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US Senate tech hearing becomes political showdown

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    'Who the hell elected you?' U.S. Senate tech hearing becomes political showdown

    The Republicans were accusing the companies of selective censorship against conservatives.

    The Democrats said the hearings were done for electoral purposes.

    Apparently, the EU will also be considering similar proposals.

     
  2. Shadow Wolf

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    Sounds like the Senate has not a single clue as how to social media moderation actually works (and I only have a clue because of John Oliver's show).
     
  3. PureX

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    They aren't going to be able to discuss the weather right now without turning it into baseless and idiotic accusations. It's a week before the election.
     
  4. exchemist

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    What is interesting is that many Republicans fail to see that the objective is to remove lies from circulation. Because they see the world entirely through a political prism of winning at any cost, they have lost sight of the fact that so many of these "censored" stories are simply lies. The remedy is simple: the political Right must learn once more to stop dealing in falsehoods, inventions, the belittling of science and the general pretence that they can construct their own alternative version of truth. The irony is that it is traditionally the Right that opposes the march of relativism.

    Good thing, though, that there is a bipartisan agreement that these IT companies need their monopolies challenged.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Senate hearings....they usually seem to be nothing more
    than politicians seeking political gain by either berating or
    praising citizens in the hot seat.
    It's not about getting info they didn't already know.
    Or should've known (eg, Zuckerberg owns Facebook,
    not Twitter), but didn't.
     
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