Along with enacting a road to citizenship for DACA kids and TIPS citizens holding permanent status from persecution in their homeland, Congress must enact A National Voting Rights Law. They should pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Law before this term ends. Tomorrow, the Supreme Court hears Moore v Harper, giving the States legislatures exclusive … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The many dangers of the Independent State Legislature Theory (ISLT), before the Supreme Court 12/7/22. This is a test of our Democracy and the legitimate separation of powers, according to the Constitution.
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/2020/10/30/trump-twitter-domestic-disinformation/ While researchers believe there is a significant degree of automation powering Trump’s megaphone, they do not contend that he or his supporters routinely break Twitter’s rules. The company allows enthusiastic followers to use software to automatically retweet people, and though the company bans “bulk retweeting,” it does not disclose at what point frequent retweeting … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Misinformation on a grand scale comes from ex President Trump and followers, retweeting at an unprecedented rate. Misinformation abounds on Facebook and Twitter, their algorithms promote retweets and up until a few months ago, on Twitter, politicians were given an unlimited platform for their campaigns and fund raising. Twitter has just banned misinformation on Covid and elections. Facebook has not and allows misinformation to polarize American Society and our Politics. When you look at the volume of tweets and retweets at least 50% are automated. Trump learned how to weaponize Social Media in the run up to the 2016 election. His retweets have been successful thru his grass roots network, beginning with Trump Jr, Lin Wood, Powell and Steve Bannon. The alt right has been planning their messaging for 30 yrs. With the advent of Social Media, AI and the Social Media business model, there is no regulation of malicious content. Most Platforms, excluding Twitter recently and TikTok this week, allow politicians leeway to say whatever they want. Considering the harm to the Public, Social Media Platforms require Congressional Legislation to protect us from lies and misinformation that harms us and our Democracy. Unfortunately, Voices for Democracy and the truth are not equally represented.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/sep/02/nobel-peace-prize-winners-call-for-action-on-online-disinformation The 10-point manifesto was presented by the 2021 Nobel laureates, campaigning journalists Dmitry Muratov and Maria Ressa, in Oslo on Friday. It warns that the potential for technology to advance societies has been undermined by the business models of the dominant online platforms. TechScape: The unbearable sadness of Mark Zuckerberg “We urge rights-respecting democracies … More TheVoiceOfJoyce At least 10 previous Nobel Laureates for peace, have presented an open letter to the World’s leaders, requesting that they rein in Big Tech. Why? The Social Media platforms, business models, promote disinformation, hate and abuse, undermining Democracies everywhere, creating cultural divides. “We the People” are being manipulated by Big Techs Surveillance Capitalist models. They predict our behavior & sell our data to undermine our Democracy and target investigative journalism & journalists. The Nobel Laureates call upon the EU to strengthen their rules and enforce the compliance of Tech Platforms to remove disinformation algorithms. There is only one fact and Social Media Platforms create two realities, disrupting Democracy through their promotion of cultural divides. Robust laws and an investment in Investigative journalism, would highlight the disruptive business model of Tech Platforms, that divide us!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/04/leonard-leo-federalist-society-conservative-abortion Among other things, Leo is pushing a contentious legal theory that the US constitution gives state legislatures the power to decide how to run elections without intervention from the courts. The Honest Elections Project has made multiple legal submissions on the issue with the aim of removing the power of state courts to block … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce More on Leonard Leo, head of the wealthiest Conservative foundation, the person, we never knew existed, till now. He was a friend and helped elevate, Clarence Thomas to the Supreme. Now through is Federalist Foundation, he has successfully nominated members to the Supreme Court, judges who espouse voter suppression and State Gerrymandering. He helped overturn Roe v Wade. Can his power be stopped? He and his constituents don’t represent the majority of Americans. They won’t recuse themselves from voting rights determinations or other Laws that help “ We the People”. Leonard Leo and his foundation stand for big money, wielding power, to suppress the rights of “We the People”. Reject their Gilded Age approach, the feudalism they bring and vote them out of office. If this is the new Republicanism, reject them before they destroy the rights of Americans, in order to preserve the rights of the top 1% as a ruling class.
A donor secretly transferred $1.6bn to a Republican political group. Because of America’s lax laws, the donation was never disclosed in any public record or database — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/29/billions-in-dark-money-is-influencing-us-politics-we-need-disclosure-laws
In the largest known political advocacy donation in U.S. history, industrialist Barre Seid funded a new group run by Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo, who guided Trump’s Supreme Court picks and helped end federal abortion rights. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/dark-money-leonard-leo-barre-seid AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce