A new survey published by Blind, a community of verified anonymous professionals, looks into how Facebook employees see the company’s role in maintaining the integrity of the upcoming US election – i.e., curbing election misinformation.
The survey was conducted in the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backpedaling on his previous “free speech” pledge (or his carefully curated narrative about it, if you prefer).
Zoe Buhler, 28, was handcuffed in her lounge room in front of her children. She had created a Facebook event organising a protest in Ballarat, Victoria. Police arrested her and she was charged with incitement on Wednesday. ‘Freedom Day’ event called for people to protest against the lockdown.
One of the most professional, well researched, well referenced site I know of. Does this not send a very clear message about opposing the official narrative? People are moving off FB now I see with the new terms & conditions recently announced. EWR
In a sudden move without explanation, Instagram deletes GreenMedInfo.com’s account, cutting off 90,000 subscribers…But this is likely only the beginning of a great ‘Social Media Purge’ anticipated to unfold as part of the highly engineered response to COVID-19
Facebook says it is developing what appears like a fairly fine-grained way of monitoring sounds occurring in enclosed spaces – spaces that would also be mapped for any objects they contain. And Facebook is relying on artificial intelligence (AI) of one kind or another to achieve this, said a blog post announcing “AI Habitat.”
As is often the case, this type of “arrangement” between ordinary users and a data-dependent and hungry tech juggernaut like Facebook, and the trade-off involved, doesn’t seem to be really worth it for users would have to wear “smart glasses” to allow this invasive system into their homes, and in exchange get trivial help from their AI assistants in checking whether the front door’s locked and finding a phone that’s ringing somewhere else in the apartment. If that’s all the benefit to the user wearing a pair of awkward “glasses” loaded with sensors probing the privacy of their home to the core – it truly sounds like the worst deal ever.
It also provides funding to dozens of media organizations that regularly give Gates and the foundation favorable coverage.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides over $250 million dollars in funding to news organizations, charitable organizations affiliated with news outlets, journalistic organizations, and fact-checking groups that regularly give investor and philanthropist Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation favorable coverage, according to an in-depth report from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
Note this replaces the Waikanae Watch post, for some unknown reason it did not reblog correctly. Now copied & pasted. EWR
by Carol Sawyer
On the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Facebook page is this announcement from last Friday of the government paying tens of millions of dollars for the development of a vaccine. So far the video has had 356 comments and only one is in favour (by someone called Ahmed Alzaher). You can’t see the comments just by clicking on the video, you have to go to the NZ MFAT page here:
This is a government Facebook page so we can be quite sure no comments in favour have been filtered out!
For example, this comment has 131 likes:
“Jacinda our leader! Perhaps you and your family can lead the way with being the first in this country to have vaccine and show us the Nation your confidence As you can see by the comments a large % of NZ are Not Happy with this! “
This one has had 98 likes:
“There’s NO WAY we will be getting the vaccine. Did you not see the poll The Herald ran? Over half of New Zealanders don’t want it so what a ridiculous waste of time and money.”
All the comments are in the same vein. More:
“No way. You want to mess with our DNA. Just no Jacinda. You have got in the Wrong boat with that corrupt and un elected, overly powerful Gates. Put that $37 million into mandating good health and nutrition. NOT AN UNSAFE VACCINE. You have sold us out Jacinda. My children are not for you to test this vaccine on. Leave us alone.”
“Our family DOES NOT consent. There is NO WAY anyone is going to tell us what to do with our bodies. WE CHOOSE how to look after our health and well being, now and in future. You should understand and respect this being a mother yourself.”
“So the narrative goes NZ is the “envy of the world”. Really? While businesses go down the toilet. Please stop blathering on to us like we are schoolchildren, dishing money out like it’s lollies and get our little country up and running again. The covid pantomime is over!”
Someone posted this news story from 2006 in the comments — vaccines have been tested on the NZ population before and it was not a success. Remember?
Interestingly, I was sent a message on the evening of Monday 1 June (the end of Queens Birthday Weekend) to say that Bill Gates’ private plane had flown into Queenstown and that he had met up with Jacinda there over the weekend. I was sent the registration number of the plane, told that flight tracking companies had blocked the ID and asked if there had been any sightings. Well, the weekend was over and I thought it was probably just fake news. Maybe it was, but on seeing this video, maybe it wasn’t…
We have largely avoided the general vaccine issue to date, however, when 98.4% of those who got the cv-19 virus recovered without a vaccine, why do we need one? The proper research and development of a vaccine takes years — the thought of a rushed vaccine is terrifying, as is the idea of the government making it compulsory.–Eds
Update from Carol
The video on NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade had 560 comments last time I looked and ALL bar one were opposed to what Jacinda was saying. I know because I read them all. Actually it had more than that because many comments had reply comments underneath them. NZMFAT has deleted hundreds of comments! Just appalling government censorship. Someone says it got up to 672.
So then more comments went up, asking ” Where is my comment?!”, “Why have you taken all the comments down?”, etc.
They were deleted too!
At this moment there have been 13 more comments but guess what? You are only allowed to see one of them!
Has the Jacinda government been taking lessons from the Chinese Communist Party?
Fortunately Vickie Simons took some screenshots. She didn’t manage to take one to show 672 comments, but here is proof that there were at least 541 comments.
The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More than half of the members have ties to Soros, the philanthropist who dedicates huge sums to spreading a radical left agenda that includes targeting conservative politicians. Other Facebook oversight board members have publicly expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump or made political contributions to top Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. As one New York newspaper editorial determined this month, the new Facebook board is a “recipe for left-wing censorship.”
In her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” social psychologist and Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff reveals how the biggest tech companies in the world have hijacked our personal data — so-called “behavioral surplus data streams” — without our knowledge or consent and are using it against you to generate profits for themselves
Companies like Facebook, Google and third parties of all kinds have the power — and are using that power — to target your personal inner demons, to trigger you, and to take advantage of you when you’re at your most vulnerable to entice you into action that serves them, commercially or politically
Your entire existence — even your shifting moods, deciphered by facial recognition software — has become a source of revenue for corporate entities as you’re being cleverly maneuvered into doing (and typically buying) or thinking something you may not have done, bought or thought otherwise
Facebook’s massive experiments, in which they used subliminal cues to see if they could make people happier or sadder and affect real-world behavior offline, proved that — by manipulating language and inserting subliminal cues in the online context — they can change real-world behavior and real-world emotion, and that these methods and powers can be exercised “while bypassing user awareness”
The Google Nest security system has a hidden microphone built into it that isn’t featured in any of the schematics for the device. Voice data, and all the information delivered through your daily conversations, is tremendously valuable to Big Data, and add to their ever-expanding predictive modeling capabilities