Reid Hoffman, the anti-Trump co-founder of LinkedIn, is calling for a crackdown on so-called “misinformation” online.
Conveniently, Hoffman is demanding stricter censorship after he was recently exposed as a visitor on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Pedophile Island,” and as the person funding the phony E. Jean Carroll lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Hoffman warned of the implications of the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
To combat the public having too much freedom, Hoffman is calling for modern restrictions on speech to combat “misinformation.”
However, he ended up using misinformation in his own call for more censorship.
Hoffman’s argument revolves around two main points: freedom of speech and freedom of reach.
He says the amplification and discovery of content, especially AI-generated content, can impact the socio-political landscape.
“We don’t really have the right discourse mechanisms for doing that,” he said.
“And you know, one of them obviously is freedom of speech and freedom of reach.
“And that’s again, within the AI content is, you know, well what gets amplified and, how is that all discovered is one of the things that will matter within the electoral context.”
Hoffman then referenced a commonly misunderstood idea that’s often parrotted by Democrats and other censorship advocates.
He mentioned the proverbial concept of “yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater.”
The example is often cited to suggest that restrictions on free speech already exist.
However, this analogy is an incorrect impression of the nature of free speech and does not accurately represent U.S. law.
“So those kinds of things we can navigate even as we discuss what the First Amendment means in terms of freedom of speech and what does that really mean?” Hoffman added.
“‘Cause, by the way, we do have regulation on speech, like truth and advertising.
“Um, you know, uh, the proverbial yelling fire in the crowded movie theater and other kinds of things, I think are things that we need to kind of, um, to, to apply those principles in the modern age.”
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