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Thought Police for the 21st Century
Topic Started: Mar 13 2018, 01:13 PM (205 Views)
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The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with demonizing as foreign agents the journalists who expose the crimes of corporate capitalism and imperialism, have given the corporate state the power to destroy freedom of speech. Any state that accrues this kind of power will use it. And for that reason I traveled last week to Detroit to join David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, in a live-stream event calling for the formation of a broad front to block an escalating censorship while we still have a voice.
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Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in a hearing Wednesday that Facebook employs a security team of 10,000—7,500 of whom “assess potentially violating content”—and that “by the end of 2018 we will more than double” it to over 20,000. Social media companies are intertwined with and often work for U.S. intelligence agencies. This army of censors is our Thought Police.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/thought-police-21st-century/
Edited by _g R_, Mar 13 2018, 01:14 PM.
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Mar 13 2018, 01:13 PM
The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with demonizing as foreign agents the journalists who expose the crimes of corporate capitalism and imperialism, have given the corporate state the power to destroy freedom of speech. Any state that accrues this kind of power will use it. And for that reason I traveled last week to Detroit to join David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, in a live-stream event calling for the formation of a broad front to block an escalating censorship while we still have a voice.
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Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in a hearing Wednesday that Facebook employs a security team of 10,000—7,500 of whom “assess potentially violating content”—and that “by the end of 2018 we will more than double” it to over 20,000. Social media companies are intertwined with and often work for U.S. intelligence agencies. This army of censors is our Thought Police.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/thought-police-21st-century/
Yep and it's not just Facebook and social media that are the fascists....it's Big University

College student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders

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It's entire gov'ts


Conservative Activists Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone Detained in UK for Political Beliefs

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It's Hollywood

#MeToo and every other area that liberals try and control...
Only liberals can choose not to go down the road to widespread, systematic violence.
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Universities are also where these government agencies operating in secrecy find most of their new recruits.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below. Noam Chomsky
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I would be more concerned about Alexa ease dropping on me by snoopy neighbors.

GOP thought police...they are already doing that..........GOP voted for it years ago.
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Edited by Paula Ticks, Mar 15 2018, 06:28 PM.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below. Noam Chomsky
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Russian bot playing the propaganda game on ill informed Americans.
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Can a mod please remove the above video ?
Forgot which board this was again.


Russian bot. That's funny.
Edited by _g R_, Mar 15 2018, 11:08 AM.
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The reductions coincided with the introduction of algorithms imposed by Google to fight “fake news.” Google said the algorithms are designed to elevate “more authoritative content” and marginalize “blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information.” It soon became apparent, however, that in the name of combating “fake news,” Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are censoring left-wing, progressive and anti-war sites.

The “propaganda” that Facebook blocks, she said, “is content that we identify ourselves before anybody” else can see it. Facebook, she said, along with over a dozen other social media companies has created a blacklist of 50,000 “unique digital fingerprints” that can prevent content from being posted.
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The censorship, justified in the name of combating terrorism by blocking the content of extremist groups, is also designed to prevent a distressed public from accessing the language and ideas needed to understand corporate oppression, imperialism and socialism.

The internet, with its ability to reach across international boundaries, is a potent tool for connecting workers across the earth who are fighting the same enemy—corporate capitalism. And control of the internet, the elites know, is vital to suppress information and consciousness.


“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?” Orwell wrote in “1984.”


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/thought-police-21st-century/
Edited by _g R_, Apr 2 2018, 01:16 AM.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below. Noam Chomsky
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