Sacha Baron Cohen blasts Big-Tech as the “greatest propaganda machine of all times’

Sacha Baron Cohen blasts Big-Tech as the “greatest propaganda machine of all times’

Sacha Baron Cohen blasted Big Tech for the “greatest propaganda machine” during a fiery speech on Thursday in New York City.

In a scathing speech at the Anti-Defamation League ‘ s Never, Is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate, Cohen said that demagogues and autocracy, as well as hate crimes against minorities, to boil-and he has

“All of this hate and violence is easier said a handful of internet companies, the amount on the biggest propaganda machine in history,” Cohen, who received the ADL International Leadership Award”,. To strengthen “the algorithms that depend on these platforms, of which, be aware of the type of content that keeps users engaged—stories that appeal to our baser instincts and cause indignation and fear.”

The comedian can’t — citing the rise of fake news, the viral spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube, to delete the ability of the platforms, the differences between the news agencies (“Breitbart is similar to the BBC”), and by the way, the conspiracy-minded thinking lead to keep the real violence to return.

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Cohen said he believes that democracy itself is “on the precipice”, in the United Kingdom, where the British voters will soon go to the polls, and in the United States, the a year off from the 2020 elections.

the actor, who was known for satirical characters Ali G and Borat himself to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, slamming as “complete nonsense,” the mogul’s defence of the tech companies, the policy as a matter of “free speech.”

“The First amendment says that” Congress said no law reduction in freedom of speech, but not for private companies like Facebook,” Cohen, in his remarks. “Don’t we, to determine that these enterprises, the limits of freedom of expression in society.  We just want you to be responsible on their platforms.”

He also Zuckerberg met via the comments to a podcast last year about the denial of the Holocaust, which were criticized widely. Zuckerberg said, the denial of the Holocaust is “deeply offensive”, but he doesn’t think that Facebook “should you down, because I think there are the things other people do wrong.”

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Cohen the ADL: “quote from Edward R. Murrow said,” don’t accept that every story two equal and logical sides to an argument.’  We have millions of evidence for the Holocaust—it is a historical fact.  And not to deny it, it’s not some random opinion.  Those who deny the Holocaust aim of promoting a different.”

The comedian went on to beat government regulation, tougher penalties, and perhaps even the threat of prison sentences for the tech CEOs as a potential remedy. Facebook, Google, and Amazon are all with a view to the control of regulatory authorities, either at the state or Federal level.

“The ultimate aim of society should be to make sure that the people being harassed are not targeted, and not murdered because of who they are, where they come from, who they love or how they pray,” said Cohen. “If we achieve our goal—if we prioritize the truth over lies, about tolerance, prejudice, empathy over indifference, and experts on the ignorant—then maybe, just maybe, we can stop the biggest propaganda machine in history, we will save the democracy, we can still be a place for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, and, most importantly, my jokes will still work.”

Fox News reached Facebook, and Google for a comment to this story.

A spokesman for Twitter said the following statement by E-Mail:

“Our rules are clear: There is no place on Twitter for hate behavior, terrorist organizations, violence-filled active extremist groups. Because of these rules, we have stopped permanently, the accounts of 186 groups, half of which are in favour of violence against civilians in addition to some form of extremist white supremacy ideology.”

Released on Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:32:31 +0000

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