There are approximately 400 posts here documenting Google/YouTube’s support of terrorism and their lack of doing a damn thing about cleaning up their mess even after Joe Lieberman spanked their hands – two whole times. Once in 2008 and once in 2011.
This latest article from The Telegraph – Congress Calls On Twitter To Block Taliban – is an absolute joke –
“Leslie Phillips, a spokesman for the senate homeland security committee, said: “Senator Lieberman’s efforts to eliminate violent Islamist extremism propaganda from the internet and social media has been a campaign of persuasion.”
For those of you who don’t understand “campaign of persuasion” it is a campaign alright – a campaign to persuade seriously gullible media that something serious is being done.
It’s sickening. It didn’t take long for Twitter to manged to find their loophole –
“Twitter is reported to be rejecting the move after pointing out that unlike al-Qaeda, the Taliban movement is not registered by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organisation.”
Silicon Valley just does not live in the same world you and I live in folks. Nor does Joe Lieberman for that matter but I’m speaking here at the moment of Google & Twitter. A quote from Google’s Eric Schmidt –
“We live in a bubble, and I don’t mean a tech bubble or a valuation bubble. I mean a bubble as in our own little world, and what a world it is: Companies can’t hire people fast enough. Young people can work hard and make a fortune. Homes hold their value. Occupy Wall Street isn’t really something that comes up in a daily discussion, because their issues are not our daily reality.”
Obviously neither is terrorism Mr. Schmidt.