(Michael Snyder) In 2018, we have seen an unprecedented crackdown on anti-establishment voices on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. When they were first created, these social media platforms were essentially neutral, and they really did greatly contribute to the marketplace of ideas. But now there is a tremendous effort to censor voices that are a threat to the establishment, and in recent months we have witnessed the greatest purge of conservative voices in the history of the Internet. Anything that does not conform to the agenda of the elite is being labeled as “hate speech”, and countless anti-establishment voices have had social media accounts either “shadowbanned” or terminated completely. Needless to say, this could dramatically affect the outcome of the elections in November.
(Michael Synder) August 6th was one of darkest days in the history of the Internet. When I learned that Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest and others had colluded to take down content from Alex Jones all on the same day, I knew exactly what was happening. They timed their attack so that it would hit the press at the beginning of the weekly news cycle on Monday so that their purge would have maximum societal impact.
(Michael Snyder) Is this the beginning of the fall of Facebook? After announcing disappointing numbers for the second quarter on Wednesday, Facebook’s stock price plunged more than 20 percent in after-hours trading. If that decline holds on Thursday, it will be the biggest stock price drop in Facebook’s entire history.
(Phillip Schneider) Starting in June of 2018, Facebook began deleting pages with up to 40 million followers in an unprecedented assault on independent media outlets using the platform.
(Mac Slavo) Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platforms have been actively engaged in the censorship of what they believe to be fake news and information. Often spearheaded by third-party review organizations known to have biased views, there have been countless examples of unpopular speech and commentary that has seen its distribution suppressed or outright banned. […]
(Matt Agorist) On Saturday, co-founder of the Free Thought Project, Jason Bassler logged onto Facebook like he does every morning.
(Jayson Veley) There is a very close (and, some would say, “concerning”) relationship forming between tech giants like Google and Amazon and the U.S. national security establishment. Both of these companies are currently in the process of expanding their presence within the intelligence community and building devices capable of everything from facial recognition to reading the moods of people caught on camera.
(Zero Hedge) Facebook has been giving user data to at least 60 major device manufacturers over the last decade – including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung – as part of a data-sharing partnership program which allowed the companies to integrate various features such as messaging and “like” buttons into their products.
(The Daily Sheeple) Hasn’t Facebook gotten themselves into enough hot water? First was privacy concerns and then came Cambridge Analytica, and of course, the censorship of anyone who is not a leftist. Now the social media network is ramping up the creepiness and wants you to send them your nudes: it’s for your protection, of course.
(Darius Shahtahmasebi) As the world grapples with Facebook’s numerous data breaches, along with the revelation that Google holds a lot more of our personal data than Facebook does, one Seattle-based entrepreneur recently launched a new social media platform called TopTopic, which allows users to actually generate income from their content while also respecting users’ privacy.
(Ethan Huff) As if things weren’t already bad enough for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby, Facebook (the world’s least trusted company at this point), now they are apparently working on a secret project behind the scenes that has nothing to do with social media, and everything to do with scanning people’s brains as part of a sinister artificial intelligence (AI) endeavor.
(Collective Evolution) It should have been obvious to everyone before Edward Snowden. It should have been obvious to every person who thinks about the way the world works in the slightest, what Facebook does to earn its money: when you use this free website, how do you think they generate revenue? You are the product.
(Charles Hugh Smith) This is how we end up with a neofeudal society that benefits the Protected Few at the expense of the powerless, exploited Many.
(Zero Hedge) Several months ago, one of the early pioneers of Facebook and its first President Sean Parker, voiced his regret regarding helping create social media in the form we know it today, saying:
(Peter Hasson) Facebook plans to “dial up” the suppression of certain news outlets, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Tuesday.