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Tucker Carlson...It's censorship I tells ya!
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Miloch
2020-06-20 17:17:46 UTC
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Tucker Carlson slams big tech firms for censorship and liberal bias after
Twitter flagged his post mocking Seattle's CHAZ as 'potentially sensitive'
content

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8442719/Tucker-Carlson-slams-big-tech-companies-Twitter-flags-post-mocking-Seattles-CHAZ.html

Tucker Carlson has taken aim at liberal bias at big tech companies after Twitter
flagged one his posts as 'potentially sensitive' and YouTube warned viewers one
his videos may be 'inappropriate or offensive to some audiences'. In a
withering broadcast on his Fox News program Friday night, the outspoken
conservative raged: 'The left's goal is to make dissent invisible and therefore
irrelevant. Meanwhile, these same tech companies make it very easy for
12-year-olds to watch hardcore pornography.

They have no problem with that at all.' 'But political views they disagree with?
No. Gone with the Wind'? Too scary. Tells you everything about what they care
about and who they are.'

Tucker Carlson has taken aim at liberal bias at big tech companies after Twitter
flagged one his posts as 'potentially sensitive' and YouTube warned viewers one
his videos may be 'inappropriate or offensive to some audiences'.

In a withering monologue on his Fox News program Friday night, the outspoken
conservative raged: 'The left's goal is to make dissent invisible and therefore
irrelevant. Meanwhile, these same tech companies make it very easy for
12-year-olds to watch hardcore pornography. They have no problem with that at
all.'

'But political views they disagree with? No. Gone with the Wind'? Too scary.
Tells you everything about what they care about and who they are.'

The drama began last week, when Carlson took to Twitter to share a segment from
his program which mocked Seattle's new police-free Capital Hill Autonomous Zone
(CHAZ).

Producers on his program had created a satirical tourism advertisement promoting
the CHAZ, which stated in part: 'It's the anarchist utopia you never knew you
needed!'

The ad then mocked the area's protesters, graffiti and portable toilets, by
contrasting chaotic scenes with a soundtrack featuring relaxing holiday music.

'Look at all the things you're missing out on - luxury accommodations and
thought-provoking artworks for the intellectual types,' the narrator of the
satirical segment continued, as the camera panned over dilapidated tents and
crude signs saying 'F**k the police'.

After Carlson posted the satirical clip to Twitter last week, moderators quickly
hid it behind a warning which read: 'The following media includes potentially
sensitive content'.

Viewers are now forced to click 'view' if they want to watch the clip, rather
than have it play automatically.

That enraged Carlson, who sarcastically stated on his program Friday: 'I want to
apologize if you found what you just saw, hateful, disgusting, or if you were
traumatized by watching it.

'Twitter's very concerned you might be. We posted that fake ad on Twitter.
Twitter flagged it as potentially sensitive content' and then they hid it from
view.

'What were they saying? They were saying, "Beware, keep your kids from watching
this." What's the justification for warning people of that? We have no idea,"
Carlson said. "Probably that it's edited video. Of course, they never flag a
clip from The Onion or The Daily Show [a liberal news program hosted by Trevor
Noah]. Obviously, you know why.'

Carlson then referenced the fact that the opening monologue from his June 1
broadcast now comes with a warning for viewers watching it on YouTube.

The 26-minute video, titled 'Our Leaders Dither As Our Cities Burn' has now been
flagged as a 'GRAPHIC VIDEO' and potential viewers must sign in to YouTube with
an email address to confirm their age before watching it.

'The following content has been identified by the YouTube community, whatever
that is, as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences,' Carlson said on his
Friday show.

'By offensive, they mean that the left doesn't like it. And that is the new
standard. And there's only one response under that standard: Silence the person
who disagrees with you.'

'That's why censorship is now everywhere. It's why the tech companies started
censoring the president. It's why they're getting more and more aggressive in
silencing you,' he continued.

It's not the first time the firebrand broadcaster has hit out at big tech
censorship.

Earlier this week, Carlson slammed Google over its threat to demonetize The
Federalist, a right-wing news outlet, over reader comments on its stories.

The Federalist was listed in an NBC story written by a journalist who contacted
Google in regards to a list of 10 American websites a British think tank had
deemed racist.

In the NBC story, a Google spokeswoman was quoted as saying it had 'removed the
site's ability to monetize'.

Later, Google said it had never demonetized The Federalist - which is run by
Meghan McCain's husband - and that it got in touch to address something in the
website's comments section that violated standards.

Now that the comments section has been removed, Google said, the matter was
'addressed'.

President Trump is also a prominent critic of big tech - accusing them of
censorship and bias.

Last month, he signed an Executive Order on Thursday 'Preventing Online
Censorship' - with the Commander-in-chief accusing social media giants of
holding 'anti-conservative bias'.

The Order could open Twitter, Facebook and Google up to lawsuits by diluting the
legal protection which stops them from being liable for posts on their
platforms, and which also allows them to moderate content.

Trump's Executive Order said websites such as Twitter and Facebook 'wield
immense, if not unprecedented, power to shape the interpretation of public
events'. Twitter said the order was a political move which attacked free speech.

Donald Trump signed an order on Thursday seeking to make social media sites such
as Twitter and Facebook liable for the content posted by their users.

If enforced, the order would overturn decades of precedent by treating the
websites as 'publishers' which could be sued for user-generated content.

It could open them up to a flood of lawsuits from anyone who claims to be harmed
by content posted online.

Currently, the sites are protected by a law known as Section 230 which shields
them from liability.

Section 230 also allows social platforms to moderate their services by removing
posts that, for instance, are obscene or violate the services' own standards, so
long as they are acting in 'good faith.'

The author of a book about Section 230 said social media firms have 'based their
business models on being large platforms for user content', saying they would
not 'exist in their current forms' without the legislation.

However, critics argue that Section 230 gives internet companies a free pass on
things like hate speech and content that supports terror organizations.

Trump signed the order after Twitter placed fact-check warnings on two of his
tweets about mail-in voting on Tuesday.

Republican senator Josh Hawley said the 'censorship' was relevant to Trump's
proposal, because websites which 'editorialize and censor' as Twitter allegedly
did should be 'treated like traditional publishers' in law.

However, critics saw Trump's order as an act of political revenge against
websites which he has long accused of political bias.

The American Civil Liberties Union called Trump's order 'a blatant and
unconstitutional threat to punish social media companies that displease the
president.'

Twitter said the order was a political move which attacked free speech, while
Facebook said the measure would 'encourage platforms to censor anything that
might offend anyone'.




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Siri Cruise
2020-06-20 17:34:39 UTC
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Tucker Carlson

Jon Stewart on Crossfire
Jan 16, 2006

This is the reason CNN's Crossfire is no longer on the air. Jon
Stewart shows up these two ignorant political show hosts... 2
against 1, on their own show, and brings to light how these shows
"Hurt America." Thank you Jon for always pointing out political
hypocrisy. I hope continuing to broadcast this video of you helps
your voice continue to be heard.
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