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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:59 am 
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That's Mark Zuckerberg for you & it's not only him.

Facebook Cracks Down On Independent Media, Under Guise Of ‘Enhancing Relationships’

Nothing could have more perfectly exemplified the establishment’s use of Orwellian Newspeak than Facebook’s latest move to censor independent thought under the pretense of caring about the emotional wellbeing of the masses. The media giant has been documented live-streaming murders, suicides, rapes, and abuse. Despite this, The New York Post reported that Facebook officially stated they were ‘unable to stop live-streaming suicides.’ But, trust them, they care about your mental health, and that’s why they don’t want you to read certain news stories.

https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/01/fa ... tionships/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 am 
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It sounds like Elizabeth Vos is quite upset about it, she writes"

"Although this author and many other independent journalists have been subjected to various methods and degrees of censorship over the last year, Zuckerberg’s Facebook overhaul has gone far beyond what many in the anti-establishment press could have anticipated."


I think I found why she's so upset.


"MintPressNews also wrote regarding Facebook’s crackdown, specifically in relation to Latin American news outlet teleSUR English. They wrote: “Facebook periodically “tweaks” its algorithm in ways that severely reduce the prominence of alternative media content on newsfeeds, forcing admins to pay for “sponsored posts” in order to reach audiences.”"


Apparently Facebook actually want's alternative media to pay for “sponsored posts” in order to reach audiences, instead of allowing them to get that coverage for free.

Is that censorship?

She's also appears to be upset with the Guardian, that horrid icon of the legacy press, purveyor of "government-approved-propaganda." About that she writes:


"The Guardian’s coverage of the news not only chided Zuckerberg for not having made the move earlier, while also directly identifying the core of the real impetus behind the changes, which had nothing to do with bringing you closer to your family. The Guardian’s writing on the issue reveals that the real reason for the changes is in order to actively censor what the legacy press outlet deems to be “fake news” that “interfered” in the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election."

"Such ‘misinformation,’ The Guardian may as well have admonished, is dangerous and liable to transform users into drooling zombies with no control over their actions whatsoever."


Whatsoever!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:08 am 
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Elizabeth Vos again?

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I can see why she dislikes the Guardian, a left wing paper.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:55 pm 
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Elizabeth Vos again?

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I can see why she dislikes the Guardian, a left wing paper.


The site specific notes say: "Disobedient Media is a news and opinion website with a right wing bias in story selection and reporting. Disobedient Media uses moderate loaded words and tends to source well to credible information. Occasionally they will source to some pretty far right sources. (2/16/2017)"

Which in the case of Elizabeth Vos doesn't necessarily mean she's on the far right wing. Notice the date for the notes.

What it means is during the election period she was bashing Clinton and Democrats with such vigor and vengeance that she was using far right wing fodder such as from the Free Beacon, and The Daily Caller had put out because it was easier barrow their opposition "research" than it was to generate her own.

She is a case of a person who has swung so far around the horseshoe to the left she's standing right next to Ted Cruz. She's so filled with anger at the left she feel has betrayed her and her's she doesn't have time to get around to complaining about Republicans.

So when mediabiasfactcheck.com rates her, they see a right wing bias in story selection and reporting, and as they said in the notes, she will source to some pretty far right sources.

I have her pegged alongside that US Uncut outfit, Carl Gibson, Ryan Clayton, and Joanne Gifford. Peas in a pod. :|

Remember during the election FreshWater would on occasion show up here with a US Uncut article to bash Clinton and Democrats with? They were also sourcing some pretty outlandish far right sources.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:20 pm 
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Which in the case of Elizabeth Vos doesn't necessarily mean she's on the far right wing. Notice the date for the notes.


Unfortunately, that Pizzagate-type stuff she was writing for Liberty Beacon struck me as pretty nut-wing more than anything else.

Her co-author for the Liberty Beacon story was William Craddick. This Zero Hedge guy. (Tritumi's old watering hole.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/users/william-craddick

He apparently is "the discoverer of the Clinton-Silsby human trafficking scandal". What is that, you ask?

Well, Sam, it's all laid out for you here.
https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/01/th ... red-it-up/

Not only is Pizzagate all true, but apparently Hillary Clinton is human trafficking children from Haiti with Laura Silsby's (and John Podesta's) assistance.

Thank William Craddick, he's "discovered" this. And, of course, "the media" (everyone's favorite villain) is covering it up.

'nuff said.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:56 pm 
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Facebook is evil and that's all there is to it. Zuckerberg, if he has any politics at all, is not your friend. He's never met a corporate empire he didn't like.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:47 pm 
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This is such a stupid story.

Facebook is a free-to-use platform. It's also not a public service. Over the past 4 years, at the very least, page managers have noticed a gradual but steady narrowing of what's known as organic reach. That is, the reach of unpaid posts. There was a pretty severe curtailment in November and December that I noticed on my pages.

At the same time, what's not reported in crankjob articles like this one is the improvement of engagement stats, which is to say, audience participation (likes, views, comments, etc.) This tells us that the unpaid posts are actually doing better in the sense that they are reaching people who actually want to read them and say something about it.

These numbers games are more than just popularity contests and trying to guess at what The Algorithm(tm) is gonna do for you. If you want said Algorith(tm) to work for your page, you're gonna have to kick down the cash, or deal with low reach numbers. That's because Facebook, while being a free-to-sign-up platform, is not a public service, it's a for-profit service.

Does that make it "evil"? No more "evil" than newspapers with paywalls or freemium applications with paid premium services.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Former Google, Facebook employees step up battle against tech addiction

Former Google and Facebook employees — and early investors — are launching a campaign to warn people about the dangers of the technology they helped create.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/05/ ... addiction/


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