Many web sites have been selectively ‘shadow-banned’ by Google for years. This means pushing certain stories off the first page of a search, onto deeper pages where most people will never look. Now some concrete evidence is surfacing.
Because China is a full-blown Technocracy, strategic values are polar opposites to freedom and liberty. China wants total control over content and the minds that consume it, but Technocrats in the U.S. are not far behind.
This is a critical look into the internal turmoil at Facebook. Former employee Brian Amerige warns of a small minority of overtly belligerent ‘social justice warriors” who are driving censorship at Facebook, and they viciously denigrate any critic.
Sundar Pichai is a Technocrat who is so buried in his own Alice in Wonderland Utopian vision that he cannot see reality right under his nose. Google simply does not see or believe that it has any political bias. This is more dangerous than knowingly applying a political bias.
Spreading ‘online rumors’ that violate Beijing’s official ‘truth’ can get you 7 years in jail, and everybody is turned into a rat to tattle on their friends. China asserts that “Rumors violate individual rights; rumors create social panic; rumors cause fluctuations in the stock markets; rumors impact normal business operations; rumors blatantly attack revolutionary martyrs.”
Non-leftists at Facebook are in a distinct minority but they are banding together to challenge Facebook’s rampant censorship of conservative thought. These employees will face stiff peer pressure and possible retaliation for speaking up. Meanwhile, Facebook is being ‘punished’ by its users who are deleting their accounts en-masse.
China’s censorship is being exported throughout the world in order to “Uphold a clean and righteous space.” Xi wants to promote ‘works of culture and art’ but rejects all types of political dissent; it has the most draconian form of censorship and control of any nation on earth.
Xu Lin is a Technocrat who was formerly China’s top Internet regulator. Now he will be in charge of global propaganda. He is an insider to top leadership and undoubtedly will attempt to spread censorship throughout the world.
Technocrat data scientists are barking up the wrong tree. Note they never say that their black box algorithms can find truth, which logically should precede isolating falsehoods. Yet, their alleged breakthrough is hailed as ‘a new weapon in the fight against misinformation.’
Technocrats do very little in public because they have little regard for the political process or politicians. This is likely not the first such secret meeting as evidenced by the apparent collusion to censer certain alternative media at the same time.