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Hello slaves. I’m leaving most social media platforms today, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter. For now, I’ll still be on LinkedIn and GitHub. Back in 2017 I had already decided that I was going to leave the major social media platforms because of all the censorship going on. Things have only gotten worse when it comes to censorship, and in addition we have all the privacy violations, tracking and security issues.
I’m leaving most platforms effective immediately; I’ll leave the accounts online for now but will not be monitoring, posting or commenting. Do not contact me there and do not expect a response. I’m using a longer grace period for WhatsApp of a month or two, but have already moved to using Signal for instant messaging; WhatsApp cannot be trusted anymore.
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Censorship, shadow banning, deboosting and deplatforming are hot topics these days on the Internet, especially when it concerns the major social media platforms. I’ve blogged about this often in the last few months, and this time I want to detail one of my recent experiences on Reddit so that others can learn from it. Read more ⟶
Well here you have it, pointing out serious forms of mental illness appears to be “hate speech” on Facebook. A link to my recent blog post “LGBT pride month: There is no pride in mental illness” is being censored by Facebook, probably after being reported by people who suffer from the described forms of mental illness. Read more ⟶
A few days ago Project Veritas released some videos and internal documents from Google showing exactly how Google is manipulating the public in what can only be described as a mass social engineering effort. You can hear employees from Google, who were apparently recorded without their knowledge, describe what they are doing and why. Read more ⟶
An interesting article on The New York Times discusses how China is exporting its surveillance technology to the rest of the world: Under President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government has vastly expanded domestic surveillance, fueling a new generation of companies that make sophisticated technology at ever lower prices. A global infrastructure initiative is spreading that technology even further. Read more ⟶
Here’s another example showing why you can’t trust and rely on the major content publishing and social media websites these days. Two days ago I received an email from Medium that they suspended my account (which I’ve had at least since February 2016). I didn’t receive any warnings beforehand nor a chance to possibly correct any mistakes. Read more ⟶
Project Veritas published an interview with a former Facebook employee revealing, among other things, the fact that Facebook has been censoring information on its platform with functionality called “deboosting”. This functionality enables Facebook to actively limit the reach certain information has by blocking (groups of) people from seeing it — the opposite effect of boosting content on Facebook. Read more ⟶
The Verge published an interesting article about what the people at Facebook in charge of censoring content experience while doing their “work”. I found the following quote hilarious: The moderators told me it’s a place where the conspiracy videos and memes that they see each day gradually lead them to embrace fringe views. […] A former employee told me he has begun to question certain aspects of the Holocaust. Read more ⟶
The mainstream media is currently busy with a major propaganda campaign to promote big pharma’s vaccination poison against measles. I noticed this by chance after someone brought a link to my attention regarding what is now supposedly going on in Madagascar. From what I saw, the source of this specific piece of propaganda appears to be the Associated Press. Read more ⟶
There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, […]. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. […] If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twenty-four hours: my occupation would be gone. […] The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon […]. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an “Independent Press”! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. […] They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. John Swinton, journalist for The New York Times, 1880
When Alex Jones got deplatformed a few months ago, I mentioned that it was the result of a coordinated effort happening behind the scenes to censor certain people. If you were still in doubt about who exactly is behind this latest trend of deplatforming, demonetization and censorship on the Internet, then the following bit of information will remove all doubt for you. Read more ⟶
Here’s another fine example of censorship by YouTube: YouTube demonetized Collective Evolution’s entire channel. It looks like companies in Silicon Valley are doing their best to demonetize, deplatform and ultimately censor most of the alternative media and providers of content going against the brainwash of the establishment. Read more ⟶
Jack Poulson, a senior Google scientist, recently resigned because of the work Google is doing on censorship. Here’s from The Intercept: Jack Poulson worked for Google’s research and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems. Read more ⟶
Back in October 2016 I had blogged about my experiences with censorship on Facebook, where I mentioned that the reporting functionalities provided by the social media network were “being abused […] to harass, silence and censor people, and is a serious violation of every individual’s natural right to free speech.” Interestingly a judge in the USA seems to agree in at least one specific instance: Court Rules That Politicians ... Read more ⟶
This week I got temporarily banned, again, for 30 days on Facebook after someone apparently reported a comment I had published below a friend’s post. Much has been said about this ‘feature’ on Facebook, but I have more to add to the ongoing discussion on the Internet. Read more ⟶
Today, November 5th 2013, millions of people worldwide will march in the streets of their cities to promote ideas for a new and better world. A world where the freedom of every single individual is truly respected. A world where honesty and the truth are valued. A world where knowledge is free to flow without restrictions, empowering every single human being on this planet, and enabling them to reach their highest potentials. Read more ⟶
Back in 2006 I recommended watching a movie titled “Steal This Film,” which is about file sharing on the Internet centering around the popular website The Pirate Bay. In that movie you can see how the US government got Swedish officials to raid the ISP where the Pirate Bay website was hosted, and how they brought down the website only for it to be brought back online within 3 days by the website administrators. Read more ⟶
I came across this article today. To quote from it: I am an activist with a predilection for supporting progressive causes the world over. From tortured prisoners to under-funded public schools, I’m prepared to walk the walk. So it was with great interest that I read the report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists in The Nation (Sri Lanka) last week. Read more ⟶