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Merkel and Zuckerberg on Hot Mic Discussing Censoring Posts

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posted on Jan, 15 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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Evidently Zuckerberg and Merkel were discussing "anti immigrant facebook posts" durning a United Nations summit in September 2015. From the quotes I've seen it looks as if they were thinking of deleting anything portraying Germanys immigrants in a negative light.

Bloomberg

From September 2015:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on how his company is progressing in efforts to curtail racist posts, after her government complained the social network wasn’t doing enough to crack down on recent xenophobic outbursts.

Attending a luncheon on the sidelines of a United Nations development summit in New York on Saturday, Merkel and Zuckerberg were overheard on a live transmission broadcast on the UN website as participants took their seats.

After Merkel briefly queried Zuckerberg about the hate-post affair, the Facebook CEO is heard responding that “we need to do some work” on the issue. “Are you working on this?” Merkel asked in English. “Yeah,” Zuckerberg responded, before the dialog was cut off by introductory remarks to those present.


Looks to me like they were planning to filter public opinion so that they can control the narrative. Personally I don't like or use Facebook. I always figured it was just for people who need constant validation for everything they do, and governments could easily use the data to map people's networks. Seems like they are taking it up a notch and possibly attempting to control who's/what opinions are allowed to be expressed.

The new system will be rolled out ahead of Germany's upcoming elections-Link


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posted on Jan, 15 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Quantumgamer1776

Propaganda hides your scum, the first steps towards the deconstruction of a free and open society is to manipulate and control all forms of information so that only state sanctioned philosophies are espoused whilst all others are ridiculed and/or censored.

Joseph Goebbels was the mastermind behind this tried-and-proven methodology, he was Adolf Hitlers Minister for Information for the German Nazi party and his influence was most assuredly imported from Germany to the shores of the US under operation paperclip.

So, it's no surprizzze that a hyper-left German Chancellor and hyper-left narcissist have usurped said philosophy for their own benefit.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: Quantumgamer1776

I don't like Facebook either but have choice but to use it, all my family and friends use it, we all know that all Facebook accounts are monitored by HLS, CIA, FBI and every other letter of the alfibet in the US. I believe the owner of the Company should have the right to decide what is placed on his or her site.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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Typical.



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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
The new system will be rolled out ahead of Germany's upcoming elections-Link



Well fancy that!!

Not doing too well in the polls are we?

Can't wait till she loses the election.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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ZOMG!

Don't use Facebook. Problem, solved.

It's a private company offering a service with terms you agree to when you join.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: Kettu

What a surprise...completely ignoring the implications.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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Control Control Control.. from Private to Government sectors.. everyone is trying to CONTROL INFORMATION, which is getting harder to do every year. If Facebook and Twitter both went under tomorrow, something else would replace them next week.


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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu

It's a private company offering a service with terms you agree to when you join.


No, it's a German Chancellor insisting a private company manipulate truth so as to deceive the greater population.

I give zero #'s about what Facebark does UNTIL they start having an influence on political ideology.

Then the gloves are off, Zuckerberg is scum, so is the German version of Hillary.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

And it's a private company entertaining the idea.

If Facebook doesn't want to do it, they don't have to. Germany can decide to sanction Facebook and kick them out, and Facebook can go elsewhere if they want.

If anything, the German people should be questioning why their government is talking to Facebook about this.

As I said, don't use it if you don't like it.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:38 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Sublimecraft

And it's a private company entertaining the idea.

If Facebook doesn't want to do it, they don't have to. Germany can decide to sanction Facebook and kick them out, and Facebook can go elsewhere if they want.

If anything, the German people should be questioning why their government is talking to Facebook about this.

As I said, don't use it if you don't like it.


And FB will do it, just like in China.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:42 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Sublimecraft

And it's a private company entertaining the idea.

If Facebook doesn't want to do it, they don't have to. Germany can decide to sanction Facebook and kick them out, and Facebook can go elsewhere if they want.

If anything, the German people should be questioning why their government is talking to Facebook about this.

As I said, don't use it if you don't like it.


I fully agree with what you have said here & I also don't use Facebark and I also think know that if I were a German citizen, I would be mighty pissed at her for even entertaining such possibilities. I would also go and watch every Rammstein concert, but that's another thread.

The truth shall set you free, Zuckerberg appears to have built an e-prison.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

Exactly, if Facebook wants that $$$ they will sell out their "members".

It's called greed. It's inherent in a free market.

The way to fight back if you disagree with their business practices is to not participate or partake in their product.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Wardaddy454

Exactly, if Facebook wants that $$$ they will sell out their "members".

It's called greed. It's inherent in a free market.

The way to fight back if you disagree with their business practices is to not participate or partake in their product.


Yup, up until FB becomes a state-sanctioned news aggregate. Just watch.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 01:01 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Due hast "Merkel" .bloody good thread that would be



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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the German version of Hillary


Believe me, i don´t like Merkel, since she showed up on the political stage. For many reasons. But not for saving refigees from that Nazi scum in Hungary. Many mistakes were made after that day, but that was an act of humanity. Humanity, something that is unknown to Clinton, i guess.

How is HRC to compare with Merkel?
Merkel ist not ultrarich. There are no dead people(Clinton Bodycount) in her political history. She is not owning any foundations to make money... There is a huge difference between the US puppet Merkel and HRC.

To the censoring stuff. First of all, it´s only facebook, who the f uses that crap? In germany, there was an investigation, it´s only the not so educated and mostly younger citizens. But those people nowadays take facebook as a news portal, they get their news from there, lol. So, if you ask me, they can shut Facebook down, who cares?

But that whole censoring stuff is the last hope for TPTB, for their exploitation system known as robber baron capitalism, that makes ten individuals rich and richer, and millions have to starve. Or, in the best case, to work as low wage slaves. It´s not only Facebook they try to censor roght now. They try to censor, muzzle even our soldiers now, there was a report one or two days ago.

They, the TPTB and their rich contracting authorities, know that they played the game too long, went to far with it. And that the revenge is coming shortly. When the next bank has to be saved with tax money. When the next stock market crash happens. That´s why they "fight terrorism" with tools like total observation of all citizens, but not the terrorists. Like total observation of the web, but not the terrorists using it. With censoring everything that is not compatible with TPTB´s opinion.

They try to save their own ugly a$$es from the revenge of the "rabble"!

Poor attempts of those trembling in fear.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError

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There is a significant difference between stopping propaganda and shutting down opinion.
Some racist redneck complaining about brown people is not the same as a *trusted* news network deliberately spewing garbage to sway public opinion.

3/4 of the world has a FB page and it has become a very powerful medium especially with the younger generation, combine FB censoring with the attack on *fake news* and you have a very small group of people controlling the narrative.
If I believed those in control had our best interests at heart it might be OK but they clearly do not.

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posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 02:22 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu
ZOMG!

Don't use Facebook. Problem, solved.

It's a private company offering a service with terms you agree to when you join.


Bingo.



posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 03:21 AM
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There´s no sense in censoring because the majority of the people, in my experience, very well knows that we have problems with the refugees, especially north africa. Although, if this is true, shows another facette´ with this move. Neonazis have a pretty big platform on facebook, I know somebody, although not a neonazi / racist in common, falls very often for crap like you would read on beforeitsnews, that´s the danger with it. Reason to censor? Hell no! If we start that, who decides what to censor (rhetorical question)?







 
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