How the Tech Trojan Horse Senate is set to approve social media censorship.

Beware of reforming politicians. Since Trojans first brought a wooden horse into their fortified city, many mourn the loss of their “gifts”. By Sen. Amy ClobuchaarAmy Clobuchar’s Photos of the Week: The Commonwealth of Ukraine, Vigil and the Batman Democrats Press Top Pharmaceutical Representative on Prices (D-Min.) Clobuchaar has written a “Nudge Act” that expands corporate censorship and speech control by “improving” the Internet and bringing technology monopolies to the forefront.

Even the name is not designed to be dangerous. Who, then, can oppose the practice of “promoting users on social media”? Enough to collect Sen. Cynthia LummisThree senators back Timkan in Ohio after conservative Senate threatens to cut government funding over immunization order (R-Woe). The action, however, is less and more motivated than the movement for approved content and choices.

For years, President Joe Biden and members of the Democratic Congress have pushed for more and more censorship of the Internet and social media. Liberals have developed a winning strategy by using corporate censorship to circumvent constitutional restrictions on government control. Senators such as Richard Bloomintall (D-Con) have warned social media companies that they will not tolerate any “backlash” because they have not acted on “dangerous information” and called for “strong content reform” to curb misconceptions on various topics. From climate control to elections to epidemics.

Of all these efforts, the Ndge Act is arguably the most malicious. Under the law, Congress directs the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) to design “algorithm enhancement and social media addiction reduction” on Big Tech platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The law is the core business of doublespeak. It refers to the development of “content-agnostic interventions” that are eventually implemented by the Commission. sounds good; By the way, for many of us, for years, we have been calling for a return to content neutrality on social media, where websites are more like social media platforms. However, this is clearly not the intention of Bill Sponsors, who see this as a tool to prevent “misinformation.” “For a long time, technology companies have been saying, ‘Believe me, we’ve got this,'” she said. But we do know that social media platform algorithms have repeatedly benefited people by pushing malicious content that connects users and spreads misinformation.

Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. “In order to reduce the spread of misinformation,” Klobuchaar reiterated his statement by supporting the bill.

How to combat “false information” content? The answer lies in a new commission that can declare a site “unfair” or “unfair or deceptive.” That will have an impact on these companies, which is misleading censorship. For years, Democrats have maintained that “misinformation” is simply false and not really biased. With Nuj, Clobuchaar seems to be making her own “believe, we have found this” promise to her Democrat ally.

The key word used in the law is “algorithm magnification”. Clobuchaar clarified the purpose of using algorithms to stop “pushing dangerous content”. Democrats in Congress have been arguing for years that these companies should use good algorithms to protect their citizens from bad choices in order to lead “healthy” reading and reading habits.

The most extreme effort was a letter from Democrats urging companies like AT&T to reconsider whether they should allow viewers to watch Fox News and other networks. Fox News is the most popular news channel, but it doesn’t matter if it has a higher percentage of Democrats than CNN. (I am a legal analyst at Fox for the record). The members emphasized this “Not all TV news sources are the same,” he said, calling on companies to “protect” viewers from “spreading falsehoods.”

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren on the money – Jobs grow in February Night Health – by Alexis – Manchin Peach provokes democratic outrage Balanced Alaska Editarod runners are going to skim in the rain. D-Mass. The free speech version of the Big Gulp rules was rejected. Warren wants companies to promote “real” books on issues such as climate change and direct searches from “misleading” books.

Some liberal thinking tanks are still trying to figure out how to use such information. The Brookings Institution said: “Although the causes and effects are difficult to understand on social media, algorithms contribute to hate speech and other distortions on social media.

If the Senate really wants content neutrality, it doesn’t need an army of new Internet apartments. Provides continued protection under Section 230 of the Communications Code of Conduct for the elimination of “Content Improvement” and Enhancement Programs. Instead, in the words of Clobuchaar, it wants to keep the content under the control of the Commission, recognizing the need to stop the spread of “false information.”

There are positive aspects of the law, such as social media addiction research and requirements for greater transparency from these companies. Congress, however, is adept at the art of Trojan-Horse law, and it is difficult to debate and recommend changes on “study” issues. However, this account is designed to create a new content evaluation and review system. The industry is designed to “slow down the spread of misinformation or other harmful content on social media.”

Government regulations to combat misinformation may be unconstitutional. The obvious need, however, is for these companies to take control of themselves and avoid any problems through the “strong content reform” demanded by Democrats. In addition, it is unclear how the courts will adopt “circuit breaker” strategies that restrict or delay the dissemination of information, although this may also “neutralize” all public interest stories from going viral.

Despite the ongoing campaign for free speech in Congress, there are still political and constitutional obstacles that cannot be overcome. In this case, the cracked soldiers hidden in the Clobuchaar wooden horse are expected Staff The NAS and the FTC can cover content improvements with fake scientific terms. They are being supported by a growing number of independent media outlets and academics, including the head of the World Health Organization, who recently supported censorship in the fight against indometrics.

Before this Trojan horse can enter our lives, Americans must consider what is in the Ndge Act.

Jonathan Turley is a professor of public law at George Washington University in Shapiro. Follow him on Twitter. @JonathanTurley.

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