Republican criticism of Facebook is that the social network suppresses conservative speech,though the company has long rejected such allegations.But a new report,via NYPost,reveals at least half a dozen"Chinese nationals"are working with the social media company to develop complex algorithms and neural networks for censoring newsfeeds.
共和党人对 Facebook 的批评是，该社交网络压制了保守派的言论，尽管该公司长期以来一直否认此类指控。但《纽约邮报》(NYPost)发布的一份新报告显示，至少有六名"中国公民"正在与这家社交媒体公司合作，开发审查新闻内容的复杂算法和神经网络。
Lately,Republicans have been infuriated by Facebook and Twitter for their limitations,or in some cases,the complete banning of a NYPost article last week about Hunter Biden,Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son.
最近，共和党人被 Facebook 和 Twitter 的局限性激怒了，在某些情况下，纽约邮报上周完全禁止了一篇关于民主党总统候选人乔·拜登之子亨特·拜登的文章。
"You can see[their]power in real-time with this attempt to censor,to throttle down the distribution of this Post story,"said Sen.Josh Hawley,a Missouri Republican,at a WSJ Tech Live Conference on Monday."When you have a monopoly on Facebook that is attempting to stop the distribution of the news,we have a problem,and it's not just with the New York Post."
密苏里州共和党参议员乔希·霍利(Josh Hawley)周一在《华尔街日报》科技直播会议上表示:"你可以实时看到他们的权力，他们试图进行审查，压制《华尔街日报》报道的传播。"。"如果你垄断了 Facebook，试图阻止新闻的传播，那么我们就有麻烦了，而且不仅仅是《纽约邮报》。"
Facebook is leading the charge in censorship,recruiting"Chinese nationals"to work on"censorship"technology,according to a former Facebook employee who recently spoke with the NYPost."So at some point,they[Facebook bosses]thought,'Hey,we're going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.'"
Facebook 的一名前雇员最近接受《纽约邮报》(NYPost)采访时表示，Facebook 正在领导审查行动，招募"中国公民"从事"审查"技术工作。"所以在某个时候，他们(Facebook 的老板)想，'嘿，我们会给他们弄到 H-1B 签证，这样他们就可以做这项工作了。"'
The ex-insider shared some information about the Facebook team,called the"Hate-Speech Engineering"group.The team comprises of at least half a dozen Chinese nationals and works out of Facebook's offices in Seattle.Many of these Ph.D.s work on complex machine learning algorithms that develop newsfeeds.
这位前内部人士分享了一些关于 Facebook 团队的信息，这个团队被称为"仇恨言论工程"团队。该团队由至少六名中国公民组成，在 Facebook 位于西雅图的办公室工作。这些博士中的许多人致力于开发新闻源的复杂机器学习算法。
The ex-insider said the team teaches algorithms to push specific content to the top of a newsfeed while other content gets shifted"dead-last."
As explained by the insider,here's how censorship works:The machine-learning algorithm and neural networks don't ban specific content;they just rerank the content on the newsfeed.It's one of the"most sophisticated censorship in human history,"noted NYPost.
正如内部人士解释的那样，审查机制是这样运作的:机器学习算法和神经网络并不禁止特定内容;它们只是在新闻 feed 上重新对内容进行排名。《纽约邮报》称，这是"人类历史上最复杂的审查制度"之一。
"What they don't do is ban a specific pro-Trump hashtag,"said ex-insider.Instead,"content that is a little too conservative,they will down-rank.You can't tell it's censored."
What is troubling,is how foreign nationals,ones from China,are working on Facebook's social media censorship team that can directly impact how tens of millions of Americans think.For instance,if the algorithms were instructed to push pro-Trump stories down the feed while pushing up pro-Biden stories,that could quickly impact political thought for many,or even change the outcome of an election if some were undecided.
令人不安的是，来自中国的外国公民如何在 Facebook 的社交媒体审查团队中工作，这可以直接影响数千万美国人的想法。例如，如果指示算法将支持特朗普的故事推倒，同时推倒支持拜登的故事，这可能会迅速影响许多人的政治思想，甚至在某些人尚未做出决定的情况下，改变选举结果。
According to NYPost,the Hate-Speech Engineering team includes one research scientist who earned his master's degree in computer engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
NYPost reached out to Facebook about the matter;here's what the social media's spokesperson had to say:
纽约邮报就此事与 Facebook 进行了接触;以下是社交媒体发言人的发言:
"We are a stronger company because our employees come from all over the world.Our standards and policies are public,including about our third-party fact-checking program,and designed to apply equally to content across the political spectrum.With over 35,000 people working on safety and security issues at Facebook,the insinuation that these employees have an outsized influence on our broader policies or technology is absurd."
"我们是一家更强大的公司，因为我们的员工来自世界各地。我们的标准和政策是公开的，包括我们的第三方事实核查程序，并且旨在同样适用于整个政治光谱的内容。有超过3.5万人在 Facebook 从事安全和安保工作，暗示这些员工对我们更广泛的政策或技术有着巨大影响的说法是荒谬的。"
When it comes to the censorship of the Hunter Biden emails,another former Facebook insider told NYPost that Facebook is"almost an arm of the Democratic Party—an arm of the far-left wing of the Democratic Party."
谈到对亨特·拜登(Hunter Biden)邮件的审查，另一位前 Facebook 内部人士告诉《纽约邮报》(NYPost)，Facebook"几乎是民主党的一个部门ーー民主党极左翼的一个部门。"
On Tuesday,Project Veritas released an undercover interview a Google Cloud program manager that revealed the search engine is intentionally manipulating results to benefit the Democrats.
All of this is confirming that big tech is inherently biased towards conservatives.As for Facebook,their choice to hire Chinese nationals from the most censorious societies suggests:If you want censorship and repression,go to the experts!CHINA!