Contributor Post Created with Sketch. It’s Too Late in Campaign Season for Facebook to Ban Political Ads, but Not Fact-Check Them

 

Facebook has instituted fact-checking before, like with its partner BOOM in India.
There are some famous natural experiments out there, such as the Dutch Hunger Winter study or the Oregon Health Insurance study. Or how about that nighttime satellite photo of North and South Korea showing the benefits of democratic capitalism vs. totalitarian communism. That may be the most famous and instructive natural experiment of all.

Silicon Valley may be giving us another enlightening comparison. Twitter is banning all political advertising, while Facebook will continue to run such ads — even those containing false or misleading claims. We should get a first read on the results on either the evening of Nov. 3 or the morning of Nov. 4, 2020.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Nixing Huawei

 

The Trump administration has announced that it will move to prevent federal tax money already earmarked for rural 5G high-speed wireless services from being spent on equipment from the Chinese company Huawei.

I advocate free trade, and see trade restrictions as a tool that should be used sparingly, deliberately, and as briefly as practical.

More

Member Post

 

I would like to discuss the NTSB’s recently released report concerning the past year’s crashes of 737 MAX airliners. Oh, wait, before that, but on the subject of minimal qualification, I would like to suggest that on Ricochet a subscriber’s default bio, the one which is displayed unless he changes it and which cannot simply […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

I’m always torn when a major upgrade to any software I use comes out. Sometimes the update alters the way programs or features I use look or act, and I don’t like it (one reason I still use Microsoft Office 2003). Then the upgrade either doesn’t allow me to revert back to the previous version, or […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Now the Power Company is Judging Me

 

As an adult, you begin to understand more about some of the rules that your parents enforced. For example, when you flipped the wall switch, the lights came on. I knew not to leave the light on when I left the room, because my parents had to pay for the power that made the light come on. We children were tasked with not wasting electricity, because I knew that we paid money for it, so shutting off the light when you left the room was the rule.

But, not one time do I recall hearing my parents fuss about anything to do with this utility, except for whatever money they were required to pay to maintain the service.

More

Member Post

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of watching Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren battle over whether the government ought to break up big tech. With little appetite for Warren’s big government intrusion or Zuckerberg’s pathetic efforts to protect user privacy and free speech, […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

We live in an age of information overload (however muddled by misinformation). With each decade, the potential for individual persons to learn about distant things improves. Books, radio, telephones, automobiles, television, internet, and many other innovations combine to provide access to pictures, stories, and people around planet Earth. Among the most recent technological advances are […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

What does it mean when a business gets a website, then gives up on it and steers all inquiries to its Facebook page? I don’t know. After years of bicycling past Big Dog Neon, I decided to find out more about the enterprise. I did not, or rather I declined to. I am not joining […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Keeps me employed! Well, busy. Also, I don’t much mind if the answers are things I may never know. All the same, it would be nice to get confirmation or disproof of my idea about the Venona-Project-identified moles being intentionally allowed to pass on information so bulky and so ambiguous as to be confusing. I […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Do These Idiots Know What They’re Doing?

 

Yep, there are politicians who think we should tax robots which replace workers to make up for lost taxes. Here’s a pull quote:

“A robot that replaces a factory worker who produces say, $50,000 of work annually, should be taxed at the same level to offset losses in income and Social Security taxes, [Bill] Gates calculates.”

More

Member Post

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that strongly boosts the freedom of conscience in a culture that often wants to crush any departure from liberal groupthink. They also take a wait and see approach as media outlets fret about […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Here’s another megalomania of mine: every American who owns arable land, in any quantity, shall be able to farm it, profitably. If plants will grow on your land, you can harvest and sell those plants. Not only that, but you can do that at almost any point within your growing season. How can that be? […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.   More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss polling revealing 51 percent of Americans support ICE deportation raids compared to just 35 percent who are opposed. They once again dive into the controversy involving Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar and theTrump rally chants of “send her back.” And they shake their heads […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

As computer technology became more advanced, so did the capability to digitally alter photos to the point they could become no longer deemed evidence in court (IMHO). Now we are at the point where video can be “faked” with computer-generated people indistinguishable from real folks. Two games I’m currently playing, Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Well, neutral observer and I just got back home. We were vacationing not in the Dominican Republic, but in Tullahoma, Tennessee visiting friends. Sure, there was a tornado warning one night, but at least we didn’t get beat up or poisoned. Anyway, our hosts took us to visit the Beechcraft Heritage Museum (https://beechcrafthm.org/) where we […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

I think it’s a phrase mostly used in the UK (especially with the first word spelled the way it is, so please don’t “fix” it), but it’s certainly applicable here. Here’s the definition from The Cambridge Dictionary: “To be unable to choose because there are so many possible good choices.” So. “Bill Gates reveals the […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Don’t Ruin the Internet Over Flukey ‘Bias’ Incidents Like the One on Pinterest

 

What passes for “evidence” of Big Tech bias against the right tends to be of the anecdotal variety. A piece of content gets blocked or hidden. An account gets suspended or banned. And then conservative media goes crazy, charging that Silicon Valley is suppressing conservative thought and thinkers.

The latest controversy involves a Pinterest employee sending a series of internal documents to the right-wing political website Project Veritas. The documents supposedly prove flagrant discrimination against pro-life groups and religious conservatives. This whistleblower claims the documents show that Liveaction.org — a pro-life informational website with more than 3 million followers on social media — was unfairly added to a domain blacklist reserved for porn domains, which are prevented from being pinned by Pinterest.

More

Member Post

 

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Harvard’s decision to rescind the admittance of Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland shooting survivor and conservative, for controversial past statements. They analyze the general misinformation and public ignorance about Medicare-for-All. And for today’s crazy martini, they discuss O.J. Simpson joining the Twittersphere. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.