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[ September 22, 2017 ]

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Obama: Internet News Needs to be “Curated”


Obama says that there needs to be a “curating function” on the news. He thinks the news needs to be “curated,” recalling the “News Curators” at Facebook who censored conservative perspectives. It’s Goebbelesque — leftists “curating” our news is why we are in the fix we are in.


“Obama: Internet News Needs to be ‘Curated,'” by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, October 16, 2016:

In a free and open society, people “curate” their own news. But the left really seems to have jumped up on its “too much free information” bandwagon with unsurprising consequences. Lots of left-wing editorializing described as fact-checking.

And the next step after the fact check is employing that as a test to determine what even appears where.

Obama on Thursday decried America’s “wild, wild west” media environment for allowing conspiracy theorists a broad platform and destroying a common basis for debate.

Recalling past days when three television channels delivered fact-based news that most people trusted, Obama said democracy require citizens to be able to sift through lies and distortions.

“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh.

“There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,” Obama added.

Officially it’s not censorship. But who exactly is going to be doing the curating?

We’ve gotten a preview of that on Twitter where those on the left are empowered to do the censoring and those on the right get censored. What happens if this same model gets applied to Facebook, which it may already be to some degree, or to go Google News?

  • James hegarty

    Sounds like Pravda.

  • pdxnag

    The 48-hour rule is dependent upon aggressive snoopers to get to the bottom of issue X, Y and Z and engage in public banter about their findings. This is how it is curated for the passive observer who must race off to work.

  • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

    This is 1939 again and the jews are aligning with the nazis (democrats) yet again. This is insane.

    • David

      Not all the Jews!!! The deranged progressive “Jews” in DC, NY and Hollywood are all JIRO’s (Jews in name only), most of which are just run of the mill “Useful Idiots” while the puppet masters like Soros, Saban and Sidney fuck’n Blumenthal (and his Antisemitic son Max), are indeed pure Satanic evil

      Almost all of Orthodox Jews which are people of faith, are conservative as can be and are utterly discussed by the progressive JIRO’s which are seen by the Orthodox Jews, not only as a disgrace to Judaism (Just their opinion…), but also as a threat to the future of America as a free society that Jews can live in safely (Like in Europe today, hordes of Muslim immigrants that will invade the US on the behest of democ rats, will make the lives of Jews in America and everyone else for that matter, a living hell)

      Also in Israel there is the same deranged element of ultra-left lunatics (about 35% of the Jewish population, Mostly secular) while the rest are conservative, Zionist Jews (secular, “traditional”/semi religious, religious) that are staunch republican supporters and are petrified by the specter of a Killery white house

      More than half of all Jews vehemently oppose killery and everything she represents, and are praying for a Trump victory that is at this point, the only thing that can save the world from a plunge into the progressive abyss and the demise of America as we know it

      • BigGaySteve

        Why does every gay Jew I have meet fear Bibi Netanyahu more than moslem beheaders?

        • Dorrie

          Question: Why do you feel the need to advertise your sexual proclivities?

        • Alan Weinbaum

          Interesting point Steve seeing how the freest and most supportive country in the world of the LGBT community is Israel. Fact check before you castigate.

        • Dorrie

          Jews aren’t homosexual, they’re smarter than that. You, however . . .

      • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

        I hope you are correct.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Zev Jabotinski went all over Europe warning Jews about the Nazis, some thought him a loon.

  • dba_deplorable_trader

    Truthiness =Sharia.

    All lies.

    • Craig

      Anything to do with muslims and islam is lies.

      • mezcukor


  • Ron Cole

    Only Pamela Geller brings us the unvarnished Truth.
    Thank you from all of us.

    Le hussien the paperless alien muslim fascist terrorist puppet deserves to be remembered along side Hitler’s and Stalin’s sorriest criminal thugs.

    • Craig

      Both obama himself and his wookie wife, moochele, have admitted Barry was born in Kenya. Obama claims, in his book, that he took the name “barack Obama” to get down with the struggle of the black man. His social security number is that of a dead white guy in Connecticut. Barry is the true manchurian candidate.

      • BigGaySteve

        He wants to take down the videos of the moms of his exboyfriends that he had killed before 2008, and the coverage Kevin DuJan did about bathhouse Barry renting his backside to old white guys in Chicago

    • Jack

      Actually, we aren’t sure of the circumstances surrounding the demise of either Hitler or Stalin.
      May I suggest someone more appropriate for the aforementioned POSMPOTUS .to be linked with in future history records. This person’s fall has been accurately portrayed in word and picture.
      Simply put, there are no doubts as to the end of Mussolini.

  • tn_tea _ partyer_420

    The left keeps poking us with a stick

    • Craig

      I just don’t see the apathetic and cowardly American populace doing anything. Their love of football and beer (bread and circuses) is more important.

      • tn_tea _ partyer_420

        The sleeping giant is waking up.

      • BigGaySteve

        Thank to Colon Kirkpatrick people are avoiding the N. Felon Legion.

  • joe kulak

    Hopefully Hussain’s “legacy” will be properly ‘curated’.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      I’d like see the Omahdi’s present curated at room temperature.

  • Craig

    This is how communists control the flow of information. You do remember the book burnings in Germany, right? Did you know the democrats in the Senate have two bills regulating and restricting the First Amendment? S.J. Res 19 (I forgot the other) and it was voted on by the democrats.
    Be sure to tell your friends just exactly WHO the democrats are and a vote for Hillary is a vote for the death for the United States.
    I you vote for Hillary, be sure to get your chinese communist quilted suit and your little red book of the glorious chairman mao. You will need them.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      In the local public libraries in my city, books by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Mark Steyn aren’t burned, they’re banned, because the administrators of said libraries believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press…NOT.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    hussain will soon be gone and forgotten. Mere threats like what the fool says are driving a thriving underground internet, which will not be traceable, as is, there are insufficient resources to track legitimate users. Once it goes underground, the existing internet will be an insignificant player in reality, not unlike the lame stream media is today.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      In the USA, websites like Jihadwatch, Pamelageller and Sultanknish are all blocked at my local public libraries.
      If you have to resort to an underground internet to read the ugly truth about the spread of islam (spit) it’s an indication you’re losing.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        More the opposite, the status quo is scared, they have been unable to defeat it with usual methods of money lies and bullying. So the next thing is to try and suppress it which gets it out of sight, until it erupts when it is not controllable and turns violent, change that is suppressed will “un-suppress” itself, a few good riots in the past have demonstrated this.

    • Dorrie

      There is a wide-open social network page called MeWe that is totally uncensored and free. I’m amazed that so few have found it thus far! It’s really very good!

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Yes, it is bit of a surprise, but it shows the hold that trendy “kewel” garbage like facebook has on the average person.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Thanks for posting this Greenfield masterpiece Mrs. Geller. Happy Sukkot!

  • Jackie Puppet

    He talks about the “wild, wild west” being bad; truth is, justice meted out back then was swift. It would do America a lot of good to go back to those days on some level.

    • BigGaySteve

      As long as one gay cakke lay unbacked or one man in a wig barred from little girls bathrooms the leftist fight against the 0.00001% can wait.

  • Brandigo

    Basically liberals don’t like it when anyone has a different opinion than them and they must shut it down. They simply can’t handle it. Encountering a different opinion they quickly display hate and intolerance most of history’s tyrants could relate to. They react in a psychotic way. Control the message = control thought. Scary people

  • Drew the Infidel

    Obhammud could be onto something there. Every newspaper I read these days reads like Clinton campaign literature. Why do you think AP is better known as “American Pravda”?

  • Ichabod Crain

    “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to.”

    Here’s an novel idea I would agree to: We could crowd-source that curating function. Critical thinking and basic principles of journalism could be taught to students at all levels so that they will have a solid foundation upon which to judge this this wild-wild-west-of-information flow. Then each could curate their own news feed. Save the Left a lot of trouble! Thanks for the idea, Obama.

  • CURATED???????? That is Obamaspeak for CENSORED!!! In eight years globalist puppet Barack Hussein Obama has managed to transform America into a dystopian nightmare for those of us who still believe in Americanism. November will determine if crooked Hillary gets the opportunity to finish the job or if we have the courage to take back our country.

  • hal8196

    So we are to have the progressive liberals meet with the “news media” and the muslim brotherhood to determine what should be “curated” for the unwashed masses.

  • Spirited!

    Freakin dangerous potus!
    My fellow Americans, I pray you are prepared for the days ahead!

  • hal8196

    Perhaps a Trump news station is really needed. Calling out the traitors that violate their oath of office and betray the average citizens. Can you imagine all of the leading internet bloggers all under one banner?

  • notme123

    He wants our news to be reduced to what only the global elite want us to know. Giving over control of the internet, just the start? But, it’s alright to announce to the world what our military is going to do and when. What is wrong with those who can’t see what is happening and continue to support leaders like this.

  • rickpetri

    The definition of politically correct is: ‘what the liberals approve of.’ Now O becomes Curator-in-Chief.


    Carlo De Marchis: “When auto-posting is not enough’. ‘The word “curation” – as i’m saying
    from this spring – is the new BUZZ in social media,’ he wrote, defining
    the term as ‘taking content from the twittersphere and select[ing] it
    and us[ing] it on your own online property as part of your content or to
    increase the relevancy of your own content.’ In other words, censoring.

  • Kenek

    But isn’t soviet style communism the ultimate goal of the progressive left. Feminists and women are behind this communist attack on western values. Feminists are communists in panties. This includes the African moslem mangina and famous traitor and racist, Husseim Obumbum.

  • Robert Batchelor

    In other words, Obama wants to silence his opposition so he can lie with impunity.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Once he leaves office, he’s going to divorce moochele and marry his goat, he doesn’t know his goat has been fornicating with a pig. It will be an honor killing, because the pig wasn’t wearing a head scarf.

  • Alan Weinbaum

    Control the flow of information – keep it to only the unbiased and fair news organizations – Yes – just look at the curators and their connection to the Democratic machine. This is why Trump’s conversation on a bus as a private citizen and Democrat surfaces 8 weeks before the election and Hillary’s issues do not get any air time — this is curated news at its finest.

  • rooare

    We are well on the way to Tyranny.

  • Dravaa


    Like the MSM is doing now. But subject the internet to that too.

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