Google no longer believes in free speech

Oct 12, 2018 98 Comments

Leaked google slide deck shows that google wants to be the “good censor” and filter content that they deem to be wrong-think.

This is some Orwellian shit. What happened to “don’t be evil”?


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TOP 98 Comments
  • Amazon 7355608
    Racists get upset when people call them racists. Same shit here.
    Oct 12, 2018 44
    • Amazon whut
      ./trollPost -forum blind -script genericDenial

      Like I said, you could be replaced with a small shell script.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Intel Delqp612
      Whut is going to start replying to himself, wait for it. TDS is strong in this one.
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Facebook tGTv63
    WTF, people complained there was no filtering with Facebook. Now that Google learnt from the other gaint in the valley they are complaining again.
    People just like to cribb
    Oct 12, 2018 7
    • Facebook / Eng typical
      Reality has a liberal bias. Stop crying for a safe space. Just make your own and compete. If something is inaccurate I don't care if it doesn't get represented.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Oracle vrooom
      I hope you're not okay with the data provided by Cambridge Analytica, because it was fairly accurate. You're not suggesting 'safe spaces,' but what creates 'echo chambers' like radio. Strangely, 'conservatives' are the ones known for lesser regulation of businesses and free markets. Watch where your argument leads.
      Oct 14, 2018
  • Censor all you want Google. You might be the biggest player, but you are definitely not the only one in the search market.
    Oct 12, 2018 6
    • Sirius XM WjKdd23
      I used to like to ask Jeeves but he disappeared one day and now I don’t know who to ask.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • SpaceX / Eng SlaveX
      If you have the extra time to wait around, you can always use ms bing
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Amazon 7355608
    Does anyone ACTUALLY think that Google should allow everything?

    - Pedophiles
    - Child porn
    - Terrorists
    - Sex traffickers (the violent kind)
    - Hate speech
    - Bullying private individuals (doxxing)

    You're all ok with all that?
    Oct 12, 2018 6
    • Microsoft J0lyr0ger
      Assault in speech is when a threat is made, and specifically a threat that promises bodily harm or other quantifiable damages. Else it is protected, people are allowed to spread their opinions.

      A person can be gay and engage in sod***, and another person or government cannot force them from making that choice.

      This is respect for freedom.

      Likewise a person can publicly denounce sod***, or share their negative opinions about it or call those who support it “queer, f@**** etc.

      A person has the freedom to make up their own mind, and voice that opinion..

      This is respect for freedom.

      If both parties want continued freedom they must both understand that freedom goes both ways.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Intel lpie613
      Hear hear.

      With that said, Don’t be a Jerk seems like a good life rule.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Salesforce ImDotard
    MAGA doesn't need Google , FB. We will start our own where only our view are entertained. Oh wait we do have Fox. Nevermind .
    Oct 12, 2018 9
    • Intel lpie613
      That’s my point - it’s exactly about winning. No one likes Donald Trump, but they do love what he’s doing for them as President.

      I say the same shit on Twitter as I do here, but also comment on work stuff here so I keep anonymous for all the obvious reasons people are on Blind outside of politics. Happy to follow you on Twitter - What’s your handle?
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Joyent / Eng
      scooby doo

      Joyent Eng

      scooby doomore
      When you wrote that about starting you own services, I had the Bender quote run through my head

      "With blackjack, and hookers, and booze"
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Amazon 7355608
      Yes you can have a party in a park.

      If you want open liquor and a BBQ you may need permits but you can assemble in a park with your friends. Absolutely.

      And if you and your friends want to wave political signs and chant slogans you absolutely can do that.

      The fact that you want to limit the right of the people to assemble in public by having some bureaucracy decide when and where they can do so is offensive to democracy.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Intel lpie613
      Permitting is usually necessary to ensure adequate police are on hand so shit like Charlottesville doesn’t happen.
      Oct 13, 2018
  • Proofpoint / Eng yesplease
    They are probably filtering these things:
    'Oceans are red.'
    'Newton never existed'
    'Holocaust never happen'

    'Confederacy didn't exist'
    'Confederacy won the civil war'

    They are filtering for facts to return proper search.
    Oct 12, 2018 2
    • Microsoft ThxObama
      Has it been proven though that the Earth is not flat and dinosaurs really existed? Go on youtube bro.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • IBM / Eng 👁🐝Ⓜ️
      So the company that fired James Damore for writing a paper that has been deemed correct by academics is just going to censor conspiracy theories? Excuse me while I roll my eyes 🙄
      Oct 12, 2018
  • “I’m being censored for my conservative views!”

    No way! For advocating lower taxes?


    Smaller government…?


    Which views then?

    “Oh, you know the ones…😈”
    Oct 12, 2018 4
    • Facebook / Eng typical
      Obviously illegal material is illegal to serve knowlingly. But nice strawman.
      Oct 14, 2018
    • Uber / Eng

      Uber Eng

      But Comcast shouldn't do anything to illegal traffic?
      Oct 14, 2018
  • Microsoft ThxObama
    Private company can do what it wants with its content.

    Meanwhile we have a president that’s anti 1st amendment but conservatives are A-OK with that one.
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • IBM / Eng 👁🐝Ⓜ️
      This argument is so tiresome. Of corse google has every right to censor its content.

      But it is not mutually exclusive to also think that they are no longer an unbiased platform.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Intel lpie613
      How is the President against the first amendment? If anything, he utilized it himself too frequently.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Microsoft radi
    Conservative content needs to be filtered. Even better stop indexing it at all.
    Oct 12, 2018 0


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