Brooks Agnew – Former United States President Barack Obama is denouncing conservative media as “the single biggest threat to our democracy.” In his most recent effort to increase governmental control over news and technology companies, Mr. Obama contended that Facebook, Twitter and other media platforms needed to use stronger censorship to stop conservatives from spreading “crazy lies and conspiracy theories.”
“The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there,” Mr. Obama told the Atlantic on Nov. 11, 2020. “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. … If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work.” Continue reading “Tech-Terrorism”
P.F. Whalen – Aficionados of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory may recall an episode from early in the series in which one of the main characters, Leonard, struggles in his effort to assess his budding romance with another primary character, Penny.
Leonard eventually decides to use the famous thought experiment of Austrian-Irish physicist Erwin Schrödinger — commonly known as “Schrödinger’s Cat” — to explain the paradox created when particles interact and the “wave function” created by the interaction has not yet collapsed into reality. According to Schrodinger, the cat could be both alive and dead at while the experiment was being conducted, its actual state not revealed until the experiment was concluded. Continue reading “Schrödinger’s Cat And Leftist Fact Checkers”
Mark Couhig – Like millions of Americans, I have in recent days grown sick of Facebook. Like hundreds of thousands, I’ve abandoned it for Parler.
When I said goodbye to my friends on Facebook, they were all kind. Many said they’d miss me, and others offered advice. One told me she had glanced into Parler and had found it horrifying. But, she said, she was sure I had done my due diligence before signing on.
Indeed I had. Parler allows you to choose whose words you read and whose memes you chuckle at. I’m not a fan of outlandish conspiracy theories so I don’t keep up with the Joneses — Alex or Mother. I enjoy reading intelligent articles from all sides, so I follow the American Thinker and National Review on Parler. I’m a libertarian, so on Parler I also follow Reason and the Cato Institute. Because they haven’t yet signed on to Parler, I subscribed to the New Republic and Harpers. I don’t want to be trapped in a bubble of anyone’s making. Continue reading “Why I Left Facebook”
Emily Zanotti – Despite Twitter’s best efforts at slowing the spread of a New York Post story alleging evidence of international influence peddling within the Biden family, the story blanketed social media, becoming the lead political story last week, according to a Wednesday report from Axios.
“Facebook and Twitter’s frantic attempts to stop the spread of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story didn’t prevent the article from becoming the top story about the election on those platforms last week, according to data from NewsWhip,” Axios noted. Continue reading “NY Post’s Hunter Biden Laptop Story Topped Social Media Despite Twitter Censorship”
Social media has transformed our lives over the years. It helps us share career interests, ideas, and information with family and friends. Different social media networks have improved communication between communities, individuals and organizations. Most of them use a dialogic transmission system that helps them send information to many receivers at once. In this post, we discuss eight top social media networks worldwide.
Facebook is the largest social media platform with 2.23 billion active users. Close to 29 percent of the world’s population access Facebook through computers and mobile phones. Over 65 million enterprises use Facebook pages while over six million advertisers promote their brands on Facebook. Users can share images, live videos, videos, stories, and text through it. Facebook’s algorithm often prioritizes content that starts interactions and conversations between friends and family. Continue reading “Top Social Media Networks in the World”