16 votes

White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints

10 comments

  1. [5]
    sublime_aenima Link
    This seems like a terrible idea just waiting to have bots and trolls flood it with false reports.

    This seems like a terrible idea just waiting to have bots and trolls flood it with false reports.

    13 votes
    1. [4]
      The_Fad Link Parent
      Why do you think they kept it so insecure? Tinfoil hat time: This is a way for the Trump administration to collect up to date personal information about their supporters so they can better target...

      Why do you think they kept it so insecure? Tinfoil hat time:

      This is a way for the Trump administration to collect up to date personal information about their supporters so they can better target their ads and campaign strategy, while also serving as a bucket in which to collect "examples" of unjust censorship being levied against the administration's supposed supporters so they can be leveraged as a campaign tool.

      17 votes
      1. [2]
        sublime_aenima Link Parent
        I don’t think there’s any tin foil hat needed, that’s exactly what the site is being used for. However, it looks simple enough to have lots of false data fed to it.

        I don’t think there’s any tin foil hat needed, that’s exactly what the site is being used for. However, it looks simple enough to have lots of false data fed to it.

        11 votes
        1. KapteinB Link Parent
          I'm not convinced. It would be much more useful as a data collection tool if it was harder to manipulate. As it is it will just be completely flooded with offers for penis enlargement pills. I...

          I'm not convinced. It would be much more useful as a data collection tool if it was harder to manipulate. As it is it will just be completely flooded with offers for penis enlargement pills.

          I wouldn't be surprised if this was started as a spur of the moment thing by Trump. Angry over losing Twitter followers and convinced conservatives are being censored, he demanded a tool his cultists can use to report such censorship. His henchen had to slap it together quickly, on a shoestring budget and without the necessary technical expertise. This is the result.

          Hanlon's razor.

          7 votes
  2. vakieh Link
    Lol. "We Me the government have seen an increase in censorship on social media through our complaints portal and will enact legislation to ban banning". America you are right fucked, sort your...

    Lol. "We Me the government have seen an increase in censorship on social media through our complaints portal and will enact legislation to ban banning".

    America you are right fucked, sort your life out.

    9 votes
  3. [4]
    Deimos Link
    The EFF is trying to get a (redacted) copy of all submissions made through this: EFF Files Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request for Submissions to the White House’s Platform Moderation Tool

    The EFF is trying to get a (redacted) copy of all submissions made through this: EFF Files Freedom of Information (FOIA) Request for Submissions to the White House’s Platform Moderation Tool

    6 votes
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      suspended Link Parent
      I've never looked into who, exactly, is behind the EFF. Would you happen to know more about this?

      I've never looked into who, exactly, is behind the EFF. Would you happen to know more about this?

      1. [2]
        Deimos Link Parent
        I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but a lot of people and organizations are involved. These two pages on their site are probably the best to look at: About EFF and People.

        I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but a lot of people and organizations are involved.

        These two pages on their site are probably the best to look at: About EFF and People.

        1. suspended Link Parent
          I'm embarrassed that I missed, somehow, the staff page. Thanks!

          I'm embarrassed that I missed, somehow, the staff page. Thanks!

          1 vote