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The wild west has echoed down in history as a time where progress outstripped governmental control but in reality it was a very short lived period of time. In our own times the cyber-realm has become something of a wild west however the forces of centralised control are rapidly mobilising to impose their control over the internet and shut down the free expression that has been enjoyed by many up to now

 

The technological noose is being tightened!

 

The dictionary definition of slavery is to be a hopeless victim of a dominating influence and that would certainly define the technocratic world that is being constructed around us. Clearly the elites agenda is a technocratic one where they are able to use hi-technology to micro-manage every aspect of peoples lives. Initially it will mould our perceptions and nudge us in the directions they want us to go but in time it will become more controlling and will coerce and cajole and ultimately decide who gets to exist and who doesn't and what quality of life people may have

 

In this newspaper article in the post below they speak about a new law being proposed that could allow the hosters of websites to be held accountable if others post content deemed to be politically incorrect by the technocrats. An obvious problem with this is that the technocrats could simply have their own minions post non-PC material onto websites that they wish to see taken down and then move to prosecute them. The salient civil liberties issue here is who will decide what is or is not acceptable for people to discuss online?

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Internet crackdown raises fears for free speech in Britain

Critics say online harms white paper could lead to North Korean-style censorship

Alex Hern@alexhern

Mon 8 Apr 2019 17.57 BST

Critics of the government’s flagship internet regulation policy are warning it could lead to a North Korean-style censorship regime, where regulators decide which websites Britons are allowed to visit, because of how broad the proposals are.

The mooted legislation, launched on Monday in the online harms white paper, covers any website that “allows users to share or discover user-generated content, or interact with each other online”, a definition which potentially covers vast areas of the internet.

As well as social media companies and discussion forums, any site with comment sections, crowdsourced reviews or individual user profile pages falls under that definition, encompassing everything from online news sites to video game stores.

The regulation imposes a duty of care on affected sites, holding them liable for restricting “behaviours which are harmful but not necessarily illegal”. A site that does not fulfil its duty of care could be fined, its senior managers held criminally liable or the regulator could demand the site be blocked entirely.

The proposed rules, and the creation of a regulator to enforce them, are part of a wide-ranging series of recommendations that attempt to tackle the spread of material related to terrorism, child abuse, self-harm and suicide on the internet.

The white paper, unveiled on Monday, comes following growing pressure on the government to act in the wake of the death of teenager Molly Russell, whose father believed that exposure to images of self-harm on social media was a factor in her taking her own life.

The technological noose is being tightened

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/08/online-laws-threaten-freedom-of-speech-of-millions-of-britons

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The 'nudging' of perception so subtle that most won't even notice it and will continue living within a perception bubble created for them by the likes of GAFAM (google, apple, facebook, amazon and microsoft):

 

The Myth of the Unbiased Search Engine

 

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I so miss the 90s muir, and I mean all aspects of the 90s from the internet, the music, the illegal smoking of green stuff....I HATE THE FUTURE!

 

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Just now, MagnumPO'd said:

I so miss the 90s muir, and I mean all aspects of the 90s from the internet, the music, the illegal smoking of green stuff....I HATE THE FUTURE!

 

 

simpler times man!

 

in the future the green stuff will be genetically modified and sprayed with monsanto poison and the music will be created by machines. The internet will simply be an narcissistic echo chamber of politically correct virtue signalling

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The big tech companies are really just a front for the intelligence services...

Silicon Valley and "communication weapons of war”

What a Western Electric advert from 1944 can teach us about Google and Facebook

Apr 1

I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research in the archives when I stumbled on a 1944 pamphlet from Western Electric, the old American techno-telephone monopolist. It’s called “Circuits for Victory” and its 40 glossy, slickly produced pages are dedicated to one thing: celebrating all the ways that the company’s telecommunication technology helps the United States government fight and win wars.

The pamphlet is a historical document, but if you squint at it right and replace “Western Electric” with, say, “Facebook” or “Google” or “Amazon,” you actually get an accurate sense of what Silicon Valley monopolies are today: privatized extensions of American Empire.

Since the dot com boom, Silicon Valley has been selling itself to the world as a new breed of global corporation — neutral platforms that sit on top of the world, unconcerned with and totally removed from American geopolitical and national security interests. The public believed it. Even Silicon Valley people believed it. It was the dawn of a new depoliticized corporate internationalism. It was all about a utopian technological revolution that would connect and empower people, regardless of their nationality or language. Indeed, Silicon Valley was supposed to make “the nation” obsolete.

Of course, this was always a transparent sham.

And perhaps the one positive thing that’s come out of RussiaGate — and the ridiculous mainstream belief that Russia attacked American democracy with Internet memes — is that no one believes this Silicon Valley global utopianism anymore.

RussiaGate forced Silicon Valley to publicly admit something that I’ve been saying for years — something that is at the core of the thesis of my book, Surveillance Valley: American Internet companies are not abstract global platforms, but privatized instruments of American geopolitical power.

It’s out in the open now. Even Google CEO Sundar Pichai admits it — and Donald Trump blasts it out to the world:

These days, the industry’s corporate utopian internationalism is being gradually replaced with something much closer to the politics that have always been in the background: a politics of patriotism and militarism.

And our political and media class is right along with them, and driving this change:

Democrats, Republican, diplomats, intelligence officials, journalists, and thinktankers of all types are now in full agreement: the Internet is a dangerous weapon that needs to be restricted. It is too dangerous to not be regulated under a National Security regime.

Not that long ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein berated attorneys from Google, Facebook and Twitter for allowing “the Russian” to turn the Internet into an anti-American weapon: “What we're talking about is a cataclysmic change. What we're talking about is a major foreign power with the sophistication and ability to involve themselves in a presidential election … You bear this responsibility. You've created these platforms…and you have to be the ones to do something about it.” And she followed up with a threat: either Silicon Valley finds a solution voluntarily, or the government will.

Or, as Fred Kaplan — Slate’s national security man — put it: “Openness allows the free exchange of ideas and expression of dissent but also leaves the system, and everyone in it, prey to criminals, terrorists, and, in this case, foreign spies and propagandists: all of them shrouded in anonymity … It may be time to impose some regulations on this system.”

Censoring the Internet because it’s too free and doesn’t protect us from “the Russians” — this is the acceptable elite opinion in American politics today.

And Silicon Valley has done exactly that.

On top of racking up military contracts, they’ve started opaquely self-regulating and policing their platforms like the geopolitical tools that they are. They’ve increased cooperation with intelligence agencies and are now partnering with all sorts of shady national security thinktanks and outfits — including New Knowledge, Atlantic Council, and the German Marshall Fund. They censoring and “moderating” their platforms in defense of American “national security” — which, in today’s political reality, means going after “the Russians” and silencing voices that oppose America’s corporate and military power.

read on here https://yasha.substack.com/p/american-tech-giants-and-their-communication

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Ban children from the internet instead of the government treating all adults as if they are children

 

We are seeing a big crack down in what the corporate media and government talking heads are calling 'anti-vaxers' ie anyone who questions the safety record of vaccines

 

But when we consider that $4 billion in compensation has already been paid out in US vaccine courts to vaccine damaged children and that they represent only a tiny fraction of vaccine damaged children who were permitted through the excessively stringent application process and that many children who suffer adverse effects from vaccines are either not reported to their doctors or are reported but the doctors then don't pass on that information to VAERs then we can begin to see that those compensated are only a small tip of a much larger iceberg

 

If we also take into account the fact that vaccines affect gene expression so that people may even develop ailments that they don't even link to vaccines in their own minds then we can consider that it is perfectly reasonable and in fact RESPONSIBLE for people to be discussing vaccine safety. The industry is not motivated to enure safety for a number of reasons because they want to safeguard their profits and are protected from litigation by laws that prevent people suing vaccine companies for damage caused by their products. The vaccine industry is unique in this regard

 

Further to this the big pharamaceutical companies can then make further profits from producing products that then treat the symtpoms of the ailments caused by their vaccines so there are a raft of reasons why the industry is not incentivised to ensure vaccine safety

 

So if they won't do it and the bought and paid for government regulators won't do it then the only people who can are the public themselves who can inform each other of the dangers.

 

If we consider that the government dleiberately increases poverty by allowing tax breaks for the rich while bailing out failed mega-corporations then how are we supposed to believe that the government actually cares about our health when it doesn't care about our economic health? Its not logical

 

While destroying our economic wellbeing they simultaneously insist that they care about vaccinating us to supposedly safeguard our health! It seems that vaccinating us is the only regard in which they care about us so shouldn't we find that a bit suspicious?

 

Here is Richie Allen discussing the law that the british parliament is proposing to censor the internet to shut down free speech over issues like vaccines. I personally believe as a rule of thumb in education not prohibition but with the internet if they must ban something then surely they should ban children from the internet? if the internet is such a toxic environment then surely the solution is to ban children from it instead of treating adults like children and micro-managing them?

 

We legislate against children smoking, drinking and driving to protect them from harm so why not also ban them from the internet? This would protect them from the toxic effects of social media and encourage them to pursue more healthy options with their time. Perhaps also children should be banned from taking mobile phones to school as they would enable children to then access the toxic internet outside of parental oversight and also enable cyber bullying and exposure to harmful content whilst also providing children with a constant distraction from their school work

 

The Richie Allen Show - Monday April 8th 2019

 

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I first went online in 1996. The Internet was different then, more moderate, innocent to an extent, although dial-up was rubbish. I guess global overlords are finally taking exception to folk rejecting official lines and want to control, even silence, debate. I can't see any mileage in this. I don't see how they can fully police it. It's like trying to control copyright - music, games and film - it will never be 100% successful.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Pre-Raphaelite said:

I first went online in 1996. The Internet was different then, more moderate, innocent to an extent, although dial-up was rubbish. I guess global overlords are finally taking exception to folk rejecting official lines and want to control, even silence, debate. I can't see any mileage in this. I don't see how they can fully police it. It's like trying to control copyright - music, games and film - it will never be 100% successful.

 

The letter of a law isn't always what matters but how it is applied. This law will be targetted at specific websites where people are able to discuss matters outsiide fo the official narratives. Their whole rotten conspiracy is built upon foundations of lies and in order to preserve those lies and stop the whole thing coming crashing down to earth they must maintain their false narratives. To achieve that they are seeking to silence any avenues for information that challenges their narratives

 

UK Column News - 10th April 201

 

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The reason they want to shut you down Luke is BECAUSE you have been right again and again. Just by being out there and being right you expose the entire sham lie factory that is the corporate media...you undermine the false narratives that underpin their agenda

IMPORTANT: Luke Rudkowski & WeAreChange BANNED On Wikipedia For Exposing Russian Collusion Hoax!

 

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Tech Censorship: Instagram Bans Pro-Trump Cartoonist Ben Garrison

Published 2 days ago on Apr 16, 2019

By Tom Pappert

 

Pro-Trump political cartoonist Ben Garrison was banned from Instagram earlier today, as the platform claimed he posted hate speech and violated the platform’s terms.

Garrison discovered his ban when logging into the platform today. He was greeted with a notification seeming to suggest the cartoonist posted something the platform considers “hate speech,” however, it is unclear what may have been offensive about his post.

“We removed your post because it doesn’t follow our Community Guidelines on hate speech or symbols,” the notification read. “If you violate our guidelines again, your account may be restricted or disabled.”

When Garrison attempted to accept the notification and access his count, he received a second notification informing him “Your account has been disabled for violating our terms.”

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/tech-censorship-instagram-bans-pro-trump-cartoonist-ben-garrison/

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Britain's press freedom is at risk from 'heavy-handed' national security laws making it worse than Ghana, Latvia and Namibia, campaigners warn

  • Reporters Without Borders sounded the alarm over ‘worrying trends’ in the UK
  • It said UK had robust independent media but was limited by ‘heavy-handed’ laws
  • Organisation singled out ‘Section 40’ and the Government’s failure to repeal it

By Katherine Rushton Media And Technology Ediotr For The Daily Mail

Published: 06:00, 18 April 2019 | Updated: 08:15, 18 April 2019

The freedom of the Press is at risk from Britain’s ‘heavy-handed’ laws, a campaign group has warned.

Reporters Without Borders sounded the alarm over ‘worrying trends’ in the UK that make it ‘one of the worst-ranked Western European countries’ for Press freedom.

It said Britain had robust independent media but was limited by ‘heavy-handed’ laws – often designed to protect national security but which go too far.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6934165/Britains-press-freedom-risk-heavy-handed-national-security-laws.html

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Breitbart, The Federalist Banned As Sources From Some Media Sites

 

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Google 'disables' Press TV’s YouTube account without prior warning

Fri Apr 19, 2019 03:34AM [Updated: Fri Apr 19, 2019 08:52AM

Google has blocked Press TV and Hispan TV's access to their official accounts on the technology company's platforms, including YouTube and Gmail, without prior notice, citing “violation of policies”.

“Your Google Account was disabled and can’t be restored because it was used in a way that violates Google’s policies,” Google said in a message that appears after Press TV tries to log into its account.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/04/19/593779/Google-Youtube-presstv-hispantv-channel-close

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MASS Surveillance State In Australia! - Chinese Style Cashless Society Coming SOON!

 

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Preferred Pronouns or Prison

 

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Great article from davids headlines today, worth reading the full piece:

 

Are “Conspiracy Theories” Tearing Society Apart Or Saving Us From Destruction?

Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:44 Brandon Smith

The phrase “conspiracy theory” is often used by establishment agencies, the mainstream media and useful idiots as a tool to dismiss legitimate evidence or viewpoints that disagree with their predetermined version of events. This method of propaganda was not always as widespread as it is today. The phrase was not “created” by the CIA, but it was in fact weaponized by them in the 1960's after the assassination of John F. Kennedy with the express purpose of shutting down rational debate.

CIA memo 1035-960, circulated within the CIA in 1967 and exposed through a freedom of information act request by the New York Times in 1976, outlines strategies the agency would use to shut down critics of the Warren Commission Report. Specifically, they suggested the accusation of “conspiracy” with negative connotations attached, predominantly in mainstream books and articles. This was indeed done through the CIA's many puppets in the media, and the concept of “conspiracy theory” as a pejorative was born.

Through the use of strawman arguments, red herring fallacies and sophistry, the incredible scale of evidence (exposed by investigators like New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison) suggesting the Warren Commission was either corrupt or ignorant in its findings was buried in a flurry of hatchet jobs and hit pieces. And this was the goal, of course; to attack the messenger and silence the truth without having to go through the ugly process of directly confronting the truth.

Until recently, this strategy was highly effective. Attacking a person as a “conspiracy theorist” was the only tool critics really needed to keep a piece of evidence or a concrete viewpoint from going viral. Conspiracy theory is equated to insanity, or stupidity, or buffoonery. Everyone knows a conspiracy theorist is not to be taken seriously, so why waste time listening to what they have to say in the first place?

It should come as no surprise that conspiracy REALITY is not something these people want entertained by the public. Conspiracies are a fact of history. Governments lie, all the time, and they have been caught doing it. The media lies, constantly, and has been caught doing it. Yet, we are supposed to ignore this and assume that anyone daring to stand contrary to government and media claims is some kind of lunatic?

In the past 5-10 years, however, things have been changing. Suddenly, anti-establishment views and investigations of corruption are bulldozing the mainstream scripted narrative, and the elites and the media are bewildered. They can see they are losing control of popular thought and they are disturbed, to say the least. A steady stream of articles and essays have been flooding the MSM recently lamenting the rise of “conspiracy culture” and warning of the “death of democracy” if this is allowed to continue.

read on here http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3728-are-conspiracy-theories-tearing-society-apart-or-saving-us-from-destruction

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On 4/8/2019 at 10:02 PM, muir said:

The wild west has echoed down in history as a time where progress outstripped governmental control but in reality it was a very short lived period of time. In our own times the cyber-realm has become something of a wild west however the forces of centralised control are rapidly mobilising to impose their control over the internet and shut down the free expression that has been enjoyed by many up to now

 

 

If this is going to impact on idiots...the cabal can't be all bad.

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On 4/11/2019 at 12:07 AM, Pre-Raphaelite said:

I first went online in 1996. The Internet was different then, more moderate, innocent to an extent, although dial-up was rubbish. I guess global overlords are finally taking exception to folk rejecting official lines and want to control, even silence, debate. I can't see any mileage in this. I don't see how they can fully police it. It's like trying to control copyright - music, games and film - it will never be 100% successful.

 

 

They are adept at burying real information so that it can't be found whilst putting out their BS.

 

 

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On 4/19/2019 at 8:32 PM, muir said:

The phrase “conspiracy theory” is often used by establishment agencies, the mainstream media and useful idiots

Oddly enough Rupert seems to use the word conspiracy rather often on this forum.

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With the internet, all we are seeing now is the same as when the Elites gained control of the 'printed press' and television, in order to control the narrative that was 'fed' to the unsuspecting population-at-large.

 

Up until now, they haven't been able to 'control' the narrative or discourse through general internet channels and websites, as there is so much information freely available.

 

There will reach a point where peoples' only access to the internet will be through Facebook, Twitter and Google, and those organisations will ultimately control what you are allowed to access elsewhere.

 

There has already been a narrative established of a 'dark web', where paedophiles exchange sick images, and where drug dealers sell weapons and drugs (which probably does happen), but then how soon is it before 'exchanging alternative ideas' to the mainstream narrative also becomes lumped into the 'dark web' line.

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On 4/9/2019 at 7:07 AM, MagnumPO'd said:

I so miss the 90s muir, and I mean all aspects of the 90s from the internet, the music, the illegal smoking of green stuff....I HATE THE FUTURE!

 

I miss the 70's, the music, the illegal smoking of green stuff etc etc., books (bugger showing my age now)

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On 5/4/2019 at 7:47 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

With the internet, all we are seeing now is the same as when the Elites gained control of the 'printed press' and television, in order to control the narrative that was 'fed' to the unsuspecting population-at-large.

 

yup in the early 1900's the morgan banking interests (rothschild asset) bought up 25 of the largest newspapers in the US as they deemed that was what was necessary to control the output of the daily news

 

Now the race is on for them to control the internet as you say through the big tech companies who all have ties to the intelligence agencies

 

GooTube: Now With Less Corbett Report!

 

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