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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 8:28 am on January 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ban, , , , Diaspora, , , , free speech, , 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 2:46 pm on January 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: free speech, , , , , Vietnam   

    No Free Speech In Vietnam 

    I just read this article on Vietnam Express about the 3 men who were jailed for opposing the Vietnamese government.

    A court in HCMC on Tuesday sentenced three men to 11-15 years in jail for acting against the Vietnamese government.

    Pham Chi Dung, 55, was handed a 15-year jail term while accomplices Nguyen Tuong Thuy, 71, and Le Huu Minh Tuan, 32, were both sentenced to 11 years in prison.

    They were charged with “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” Under Vietnam’s Penal Code, anti-government propaganda can be punished by up to 20 years in jail.

    The three will be put under house arrest for three years after completing their sentences.

    This is a start.
    But I think the Vietnamese government will catch up with China in say, 10 years?
    That’s when activists will just disappear without a trace.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

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