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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Urges European Countries to Censor Political Speech

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, meets China’s president Xi Jinping during negotiations to allow the social media giant to conduct business in the world’s most populous nation.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for Europe to regulate social media on  issues such as political messages, privacy and data portability — or risk losing ground to “authoritarian” rules set down by countries such as China.

Zuckerberg met members of the European Union’s Executive Commission in Brussels on February  15 and  later gave an address at the Munich Security Conference in Germany in which he made his pitch for censoring free speech.

He said regulatory boundaries would give citizens “confidence” that tech giants were following a set of rules agreed by everyone, and that users “don’t want private companies taking decisions on how to balance social equities without a democratic process.”

“I believe our responsibility is to build the operational muscle to be able to enforce policies, fight interference and have good auditing and controls,” he said, but governments should provide “more guidance and regulation … on political advertising or what discourse should be allowed or on [drawing the line between] harmful expression and freedom.”

Zuckerberg said the process would “create trust and better regulation of the internet.” He also emphasised urgency, saying he was “very worried” that countries such as China were encoding “authoritarian values” in their regulation of the internet.

“To encode democratic values, open values, we’ve got to move forward  and move quickly before more authoritarian models get adopted in a lot of places first,” he said.

And yet, as Zuckerberg delivered his pitch to Europeans urging them to regulate free speech on the Internet before China forces the issue, he neglected to acknowledge that he already had caved in to the communist demands for censorship.

Niko Efstathiou writing for World Crunch, detailed Zuckerberg’s nine-year effort to get the communists to allow Facebook into China, and how the Facebook CEO finally caved into China’s demands for total censorship control.

In his January 17, 2018 article, Efstathiou writes:

“It was a handshake nine years in the making.

Amid a mass of red and blue banners — with Facebook’s mission “Making The World More Open And Connected” written in big white letters  — Mark Zuckerberg and Ren Xianliang, China’s deputy head of cyberspace administration, sealed a long-awaited agreement in front of a pulsating crowd of students at Tsinghua University. Having been summarily banned from China in 2009, Facebook was finally re-entering the Chinese market after authorities deemed Facebook’s content-suppression software to be in full compliance with the country’s censorship laws.

“We are very happy that Facebook and China are restoring the world’s faith in the digital space, by making sure that all online issues are related to reality,” Ren declared before the well-orchestrated event, an odd blend of news conference and university pep rally.

Zuckerberg said he was excited to see where 750 million Chinese users would take Facebook’s community. He ended with a salutation in Mandarin, earning a foot-stomping ovation.

With all the smiles at Tsinghua, it was easy to forget how resistant China had been to Facebook’s attempts to enter its booming online market. The ban had come swiftly after independence activists in the Xinjiang region used the social media platform for internal communications. In the years that followed, and despite numerous visits by Zuckerberg, the Beijing authorities remained unyielding in refusing Facebook’s entry past the so-called Great Firewall of China.

The key to reverse the situation first came in 2016 when Facebook began quietly developing a news-filtering software that had the potential to satisfy China’s censorship demands. That project initially provoked controversy, but Donald Trump’s election and the furor around fake news became just the smokescreen the social media giant needed to make its Chinese dream a reality.

Following Trump’s surprise victory, fake news quickly had become the phrase of the moment, following a falsehoods zeitgeist that prompted the Oxford Dictionary to select “post-truth” as its word of the year in 2016. Stories ranging from Pope Francis endorsing Trump for the presidency to Hillary Clinton selling weapons to ISIS sprung up on people’s news feeds in the weeks before the U.S. election.

Political leaders, newspaper editors and tech companies alike expressed concern about the risks that fabricated stories could pose for democracy. Clinton supporters blamed the phenomenon for her loss. Trump, meanwhile, assigned the fake news label to virtually any criticism of him that appeared in the media, making sure to hold on to the “k” in “fake” for extra theatrics.

Initially, Facebook had strongly resisted the idea that it should accept editorial responsibility for the content published on its platform; it was fearful of the costs and the extra regulation this could mean. But under intense public pressure — and a German bill that proposed up to a 500,000-euro fine per fake article — the company began to take steps to demonstrate it was acting against the truly and blatantly made-up stories. In January 2017, after a series of false reports targeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel surfaced on social media, the company released a fake news-filtering mechanism that allowed users to report articles as fake.

The system sent articles flagged by a sufficient number of users to Correctiv, a third-party fact-checking nonprofit staffed by investigative journalists who would work to determine the content’s validity. Stories found to be false were then marked as “disputed” and placed under a restriction by Facebook’s news feed algorithm, with a warning sent to users who chose to share them.

The U.S. version of the system arrived in May, with the fact checking delegated to major American news outlets as well as nonprofits. The Associated Press, ABC News, PolitiFact and Snopes signed on. The initiative earned early praise, with Facebook credited for a bold response to counter the post-truth age.

 Chinese officials quickly began labeling articles critical of their rule “假新闻”: fake news.

But after that initial enthusiasm, the new system quickly took a different turn. A number of the news outlets signed on to fact-check began to lose interest: Up against the armies of trolls, the value of experienced reporters dedicating their time to debunking often obviously absurd pieces seemed questionable amid ever-shrinking newsroom budgets. At the same time, users and media commentators asked why Facebook wasn’t simply removing the posts automatically.

But the controversy took on an entirely different dimension when people realized the tool that would allow this already existed: in China.

The mechanism built for China, unlike the U.S. version, did away with the flaggers and fact-checkers and simply deleted posts based on keyword analysis. Facebook was not responsible for choosing which posts were removed  —  that was handed to a third-party company, which set the keywords.

China almost immediately saw that the frenzy over fake news in Western democracies was an opportunity to expand censorship over their country’s online activity. Chinese officials soon began labeling articles critical of their rule “假新闻”: fake news.

From propaganda to censorship

The blurring of debunking and censorship happened quickly. Facebook had already had a long history of generally obeying foreign governments’ requests to suppress access to content: Between July and December 2015, the company blocked as many as 55,000 pieces of content in about 20 countries. But the new content-suppression mechanism became a faster and far more effective tool for authoritarian governments. Whereas previously the authorities had to make requests, their flaggers and supporters could now do the job for them.

In April 2016, Turkey became the first country to use the content-suppression software to not just restrict circulation and flag stories but also to remove content altogether. Articles deemed “insulting to the president” or to “Turkish identity” often evaporated from Facebook. Zeynep Gülec, a self-exiled former reporter for the newspaper Hürriyet, published an open letter in which she said “fighting for media freedom in Turkey was always hard, but with Facebook’s new tool it has become impossible.”

China, for its part, accepted Facebook’s opening to its market after delegating the fact-checking responsibility to Zhenli, a newly created Chinese company based in Beijing linked to senior Communist officials and staffed by veterans of state-run news agencies.

Back in the U.S., the effects of Facebook’s content filtering were less monolithic but no less momentous. The rollout of the system met with a fierce public backlash and a joint letter from the editors-in-chief of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more than 50 other daily newspapers, giving Zuckerberg a lesson about both the U.S. First Amendment and the costs of playing ball with the Beijing regime.

A faster and far more effective tool for authoritarian governments.

Facebook, which had hired an editorial staff to help manage the filtering, became the focus of intense partisan criticism, particularly from Republicans who said the mechanism was “rigged.” President Trump, for his part, railed against the “pathetic fact-checkers” and “Mark Zuckercrook.” Democrats also attacked the mechanism after a series of embarrassing deletions of ironic posts and those examining troubling issues, such as gun violence and pedophilia. The civil liberties group ACLU filed several suits against the Palo Alto platform for limiting free speech, even when it is false.

Meanwhile, despite the 700 million potential users in China, the development of the past six months that matters most to Mark Zuckerberg is rooted in the U.S., where more and more of the most extreme users on both sides of the political spectrum have begun deleting their Facebook accounts, passing their time instead on two brand new alternative social media platforms that avoided any filtering. Their names, perhaps unsurprisingly, are Rightbook and Leftbook.

~ Grif

 

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Is Covid-19 man made and released from a Wuhan lab? Evidence of genome editing

I’ve been seeing a lot of the same story being told by various media outlets.  All  pushing the same  narrative, “scientists confirm Covid19 is not a manmade bioweapon”.  It’s only fair that I show the other side of the argument.

There is a scientist that says covid-19 is man made and was released from Wuhan lab.  The story was first published on March 2. 2020.

A Taiwanese scientist has claimed Chinese microbiologists probably created coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

Based on the virus unusual structure it is most likely “man made” and there is a theory coronavirus was somehow leaked or released from the Institute of Virology in Wuhan China, said Professor Fang Chi-tai from the National Taiwan University (NTU).

Professor Fang said China’s track record with safety standards and laboratory management has been questioned in the past.

The Professor claims it was very possible that the Wuhan Chinese scientists created the deadly virus by simply adding four amino acids to an existing bat virus, which therefore makes it much easier to transmit to people.

Professor Fang added, “The mutations found in the novel coronavirus are unusual in an academic sense.

“It is indeed possible that it is a man-made product.

“From an academic point of view, it is indeed possible that the amino acids were added to COVID-19 in the lab by humans.”

I should point out that Wuhan has the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It’s a level 4 laboratory that was used to store, handle and research samples of SARS, Ebola and other deadly infectious viruses. Fang mentioned the possibility of the virus being leaked from there due to gross mismanagement.  Fang also said,

Analyses of the Covid-19 virus have shown that it had a 96% genetic similarity with an RaTG13 bat virus also stored at the institute, and that the Covid-19 could be “manufactured” by modifying the RaTG13 virus.

French researchers had discovered four more amino acids in the gene sequence of Covid-19 than other known coronaviruses, which could be added artificially to make the viral transmission easier.

The following was also mentioned,

In February Chinese scientist announced the true cause of the spread of coronavirus, who broke cover and said the oubreak started in a science laboratory in Wuhan yards away from a wet market.

A scientist told how a sick bat attacked the researchers and bled on them and urinated on another, they were then forced to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Biologists Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao published a pre-print entitled “The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus.”

The report describes how “the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.

“We noted two laboratories conducting research on bat coronavirus in Wuhan, one of which was only 280 metres from the seafood market.

“We briefly examined the histories of the laboratories and proposed that the coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory.

To read more click here  and click here.

Evidence for RNA editing in the transcriptome of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

For additional evidence of human influence in  the Coronavirus, I’ve provided a link to a PDF file titled  “Evidence for RNA editing in the transcriptome of 2019 Novel Coronavirus”.

It comes from bioRxiv.  You won’t hear anything about this in main stream news.  I’ve seen 1 article and it was an attempt to debunk the discovery by accusing the scientists of running a “shabby operation”.   Still, the critic never said the discovery was inaccurate.

The 2019-nCoV outbreak has become a global health risk. Editing by host deaminases is an innate
15 restriction process to counter viruses, and it is not yet known whether it operates against
coronaviruses. Here we analyze RNA sequences from bronchoalveolar lavage fluids derived from
two Wuhan patients. We identify nucleotide changes that may be signatures of RNA editing:
Adenosine-to-Inosine changes from ADAR deaminases and Cytosine-to-Uracil changes from
APOBEC ones. A mutational analysis of genomes from different strains of human-hosted
Coronaviridae reveals patterns similar to the RNA editing pattern observed in the 2019-nCoV
transcriptomes. Our results suggest that both APOBECs and ADARs are involved in Coronavirus
genome editing, a process that may shape the fate of both virus and patient.

The scientist behind this discovery are Salvatore Di Giorgio, Filippo Martignano, Maria Gabriella Torcia, Giorgio Mattiuz, Silvestro G. Conticello.

Affiliations:

Core Research Laboratory, ISPRO, Firenze, 50139, Italy.
Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Siena, 53100, Italy.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Firenze 50139, Italy
Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, 56124, Pisa, Italy.

*  bioRxiv is a preprint server for Biology. . Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. However, all articles undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content and for material that might pose a health or biosecurity risk and are checked for plagiarism. No endorsement of an article’s methods, assumptions, conclusions, or scientific quality by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is implied by its appearance in bioRxiv. An article may be posted prior to, or concurrently with, submission to a journal but should not be posted if it has already been accepted for publication by a journal.

To read complete PDF click here.

Click on COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv to view 791 Articles (599 medRxiv, 192 bioRxiv) on Covid-19 and Sars Cov-2.

Anyone wanting to jump deeper into the rabbit hole can click the link below.  It’s a link to one of my personal research archives.  The document  is titled “Patents filed that mentions “coronavirus” before year 2000.  It contains links to  at least 200 patents where the coronavirus is mentioned.  Also included are patent owner, affiliations and all relevant information.  All filed before the year 2000. Too much to post here at FOTM. (It’s just an archive.  Any questions or comments related to the archive must be made here at FOTM). 

For access click here.  You will be asked to provide a password.  Enter “corona”.

Respectfully,

Deplorable Patriot

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The DNC’s use of Stockholm Syndrome

Stock·holm syn·drome

noun: Stockholm syndrome
– feelings of trust or affection felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.


This piece is not exhaustive, but just a glorified tweet about what’s been going on.

Day after day since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the DNC has launched attack after attack on the legally elected president, and against the Americans who voted for him. And they are using their allies in Fake News to make their accusations seem legitimate. “If you don’t belive me, just ask me.”

Here’s my point. The fact that they are allowed to throw a four year tantrum, filled with threats, and not be blocked by some common sense law, is wearing us down. One could begin to reason that maybe if we let these people have their way, maybe they will finally stop hurting us on a daily basis. Yup, that is Stockholm Syndrome, plain and simple. God forbid!!!

They need to be faced with a serious punitive retaliation for this behavior. Their’s is a sick line of reasoning, and cannot be tolerated any more.

My call to all patriots is to never give up, no matter what. Never give up.

That’s all.

~ TD

 

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We The Voters Are Being Impeached

Not just President Trump

I call it the “Inevitable Outcome” strategy

This is a psyop pointed directly at the American people. You know the trick: Al Gore loses an election and throws a tantrum by demanding a recount that stretches for months. Al Franken loses a senatorial election and demands recounts until he has found enough (fraudulent) votes to “win.” Hillary Clinton loses the presidential election and launches an army of deep state operatives bent on driving President Trump out of office. Frankly, it wearies me.

The real attack is on the voters

As each new day comes, with the Demonrat’s Bolshevik Impeachment Circus carrying on, the sense of being personally attacked grows stronger. It’s not just an attack on a politician (President Trump), it is an attack on the American people and the Constitution of the United States.

Like a school yard bully, they will threaten to hurt you if you don’t give them your lunch

That threat hangs in the air with every move we make to restore our nation. Appoint a conservative judge, and expect a bunch of liars to come out of the woodwork mercilessly attacking the candidate with false accusations. Take a conservative stand on air and expect be doxed and to see a screaming mob outside your home.

The one thing the Left wants is power

If we do not give them what they demand, we can expect to see their tantrums escalate until we give in. If we do give in to their demands, the tyranny will become perfect for the hundred year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. There are things worse than death; we must stand against them at all costs.

Where we are now

The Leftist Politicians, together with the News and Entertainment Media, Leftist Academia, Tech Giants, Atifa, and all their hordes are rushing in at us. But as they fully commit and show their true colors, they are unknowingly exposing themselves to the scrutiny of the watching world. They are permanently discrediting themselves from serious consideration of their views in the future.

They have gotten away with this for a long time, but that was largely because they had not been unmasked. Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” was not known for his true allegiance to the devil.

Thankfully now, they have unmasked themselves

…and their ability to deceive will be greatly diminished.

~ TD

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Wednesday funnies!

h/t Cloyd Rivers Burns

DCG

Better than Drudge Report. Check out Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative frontpage founded by ex-military!

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3 million page views since June 20th 2017

WordPress tried to destroy FOTM along with many other conservative blogs

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s election failure, in spite of DNC vote fraud and a complicit lying news media, the tech giants realized that a significant factor in Donald Trump’s success was “alternative” online media. They decided on a comprehensive effort to take down conservative communication.

FOTM was forced to move to new hosting servers, and with the help of some significant IT experts, continued to publish new posts.

Three million visits since that time, and the “Little Blog The Could” is still standing.

With one year before the 2020 presidential election, it is likely the enemies of the Constitution will become more rash in their tactics.

Let’s buckle up for some turbulence, and commit our way to the Lord.

~ TD

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FOTM Approaching a Milestone

In 2017 WordPress began removing conservative blogs

Clustr Map is showing us coming up rapidly on 3 million page views since tech giant, WordPress, tried to snuff us out on August 15, 2018.

Here’s a screen shot from a few minutes ago:

Thank you Lord Jesus for defending us!

~ TD

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Steven Crowder Demands Answers of YouTube’s Gabbard Censorship

YouTube is manipulating searches? Shocker, not.

DCG

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Democrat Smoke Screen

The Democrat Impeachment Effort Is A Smoke Screen

US ARMY Stryker deploying smoke screen

US ARMY Stryker deploying smoke screen

smoke screen noun

Definition of smoke screen

  1. A screen of smoke to hinder enemy observation of a military force, area, or activity
  2. Something designed to obscure, confuse, or mislead

Examples of smoke screen in a Sentence

  • His campaign promises were just a smoke screen.
  • The truth was hidden behind a smoke screen of lies.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoke%20screen


Think of it as a means of distracting the conservatives from the real news.

And that news is the impending collapse of the Leftist Democratic house of cards. All the Democrat players are deeply interconnected. The Clintons, the Obamas, the treasonous FBI and CIA leaders, the media, led by CNN, the abortion mills, the Hollywood perverts, the satanists, the human traffickers and pedophiles, the Leftist professors, the globalists, are all tied together.

Their leaders are aware that one major take-down can lead to all of them falling, and fast. This means they are extremely dangerous. If there were ever a time to expect mass casualty false flag attacks, now is that time.

Let’s keep our eyes on the prize

Instead of focusing on the defense of the President, let’s continue to focus on any way we can lift the covers off the festering evils on the Left.

~ TD

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Conjecture About Artificial Intelligence and The Book of Daniel

“While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.” – Daniel 7:8

This is speculation on my part, but I invite you to entertain the question about the identity of this strange ruler with “eyes like a man.”

Quotes about Artificial Intelligence:

Bill Gates:
“Humans should be worried about the threat posed by AI”.  “I am in the camp that is concerned about artificial intelligence.”

Stephen Hawking:
“AI is likely to be either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity”  “The Development of full artificial Intelligence could spell the end of the human race”

Dave Waters:
“Artificial intelligence (AI) is an infant at best. Once it becomes a teenager and believes it is smarter than its parents will AI rebel?”

As each year goes by, Daniel’s mysterious prophecy seems more prescient.

“Eyes like a man, and  mouth that speaks arrogantly.”
Hmmmm… could this be talking about CNN and the Fake News, or Google and the Tech Giants, or all the common appliances that are actually high tech spy tools?

The HAL 9000 is beginning to look
more like someone else we know.

But I’m not afraid; our God is greater. 

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations;
I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10

TD

For another in depth treatment of the same subject, read this December 10, 2017 article by Dr. Eowyn:

Physicist Geordie Rose recruits techies to create a ‘tsunami’ of AI demons who see humans as ants

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