In March 2018, Ben Shapiro published in DailyWire a remarkable and prescient (in regard to Facebook) article Cambridge Analytica And The Campaign To Destroy Conservatives On Social Media. Continue reading Cambridge Analytica non-Event
Twitter allows ads from the Russian Nuclear Agency but bans my ads about Seth Rich. Continue reading Twitter Promotes RosAtom
Supporters of Big Tech impunity pulled a quick one on us. They say that as conservatives and libertarians, we are against government interference with private businesses, so we should leave Big Tech alone. This argument is disingenuous. As conservatives and libertarians, we tend to be against laws, regulations, and government policies that interfere with private businesses. But the existing laws, regulations, and policies that restrain, constrain, endanger, and otherwise interfere with private businesses must be enforced on Big Tech just as they are enforced on other businesses. If government tells a small bakery owner that he cannot select customers, the government must tell the same to Google, Facebook, and Twitter, just billions of times stronger.
We also support enforcement of valid contracts (rather than fictitious ones, like social media Terms of Service), and prosecution of corporations for fraud and deceptive advertising. This said, Big Tech (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Netflix) are not real private corporations, but state actors, illegal monopolies, and illegal agents of foreign governments. Continue reading How Obamanet Created “Masters of the Universe”
Reddit was mistreating r/The_Donald for some time. Google blacklisted r/The_Donald in its search results. Few days ago, Reddit censored, or “quarantined” r/The_Donald. This is the same Reddit which allowed Holocaust deniers to run the r/Holocaust, and had other Holocaust denying subs with names that are too repulsive to repeat. None of them was quarantined at that time. The Reddit sub r/Holocaust was described as “A subreddit to discuss “the Holocaust” [sic!] and its effect on the world today.” See its content in the screenshots below (warning – repulsive). Continue reading Silicon Valley, Free Speech, and Holocaust Denial
After I followed @realDonaldTrump on Twitter, Twitter immediately suggested me to follow Hillary Clinton and CNN Breaking News. Do people who follow Donald Trump want to follow Hillary and CNN Faking News? No, they don’t. Twitter attempts to persuade Trump supporters to switch switch to the opposite political side. That reminds me Google’ Jigsaw and its Redirect method, allegedly developed to counter ISIS recruitment, but deployed against American conservatives. Continue reading Twitter Redirect
I tried to send a promoted tweet to tell Russians that the New York Times article U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid is Fake News. The Twitter didn’t let me to send the tweet: You account is currently not authorized to target this location.
Secretary Hillary Clinton (2010): “Our Goal Is To Help Strengthen Russia”
(National Review, How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime)
Why would Putin meddle in the 2016 elections against Hillary Clinton, when she was the best thing that happened to him since becoming Russian President? Hillary was the architect of the Reset with Russia. But that is off topic here. The NR article contains a link to the YouTube video of this interview (https://youtube.com/watch?v=zulHX5jO1yY), posted by veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner in 2014. Now the video is gone. Google has deleted the video and terminated Pozner’s account (now he has a new one without this interview). The last time the video’s page was saved on archive.org is October 2017, when it had ~75k views. In this case, Google was not fully successful in re-writing history. This interview fragment can be found on smaller channels, sometimes with comments like: “this is very hard to find, and I found it on a channel with only 333 subscribers! thanks! SUBBED!“
Google regularly deletes important YouTube videos embedded in conservative and libertarian websites, or linked to. It deleted a Fox News video in which Pete Hoekstra was debunking Clapper’s claptrap about the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment. This video was referred to in a Fox News opinion piece Was Friday’s declassified report claiming Russian hacking of the 2016 election rigged? by former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz (2017-01-08). Fred Fleitz and Pete Hoekstra debunked this so-called Intelligence Community Assessment, leaked to the media by Clapper and released (in a redacted form) a few hours before Congress certified Trump as the next President of the United States. Continue reading Google Deletes Conservative Clips on Youtube, Creates Alternative Reality
2019-02-15 Update. Breitbart: This Is What ‘Election Interference’ Actually Looks Like (2018-08-20)
“The purge of the right on social media was once a slow trickle, with high-profile bans happening only occasionally, and then subsiding. With just three months until the midterm elections, the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley have turned online censorship into a cascade.” Continue reading “Masters of the Universe” ban Alex Jones and other Dissidents
“McKew is a former Podesta Group “specialist” and the CEO of Fianna Strategies. Up until the election of Donald Trump, she served as a registered foreign agent for opposition parties in Georgia and Moldova.
Having lost her foreign clients after the 2016 election, she has since refashioned herself as a Russian disinformation expert and a go-to source for media on Trump-Russia conspiracy theories. McKew has even testified before a congressional committee.
Yet like an amateur, she was just duped by a Twitter bot on a politically charged incident.”
Jan 23, 2019
(2019-01-24 update) Silicon Valley oligarchs might be not aware of specifics of the dirty social media operations they fund and organize (New Knowledge, fake Russian bots, fake conservatives etc.), but the general intent is undeniable. The same radical Netroots Nation conference, funded by Facebook, Google, and radical “usual suspects,” also taught progressives trolling. From the panel’s description:
TROLLING FOR JUSTICE: HOW CHEEKY, PROVOCATIVE CAMPAIGNS CAN LEAD TO PROGRESSIVE VICTORIES
TROLLING. The panel will discuss trolling as a tactic to educate new audiences, hit hard at the opposition, and generate opportunities that convert people to action. This panel will focus on how bold, cheeky, and deliberately provocative campaigns can be leveraged to not just egg on the opposition, but tell a story that leads to progressive wins.
On that occasion, Facebook and Google also advanced their business interests through radical politics. Another panel was devoted to preserving Obamanet, which had granted them their current stranglehold over the internet: NET NEUTRALITY AND THE FIGHT TO REGAIN IT
Partial (i.e., especially hard to detect) shadowbanning of individuals dissenting from the Democrat narrative or disillusioned with the Democratic party for various and unrelated reasons is rampant on Twitter. Examples from early September 4, 2018:
Adam Carter, a cyber-security researcher opposing the dominant conspiracy theory of Russian hacking of the DNC:
On or around October 31, 2017, Twitter testified about so-called Russian activities related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This and consequent testimonies were slanted to support the Democratic conspiracy theory of “Russian interference.” It might have been prepared together with congressional Democrats.
Even with this understanding, a closer look at Twitter testimonies reveals surprising findings:
- Twitter and the DNC interpreted the word Russian as a reference to the native language and/or place of birth of an individual, not employment by the Russian government or even Russian citizenship. Large part (possibly most) of the so-called Russian-linked accounts belong to American citizens with no relation to the Russian government. At the same time, Twitter elected to disregard accounts making election related tweets from indeterminate locations, and likely to represent foreign governments and other entities.
- Answering questions from senators, Twitter repeatedly used the term automated account as a synonym of a bot, thus dehumanizing Twitter users. The use of automation is allowed and even encouraged by Twitter, which provides a special Application Programming Interface (API) for this purpose. The automation might be as simple as manually scheduling tweets for a later time or auto-responding when the user is away from his or her computer.
Earlier, Google banned my SHFi AdWords account. After overcoming some obstacles, I created a personal account, intended to support Ted Cruz and Republicans. Google refused to display my messages and links with a message “Disapproved: Election advertising in the United States.” Continue reading Google, Twitter Suppress Conservative Voice in Election
Facebook disabled my account, running pro-Republican ads, on the election day November 6. The account was disabled without any warning or even notice. Prior to that, Facebook had verified me as an American citizen, eligible to run election ads.
When I posted a link to a Breitbart article about this act of theft, fraud, and barbarism, Facebook banned promotion of my post.
The screenshot of the ban: Continue reading Facebook Deletes Disabled Veteran’s Page Without Warning — After Taking $300,000 for Ads
The social media component of the alleged “Russian activities in the 2016 elections” was non-existent. The IRA, a.k.a. the “troll farm” in Russia, allegedly bought ads for about $100k; this is chump change and not even worthy of a government operation. Most of it has been spent on Facebook, and most ads ran AFTER the 2016 elections. Continue reading Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling
The enlightened Silicon Valley has apparently created a totalitarian dystopia. Here, the term Silicon Valley includes Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Apple (“GFTMA”), even as Microsoft is headquartered in Washington state.
GFTMA have developed tools for nearly total speech control and deployed them against conservatives and other opponents of the Left. They tied themselves to the Left under the Obama administration. The political censorship and discrimination against the “right of left” authors and readers is well documented. This article focuses on the scientific and technical human potential of this country, a large part of which is computer and network engineers, scientists, businessmen, and other specialists affected by Silicon Valley. Continue reading Silicon Valley Totalitarian Dystopia
- When checked in December 2018, Google Adwords prohibited bidding on the word ‘rifle’, but allowed bidding on the word ‘fentanyl’
- Notice that fentanyl deaths skyrocketed under comrade James Comey as FBI Director
There were more than 70,000 deaths from drug overdose in the U.S. in 2017. About 30,000 of them involved fentanyl or similar synthetic opioids many times stronger than heroin. Most illegally purchased synthetic opiods are manufactured in China. Online shops in China used to receive payments from Americans through Mastercard and Visa to ship these deadly drugs by mail. The number of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids skyrocketed 10x since 2013: Continue reading Mastercard, Jihad, and Fentanyl
GFT censors not only conservatives, but other dissidents from the EU left and anti-Trump narratives, as well as their own adversaries.
Twitter subjected to Quality Filter Discrimination (QFD shadowban) not only expected targets, such as @cernovich, but also Trump Republicans, a walking away liberal Brandon Straka (@usminority), and even Adam Carter (@with_integrity). Adam Carter is one of the leading researchers who refuted Hillary’s conspiracy theory that Russia had been behind the leaks of the 2016 election campaign. This conspiracy theory has been built on false claims by CrowdStrike, in which Google is a major investor. The QFD shadowbans were observed on Twitter from July 23 to 24. Continue reading Censorship by GOOG,FB, TWTR is Alive and Well
The terminal phase of the Trump Derangement Syndrom – billionaire Demonrat and climate alarmist Tom Steyer, calls for a NUCLEAR WAR to remove Trump:
“So if the answer is that we need those three things to happen for a course correction, I’d prefer to move a little quicker. How about that? But I take your point. Maybe we can have, like, a nuclear war and then we get a real course correction.“
“Steyer, who made his fortune as a hedge-fund manager, built the Need to Impeach campaign as an offshoot of his group NextGen America, best known for climate advocacy.”
July 5, 2018 – “You know you are over the target when the flak is heaviest.”
Scott Pruitt was hated because he was effective. He is as straight as Hillary is crooked.
The survey asked about social media impacts on adolescents’ health. The surveyed audience was more informed on the subject than the average population. 62% of respondents think that social media is very harmful for adolescents. 94% of the respondents think that social media is harmful (very harmful or slightly harmful).
Update. A Google team, working under SVP Urs Hölzle of WWF, refused to implement a feature improving Google Cloud security necessary to bid on military contracts (according to Bloomberg). Earlier, Google announced it would not work with the US military on Artificial Intelligence projects. But this feature is not related to AI. Thus, Google refuses to aid the US military at all. Meanwhile, Google services (including Google Maps and Google AI) are available to terrorist organizations and hostile armed forces worldwide. In 2013, Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt visited North Korea where he aided the North Korean military. Continue reading Google Aided North Korean Military, Spurns Pentagon
Big Tech is the new Big Tobacco!
In fact, it is much worse. Big Tech has committed much worse fraud on its consumers than the Big Tobacco has been accused. Worse, Big Tech funded groups intimidating its opponents, and even lawmakers and government officials. Big Tech also uses its control of the communications line to silence its critics.
Jun 4, 2018 – Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (FB), and Twitter (TWTR) use their internet gatekeepers’ positions to manipulate (inflate) their stock prices. Continue reading Big Tech is the new Big Tobacco, plus …
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook in an interview: “I feel fundamentally uncomfortable sitting here in California at an office, making content policy decisions for people around the world.”
Mark – if you feel uncomfortable doing that to us, imagine how your victims feel! Imagine what people from other countries think about this country because of your business. Well, you don’t need to strain your imagination. You listened to their governments and promised to accommodate them as the Obama regime used to do — at the expense of Americans. But this is not the topic of this post. Continue reading Facebook CEO is “uncomfortable” Being a World Censor!
I read the testimonies of Google, Facebook, and Twitter executives before the Senate Commerce Committee on Combating the Spread of Extremist Propaganda (January 17, 2018), and I would advise you not to trust them very much. Under the pretext of fighting “extremist propaganda” (a vague term, probably selected to conceal partisan differences on what constitutes extremist propaganda) Google and Twitter suppress speech dissenting from leftist orthodoxy. For example, Google has demonetized some PragerU videos on a range of topics and is being sued by them. I have been banned from Google AdWords and Twitter Ads for speech opposing climate alarmism.
The suppression of conservative websites in Google organic search results has been documented many times. Continue reading Google and Twitter Censor non-Leftist Views Under Pretext of “Extremist Propaganda”
My report documenting censorship of climate realists (climate skeptics) by Google, Microsoft LinkedIn, Twitter, and Reddit in paid delivery (ads) is published in WUWT.
When one might think that Google, Microsoft, and Twitter can’t abuse their power any longer, one is reminded that they can. The Twitter worker who had deleted Trump’s account (which was restored 11 minutes later) was not a saboteur. He was a contractor for the Trust and Safety (i.e., censorship) division of Twitter. He just did his job – he deleted an account that received many complaints, according to his words (1, 2). In February 2016, Twitter announced the launch of its Trust and Safety division in response to demands of the European Commission. Continue reading Chronicles of the Club of Concerned Billionaires: Twitter
Fake News peddlers noticed that they’re not trusted and found what they think of as an ingenuous way of re-establishing this trust – by marking their content with Trust Indicators, also called Truth Indicators (1). The notorious Poynter Institute, which oversees a group of self-appointed fact-checkers, says:
The project’s Truth Indicators will be placed on news sites as well as in search results. They are meant to provide a layer of assurance to readers about the content they’re looking at.
The Trust/Truth Indicators have computer codes that allow search engines and “social media” sites to recognize and give preferential treatment to that features these indicators. Each member of the GFTM (Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft) monopoly has started using them or openly threatened their customers and partners by announcing the intent to do so (Facebook, Google), in violation of the anti-trust laws.
Craig Newmark (founder of craigslist), Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google, the Democracy Fund, the Knight Foundation, and the Markkula Foundation have taken the responsibility for funding this project (2). It’s hosted by publicly funded Santa Clara University but is global in its ambitions and includes participants from Germany, Italy, and other countries. The project claims being non-partisan but is a hyper-partisan in fact. Its participants span the gamut from far left publications like Mother Jones to the anti-Trump non entities like the Independent Journal Review, alleged by Wikipedia to be founded by former Republican staffers in 2012.
“The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.” (Eliezer Yudkowsky, Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk in Global Catastrophic Risks, 2008)
What if the AI is taught to hate the atoms of which you are made? Google Search is an artificial intelligence system trained by some people that texts to hate carbon atoms, of which we are made. Other web AIs, with which Google Search AI interacts, share this trait. Their interaction creates another AI adverse to humanity – the “San Francisco AI.” Almost all new information received by journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, and many citizens is influenced by the San Francisco AI. Its contribution to climate alarmism and “the resistance” to Trump should not be underestimated.
The leftist echo-chamber became so detached from reality partly because of an accidentally unleashed artificial intelligence system that had come into existence through interaction between Google Search, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Bing, Wikipedia, Reddit etc.
A new paper explains how the morons view the world through The Matrix.