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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 8:28 am on January 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    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 7:06 pm on August 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Judge Esther Salas – The Importance of Privacy 

    Today I watched a video of Judge Esther Salas, who’s son and husband were recently shot by an intruder at their home.
    The poor woman lost her son and her husband is still under intensive care in the hospital.

    Apparently the intruder dressed up as a delivery guy with a FedEx package.
    This intruder was later found dead in his car with a package addressed to the judge.
    He was an attorney, had a complete dossier on the judge and her family.

    Now, there are several conspiracy? videos on YouTube claiming that the judge was attacked because she did high profile cases and had taken on Epstein’s case.
    Since the judge herself hasn’t admitted any specific correlation between taking Epstein’s case and the attack at her home, I’m not going to pursue that lead.
    I’m not a crime detective so I prefer to stay out of the murk.
    Every time someone gets murdered, Hillary Clinton’s name comes up.
    How much money does Hillary Clinton have? It must cost a lot to hire all those hitmen.
    Anyway, Hillary Clinton and her crimes don’t concern me. If Trump didn’t throw her in jail, she must be innocent, right?
    I’ll leave that to the Democrats and Republicans to battle over.

    The judge talked about internet privacy. And that’s what this article is about.
    Esther mentioned that all the judges’ addresses and personal information is available online.
    But that’s not it.
    If you’re an adult living in America, there’s a 50% chance that your personal information is available online.
    There are numerous websites specifically dedicated to harvesting and publishing personal information.
    That information includes your full name, the names of all your family members, relatives, and associates, your address, your email, your phone numbers, your income and the list of all your previous known addresses.
    What I’m mentioning here are details that were readily available to me on open websites. And that’s without much digging.
    There are websites with a paywall that include details of criminal records, education, employment history, vehicle records and so much more.

    If someone doesn’t want to pay for that information, they can do a little digging themselves and gather pretty much everything they need by putting two and two together.
    There are websites that list the birthdays of celebrities. There are sites that list employment information and professional background e.g. LinkedIn. And of course, social media like Facebook and Twitter can provide the rest of the missing pieces.

    Now, most governments in the world are known to have some form of surveillance and they have detailed information about their citizens. But that information isn’t public. It is controlled by the government and accessible only by the government agencies.

    However, in the US, there are private companies that have set up websites that aggregate data about the population and provide them either for free or a minimal fee.
    The data business has thrived in the US. Marketers and data brokers are harvesting and selling personal information and making a profit from it.

    You won’t find these kind of publishing websites for any other country, especially India and China.
    The information is harvested, aggregated and sold among companies, but it’s kept secret. It’s not published for the general public.

    Now, will these types of websites pop up in the future? Probably.

    Imagine websites that catalogue the personal information of citizens of every country.
    That’s the future of online privacy.
    The US has proven to be a fertile testing lab for this type of privacy invasion.

    When your personal information is published online, it can be accessed by anybody. That compromises your privacy and safety. It’s easy to target someone and harm them when you have so much detailed information available online. All you need is a motive and a plan.

    I just watched a bunch of China videos by the YouTuber serpentza, where he describes the Chinese surveillance system and how he was constantly harassed by the cops and state officials for being a foreigner.
    Imagine constantly being followed by the state police who keep detailed logs of all your activities.
    Imagine how much harm these people can cause you if and when they have a motive.

    And this is the problem with surveillance and privacy. It’s not just online privacy but offline privacy that gets invaded. And you never know who might use that information against you. It could be some psychopath stranger, your colleague from work, your boss, your local cops or the government.
    Nobody can be trusted with your personal information.

    Most people aren’t concerned about privacy because they don’t care. They don’t think anyone could harm them with that information. Well, they’re wrong.
    You never know whom you might piss off and who may want to hurt you to take revenge.
    Even the most lovable folks have enemies. That’s just the way of the world.
    Better be safe than sorry.

     
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