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Do you know your social media credit score?

Post by Doc » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed
Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant.

The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform.

Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”

Facebook may also categorize you as a hate agent if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)

Facebook will also categorize as a hate agent you for possession of “hate paraphernalia,” although the document provides no examples of what falls into this category.

The document also says Facebook will categorize you as a hate agent for “statements made in private but later made public.” Of course, Facebook holds vast amounts of information on what you say in public and in private — and as we saw with the Daily Beast doxing story, the platform will publicize private information on their users to assist the media in hitjobs on regular American citizens.
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Re: Do you know your social media credit score?

Post by Sertorio » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 am

Welcome to 1984...

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Re: Do you know your social media credit score?

Post by Milo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am

Sertorio wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 am
Welcome to 1984...
1984 was about the government taking over everything, this is about a private company doing what it thinks will please its shareholders.

The right wing campaigned assiduously to remove any broadcast regulation but now wants standards for private companies other than them making money, more than a bit hypocritical, not to mention socialist.

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Re: Do you know your social media credit score?

Post by Doc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 am

Milo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am
Sertorio wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:43 am
Welcome to 1984...
1984 was about the government taking over everything, this is about a private company doing what it thinks will please its shareholders.

The right wing campaigned assiduously to remove any broadcast regulation but now wants standards for private companies other than them making money, more than a bit hypocritical, not to mention socialist.
Ultimately the share holders. More immediately it is doing what it thinks will please its advertisers. At least what is assumed to please its advertisers.

In the case of China it is the government. They have learned much from US social media companies.
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Re: Do you know your social media credit score?

Post by Doc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:59 pm

https://www.fastcompany.com/90394048/uh ... dit-system
Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system
In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law.
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The most disturbing attribute of a social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal. Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal. In other words, it’s an alternative legal system where the accused have fewer rights.

Social credit systems are an end-run around the pesky complications of the legal system. Unlike China’s government policy, the social credit system emerging in the U.S. is enforced by private companies. If the public objects to how these laws are enforced, it can’t elect new rule-makers.

An increasing number of societal “privileges” related to transportation, accommodations, communications, and the rates we pay for services (like insurance) are either controlled by technology companies or affected by how we use technology services. And Silicon Valley’s rules for being allowed to use their services are getting stricter.

If current trends hold, it’s possible that in the future a majority of misdemeanors and even some felonies will be punished not by Washington, D.C., but by Silicon Valley. It’s a slippery slope away from democracy and toward corporatocracy.

In other words, in the future, law enforcement may be determined less by the Constitution and legal code, and more by end-user license agreements.
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