"People across Hong Kong really love our services," Zuckerberg told host Dana Perino, noting that residents particularly appreciate the "encrypted" nature of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service. "People use Facebook in order to stay in touch with their friends and family around the whole world, and I certainly hope that we'll find a way to keep offering the services over the long term." … [Read more...] about Zuckerberg says US, China in global ‘battle of ideas’ over control of internet amid Hong Kong crackdown
“‘Stop hiding behind the First Amendment,’ says Don Lemon,” he said. “In the annals of cable news that must be the most unintentionally hilarious line ever uttered by a script reader, as if exercising your God-given inborn right to speech and thought and conscience is somehow wrong. It’s immoral. Don Lemon demands that you stop thinking for yourself, fall in line, get on board, obey. Tow the party line, or we will hurt you. That’s his message. And it’s the mirror image of what journalists should be saying. The only reason we have a free press, there’s only one, and that’s to fight back against authoritarian power structures that demand we read from approved scripts.” … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson Slams Media for Twitter Censorship Defense — ‘Thugs Hired to Protect the Powerful’
That quote, rendered that way, appeared only once before, in a September 8, 1999, Los Angeles Times story by Michael Hiltzik, where it was placed merely “on national television,” not necessarily at a press conference. And the only citations prior to that are from a CNNfn interview Willow Bay did with Redstone and Karmazin on September 7, 1999, the day the deal was announced: … [Read more...] about Sumner Redstone: How Crazy After All These Years?
The United States should be working to constantly improve our technology and find new, creative ways to protect our nation. Technology companies have a key role to play and must hold themselves to a higher standard. They are gatekeepers to the information that circulates online, and they need to play a constructive role by constantly pushing back against falsehoods and hatred. No longer can we allow social media platforms to hide behind First Amendment claims. In a war, our national security is at stake, and when disinformation is planted by foreign actors for a hateful purpose, it must be stopped at all costs. … [Read more...] about The disinformation pandemic also has fatal consequences
Pro-democracy protesters march during a protest against Beijing's national security legislation in Hong Kong, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp has sharply criticized China's move to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory. They say it goes against the "one country, two systems" framework that promises the city freedoms not found on the mainland. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) … [Read more...] about Gordon Chang: America must ‘un-teach’ years of ‘bad lessons’ to China