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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

1984 - Corporations to Censor Internet News

Think While it is Still Legal

  • Everyone wants you to shut the fuck up and obey your "betters". Thinking for yourself is a thought crime and must be punished at all costs.

(Wall Street Journal)  -  Unilever PLC is threatening to pull back its advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook Inc., if they don’t do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content.
“Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society, and promote anger or hate,” Unilever Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed is expected to say Monday during the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s annual leadership meeting in Palm Desert, Calif.
“We will prioritize investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society,” he will say, according to prepared remarks.
Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers, is leveraging its spending power to push the digital media industry to weed out content that funds terrorism, exploits children, spreads false news or supports racist and sexist views. 
The consumer-products giant spent more than $9 billion marketing its brands such as Lipton, Dove and Knorr last year, according to the company’s annual report.
In the wake of the 2016 election, YouTube, Facebook and other tech companies have come under scrutiny for allowing the spread of misinformation—criticism partly fueled by evidence that Russian actors used their platforms to disseminate information designed to manipulate U.S. voters.
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We Must Support Those Fighting Back Against Internet Censorship


Anonymous said...

a carefull and cleaver thinking on it
it go both ways
so use classic advertising and skip the net

Hume ER said...

my own country in run by fascists
the executive power is allign with the corporate one ... even if this is run by a foreign power state ... as much as fascists they are traitors
even the old coot they called fascist, once , was at least a nationalist one , even if in essence a dictator ... he only allow the corporate power that he like
my country is always bouncing back in totalitarian rule , even as a democratic masquerade ...
it`s the fate of a poor country , with venial elites with large egos, , and the knack for official fancy state cars and state perks

Hume ERrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr said...

pannes et circensis

Hume ER said...

for all that bravato , and scenarie , benny was a big thinker , and a former socialist
he shum away the mob and became capporegime totale
unfortune italians doh !!!
if they stay put they now still got that adriatic coast , and the islands in croatia shoreline , and a piece of slovenia
libia or ethiopia or somalia was not to endure a presence there , as f***** up things will became ... unless ethiopia or eritreia i guess ... that may hold for a few more years ...
so the future of poor italians was america , brasil , or gasterbeiter in west germany