The Government-Media Complex
Censorship is growing no matter which
party controls Congress or the White House
By Oleg Atbashian
It's now the Cube vs. the Pentagon.
Our reader, who is a U.S. Army officer, has sent us the above screenshot showing that The People's Cube has been blocked by the DoD Enterprise-Level Protection System due to "hate and racism" - a blatantly false label applied by someone on the government payroll, whose salary comes out of our taxes.
When I lived in the Soviet Union, my speech was expected to be blocked as politically unreliable and not aligned with the government's collectivist, socialist agenda. Such was the default setting and there was nothing I could do about it. At the time I assumed that if I were to move to the United States, I'd be free to speak without censorship. Imagine my surprise when I found that many in this country, including on the government level, were motivated by the same collectivist, socialist agenda I had escaped from.
Dismayed at the sight of this happening in a free country, I began to satirize the left's absurd and crooked schemes again, this time in English, and launched the People's Cube. This site has become an outlet not just for me, but for thousands of like-minded Americans and contributors from around the world, who opposed socialism and collectivism in general.
Shortly after the Cube was launched, the "open-minded" proponents of socialism began to use misrepresentations and lies in order to block our content. Starting with the Google purge in 2006, we've been blacklisted, shadow-banned, suspended, down-ranked, and otherwise hindered by the prog-warriors inside what has since become collectively known as Googlefacebooktwitter. We've been purged from Wikipedia.
We've had our products removed from online stores in Zazzle, SpreadShirt, and CafePress. We've been slandered by Snopes. PolitiFact put us on their list of fake news sites. We've been denied ad revenue due to organized complaints to ad providers from invisible leftist operatives. And, finally, my wife's contributions to the People's Cube have led to a forced resignation from her job.
If it weren't for all this blackballing, our traffic and popularity could have generated enough income for us to focus solely on running and improving the site, instead of doing unrelated work to make ends meet.
Technically, since all those malefactors were private companies, they were within their right to censor any content, even though one could question the legality of their monopolistic use of public space to impose ideological filters and thus skew the national discourse leftward. And yet, the classic definition of censorship has always been about the government silencing a citizen's free expression.
So when the Department of Defense, a powerful government organization, blocks our content under a false and partisan pretense, it means that we have arrived.
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Facebook is blocking links and shares coming from the Cube
(People's Cube) - Just yesterday I read a story by John Hawkins, How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It, where he announced that he'd been forced to shut down his Right Wing News website and explained that in today's social media environment, a conservative's chances to get a political website off the ground are infinitesimal.
And this morning, all of a sudden, I received several emails and FB notifications that Facebook wasn't allowing users to post or share the People's Cube links.
Different people, posting different links throughout the day, received this standard response: "We removed this post because it looks like spam and doesn't follow our Community Standards." The user has an option to contest this assumption; then the post is reviewed and usually permitted. Not everyone has the time or patience for this, although some of our readers have obliged and sent me the screenshots.
At some point in the past Facebook had also started to limit the number of shares on our posts, explaining it by a new proportional algorithm. As a result, our traffic had dropped significantly. And now this.
We are being filtered out of existence.
One could say, "forget FacebookGoogleTwitter, we shouldn't have to rely on them anyway!" In an ideal world, absolutely. But in this world, it's like saying "we don't need Amtrak to take a train to another city" because Amtrak has replaced all other intercity train operators.
I'm now writing an article with the working title, "Why and how we must confront and subdue FacebookGoogleTwitter." I'll keep you posted. Below are the promised screenshots. Please describe your own experiences with this.
These came from two different comrades. The first one is the blocking alert and the second one is a comrade's explanation why we should not be blocked.
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We are becoming what we fought against