The Anti-Free Speech Nazi types in charge of Twitter struck again on Thursday night by nailing this blog’s account on there for making a harmless joky off-the-cuff reply to a tweet on their stupid website.
Prominent environment correspondant type person on there Steve Milloy posted a video of the stupidest man in American politics, epic failure former Democrat Presidential Candidate John Kerry being quoted in a TV interview as “wanting to get all the carbon out of the atmosphere” in an attempt to look more knowledgeable than he really is at his new climate job.
For the past couple of years many questions have been asked about the impartiality of well known popular social media companies.
Over the course of tonight’s dinner and flitting between eating and checking my twitter timeline I noticed that Facebook and Twitter have done it again, getting it in the neck from a number of prominent figures, with Senator Hawley and Senator Ted Cruz leading the charge.
One of the first news stories I came across today was ex. Culture Committee Chairman Damien Collins calling for British Ministers to copy the Aussies in making Google and Facebook pay for news content.
Ministers must follow Australia by making Facebook and Google pay for UK news media content to prevent the ‘death of the industry’, ex-Culture Committee chair Damian Collins says https://t.co/RA44exMycl (cobblers! all they do is steer people to the content with a brief snippet…
This doesn’t really make much sense to me as a nearly 21-year veteran of using the Interweb, as these platforms are mostly intended as a place to promote content with a snippet like the one above in order to help drive traffic to the news websites.
This is a concept so simple that even a Bernie Sanders supporter can make instructional videos about it telling people how to promote their content online, and then make money with it.
Suddenly Google seems to have worked properly now I’ve tweeted out the issue prior to starting this article.
But I’ve noticed similar issues on Google before, for instance doing searches about Obama admin scandals brings up Snopes as a top result followed by a crap load of results from left-wing rags lightly trying to paper over the scandal.
Snopes used to be a respected sources for debunking BS on the Internet, now it’s not so much it seems:
The latest addition is Justine Greening, having today been reported in the Telegraph & Daily Mail to be in support of increasing tax on Petrol & Diesel at a time the bloody things (remember, fuel gets taxed twice – fuel duty + V.A.T) need cutting to encourage growth & stop ripping off tax payers by charging more in tax on petrol & diesel than the actual fuel costs. The members of the public commenting below the 2 articles don’t sound too chuffed with her either. So much for the potential she showed looking into the Car Insurance rip-off not so long ago.
This remains a problem that drives webmasters like myself nuts, plenty (but not quite enough) is done about e-mail spammers… but the general opinion is that Law Enforcement & Web Companies don’t give a flying toss about Forum Spam.
Any passing Politicians / Politicians advisors wishing to investigate this problem might want to have a looks at the StopForumSpam Forums to learn about the extent of the problem.
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