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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:52 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , censorship, , , , ISP, Museveni, , , , Yoweri Museveni   

    Analyzing The Internet Shutdown In Uganda 

    Recently there was an internet shutdown in Uganda during the elections.
    It was a classic tactic to win yet another election by Museveni.

    It’s 2021.
    Why do internet shutdowns influenced by dictators still exist?

    Did you know that people in Uganda must pay a tax in order to access social networks?
    That’s right, ladies and gentlemen.
    They’ve been paying social media taxes since 2018.
    The OTT tax was put in place to tackle olugambo. That’s their excuse for censoring free speech.
    Yoweri Museveni does not like people who gossip on social media. And in a bid to silence them, he decided they must pay taxes to use it.

    In order to ensure that all social media users pay their taxes, the government has to monitor their internet.
    How else would they know if someone’s evading their OTT tax?
    And if they can monitor whether someone’s evading their tax, it’s quite obvious that they can monitor that person’s social media accounts as well.
    And if people said something that Museveni didn’t like, that’d be the end of them.

    Monitoring internet connections for any purpose is never a good idea. It’s a deep dark bottomless pit.

    So you can easily understand how dangerous it is to be an activist in Uganda.

    Hujambo Museveni!
    Uhali gani?
    Uko mzima?
    Mbona unawasumbua wananchi?
    Umeezeeka, sasa ni wakati wakuacha kiti ya rais.
    Unaelewa kiingereza?

    Museveni is a goddamn dictator.
    You hear that, Museveni?
    You’re a goddamn bald headed dictator!

    And now Museveni wants to block all VPN connections and arrest all VPN users.

    This is the current state of internet freedom in Africa.

    You know this is a big deal because every third world shithole country is gearing up to become like North Korea or worse!

    Uganda blocked porn websites in 2018.
    Did you know that? You can’t access xhamster, pornhub or xvideos.
    Now personally I don’t advocate watching porn BUT IN THE INTEREST OF FREE SPEECH, I wouldn’t recommend censoring porn sites either.
    A lot of countries have blocked porn, especially in the East.

    Anyway.
    This is terrible terrible news.
    This morning I read that Iran had blocked Signal.

    With each passing day, our freedoms are slowly being taken away. Most of us hardly notice it until it’s too late.
    Where’s the free open internet that existed in the 90’s?

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 8:28 am on January 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ban, , censorship, , Diaspora, , , , , , GNU Social, , , , ,   

    Facebook And Twitter’s Trump Ban – Analyzing The Corporate Agenda 

    So Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been suspended.
    Well, that’s what it said when i visited it.

    I’m not on Twitter.
    I rarely check anyone’s Twitter.

    Has Twitter permanently banned Trump’s account?
    This guy is still the President.
    If Twitter can ban his account, then who’s safe?

    There’s a lot of people who share Trump’s political beliefs. Are they going to be banned too? If not, why?

    Three days days ago, Trump’s Facebook was banned.

    I think Facebook has paved the way for corporate social networks to ban anyone who doesn’t follow their political ideologies.

    From an anarchist’s perspective, this is dangerous for everybody.

    I am an advocate for free speech.
    I want to hear my fellow anarchists’ opinions.
    I want to hear what the liberals have got to say.
    And I want to hear what the conservatives have got to say.

    Freedom of speech provides the platform for an open debate.
    If people are silenced, then there is no freedom. Everyone will hide their real thoughts and opinions.
    That’s how you create a mass of brainwashed robot-like citizens, like in China and North Korea.
    Has anyone been to China?
    There are no opposing views in China. It’s just one mass of 1.4B people choking on Xi Jinping’s stinking nuts.
    Is this what America wants?

    Does America wants a population of 332M asleep on Jack Dorsey’s dong?
    Does America want 332M people constantly surveilled and watched by Mark Fuckerberg’s corporate platforms?
    The lobbyists have granted these capitalist corporate conglomerates a massive amount of liberty to dictate people’s lives. And fundamentally, that’s not how it should be.
    Twitter and Facebook aren’t supposed to tell me what to do and what to think.

    A social network should be dictated by it’s base users, not the other way around.
    That’s how the Fediverse was created. People wanted an alternative platform that would replace Twitter. That’s how Gnu Social was born. People wanted something that worked like Facebook, but federated. That’s how Diaspora was born. Nobody on Diaspora tells you what to think and what to say. You can speak your mind. That’s the beauty of it.
    People wanted to write blogs, so there was Plume, and so on.

    How do corporate platforms operate? Facebook and Google push their crappy products on users. Here! Try this! Try that! Use this! Use that!
    I’ve been using YouTube for a long time. It keeps pushing me with stupid banners and ads that cover the entire screen to sign in and use YouTube TV and YouTube Music. I don’t wanna use all that crap!

    They literally force people to use their crappy products. Want to view a Facebook profile? Sign in or Sign up!
    Want to read more than one article on Medium? Register an account!
    As soon as you create an account, they’ll create an advertisement profile for you. They’ll track you and show you stupid crap that they think you wanna see.

    YouTube has had a history of censoring videos related to Covid-19. Facebook has done the same.
    Why are they deleting relevant important information? Why are they forcing the mainstream propaganda on people?

    They ran the Russian interference propaganda for 2 years straight after Trump won.
    They ran the impeachment bullshit for 4 years straight – up until the very last minute! Trump’s almost on his way out yet they still publish articles about impeaching him. What the actual fuck?!

    Try posting a video titled “Chinese Virus” on YouTube. Try posting a video about Li Wenliang, Dr Ai Fen, Chen Quishi, Fang Bin… they’ll be discarded so fast, they’ll never reach a dozen views.
    Try making videos about capitalist corporate surveillance. Your channel will NEVER EVER hit the front page.

    These corporations don’t care about the people. They care about profits.
    Ban Trump on his way out? Profit!

    They think that banning Donald Trump on his way out will make them popular and win over people’s hearts and minds.
    And they might!
    There’s a lot of stupid folks on the planet.

    But what I see is censorship.
    I see a bunch of capitalist corporate crooks playing a game of chess.
    They’re doing what’s best for them – what’s profitable for them.
    They’re creating a monopoly where they’re the overlords and everyone answers to them. But they answer to nobody.
    Anyone remember the Mark’s response to the senators in 2018?
    And there have been multiple hearings since then.

    Anyway, I recommend people to switch to the Fediverse. Stop using capitalist corporate platforms that profit off of your data.
    And don’t go with the herd mentality. Don’t let CNN or Fox Spews tell you what you should think about events. The mainstream media should only deliver the news, not biased opinions.
    Let the viewers form their own opinions.
    Don’t tell me, “Trump said this…” and then proceed to tell me why Trump is wrong.
    I’ll decide whether Trump is wrong or right.
    There is hardly news anymore. News is being replaced with biased opinions. Everyone has their own agenda.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:44 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, , , , , , , WHO,   

    Covid-19: China Blocks Investigation 

    Well well well!
    A few weeks ago, I watched a clip on Liveleak that showed Chinese officials blocking the road that led to the entry of some caves that supposedly held some clues to origin of the CHINESE VIRUS.

    BAM!
    That’s one for Xi Jinping’s nuts.

    I just read an article from Al Jazeera about China’s stubborn refusal to let WHO expert teams investigate the origins of the Chinese virus.

    Meanwhile the Chinese crooks have propagated multiple lies about the origins of the Chinese virus; claiming it originated in the US, Italy, Australia and so on.

    It’s 2021. It’s been an entire year since the Chinese virus destroyed millions of lives. Yet the WHO still hasn’t been able to clamp down on the source of the Chinese virus.

    The article mentioned bureaucracy and I wanna say that bureaucracy and censorship go hand in hand. Bureaucracy and oppression go hand in hand. Bureaucracy and corruption go hand in hand. Bureaucracy is a codeword for “fvkcing wit people”.

    Why is China blocking investigations into the origin of the Chinese virus?
    Why are Chinese officials harassing and intimidating journalists and reporters?
    What is China hiding from the rest of the world?

    The truth will come out. Even if it takes a decade, you know someone somewhere will find out the secrets of the Chinese virus and leak that information.
    Until then, I’ll be stomping on Xi Jinping’s wrinkled nuts.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:18 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , CCP, censorship, , Chinese Communist Party, , , , , torture, Zhang Zhan   

    The Price Of Questioning China 

    There’s this Chinese lady, Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, who’d been exposing the Chinese government’s lies about the Chinese virus.

    The 37 year old will now spend her next 4 birthdays inside a very dark cell.

    In her last video, she said, “The government’s way of managing this city has just been intimidation and threats.”
    That was the straw that broke China’s back.

    She was convicted for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a vague charge commonly used against critics of the Chinese government.

    Don’t believe the Chinese virus originated from the US? Prison!
    Don’t believe the Chinese virus originated in Italy? Prison!
    Did you just call Covid-19 the Chinese Virus? Death! Death! Death!

    I think Zhang Zhan got off quite lightly.
    Compared to Dr Li Wenliang, Dr Ai Fen, Chen Quishi, Fang Bin and many others, who just disappeared.
    What happened to them?
    How did the Chinese Communist Party treat those traitors?
    Did they chop ’em up into pieces and fry them for lunch?
    Y’never know.
    One can only speculate on the communist idea of getting rid of someone. Throwing them into the river would be a waste of multivitamins and protein.
    Since the Chinese Communist Party launched the idea that all wildlife were fit for human consumption, who’s to say they wouldn’t think boiled humans would make a good meal?

    I think Xi Jinping has chewed on human bones for dinner. Just look at the guy – doesn’t he look like some demon out of a horror movie?

    Anyway, free Zhang Zhan. Stop torturing the poor woman you Chinese freaks.

    Where are the online petitions to free Zhang Zhan? Where are the global sanctions on China for disappearing activists?
    Where is the outcry?
    All I’ve seen are articles by various journalists. And that’s all.

    Unless people start thinking about the freedom of Zhang Zhan, the Chinese Communist Party’s actions will continue to degrade and become more abominable.
    Don’t be surprised one day to see Xi Jinping’s henchmen capturing an activist on live television and then chopping him up for their Paramount Leader’s next meal.
    The Uyghurs have already lost their human rights. And the world’s silence on their freedom speaks volumes on China’s next moves.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:38 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , censorship, , , , , , ,   

    No Free Speech In India 

    I’d bookmarked one article on HN that sparked my interest a few weeks ago.

    Indian newspaper reporter burned alive after exposing corruption.
    Let me see – where was this? A village in India’s Uttar Pradesh – Balrampur, 160km from Lucknow.

    Why? Because he covered alleged local corruption and after telling the local authorities he was being threatened.

    “This is the price for reporting the truth,” 37 year old Rakesh Singh Nirbhik, said on his death bed.
    His friend Pintu Sahu was also burned alive.

    The attackers included the son of the village chief, Sushila Devi, who was running for reelection.

    And that’s just one of the dozens of similar cases this year.
    More information on Reporters Without Borders.

    I don’t even wish to go into the deep dark hole of journalists being assassinated in India for exposing government officials for engaging in criminal activity.
    But that’s the state of India in 2020 – don’t talk about the authorities dirty crimes or you might be burned alive or shot dead or chained to a motorcycle and dragged to death.

    See why I’ve doubted India’s Covid-19 stats all along?
    You can’t trust these folks.

     
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