It’s worse than I originally thought. TS lets me make some posts, they show up in my profile… then “poof” they gone.
I’m going to find out more before jumping to conclusions about why someone/something is deleting them.
Trump ‘TRUTH Social’ developing content moderation practices to ensure ‘family-friendly’ community
EXCLUSIVE: When TRUTH Social launches later this quarter, the Trump Media & Technology Group social media platform will already have stringent content moderation practices in place to ensure it is a “family-friendly” online community, company CEO Devin Nunes told Fox Business…
It’s because truth social is using a content moderation company called hive. They are not a free speech platform they are a family friendly platform. https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-truth-social-developing-content-moderation-practices-to-ensure-family-friendly-community
After a few hours of pondering… here’s my impression of the “censorship” issue happening on TS.
What PHASE of this Silent War are we in now?
1) IMO #TruthSocial is being prepared for its role as a critical information channel from “team Trump” to the people paying enough attention to be plugged in. Think in terms of military planning & communications.
2) If you plan to use TS to disseminate important information, does that affect the steps you take to defend it? Do you err on the side of preserving the channel, or “free speech”? Observe what is actually happening.
3) If bad actors know this will they attempt to flood the platform with a wide range of bad content (from merely objectionable all the way to violent or illegal)?
Did you really think TS was unaware they’d be accused of censorship? What reason is important enough? (see #1)
When will it no longer be necessary to treat TS as a “comms channel under threat” and relax it?
What change of situational conditions would trigger such a posture? (post #2)
In hindsight this tension/conflict is obvious and our Silent Enemy is paying their agitators to try and take TS down. “Our guys” are going to do whatever they must to keep it online. Why? Because when important things happen and other channels shut down or censor critical news… TS will be able to push it to millions of people sprinkled out in every community.
Think of it as an unofficial quasi-mil-comms channel and you’ll understand why they are doing what they are doing at this present time. Put me on record as saying they will relax it when TS is no longer under threat of takedown, or after it has fulfilled its purpose as a comms channel to the people.
This is just my considered opinion. Feel free to have and share your own thoughts on the matter.
Bottom line… do you believe the “Q psyop” was a back channel way for “team Trump” to communicate directly with the people, or not?
If you say “yes”… then TS is a continuation of that effort, and what I said makes some sense.
If you say “no”, then what I said sounds retarded. 😁
New tech companies like Trump’s social media platform giving
people their voice back: Jason Miller (video)
GETTR CEO Jason Miller discusses Big Tech, censorship and former President Trump
launching ‘Truth Social.’
EXCLUSIVE: When TRUTH Social launches later this quarter, the Trump Media &
Technology Group social media platform will already have stringent content moderation
practices in place to ensure it is a “family-friendly” online community, company CEO Devin
Nunes told Fox Business.
Both Nunes and former President Donald Trump separately have told Fox Business that
TRUTH Social is expected to be up and running by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Nunes told Fox Business that the company is on track.
DEVIN NUNES ALL IN ON TRUMP ‘TRUTH’ SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, SAYS HE IS
‘STILL DOING A PUBLIC SERVICE’
But those involved in the final stages of the platform’s development told Fox Business that
they anticipate that malign actors will target the site and attempt to “flood” the platform
with “illegal content,” especially during and immediately after their formal launch.
Fox Business has learned that TMTG is partnering with Hive—a San Francisco-based
Series D start-up that provides automated solutions through cloud-based artificial
intelligence for understanding images, videos, and text content. Hive’s technology
provides automated content moderation across video, image, text and audio.
“We want to be very family-friendly, we want this to be a very safe place, and we are
focused on making sure any illegal content is not on the site,” Nunes said in an exclusive
interview with Fox Business.
“Hive has a great track record in this, and they have been good to work with,” Nunes
continued. “They are very helpful for our team and because of their experience, I think
they’re helping to craft the right spot for us.”
He added: “We want to be the most family-friendly site.”
Hive co-founder and CEO Kevin Guo told Fox Business that his company’s AI model will be
used for TRUTH Social to offer content moderation for posts to ensure sexually-explicit
content, and posts that include violence, bullying, hate speech, and spam never make it to
“TMTG really has been proactive,” Guo told Fox Business. “For them, moderation has
always been core. They have been very thoughtful about this.”
Hive was integral in helping conservative social media platform Parler to develop their
content moderation practices in order to be reinstated into Apple’s App Store following the
Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
Hive also has dozens of other clients, including Reddit, Giphy, Yik Yak, OnlyFans, Omegle,
Josh, IRL, Yubo, Tango, and more.
“Our stance, unlike other companies, we, by definition, are doing a net positive,” Guo said.
“I don’t care who you are, if you want to make your community a safer place, you should
be given the tools to do so.”
When asked about working with clients that some deem controversial, Guo said that there
“are a few things where we should probably put aside our differences and just agree that
we need to solve this problem.”
“We commit ourselves to being a very neutral ground in that sense,” Guo said “If a partner
wants to use us, and we think they are doing a good job, using our models well, and
putting in good-faith moderation, we’re going to keep supporting them, no matter what
the external pressures may be.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, listens as ranking
member Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., speaking as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hi
Guo said Hive has been working with TMTG for “many months already.”
“From the very beginning of product design, they have had moderation as a core concept
that they’ve been building around, so, our integration with them certainly is not one they
have put in last minute, or after the fact,” Guo said. “They have been very thoughtful and
very proactive with this, and when they launch, moderation will be fully in place on day
Guo said Hive’s technology has the ability to identify content like “nudity, drugs, violence,
hate speech, spam and bullying.”
“This is not political,” he said. “These are not things that are left or right or have any
political baggage,” Guo said. “When you think about these bigger companies, what they
have put in place around things like misinformation, what they deem that to be, for
instance, that’s their prerogative.”
He added: “Our moderation is based on these core concepts that, we think, are
Guo said TRUTH Social’s moderation approach is centered around Hive’s core concepts,
and said they want to “make sure” they can “identify this type of content and proactively
prevent it from reaching their users.”
“They are not doing things like trying to censor any political talk—we don’t have models
for that or models for misinformation,” he said. “We focus on a problem that is more
Nunes doubled down on that point, reminding that TRUTH Social will be “open for all
ideas, all political debate from the left to the right.”
“We’re not going to censor anybody because they have a different opinion about, for
example, a COVID vaccine,” Nunes said. “That is what the open internet is all about—it
should be for the free flow of debate and ideas all over the globe, so that people can learn
from one another and debate with one another.”
Nunes added: “And society should be better for it if it is working properly.”
The topic of content moderation has come under scrutiny from critics on the right, who
have argued that tech giants should no longer benefit from protections of Section 230 of
the Communications Decency Act if they censor conservative viewpoints.
President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday,
Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The section has been pivotal in the rise of today’s social media giants by allowing not only
Internet service providers – but also Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and others –to
be shielded from liability from content posted on their platforms by third parties, in most
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act currently states 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.”
TRUMP SAYS NEW MEDIA COMPANY COULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY END OF FIRST
Nunes, who was a critic of Big Tech during his time representing California’s 22nd
congressional district, was asked for his view of Section 230 now that he is the CEO of a
“It is the law of the land,” Nunes said. “Clearly, in the past, I’d express my frustration with it
—mainly, at what point does a website or a tech company become a publisher?”
Nunes criticized big tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google and Instagram, saying
that they “have become editors,” and also criticized them for “selectively enforcing their
terms of service.”
“The bottom line is that any changes that would be made to Section 230 in the future,
we’re not at all worried about because we’re not going to be in that kind of business,”
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As for TRUTH Social’s content moderation, Nunes said that their efforts are “all about
protecting the customer and the user.”
“We want people to have a good experience on the platform, and they are not going to
have a good experience if there is illegal activity on the platform, so that is the real
necessity for this,” Nunes said.
“We’re eyes wide-opened here,” Nunes said.
Nunes joined TMTG as CEO in December, after retiring from nearly two decades of serving
in the House of Representatives.
Trump Media & Technology Group first launched in October. The company said last month
that the partner has agreements for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors.
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TMTG’s plan is to become a publicly listed company through a merger with the publicly
traded Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company whose sole
purpose is to acquire a private company and take it public.
TRUTH Social, while not yet public, is available for pre-order in the App Store.