The Byju’s-WhiteHat Jr duo have weaponised opaque yet stringent copyright infringement rules on social media to their own benefit
One of Pradeep Poonia’s YouTube videos criticising WhiteHat Jr was taken down; Aniruddha Malpani was booted out of LinkedIn
Poonia, Malpani claim Byju’s is targeting their critical posts through third-party anti-piracy firms, taking down posts they deem unviable
Platform rules have made entities judge and jury, despite claims of neutrality; legal complaints, a shift to other channels seem to be only recourse
Two individuals from two different walks of life have challenged the prowess of edtech giants Byju’s and WhiteHat Jr. But a system of strategic social media takedowns—of posts and people—threatens their right to dissent and criticise
When you weaponize, & automate, copyright notices so brands can take down any content they don’t like, not just copyright-infringing content, & platforms enable that at scale! If only someone hired such firms for taking trolls & abusers off social media!https://t.co/41OOvDNN7L pic.twitter.com/gQZ7OrZgBI
— Subrahmanyam KVJ (@SuB8u) October 6, 2020
Example: Facebook’s AIs actively suppress social thinking they don’t authorize.https://t.co/miCVnOPJVj
— John Robb (@johnrobb) October 7, 2020
Don’t ask questions about “standards” or “principles” or whatever. Just trust Facebook executives. They know best.
They’ll make sure we read what we need to see, and keep us safe from the false and the harmful. They have our best interests at heart and will censor accordingly. https://t.co/b7C46HtXIy
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 6, 2020
Many taxpayer supported K-12 School Districts use Google Services, including Madison.