Former President Jimmy Carter has shared some happy news on his health. Last August, doctors discovered melanoma lesions in Carter’s brain, but thanks to radiation therapy and regular doses of a relatively new drug called Keytruda, Carter announced he was cancer-free in December. The 91-year-old was still undergoing treatment to keep his cancer at bay, but on Sunday, he told the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church in Georgia that a two-hour MRI showed he “didn’t need any more treatment, so I’m not going to have any more treatments.” His announcement was met with an “audible sigh of relief,” according to NBC. Doctors will continue to monitor Carter’s condition, and if the cancer shows up again he’ll resume treatment, but for now he’ll continue his illustrious career as world’s most popular Sunday school teacher.
[Facebook’s rationale for leaving up the Pelosi video] is ridiculous. The only thing the incident shows is how expert Facebook has become at blurring the lines between simple mistakes and deliberate deception, thereby abrogating its responsibility as the key distributor of news on the planet.
Would a broadcast network air this? Never. Would a newspaper publish it? Not without serious repercussions. Would a marketing campaign like this ever pass muster? False advertising.
No other media could get away with spreading anything like this because they lack the immunity protection that Facebook and other tech companies enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 was intended to spur innovation and encourage start-ups. Now it’s a shield to protect behemoths from any sensible rules. …
By conflating censorship with the responsible maintenance of its platforms, and by providing “rules” that are really just capricious decisions by a small coterie of the rich and powerful, Facebook and others have created a free-for-all with no consistent philosophy.