Saturday, February 23, 2019

YouTube Will Determine What ‘Conspiracy’ Is and Stop Recommending Such Videos

by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

While the evolution of Google’s YouTube from a free expression platform into something entirely different has been underway for a while, it just took another step in a very short-sighted and restrictive direction. NBC News reports:

YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos…Chaslot said that YouTube’s fix to its recommendations AI will have to include getting people to videos with truthful information and overhauling the current system it uses to recommend videos.

Montana Couple Has Ranch Taken Without Due Process

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Imagine being 62 years of age and having to start over from zero.  It certainly does not sound like something I, and no doubt you, would like to experience.  However, that’s the new reality for Randy Mitchell and his wife, Toni.

Victims of predatory lending practices from Whitefish Credit Union, the Mitchell’s are penniless, and essentially homeless, as they now live in a 30-foot travel trailer.

Mother Arrested, Jailed After ‘Misgendering’ Transgender Woman in UK

by Richard Moorhead, Big League Politics:

In a shocking Orwellian nightmare, a mother has been arrested after referring to a transgender activist with her former male name in the United Kingdom.

Kate Scottow, 38, was detained and arrested in front of her two children by the Hertfordshire Police. Scottow had “deadnamed” trans activist Stephanie Hayden on Twitter, referring to her with her former male identity. The police questioned her in regards to her communications with Hayden before arresting her.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Can Be Lethal – Death by Police is Rising When they Enter the Wrong Home

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

The end of the Venetian Empire, otherwise known as the Republic of Venice, traditionally was a sovereign state and maritime republic in northeastern Italy, which existed for over a millennium between the 7th century and the 18th century from 697 AD until 1797 AD. As is the case with ALL Republics as we have today, they descend into oligarchies and during the process they enter the final stage of their death by not just turning against their own people, but the people divide into groups as we see today and they become increasingly hostile toward one another – i.e. Democrats v Republicans.

GOOGLE & APPLE REACH DEAL WITH RUSSIA, CHINA, & SAUDI ARABIA TO CENSOR POPULATIONS

from InfoWars:

Big Tech in league with authoritarian dictatorships to crush dissent and control free thought

Alex Jones breaks down the unholy alliance forged between Big Tech’s Google and Apple with Communist China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia to censor populations on a planetary scale never before witnessed.

NYPD Orders Google to Stop Showing Drivers Where the Cops Are At

by John vibes, The Mind Unleashed:

The New York Police Department (NYPD) sent a cease and desist letter to Google last week, demanding that the company stop allowing its customers to report police checkpoints using their GPS apps.

The report mentioned Google Maps and Waze, the popular GPS app that allows users to share information about hazards on the road, including the presence of police. The app allows drivers to pinpoint the exactly location of police and report sightings to fellow drivers, saving untold people from speeding tickets and arrests due to victimless crimes.

‘Hits like Tyson’: ‘Flash-Ball’ guns became symbol of police brutality against Yellow Vests

from RT:

Human rights activists have renewed efforts to ban ‘less-lethal’ guns that riot police use against protesters in France. Known as ‘Flash-Balls,’ they grew to symbolize the weapon of choice in the fight against the yellow vests.

“The lack of sufficient guarantees in the French law undermines the constitutional right of life and the respect for physical safety,” the Human Rights League wrote in an appeal to the Council of State this week. The nonprofit seeks to ban the use of controversial ‘defense ball launchers’ (LBDs), commonly known as ‘Flash-Balls,’ by police against protesters.

Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:

THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.

On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer’s parent company explicitly threatened to publish intimate photographs of Bezos and his mistress, which were apparently exchanged between the two through their iPhones, unless Bezos agreed to a series of demands involving silence about the company’s conduct.

“WTF Is Going On In Downtown LA?”: Army War Drills Continue Across Los Angeles

from ZeroHedge:

Having started on Monday, the US Army continues its war drills across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through Saturday with the goal of enhancing Army Special Forces skills by “operating in urban environments”, Army Special Operations Command said in a statement.

Residents around Los Angeles may hear sounds associated with the field training exercise, including helicopters and weapon simulations, according to the statement.

TEST YOUR DNA AT HOME, SHARE IT WITH THE FBI

by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:

This story was spotted by many people, but I want to zero in on one particular individual who shared it, Mr. K.L., who, when sharing it, asked a very significant question in his email. But first a little background. In the 2015 Secret Space Program Conference in Bastrop, Texas, I offered the speculation that (1) if one suspected that humanity had, or has, “genetic cousins” that are “out there somewhere”, and (2) if one suspected that this group interacted with humanity not only in the past but also is doing so in the present, and thus (3) that “they” may be here and walking among us, then one was presented with the “nightmare contact scenario,” one explored countless times in science fiction books, short stories, and even television series. The famous series from the 1970s, The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, was predicated around precisely this theme. If “they” look like us and walk like us and more or less talk and act like us, how would one detect them?

Here’s How YOU Can Be Profiled Even If You’ve NEVER Used Social Media

by Dagny Taggart, The Organic Prepper:

The days of having a fully (or even mostly) private life are long gone, it seems, and social media is largely to blame.

Even if you have deactivated all of your social media accounts – or never had any in the first place – your privacy is not guaranteed.

That’s because your privacy on social media is not controlled by you, but by the people around you, according to an alarming new study that, according to one report, “shows that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke. It’s controlled by the people around you.

YouTube’s Top Search Result For ‘State Of The Union 2019’ Is CNN ‘Reality Check’ With ‘No Views’

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

YouTube’s top search result for “State of the Union 2019” on late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning was a “reality check” on President Trump’s speech from CNN which said it has “no views.”

The “info box” at the very top featured an off-site link to CBS News.

The second result, over Trump’s speech, was Stacey Abrams’ response from CNN’s channel.