Most everyone knows that social media companies are censoring conservative output. There are a variety of ways this is done. Joining John today in what is always a fun and fascinating conversation is infrastructure expert Dr. Russ White (rule11.tech). He and John discuss a variety of topics, including machine-learning algorithms, the publisher vs platform debate, and the arbitrary allocation of posts as 'violent' or 'hate' speech. They even dive into the topic of pre-crime and the strange aspect of enforcing free speech – how exactly do you do that? Dr. White offers solutions that should be implemented to allow free expression across the board.
Getting to the truth of any issue has become close to impossible today, especially if you listen to the mainstream news or the fact checkers on social media. Political correctness is killing us – sometimes literally. First up on the program this new year is Dr. Harvey Risch (ysph.yale.edu), Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University's School of Public Health. Medical journal articles are now being censored if they don't conform to the official narrative about the virus and the vaccines. Dr. Risch looks at vaccine efficacy, when Covid could be over, and weighs in on the effectiveness of Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Supposed fact checkers on social media are censoring posts that don't conform to the official narrative on any issue. Facebook just admitted in court that those same fact checkers are only offering opinions. Back with us this week is Founder and Publisher of American Thinker Thomas Lifson (americanthinker.com). This admission by Facebook not only reopens the publisher vs platform debate in regards to Section 230, but it also renders fact checkers useless. He also discusses inflation and the ineptness of the current administration.
In our final example of how political correctness is killing us, we look at the whole debate surrounding the vaccines and covid and the use and misuse of statistics. Wrapping out the New Year show this week is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Definitions of words or phrases – like 'vaccinated' – are important because statistics will mean nothing if different studies have different definitions for the same word. The politically correct elites will use whatever study bolsters their narrative and eschew ones that don't.
Facebook has admitted in court that their fact checkers are only putting out their opinion, not fact. What are the implications of that statement? Back with us today is Founder and Publisher of American Thinker, Thomas Lifson (americanthinker.com). He shows that Facebook has now admitted that they are a publisher – which ignites the Section 230 debate again – and that 'fact' checking is meaningless. Yet, the media and leftists will swear by it. He also discusses both inflation and the ineptitude of the current administration, and why the poor suffer the most under both.
John is back as a guest on KYMS, a local radio station here in the Inland Northwest. John and the host, Lee Lancaster, discuss of a variety of current news items, including manipulation by the media to push certain narratives and the danger to our freedoms from the vaccine mandates. Also Facebook plans to change its name soon to Meta after the metaverse. It plans to move toward computer-generated simulation, which could threaten to cut off human interaction in the future as people get used to living a virtual life. John finishes out today's podcast with several examples of persecuted Christians around the world.