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Google leak ‘The Good Censor’ admits abandonment of free speech for ‘Safety And Civility’

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2018-10-10 02:44:18 from the Minitrue-Recdep dept.
Digital Liberty

Google, continuing to distance itself from "Don't be evil.", has produced an internal document that endorses political censorship to influence elections and more. The argument is that free speech (an "American tradition") is not viable on the internet due to various factors such as the 2016 election of President Donald J. Trump.

The document admits that big tech companies "control the majority of online conversations" and have made a "shift towards censorship" over the popularity of political choices that they are unwilling to accept. This directly contradicts the repeated assertions that the political bias of big tech company executives doesn't end up affecting the products.

Fortunately for free speech, that document has leaked [] and now you can see the thinking of those who deem themselves your masters.

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