Sacha Baron Cohen RIPS Facebook

Sacha Baron Cohen denounced tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

07:19
no no I understand that but guys what
I’m afraid of is if you take that
argument to its logical extreme all
you’re gonna do is go back to the
establishment media so you’re gonna put
in so many guardrails that we’re gonna
go back to the era of acceptable thought
07:33

 

The Silicon Six:

  1. Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook
  2. Larry Page: Alphabet
  3. Sergey Brin: Alphabel
  4. Sundar Pichai: Google
  5. Susan Wojcicki: YouTube
  6. Jack Dorsey: Twitter

08:06
Facebook Zuckerberg tried to portray
this whole issue as choices around free
expression that is ludicrous this is not
about limiting anyone’s free speech this
is about giving people including some of
the most reprehensible people on earth
the biggest platform in history to reach
a third of the planet freedom of speech
is not freedom of reach Mark Zuckerberg
seemed to equate regulation of companies
like his to the actions of the most
repressive societies incredible this
from one of the six people who decide
what information so much of the world
sees
Zuka burger t’set facebook sundar pichai
at google at its parent company alphabet
Larry Page and Sergey Brin Bryn’s
ex-sister-in-law Susan Wojcicki at
YouTube and Jack Dorsey at Twitter the
silicon six all billionaires all
Americans who care more about boosting
their share price than about protecting
democracy this this is ideological
imperialism six unelected individuals in
Silicon Valley imposing their vision on
the rest of the world unaccountable to
any government and acting like their
Abarth of the reach of law it’s like

Mark Zuckerberg on Fact Checking

02:55
attempting to interfere but I hope will
also give us some confidence that our
systems are now more sophisticated to
proactively identify and address these
things on your question about political
ads I look from a business perspective
the very small percent of our business
that is made up of political ads does
not come anywhere close to justifying
the controversy that this incurs for our
company so this really is not about
money
this is unprincipled in giving people a
voice I believe that ads can be an
important part of voice I think
especially in the political process for
challenger candidates and for local
candidates or advocacy groups whose
message might not otherwise be covered
by the media having ads can be an
important way to inject your message
into the Internet me interrupt you for a
minute are you telling me I think as she
said to me before you plan on doing no
fact-checking on political ads
chairwoman our policy is that we do not
fact check politicians speech and the
reason for that is that we believe that
in a democracy it is important that
people can see for themselves what
politicians are saying political speech
is some of the most scrutinized speech
already in the world to in fact check on
any ads at all up yes
describe what you fact check on oh sure
actually thank you for the opportunity
to clarify Facebook itself actually does
not check it does not fact check what we
do is we have feedback that people in
our community don’t want to see viral
hoaxes or or kind of like that maybe
clear you do no fact-checking
on any ads is that correct chairwoman
what we do is we work with a set of
independent fact checkers who somebody
fact checks on ads you have you contract
with someone to do that is that right
chairwoman yes and tell me who is it
that they bag checked on a chairwoman
what we do is when content is getting a
lot of distribution and is flagged by
members of our community or by our
Technical Systems it can go into a queue
to be reviewed by a set of independent
fact checkers
they can’t fact check everything but the
things that they get to and if they part
something is false then we all right my
time has expired
and someone else will continue on this
line of questioning

The New Feudalism

Are Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “philanthropy” to control more of our lives.