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Soros compares Facebook, Google to casinos, accuses them of 'deliberately engineering addiction'

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posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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My mind was blown by this article.

NBC



"The companies claim that they are merely distributing information. But the fact that they are near-monopoly distributors makes them public utilities and should subject them to more stringent regulation, aimed at preserving competition, innovation and fair and open access."


Soros is suggesting they make these things natural monopolies aka public utilities. I think it's a good idea to make the internet a public utility. The only thing I'm worried about right now is how easily these government entities are corrupt.



As Facebook and Google grow, they are looking to bundle more services to offer to consumers. Soros said they "exploit the data they control" and use "discriminatory pricing" to do this. "Social media companies deceive their users by manipulating their attention, directing it toward their own commercial purposes, and deliberately engineering addiction to the services they provide. This can be very harmful, particularly for adolescents," Soros wrote. Manage


Does he have someone on the inside? He is saying this with absolute confidence which tells me he has an insider. Is is noticing larger social trends and calling out the culprit's?



oros accused social media companies of "inducing people to surrender their autonomy" with the power to shape people's attention "concentrated in the hands of a few companies."

The danger, for the billionaire investor, is that these "data-rich IT monopolies" could form an alliance with authoritarian states that way "may well result in a web of totalitarian control the likes of which not even George Orwell could have imagined."


wow!!!! Did I just read an Alex Jones statement or statement from George Soros?

Is this real or what?




posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Yeah this is highly unusual to come from the mouth of a fellow globalist.

Something's fishy here...



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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George Soros giving a lecture on what is or isn't morally right? I think I'll pass on his opinion and keep my own, even if his words make sense I don't know whether he actually believes them. He's a leech.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

I'm surprised you're not embracing Change.org?



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

I don't know what change.org is.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

www.change.org...

there ya go, you can thank Soros for some of your favorite points of view



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

I guess it takes one to know one. He has engineered enough hate, discontent and chaos to have a real good understanding about what external manipulation can really accomplish.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

What points of views are those? I've never listened to a word Soros has spoken so I don't know what you're talking about. Quit assuming things about me, thanks.

I still have no idea what that link is supposed to be. Just looks like a website with a bunch of other links on it.
edit on 2/19/2018 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:21 AM
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Soros is just mad he doesn't control it.

If he can use political and regulatory means to get his fingers in the pie he will.

This is probably his intention.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:33 AM
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The things he says sound much like what conspiracy people say. But it's not that he has an insider who is telling him these things, nor is he joking or pulling a disinfor campaign It is simply that Soros is a very very rich capitalist. What he is pointing out in that quote is the nature of aggressive capitalism. Sell. Create addiction and sell more.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults


Does he have someone on the inside? He is saying this with absolute confidence which tells me he has an insider. Is is noticing larger social trends and calling out the culprit's?


Nov 14, 2017 - Soros sells Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Snapchat investments

Problem-reaction-solution.

Arm both sides of the war.

etc etc...



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft
Sold Facebook, but bought some google



On Wednesday, regulatory filings revealed that his firm Soros Fund Management had dumped all of its 109,451 shares of Facebook in the fourth quarter of 2017, although it did buy 1,600 shares of Google parent Alphabet in the same period.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 01:26 AM
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Just like in a casino, he covers both sides of the bet.
Dubious SOB.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

It's just a guess. Is he concerned that the general public is leaning who he is? With that is he trying to make people believe he's not what people on sites like this say he is?



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 04:14 AM
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Social media is only addictive to the sort of people who actually care what other people think about them, or crave the "celebrity" status, even if it is just among friends.

If you really want to blame something, blame the prevalence of "Reality" TV which got people into this mindset in the first place.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 04:22 AM
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Soros the Jew killer? Thanks for your opinion George.

I love it how masses of people hold him in high regard. Makes me feel smarter knowing there are people out there who are that thick. I guess that's gonna be your mindset though when you get your news from comedy central. "Tell me what to think Jimmy Kimmel".

It's almost as if people think "he's anti Trump, so he must be good". And then begin openly supporting the kalergi plan and agenda 21 like it's a good thing.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 04:49 AM
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Finally. An addiction I'm immuned to.
I have an account I never visit.
I use messenger to text my kids from my I-pad when I don't have my phone. That's it.

In case you're wondering my major addiction is food. No I'm not fat but I'm not as skinny as when I was size 2 either ...No I love good food and love to cook. I find it hard to pass up fancy stuff in the grocery store.

And shopping... clothes and shoes and makeup.... I love makeup and perfumes and they are an addiction of sorts. Lol. I have a hugh collection I will never he able to use up.
Ok enough confessions. It's not even six A.M. yet.

But Facebook I can take or leave.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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Perhaps Soros wants to cut off the popular lines of communication for when the walls crash down and we see the true extent of his globalist plan, leaving people no way at all to share they oppose it.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: toysforadults

What points of views are those? I've never listened to a word Soros has spoken so I don't know what you're talking about. Quit assuming things about me, thanks.

I still have no idea what that link is supposed to be. Just looks like a website with a bunch of other links on it.


I dont have to make any assumptions.

Interestingly enough most of your points of view align exactly with the rhetoric of Soros. Funded change.org

If you care you'll read about it



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Hold the phone.

This may have something to do with it:

ca.news.yahoo.com...


Absurd as it may sound the danger we face comes from the West, from politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris," Orban said to loud applause. "Of course we will fight, and use ever stronger legal tools. The first is our 'Stop Soros' law."

Orban has for years targeted Hungarian-born U.S. financier George Soros, whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values -- anathema to Orban, an advocate of a loose group of strong nation states that reject multiculturalism.

The Hungarian leader has advocated "ethnic homogeneity" and compared Soros, a Jew, to a puppet master unleashing immigration onto Europe to undermine its cultural and economic integrity.



Orban is speaking up and making waves. Nationalism is the exact opposite of what Soros' efforts strive for. Perhaps this is a reason why George wants Facebook to shut up?




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