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Social Media “Score”: Danger Ahead!

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posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 09:29 PM
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This is probably the most alarming article I’ve read all year. It’s piece of info about a “Social Media Score” here in the US - similar to the Chinese system - its terrifying:

www.fastcompany.com...

Why? Because I believe most social media is a front for Gov interests and oversight of the population.

If this comes to fruition there’s no doubt in my mind we have very dark days in front of us as a society. The rule of law will be useless. Everything will be about conformity. People will lose all critical thinking skills. The list goes on.

Link to my full thoughts on SM in this thread and copied below.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

From the link:


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!




posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

www.brighteon.com...


We Are STILL Aware........



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

I thought conspiracy theorists were already in agreement that facebook is lifelog.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Unfortunately, people are falling for the ruse, and inviting the vampire into their homes and lives. State Farm's "Don't mess with my credit" commercial and Progressive's tracker commercial gives me the hee bee geebies every time I see them.

After being involved with a case that involved video from "Ring" I am afraid the die has been cast. I have to be honest and admit that the video did save an innocent person from possible charges of a crime, but seeing how the video can be accessed and used was very deterring for me. I don't think my security is worth the risk.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:27 PM
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People have been warned of this for years.

Total crickets.

I'm starting to fall into the camp that people deserve the hell hole they're creating for themselves.

So Google, Facebook and Twitter now not only get to assess what speech I'm permitted to place on their platforms, but get to decide how worthy of a person I am?

But Orange man is the big threat.... Absurd.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

Simple Solution - Declare a " Personal War " Against these Tyrants with Non Compliance En Mass . Strengh in Numbers , Organize ...



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Unfortunately, people are falling for the ruse, and inviting the vampire into their homes and lives. State Farm's "Don't mess with my credit" commercial and Progressive's tracker commercial gives me the hee bee geebies every time I see them.

After being involved with a case that involved video from "Ring" I am afraid the die has been cast. I have to be honest and admit that the video did save an innocent person from possible charges of a crime, but seeing how the video can be accessed and used was very deterring for me. I don't think my security is worth the risk.


Agreed.

What’s odd is I’m not really worried about someone pulling the tape on door cam - it’s a pretty boring feed. But to me the bigger issue is not only an intrusion of privacy but the societal acceptance of surveillance/monitoring in your homes. Reasonable chance the end game is comfort with 100% surveillance.

SM is the database that the gov wanted to build but legally couldn’t.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Oddly enough I was having these same feelings but not just social media but all that online activity!

And the online stuff gets applied to real world life and we police each other. That is the insidious part. Just look at Lara Spencer trying to be cool (or funny, take your pick on the narrative), and her ballet comment; full on retreat mode. But policed by society. No thought police necessary.

My tag used to be Leary [augmented by me], “Think for yourself, question all authority”. I added the “all” part because then there is no excuse. You have to engage.

But as loam said, crickets...


edit on 26-8-2019 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: Stoopid autocorrectives...



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: loam
People have been warned of this for years.

Total crickets.

I'm starting to fall into the camp that people deserve the hell hole they're creating for themselves.

So Google, Facebook and Twitter now not only get to assess what speech I'm permitted to place on their platforms, but get to decide how worthy of a person I am?

But Orange man is the big threat.... Absurd.


What’s funny is once I got out of school and into the workplace i realized how negative social media was. That was quite a while ago when all of this was starting to get traction. At the time it was pretty harmless but over time I saw enough to realize it could go very wrong. So I stopped using it.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: EnigmaChaser

Oddly enough I was having these same feelings but not just social media but all that online activity!

And the online stuff gets applied to real world life and we police each other. That is the insidious part. Just look at Lara Spencer trying to be cool (or funny, take your pick on the narrative), and her ballet comment; full on retreat mode. But policed by society. No thought police necessary.

My tag used to be Leary [augmented by me], “Think for yourself, question all authority”. I added the “all” part because then there is no excuse. You have to engage.

But as loam said, crickets...



What’s ironic is that to get “the message out” you’d have to use SM!

There’s really no other delivery mechanism.

But when I think through the spreading of the message it makes perfect sense why it exists and why it’s monitored and controlled. Twitter is the microphone, FB is the database and Insta is the photographic record. Amazon/Google handle the spending/searching/audio/file storage/email/general acquisition and analysis.

There’s the dream mosaic on every member of the populace.

I honestly don’t know how people don’t get this or see how this may all be very tied together. I know this is a “conspiracy site” - and I’m not too out there with my theories - but couldn’t the average person come to this conclusion?

Disappointing.



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 11:22 PM
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This also has be wondering if the shut down of Google+ wasn’t just a cover for a massive data capture to take a snapshot of 52.5 million users and tell the public right before the Google CEO goes in front of Congress.

www.cnbc.com...

It’s the perfect cover and timing - Gov can step in and say “hey look we’re doing something about this - and enhancing transparency” even though we the data is already captured.

It makes me wonder what angle they were thinking with Google+. It was never going to rival Facebook... maybe this was An attempt to gather info on non-FB users or perhaps target people in a different setting - or just a test to see if something could ever rival Facebook. Perhaps all of the above!



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 11:48 PM
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edit on 8/26/19 by FredT because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2019 @ 11:59 PM
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Thinking through SM another way... as SM participation rates increased, church participation rates have decreased. Church isn’t necessary any longer - nor is “God” as a controlling factor. Social Media will now be the means of control.

SM rates up:
www.google.com...

Church participation down:
news.gallup.com...

Then you tie in the Catholic Church being the largest by count of global members and the problems they had with priests - which were all over SM. Add to that the observation that the pope tends to side with social media these days and it makes you wonder what the long game is to turning SM into the collective “global religion”.

www.pewresearch.org...

en.m.wikipedia.org...

It all goes back to SM. It’s literally the greatest control/oversight/regulatory system that has ever existed - even greater than the church.



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 12:26 AM
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I know that a certain small percentage of people using social media are genuinely transparent in their honesty regarding what they post, but IMO most people are padding their social media resume, if not out right lying about themselves. So the question boils down to, "Do they have software that can determine the truth on social media?"

If they really cared I think they would try to determine who is exaggerating, telling half truths or down right lying, but I doubt they could ever establish anything as fact. Ultimately the information they glean from social media is so heavily tainted that the most they could do is compare the information with other sources like surveillance cameras, GPS tracking, phone conversations, and bank records. Of course after gathering all that information, the stuff on social media isn't needed to complete your "Social Media" score.

They know enough about you to form an opinion on how you "Score" and what they lack can easily be found without referring to your social media data. Obviously the "Social Media Score" isn't about social media, this is something else because they have your number already.



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 04:03 AM
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originally posted by: loam
People have been warned of this for years.

Total crickets.

I'm starting to fall into the camp that people deserve the hell hole they're creating for themselves.

So Google, Facebook and Twitter now not only get to assess what speech I'm permitted to place on their platforms, but get to decide how worthy of a person I am?

But Orange man is the big threat.... Absurd.




Over the years on this site I've been railing against the rise of corporations using their buying power to subvert and use government to screw over the little people.

Which has been met with the same old tired diatribe..." You're a socialist,you just want want other people's hard earned money " Yada Yada Yada.

Now these very same corporations are now openly using this influence to continue their dominance over us little people, it's only now an issue !

I fail to understand this line of thinking , I mean like how is it only now a problem, the writing has been on the wall for years, we've had our rights whittled away little by little, the free market has been closed little by little but now it's a real problem because we aren't allowed to use these platforms to express our distaste in them.

We the people are no doubt our own worst enemy.



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

I feel it every waking minute now. This country is about to fall
ito communism. And I fear that when the hammer comes down
here it will make all previous examples of communism look like
a song and dance class. Because to achieve the one world gov.
under communist rule. They will be looking to crush into the
ground even the ashes of the population preceding. That's why
I'm scared to death for my kids and my grand children. Socialism
is in full view now. I imagine the hammer is about to drop with
an assassination and simultaneous blitz. An absolutely brutal
coupe d'tat and merciless holocaust blitz. The incinerators will
run non stop for a year. And they want to disarm me? PhuFFFF!
F@%^#!# right!



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 07:51 AM
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First Off: Is Above Top Secret considered social media?


If so, how will our flags, stars, karma - howzit all gonna affect our social media (SM) score???


So theoretically, if one has no SM activity/accounts/contacts/etc. would their SM score be zero?
Then is it like AI-induced up or down votes depending on the perception of your social media content & where posted?

The Orville did an episode about SM scores running amok on some planet to the point of execution.

Just asking for a friend unless ATS counts towards/against my SM score, then I'm screwed.

ganjoa


edit on 27-8-2019 by ganjoa because: pesky emoji things



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 08:43 AM
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Couldn't this system fall under a constitutional rights violation?

For those of us who want nothing to do with this crap, wouldn't it be unreasonable search and seizure or possible free speech suppression?

I'm not a legal expert so go easy on me.

Just asking.



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 10:56 AM
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The mark of the beast... a reply to: loam



posted on Aug, 27 2019 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaChaser

I am so happy I only used FB for like 2 years and then completely deleted my account. Not only was it a waste of time and privacy concern, now it is being used as a de-facto judge in some virtual kangaroo court.

ATS is too interesting to quit, and I think pretty much any posts are innocuous time-killers.

The question is, when will they start penalizing people like me for NOT using a 'real' social media like FB or Twitter?




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