Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech

So, this was never about Free Speech. This was all about corralling speech and then slicing it all up.

In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship.

“It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.”

That, my friend, is too much power for one company to have.

So, after ISIS, the next step will be stop those evil gay-hating Christians.

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