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All Tech Platforms Are Now Pawns in the Culture War

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Charlie Warzel, writing at BuzzFeed:

    Angry users bring up the issue of political bias largely because the platforms themselves have so consistently and nervously shied away from anything that could be construed as censorship. But in 2018, ideas of political bias and censorship feel almost irrelevant, given the reality of how these platforms actually operate. The discussion of complete neutrality is now a quaint notion when nearly every discussion that takes place on these networks is weaponized toward a political end. It’s a luxurious philosophical debate that the platforms have little time for. Instead, they should be focused on preventing harm.

  2. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    it also certainly doesn't help that plenty of tech figures hold libertarian ideals. trying to decide if jack is alt-right or just has mush for brains but also listens to kendrick lamar