Musk is staying he’ll aggressively eliminate hate speech and harmful violent content, with no concern to bottom line profits. We’ll see! Meanwhile, my Twitter space is a haven for Science and the truth on many subjects. @Grandmajsilver http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/dec/03/twitter-moderators-turn-to-automation-amid-a-reported-surge-in-hate-speech On child safety Irwin said Twitter had shifted toward automatically taking down tweets reported by trusted figures … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After talks with Macron, Musk is relying on AI and content moderation to take down all sites with content harmful to children.
Fierce fighting is continuing in the Southern Donetsk region and Russians are taking heavy losses. Shelling of Kherson continues, civilians are dying and many survivors are fleeing the region. Navalny fears for his life. He’s been in solitary and not even his attorneys can determine if he’s ok physically. Putin’s shelling will continue as long … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Putin’s brutal war continues with Putin using old nuclear warheads without the nuclear component. It concerns me that they’re preparing to leave the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. What have they taken and why leave now?
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/23/multiple-deaths-after-shooting-at-walmart-in-chesapeake-virginia Tuesday night’s shooting in Chesapeake also brought back memories of another at a Walmart store in 2019, when a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire at a store in El Paso and killed 22. A database run by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University that tracks every mass killing in America … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Another mass shooting in America, this time it’s a Walmart store. There’s lots of Legislative decisions Congress can make to make our lives safer. Extensive background checks, physical and psychological evaluations, Red Flag Laws, automated data base for gun owners ( If you drive a car, boat or plane, we’re registered and carry liability insurance) and ban the sale of automatic weapons and large magazines. Automatic weapons used in mass shootings are used to fight wars. Why should Americans fear for their lives? Why should we be the only Nation with 45, 000 lives lost to gun violence?
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/03/kyrie-irving-suspended-brooklyn-nets-antisemitic-beliefs Irving would say only that he meant no harm. He said some things in Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America were untrue, but he didn’t say he shouldn’t have posted a link to it. Irving would say only that he meant no harm. He said some things in the documentary he tweeted a … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why would role models, having the bully pulpit, espouse anti semitism? First, Kanye West and now, Kyrie Irving, are blatantly anti semitic. Their lies lead to real violence. The FBI has New Jersey synagogues on high alert, due to credible bomb threats. Hate words kill. There ought to be a Law banning hate speech and making it a crime. It is a crime against people and groups and does become violent. Anti semitism, anti Asian, anti black, the list continues. Stop the hatred. Kanye West has been fined and he’s digging deeper by purchasing an alt right social media site? Kyrie Irving has been suspended from the Nets? Will he too, dig in his heels and spew more hate? In 7 years, civil discourse has been replaced by hate speech, misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, violence and abuse? Is this the America the majority wants? If no, stand up to the perpetrators and if they’re in public office, vote them out this midterm. Vote Dem2022 and Independent 2022 and bring our country back to civility, the rule of Law and Democracy. We can vote for a better way of life.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/oct/14/online-safety-bill-must-protect-adults-self-harm-content-charities-samaritans Donelan’s predecessor, Nadine Dorries, said in a written statement in July that legal suicide content and content promoting self-harm would be among the categories of legal but harmful content that major tech platforms would have to address in their terms and conditions, telling users how they would deal with such material. The act will … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Following the case of Molly Russell’s suicide, GB has agreed to extend protection from harmful content to young vulnerable adults as well, ages18-24 yrs of age. Content causing self harm and suicide must be removed to the Regulators satisfaction. The large and small Social Media Platforms must explain their methodology for removal of content to users or face the Ofcom regulator, the Communications regulator , which will have the power to impose fines of 10% of their global turnover, if they breach the legislation. The NHS is taking mental health seriously and providing $57 million for additional prevention spending. If you haven’t followed this case, the Social Media Platforms scanned by the young woman who took her life, sent material to her that interested her. Since she was depressed, she viewed harmful content and the algorithms, responding to her interests pushed more harmful videos and materials onto her site, she was inundated with self harm videos for 6 months and then she committed suicide. With the new Law, the algorithms must change and the Platforms will be responsible for that change. Do you think you can withstand viewing self harm materials, violent content, deaths and remain unharmed by the content?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/10/12/online-threats-insurrection-witnesses-/ The attacks against Hutchinson are part of a broader pattern of violent threats on fringe social networks directed at witnesses testifying before Congress about the Capitol insurrection. Since the committee began hosting prime-time hearings in June, the nonprofit Advance Democracy has identified a tide of vitriol targeting key witnesses and prominent Jan. 6 committee … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why isn’t online encouragement of violence and harassment prosecuted? Why should members of Congress, the January 6 Committee or other members of Federal or State Legislatures be the target of violence and harassment, on known Social Media Platforms and platforms used by the alt right and the Trump organization? Corporations are now self regulating. All corporations. There were Laws in place giving the DEA the power to prosecute and follow the money in Opioid distribution. Those Laws were overturned by the Marino Law, named for the Republican sponsoring this Law. Now the Law states, if a Corporation says, they had no intention of addicting others, they can’t be prosecuted. Self regulation brought America an Opioid problem, resulting in 100,000 deaths a year. Peoples lives can be saved by Regulating an industry. There is no difference between a “ brick and mortar corporation” and an online Platform. They all require Regulation. Change Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act and eliminate violent and abusive platforms. There are 300 million + guns in our Country, what’s said on Social Media and online platforms, doesn’t stay virtual!
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/sep/26/leading-economies-sliding-into-recession-as-ukraine-war-cuts-growth-finds-oecd The world’s leading economies are sliding into recession as the global energy and inflation crises sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cut growth by more than previously forecast, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). A dependency on expensive gas for heavy industry and home heating will plunge Germany, Italy and … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Europe, dependent on Russian oil, will be plunged into recession. China is suffering from a real estate ponzu scheme and Zero Covid policy, crippling its economic output. America, we have short term problems brought on by Corporate Greed. Corporations here are monopolies without competition. They charge whatever they can, while keeping labor wages low. It’s a win win for a few. In the 80’s Volcker raised interest rate to curb inflation and it wasn’t until America was plunged into Recession, that the government raised taxes to get us out of the Recession. Both the US and UK should take a policy lesson from the 1980’s, start taxing Corporations now. Go to 28% and close loopholes. Then, it won’t matter if labor get a long deserved increase in pay and benefits. Labor needs these increases to survive. Americans need Corporations and the top 1% to pay their fair share. A 2% tax on the top 1% assets would add billions to the IRS. A 28% tax on Corporations should be the first step towards taxing Corporations. Their free ride, is making it impossible for too many Americans to survive. Raising interest rates is one tool in the Federal toolbox. Another tool is raising Corporate taxes. Then fund the IRS to collect the tax. I always thought, this country needed to put 1000’s of auditors to work and collect the trillions in tax evasion. America should not be inadvertently plunged into Recession. The poor and the middle class need a social safety net. We can have it “all”.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/26/us-abortion-bans-restrict-access-essential-medications Complicating matters: methotrexate is not the only essential medication that many are now struggling to access, despite the US health and human services department’s guidance on laws prohibiting pharmacies from rejecting patients with prescriptions for medications that may end a pregnancy. People on misoprostol – which prevents stomach ulcers for those who take aspirin, … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The far reaching abortion ban in Republican States, is effecting more then women’s reproductive health. Women taking methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases hav been denied access to this drug. It’s been deemed to be of use in a rare pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy and can be used as part of treatment to dislodge the fetus. Who knew? The pharmacies and insurance co are denying access to this vital therapeutic drug. Now , if some one wants to purchase it, it may cost $14,000 a month for Humira. This makes no sense. Other drugs are no longer available to women , that help alleviate ulcers are disallowed. GOP States are now interfering in Women’s Health. Who gives them the right to determine what drugs women take for pain or arthritis? Are these GOP Congressmen & women, replacing a women’s physician’s, too! I guess, in Republican States, we’re replacing Physicians, with your local Senator, are they now practicing medicine, without a license?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/midterms-elections-social-media-civil-rights/ Through memos and meetings, the Change the Terms coalition for months had pleaded with Facebook parent Meta, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube to bolster the content moderation systems that it says allowed Trump’s baseless claims about election rigging to spread, setting the groundwork for the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The representatives of truth and fairness should be concerned. The Internet is not neutral. There is an ultra conservative bias built into the system. The Social Media Platforms are neo liberal. ( no accountability, self regulating and support small government) Therefore, according to existing Law, they can’t change, their power over the data they collect and the content they allow, on their platforms, belongs to them and not us. Congressional misinformation makes them billions. All data that’s controversial, creates influencers and those influencers attract millions, and make millions for themselves, and the Social Media Platforms they choose. You want to preserve our Democracy? You want to stop the Culture Wars? Change Section 230 of the Communication Law and write new Laws, regulating what can be transmitted on Social Media platforms. The worst offender is Meta/Facebook. They won’t willingly relent. Remember Facebook partnered with Cambridge Analytica to understand Facebook’s role in Election & voting decision making. Cambridge Analytica funding came from the Mercer’s, conservative leaning billionaires. TikTok is now removing political parties, politicians and campaigns from their site. Twitter is also stopping political ads somewhat. The others? Only Laws will restore ourDemocracy and decrease culture Wars. Do you want to hear the truth or lies? Do you want Democracy or Corporations to decide what information you see? The Social Media business model , wants no regulation and unlimited power. They have more power and money than anyone else. Do you want them, to make life choices for us? Or, Do you want to be an informed citizen and make your own decisions? We can have a say in Social Media content, by writing Laws to protect our privacy and our Democracy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/health-apps-privacy/ We click through quickly and accept ‘agree’ without really contemplating the downstream potential trade-offs,” he said. Those trade-offs could take a few forms, like our information landing in the hands of data sellers, employers, insurers, real estate agents, credit granters or law enforcement, privacy experts say. Even small bits of information can be combined … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Our health Data searches and concerns are no longer private on the Internet. They never were. Android phones have ad privacy that must be used constantly, otherwise, those browsers, like WebMD, Drugs.com and key words like depression or anxiety are passed on to 3 rd party advertisers targeting you. HIPPA Laws don’t apply to the Internet. Our behavior is tracked by Facebook and Google, every time we search. Our searches, identify us , the information is sold to 3 rd Parties and they can use it , as they wish. Our employers can see our searches and data, insurers, credit card grantors or law enforcement. Apple products are less invasive, we can click the “ do not track “ option. However, our internet providers are using the same business model as Social Media Platforms and they , too, are harvesting information on us and selling it for profit. The Solution, redefining Section 230 of the FTC Law granting Internet Companies absolute control over our data. Write new Laws and amend Section 230, to protect our Medical Privacy and all other personal information, we don’t want shared. All our data should belong to us, it’s not for sale to be potentially used against us. HIPPA privacy, I want it! Do you?