Your FB censors include some Chinese Communist nationals

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Facebook is importing censors from one of the most oppressive nations in the world – Communist China, the NY Post reports.

There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering, and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy Web site DeepAI.org puts it.

When it comes to censorship on social media, that means “teaching” the Facebook code, so certain content ends up at the top of your newsfeed, a feat that earns the firm’s software wizards discretionary bonuses, per the ex-insider. It also means making sure other content “shows up dead-last.”

They are Chinese nationals, and they take this censorship back to China to oppress that nation after they oppress Americans.

It all makes for perhaps the most chillingly sophisticated censorship mechanism in human history. “What they don’t do is ban a specific pro-Trump hashtag,” says the ex-insider. Instead, “content that is a little too conservative, they will down-rank. You can’t tell it’s censored.”

FB responded by saying it’s fine. They don’t influence policy.

A Facebook spokesperson denied that these employees influence broader policies. “We are a stronger company because our employees come from all over the world. Our standards and policies are public, including about our third-party fact-checking program, and designed to apply equally to content across the political spectrum. With over 35,000 people working on safety and security issues at Facebook, the insinuation that these employees have an outsized influence on our broader policies or technology is absurd.”

Yeah, sure.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I spoke about this long ago and warned facebook users but they kicked me off facebook for telling that facebook,, (MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS FLEECEBOOK or FECESBOOK), IS A COMMUNIST CONTROLLED PROPAGANDA VOICE…………..
    Wake up Americans the left wing is controlling your free speech
    This is a ‘PUBLIC FORUM’ and subject to lawsuit.
    The owner of facebook needs to be arrested for espionage as does Georgie Soros & Adam Schiftless Schiff

  2. Everyone has heard of Shadow Banning on Facebook. The policy began years ago, at least, prior to the 2016 election. Shadow Banning is a process where comments that are made are not distributed publicly. To the commentor it appears on their feed, as if it has been posted, but, in truth, it went to no one. Early on, few experienced this form of censorship, however, since then, the practice is the rule, rather than the norm, when censors disagree with the content in the comment attempting to be shared. Another, more violent method of censorship that Facebook employs is to post a decidedly Conservative point of view to only Liberal participants news feeds. The backlash that the Conservative commentor receives from the Liberal participants outweighs the Conservative’s ability to respond to each attack in a measured, and logical manner. It is a demoralizing, rude, and mean technique of censorship which discourages, in this case, the Conservative commentor, from posting subsequent Conservative points of view. It is using a technique of gang mentality used by tyrants and dictators like Stalin, and Mao, to silence dissenting voices, or moreover, anyone who isn’t in the gang. I suspect this technique of censorship was employed only after it was suggested by Chinese Communist Party members working for Facebook. It is certainly not the American Way, where all points of view are allowed, and considered, in order to make clear to all the best point of view available to decide upon any issue. All I can really add is, Facebook, shame on you. This form of censorship, and all forms of political censorship cannot, and will not, stand for long.

  3. They don’t have a first amendment there and other places where the H-1B replacements come from. Freedom of speech, assembly, religion, right to petition, are bugs and not features in glorious worker’s utopias.
    Now our good buddy allies in the CCP wouldn’t send any agents out would they?
    Naw, it is a globalist utopia after all.

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