Friday, December 18, 2020

Facebook is Supporting New Government Internet Regulations

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is already launching its propaganda machine for when the Biden administration takes control.

The social media giant points out in a new video that there have not been any new government internet regulations in 25 years and that they are for an update in them.

On a web page it informs:

To keep moving forward, tech companies need standards that hold us all accountable. We support updated regulations on key issues...We support regulation that will set standards around ads transparency and broader rules to help deter foreign actors, including existing US proposals like the Honest Ads Act and Deter Act...

We support thoughtful updates to Section 230, including efforts aimed at making content moderation systems more transparent and to address concerns about CEI, opioids, and other types of illegal activity online.

Here's the feel-good, happy talk message Facebook is putting out in its effort to consolidate power of all kinds:


Don't believe this is 1% of what Zuckerberg is attempting to achieve with new regulations.

The devil is always in the details of thick, legalistic, obtusely written legislation.

The short-cut way to think about it is that if Zuckerberg is in favor of it, you probably don't want to be in favor of it.

Oh, by the way, Zuck now apparently can determine truth from inaccurate views on vaccines.

Facebook announced on Tuesday it will
  • Connect people to "credible" information on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp about COVID-19 vaccines
  • Combat COVID-19 "misinformation" across its apps
  • Invest $100 million in the news industry and supporting fact-checkers
@Jack followed suit on Wednesday.

Twitter announced that it will begin to take down Covid-19 vaccine "misinformation" starting next week. The company plans to remove false vaccine content that it considers “the most harmful,” and later on it will start labeling other posts that could be misleading.

“In the context of a global pandemic, vaccine misinformation presents a significant and growing public health challenge — and we all have a role to play,” the company said in a blog post. “We are focused on mitigating misleading information that presents the biggest potential harm to people’s health and wellbeing.”

Twitter also said it would deal with "misinformation" related to vaccines more generally, including claims that have been “widely debunked about the adverse impacts or effects of receiving vaccinations.”

Yup, I am really looking forward to seeing what internet regulations these guys are going to propose.

-RW .


  1. His wife gives off a Yoko Ono vibe. Is that why Zuck sucks so bad? What's at the next rung of this ladder that he's on? The Presidency? Screw that.

  2. I believe that it's called the "overhead slam." This is a tennis reference that covers regulations that large companies support because the additional overhead that they inflict on smaller companies slams the viability of these would-be challengers.

  3. At least these tech companies aren't the government. Since they're not the state anything they do is awesome according to lolbertarians. After all, you're free to build your own internet.

    1. What a simplistic take. I don't know what a lolbertarian is, but smart libertarians I know are not afraid to criticize private companies and consider Flakebook and Twatter to be de facto government agencies.

    2. You must not frequent this website much.

  4. Rick Gee, don't mind Paul Hansen---for us rational regulars to this site, he's the drunk, fowl-mouthed, embarrassing uncle at the Thanksgiving get-together...or the crazy lunatic locked in the attic...or the awkward, red-headed stepchild. Pick your metaphor. If we could surreptitiously spirit him away to an institution and give him the "Rosemary Kennedy cure" and tuck him away from view, we would.
    He and The Lab Manager...two peas in a pod.

    1. If you're going to try and sound intelligent while insulting someone, at least use the correct words. FOUL-mouthed would indicate the use of profanity. I'm guessing FOWL-mouthed means either I have a beak (I don't) or that I eat birds (which I do).