Twitter Rolls Out New Wikipedia-Like Program To Narrative Manage Tweets

26-01-21 08:50:00,

Twitter has announced that it will be employing “a new community-driven approach to help address misleading information” called Birdwatch which news media are comparing to the model of content moderation used by Wikipedia.

“Twitter unveiled a feature Monday meant to bolster its efforts to combat misinformation and disinformation by tapping users in a fashion similar to Wikipedia to flag potentially misleading tweets,” reports NBC. “The new system allows users to discuss and provide context to tweets they believe are misleading or false. The project, titled Birdwatch, is a standalone section of Twitter that will at first only be available to a small set of users, largely on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Twitter launches Birdwatch, a Wikipedia-style approach to fight misinformation https://t.co/eSGBe8qTC7 by @rachsandl

— Forbes Tech (@ForbesTech) January 26, 2021

“We know there are a number of challenges toward building a community-driven system like this — from making it resistant to manipulation attempts to ensuring it isn’t dominated by a simple majority or biased based on its distribution of contributors,” Twitter’s official statement says. “We’ll be focused on these things throughout the pilot.”

Such claims provide little reassurance for anyone who’s familiar with the establishment narrative control operations which take place on Wikipedia in exactly that way. The Grayzone‘s Ben Norton did a great two-part report last year on the way concerted, aggressive efforts by a small group of shady-looking Wikipedia editors has succeeded in dominating the site’s articles which relate to western imperialist agendas and the reporters who support and oppose those agendas, including getting outlets like WikiLeaks and The Grayzone banned from use as sources despite their having no history of false reports.

“The internet encyclopedia has become a deeply undemocratic platform, dominated by Western state-backed actors and corporate public relations flacks, easily manipulated by powerful forces,” wrote Norton. “And it is run by figures who often represent these same elite interests, or align with their regime-change politics.”

Wikipedia is a scam. It’s a propaganda vehicle for intelligence agencies, govts, corporations, and PR flacks

This extremely shady “user” Philip Cross edits all day every day, 7 am to 11 pm,

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Twitter sperrt Trump: „Wendepunkt“ im „Kampf um Kontrolle“?

11-01-21 08:29:00,

Internet-Konzerne sperren Donald Trumps Social-Media-Konten. Das ist zu kritisieren – egal, wie man politisch zum US-Präsidenten steht. Es ist auch heuchlerisch: Wenn drohende Aufrufe zur Gewalt das Kriterium für die Blockaden sind, dann müssten die Konten vieler großer Medien folgen. In diesem Kommentar wird aber das Gegenteil gefordert: Die Lenkung der Meinung durch Konzerne muss aufhören. Von Tobias Riegel.

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Dem noch amtierenden US-Präsidenten Donald Trump haben die sozialen Netzwerke Facebook, Instagram und Twitter die Konten gesperrt, wie Medien berichten. Dieser Schritt ist sehr beunruhigend: Um das Vorgehen zu kritisieren, muss man nicht Donald Trump inhaltlich verteidigen, der Vorgang sollte unter prinzipiellen Aspekten der Meinungsvielfalt betrachtet werden. Denn dass eine kleine Gruppe privater Internet-Dienstleister einen wichtigen Kommunikations-Weg eines Politikers nach eigenem Gutdünken einfach blockieren kann, ist inakzeptabel. Die Entscheidungen, welche Nachrichten in Umlauf kommen und dort bleiben dürfen, müssen Gerichte fällen und keine privaten „Faktenchecker“.

Snowden: Trump-Sperre ein „Wendepunkt“ im „Kampf um Kontrolle“

Der Whistleblower Edward Snowden warnte auf Twitter, dass die Entscheidung gegen Trump einen Präzedenzfall darstellen könnte, der ähnliche Schritte in der Zukunft befördern könnte:

“Facebook bringt offiziell den Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten zum Schweigen. Ob zum Guten oder Schlechten, dies ist ein Wendepunkt im Kampf um Kontrolle über die digitale Redefreiheit. (…) Ich weiß von vielen eurer Kommentare, dass ihr dies mit einem ‘JUHU!’ aufgenommen habt – ich kann auch verstehen warum. Aber stellt euch für einen Moment eine Welt vor, die länger andauert als bloß die nächsten 13 Tage. Das hier wird ein Meilenstein werden, der ebenfalls andauert.“

Sogar Alexej Nawalny argumentiert in diese Richtung. Auch wenn er im gleichen Artikel die Präsidenten Russlands und Venezuelas skandalös als „kaltblütige Mörder” bezeichnet, so stellt er doch treffend fest: „Dieser Präzedenzfall wird ausgenutzt werden von den Feinden der Redefreiheit. (…) Die Verbannung von Twitter ist eine Entscheidung von Menschen, die wir nicht kennen, als Ergebnis eines Prozesses, den wir nicht kennen.“ Anders sieht das die deutsche Justizministerin Christine Lambrecht, wie sie auf Twitter erklärt und damit ihr Verständnis von der Meinungsfreiheit offenbart, und davon, wer diese Freiheit einschränken darf:

Twitter und Facebook haben die Accounts des amtierenden US-Präsidenten Trump gesperrt.

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Twitter blokkeert Europees MEDISCH JOURNAL nadat het een studie publiceerde over veelbelovende ivermectinebehandeling voor Covid-19

03-01-21 08:03:00,

Twitter heeft een link geblokkeerd naar een artikel in een peer-reviewed wetenschappelijk tijdschrift dat suggereerde dat het antiparasitaire medicijn ivermectine nuttig zou kunnen zijn tegen Covid-19. Het platform beweert dat de website van het tijdschrift “potentieel onveilig” is.

Twitter-gebruiker Karl Denninger (@TickerGuy) plaatste een link naar een observationeel onderzoek in het European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences waaruit bleek dat gezondheidswerkers in Dhaka, Bangladesh die werden behandeld met ivermectine als profylaxe vóór blootstelling (PreP), aanzienlijk minder snel besmet raken met Covid-19. Slechts 6,9 procent van degenen die het medicijn kregen, testten positief op Covid-19, terwijl maar liefst 73,3 procent van degenen die niet het medicijn kregen.

Oh, so pre-exposure (vaccine-style) prophylaxis with Ivermectin doesn’t work you say? The drug is just an “animal wormer”? Perhaps you should read this and then shove it up your doctor’s ASS; these GHOULS have killed 150,000 Americans on purpose. https://t.co/vZjdmXwC6D

— Tickerguy (@tickerguy) December 31, 2020

Nauwelijks was zijn tweet de “lijkenpikkers” die verantwoordelijk waren voor de reactie van de VS op de pandemie (en die twijfelaars vertellen dat ze de studie moeten steken waar de zon niet schijnt) donderdagochtend live gegaan, of Denninger ontdekte dat Twitter de link had voorzien van een waarschuwingsscherm dat gebruikers adviseert “dat deze site mogelijk onveilig is.”

Gebruikers die probeerden toegang te krijgen tot het collegiaal getoetste tijdschrift, werden geconfronteerd met een waarschuwing dat de link “door Twitter of haar partners was aangemerkt als mogelijk spam of onveilig” en mogelijk “persoonlijke informatie zou kunnen stelen of elektronische apparaten zou kunnen beschadigen”. Dit zou een behoorlijke prestatie zijn voor een statische pagina met alleen tekst zonder actieve links of scripts.

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Twitter’s voorliefde voor het blokkeren van verkeer naar ‘wrongthink’-sites met valse waarschuwingspagina’s is een gevestigde hoofdpijn voor de alternatieve media, maar ejmed.org is geen World Unity, ZeroHedge of BitChute. Het is inderdaad helemaal niet politiek, laat staan ​​voor of tegen het establishment. Desalniettemin achtte de sociale media kolos het gepast om niet alleen dat ene artikel te blokkeren, maar de hele ejmed.org-site.

Oh, so pre-exposure (vaccine-style) prophylaxis with Ivermectin doesn’t work you say?

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Twitter Says It Will REMOVE All Posts Claiming Vaccines Can Harm People

17-12-20 03:31:00,

Twitter has declared that it will remove all posts that suggest there are any “adverse impacts or effects of receiving vaccinations,” despite reports already emerging of health workers getting sick from taking Pfizer’s coronavirus shot.

Twitter announced that beginning next week it will memory-hole any posts that “invoke a deliberate conspiracy” or “advance harmful, false, or misleading narratives” about vaccines.

“Using a combination of technology and human review, we will begin enforcing this updated policy on December 21, and expanding our actions during the following weeks,” the company proclaimed.

Twitter added that it will be monitoring posts about vaccinations “in close consultation with local, national, and global public health authorities around the world.”

As the global distribution of #COVID19 vaccines begins, we’re providing guidance on how we’ll address potentially harmful misleading content about these vaccines and help people stay informed. https://t.co/1rRi5QWILz

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) December 16, 2020

The tech company will also wipe any posts that suggest vaccines “are used to intentionally cause harm,” or “control populations,” or are “unnecessary.” 

The statement also notes that posts will be scrubbed if they contain “false claims which have been widely debunked about the adverse impacts or effects of receiving vaccinations.”

Exactly what “debunked” means was not clarified. Presumably it means any claims about vaccines that Twitter disagrees with.

The New York Times and others reported Wednesday that healthcare workers in Alaska have been hospitalized with a serious allergic reaction after taking Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.

The development follows reports last week from Britain where some healthcare workers reported serious allergic reactions to the vaccine, prompting Britain’s medical regulator to issue a warning people with a history of allergies not to take the shot.

There is a mountain of documented evidence that some vaccines can cause harm and have adverse effects, and compared to previous vaccines, the coronavirus shot is relatively untested, indeed six people even DIED during the rush to develop it.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators also revealed that some people who got Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine during its trial have since developed Bell’s palsy,

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Twitter removes mask guidance from White House Covid-19 adviser, claiming it violated policies on ‘misleading information’

19-10-20 07:09:00,

Twitter has removed a tweet from White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas questioning the effectiveness of mask mandates, claiming the message violated the platform’s Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy.

“Twitter seems to be censoring the science if it goes against their own goals of public indoctrination,” Atlas told Newsweek on Sunday about his tweet being removed. 

In the original tweet, Atlas wrote, “Masks work? NO,” before citing various examples and quotes from health officials pushing back against the protection face coverings can provide. 

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The information cited included details of various places that have seen Covid-19 cases rise despite mask mandates, as well as quotes from both the World Health Organization and Dr. Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal’s Evidence-Based Medicine publication.

“It would appear that despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks,” Dr. Heneghan said of face coverings. 

In a subsequent tweet, Dr. Atlas made it clear he was not arguing against masks, but instead was saying they are only effective in situations where one is around people at a high risk of getting Covid-19, or where one cannot social distance.

A Twitter spokesperson still said the tweet violated their policy on distributing misleading information about Covid-19. Twitter’s policy specifically targets tweets the company says could lead to harm. It flags “statements or assertions that have been confirmed to be false or misleading by subject-matter experts, such as public health authorities.”

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Dr. Atlas is a neuroradiologist and a Robert Wesson senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who joined the coronavirus task force in August. 

Twitter has also flagged tweets from the president in the past which it claimed had violated the platform’s Covid-19 policies. 

Atlas has appealed the decision to remove his tweet and will be unable to post again while his appeal is under review. 

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