By: The Voice of Reason |
Something very dangerous is happening all around us, and even those who know it’s happening don’t seem to be taking it very seriously. Slowly, over time, but much less subtle today than even a year or two ago, the Internet is being “weaponized.” Simply put, those who do not opt in to the Orwellian thought-control model being pushed out CAN, and ultimately WILL be made invisible to their peers, and then tracked like criminals by authorities. Edward L. Bernays once said:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
A psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.
Groupthink requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics of the “ingroup” produces an “illusion of invulnerability” (an inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). Thus the “ingroup” significantly overrates its own abilities in decision-making and significantly underrates the abilities of its opponents (the “outgroup”). Furthermore, groupthink can produce dehumanizing actions against the “outgroup”.
A major issue that far too many writers deal with on a daily basis FINALLY got some national attention this week (even if only for a minute). In a story by Michael Nunez titled, Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News, conservative writers like myself got confirmation that we’re not crazy, or imagining things after all. There isn’t some secret mythical Facebook algorithm that keeps banning or blocking many of us for days or weeks at a time, but rather we keep getting banned or blocked because of our conservative leaning views.
Another common tactic Facebook will use for blocking or banning you without explanation is to tell people that they have a virus, and only by running their special scanner can access to their Facebook accounts be regained, one which many of us use for business. Do people honesty think Facebook isn’t installing something on their computer? PLEASE! If you’ve ever gotten this message, next time try first running 5 different virus scanners, and when they all say you’re clean, try logging into 12 different computers, in 12 different locations, and see what happens. Do you REALLY think all 12 are infected, or are you being censored again, and Facebook wants to install something on your system?
Referring to the group that decides whether your voice is heard or silenced, whether your account remains in good standing, or you are banned for a set time, is group Nunez says are: “people in their 20s and early 30s, most of whom graduated from Ivy League and private East Coast schools like Columbia University and NYU. They’ve previously worked at outlets like the New York Daily News, Bloomberg, MSNBC, and the Guardian. Some former curators have left Facebook for jobs at organizations including the New Yorker, Mashable, and Sky Sports.” In other words, they HARDLY represent the common man. Hear what Fox News said:
In a post titled, Is it time to break Google, Twitter and Facebook, Joe Newby quotes retired Naval Intelligence officer J. E. Dyer:
“There was a time when it was enough for conservatives to have success with news and opinion content online. But the Internet is being transformed at a much less visible level now: at the level of basic browsing and social media algorithms, the dynamic but obscure arrangements that enable us to ‘see’ and connect with each other to exchange information,” she said.
To deal with this, she said, we must develop an “alternet,” but that will require resources and the will to create something where freedom remains.
I’ve written time and again about the abuses meted out to users by Facebook. Facebook — recently called the world’s most dangerous censor — is already working to shape and control language in Europe, with the blessings of European governments. It won’t be long before that becomes the norm in the United States.
We know from the NSA scandal that Facebook is deeply in bed with the government alphabet agencies, and Zuckerberg is particularly cozy with Obama. For more details about some of the abuses of Facebook, refer to the links at the bottom. HERE’S THE REAL QUESTION: How long before they are secretly running elections in this country? Be sure to check out the links to the studies below! Nunez writes:
Facebook has toyed with skewing news in the past. During the 2012 presidential election, Facebook secretly tampered with 1.9 million user’s news feeds. The company also tampered with news feeds in 2010 during a 61-million-person experiment to see how Facebook could impact the real-world voting behavior of millions of people. An academic paper was published about the secret experiment, claiming that Facebook increased voter turnout by more than 340,000 people. In 2012, Facebook also deliberately experimented on its users’ emotions. The company, again, secretly tampered with the news feeds of 700,000 people and concluded that Facebook can basically make you feel whatever it wants you to.
GOOD NEWS: THERE IS A SOLUTION!
THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a graduate of Capital University Law School, and an attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael was sworn in as an attorney. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.