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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Of course, it's fine for Liberal business to block whomever they don't like for any reason.

Too bad it's not the same story when a Conservative business blocks whomever they don't like for whatever reason.


Do you have any examples of that happening??

Because I don't see any conservative media being forced to allow all content against their will.




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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And Mainstream media knows the government has a budget for propaganda, don't kill the cash cow



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: GuidedKill
Why not just delete facebook???If you want to tell them how pissed you are at them just stop using their product....When half of the US population unplugs maybe FB will then realize their mistake in playing king censure....


Best comment in this thread!!



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: GuidedKill

Or is just more Fake news as labeled by the US government. You really don't see the trap and effort to dismantle the first amendment?


Of course I do!! But if a private company voluntarily chooses to suppress peoples First Amendment Rights then I choose not to support the company... and I encourage other red blooded Americans to do the same!!! It's really no skin off my back....I haven't been on that garbage site in years...Everything and everyone on there are total pretentious look at me fake arseholes.....I wouldn't be part of that if you paid me....

My real friends and people that matter to me aren't on a website....



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: neutronflux

originally posted by: Krakatoa
With all due respect, each of those organizations you mentioned are private entities and not an official arm of or affiliated with the U.S. government. Therefore, they can decide what is acceptable on their systems. If it was to government making those decisions it would be a violation of the 1st amendment, but it is not. This is a very important distinction where the constitution is concerned, and one that many do misunderstand.




So you can choose who you will provide catering to and not based on your own religious convictions as a private business owner.

Thought control pure and simple.

What a joke.......


No....that is a false argument and hyperbole on your part. Where did I ever say that a private business can refuse service? Nowhere. I said a private business can legally censor speech....period. Taking the leap to unconstitutionality is beneath you IMO. Certain attributes of a U.S. citizen are protected against discrimination, which is what you are referring to in your post. Censoring speech is not discriminating against any of those protected attributes....none.

I'll give you an example. A person could enter a business and begin spouting openly racist remarks. The business owner is well within their rights to ask them to leave. However if that same racist entered the business, and simply ordered a service, while not mentioning any racial remarks, but was asked to leave because the owner didn't like the color of their skin, that would be illegal. The business owner cannot discriminate based upon attributes. Free speech, however, can be legally suppressed in a private business or on private property.

That same speech cannot be prevented on public or government property however.

Big difference there.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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"Facebook has started blocking alternative media websites"

A credibility boost for those alternative media website, not to be anymore on that censoring data leech facebook and his rightwing hatespreader users that live in their social media echo chamber, as keyboard Rambo´s!

Facebook should block itself to do something good!

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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: snchrnct

Don't use FaceBook. Facebook sucks.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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if you agree to their End user agreement, they can block whatever they want.

if you want 'alternative media (or 'news) ', just stay where they flourish. dont bring it to face book. just flock with alternative media enthusiasts in the preferable internet cocoons.
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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it's all well and good to say "Just don't use facebook!" - I've been saying that since social media became a thing, and have never held an account on any of those kinds of sites...

But to be fair, I can easily say that 9 out of 10 people live in the facebook world- that's where they get all of their information, save for whatever they hear on the radio/tv.

Your average person isn't looking to be informed about what's going on, they're happy in their little bubble of entertainment.

Now, we know the TV and Radio won't give you any truths these days- so all that's left is the internet for the vast majority of people.
And now, the top ten or so things people consider to be the entire internet are working together to censor anything they don't want getting out to the public.

Combine this with the last fifty years of psyops to convince the average person that anyone who questions the official story is a nutter, and you've got a whole lot of unaware and compliant citizenry within another ten years.

It's legal to censor the internet in this way- but it's not right. "we the people", the people of the internet, should be outraged.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Bleeeeep
a reply to: snchrnct

It is borderline slander to generalize a source as fake for having once made an error.

By their same logic, everyone who has ever once lied or misspoke could be labeled "fake" and therefor needs to be censored.

Yeah, it's borderline slander for sure.

Is there no one in the world with the resources needed to make copycat sites to replace them? Why do we not have a google or facebook of the people, yet?


In the US legal system, truth is an absolute defense in cases of libel & slander.

Truth.

Do some of our members (and they know who they are) actually remember what that is?

Interesting concept...



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: snchrnct

Most americans do not like being told what they can read and not read.

Facebook will lose millions of its members very soon, this will open the door for new uncensor social media.

What facebook is doing is the last attempt to save a dying properganda mainstream media.

For mainstream media to survive there cannot be any alternatives media exposing real facts with credibal sources.

This is a blatant attack on the First Amendment.

When you have censorship in a Democracy, you have no Democracy. Welcome to China, North Korea, and Iran News media.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

Too easy; can't complain as much.
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: snchrnct

Most americans do not like being told what they can read and not read.

Facebook will lose millions of its members very soon, this will open the door for new uncensor social media.

What facebook is doing is the last attempt to save a dying properganda mainstream media.

For mainstream media to survive there cannot be any alternatives media exposing real facts with credibal sources.

This is a blatant attack on the First Amendment.

When you have censorship in a Democracy, you have no Democracy. Welcome to China, North Korea, and Iran News media.


Hyperbole. The U.S. government is NOT censoring speech in this case....at....all. You should read the prior comments which explains why this is legal for Facebook to do before spouting off on a baseless rant (some may call it "fake news" now.

Don't be that guy.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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ATS was already on a list by Propornot used by MSM and since removed from that. See here- www.abovetopsecret.com... Here is one where it's not removed: "fakenewschecker". What exactly is FB sourcing here as to which sites should be blocked?

It remains to be seen how effective Google’s new policy on fake news will be in practice. The policy will rely on a combination of automated and human reviews to help determine what is fake. Although satire sites like The Onion are not the target of the policy, it is not clear whether some of them, which often run fake news stories written for humorous effect, will be inadvertently affected by Google’s change.
earlier source



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa


The U.S. government is NOT censoring speech in this case....at....all. You should read the prior comments which explains why this is legal for Facebook to do before spouting off on a baseless rant (some may call it "fake news" now.


No, the US government is not censoring free speech. However, the Giant News organizations are, who do you think Zuckerberg take his orders from, from different government agencies.

So before you spout your baseless rant toward others on here, how about you do some real research.

I am aware of facebook T&C, and that is their right. However what is being done on facebook in censoring alternative information by flagging information coming from websites like Alex Jones, Blacklist News and Drudge Report as fake New because mainstream properganda media claim they are.

I am already seeing messages on facebook of people stating they are going to close their accounts. and go else where.
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: Krakatoa


The U.S. government is NOT censoring speech in this case....at....all. You should read the prior comments which explains why this is legal for Facebook to do before spouting off on a baseless rant (some may call it "fake news" now.


No, the US government is not censoring free speech. However, the Giant News organizations are, who do you think Zuckerberg take his orders from, from different government agencies.

So before you spout your baseless rant toward others on here, how about you do some real research.

I am aware of facebook T&C, and that is their right. However what is being done on facebook in censoring alternative information by flagging information coming from websites like Alex Jones, Blacklist News and Drudge Report as fake New because mainstream properganda media claim they are.

I am already seeing messages on facebook of people stating they are going to close their accounts. and go else where.


Got proof of those connections? Any links I can read and research (and Google is not a link)? To make a claim of that magnitude, you need solid proof of the U.S. government controlling ALL these private companies.

The burden, is not upon me here. It is upon the one making the claim.....you. If it is merely your opinion, that and a few bucks will buy me a cup of coffee. In simpler terms, it is just as worthless as my opinion.

If people begin to flee Facebook, great....all the power to them. If enough leave out of the BILLIONS of users, perhaps Zuck will reconsider. MY guess is it will be the effect of a light dusting of snow on your car in the winter. You get in your car a leave, letting the wind clear it off without making any change in your place for the day.

Yeah...keep with the baseless ranting. I will continue to look for viable source links from your to prove your statements.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa



Got proof of those connections? Any links I can read and research (and Google is not a link)? To make a claim of that magnitude, you need solid proof of the U.S. government controlling ALL these private companies.


US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook



Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.

WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA.

NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum.

Parry notes that CIA director William Casey helped establish NED as a “U.S. government-funded organization” to “support groups inside foreign countries that would engage in propaganda [ie fake news] and political action that the CIA had historically organized and paid for covertly”, including “regime change”. At the time of the group’s creation, Casey ensured that “the language barring the participation of CIA personnel” was “struck from the bill”.



www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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If you were truly awake, you wouldn't use FB for any god damn thing.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

You should become an overbearing MOD. You seem to have all the characteristics minus the high school education or lack thereof. Maybe you should just go censor the entire internet while you're there. How about bumpers on the entire universe that way no one ever gets hurt, too?
Gtfoh, dude.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:08 AM
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Well then Facebook has gone full-on fascist and can go to hell. Time to go to diaspora.




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