TG-1 * Transgallaxys Forum 1

Impfen => Impfgegner und Impfen => Topic started by: Yulli on February 15, 2019, 05:07:57 PM

Title: Facebook, Facing Lawmaker Questions, Says It May Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendat
Post by: Yulli on February 15, 2019, 05:07:57 PM
Anti-vaxxers go mad now.

Might I remind the lawmakers of the worst, most unscrupulous and most greedy criminals of all: Amazon. They sell books by mass murderers like Ryke Geerd Hamer, despite being told the facts!

The 2 notes are a mark in time. So I take them to the archive now.

Facebook, Facing Lawmaker Questions, Says It May Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations
By Sarah Frier
February 14, 2019, 7:36 PM GMT+1

Facebook Inc., under pressure to reduce harmful, misleading and fake content, said it is exploring removing anti-vaccine information from software systems that recommend other things to read on its social network.

Information discouraging people from getting vaccines for their children, which has gone viral on Facebook, especially in its Groups product, may have contributed to an increase in outbreaks of measles. The crisis drew attention on Thursday from Representative Adam Schiff, who sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai, asking them to address the problem.

In response, Facebook said it is “exploring additional measures to best combat the problem," according to a statement from the company. That might include “reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results, while also ensuring that higher quality and more authoritative information is available."

Google, which did not immediately respond to a comment about Schiff’s letter, has already been taking similar measures. Last month, Google’s YouTube unfurled a change in the way it recommends videos -- an automated system that has been criticized for promoting misinformation. YouTube said it would starting cutting videos with "borderline content" that "misinform users in harmful ways" from its recommendation system. The company only offered three examples. One was videos that promote "a phony miracle cure for a serious illness."

Schiff, a Democrat from California, cited several reasons tech companies should be taking action. The World Health Organization listed reluctance or refusal to get vaccines as a top threat to global health this year. Also, he highlighted a resurgence of measles in Clark County, Washington.

“There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information,” Schiff wrote. “The algorithms which power these services are not designed to distinguish quality information from misinformation or misleading information, and the consequences of that are particularly troubling for public health issues.”

The first result under a search for "vaccines" on YouTube is a video showing a “middle ground” debate between supporters of vaccines and those who think they’re dangerous. The fourth result is first episode of a popular anti-vaccine documentary series called “The Truth About Vaccines.” It has almost 1.2 million views.

— With assistance by Mark Bergen, Gerrit De Vynck, and Ben Brody

Lawmaker Questions Google and Facebook About Anti-Vaccine Information
By Kasia Klimasinska
February 14, 2019, 6:07 PM GMT+1
Representative Adam Schiff
Representative Adam Schiff Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff sent a letter to Google LLC Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai and Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg, expressing concern that their platforms are carrying information discouraging parents from vaccinating their children.

“I am requesting additional information on the steps that you currently take to provide medically accurate information on vaccinations to your users,” Schiff said in an emailed statement. “I was pleased to see YouTube’s recent announcement that it will no longer recommend videos that violate its community guidelines, such as conspiracy theories or medically inaccurate videos, and encourage further action to be taken related to vaccine

Schiff is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Title: Amazon sackt 11 Milliarden $ Gewinn ein, zahlt NULL Steuern.
Post by: Ayumi on February 16, 2019, 07:09:48 AM
Amazon sackt 11 Milliarden $ Gewinn ein, zahlt NULL Steuern.

Einfache Putzfrauen, Arbeiter, sie alle zahlen von dem kargen Lohn Steuern, Milliardenprofiteure dagegen keinen Cent. Dieses Raubrittertum muß ein Ende haben! 


Amazon made an $11.2bn profit in 2018 but paid no federal tax

Company is not paying any taxes for the second year in a row, due to various unspecified ‘tax credits’ and executive stock options

Dominic Rushe in New York

Fri 15 Feb 2019 18.55 GMT
First published on Fri 15 Feb 2019 15.48 GMT

Amazon has had a bad week but there is some comfort for the tech titan – it will not pay a single cent in income tax on the $11.2bn of profits it made last year.

The online shopping and tech giant scrapped plans to build a second headquarters in New York this week after a backlash over a proposed $3bn in taxpayer subsidies. Local politicians questioned why a company that made $1bn a month in the last three months of 2018 alone should be lured to New York with taxpayers’ cash.

Those critics were given more ammunition this week when the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) published a report showing Amazon is not paying a single cent in taxes for the second year in a row.

In 2018, Amazon nearly doubled its profits, from $5.6bn to $11.2bn. But far from paying the statutory 21% income tax rate, it reported a $129m federal income tax rebate for the year – a tax rate of -1%.

One central idea of Trump’s tax cuts was to cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% but as the tax filings come in it is becoming increasingly clear that many companies are not even paying the lower rate, he said.

“You can’t lay the blame too much on Congress,” said Gardner. “It wasn’t Congress that came up with these ideas. They are the product of a lobbying blitz from these companies. These companies wrote the law in many cases.”

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