📧 Email has always been considered safe from censorship and algorithms. If all else fails, email is a surefire way to communicate to your audience, under your terms, and with complete certainty that the message will be received.
😔 Well the tentacles of censorship and fact-checking have found their way into email. I would normally shocked, but not this year.
😬 The most concerning thing with this announcement, is the term “in our sole discretion”. What does that mean❓
⚖️ Well, what it means is that Mailchimp will decide whether your written and linked content as a Mailchimp customer, is true.
🤷🏻♂️ W.H.O made them the all being eye? Who made them The Oracle? How will they determine fact from fiction?
🤷🏻♂️ Who’s to say their perception of truth is not the common flawed consensus, versus the real truth? What is their gospel of truth?
I am CONCERNED by this, I really am.
🚫 This year has been rife with censorship on all inconvenient dissenting opinion as it relates to COVID-19, race and politics.
🗑 Facebook, YouTube, Google Search, Twitter & Microsoft LinkedIn have had a completely unregulated field day removing content, flagging content and suspended/banning accounts.
🤦🏻♂️ Their Community Standards change at whim, are vague, and in the example of COVID-19 information, suggest only content that agrees with the WHO is considered factual.
I understand we have a real issue of fake news travelling faster and further than real news. I understand there are many malicious and manipulative individuals and actors our there then need to be controlled.
😫 BUT, and it’s a big but, this massive erosion of our Civil Liberties and Freedom of Speech – now on EMAIL – is a deeply concern direction of travel.
When will there be some regulation on these private companies that act in the best interest of our people versus allowing propaganda to perpetuate with challenge❓
What are YOUR THOUGHTS on this❓
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