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Fighting Fake News: Back Door Trick to Enact Censorship

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Don’t be fooled by all the talk of fighting fake news. Do you know what it’s really all about? Censorship.

Fighting fake news

is the new pretext given by the ruling cabal in many nations to enact censorship via the back door. Amid the rallying cries of “We must fight fake news!” both France (under would-be dictator Macron) and now Brazil are attempting to pass legislation to ban political content on the web that the government deems to be fake news. There is a theme to this, as it follows on from many acts of censorship in 2016 and 2017. Whether it’s Twitter shadowbanning, Facebook rolling our fake news checkers or deleting entire accounts, YouTube embarking upon soft censorship through forced sign-ins or hard censorship by deleting entire channels, Google’s search engine hiding websites (by de-ranking them) or – worst of all – Google demonetizing content and sites not to its liking, censorship is clearly getting worse and threatening to overtake a free and open internet.

All in the Name of Fighting Fake News

The big corporations of the internet have shown their true colors on the issue of censorship vs. free speech. Amazon has been caught banning certain books from being sold on its platform, e.g. in 2015 it decided to ban Jim Fetzer’s book No One Died at Sandy Hook, which exposed the false flag mass shooting at Sandy Hook. In reaction to the whole “Russian meddling in the US election saga”, which is itself fake news and a tempest in a teapot, Facebook decided to get tough and enlist the help of international fact checkers to do your thinking for you and decide for you what is real news and what is fake news. Funnily enough, it was recently reported that the rollout didn’t go so well, so for the time being Facebook has canned the idea because it was making things worse! Facebook has also been caught banning posts on certain topics (e.g. with NaturalNews.com and their posts on gun control) or even deleting entire accounts of users it didn’t like (as recently happened with David Icke, whose 700,000+ follower account just got reinstated after being down for 6 days due to an “error” – yeah right).

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If fighting fake news is so important, why not ban the MSM? That should take care of most of it …

Twitter is no stranger to censorship either, with its employees boasting of shadow banning (aka stealth banning, ghost banning or comment ghosting), meaning blocking a user or their content from an online community without the user realizing they have been banned. At one point Google publicly floated the idea of deranking and delisting certain sites (they mentioned Russian sites RT and Sputnik), but they later did a U-Turn and claimed they would not be doing that. Obviously, it is easily within their power to tamper with algorithms to include or exclude anything they want, and virtually no one would ever know the search results were being skewed due to Google’s own ideological bias. Google was caught doing this in favor of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential elections. Indeed, after the firing of ex-Google employee James Damore (who has now initiated a class action lawsuit due to his dismissal), we have to wonder whether bias isn’t already coded into Google’s algorithms just as a result of their orthodoxy and culture (left-wing and promoting diversity at all costs). Recently, Breitbart reported that Google’s fact-checking almost exclusively targets conservative or right wing media.

It’s not just Google itself. Google-owned YouTube has been embarking on campaigns of both soft censorship and hard censorship. In many ways, soft censorship is more insidious, because then the company can claim plausible deniability and refuse to admit they are even engaged in censorship. In this case, soft censorship refers to when YouTube technically allows people to watch a video, but makes it difficult by putting barriers in the way, e.g. by claiming the content is “age-restricted” (forcing you to open an account, give your details to YouTube and prove that you are of mature age) or using other ways to force you to sign in before being allowed to watch the video. The adpocalypse of 2017 as it was called was perhaps closer to hard censorship, and involved a sweeping demonetization of videos due to “inappropriate content” for advertisers. Finally, YT has actually deleted entire channels on occasion, such as the deletion of ActivistPost’s account last year in 2017.

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Fighting fake news is really about the end goal of narrowing the “allowable”, “permissable” or even “legal” range of thought … censorship and perception management.

It’s Not Just Fighting Fake News; Censorship Also Thriving under Pretext of Fighting Terrorism, Fighting Hate Speech and Being Political Correct

Fighting fake news gives would-be tyrants a great excuse to censor, however free speech is also being eroded by the equally vague and nebulous concepts of terrorism and hate speech. The term fake news rose to prominence right around the time that Donal Trump was elected in November 2016, yet there is hardly a clear and widely-agreed upon definition for the phrase. It often gets used by people who seek to criticize information they don’t like, dismiss allegations against them, or even to defend themselves when faced with an unflattering report about themselves. As Glenn Greenwald writes:

Yet, as many have long been warning, few people, if any, ever bothered to define what the term [fake news] actually means. As a result, it’s incredibly vague, shifting, and devoid of consistent meaning. Do any news articles that contain false, significant assertions qualify? Is there some intent requirement, and if so, what is it and how is determined (does recklessness qualify)? Can large mainstream outlets such as the Washington Post, Le Monde, and Globo be guilty of publishing “fake news” and thus subject to this censorship, or is it — as one expects — reserved only for small, independent blogs and outlets that lack a powerful corporate presence?

Ill-defined terms that become popularized in political discourse are, by definition, terms of propaganda rather than reliable, meaningful indicators of problems. And invariably, they wreak all kinds of predictable havoc and inevitably give rise to abuses of power. More than anything else, such terms — which, by design, mean whatever the powerful groups wielding them want them to mean — so often produce arbitrary censorship in the name of combatting them. Just consider two similarly ill-defined but popular propagandistic terms — “terrorism” and “hate speech” — which have been appropriated by governments all over the world to justify the most extreme, repressive powers.

The fake war on terror has given the West – especially the US and UK – lots of mileage to suppress its own citizens. Egypt and Saudi Arabia also jumped in on the act with censorship laws based on terrorism. As for hate speech, it has been used to silence all sorts of opinions including those opposing Zionism and Israel’s continuous theft and murder against the Palestinians – because if you criticize Israel then you must be anti-semitic, right (even though true Judaism and Zionism are mutually exclusive)?

Political correctness is nothing but censorship at the end of the day. It is intolerance disguised as tolerance. As George Carlin said, it is fascism pretending to be manners. There is no right “not to be offended.” It is becoming more and more ludicrous as each year passes, with groups making lists of approved and non-approved terms and insisting that people using the non-approved, “politically incorrect” terms are therefore committing microaggressions against the people who hear them. How much more are we going to take before our range of “permissible” thoughts has been utterly diminished?

When you put all these nebulous but lethal terms together – national security, war on terror, terrorism, hate speech and fake news – it pretty much allows the government to do anything it wants to you, anytime, anywhere, including searching you, robbing you, jailing you and killing you!

Final Thoughts

Watch out anytime politicians invent a new talking point term which is vague and indefinable. That vagueness can be used against you. Fighting fake news is a joke. People are people. As long as humans have had free will and the ability to speak or write, there has always been the possibility of people lying, omitting, distorting or making false claims. It’s part of being alive to develop your discernment and work out what is true or false. Never allow government to pretend it can do this, for the result will always be that the ruling class filters out what its doesn’t want you to know out of self-interest and a desire for more power and control.

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Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.

Sources:

*https://theintercept.com/2018/01/10/first-france-now-brazil-unveils-plans-to-empower-the-government-to-censure-the-internet-in-the-name-of-stopping-fake-news/

*http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/sandy-hook-3rd-anniversary-hoodwinked/

*http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/fake-news-russian-propaganda-censorship/

*http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/icfn-international-fact-checking-network/

*http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/12/21/facebook-ditches-fake-news-flag-making-problem-worse/

*http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/11/twitter-employees-brag-about-shadow-banning-users-video/

*http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/10/googles-fact-checking-feature-almost-exclusively-targets-conservative-media/

*http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/political-correctness-language-thought-control/

*https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-censorship/egypt-blocks-21-websites-for-terrorism-and-fake-news-idUSKBN18K307

*https://www.huffingtonpost.com/committee-to-protect-journalists/saudi-arabia-steps-up-cen_b_5398145.html

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17 Responses to Fighting Fake News: Back Door Trick to Enact Censorship

  1. bluewater Reply

    January 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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  2. bluewater Reply

    January 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

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  3. bluewater Reply

    January 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    For all the Indoctrinated SHEEPLE, PHD Ego so called intellectuals and commentators who are brain washed and ASLEEP or internet trolls and AI bots…your FAKE NEWS and Bullsh*t is destroyed in 3 mins

    The Flat Earth Psy-Op is DEAD!
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  4. bluewater Reply

    January 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Here is SOME REAL NEWS for those that are not ASLEEP
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    Artificial Intelligence and Genetically Modifying Humans…MIND CONTROL,SECRET SPACE PROGRAM,BLOODLINES,VACCINES..
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    Dark Lab survivor, Starfire was born into the Illuminati and donated for experiments. She describes autism vaccines, brain implant technology and mind control products.The American military-medical-industrial complex recruited aerospace Nazi doctors to America using Operation Paperclip.Are humans being genetically modified to be more compatible with artificial intelligence for life in space?–Anna Starfire

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  5. bluewater Reply

    January 13, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    How we got to this Fake World
    BANKERS,NEW YORK to MIDDLE EAST,TRUMP,PUTIN,KISSINGER,ASSAD…
    deliberate and rampant psychological warfare being played against us – Israeli’s, Palestinain’s,Russian’s, Iranians,Euroepean’s,American’s and Eskimos alike.
    We are enmeshed in a web of lies and deceit that is a scientific process like never before. Propaganda is five layers deep. Just when you think you understand the game, another variable pops up.
    HyperNormalisation

    https://youtu.be/-fny99f8amM

  6. bluewater Reply

    January 14, 2018 at 9:07 pm

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  7. Starry Reply

    January 15, 2018 at 8:55 am

    All is true, yet not one person is willing to state the obvious except bluewater.

  8. bluewater Reply

    January 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Q: STRINGS CUT – THERE IS NO ESCAPE FOR THE CLINTONS

    https://youtu.be/zG30G7sqNnQ

  9. Adaline Reply

    January 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Excellent article, thank you

  10. bluewater Reply

    January 17, 2018 at 12:59 am

    MockingBird In Hawaii Alert Center Hours Before Missile Warning.

    https://youtu.be/H7w15btzUkQ

  11. bluewater Reply

    January 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hawaii False Flag:
    There was TWO missiles that were SHOT DOWN…
    It was a FALSE FLAG to blame NORTH KOREA,to start WW3.

    FROM JIM STONE:
    UPDATE: NEW EVIDENCE!!! WITH VERY GOOD REASON I REPEAT: ISRAEL IS NOW SHORT A DOLPHIN 2 SUBMARINE AND ANYONE WITH A DIFFERENT STORY IS FULL OF IT.

  12. bluewater Reply

    January 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    1-16-2018
    FLU…that is being dumped is a CHEMICAL WEAPON.
    clean your Nostrils with SEA SALT and lukewarm water.
    use essential oils on the bottom of your feet when you go to sleep.
    use a Diffuser..USE FULL SPECTRUM LIGHT BULBS (SUNLIGHT)…NOT FLUORESCENT.If YOU can… USE INCANDESCENT which are expensive (SUNLIGHT).
    -GERMANY. 87,000 Pedophiles arrests but there is way much more.
    -HAWAII FALSE FLAG…People have taken photos of a Diamond shape craft that TOOK OUT a Submarine and Missiles 2 Missiles were shot down by Pleiadians. The USA Military was contacted,but they were not ready to do it,so the Pleiadians took care of it!!!
    -URANIUM ONE…The Clintons might be given a PASS on this .PUTIN paid for it…so it has to be handled with KID GLOVES and not get PUTIN ANGRY.
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    -Steven Greer Fake Alien Invasion…..is ridiculous… but to many are STILL ASLEEP..IF YOU SEE ETS..just live your LIFE..forget it!!!

  13. bluewater Reply

    January 18, 2018 at 12:12 am

    From Jim Stone..EX NSA
    go to his sites to see photos

    http://82.221.129.208/.zk2.html

    FOLKS, THERE IS SOME EFFED UP STUFF GOING ON RIGHT NOW
    UPDATE: I have been all over this for the last few hours and the only explanations are obvious blatant trollage. The pictures are genuine, there are many others of this same event from different angles but these are the best ones, that prove the beam going upward is NOT lens flare, and the event was absolutely massive. There’s no freaking way any kind of a flame like this one (half mile across at least) would not be in the news unless it was classified. FINAL ANSWER.

    These were also called “meteors” by the Pentagon. Folks, this is obvious “Independence day” stuff. I have confirmed the pictures are not fake. I have also confirmed other people got pictures of the same thing but they are not as clear. For the record, there was a real meteor in Michigan last night, but this is an event that is separate from that meteor. CONFIRMED: This city where the beam is coming down was visited by presidents Bush, Obama, and Clinton. That’s VERY odd, when Taylor is ranked 543rd among American cities. Something is there, and it probably just got the death ray.

    UPDATE: The meteor happened in New Haven, and the photo below happened in Taylor on the same night. It is NOT the same event. UPDATE: After gathering a lot more evidence and looking over alternative explanations, I see absolutely no reason to back down on this. You simply can’t explain the light beam in the photo to the right as being anything other than what it appears to be.

    There is definitely something important in Taylor Michigan (or was) because three presidents did indeed visit that town, and it is not a signifiant town by it’s own virtue, being ranked 543rd.
    IMPORTANT: The trolls are VERY sensitive to people posting the fact that three presidents have been to where this event happened, flatly stating it is false. Well folks, look what came up as the first hit:

    Without question something was in Taylor that drew the attention of three consecutive presidents, and it probably just got fried.
    There is, without question, a scorched patch of earth a half mile across smack dab in the heart of the Detroit suburbs, and it is completely expunged from the media. There is simply no other way the picture above, and others that confirm it happened, could possibly happen without massive damage somewhere and the fact no “scorched earth” photos are on the web only proves that whatever happened was classified, the area it happened in is shut off, and people posting about it are getting expunged.
    Too many “meteors”
    There is something going on in space. This morning there was a video of what the Pentagon declared to be a meteor, and it was obviously spacecraft flying back and forth. It was caught on a security camera a woman had set up at her house. I don’t know why I did not save it, and now the video is gone from Youtube.
    All I can do is describe it. There were five different spacecraft that appeared to be friendly to each other flying back and forth at about the same altitude. They appeared to be above the atmosphere at night, with the sun reflecting off of them brightly. They faded in and out, which would indicate that they were doing manouevers in space with the craft reflecting more or less sunlight depending on which way they were turned. It was OBVIOUS UFO activity. I did not think the video would be banned, but it got banned. I did not save it. Too bad.

    The bottom line is that all the reports of meteors, where everything, no matter how much it can’t be a meteor being called one, have to be B.S. There is something going on in space right now, and I’d bet it is related to the missile alarm in Hawaii. That particular event is too well documented to have been anything other than a sub based missile launch, my question is, how exactly did the missile (or missiles) actually get destroyed?

    Due to the fact that I don’t have an answer for exactly how the missiles were shot down, I’m not going to make any statements, but I will say there is without question open and active UFO activity going on right now that needs to be looked into. They could be ours. We all know a lot of tech is hidden but the behavior of the UFO’s in the video that is now deleted did not make it look like people were controlling them, they instead appeared to be operated by an intelligence that functions differently than ours does.

    The title of the video was “Meteorite? I don’t think so” recorded at 8:08 PM (just perfect for having spacecraft be in the sun in space after the sun has set on the ground) on January 16 and it is completely expunged from Youtube now. There’s little question the Pentagon considered it a sensitive issue. Maybe it was our stuff up there and the pentagon did not want video of it circulating but I think there’s more to this than that.

    It is also important to note that it was widely observed, this particular woman saw it along with many others, went home, and checked her security video to see if any of her outdoor cameras caught it, and one caught it perfect.

    EVEN WEIRDER, the video was posted by Lucky Puppy and if you look at that channel you’ll really scratch your head, it was posted by a super high class dog sanctuary, NOT any sort of UFO hoaxer! There’s no freaking way the video was a hoax.
    It originally had this description:

    Around 8:08pm, January 16, 2018, everyone in our community and nearby communities (more than 60 mile radius) reported seeing a bright flash of light in the sky and many people heard a loud BOOM. II thought it was lightening and thunder and then I started thinking… that’s silly, it’s like 10 degrees outside and clear. I called my daughter, who was driving home and she saw it too and she also saw a bright light, like a beam of light in another direction. I checked our outdoor security cameras and this is what I found…. –Let me tell ya, I love living in the country but this creeped me out a little bit. I’m just glad all my kids here have 4 legs and LOTS of teeth. LOL What do you think it is. To be clear, I, personally, don’t believe in aliens.

    My comment: It is one of two things. Alien spacecraft, or black budget spacecraft, operating in space just after dark with the sun hitting them. The craft were operating in a way that made it obvious they were for deep space, not any kind of crap that uses rockets that we already know about. Video DELETED. Gee, I wonder why.

    I think it might be safe to say that there is a nuclear war on the horizon, someone knows about it, and it won’t be happening without interference.

  14. bluewater Reply

    January 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hollyweird OPRAH ……THE HOLLYWOOD AGENDA!!!
    Taking WOMAN Seriously…SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    sorry SATANIC HOLLYWOOD….YOUR FATE is the same as SATANIC HILLARY!!!

    #MeToo: Hollywood Satanic Witches TakeOver!?

    https://youtu.be/imUgPDZnZsc

  15. bluewater Reply

    January 19, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON is explained in this
    EXCELLENT VIDEO about our FUTURE and what MAKIA has told in so many articles…..

    https://youtu.be/TxhjarAB-rE

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