This is the transcript of the introduction for this episode of the Christopher Scott Talk Show Podcast:
The internet, specifically the big channels, Facebook, Google, Youtube are destroying the integrity of the 1st amendment. They are destroying the idea of free speech because they are manipulating the way we see things. This isn't a conspiracy theory it's a known fact.
It dawned on the other day there is a correlation between how divided this country is and the implementation of algorithms by Google and Facebook. I know this sounds crazy but tell me you don't see how we, people are being manipulated? I'll bet most of the time people don't even notice but you realize it's happening. You have to see it. Do you not see how we're being manipulated? People aren't even making sense.
Can you not agree, that over the last few years that people's thinking has become generally warped? Do you think it's an accident? This isn't just me saying this. There's a lot of people talking about it. It's kind of the heart of fake news. Fake news, propaganda whatever you wanna call it. You see clearly provable lies being spread around and people jump all over it. Not only do people believe it they defend it. People defending outrageous lies.
Some of its harmless stuff. Like when someone spread photos of sharks swimming in the streets after the hurricanes. I'll bet you anything there's still people believing that nonsense. That's basically harmless stuff.
But peoples thoughts and opinions are being shaped by what they see online and what they see on cable news and look how it's all fed now. Look at how it's repeated over and over again. The reason, at least with the internet is the algorithms. Let me give you an example. If you like liberal leaning things. News, politicians, influencers whatever. Google and Facebook pick up on that. So they start feeding you ALL liberal leaning stuff. Whether it's true or not. They don't have a filter. Not only is there no validation, no screening but you never even get opposing viewpoints. When you do it's some outrageous comment or statement by somebody all the way on the other extreme of the issue.
So my question is, should it be regulated?
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