ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2018 / Findit, Inc. (OTC PINK: FDIT) a Nevada Corporation offers insight into how Findit is differentiating itself from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms when it comes to censorship of selected members and its effects on freedom of speech.
Google is the internet's Wizard of Oz, the main force determining its future. Every now and then, we get a glimpse behind the curtain. A presentation put together by employees of Google was recently leaked to the public; it illustrated the extent that the tech juggernaut is wrestling with decisions around censorship and freedom of speech. In Google's case, the first slide of the presentation said their aim is to "reassure the world that Google protects users from harmful conduct, while still supporting free speech."
Facebook is dealing with the same issues. Twitter is as well. In fact, Twitter banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars back in September, citing abusive behavior. In July, Twitter banned Conservative actor James Woods for retweeting a satirical meme that the platform stated could impact the midterms.
Many other notable personalities have been banned from these platforms, leading some to speculate that there is a politically-motivated application for the account bans and page removals. To their credit, Facebook and Twitter moderate an enormous amount of human interactions. All of these platforms are attempting to navigate the darkest side of free speech - fake news, bots, violent threats, trolling, election interference, and propaganda, while still leaving enough room for their users to operate freely.
It's an extremely precarious balance and a difficult position to be in. Who and what they choose to censor illustrates that even in the data-driven environment of Silicon Valley, human bias seeps into decision-making. That isn't to say who's right and who's wrong.
In fact, that's exactly what Findit doesn't do - tell its members who's right and who's wrong. The social networking platform isn't here to tell you what to think, how to interpret information, or to position itself as a moral authority. Findit operates with the philosophy that the truth will eventually surface and people will be able to see it for themselves.
"If people want to say crazy things, let them," says Findit Marketing Director Peter Tosto. "If Alex Jones believes that Sandy Hook was a conspiracy or that Hillary Clinton has 50% reptile DNA, I'd rather know that he thinks that, so I can make a decision as to whether or not I want to be associated with him."
Tosto adds that what makes Findit unique is that it doesn't just claim to support freedom of speech. It embraces freedom of speech wholeheartedly.
"If someone offends you, block them," says Tosto. "It's the same thing you'd do if someone you don't want at your house rings your doorbell - don't let them in. I watched the Bill Maher 25 year anniversary show and Bill seems to share similar views on this. Although I don't agree with Maher on everything certain things in my opinion are always agreeable."
Findit is making social networking great again by bringing it back to its core purpose - connecting people with people of different nationalities, political affiliations, and ideologies. What Findit represents is one of the few places left on the internet where moderation and censorship hasn't eliminated the opportunity for meaningful dialogue.
About Findit, Inc.
Findit, Inc., (OTC PINK: FDIT) owns Findit.com which is a Social Media Content Management Platform that provides an interactive search engine for all content posted in Findit to appear in Findit search. The site is an open platform that provides access to Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines access to its content posted to Findit so it can be indexed in these search engines as well. Findit provides Members the ability to post, share and manage their content. Once they have posted in Findit, we ensure the content gets indexed in Findit Search results. Findit provides an option for anyone to submit URLs that they want indexed in Findit search result, along with posting status updates through Findit Right Now. Status Updates posted in Findit can be crawled by outside search engines which can result in additional organic indexing. All posts on Findit can be shared to other social and bookmarking sites by members and non-members. Findit provides Real Estate Agents the ability to create their own Findit Site where they can pull in their listing and others through their IDX account. Findit offers News and Press Release Distribution. Findit, Inc., is focused on the development of monetized Internet-based web products that can provide an increased brand awareness of our members. Findit, Inc., trades under the stock symbol FDIT on the OTCPinksheets.
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By Connor Judson Garrett
SOURCE: Findit, Inc.