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Title: Former Facebook Official Calls For Verizon, AT&T, Others To Deplatform OANN And Newsmax
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URL Source: https://thepoliticalconservative.co ... to-deplatform-oann-and-newsmax
Published: Jan 19, 2021
Author: staff
Post Date: 2021-01-20 02:02:12 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 50
Comments: 11

Former Facebook Official Calls For Verizon, AT&T, Others To Deplatform OANN And Newsmax

Former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos called for carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and others to deplatform One America News Network (OANN) and Newsmax during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Discussing the ongoing political polarization in America in the wake of the November election and the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Stamos suggested that since people now “are able to seek out the information that makes them feel good,” an incentive exists for some outlets to “become more and more radical.”

“One of the places you can see this is on the fact that you now have competitors to Fox News on their right, OANN and Newsmax, which are carried by all the major cable networks, who are trying now to outflank Fox on the right because the moment Fox [News] introduced any kind of realism into their reporting, immediately a bunch of people chose to put themselves into a sealed ecosystem,” Stamos said. “They can do that both on cable. They can do it online, and that becomes a huge challenge in figuring out how do you bring people back into the mainstream of fact-based reporting and try to get us back into the same consensual reality.”

Stamos went on to suggest that social media companies collaborate together “in the same way they worked on ISIS.”

“There was a collaboration between the tech companies and law enforcement to make it impossible for them to use the internet to recruit and radicalize mostly young Muslim men at the same around the world,” he said. “Now we’re talking about the domestic audience in the United States.”

Before calling for outright deplatforming, the former Facebook insider lamented “extremely radical” influencers on YouTube who have “a larger audience than daytime CNN.”

“It is up to the Facebooks and YouTubes in particular to think about whether or not they want to be effectively cable networks for disinformation,” he said. “And then we have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem that these companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of millions of homes. This is allowing people to seek out information if they really want to, but not pushing it into their faces I think is really where we’re going to have to go here.”

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

So the First Amendment is now expired. These people have no clue. Suppressing speech doesn't solve problems. People will always believe things that are not true, but telling them to shut up has never solved any problems.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-20   2:08:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite, BTP Holdings (#1)

So the First Amendment is now expired.

Not officially, yet. That's why I came here.

Mark Watney  posted on  2021-01-20   2:26:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Mark Watney (#2)

Not officially, yet. That's why I came here.

The server hosting 4um is in Canada, ironically enough.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-20   2:29:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Pinguinite (#3)

The server hosting 4um is in Canada, ironically enough.

Does that mean you have to to do it in French also? Are you in Canada?

Mark Watney  posted on  2021-01-20   2:35:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Mark Watney (#4)

Does that mean you have to to do it in French also? Are you in Canada?

I'm not sure what part of Canada it's in. Could look it up but don't really care right now.

No, I'm much farther south at the moment.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-20   2:36:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Pinguinite (#5)

What globo tech company owns this website? Is it publicly traded? I've looked at this place for awhile but was kind of shy about joining in. Seems there's some pretty sharp posters here. Way out of my league.

Mark Watney  posted on  2021-01-20   2:41:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Mark Watney (#6)

The hosting provider is no secret. It's linode.com. They specialize in linux based VPS systems. They have hosting centers over a good part of the globe and Canada is one. I think there are 3 in the US, one in Japan, a couple in Europe....

It's a good service they offer. I've been a client for maybe about 13 years now.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-20   3:11:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Pinguinite (#7)

I've been a client for maybe about 13 years now.

So you're the boss here or whatever they call you? I don't know much about computer stuff, but I'm trying to learn.

Mark Watney  posted on  2021-01-20   3:28:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Pinguinite (#7)

I'm kind of an old guy, seems you have alot of feisty firebrands here, what's the average age here? I'm in my 60s.

Mark Watney  posted on  2021-01-20   3:48:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Mark Watney (#9)

what's the average age here? I'm in my 60s.

I have no idea. But most of us have been here for 18-19 years, I suspect.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-20   9:51:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Pinguinite, Cynicom, 4um (#10)

But most of us have been here for 18-19 years, I suspect.

Don't sugarcoat it Pin, a lot of us have been posting here since the Civil War.

The first one.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-01-20   10:00:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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