Donald Trump’s top advisor claims that there are too many Chinese CEOs in Silicon Valley, in a statement which might suggest that Donald Prince of Orange might want businesses to select whites only to lead them.
Steve Bannon, who previously served as Breitbart News Network’s executive chairman, hinted at some of his views on foreign workers at technology companies and to be fair they were made over a year ago in an interview between Trump, Bannon and The Washington Post. He might have suddenly realised that all people are equal and that deciding anything based on race is a rather bad idea in the meantime.
In the interview, which turned up yesterday, Bannon said foreign students should return to their respective countries after attending school in the US, instead of sticking around and working at or starting tech companies.
Trump was a little more logical. He was worried that these students attending Ivy League schools and then going home: “We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country,” Trump said.
Bannon replied that: “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think…” he didn’t finish his sentence. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”
While he did not say anything against immigrants, he seemed to hint at the idea of a white nationalist identity with the phrase “civic society.” Under Bannon’s watch stories which he allowed to go up on Breitbart News, included pieces that attacked women, feminists, political correctness, Muslims, and trans people. Breitbart has become a go-to site for the US far right.
Foreign-born CEOs, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, have tried to quell concerns from employees.
Last week, Nadella and Microsoft congratulated Trump, while saying that the company’s commitment to “fostering a diverse and inclusive culture” remains “steadfast.”
Mark Zuckerberg has rubbished the notion that fake news on Facebook helped Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump secure victory in the US presidential race.
Speaking at the Technomy conference in California, Zuckerberg said the “small amount” of fake news on the social media platform could not have influenced the election.
Zuckerberg said: “Personally, I think the idea that fake news on Facebook – it’s a very small amount of the content – to think it influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.”
He claimed that even if mock-up news items were shared it was quite possible that both parties used the idea.
“Voters make decisions based on their lived experience. There is a profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason someone could have voted the way they did is because they saw fake news. If you believe that, then I don’t think you internalised the message that Trump voters are trying to send in this election,” he said.
Facebook comprises a multitude of users with different political leanings. He added: “Even if 90% of your friends are Democrats, probably 10 per cent are Republicans. Even if you live in some state or country you will know some people in another state, another country. That means that the information you are getting through the social system is going to be inherently more diverse than you would have gotten through news stations.”
After the outfit fired its humans in favour of an algorithm-to determine which stories are included in its Trending News box fake news on Facebook has become a problem for the social notworking site.
Facebook decided to create a new “review team” to deal with the issue. Twitter and Facebook announced in September that they would join a network of over 30 tech and news companies to help tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on their platforms.
Just before Election Day, President Barack Obama weighed in on the issue as well saying people are beginning to believe “outright lies” just because they see it on social media, adding that it “creates this dust cloud of nonsense.”
Comedy US presidential candidate Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to switch off that internet thing to stop good Americans being corrupted by the Islamic State death cult.
Trump told a campaign rally in South Carolina, America’s best shot at preventing Americans from joining ISIS involves “closing that internet up” in “certain areas”.
The way Trump sees it, the United States is “losing a lot of people because of the internet, and it has to have to “do something”.
He thinks if Bill Gates closes the internet down in towns full of people who marked ‘terrorist’ in their United States Census forms, people will not connect to and join the Islamic State. Great minds like that are clearly above the rest of the world’s thinking.
But how would Trump go about closing the internet down? Apparently, he’d seek the advice of “Bill Gates and a lot of different people who really understand what’s happening”.
Trump said that closing the internet down will probably make people worry about free speech. But Trump also explained that “these are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people”.
We thought that foolish people made America great, but we must have watched the wrong campaign sound bite.
Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos told Donald Trump on Twitter that he “will still reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin rocket. #sendDonaldtospace” after being trashed by the presidential hopeful earlier in the day.