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Facebook censored me. Criticize your government, you might get blocked

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 19, 2018

So when did showing the home of more than 70 people engulfed in flames after a FBI assault become beyond the pale? Facebook presumably blocked everyone who sought to share that image from the most vivid law enforcement debacle of the 1990s.

This was not the first time Facebook erased an iconic image that the U.S. government would be happy to see vanish.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/27/facebook-censored-cross-your-countrys-government-and-they-might-censor-you-too-james-bovard-column/795271001/

James Bovard, Opinion columnist

Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that “we will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation.” But Facebook is effectively sowing disinformation by kowtowing to foreign regimes and censoring atrocities such as ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. In the name of repressing fake news and hate speech, Facebook is probably suppressing far more information than Americans realize.

Facebook blocked a post of mine last month for the first time since I joined it nine years ago. I was seeking to repost a blog article I had written on Janet Reno, the controversial former attorney general who died last year. I initially thought that Facebook was having technical glitches (no novelty). But I checked the page and saw the official verdict: “Could not scrape URL because it has been blocked.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Anti-Social Network – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 31, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/thomas-luongo/686651-2/

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“I thought we were gonna get television. The truth is… television is gonna get us.”
—Dick Goodwin, Quiz Show

When Mark Zuckerberg went to Capitol Hill earlier in the year I knew Facebook was in serious trouble.

Ostensibly, he was there to apologize to us about how Facebook used customer data so cavalierly.

But, really he was there to explain how everything had gone so wrong.

Facebook was designed to be the enforcer of social norms pushed by the political and corporate establishment.

It was built with Wall Street’s decade-long access to cost-free money to invest in the technologies to create a voluntary layer of social control… Read the rest of this entry »

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The 18 things you may not realise Facebook knows about you | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 13, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5834371/The-18-things-not-realise-Facebook-knows-YOU.html

By TIM COLLINS and AARON BROWN and CHEYENNE MACDONALD 

1. ‘Device information’ from ‘computers, phones, connected TVs, and other web-connected devices,’ as well as your ‘internet service provider or mobile operator’

2. ‘Mouse movements’, which can help distinguish humans from bots

3. ‘App and file names’, including the types of files on your devices

4. ‘Device operations’ such as whether a window running Facebook is ‘foregrounded or backgrounded’

5. ‘Device signals’, including ‘nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers’ and ‘signal strength’ as well as Bluetooth signals

6. ‘Other devices that are nearby or on their network’ Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Unsafe to the community’: Facebook takes on pro-Trump Diamond and Silk

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 9, 2018

“The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.”

Unsafe to the Democratic Party community.

Zuck and Facebook. No shame. Do the Facebook sheeple care?

Masters voice

Sheeple listening to their master’s voice.

Who is Zuck’s master?

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/facebook-penalizes-pro-trump-diamond-silk-deems-duo-unsafe-to-the-community/

The hilarious duo of Diamond and Silk is a danger to society.

That’s according to Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Liberal media didn’t think data mining was so bad when Obama’s campaign did it

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 22, 2018

Obama, Trump, Facebook, Google, it doesn’t matter who. They are all out to get you.

We are just a piece of meat.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/21/liberal-media-didn-t-think-data-mining-was-so-bad-when-obama-s-campaign-did-it.html

By Brian Flood

The left is outraged that President Trump’s campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election – but neither the media nor Democrats seemed to mind when President Obama’s team did the same thing.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro penned a column for The Hill on Tuesday headlined, “What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump,” which outlined the differences in the way similar news was covered during contrasting administrations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nolte: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fatal Error — Not Leaving Everyone the Hell Alone

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 21, 2018

They lure us onto their platforms with the promise of unbridled free speech, create their respective monopolies, and then go the full-Kafka against opinions that personally offend them.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/21/zuckerbergs-fatal-error-not-leaving-everyone-hell-alone/

by JOHN NOLTE

Make no mistake, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are in trouble — not just here in America, but all over the world. The Tech Tyrant has only himself to blame. Had he just left us alone, he would not be so alone or widely viewed as a monopoly with all the inherent risks in that. He would also not be a national pariah. Read the rest of this entry »

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Where’s Zuck? Facebook CEO silent as data harvesting scandal unfolds

Posted by M. C. Fox on March 20, 2018

Why all the fuss? This is what Facebook was designed for thanks to the CIA’s In-Q-Tel.

Remember, your didn’t hear about it on the nightly news.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/19/where-is-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-cambridge-analytica-scandal

The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has remained silent over the more than 48 hours since the Observer revealed the harvesting of 50 million users’ personal data, even as his company is buffeted by mounting calls for investigation and regulation, falling stock prices and a social media campaign to #DeleteFacebookRead the rest of this entry »

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How Facebook’s Secret Unit Created India’s Troll Armies For Digital Propaganda To Influence Elections, by Shelley Kasli

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 25, 2017

Facebook. The new Face of the CIA.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article199155.html

A recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including India for digital propaganda to influence elections [1]. Under fire for Facebook Inc.’s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship…

Be seeing you

 

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Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People’s Weaknesses – Collective Evolution

Posted by M. C. Fox on November 13, 2017

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/11/10/ex-facebook-chief-sean-parker-warns-site-was-built-to-exploit-peoples-weaknesses/

Were  there sinister intentions behind its creation or did all those, if any, creep in after its success?  Was it designed to essentially suck as much of our time away from us as possible? Well, according to former Facebook president, Sean Parker, that’s exactly what it was designed for and continues to do.

Either Parker is a disgruntled ex employee trying to seek revenge on the corporate giant, or he is worried enough about the implications of Facebook as we know it now, and potentially where is headed. I’ll leave it to you to decide after reading some of what he recently announced during an interview with Axios. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saving face: Facebook wants access without limits

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 31, 2017

You are putting yourself out there and Facebook/Zuckergerg is taking all of you it can get.

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/07/31/21027/saving-face-facebook-wants-access-without-limits

When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users of the world’s largest social network had already done: He posted photos of himself and friends, tagging the images with names.

But what Licata, now 34, didn’t know was that every time he was tagged, Facebook stored his digitized face in its growing database. Read the rest of this entry »

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