Did you hear about the “closet” at Twitter Headquarters? Well, apparently, Elon and his team were looking around, and they found this closet. They opened it up, and what did they find inside? An entire closet filled with “#StayWoke” t-shirts. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up. The “$1 million dollar question” everyone was asking, was, “Is Twitter biased against conservatives?” I mean, the answer seems painfully obvious, right?
Well, no, not when liberals get involved.
A bunch of nerds from MIT and Yale conducted a study to see if Twitter was biased against conservatives, and of course, they found that Twitter was NOT biased, but that right-wing accounts shared more “fake news” than anyone.
You simply can’t take these clowns seriously…
[…] this new study, done by four researchers from a variety of different universities (mainly MIT and Yale): Qi Yang, Mohsen Mosleh, Tauhid Zaman and David Rand. Now, it’s important to note that this study specifically looked at political speech (the area that people are most concerned about, even though the reality is that this is a tiny fraction of what most content moderation efforts deal with), and it did find that a noticeably larger number of Republicans had their accounts banned than Democrats in their study (with a decently large sample size). However, that did not mean that it showed bias. Indeed, the study is quite clever, in that it corrected for generally agreed upon false information sharers — and the conclusion is that Twitter’s content moderation is biased against agreed-upon misinformation rather than political bias. It’s just that Republicans were shown to be much, much, much more willing to share such misinformation.
Social media companies are often accused of anti-conservative bias, particularly in terms of which users they suspend. Here, we evaluate this possibility empirically. We begin with a survey of 4,900 Americans, which showed strong bi-partisan support for social media companies taking actions against online misinformation. We then investigated potential political bias in suspension patterns and identified a set of 9,000 politically engaged Twitter users, half Democratic and half Republican, in October 2020, and followed them through the six months after the U.S. 2020 election.
During that period, while only 7.7% of the Democratic users were suspended, 35.6% of the Republican users were suspended. The Republican users, however, shared substantially more news from misinformation sites –as judged by either fact-checkers or politically balanced crowds –than the Democratic users. Critically, we found that users’ misinformation sharing was as predictive of suspension as was their political orientation. Thus, the observation that Republicans were more likely to be suspended than Democrats provides no support for the claim that Twitter showed political bias in its suspension practices. Instead, the observed asymmetry could be explained entirely by the tendency of Republicans to share more misinformation. While support for action against misinformation is bipartisan, the sharing of misinformation –at least at this historical moment –is heavily asymmetric across parties. As a result, our study shows that it is inappropriate to make inferences about political bias from asymmetries in suspension rates.
All they had to do was walk into Twitter headquarters and open a few closets. BOOM, “study” is over.
And speaking of those closets, actor James Woods saw the video that Elon Musk shared, and he was PISSED… and I don’t blame him.
Here’s what James said: “These a-holes destroyed a presidential election by stifling the free speech of half the country. May everyone of them go broke. The very definition of the “banality of evil.”
You can watch the video below:
These a-holes destroyed a presidential election by stifling the free speech of half the country. May everyone of them go broke.
The very definition of the “banality of evil.” https://t.co/OhnxvVCYwS
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 23, 2022
James nailed it.
What these woke lunatics did to the American people with their election interference, should be criminal.
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