its not just him. There are many like him whove been yanked like him less known, but still. This has political implications. You ran and managed campaigns for so long, this must of occurred. A lot of our political debate takes place on social media platforms. So, if they clamp down on one side of the debate, why wouldnt that influence an elections outcome?
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FACEBOOK IS A PUBLICLY-HELD COMPANY SUBJECT TO SEC RULES
The SEC looks askance when publicly-held companies misrepresent their value to investors and/or falsify Annual Reports.
This Facebook Prospectus is what Zuckerberg used to dupe investors when he went public.
The prospectus describe "a public forum where all viewpoints are equally tolerated."
That's what he said....what he did was radically different.
THESE ARE ZUCKERBURG'S WORDS---From Facebook's IPO Prospectus dated May 3, 2012:
Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with their friends and family, to discover what is going on in the world around them, and to share and express what matters to them to the people they care about.
Developers can use the Facebook Platform to build applications (apps) and websites that integrate with Facebook to reach our global network of users and to build products that are more personalized, social, and engaging.
Advertisers can engage with more than 900 million monthly active users (MAUs) on Facebook or subsets of our users based on information they have chosen to share with us such as their age, location, gender, or interests. We offer advertisers a unique combination of reach, relevance, social context, and engagement to enhance the value of their ads.
We believe that we are at the forefront of enabling faster, easier, and richer communication between people and that Facebook has become an integral part of many of our users daily lives. We have experienced rapid growth in the number of users and their engagement.
How We Create Value for Users
Our top priority is to build useful and engaging products that enable you to:
Connect with Your Friends. With more than 900 million MAUs worldwide, our users are increasingly able to find and stay connected with their friends, family, and colleagues on Facebook.
Discover and Learn. We believe that users come to Facebook to discover and learn more about what is going on in the world around them, particularly in the lives of their friends and family and with public figures and organizations that interest them.
Express Yourself. We enable our users to share and publish their opinions, ideas, photos, and activities to audiences ranging from their closest friends to our 900 million users, giving every user a voice within the Facebook community.
Control What You Share. Through Facebooks privacy and sharing settings, our users can control what they share and with whom they share it.
Experience Facebook Across the Web. Through apps and websites built by developers using the Facebook Platform, our users can interact with their Facebook friends while playing games, listening to music, watching movies, reading news, and engaging in other activities.
Stay Connected with Your Friends on Mobile Devices. Through the combination of our mobile sites, smartphone apps, and feature phone products, users can bring Facebook with them on mobile devices wherever they go. Foundations of the Social Web
We believe that the web, including the mobile web, is evolving to become more social and personalized. This evolution is creating more rewarding experiences that are centered on people, their connections, and their interests. We believe that the following elements form the foundation of the social web:
Authentic Identity. We believe that using your real name, connecting to your real friends, and sharing your genuine interests online create more engaging and meaningful experiences. Representing yourself with your authentic identity online encourages you to behave with the same norms that foster trust and respect in your daily life offline.
Authentic identity is core to the Facebook experience, and we believe that it is central to the future of the web. Our terms of service require you to use your real name and we encourage you to be your true self online, enabling us and Platform developers to provide you with more personalized experiences.
Social Graph. The Social Graph represents the connections between people and their friends and interests. Every person or entity is represented by a point within the graph, and the affiliations between people and their friends and interests form billions of connections between the points. Our mapping of the Social Graph enables Facebook and Platform developers to build more engaging user experiences that are based on these connections.
Social Distribution. Over time, people are consuming and creating more kinds of information at a faster pace across a broader range of devices. The growing volume of information makes it challenging to find meaningful and trusted content and to effectively make your voice heard. Facebook organizes and prioritizes content and serves as a powerful social distribution tool delivering to users what we believe they will find most compelling based on their friends and interests.
Express what matters to them?
Richer communication between people?
Integral part of users' daily lives?
Discover and learn more about what is going on in the world around them, particularly in the lives of their friends and family and with public figures and organizations that interest them?
We enable our users to share and publish their opinions, ideas, photos, and activities to audiences ranging from their closest friends to our 900 million users, giving every user a voice within the Facebook community?
The growing volume of information makes it challenging to find meaningful and trusted content and to effectively make your voice heard. Facebook organizes and prioritizes content and serves as a powerful social distribution tool delivering to users what we believe they will find most compelling based on their friends and interests?
It is entirely possible that these activities and social media's exclusionary practices may have violated federal laws that may include, but not be limited, to:
<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §1341, Mail Fraud, 18 U.S.C.§1001, Presenting a False Document to an Agent of the US Government for funding (may involve several felonies and could include forgery);
<><> 18 U.S.C.§1027 False statements and concealment of facts in relation to documents required by ERISA enacted 1974 and other possible offenses including civil and/or criminal RICO violations.
<><> 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68 (RICO Act)18 U.S.C. §1001 (making false Statements to Agents of the US Government,
<><> 18 U.S.C. §241(Conspiracies Against Civil Rights). Violation of Civil Rights under Color of law and conspiracy. Conspiring with others to violate 4th amendment rights.
<><> Possibly full investigations centering on RICO conspiracies under 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) could be warranted because (1) the persons (2) were employed by or associated with a public enterprise (3) that engaged in or affected interstate commerce and that (4) the persons operated or managed the enterprise (5) through a pattern (6) of racketeering activity, and (7) the taxpayers were injured by reason of the pattern of racketeering activity.
<><> Alleged Offenses could include Violation of Rights which prohibits in relevant part, two or more persons (from conspiring) to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District
<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §2 41 Conspiracy Against Constitutional mandates in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of having so exercised the same . . . See, 18 U.S.C. §241.
Taxpayers should demand the following agencies commence investigations at once:
<><> FBI Wire Fraud Division
<><> IRS-Fraud Unit
<><> Department of Justices Office of the Inspector General,
<><> Department of Commerces Office of Inspector General.
<><> DOJs Criminal Division Public Integrity Section
<><> DOJ Criminal DivisionOrganized Crime and Gang Section.
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Don’t use FB.
He is right.
Zuckerberg and his globalist geek buddies are out to turn the midterms against Trump and get him impeached.
They are running a public forum and this needs to be stopped.
Duh....that’s WHY they’re doing it!
Google is doing its own censoring via Gmail and wherever else they can, in my opinion. I was having trouble with an email about something political. I changed the subject line to Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe and the email was sent immediately!
They’re reading subject lines and possibly text in emails they think are political and making it difficult to send. They send you a note saying you’re sending out Spam or too many emails.
I don’t know who Tucker has been talking to. I saw LOTS of conservatives who don’t like Alex Jones speak up for him.
First they came for Alex Jones...
That was,without a doubt,a VERY interesting——and frightening,interview.
Everyone,on both sides of the aisle,should see it.
Actually this is their jump the shark moment. Facebook advertising is a complete waste right now. Usage has dropped way off due to this issue and the data privacy issue. They kinda blew it. The deep state must view taking back the House as their last gasp.
Ann Coulter: They are claiming they can do what they want because they are not publications, they are posting sites. But as soon as they start editing, they are publications, and they then have to obey the law on free speech.
Not an exact quote. From her in-person speech Sunday.
It could well help the Republicans.
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