Control leads to censorship

Here is a thought provoking post from earlier today. Let us hope that WordPress will not become like the other censors out there.

Apparently, the power elites fear loss of control if the people, “the masses”, have access to a free flow of information. What they fear and do not approve of gets removed from social media. Okay, let’s use other means of communicating with each other such as old fashioned hard copy newsletters if need be.

An anecdote worth noting here is that even with the laws in Europe and the online censorship of any articles that dare to expose the lies of the holocaust story, more and more people are now coming to believe that we have been lied to about that and other major historical events. Control of the access to information is indeed quite powerful.

Hommunism News

(source) In one survey,

  • 75% of tech entrepreneurs voted for Hillary Clinton.
  • 8.8% voted for Trump.
  • 83% back higher taxes,
  • 82% support gun control and another
  • 82% are in favor of socialized medicine.

Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon employees were 4 out of 5 of Bernie Sanders’ top donors.

Cash from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft poured into the Clinton campaign.

$1.6 million was donated by Google employees to Hillary Clinton and Google employee money is still pouring into competitive congressional races in the midterm elections. The same is true across the tech spectrum.

People have a right to their own political views. But that’s an idea that today’s Silicon Valley rejects.

The internet was born through universities and was experimentally libertarian

The internet was born through universities, hobbyists and neglected labs. It was experimentally libertarian. Two generations later it’s controlled by a handful of monopolistic…

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14 comments

  1. A thought provoking piece; and may I add: big business, government bureaucrats and politicians have lots and loads to hide, that’s why they are averse to free flow of information. As for ordinary people/proletarians they can only claim independence when they have access to information; for this gives them the capacity for agenda-setting and decision-making on matters that affect their lives.

  2. I’m dreading the day that they go full on social media censorship. Especially with the way the rules are decided arbitrarily. We’ve seen how drastically different these new rules are from the ones in the past, but we haven’t yet seen them do it with increased frequency. It would be a nightmare for it to be made a mandatory procedure to check a “rules blog” weekly. I don’t think anybody has the due diligence, the loyalty, or even the motivation to keep themselves up to date with how social media platforms intend to cripple their creativity. They will penalize the user and will offer nothing in return.

    I’m so glad I don’t have a Facebook account. They track users through advertisements, photo-tagging, friends lists, behavioral analysis, and malware.

    If WordPress goes down this path, I’m going to seek new alternatives.

    1. Thanks Digital for your thoughts. What is laughable but also disturbing is the way folks are banned. They receive in some instances a message to the effect that they have violated the platform’s policies or guidelines but without any specifics! Truly disconcerting.

  3. The only thing I disagree with is where the internet came from. It was created by the same power elites who are in control of it, on purpose to spy on everybody. And people have thrown themselves whole-heartedly into providing these scumbags with every piece of info they desire, not thinking about who is behind it!

    The fact that folks are addicted to it doesn’t help…

    I actually grieve the death of pen and paper communications… 😢 Maybe some of us should create a good old-fashioned penpal club, where people can write real letters to other real people, that cannot be intercepted by AI algorithms…. It might be an idea… 💡 Digital Empire’s “new alternatives”!

    1. As well, when people send in a DNA sample to these TV advertised firms (that later write back and tell them their alleged ancestry), these companies forward on the person’s DNA data to the government for inclusion in its growing database.

      1. It all begins with vanity in a person’s heart, wanting to know all this unnecessary info about onesself! It’s how so many gullible people are sucked in. Yikes, already!

        I have to admit, in order to get my name changed legally, I had to submit fingerprints…knowing they would be filed. They force these things, and sometimes we cannot avoid them, too bad…

      2. It’s the same in the video gaming world. To get one’s account back, let’s say due to a lost password (or worse a hacker), one would need to send a picture of his or her driver’s license. Fraudulent claims have increased so much over the last few years that companies are now forced to use more stringent measures to confirm people’s identities. What they do with that info after the account has been restored is anyone’s guess, but my bet is that they build up dossiers on people that include things such as IP addresses, the hours that they play, the operating systems they use, and the websites they visit while the game program is active.

      3. Yes, unfortunately, when we were stupider, we sent in similar ID to FB when they shut down our accounts for no reason. Albeit, we covered all the pertinent info first, like DL numbers, etc.

        We have since deleted those accounts, and I, for one, will not have another!

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