So many scary things in the world. But this is way up there… The president is clearly building an email marketing list of scorned people that actively declare extreme views… to whom he can segment by bias/emotion and call to action when he needs, out of public view.

➚ The White House launches tool to report censorship on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter - The Verge

β€œThe tool, which is hosted on Typeform, asks users for screenshots and links of the offending content, and provides a text field where users can describe the enforcement actions taken against them. The user is also asked to choose between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or β€œother” as the platform where the offense took place. (Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

The tool also collects significant personal information from the user, and near the end invites users to opt into email newsletters from President Trump, β€œso we can update you without relying on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.” A separate question points users to an extensive user agreement, and makes clear that β€œyou understand this form is for information gathering only.β€β€œ

Read more: White House launches tool to report censorship on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter - The Verge ➚

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