Facebook Is Fighting To The Dying To Stop Those With ‘Wrong’ Opinions From Being Heard
‘Whistleblowers’ advocating the exact same message since the social media giant is VERY easy.
How convenient that Facebook ‘ whistleblowers’ are emerging at exactly the same time as the social media giant is seeking to “ reduce the presence of politics” on the site. What this means meant for freedom of speech is usually glaringly obvious.
If you had informed me during the years I sitting with Nick Clegg in the British Parliament that the achingly liberal member for Sheffield Hallam – later to be deputy prime minister of the UK and Sir Nick – would turn out to be chief censor of the greatest public square on the planet, Facebook, I would never have believed it.
In the the year 2010 general election, when Clegg got the Liberal Democrats off to a flying start in the televised debates, “ I consider Nick” became the catchphrase associated with his trailing opponents. What began as an expedient has become compulsory.
Because if you’re on Fb and Sir Nick Clegg takes a dislike to what you have to say, you won’t be noticed for long.
I declare an interest. We are heavily invested in free conversation on Facebook. I have six hundred, 000 followers on there – more than nearly all UK political figures – and a good audience for my messages and clips etc . of numerous millions.
When I read Clegg’s pronunciamento lately that he was going to cut back on politics content on the platform I could see it as a threat. Images of my breakfast are but a small part of the Facebook oeuvre.
According to Clegg , “ One of the things we have heard from users both from the US and round the world since the election is certainly people want to see more close friends, less politics. So we are already testing ways in which we can slow up the presence of politics just for people’s Facebook experiences. ”
I then watched with fascination the orchestral manoeuvres in the dark of a congressional inquiry into Fb where a whistleblower, Frances Haugen, was whistling a highly practical tune for the powerful – in the company and in the particular powerhouses of the establishment – and I realised we were all being played. And that Computer chip Clegg is no longer a liberal.
Facebook will fight to the death to prevent those with the “ wrong” views from being heard. Cue: something must be done!
Facebook’s Whistleblower A had been heard throughout the world. Another whistleblower, Julian Assange, has not been heard for many a year on account of his incarceration in Belmarsh optimum security prison in London, facing the rest of his life underground in an American Guantanamo.
Whistleblower A had been concerned about body-shaming on Instagram and other such ephemera. Whistleblower Assange was concerned about systems, quite dead, at the hands of those people like the congressional audience humming along with confected horror in the tales of Whistleblower The.
And lo, out of the west, comes news of a Whistleblower B. One more ex-Facebook employee, Sophie Zhang, has volunteered her horror stories about Facebook Artificial News influencing elections worldwide.
Ms. B, a San Francisco tribune, has not yet named and shamed, but the elections in question are usually unlikely to be the ones – in Russia for example – when a full-court NGO press was captured on video seeking to reduce the victory associated with President Vladimir Putin’s parliamentary party, even if it designed boosting the Communists!
More likely she has the likes of Donald Trump in mind since the US rulers begin to display signs of meltdown at the chance of the Orange Man’s revival.
No doubt Ms. Chang will manage to report mysterious Ivans and Lis who are still toiling constantly to install favourable candidates within office in a way the ENTIRE Traditional western mass media and political course would never dream of.
The mood music is clear. The wrong people have turned out to be simply too successful at persuading the public that our rulers and their principal narratives are quite naked. They have no clothing.
They must end up being stopped. And like the famous village in Vietnam which had to be destroyed in order to save this, freedom of speech should be extinguished in order to preserve it. It’s the liberal way…
George Galloway was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He or she presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, author and a renowned orator. Follow him on Twitter @georgegalloway
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