Google, Facebook & Twitter Policing Trolls? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Google couldn’t get Hillary Clinton elected president but now they’re going deep into the world of communication as self-appointed scrubbers of “hate speech” online.

Hate speech to you could be Madonna saying at last month’s Washington March that she thinks of “blowing up the White House”.  Hate speech to Google could be posting that you think “Donald Trump makes a better president than Hillary Clinton ever would”.

Silencing those with whom you disagree under the blanket of “hate speech” is a very sneaky business, but when the sneak just happens to be the world’s foremost search engine, sneak turns to snark and there’s no way around it.

For bloggers, commenters and news sites Google’s “hate speech” fence will be much harder to scale than any wall at the U.S. southern border…. [read more]

lhwm opinion: Exactly, who’s definition are these companies going by?

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