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33 minutes ago, Nigel Garvie said:

Modest controls, but no litigation lunacy, is that common sense approach possible in the US? As I said in the last FB thread it is about hate speech, WHEREVER it comes from. People are just getting tired of hate I think, and the advertisers have become aware of that. Any data scientist worth his salt could write a few algorithms to pick this stuff up, Face Book didn't do it because they thought it would limit their income stream.

It hasn't been possible in the UK or Sweden, both of which have legislated speech laws, and imprisoned violators, so why should it be in the US? Try turning a concept like "hate" into something scientific, such that an unbiased algorithm could possibly detect. Not possible. The very notion is conceptually ludicrous. And advertisers don't care about social justice, or hate--give me a break--, they only care about profit, which is why they have all jumped upon the BLM bandwagon.

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This is all good. The world is becoming more conscious, and FB is paying the price. They must monitor their site more closely. They are being penalized for their utter lack of concern and diligence. 

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2 hours ago, OZinPattaya said:
  2 hours ago, Nigel Garvie said:

Modest controls, but no litigation lunacy, is that common sense approach possible in the US? As I said in the last FB thread it is about hate speech, WHEREVER it comes from. People are just getting tired of hate I think, and the advertisers have become aware of that. Any data scientist worth his salt could write a few algorithms to pick this stuff up, Face Book didn't do it because they thought it would limit their income stream.

2 hours ago, OZinPattaya said:

It hasn't been possible in the UK or Sweden, both of which have legislated speech laws, and imprisoned violators, so why should it be in the US? Try turning a concept like "hate" into something scientific, such that an unbiased algorithm could possibly detect. Not possible. The very notion is conceptually ludicrous. And advertisers don't care about social justice, or hate--give me a break--, they only care about profit, which is why they have all jumped upon the BLM bandwagon.

"Try turning a concept like "hate" into something scientific, such that an unbiased algorithm could possibly detect".......No...... what I said was that algorithms can pick this stuff up. It then requires a human to further investigate, I imagined that was understood. My son is a Data scientist, he informs me that they really can be pretty sophisticated nowadays, but naturally they have their limitations.

 

And advertisers don't care about social justice, or hate, they only care about profit,..................Wow, I'm stunned!............but again no, that is not what I said, what I said was that advertisers have picked up that a significant enough number of their customers care about certain things, that translates into money for them.

 

--give me a break-- of course........have a Kit Kat

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