You may recall, from a blog post earlier this year titled, Europe Passes Legislation To Send Conspiracy Theorists To ‘Reeducation Camps,’ I warned that the censorship agreement being pushed in Europe by American CEO’s from social medial giants like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Microsoft would soon be making its way to our shores.
It was on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016, when the European Commission officially announced a partnership with the social media giants, and the parties announced what they referred to as a “code of conduct” regarding “illegal online hate speech.” Anything deemed to be “hate speech” online: including racism, xenophobia, and/or any posts related to the matter, would require immediate measures to be taken within 24 hours of the infraction, up to and including the use of “re-education camps.”
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have officially said the partnership with the European Commission was intended to crack down on free speech by banning “alternative media” from their platforms. It’s worth noting, that today, the weapon of choice for liberty’s greatest enemy is “political correctness.” There is an enormous movement afoot both in Europe, and here at home domestically, for all the social media giants to stomp out what they are calling “hate speech.” What is hate speech? Whatever doesn’t fit into the liberal media or social media’s ideology.
In the following video, before explaining the most recent social media developments related to free speech, I break down some background information about what has already taken place, like the Defense Department listing bloggers as a bigger threat to the U.S. than ISIS. There is also an article from We Are Change.org after the video that goes further into detail about that.
Finally, at the conclusion of the new article about changes in the policies at Google and Facebook, before all the links at the bottom I’m sure you’ll find disturbing, I include a video by DAHBOO777 that reviews an already passed piece of the United States Federal Code (with links) that allows the military to ventilate a citizen, simply for being a “journalist,” aka blogger.
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS BLOGGERS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN ISIS
Ed Royce who is currently on California’s 39th congressional district asks Liz Wahl, former news presenter at RT news the similarity between ISIS and “conspiracy bloggers”. They both reinforced each others perception on the current situation in Ukraine as well as ISIS.
Liz Wahl asserted that these bloggers are pure misinformation and can be equated to ISIS as in their methods of open communication (the Internet) and gathering in large numbers (because of the Internet) demonstrate the definitive proof of this analysis.
Royce, later agrees with Wahl, but also claims that theorists cite violence, with a few “billion” views on YouTube for a thesis on their views.
At the time of writing this, a mere month has passed since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their “domestic terrorist list” via the Southern Poverty Law Center.
We Are Change was on that list beside neo-nazis, with Luke Rudkowski having an entire profile dedicated to him.
Those who know our content and integrity will have a hearty laugh at the action, however this demonstrates how the current power structure views “alternative” news – it worries them.
The video below is what you came to see:
The “likes” speak for themselves on the video’s YouTube page – the people do not agree with the comparison. If only these instances were isolated incidences, but they are not; the examples of the establishment’s war on alternative news is staggering.
GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK MOVE TO RESTRICT ADS ON “FAKE NEWS” SITES
Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.
Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to spell out that its ban on deceptive and misleading content applies to fake news.
The shifts comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) face a backlash over the role they played in the U.S. presidential election by allowing the spread of false and often malicious information that might have swayed voters toward Republican candidate Donald Trump.
The issue has provoked a fierce debate within Facebook especially, with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg insisting twice in recent days that the site had no role in influencing the election.
NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Facebook’s steps are limited to its ad policies, and do not target fake news sites shared by users on their news feeds.
“We do not integrate or display ads in apps or sites containing content that is illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes fake news,” Facebook said in a statement, adding that it will continue to vet publishers to ensure compliance.
Google’s move similarly does not address the issue of fake news or hoaxes appearing in Google search results. That happened in the last few days, when a search for ‘final election count’ for a time took users to a fake news story saying Trump won the popular vote. Votes are still being counted, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton showing a slight lead.
Nor does Google suggest that the company has moved to a mechanism for rating the accuracy of particular articles.
Rather, the change is aimed at assuring that publishers on the network are legitimate and eliminating financial incentives that appear to have driven the production of much fake news.
“Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property,” Google said in a statement.
The company did not detail how it would implement or enforce the new policy.
AdSense, which allows advertisers to place text ads on the millions of websites that are part of Google’s network, is a major source of money for many publishers.
A report in BuzzFeed News last month showed how tiny publishers in Macedonia were creating websites with fake news – much of it denigrating Clinton – which were widely shared on Facebook.
That sharing in turn led people to click on links which brought them to the Macedonian websites, which could then make money on the traffic via Google’s AdSense.
Facebook has been widely blamed for allowing the spread of online misinformation, most of it pro-Trump, but Zuckerberg has rejected the notion that Facebook influenced the outcome of the election or that fake news is a major problem on the service.
“Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic,” he wrote in a blog post on Saturday. “Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes.”
Google has long had rules for its AdSense program, barring ads from appearing next to pornography or violent content. Work on the policy update announced on Monday began before the election, a Google spokeswoman said.
The company uses a combination of humans and artificial intelligence to review sites that apply to be a part of AdSense, and sites continue to be monitored after they are accepted, a former Google employee who worked on ad systems said. Google’s artificial intelligence systems learn from sites that have been removed from the program, speeding the removal of similar sites.
The issue of fake news is critical for Google from a business standpoint, as many advertisers do not want their brands to be touted alongside dubious content. Google must constantly hone its systems to try to stay one step ahead of unscrupulous publishers, the former employee said.
Google has not said whether it believes its search algorithms, or its separate system for ranking results in the Google News service, also need to be modified to cope with the fake news issue.
Fil Menczer, a professor of informatics and computing at Indiana University who has studied the spread of misinformation on social media, said Google’s move with AdSense was a positive step.
“One of the incentives for a good portion of fake news is money,” he said. “This could cut the income that creates the incentive to create the fake news sites.”
However, he cautioned that detecting fake news sites was not easy. “What if it is a site with some real information and some fake news? It requires specialized knowledge and having humans (do it) doesn’t scale,” he said.
So, just how concerned are the “Powers that Be” about blogging? In the video below, DAHBOO777 gives you an introduction into just HOW serious the Obama administration began taking the threat to their power structure posed by bloggers. For the record, when I say threat, I mean from Obama’s perspective, not “reality.” All big government progressives, Obama being no different, fear what they cannot control, and not being able to control the flow of information, or some of the fictional narratives they love to spin, makes them very nervous.
If you want to know just how nervous progressives get about not being able to control information, consider the changes made by the Obama administration to the 2015 Edition of the United States War Manual. I’ll cut to the chase: The new version makes It much easier for soldiers to be able to defend killing journalists. Yes, you read that right… to kill journalists. Feel free to look the code up for yourself. The official United States Code is provided for free by Cornell Law School. Look up: 10 USC 331, 332, 333, and the House Joint Resolution 1292, all of which is passed legislation.
In 10 USC 332, the phrase “unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States, use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized,” permits the federal government from being demonstrated against. An act of demonstration, or the most benign demonstrations of civil disobedience gives the government the authority to take “deadly action” against the public because there are no clear distinctions on when the use of lethal and nonlethal force is appropriate. The video will open your eyes…
SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS ARE ACTUALLY GOVERNMENT CREATIONS:
If you doubt that the CIA made Google, and Google made the NSA, but you don’t read the following: save your worthless drivel for someone who cares. If you don’t have the facts presented, how can you presume to dispute then? Conversely, if you dispute the facts presented with evidence stacked higher than Mt. Everest, by all means… let’s hear it, but support your opinions with FACTS, not platitudes.
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