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UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 11, 2018

It seems to me if you are on Twitter, Facebook, Google et al, you are an enabler, part of the problem.

Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking”
Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”
Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion”
When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said”
Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, “we’re trying to ‘down rank’… shitty people to not show up,” “we’re working [that] on right now”
“Shadow banning” to be used to stealthily target political views- former Twitter engineer says, “that’s a thing”
Censorship of certain political viewpoints to be automated via “machine learning” according to Twitter software engineer
Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer, on machine learning algorithms, “you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck…” “the majority of it are for Republicans”

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Full on censorship! Twitter removes all RT and Sputnik ads from platform

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 27, 2017

Who do they think they are?! Facebook!

In a blog post this morning, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter has decided to off-board advertising (effectively ban) from RT and Sputnik from advertising on the social network.

It’s a weak move that shows Jack and his Twitter birdie are merely another extension of the Deep State… Read the rest of this entry »

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Twitter Rival GAB Served Notice its Registrar Will Seize its Domain if Not Changed Due to GAB Promoting Free Speech

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 19, 2017

Your “Precious” social media are all for free speech as long as they agree with what is said.

Twitter rival GAB was served notice by its domain registrar that it has 5 days to transfer its domain or they will seize it. Read the rest of this entry »

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How will Facebook, Google and Twitter define the Hate they plan to censor? | Fox News

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 23, 2017

The list seems endless. Virtually any belief opposed by the radical left is branded “hatred” and that belief spoken becomes “hate speech.” The goal is to silence the conservative world view through censorship, period. The fringe will use every means available to pressure these online giants to follow suit. Will Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft comply?
If you are really concerned about censorship ( and industrial scale data mining) just bail out of FB, google, MS etc. 

Find or create something better. Better yet get rid. We managed a long time without them. I believe those, particularly young people, who broadcast every detail of their lives will regret the future that is in store.

Mr. Bozell presented a caring Mark Zuckerberg. This is the same MZ that conspired with Angela Merkel to censor anti-immigrant Facebook news. 

Is MZ the next George Soros?

To paraphrase a former president ‘it depends on what your definition of censorship is’. 

Be seeing you

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Watch Your Twitters – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 23, 2017

So the upshot is if want the truth we go to UK’s left wing (there is no right wing in UK) Daily Mail or Russia’s RT.

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Facebook And Twit-ter Sell Out Their Subscribers Again

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 23, 2016

The last post described the all too common pot/kettle situation with the press. Those screaming ‘fake news’ are the ones causing the problem.

Facebook feigns shock all the while giving China custom censorship tools in exchange for access. Censored news is fake news no matter what weasel words are used to justify it.

Now we learn:

Facebook has restricted content in other countries before, such as Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, in keeping with the typical practice of American internet companies that generally comply with government requests to block certain content after it is posted.

But the new feature takes that a step further by preventing content from appearing in feeds in China in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evernote, Other Handy Stuff and a Twitter Warning

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 23, 2012

Quite often I run across interesting articles that I don’t print nor pdf for whatever reason. Evernote is an easy way to save text, URLs, photos, notes. Just hit highlight what you want to save and hit the Evernote elephant icon on the toolbar and that’s it. One can create directories for organization plus all the other usual amenities. No more aggravation from not being able to find what you run across an hour ago nor clogging up your browser bookmarks. Next time CNN or the military accidentally tells the truth you will have the info saved on Evernote by the time the offending material gets pulled from the web. Read the rest of this entry »

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