Joe Biden derides game dev ‘creeps’ who ‘teach you how to kill’
January 21, 2020 at 2:27 AM - Views: 85 #253661
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The lead-in to the topic was Biden’s ideas on the revocation of Article 230, of the Communications Decency Act. This article enshrines that, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Biden’s in favor of doing away with this article, and holding companies like Facebook accountable for what users say and do on their platforms. Eventually the topic comes around to Biden’s previous meetings with Silicon Valley luminaries, and that’s when he says the line.
Lest anyone think I’m taking what Biden says out of context, here’s exactly what he said:
Biden: And you may recall, the criticism I got for meeting with the leaders in Silicon Valley, when I was trying to work out an agreement dealing with them protecting intellectual property for artists in the United States of America. And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people, you know the ——
Warzel: Like video games.
Biden: Yeah, video games… And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, “We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones.” And fortunately I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating. As I added up the seven outfits, everyone’s there but Microsoft. I said, you have fewer people on your payroll than all the losses that General Motors just faced in the last quarter, of employees. So don’t lecture me about how you’ve created all this employment. The point is, there’s an arrogance about it, an overwhelming arrogance that we are, we are the ones. We can do what we want to do. I disagree.
January 21, 2020 at 2:33 AM #253665
Cold Mountain TrailMember@coldmountaintrail
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“protecting intellectual property for artists”
what is he babbling about? the biggest beneficiaries of increased IP rights would be the same tech giants, Microsoft et al and Pharma.
Not ‘artists’ as a broad category
and it would be used to further militarize the borders of the entire world
January 21, 2020 at 2:35 AM #253666
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Meh. Gamers are pussies. Joe was able to help kill real people. People with children, lovers, Moms and Dads.
January 21, 2020 at 10:41 PM #254120
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He’d have loved to do it himself, if not for that terrible asthma he had while being the hero of his high school football team, that sadly was only discovered a few years later.
Proclaiming a populist policy makes you Bernie Sanders like singing ‘Yesterday’ makes you Paul McCartney.
January 21, 2020 at 2:37 AM #253667
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Echoes of Tipper Gore and her quest for parental control of music back in the day, except this time it’s with video games. This isn’t even new. Biden’s just rehashing an old conservative tactic–X form of new entertainment is a bad influence on your kids! Be afraid! Call for censorship!
He’s so old school politics. So…Reaganish.
We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.--Franklin Delano Roosevelt
With Bernie Sanders, we have the receipts. --Nina Turner
January 21, 2020 at 2:49 AM #253670
The Red MenaceMember@twilightsporkle
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So Biden’s whole garbled mess was just so he could chuckle about his imaginary “now listen here you little shit” moment?
January 21, 2020 at 2:59 AM #253674
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See Tiper Gore, et al v. Frank Zappa
January 21, 2020 at 4:11 AM #253710
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If I want to learn how to kill indiscriminately, I’ll just join the U.S. Army.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
January 21, 2020 at 2:05 PM #253809
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How Republican of him. They blame video games for mass shootings too.
Realize that what he is proposing would kill JPR.
January 21, 2020 at 4:02 PM #253898
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Yes Yes, but look what he’s trying to do. Recently some tech company (I don’t remember who) cancelled the accounts of everyone who mentioned that Iranian Trump had assassinated, citing a US “anti terrorism” law. It’s not Tipper Gore, it’s George Orwell.
January 21, 2020 at 10:25 PM #254109
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He’s pissing off one of the few groups that didn’t reflexively blast him for his social awkwardness around women!
January 21, 2020 at 10:44 PM #254125
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and he thinks marijuana is a gateway drug to heroin addiction!
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