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originally posted by: EnigmaChaser
I believe this is the real story of the SM evolution and purpose: it was kind of dumb luck this came along and it’s purpose now is for TPTB - whosever they are - to control or destroy the masses.
Here’s what I think happened:
Zuckerberg comes up with the FB idea at Harvard (with a little help) and it catches on. This is now viewed as a viable thing and it gets expanded to more and more major universities Around the country. Being for colleges only, you ingrain FB into their lives for pictures, likes, party invitations, campus events - the whole of it. Now students like it and are becoming reliant on it. In the process, you’re building a base of literally millions of the next educated generation - and on repeat with every new freshman class.
About this time, the Feds decide this isn’t a flash in the pan, and like Zuck are “shocked” at what people will turn over for information. Remember, these are college kids - low boundaries/little to lose at that stage in the game and that info can be associated with them forever. Users also don’t seem to care about being tracked, turning over sensitive information or talking about things that might be of interest to TPTB. The Feds find this fantastic as they couldn’t legally collect some of this information en mass on its citizens. Jackpot. Feds move in and cut a deal with FB - FB can continue on, will make a lot of people rich, and they’re going to “share” their data with the NSA. Oh, and the Feds make it clear it needs to be opened up to everyone in the world - not just the US college students. Need a big drag bet. I bet the Feds has a slogan like “you monetize it, we analyze it” for the agreement between them and FB. This works out great as Zuck just wanted to get rich and F with people anyway.
FB now opens up to the masses and shares data with the NSA. The dragnet is huge. Data is flowing. More SM platforms pop up - instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc. all just more ways to connect with SM and catch more users/data. The Feds drag Zuck in front of a few house oversight committees, kick him in the shorts publicly and shake him down/extort a few billion here and there from him to make it look like they’re doing something... and then it’s back to business as usual.
That’s what happened/how we got here IMO.
As for the purpose, it turns out that the Feds figured out pretty quickly that SM can be weaponized and politicians, particularly far left ones, now have a mircophone to reach the masses. This is perfect for them because younger voters are a huge demographic for them and they heavily engage with SM - hence they “connect” and “get them” - thus they can influence. This is exactly what Trump does in reverse - and he’s not the first politician to weaponize SM - he’s just the first president to do so.
What’s the point of this? To kill people without losing a single life. People can be slandered, without much fact or support, by a skilled SM user. This means they know how to silence opposing views and “troll” people to ensure their voice is louder than data, facts or rational discussion. Search engine optimization in reverse.
What’s the end game? I think it follows one of a couple paths:
1. The aim is total destabilization of society which allows the Feds to take over most things - install a single-party/NWO government to restore order and it’s the end of our democracy.
2. The aim is to move the country more left to align with Europe (and then possibly play out the scenario above) and it turns out that liberals are just far better at using social media to push their agenda - which just makes it seem as if the above is playing out.
3. What’s happening with SM is just the natural evolution of SM - lots of cooks in the kitchen playing not so nice and stirring each other up to the point of depression, segregation and violence. This allows the government to step in and collect more data, publicly, from SM users - by virtues of “oversight” and ensuring “safety” or “national security”. They eat the elephant one bite at a time and ultimately make people further ok with government involvement in their lives towards some political end.
When I really stretch myself ... FB took off - along with social media - following 9/11 and the massive expansion of the NSA.... now there’s an interesting angle to explore!