Twitter will label government officials and state-affiliated media accountsAnonymous 2020-08-07 19:19:49#794➤ 795➤ 796
Twitter will label the accounts of government officials and state-affiliated media outlets, following similar policies from Facebook and YouTube. The new labels are already being applied but will roll out gradually, with government labels being applied to officials from China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Twitter will also stop recommending tweets from state-affiliated media.
ok so what they're basically doing is shadow-banning state-affiliated media. users will still be able to find state-affiliated twitter accounts if they search for them but state-affiliated accounts will no longer be able to trend?
this is a really weird move. imo it should be extended to corporations, NGOs and other influencers with an agenda to keep things fair.
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>>776 >Even though the two bombs, which fell on Aug. 6 and 9, killed more than 200,000 people in the two cities and injured many others, the United States enforced a ban, in both countries, on photographs that showed the civilian impact.
interesting fact. i didn't know about that.
some experts claim that there was no need to use the bombs while others say it was completely justified.
personally i think dropping atomic bombs on civilians is never justified. the damage and numbers of innocents killed is way beyond anything that can be justified as collateral damage. this is plain murder. don't get me wrong: killing innocent civilians is sometimes justified for example when they're used as human shields or work in factories that produce arms but even then one should keep the number of killed civilians as low as possible.