08 Nov 2019

Glenn Reynolds Interviewed About Social Media

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I am watching this, and I usually avoid long videos, principally because it is interesting to see, and hear, the superhumanly energetic figure who manages to teach law, write lots of books, and produce the single most important conservative blog at a scale of productivity that continues to astound.

His take on Big Tech Social Media is also obviously of considerable interest. Glenn Reynolds is already on the record as advocating the break-up of those “Internet monopolies,” a basically incongruous position for such a libertarian thinker.

He may be, of course, a just a trifle prejudiced here. Big Tech Social Media came along and turned out to be a powerfully effective competitor to the blogosphere. It cut my traffic down into only a fraction of what it used to be, and I expect its impact on the Instapundit blog was also impressive.

I’d normally myself be totally against Antitrust persecution of corporations, but the Big Tech leviathans are themselves hypocritical political partisans systematically misusing the power that’s fallen into their laps to create totalitarian satrapies in which non-politically-correct, often merely conservative speech is stomped out.

I’m currently serving my second 30-day sentence in Facebook jail. This time based on a stupid misinterpretation of my technical description of the characteristics of Fascism as a pro-Nazi posting, doubtless by some low-level employee with English as a second language.

HT: The News Junkie.

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Steverino

Nazism and Fascism are the same thing: National Socialism. They differ only in their details.



Boligat

You seem to imply that the”low level employee” is a foreigner. Well, based on my 30+ years in the educational trenches, I can assure you that to a significant number of native born teenagers, English is still a second language. Not only that but the idea that words have actual meaning and are more than just sound vibrations wafting from mouth to ear is also foreign.



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