"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, April 2, 2018

Google / Facebook Censorship and Monopoly on the Marketplace

Frightened of Freedom
  • The corrupt Elites of the world have always been frightened to death of the free flow of information.  The newest target for censorship is the Internet.

(World Net Daily)  -  Is free speech alive when two companies with strong left-wing political agendas not only gather more information about America’s citizens than the National Security Agency but control the distribution of the nation’s information and actively filter news, censor commentary and discount political speech they find distasteful?
Can anyone dispute that Google and Facebook do just that – with control of nearly 75 percent of the digital advertising marketplace as well as two-thirds of the world’s searches for information?
At least one federal judge apparently doesn’t think so, as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh this week dismissed a lawsuit against Google-owned YouTube, by far the largest “TV network” in the world, that it was hampering the free-speech rights of Prager University by restricting its conservative content.
She ruled that Google and YouTube did not qualify as “state actors” subject to the First Amendment by creating a “public forum” for speech.
But that ruling misses the point entirely.

The U.S. government has long recognized its responsibility in preserving a free and open environment of debate ever since the dawn of radio and television, by ensuring that the means of distribution of such content did not fall into the hands of monopoly control. The Federal Communications Commission has prevented media consolidation in individual markets. But, with the advent of the internet, local media consolidation poses less of a threat than national and international media consolidation.
Google and YouTube are now global media monopolies. And they are not afraid to use that position for to promote their narrow ideological agenda – not at all.
I’ve been telling you about the way Google and Facebook are literally conducting a scorched-earth war on the independent media – sites like WND that are not beholden to the cultural fascism of “political correctness.”
Google, for instance, employs the hateful left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center to determine what’s real news and what’s not. This is a group that inspired one of its followers to attempt to murder the entire staff of the Family Research Council. The attack was foiled, and the perp got 25 years in prison. The SPLC has labeled soft-spoken Dr. Ben Carson an “extremist.” I’m an extremist and a “hater,” according to SPLC. The SPLC has called Fox News “a megaphone of far-right extremists.”
This is one of the gatekeepers of your Google search results.
Do you get the picture?
While members of Congress are rightfully interested in questioning the CEOs of Google and Facebook about their egregious disregard for the privacy rights of Americans, few, if any, have even noted the serious of the threat these cartels pose to free speech – given their critical position controlling the information Americans see and read.
Vice President Mike Pence is, according to one report, but he has not made any public statements about his concerns.
But this problem has already manifested into a full-blown crisis for the independent media, which has become the canary in the coal mine when it comes to real freedom of speech and freedom of the press in America. If independent media go down, there will be no one left to challenge this dangerous new status quo.
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Google Censoring Conservative News Sites

YouTube Censorship

In The Dead of Night You Can Hear the Goosestepping

(Infowars)  -  YouTube is now declaring links to Infowars.com “harmful” and “disturbing”.
Oh, the irony.
A user who attempted to link through to Infowars from a YouTube video on their phone sent us the following screenshot.
“Be careful! This site may be harmful,” states the warning.
“The site you are trying to visit (www.infowars.com) may include malware, phising attempts, or disturbing content.”
The website then offers a “back to safety” option to prevent the user from accessing Infowars.

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