Twitter made the phrase Kill All Jews Trending in New York on November 2, 2018 – four days before the Congressional elections. The trending topics are created by Twitter itself, not its users. My experience as a software engineer suggests that someone inside Twitter made this a trending topic manually, or tinkered with the software code to make this topic trending in New York, possibly to blame Trump for it. Twitter’s trending topics are not “information provided by another information content provider” for which it might be protected from liability under Section 230. Continue reading Twitter Bans Communication
The UK-based Oxford Internet Institute (OII) claiming to be “dedicated to the social science of the Internet” is actually an ordinary propaganda mill, despite its Oxford brand. Since 2016, it brought its pseudo-scientific research to bear on multiple topics of public debate related to the internet and social media in the US and other countries.
Oxford Internet Institute produced junk science rejecting actual scientific evidence that Big Tech services harm adolescents’ mental health. This junk science was used in an advertorial published by Facebook in the Telegraph, UK. The Computational Propaganda Project of this “Institute” (ComProp) played a key role in creating the social media component of the Russia Hoax in November 2016.
This post contains supporting material for the article The Russia Hoax Was Aided by NGOs Peddling Junk Science in the American Thinker, December 31, 2019. Continue reading Oxford Internet Institute of Junk Science etc.
2019-12-31: My article The Russia Hoax Was Aided by NGOs Peddling Junk Science is published in the American Thinker
Happy New Year! Continue reading Notes
Hate speech and misinformation on social media are real issues. However, these issues are caused by the structure and mechanics of the social media platforms, which express the business models and philosophy of companies operating them (Google YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter).
Freedom of speech allows anyone to say anything, but no one is required to listen. Before social media, people usually spoke to specific audiences that had agreed to listen to them. A reporter or radio host spoke to the people who bought the newspaper or tuned in to the radio station. A preacher spoke to people who went to his church or house of worship. Members of a social club chose to speak and listen to each other. People spoke freely in the company of their family, friends, or other important relationships. As an exception, a village idiot could yell on top of his lungs in public, but nobody cared. Continue reading Social Media vs Freedom of Speech
The Big Tech suppresses even information about its suppression of the information about health damage in inflicts on teenagers. Twitter halted my promoted tweets about it, like these ones: Continue reading Recursive Suppression of Health Damage Info
GFTM Act Collusively under control the European Commission
In 2016-2018, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft (“GFTM” / Internet Gatekeepers) signed at least two agreements with the European Commission, committing to censor speech in the US, in a manner prescribed by European Commission, EU governments, and other EU political powers. Continue reading GOOG, FB, TWTR, & MSFT are Foreign Agents & Collusive Monopoly
Recursive Censorship – Google, Facebook, or Twitter censor, ban, or otherwise prevent delivery of a message criticizing an earlier ban or another act of censorship by one of them.
Collusive Censorship – Google, Facebook, and/or Twitter collude with each other to censor, ban, or otherwise restrict the same speech or speaker in what looks like a criminal collusive monopolization. Continue reading Recursive Collusive Censorship by Big Tech
The Fake News Media thrives on the money and traffic it receives from the Masters of the Universe. MOTU thrive because Obama-era net neutrality granted them control of the Internet. Summary of the collusion between the Masters of the Universe and the Fake News Media: MOTU send the FNM traffic and money, the FNM gives MOTU political support, together they attempt to prevent “Trump situation” in 2020. Continue reading Internet Gatekeepers – MSM Simbiosis
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.
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