The Most Terrifying Thing Mark Zuckerberg Told the Senate

The Washington Examiner reports Mark Zuckerberg had this to say in response to a question about challenges his company faces evaluating “hate speech” versus “legitimate political discourse”:

Hate speech, I am optimistic that over a five to 10 year period we’ll have AI tools that can get into some of the nuances, the linguistic nuances of different types of content to be more accurate in flagging things for our systems, but today is just not there on that.

Who’s going to sort out those “linguistic nuances”? Richard Delgado? Jeremy Waldron? Lindy WestChris Cuomo? These kids?

And how do you appeal an AI ruling when already many of Facebook’s human-based decisions cannot be appealed? Oh, and you don’t think Facebook will be the only platform to employ such technology, do you?

Heaven help us!

About Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a former weekly syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, and a veteran of several publications, including City Journal, Investor's Business Daily, and the Claremont Review of Books. He lives in California.

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