Biden says Twitter spews lies across the world

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    • #497165
      jbnw
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      ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk had purchased a social media platform in Twitter that spews lies across the world.

      Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid concerns about content moderation.

      Biden said at a fundraiser: “And now what are we all worried about: Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that sends – that spews lies all across the world… There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors. How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?”

      https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-says-twitter-spews-lies-across-world-2022-11-05/

    • #497166
      djean111
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      “There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors. How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?”

      More like “how do we continue to misinform the kids – and everybody else?”

      This is all barreling towards the government editing Twitter and everything else.  Openly.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

      • #497167
        MizzGrizz
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        A censorship regime just like China.Whom we claim to oppose.

    • #497171
      Pam2
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      What do all those employees do anyway? Run fake Twitter accounts?

       

    • #497172
      mrdmk
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      Biden has a known history of being a liar and plagiarist without an original thought. Who is he to say what misinformation is?

      Besides, what about Elon Musk backing out of the Twitter deal only to be taken to court to do so? From what I can tell, Musk spent $40 billion on a bill of goods, plus a big headache on a company ruled by Wall Street. Not a good deal in my opinion.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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        djean111
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        “Disinformation” is now “truths that the people are not supposed to see”.  They do not mind lies when those lies are in service to them; lies are useful, if the lies are controlled.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #497200
      Babel 17
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      There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors.

      He’s going full Queeg. You never go full Queeg.

       

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      Don't feed the trolls

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      Average Gazoo
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      “The White House’s Twitter account, which has more than eight million followers, was even more direct in crediting Biden for the increase. Its now-deleted Tuesday tweet read: “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.”

      Facts First: The increase in Social Security payments in 2023 is the biggest in years because the inflation rate has been the biggest in years. Under a law passed in the 1970s, Social Security payments must be increased by the same percentage that a certain measure of consumer prices has increased.

      https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/02/politics/fact-check-biden-white-house-tweet-social-security-inflation

      Be the Change

      • #497236
        jbnw
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        and very rare in the US over the last decades.

      • #497237
        Ohio Barbarian
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        The White House took down the tweet, and then Twitter announced it had never asked them to take it down.

        Never mind the tweet was a blatant lie.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #497238
          jbnw
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          I like facts, and it’s getting hard to find a source with verifiable facts.

    • #497241
      djean111
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      I am positive that a real-time dump of Biden’s thought processes would be terrifying.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

      • #497243
        jbnw
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        That real-time dump would be sad as well.

        We see enough to know that he and reality no longer have a relationship. I don’t know if they even talk any more.

        • #497358
          djean111
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          a stack of that old green-bar printout with all those zeros and ones – except I think all of Biden’s registers are set to zeros.

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

          A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

          • #497367
            jbnw
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            on Unix systems – very helpful!

            • #497372
              djean111
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              My first job was converting wired boards to RPG Model 20 programs, and to compile a program on punched cards, the compiler was also on cards, compiling a program was impossible if humidity got to the box of cards.  The changes from 1968, when I started, until the 2000s, when I retired, were stupendous.  I can still remember being in an HP3000 class, writing a program that “display”ed something, and thinking damn, so much better than IBM’s CICS maps and shit.  And watching IBM folks testing the newfangled “bar code” stuff up in Chicago, on St. Patrick’s Day, when the river was bright green.   I was learning the shiny new way to assign DLBLs and Extents.  I ended up doing QA work, and  doing stuff like setting up new servers in Japan – with Japanese language operating systems and installing/populating SQL stuff.    Little victory – my grandson always considered working on programs and computers all day was sort of “sitting on your ass” – until he spent seven hours trying to figure out how to modigy a game cheat.  He apologized.  But yeah, everything online now, but I can remember the sinking feeling of waiting for a core dump print so I could try and figure out what the fuck happened.  sorry for the trip down memory lane!

              America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

              "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

              A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

              • #497374
                jbnw
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                I started learning with Fortran on punch cards, and brought assembly language printouts to Helsinki to do machine language patches. Still have my PDP-11 reference card somewhere – I think 🙂

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      Phlem
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    • #497304
      chknltl
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      …still understands what a lie is.

    • #497309
      Hobbit709
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      And Joe is at world-class level on lying.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #497354
      Average Gazoo
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      No editors to correct his broken English; only handlers to tell us what he was supposed to say and what we are allowed to think.

      “editors” — by which they mean censors. And of course there are censors, thousands on FaceBook alone, but apparently that is not enough for some.

      Be the Change

    • #497496
      Dunatus
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      Musk is a CIA/MIC contractor that fully supports US hegemony. Of course he will continue to spread lies all over the world and at home to support the oligarchs that control Joe Biden and the rest of the nest of vipers in DC.

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