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Quotes from Taplin, “Move Fast and Break Things”

From the left corner (those precious moments when a broken clock is right): Taplin, Jonathan. Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy, 2017. The quotes are from the Kindle edition. Emphasis is mine.

The anonymity that Twitter provides is a shield that brings out the worst in humans. (p. 217)

Even Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt (and his coauthor Jared Cohen), acknowledged this when they wrote [in 2013], “We believe that modern technology platforms, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, are even more powerful than most people realize, and our future world will be profoundly altered by their adoption and successfulness in societies everywhere.” (p. 11)

As former secretary of labor Robert Reich wrote in 2015, “Big Tech has been almost immune to serious antitrust scrutiny, even though the largest tech companies have more market power than ever. Maybe that’s because they’ve accumulated so much political power.” (pp. 22-23) Continue reading Quotes from Taplin, “Move Fast and Break Things”

Seth Rich!

2019-08-13 update: an NBC article from July 11, 2016:

“Worst nightmare,” Rich’s mother, Mary Rich, said by phone. … “There had been a struggle. His hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything,” she said. “They took his life for literally no reason. They didn’t finish robbing him, they just took his life,” Mary Rich continued.
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Silicon Valley, Free Speech, and Holocaust Denial

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

#FakeNews, Brookings, and “Weakened” Platform Hoax

Jim Comey, We need you to intervene in the 2016 election again – read below.

2019-07-07 update: Patrice and James Comey donated $5,400 to Amy Klobuchar’s 2020 presidential campaign. Klobuchar is a member of the radical Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Minnesota’s affiliate of the Democratic Party. Comey’s wife Patrice admitted about 2016: ‘I Wanted a Woman President Really Badly, and I Supported Hillary Clinton’. James Comey is a former Commie and lifelong fake Republican. end of update

On July 18 of 2016, Hillary/DNC re-launched the Trump-Putin conspiracy theory with Washington Post: “Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine”, Josh Rogin. The article starts with:

The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces …

Was this statement true? No, it wasn’t. The original platform draft did not call for giving weapons to Ukraine.

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The Web Without Obamanet

Update (2019-05-20) Yes, Obamanet was intended to aid and further push to the left Obama’s friends – the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe and big cable companies (yes, big cable companies like Comcast – the strawman baddies in the leftist net neutrality narrative) and to suppress free speech. Robert Graham on John Oliver, Comcast and Netflix (2017):

Most everything in John Oliver’s piece is incorrect.

For example, he says that without Net Neutrality, Comcast can prefer original shows it produces, and slow down competing original shows by Netflix. This is silly: Comcast already does that, even with Net Neutrality rules.

Comcast owns NBC, which produces a lot of original shows. During prime time (8pm to 11pm), Comcast delivers those shows at 6-mbps to its customers, while Netflix is throttled to around 3-mbps. Because of this, Comcast original shows are seen at higher quality than Netflix shows. Continue reading The Web Without Obamanet