In projecting internalized political insecurities, the infrastructure of social media is marred by insidious hypocrisy which results in baffling and restrictive policy, as the leaders of the industry struggle to control innovative brilliance seeking to destroy reason. Similar to trying to reason with an anthill, Zuckerberg and his ten leashed Labradoodles attempting to bolt in different directions down the steep and sinuous grade of Van Ness street, have grown weary of battling the evolving, yet stubborn heuristic technology.
While electronic negotiations continue with HAL, F***book’s lynchpin and the tycoons of Twitter and YouTube have their collective sites set on the legal system in challenging a Texas law protecting conservative groups and posts from suppression or at worst, digital vaporization. As an crucial facet of a Capitalistic economy, it almost seems felonious that the trio of prodigious corporate entities can play the proverbial waiting game of courtroom procedural delays and continuances funded by a freeway of cash worth tens of billions dollars in value and stretching from the Bay area to Seattle in retaining the world’s most renowned legal minds.
It’s no secret that F***book and Twitter have a checkered past of deliberately censoring Conservative account holders and content through human and bot infused moderation efforts, a devious practice that has finally gotten the attention of lawmakers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, earlier this year, took a proactive approach to battling against the heavyweights as he signed a bill into law which gives the opportunity to state residents subject to electronic sanctions bestowed by the tech giants, to sue social media communities for damages. The big three have since filed a countersuit to the legislation, and cue the circus music and mawkish violins, as the legal system now faces a traffic nightmare snarl of self-driving Teslas converging on the Chic-fil-A debuting in Medford, Oregon.
While F***book has a dubious track record of burying Conservative content, all three platforms have developed deliberate campaigns to limit the influence of right of center groups and individuals, as users affected by the constraints have witnessed a meteoric drop in page visitors and overall clicks. To mask the assault on the competing ideology to the majority of the tech workforce, an irony that is not lost on Conservative think tanks, the controversial social networks have launched a series of ambiguous “terms and conditions”, dictating community policy.
As well as releasing a biased algorithms and swarms of machine learning moderation bots, the confusing vernacular policing end user behavior, gives the platforms to ban any content, at any time, and without having to offer an explanation. Abbott’s mandate sought to force the corporations to have at least a semblance of accountability in putting their money where their mouth is. F***book and Twitter continue to brand themselves as First Amendment sanctuaries, and founding members of the unregulated internet, the term has since become an oxymoron as a fair majority of digital corporations have deviated to a trajectory more along the lines of Albania or North Korea in opting to throw account holders in electronic prison who do not share a similar world view.
With a limitless legal budget at their disposal, F***book, Twitter, and YouTube, will surely make the next two years hell on earth, with integrity and morality hanging in the balance. The most disappointing reality in this horrific plot is that free thinking Americans continue to actively engage on the three sites, even though it is no secret as to the unpatriotic and Socialistic tendencies trickling down from affluent leadership.
As it has been previously stated that social media is both the greatest and worst invention of all time, how this ping pong match of lucrative funds plays out in the courtroom will not necessarily set a precedent, but is a template for how bad things to come in the next decade.
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