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2020 Covid-19 Recession
(12-17-2020, 08:08 AM)rayray Wrote:
(12-17-2020, 07:29 AM)fenders53 Wrote:
(12-16-2020, 10:50 PM)NilesMike Wrote: "I do desire the 1st Amendment be respected.  That said, I don't think it's a bad idea for the huge media platforms to slow down the conspiracy theories as some are truly harmful."

Based on what qualifications would they have earned that ability?
There lies the problem.  At the end of the day it requires not only careful research, but also a desire to be 100% objective and neutral when fact checking or removing content entirely.  80% effective in that endeavor doesn't make you "pretty good", it just makes you biased in the end.

Yes, case in point I've had friends say something conservative, just conservative nothing obscene or even false, just a conservative POV and the post was deleted from a FB moderator. Why? Because the FB mod is liberal and the poster is conservative, the one with power wins and that's dangerous imho.

I have some liberal friends, far left (although they deny it, go figure) and when you don't agree they go balls out ballistic, beyond crazy. It's almost like there's something wrong mentally, it's very strange, there's no room for a basic cordial discussion.
I find my Facebook feed disturbing.  It's my only contact with some relatives and old friends so I keep it.  I confine my political discussions to a half dozen or so that I was pretty sure would be civil and not get hurt feelings.  What a social adventure this turned out to be. I am conservative and so are 75% of my friends and family.  A lifelong friend (my first military commander),  just announced on my page he would no longer associate with Democrats, AND THAT INCLUDES close family members.  I was just shaking my head.  My little sister embarrassed him for that statement.  (She is a Trumper who used to be a moderate DEM).  Several of my relatives post 20+ political memes a day (both left and right).  Any moron with an open mind should know they are mostly half truths and that is being kind.  Willfully ignorant sheep that believe they are winning hearts and minds with hateful rhetoric.  It's hard to watch and it's not getting better soon.

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