Thursday, June 07, 2018

BigInternet openly works with SPLC.

In a development that surprises no one, the Big Internet firms are working with Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on their "hate" policies.

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for "hate speech" or "hate groups," a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
The SPLC is on a list of "external experts and organizations" that Facebook works with "to inform our hate speech policies," Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja told TheDCNF in an interview.
Facebook consults the outside organizations when developing changes to hate speech policies, Budhraja said, noting that Facebook representatives will typically hold between one and three meetings with the groups.

Not to put too fine a point on it, the SPLC considers the NRA and the Tea Party to be hate groups, and while I've seen no public denouncement, I speculate they may also include the Roman Catholic Church and the US Republican Party as hate groups.

Which is right in line with what we are seeing out of Farcebook, Twitterer and Gloogle these days. Amazoon seems to be moving a little slower on the whole hate thing, maybe that's business managers with a brain or maybe its just inertia, hard to say at this point.

The Phantom

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Micha Elyi said...

What better disguise for a hate group than to pretend to be policing hate groups?

This sneaky tactic works for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

SPLC does consider some schismatic Catholic groups as hate groups. I don't like what those groups do, but "hate group" is not justified.

Brad Hobbs said...

Kind of analogous to the New York Times getting editorial ok from the KKK.