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Opinion Former Facebook official suggests cable providers drop OANN and Newsmax: 'Turn down the capability of these conservative influencers'

00:15  18 january  2021
00:15  18 january  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Former Facebook executive Alex Stamos likened Republicans in Congress to ISIS supporters and argued that conservative voices such as OANN On CNN this morning:"We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences.""There are people on

“We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences. There are people on YouTube for example that CNN censorship minion Oliver Darcy also tried to pressure the cable companies to drop OAN and Newsmax on Sunday. “Just a reminder that

The former chief security officer of Facebook suggested conservative news outlets One America News and Newsmax be deplatformed following the siege of the Capitol and the proliferation of "radical views" online.

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“We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences. There are people on YouTube, for example, that have a larger audience than daytime CNN, and they are extremely radical and pushing extremely radical views,” Alex Stamos said Sunday on CNN’s Reliable Sources.

“And, so, it is up to the Facebooks and YouTubes, in particular, to think about whether or not they want to be effectively cable networks for disinformation. And then we're gonna have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem that these companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to be bringing them into tens of millions of homes,” he continued.

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On Facebook , even just sharing footage of Wednesday’s riot was off-limits, as was posting Trump’s speech to his supporters. Any call for further These platforms’ notorious echo chambers have no room for dissenting narratives, whether it concerns the Capitol protests or the growing contingent of

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“This is allowing people to seek out information if they really want to but not pushing it into their faces, I think, is where we’re going to have to go here,” he said.

The comments were hit with condemnation on Twitter, with some expressing outrage, saying it’s another example of suppressing conservatives.

Stamos served as Facebook's CSO from 2015 to 2018, when he stepped down to take a position at Stanford University. In 2019, he called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down from his role, citing that he needs to give up "some of that power" instead of breaking up the Big Tech behemoth.

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Original Author: Emma Colton

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