by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:
The perception of Facebook is at an all time low, and they’re receiving a lot of bad press. Despite the fact that it’s probably well deserved, Facebook has still provided a great opportunity for free speech, the sharing of information we never really hear from the mainstream media, and an overall general voice and measurement regarding the planet’s perception of various events. It seemed to be a democracy of information, but unfortunately, the government has now implemented multiple measures to combat what’s become known as “fake news.” As a result, peoples choice has been taken away from them with regards to what they want to see. The government has stepped in and is playing the role of fact checker, and information verifier.
Edward Snowden had a great response to this, saying that more censorship is not the answer, but instead less censorship, more transparency and critical thought. Have we really become so docile that we need the government to tell us what is a real piece of information and what is fake? Don’t get me wrong, the elite have been doing this for decades, but the world is currently going through a massive transformation, and one aspect of that transformation is to become aware of what was once dark, and bring it to light. Manipulation of information and the spread of false information has always been a big issue, but more so with mainstream media…
The war on fake news only began when alternative media outlets were sharing information, with credible sources, that basically threatened the control structure and perception of the global elite, or those who we deem our ‘leaders.’
When it comes to Facebook and their involvement in massive, and what seems to be, illegal data collection, Snowden remarked:
“Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as “surveillance companies.” Their rebranding as “social media” is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense…”
It’s pretty crazy, and it’s also noteworthy to mention that Facebook has the likes of Regina E. Dugan on their team. She’s an American businesswoman, inventor, and technology developer. She served as the 19th Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), then moved over to Google, and now she has a strong position at Facebook.
Connections like this are also, in my opinion, just weird as it doesn’t feel like all that goes on is disclosed.
What’s really going on inside this company and does Zuckerberg really have any say? Or has it simply become a tool for the national security state, collecting data to essentially allow the elite to pin any sort of ‘mishap’ under one’s name, building a case, and taking them down. The scary thing is, if they want dirt on you, they could probably create it. Is Zuckerberg the ‘fall guy?’