Social Media

VIDEO: You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media

Social media was completely designed by Marxist. It is a very effective tool of Cultural Marxism. This is a different kind of war we are living. A war where society is the victim and is not aware of the fact that his ‘best friend’, the one who he cannot live without, is out to destroy him. His ‘best friend’ is a drug that is eating up his personality and eventually his soul. The idea behind social media is to make you feel EMPTY, so you become NOTHING but their slave who ends up addicted to this evil drug.

Humanity has never had such ease of access to communication and information, but amazingly it has never been so lonely and so ignorant! 

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Shareholder Accuses Facebook Of Human Rights Violation At Tense Meeting

And we are supposed to believe that ‘they’ are outraged about the ‘data privacy scandal’ and will actually do something to protect our rights? Laughable to say the least!!!! This is propaganda for the sheeple, nothing more! Don’t believe for one second that Facebook will be stopped, quite the contrary! They are KEY for the New World Government. Make sure you BOYCOTT FACEBOOK! 

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“Shareholder accuses Facebook of human rights violation at tense meeting,” Source: independent.co.uk
Restive shareholders excoriated Facebook executives during an annual meeting, with one likening a data privacy scandal to a human rights violation.
It has been a rocky stretch of negative headlines for Facebook. It has been forced to explain how Russian-linked agents using the platform to influence the 2016 election and has been battered by revelations that a vast repository of user data ended up in the hands of now-defunct political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Its stock plunged after the privacy scandal came to light.
Judging by the testimony during a contentious meeting in Silicon Valley, the string of controversies has clearly angered and alarmed shareholders. A woman was escorted out of the meeting early on after talking over a presenter, and speaker after speaker warned of long-term damage to Facebook’s reputation and bottom line.
“We’ve identified at least 15 distinct controversies”, William Lana of Trillium Asset Management said, and “accordingly the risk that the company and its shareholders face are profound and real”.
That criticism appeared tame compared to the charge leveled by Christina Jantz of Northstar Asset Management, who argued that Facebook’s structure had diluted the influence of outside shareholders.
“We do not like reading news that states ‘Facebook believes that the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica’”, Ms. Jantz said. “So if privacy is a human right…then we contend that Facebook’s poor stewardship of customer data is tantamount to a human rights violation”.
Warning of a gathering tsunami of “shareholder outrage”, Ms. Jantz suggested that increased government regulation – a possibility CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress he welcomed – would not be enough.
“Government regulation is necessary, but it is not sufficient when management fails”, she said.
Echoing that demand for a change, investor James McRitchie advocated a proposal to move to a majority shareholder voting threshold, saying it would allow shareholders to check Facebook’s “tremendous influence over our nation”.
“Will corporate dictatorships support a strong, democratic government in these United States of America, or will they continue to seek short-term power and profits for the few at the expense of conditions that favor the long-term broader interests of all their shareholders and users”? he said.
Shareholders also assailed executives for not doing enough to police abusive or misleading content, with Natasha Lamb of Arjuna Capital calling for a report on content governance.
“From political subterfuge, fake news, hate speech and sexual harassment, it is clear that content that violates Facebook’s own terms of service poses a risk to the company’s market value and brand”, said Ms. Lamb.
Facebook executives later said the full raft of shareholder-proposed reforms had failed. Addressing the anger simmering beneath the meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had fallen short in guarding against people who “abuse these tools” and pledged to do more – even if it cuts into profits.
“The main thing that we need to do right now is to make sure that we take a broader view of what our responsibility is to our community“, Mr. Zuckerberg said. ”Not just reacting when issues come up, but being more proactive about going out and making sure that there’s less bad content in the system, making sure that it’s harder for any kind of nation-state to interfere in anyone else’s election, making sure that all of the app developers who sign up to use our system are getting reviewed“.
While Facebook has faulted Cambridge Analytica and a researcher who collected data through a third-party app for the privacy controversy, it has faced intense political scrutiny and a consumer backlash.
Hoping to capitalize on the latter, a newly launched group called Freedom From Facebook flew an airplane over the meeting carrying a banner that stated: “You Broke Democracy”. Posters popped up editing Mr. Zuckerberg’s famous admonition to “Move fast and break things” by replacing “things” with “democracy”. 

VIDEO: It’s 2018. Time To Step Things Up

Indeed it is time to step things up. Time is against us, because more control will be imposed on us as the elite get closer to the complete fulfillment of their evil agenda. We MUST spread the truth as much as we can NOW. Think of all the good sites that have been shut down by Facebook? Of the people who are being ‘punished’ for exposing truths? We have personally experienced how they have banned videos that we posted and even our access to posting on Facebook! So, James Corbett is right, we cannot just sit around hoping things get better, we must TAKE ACTION. Until you realize that it is OUR responsibility no one else’s, nothing will change. 

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COMMENTARY: I Deleted My Social Media Apps Because They Were Turning Me Into An Idiot

One of the most powerful tools the world has ever seen is the internet. So why do most use it in such a way that it turns them into lonely ‘useful idiots’? Because it was created to suck the life out of people, to isolate them, instead of integrating them. Then came social media, that gives people a fake sense of ‘identity’, and a false ‘feeling of belonging’ to a community. But, what it really does is destroy their true potential as human beings, conditioning and pushing them to all express themselves and act in the same way. It trivializes their lives and their perception of reality. It is an important part of ‘Cultural Marxism’. 

So these social media zombies end up falling into a vicious circle while giving away their private information which is all being dumped into a huge data system that one day will be used against them. 

Why not use the time to educate yourself and others? More than ever before, the world needs to stand up to this evil enemy. 

Social Media

“I deleted my social media apps because they were turning me into an idiot,” Source: theguardian.com

In January I deleted all the social media apps from my phone because they were turning me into an idiot.

For months I’d been avoiding engaging with anything challenging or anxiety-inducing. Worried about where I’d be living next year? Dive into Instagram. Tax bill prickling at the back of my mind? Open Facebook. That grief I thought I’d processed piercing at me again? Disappear into the realm of likes and follows and push the feelings away. Distract. Binge. Escape.

Whether it was the Pavlovian thrill of the little red circles of like notifications or a genuine need to connect with others, there was something that kept me – along with 1.86bn other active monthly Facebook users – going back. With social apps so accessible on my smartphone, this had turned into compulsive checking. Statistica research shows that 47% of UK adults use social media every day, and a GlobalWebIndex report found that at the end of last year people were spending a global average of almost two hours a day on social and messaging networks. I was one of them.

Hours of my evenings, train journeys and lunchtimes were spent hopping from one app to another, cruising for attention in the form of likes. I’d open Facebook, then Instagram, then Messenger, and in the time it had taken me to look at the latter two there was a chance that something might have happened on Facebook. So back I’d go and open it again. Then Instagram. Then Messenger. The cycle would continue. It was annoying the hell out of me.

It wasn’t even meaningful attention I was seeking – if social media wasn’t forthcoming, I’d dip into work email, or even my banking app, in the hope of finding something new there. I just craved something – anything – in the form of a new notification. I felt like a frantic lab rat waiting to hear a bell ring.

Daniel Gerrard, family interventionist and founder of Addiction Helper, believes that social media addiction is a process addiction that is similar to gambling: “The more you do it, the more you want to do it, and the more you block out the outside world. So whether you win or lose, you still get that high feeling. And the more you do it, the more you block out what’s going on.”

I didn’t think I had an addiction, just strong habits. I could, however, understand the pull of social media as an escape from the real world.

So I went clean. I took them all off my phone. I’d still use social media on computers, but I wanted to make sure it wasn’t always with me every second and everywhere.

Freedom

With my apps gone, I realized that I was feeling bad more often than I’d thought. All of a sudden I had to deal with tricky emotions. I would lie on the bed in the evenings with racing thoughts, making worry lists to try and slow down the anxiety. It affected my relationship: I would offload on to my boyfriend, and ask for more reassurance about niggling thoughts. I’d come home in the evenings and sit down on the sofa, thinking I didn’t quite have the energy to read a book or watch a film. So I’d reach for my phone, then realize there was no plaything there, and wonder what I was going to do with the half hour I had to kill.

I could have fired up the laptop and logged on to Facebook there, but in the time it took to go and get it, I realized the silly comments I was going to stick up were pointless and weren’t a good use of my time. Worse still: the effort involved made me self-conscious – choosing to dive down a digital rabbit hole in order to be mindless didn’t seem like a good choice to be making in my thirties.

It would be a neat narrative if I could say that after initially struggling with stepping away from digital frivolity, the clouds quickly cleared and it made me more functional. But it wasn’t that simple.

Being more proactive gave me a greater sense of control and confidence in my ability to overcome small obstacles. But I also missed the control the apps gave me over my mood. Some research has indicated that some of the success of social networking sites is down to how they make you feel. An academic paper by Mauri et al showed in 2011 that the experience of Facebook was different to a state of either stress or relaxation, but that it had its own unique core flow state. While outright avoiding problems isn’t necessarily a sensible way to approach life, making time to feel good is – and to some degree, social apps gave me more control over my immediate mood.

Time-wasting

One way heavy social app use unambiguously crapped all over my feelings, however, was with the guilt that came with the time-wasting. Studies by Christina Sagioglou and Tobias Greitemeyer in 2014 suggested that using Facebook can lead to low moods afterward, and a feeling that you haven’t spent your time doing anything meaningful. In my case, this was painfully true. I hadn’t sorted my living arrangement, I’d lost touch with friends, I’d neglected hobbies, I was going out less than I used to. I hadn’t read a book in six months. I’d become a mental slob. This wasn’t all down to social use, but it was eating up a lot of my time.

Dr. Ciarán McMahon, a Dublin-based academic writing a book on psychology and social media, commented that this sense of time-wasting is a problem for Facebook: “They do want you to stay there the whole time, but it can make you feel like you’ve achieved nothing. It’s quite a pleasant feeling, a flow state reasonably similar to reading a book. But after reading a book you can say you’ve read 20 pages, but if you spend the same hour on Facebook, you have no sense of achievement.”

After I deleted Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from my phone, I was alarmed at the amount of free time that suddenly emerged. I used to think I was way too busy to read these days. But within a month I’d read two novels and listened to an audiobook – all in the free time when I’d otherwise have been prowling around social apps looking for validation. If I’d made this change in, say, June, I could have read the whole of the Man Booker shortlist, plus 14 other novels. In the moments before bed, while waiting for my boyfriend to finish brushing his teeth, rather than checking Instagram, I put a drawing pad and pencil on my bedside table to sketch out photo ideas.

Beyond this, I also found that in moments of boredom, I’d text or email friends or relatives I hadn’t spoken to for a while. I even phoned some people for a catch-up, which felt weird at first. The need to socially interact, which can be difficult in a big city, was no longer taken care of through a passive screen presence. If I wanted to see how someone was, I’d have to actively get in touch and find out. It felt a lot more meaningful, especially with older relatives, who were probably on the same page – on social media, but not on it compulsively with a smartphone app.

Falling back in

Part of the reward of social media is the sense that you are important. “You can be alone in your house but have a million Facebook or Instagram friends – it can put you in a false reality,” Gerrard says. Without this fake reality, I was living in the present, and gone was the feeling I was hemorrhaging life through my fingertips. Learning, creating, communicating meaningfully felt more wholesome than the narcissistic cesspit of selfies, likes, followers, and favorites. So why did I go back?

When I went on the Women’s March at the end of January I wanted desperately to connect with other people – friends or strangers – who were also present, felt the same and shared the same values me. The most immediate way of doing that was to redownload the apps and search and share. So I did. Social media wasn’t just liking someone’s cat photo – it was a way for millions of people to communicate where they stood politically. I’d also missed Facebook and Twitter as instantly accessible ways of looking at multiple news sources, which, in the age of Trump and Brexit, felt like something I shouldn’t do without.

I would like to say that, the cycle was broken, I let the apps back into my life but only to use occasionally, for wholesome purposes, while continuing to nurture offline relationships and reading lots more.

But it’s hard to manage the pull of compulsive checking. Unlike other bad habits, or addictions, abstinence isn’t really an option – work, news and socializing are now contingent on this technology.

Two months on, things are … complicated. It hasn’t been quite the same between me and the apps since the big break. But just like returning to an ex-lover, it’s easy to fall back into the same old dynamics. I enjoy being connected, but casual use soon can easily become compulsive checking, and when I catch this happening, I go nuclear and delete them. But then I’ll be out and want to post a picture on Instagram or check if anyone’s tried to contact me, so I’ll re-download. And the cycle continues.

I’m not sure whether this ritual is any more functional than what I was doing before. It’s disconcertingly easy to leave when you know you can go back whenever you want. I do notice more quickly when I’m wasting time, however. I get more done, and I feel less like a 31-year-old teenager. And yet it worries me how easy it is to fall into the trap. It worries me that these networks encompassing everyone I know provide empty, addictive rewards for pointless behaviour. And it worries me that as long as I have a phone in my pocket, that scrolling idiot I’m capable of being is only ever a few clicks away.

Sheldon Adelson

In War Against ‘Cell Phones’. Israeli Launches Social Media App

The tribe always finds new ways to brainwash the simple minds of the Goyim! When they want something, they stick together and do whatever it takes, in this case, bombard public opinion with lies. That is the difference between ‘them’ and ‘us’, ‘they’ protect their tribe no matter what it takes, ‘we’ are always looking for a savior. Check out this app … Adelson, one of Trump’s largest campaign donors, is backing it. Welcome to the era of digital Bolsheviks! 

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Sheldon Adelson

 “In war against ‘cell phones,’ Israeli launches social media app,” Source: mondoweiss.net

“Every two minutes a new lie about Israel is shared online. You can put an end to this. Influence the conversation!”

So says Israel’s latest effort at influencing millennials: the Act for Israel smartphone app.

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s strategic affairs minister, presided over the app’s official launch at a gathering post-Celebrate Israel parade on June 4 in New York. Erdan called the app the “Iron Dome of Truth”.

The app is being marketed as a virtual toolkit for Israel activists; a means to push back on the delegitimization of Israel via the state’s maintenance of the occupation and constant oppression of Palestinians. Erdan echoed this pressing fear among the pro-Israel community at the act.il launch, saying “our cell phones are the number one weapon against us.”

The act.il campaign website implores users to take sixty seconds and download the app to defend Israel, extending a sense of existential urgency to the global pro-Israel community.

Of the roughly 2,500 current registered users, it appears the majority signed up this month, following the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s official launch.

The app is a joint venture of the Israeli American Community (IAC), the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC) and Maccabee Task Force, hardline Zionist organizations funded in large part by Jewish-American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. (http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.795169) Adelson also owns the right-wing newspaper Israel Hayom, Israel’s most widely circulated daily.

According to promotional material, the inspiration for act.il comes from the actions of Israeli college students and volunteers during Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza, known as Operation Protective Edge.

As bombs dropped on the impoverished coastal strip less than 70 miles to the south, tech and engineering students at the IDC in Herzliya “worked around the clock for Israel on social media networks,” according to Yarden Ben Yosef, act.il’s CEO and founder.

These student volunteers aimed to invert the narrative on Millennials’ preferred news sources: social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. They worked in real time before the “anti-Israel” press could spin thousands of casualties of Gazan civilians and repeated hospital bombings into biased stories, somehow unfavorable to Israel.

On the realization “that when many people work together, it is effective,” Ben Yosef says, IAC and IDC partnered and founded act.IL.

Screen shot of Israeli-American Council and Maacabi TK.

Unlike Israel’s earlier assaults on Gaza in 2008 and 2012 when international media—largely barred from entering the heavily fortified strip—were forced to rely on state narratives, in 2014 cell phone footage and the proliferation of social media allowed Gaza’s own residents to record and share their firsthand experiences under siege.

Shared on social media millions of times, the footage subverted Israel’s tight control over the official narrative on a large scale. Hasbara has been in full attack mode ever since.

State of Slacktivism

Combining military-language with an advanced technology sector—two things that Israel prides itself on—the app allows users to choose from a long list of “missions” and receive points upon completion. The tasks can be as simple as liking a Facebook page called “Uncovering Bias and Real Human Rights Abuses at the UN” or sharing a tweeted photo of Mariah Carey landing in Israel.

Once a user signs up and connects the app to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts, one becomes an official “social activist for Israel.”

New users are directed to watch a short how-to video featuring Stefanie, an act.il blogger.

Stefanie welcomes users and warns about the many groups trying to slander Israel online as logos of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) and Israeli Apartheid Week appear behind her.

Finally, Stefanie proclaims, “the time for action has come!”

“Stephanie.”

The main menu presents some 30 available missions that ask users to like, share, follow, report, retweet, comment, email and sign petitions.

Big points are earned, for example, by signing a petition that requests a full apology from Chicago Dyke March organizers for excluding Zionist marchers or another that calls for the boycott of Roger Waters over the musician’s active BDS support.

A user earns 30 points by sending a personal email to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, demanding recognition of Jerusalem as the exclusively Jewish capital.

Cumulative points are reflected in the Leaderboards section, where you see your own rank in comparison to that of the month’s “top activists”.

Aviva Klompas, from her twitter feed

At 1,800 points the number one activist of June is none other than Aviva Klompas, the current Associate Vice President of Strategic Israel Engagement at the Boston-based Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Klompas previously served as director of speechwriting for Israel’s permanent mission to the UN and has ardently defended Israel in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy and the Jerusalem Post.

Because each individual mission varies from 10-30 points, even at an average of 20 points, Klompas completed roughly 90 missions in June.

Top activist, Aviva Klompas, the current Associate Vice President of Strategic Israel Engagement at the Boston-based Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

It’s all very mundane but for the occasional brain-melting comment fight in which users call each other “terrorists” and “anti-Semites.” Readers familiar with news and commentary of the region won’t likely be surprised by much of it.

And it’s no scandal that the Israeli government leans heavily on Hasbara—or propaganda—to cultivate an image of the state that is inclusive and democratic, deflecting attention from Palestinians and the 50-year long occupation.

But the app itself is clunky and low-tech, especially for a product of the Startup Nation. The promotional material, on the other hand, is slickly produced.

In one video, a voiceover appeals to tropes about entitled and lazy Millennials, without a hint of irony.

Dubbed over contrasting images—one side a raucous pro-Israel rally, the other a college-aged woman passively listening to her headphones in a park—the voice offers this as an example of “the gap between our desired levels of activism and our actual involvement in social activism.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zbcEcSYcS8

“Then you decide to do something. Really do something. But you’re on your own. You need more people. You need a community.”

Fear not millennial, for act.il is here.

The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) “Sewer System”

Where the act.il app marks a significant change in strategy from previous Hasbara is that it takes particular aim at the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and asks users to actively report “incitement,” providing step by step instructions for each specific platform. “Let’s clean Facebook from incitements” reads a mission description.

This shift comes amid plummeting support for Israel on US college campuses as the occupation drags on (http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Israel-dramatically-losing-support-among-Jewish-college-students-in-US-497605) and the further separation of Jewish identity from a nation state.

Yet in 2016 alone, the year in which this study was conducted, numerous US states wrote anti-BDS legislation into law and a Palestine solidarity group was even banned by a university administration.

Social media speech monitoring is not new—especially in Israel and the West Bank where Palestinians are routinely arrested for Facebook posts —but it does signal a slippery slope in which those in power impose selective limits on free speech with help from deputized private citizens.

Some of those behind the app, such as Yaron Fishelson, 4IL’s head of product and community, appear cognizant of and even eager to use this power dynamic to Israel’s advantage, with the efficiency of act.il.

“Our main objective is to create a united community of Israeli activists. An organized community of thousands of people working online to act for the State of Israel,” Fishelson explains in a promotional video.

“We create the tasks and they implement them.”

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Facebook Community – 2nd Biggest (Religion) After Christianity

Sounds dangerous? It is! And it is intentional. The dumbing down of humanity is complete and Zuckerberg along with the tremendous support received by his tribe has been able to create a ‘religion’ with more adherents than most faiths. This is how Cultural Marxism and deep brainwashing technics have won the battle, they own us! Yuri Bezmenov warned us. We strongly recommend you watch his videos, you can use the search bar on this website to find them.

 

Zuckerberg In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook Communities Summit, in Chicago, in advance of an announcement of a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook’s groups feature. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

“Facebook Community: 2nd biggest (religion) after Christianity,” Source: iol.co.za 

 

Facebook has more adherents than any religion in the world, with the exception of Christianity – which it’s poised to overtake in just a few years. This week the world’s dominant social network reached the 2 billion user milestone.

It took almost 2 years for Facebook to capture another billion users to make the Social network a 2 billion powerhouse. On each of these occasions, the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg had something to say about the billion user milestone.

27 JUNE 2017

On reaching the second billion he had this to say (27 June 2017) :

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people! We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”

Even more impressive than the sheer size is the speed with which Facebook brought a quarter of humanity into its fold. The network claimed its first billion users in 2012, just eight years after its inception. Adding another billion took fewer than five years. By contrast, roughly 200,000 years elapsed between the appearance of the first modern humans and our 1 billion population milestone, which we hit around 1820. The quickest we’ve ever added another billion to our population happened between 2000 and 2012, when we went from 6 billion to 7 billion in 12 years.

Recall that Facebook just pulled this off in under five.

Facebook defines active users as people who visited the site or its messaging app through their desktop computer or mobile app in the past 30 days. For obvious privacy reasons, it does not make its user data public, so it’s impossible to independently verify the company’s user counts.

Any service growing that quickly is bound to experience some mishaps – recall that the tagline for “The Social Network,” the 2010 movie about Facebook’s rise, was “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” In recent months, Facebook has come under criticism for, among other things, suppressing conservative viewpoints, enabling suicide and murder, killing journalism, making people unhealthy and destroying Democracy as we know it.

Caught up in the din of daily Facebook controversies, it’s easy to forget that none of us — not even Facebook — have any idea what it truly means to have a quarter of humanity plugged into a single product, governed by a single set of rules and norms, uploading deeply personal information to a single database, making a single company the gateway between ourselves and the advertisers who want us to buy stuff.

We just go with it, riding the tide of likes and shares into whatever Facebook’s future holds for us.

 

Mark Zuckerberg POTUS

President Zuckerberg? Facebook CEO Tours America Amid Rumors of Political Run

Make no mistake about it. This is phase one of Candidate Zuckerberg. Watch him creep slowly, and more confidently, into the political arena within the coming years. 

Mark Zuckerberg POTUS
Mark Zuckerberg POTUS

“Zuckerberg 2020? Facebook CEO tours America’s rust belt amid rumors of political run,” Source: rt.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg began 2017 with a bold personal challenge: “to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year.”

So far, his whistlestop tour of the states certainly bears all the hallmarks of early political canvassing.

As part of the challenge, Zuckerberg reportedly wanted to meet longtime Democrats who voted for Trump in the last election and asked his team to reach out and find such people.

“I’ve spent significant time in many states already, so I’ll need to travel to about 30 states this year to complete this challenge,” the tech CEO wrote on his personal Facebook page on January 3.

“After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working, and thinking about the future,” he added.

The Facebook boss met with Daniel Moore and his family at their rural home in Ohio on Friday.

Moore voted for Barack Obama twice, but then actively campaigned on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump.

Moore told local news outlet WKBN that the Facebook CEO wanted to find out more about America’s so-called ‘Rustbelt,’ which garnered so much attention during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Zuckerberg has also visited Michigan and Wisconsin on his nationwide tour, making sure to take plenty of wholesome, salt-of-the-earth photos with everyday working-class Americans along the way.

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Zuckerberg With The Goyim

Such a tour becomes even more conspicuous in light of unsealed court filings from a class-action lawsuit in 2016 in which Zuckerberg attempted to dilute shareholder power and afford himself permanent control of the $440 billion company.

Of particular note in the proceedings was a message sent to Zuckerberg by Marc Andreessen, one of Facebook’s most prominent investors, in which he raised the issue of “how to define the government service thing without freaking out shareholders that you are losing commitment.”

“It’s the thing people will point to on announcement and say ‘what the f**k are you guys doing agreeing to this’, particularly since… government service would require you to give up control of Facebook anyway and it’s a moot point,” said Andreessen, adding credence to speculation that Zuckerberg will make a run for political office at some point in the future.

In terms of broadening political appeal and widening a potential voter base, Zuckerberg has made a notable 180-degree turn on his religious stance in the past 12 months.

The entrepreneur previously declared himself an atheist, on Christmas Day no less (though Zuckerberg himself was raised Jewish), but has since tempered his position by stating that he believes “religion is very important.”

Blue Whale Game

COMMENTARY: Deadly Online Game ‘Killing’ Russian Youths Reaches Europe

This Russian Satanic Challenge ‘game’ has been scientifically created and the goal is for it to propagate. We live in a world that has been completely brainwashed by cultural marxism destroying what once was the structure of our society: family and religion. Today there is no God, the new god is selfishness, money and empty souls. In a world like this, it’s easy for evil to spread. 

 

Blue Whale Game

“Deadly online game ‘killing’ Russian youths reaches Europe,” Source: rbth.com
Authorities from Russia and further West are still trying to work out who is behind the game, as fears grow that more people will be persuaded to take their own lives. However, not everyone is convinced that the game is to blame for Russia’s high teenage suicide rates.
“Blue Whale” – the name of a worrying game launched in 2015 – influences users on the Russian social network Vkontakte (over 410 million registered users, the fifth most popular website in the world) to commit dangerous acts. To complete the game, players must perform a total of 50 tasks (one a day) that involve abusing themselves, both physically and emotionally. For example, users are told to pierce their hands, watch horror videos, carve symbols into their legs with a blade, or not communicate with anyone for a day, to name but a few acts. The final task is suicide.The anonymous makers of Blue Whale claim taking one’s own life allow each user to become “highly developed” and “frees” them from mundane worries, the ultimate quest of the game. The final act is compared to a whale throwing itself ashore and dying.Users usually receive their tasks from fake Vkontakte accounts. The rules of the game include “not telling anyone about anything” and “always carrying out the tasks, whatever they are.” Public groups related to the game are full of depressing pictures, quotes about the meaninglessness of life, and youths rebelling against adults.

“One gets the feeling that this quest was developed by experienced psychologists. Everything is done very professionally,”  Anastasia Delyagina, from the Institute of Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology, told RBTH.

“Generally speaking, children are attracted to any mystery, especially one related to death. Furthermore, if a teenager suffers from serious psychological problems or trauma, it’s not at all surprising that they can play this game to the end.”

Invisible enemy

The game was exposed in May 2016 following an investigation by the Novaya Gazeta newspaper. While studying the statistics and causes of suicide among Russian teenagers, journalists discovered that more than 100 children who committed suicide between Nov. 2015 and April 2016 were members of Internet communities linked to Blue Whale. The investigation caught the attention of the Russian Investigations Committee and several individuals suspected of running the Internet communities were arrested. They have now been charged with “incitement to suicide.”

On an order from the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, Vkontakte began removing public groups and posts tagged with “blue whale” – and other hashtags linked to the game. Following this move, interest in the game took a dive. However, in Feb. 2017, the Russian Public Center for Internet Technologies recorded a new spike in the number of posts with sinister hashtags: This time they appeared on Instagram, at a frequency of one post per minute. In total, some 45,000 posts were recorded. However, the accounts from which they were published once again turned out to be faked, created only a few days earlier.
The head of the Center for Legitimacy and Political Protest Studies, Yevgeny Venediktov, points out that “such a spike could not have been spontaneous or the work of an individual madman. That was the work of a large number of people, which, most likely, is being managed from one center. Which one? That’s the million-dollar question. It’s difficult to catch anonymous ‘bots’.” Venediktov even went as far to suggest that foreign governments might be involved.
Elle magazine reported that the French Ministry of Education sent a warning about the dangerous game to the heads of all universities, as “Blue Whale” had reached teenagers in the country. According to the Le Nouvel Observateur newspaper, e-Enfance – an organization set up to protect children from cyberbullying – started to receive calls from frightened parents, whose children had come across the game. French news magazine VSD weekly, having interviewed French education officials, compared Blue Whale’s recruitment mechanisms to those employed by sects and radical movements. French officials view this phenomenon as a campaign rather than a random collection of individual cases but are not sure who is behind it.
Teenagers in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Poland have also reportedly played the game. The Polish organization SafeNet, which seeks to protect children from harmful online content, issued an official warning explaining that the dangerous game had appeared in local networks.
Causes and effects
There is also another opinion: That there is no direct link between the Blue Whale game and a growth in teenage suicides, and that the appearance of the game is quite logical. “The causes of teenage suicides have long been studied,” says Dmitry Gromov, a leading researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology under the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“These are family conflicts, conflicts at school, fear of the future, fear of punishment. There is always a rise in the number of suicides at the time of economic or social crises. Of course, it is possible to incite a person to commit suicide and suicide groups on the Internet must be blocked, but, trust me, it will not solve the problem.”
Anastasia Delyagina agrees: “Russia had one of the highest teenage suicide rates in the world long before Blue Whale (according to UN data, in 2013 Russia had the highest teenage suicide rate in Europe – RBTH). Even if somebody does indeed take their own life after joining a suicide online group, that group itself is just a consequence, whereas the cause lies in the family, in the fact that parents are unaware of, or are indifferent to the problems of their children. A child joins a suicide group because they have dark thoughts, not the other way round. Later parents usually say that their child never voiced those thoughts in their presence and that he or she was ‘nice and sweet,’ but that proves nothing. Children are good at hiding things. The mere fact that a child could spend days and nights in front of a computer already indicates serious problems in the family.”
Cry for help
The stories of Moscow Region resident Filipp Budeikin, an administrator of one of the suicide groups, who is now under arrest (and faces up to four years in prison), and Renata Kambolina – a student from Ussuriysk who joined the group and committed suicide, becoming an idol among Blue Whale players – are one such case in point.
According to people who knew him, Budeikin had no friends and had very tense relations with his parents, so he spent hours on the Internet.
“His mother had rows with him almost every week, and often in public,” says a family friend.  “Filipp was a very reclusive guy, you couldn’t get a word out of him. In the street he looked completely detached from the rest of the world.”
Renata Kambolina also had issues with her parents.
“They do not understand me and just berate me,” she complained to her friends, with whom she set up a rock band called – perhaps tellingly – “Les Miserables.”
Her Vkontakte wall is an endless desperate cry for help. “Sleep. Tomorrow will be even worse,” “Doctor, people avoid me and tease me all the time,” “Doctor, I have a problem, I cannot open up to people” – these are the sorts of things she posted. It’s still not clear how her family could have missed her cry for help.
On the morning of Nov. 23, 2015, Renata – having quarrelled with her boyfriend – posted a selfie with a passing train in the background and a caption saying: “Nya. So long”. That too went unnoticed (now this post has almost half a million likes and more than 14,000 reposts).
On the next day, at the very same spot, she threw herself under a train.

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‘Intolerable & Dangerous’: Auschwitz Committee Accuses Facebook Of Turning Blind Eye To Hate Speech

It sounds like a joke doesn’t it? But it’s not. These people will push as far as we allow them to do so. A totalitarian system is what they want to implement and they want it now. The question is: are we going to let them push us even further? Facebook already censored Zionist Report 7 times, and we do not use hate speech.

When will people stand up and censor the Talmud and its racist and hateful doctrine? Are Christians that stupid when it comes to demanding justice? This is a time when we the people must STAND against these criminal liars, or we will be to blame when they finally crush us. 

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“‘Intolerable & dangerous’: Auschwitz Committee accuses Facebook of turning blind eye to hate speech,” Source: rt.com

The International Auschwitz Committee has accused Facebook of “poisoning the societal climate” in Germany and overseas, saying the social media giant’s soft treatment and arrogance towards online hate speech is “increasingly intolerable and dangerous.”

 

Facebook “continues to massively participate in the poisoning of the social climate, not only in Germany,” said Christoph Heubner, executive vice president of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC), as quoted by German news agencies.

“Obviously, the responsible persons at Facebook neither take the [German] justice minister nor the German legislator seriously.”

The IAC, which was founded by Auschwitz concentration camp survivors, appealed to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas “to use all legal possibilities as quickly and consistently as to point out the limits for Facebook,” Juedische Allgemeine reported.

“It is high time for a new European initiative to deal massively with hate in the network before it turns into raw violence against people,” Heubner said. “Europe should remember its history in this respect,” he added.

Volker Kauder, a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party, told Der Spiegel in October that the “time for roundtables is over, I’ve run out of patience.”

Kauder stressed that if Facebook and other internet giants failed to remove offensive comments within a week after being posted, they could be penalized with a €50,000 ($54,490) fine.
Facebook and other internet companies need to reshape their strategy, Kauder said, adding that “otherwise, I have a suggestion.”

“Cigarette packs come with a warning that smoking can be lethal. Why don’t we oblige [social network] providers to issue a warning on their websites, saying: ‘Whoever communicates here must be in for unpleasant remarks’?” Kauder said.

He added that he expected the German justice minister to offer a proposal on how to oblige providers to submit IP addresses of alleged offenders. “It cannot be that people operate incontestably in the protection of anonymity.”

Earlier this week, the German justice minister accused Facebook of “not taking its own users seriously enough.”

Hateful comments are not instantly deleted from Facebook, the minister said. “The results are not yet as we desire, and not as Facebook says,” Maas said in a TV interview with state broadcaster NDR on Wednesday.

Hate speech, including online comments, is punishable under German law, which states that spreading information that encourages violence against people due to their ethnic or religious background comes with a sentence of up to three years in jail.

In July, the Federal Office of Criminal Investigations (BKA) conducted the first-ever nationwide raids on some 60 people in 14 federal states suspected of spreading hate speech on the internet.

The crackdown indicated that German police are “resolutely against hate and incitement on the Internet,” BKA President Holger Münch said, adding that hateful comments are often motivated by right-wing extremism, which has increased significantly due to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Doing Business the Chinese Way: Facebook Develops A Censorship Tool

Doing Business the Communist Chinese Way — Facebook Develops A Censorship Tool

This development is literally a “red flag” in every respect. Recent developments in the West have been focused on “fake news” and ways to tackle it. And now, Facebook develops a censorship tool to enter the Chinese market? Perhaps a trial run for what’s coming next outside of China? You’d be a fool to think otherwise.

Doing Business the Chinese Way: Facebook Develops A Censorship Tool
Doing Business the Chinese Way: Facebook Develops A Censorship Tool

“Doing Business the Chinese Way: Facebook Develops A Censorship Tool,” Source: forbes.com

After seven years being banned in China, Facebook learned its lesson—Do business the Chinese way. According to the New York Times, Facebook has developed a censorship tool to restrict contents from appearing in feeds, hoping to re-enter the Chinese market, where many other tech companies including Google and Twitter failed in the past.

It is likely Facebook would provide a third party with this censorship tool for monitoring posts, instead of censoring feeds itself. The company may partner with a Chinese firm, utilizing local expertise and connections in negotiating with Beijing. A Facebook spokeswoman said the company had not made decisions on its China re-entry plan.

Now, let’s rewind and shift to Facebook’s fake news controversy back home in the U.S. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined the company’s plan on fighting fake news. In his post Zuckerberg mentioned Facebook’s commitment to “getting this right” and not being “arbiters of the truth,” where the company does not want to discourage users to share opinions or mistakenly restrict accurate content.

So can Facebook’s solution on developing a censorship tool for China apply to the fake news problem in the U.S. as well? China expert Jeremy Goldkorn discussed the blurred line between fake news and censorship in China and the different Internet environments of the two countries with FORBES ASIA.

The Chinese way vs. the American way

Whether it is how business is done in China, or how it handles the growing Internet concerns, the country has its own characteristics—the Chinese way. Jeremy Goldkorn, the founder of Danwei, a China research and media-monitoring company, explained two major ways China handles fake news.

One method is keyword filters. By setting up keyword filters, the company could go through posts and servers to identify misinformation. Another one is the human monitor. Different from a machine filter, the company hires people to read information online to catch the “fish escaped from the net” and make decisions on whether to keep or delete the content.

Goldkorn argues that the Chinese way of handling fake news is no difference than handling censorship. “I don’t think you can split fake news and censorship apart in China. The function of these two methods could be used in both ways,”  Goldkorn told FORBES ASIA.

Zuckerberg’s outline to battle fake news includes stronger detection, easy reporting, third party verification and more. The company has reached out to fact-checking organizations and is exploring ways to label stories that are flagged by third parties as false.

Goldkorn said the setup of media and the Internet environment in the U.S. and China is fundamentally different. “I don’t think you can compare the U.S. fake news problem to China’s. It requires something new to happen to tackle this problem here. It is difficult to know how this issue is going to be implemented without calling for censorship.”

How Tencent handles fake news

While Facebook is busy laying out plans to fight fake news on its platform, Tencent, China’s largest and most-used Internet service, is not a newcomer but an expert in tackling illicit information. CEO Ma Huateng called for sharing more social responsibilities as an “adult” company after Tencent turned 18 this month. Its instant messaging tools such as QQ and Wechat, which have news-sharing functions, have reached 1.73 billion users combined, close to Facebook’s 1.79 billion users as of September.

“Besides building better products and running the company, social livelihood and cyber security issues are no longer outside Tencent’s business,” said Ma Huateng at the Third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China last week.

Tencent has established various channels through websites or hotlines on handling misinformation. According to Ma, the company has disposed of 17 million cases so far this year. The company established an official account on Wechat called “rumor filter” working with several major Chinese media and professional organizations on helping users to better identify fake news with a focus on social, health and science-related topics. Tencent also assembled a security management team dedicated to Internet fraud.