King Zuckerberg Fawned Over At Hearings
Mark Zuckerberg was treated as royalty when he appeared before House and Senate Committees in two days of hearings. Most of the Congressmen and Senators fawned over him, while a handful actually posed important questions. Of note was the fact that he was not testifying under oath.
Zuckerberg denied censoring conservative sites. He claimed the Diamond and Silk censoring was “an enforcement error“. There have been a lot of “enforcement errors”, it would seem, against conservative sites.
Mark Zuckerberg replied; “Congresswoman, we don’t think what we are doing is censoring speech, I think there are types of content like terrorism which I think we all agree we don’t want to have on our service, so we build a system that can identify those and can remove that content and we’re very proud of that work.” Blackburn took Zuckerberg to task saying; “let me tell you something right now, Diamond and Silk is not terrorism.”
This was a reference to YouTube commentators Diamond and Silk who recently found their Facebook page limited on the platform. Zuckerberg admitted this was a mistake earlier in the hearing when representative Joe Barton asked; “‘Please ask Mr. Zuckerberg why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk. Facebook called them unsafe to the community, that is ludicrous, they hold conservative views, that isn’t unsafe.’ What’s your response to that?”
In the fantasy world that Mark Zuckerberg lives in, censoring speech is not censoring speech.
Like a lot of high tech gurus, Zuckerberg believes Artificial Intelligence (AI) will solve all our problems.
King Zuckerberg envisions the day when computers (AI) will be smarter than humans and will decide what we can, or cannot, post on Facebook, or anywhere. In his fantasy land, there will be no “hate speech”, though he cannot give a definition of said “hate speech”. AI will decide. But who will program the AI computers? And what input will they give these AI computers? Garbage in; garbage out. An algorithm will decide your fate and mine. It is a dystopian future we face, if what we say, write or even think, is decided by an algorithm.
No thanks, Mark. You are not King, as much as you would like to be.