Democrats want Zuckerberg to increase censorship
Being acutely aware of their dim chances to retake either houses of Congress, the Dems have begun their fight for even more censorship on FaceBook. Zuck's "algorithms" (i.e., censorship tools) apparently weren't strong enough to stop those 13 Russian operatives, working feverishly in St. Petersburg, disseminating ads for puppies and other sinister things AFTER the election. Nope. Not good enough.
Dems want Zuck on the House floor to explain...you know, explain, explain what?
For more on this hypocritical blustering comes a "don't do as I do, do as I say" complaint.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Saturday called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee following reports that a data firm took Facebook users' private information for President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
"Facebook breach: This is a major breach that must be investigated. It’s clear these platforms can’t police themselves. I've called for more transparency & accountability for online political ads. They say 'trust us.' Mark Zuckerberg needs to testify before Senate Judiciary," Klobuchar, a member of the committee, wrote on Twitter.
Why? Why is CIA co-conspirator being taken for a public flogging?
Her comment came in response to the news that Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, obtained the private information of more than 50 million people without their permission for campaign uses.
It was also reported that senior members of Cambridge Analytica met with business executives ahead of the 2016 campaign.
Facebook suspended the group on Friday for not fully deleting all of the data it had obtained.
Klobuchar also said that Cambridge Analytica taking data on Facebook users is further justification for regulating technology companies via her Honest Ads Act, introduced in late 2017. The bill would hold internet platforms like Facebook to similar political ad disclosure standards as radio, TV and print outlets.
Firstly, the so-called Honest Ads Act didn't pass. Secondly, changes in law now allow news outlets to publicly lie--I guess that's okay because that's news. But the Ads must be verifiable. Fat chance. I wonder what would happen to politicos if that Act were applied to political campaigning.
This claim in itself is ludicrous because FaceBook already spies on its users.
Facebook said late Friday it been given information that Cambridge Analytica, along with two individuals who don’t work there, improperly kept Facebook user data for years despite telling the social network that it had destroyed those records. Facebook didn’t say how Cambridge Analytica used that data or if it gave the data to the Trump campaign.
Cambridge Analytica was a top vendor to Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and has come under scrutiny in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. election. Mr. Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with the Russians, and Moscow has denied meddling in the election.
Facebook said it had learned in 2015 that Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, broke its data policies when he shared user data gleaned from his personality-prediction app, “thisisyourdigitallife,” to third parties including Cambridge Analytica and Christopher Wylie, who runs a company called of Eunoia Technologies Inc.
of any of its employees who worked on the Trump campaign, in a sign that the special counsel is probing the campaign’s data operation, The Wall Street Journal reported in December.
So why are we, the proletariat just learning about this horror show now? Mueller's committee leaks like a sieve. None of their moves were closely guarded secrets.
Cambridge Analytica stopped dealing in American politics in 2016. Yeah, but...
Do we forget about the "momentary glitch" which happened early in the primary where all of NGP Van's data mysteriously became unencrypted for about 30 minutes? Of course the Hillbots screamed foul, blaming Bernie Bros for this horrible meddling in our sacrosanct electoral process.
Reminds me of Oprah's declaration about telling "our truth", not the facts, not the real truth. Let's take this Cambridge Analytica charge seriously for a bit. Trump's team paid them $9 million. But the infinitely more valuable piss portfolio netted Fusion GPS about $15 million.
Who's facing jail time for the Steele dossier: definitely Chris Steele in the UK; likely Andy McCabe, Peter Strzok, and any FISA judges interfered with by approving FISA warrants baptized in golden showers.