ELDER PATRIOT – On November 23rd we warned you that that Facebook was planning to limit the free speech of critics of the global anti-American sovereignty movement.
At that time we warned, “When President Obama turned over control of the Internet to a multilateral body this past October 1st the wheels were put in motion for the United Nations to gain final control of the Internet.”
We then quoted the New York Times report on Facebook noting that, “The social network has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity because the tool is confidential. The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market where the social network has been blocked, these people said. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added.”
At that time we cautioned that the plan was to use that software to restrict contrarian opinion in the United States.
We noted that, “Mr. Zuckerberg ha[d] already come under fire here in America from conservative websites who have seen traffic to their websites’ suppressed by Facebook’s algorithms too many times in the past. The truth of these allegations was confirmed by “anonymous sources at Facebook’s news team who confirmed to Gizmodo that, in addition to suppressing conservative news sources, the company suppresses stories about itself while artificially promoting stories about the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The censorship many of us endured during the electoral campaign was only a portent of things to come. Full throttle control of the news coming across your news feeds is now underway under a wholly fabricated contention that it is the media’s obligation to first determine what’s true before you get to see it.
Over the past few days we have witnessed a marked decline in traffic to our websites while various leftists have been naming Alex Jones, Breitbart, The Drudge Report and yours truly as targets they want to silence permanently.
Thanks to investigative journalist Aaron Klein of Breitbart’s Jerusalem Division, we know why. Klein reports that:
“The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles.
“Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.”
“IFCN is hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. A cursory search of the Poynter Institute website finds that Poynter’s IFCN is openly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and the National Endowment for Democracy.
There are three aspects of Klein’s findings that should alarm free speech advocates:
- The filter of “third party” fact checking organizations is exactly how the Chinese censor the Internet for what their citizens get to see.
- Facebook’s history of advocating for globalist policies has led to previous suppression of reporting that later proved to be true. This included, but is in no way limited to, denying the problems posed by the nearly unfettered welcoming of Muslim immigrants into Europe and Hillary Clinton’s ties to George Soros, Saudi Arabia, China and other radical anti-American forces.
- Google Chrome joined in the censoring when it pulled its ads from websites that question the globalist movement under the pretext that the news is false.
All of this threatens your access to information so that you may make your own informed decisions. So-called “fake news” has a very high bar to clear before it is accepted as truth. First it must be believable. Then it must overcome the massive $1.8 trillion mainstream media’s megaphone that is virtually unanimous in promoting the pro-globalist movement.
We believe you are smart enough to discern fact from fiction. Why don’t Facebook, Google Chrome and the mainstream media give you the same credit?