Who guards the guardians? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes and all that. The Daily Caller has the answer:
Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.”
Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
The SPLC is on a list of “external experts and organizations” that Facebook works with “to inform our hate speech policies,” Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja told the DCNF in an interview.
Facebook consults the outside organizations when developing changes to hate speech policies, Budhraja said, noting that Facebook representatives will typically hold between one and three meetings with the groups.
Citing privacy concerns, the Facebook spokeswoman declined to name all the outside groups working with Facebook, but confirmed the SPLC’s participation.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre, you will recall, is being sued by a British former Islamist-turned-moderate, reformer and a leftie, Majeed Nawaz, for being designated an “anti-Muslim extremist”.
It’s now a half-a-billion dollar far-left propaganda factory that would gladly label the Republican Party a “hate group” and one day soon it probably will, judging by its recent sad track record of demonising and defaming people and groups it does not like.
And these are the people who are advising social media giants on who to censor.
Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.
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