Why Google and Facebook Will Continue to Censor the Internet

Why Google and Facebook Will Continue to Censor the Internet

1.) Artificial Intelligence and Image Recognition Software

These two things should be utilized to scan for and track down illegal objects, lowering the task on humans who must manually track and keep a record of it. This particular process has already started: Twitter recently started using IBM’s “Watson” AI system to track and cover up abusive messages, while engineers at Dartmouth College in the US have invented trackers that immediately detect child porn. Corporations will have to tread very, very carefully in order to keep from being monitored. Monitors are becoming surveillance and the teller of any counter-narratives becoming propaganda. These tools must promise that extra details they take in regarding their users – such as true identity or bias to radicalization will never be allowed for other jobs such as advertising. They must vow to be open and clear about their processes, laying down coherent rules and regulations about what counts as extremist material, describing how they keep track of their sites and verifying their dedication to law enforcement. They will fight back – with some good reason – that it is not their duty as “neutral” platforms to be able to say what is right and not right. To guard free speech they must save these notions for the most dangerous scenarios when internet abuse could potentially become actual, physical violence. As the guardians of the digital universe, these people are responsible for the environment and behavior their features display. 

2.) Fake News

Google claims it is working on a regulation switch in order to prevent websites that give fake off content by utilizing its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook reworked its advertising rules to make clear that its restriction of fake and confusing content can be accounted for fake news. The change arrives as Google, Facebook and Twitter Inc. are up against a negative reaction of the role they played in the U.S. presidential election by letting people spread many untrue and mostly deceiving details that may or may not have swung voters more toward Republican candidate Donald Trump. The conflict has begun an intense debate within Facebook mostly, with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg promising twice in current times that the site had no part in influencing the election. Facebook’s process is limited specifically to its ad policies and does not pinpoint fake news sites shared by anyone on his or her own news feeds.

3.) Powerful Industries

No matter how one view any application or group, two classic companies of the Silicon Valley region could easily be seen simply as the gatekeepers of the mobile Internet. The mobile-Internet industry is developed upon spectrum licenses that are granted by the federal government. Given the insane amount of power that Apple and Google have in the mobile world as corporate governments, First Amendment liberties are up against some serious difficulties in the current mobile atmosphere.  Maybe it’s time that spectrum licenses to mobile-phone companies be studied more on their recipients giving out freedoms for customers to use the apps of whatever they please.

To see how Google has censored the internet, watch the video below!