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Traditionally, the president of the United States has been considered the most powerful person on Earth. After all, President Obama controls the most powerful military on the planet, and has considerable influence over the $18 trillion US economy.
Mark Zuckerberg has none of these limitations. His power flows from Facebook, the seventh largest corporation on the planet by market capitalization, of which he owns 18% of the stock and controls 60% of the voting rights.
Through its Free Basics program, Facebook has literally become the internet for the world’s poor (who have to pay money to access websites that are outside of Facebook).
Facebook has also used its monopoly on human attention to control what news is shown to whom, affecting public opinion from the shadows.
So far, Zuckerberg has mainly used Facebook’s power to further grow Facebook. He’s acquired Facebook’s most serious competitors: Instagram and WhatsApp. He’s now competing with YouTube for video and Twitter for real time communication.
He’s even creating AIs and launching satellites (though his first one ended up exploding on the launch pad).
Even though he has pledged to give away 99% of his Facebook stock during the course of his life, he will retain control of its board. And his power comes not from his billions of dollars, but from his access to our attention and our data.
His role in shaping humanity is so substantial that there’s even a team of university professors who log and analyze literally everything Zuckerberg says, in the hope of understanding his motivations and future plans.
And right next to Zuckerberg’s post, there are two ads for fake news stories.
Fake news may have played a huge role in the outcome of the US presidential election, and many other recent elections.
Even fake headlines — often used to trick people into clicking through ads to unrelated products — can do damage. Headlines are the only part of a news story that most people bother to read. On their own, headlines can substantially sway public opinion.
Yesterday, people inside Facebook leaked to the New York Times that Facebook is actively working on a sophisticated censorship tool.
Is it a responsible use of power for Zuckerberg to use his company’s vast wealth and army of software engineers to aid in the repression of the world’s most populous country? All so he can get more market share?
Zuckerberg has been clear that he intends to create — then monetize — artificial scarcity. He envisions a future where you can pay extra money to get a better seat in a virtual reality-broadcast sporting event.
The supply of front row seats in VR should technically be unlimited. Bleachers in a VR experience are not bound by the normal rules of space and time. But you’ll have to pay extra to keep those other avatars’ heads from blocking your view of the game.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has condemned Facebook, and acknowledged that Google itself couldn’t succeed in the “walled garden” web that Facebook is creating:
“You have to play by their rules, which are really restrictive. The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation.”
The trending section is filled with ads and misinformation. You can block it — along with ads and many other things you don’t like about Facebook — by installing the Facebook Purity Chrome extension.
Think twice about sharing any personal information. It’s OK to post pictures of you with your kids, but I definitely wouldn’t post angry rants or live-stream from a happy hour. Handing Facebook these moments of weakness can only hurt you down the road.
Eric Schmidt Orders “The Truth” to be gassed and burned in Google’s web ovens.
Google’s Jared Cohen and Larry Page put on their SS uniforms and comply because “nothing matters but the final solution..”
The Upcoming War On The Alternative Media By The Deep State Mainstream Media
This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook
The Mainstream Media (“MSM”), fully owned and co-opted by the Deep State Plutocrat/ Oligarch Elite, are extremely unhappy that Donald Trump won the 2016 Election.
They did not bank on this, and were completely and totally confident that their trillions of dollars of money issued by the Federal Reserve and international central banks, control of the National Security State as represented by the Military Industrial Complex, and bought and paid for representatives in the United States Legislature (Congress and Senate), Executive Branch, and Judiciary would have ensured their victory.
So what turned this election around, to upset the proverbial apple cart and deliver the Presidency to Donald J. Trump?
Even the MSM has openly and formally admitted that it was the tireless and “round the clock” work of the alternative media, but instead of giving the millions of independent investigators, whistleblowers, independent journalists, and other patriotic Americans who respect and fought for the First Amendment of the United States Constitution the respect that they deserve, instead they declared “war” on all of them this past week, by announcing that they would block, filter, drown out, and crush them all, as being purveyors of “Fake News.”
This declaration of war was typified by Google and FaceBook, who then tried to claim that they were not “media outlets,” but rather “search engines” or “social media sites” with a “responsibility” to ensure that “fake news” does not infect the political process.
Even President Obama was apparently coerced into joining this “bullshit bandwagon,” when he went around Europe this past week during his latest speech tour, telling the media that he too supported outlawing “fake news” while wiping away fake crocodile tears, because he “cares so much” about the American People.
When, and how, these gargantuan media behemoths took it upon themselves, and arrogated unto themselves this right, is beyond anyone’s comprehension or understanding, but it most certainly belies the supreme and total arrogance, bullying, intimidation, and coercion of the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Elite, and must be resisted with the peaceful and non-violent full force, might, temerity, and aggression of all of America’s 300,000,000 citizenry, tooth and nail.
For this promise, announced by the Deep State MSM, is an outright threat to the First Amendment, by a purely private and sprawling commercial entity, and is no less dangerous than the threat of removing any other of America’s other hard-won and hard-fought for Amendments.
The reason that it is the “First” Amendment, is because the Founding Fathers probably believed that it was the most important of all of them.
Since the MSM is not considered a governmental body, it might be able to crush and destroy this First Amendment with impunity, as the First Amendment only truly applies to public legislation issued by a government sponsored entity – indeed the text of the edict states that
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
But what happens when the MSM has openly, flagrantly, and clearly infiltrated, dominated and has become synonymous with, the United States Government?
REVEALED: The Real Fake News List ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/revea…
When one can no longer recognize the difference, because of the MSM’s incestuous and intermingled relationship with the US Government?
The American People must resist this open declaration of war on the alternative media, tooth and nail, lock stock and barrel, and President-Elect Donald Trump must immediately set about dismantling, breaking up, and destroying this unholy alliance by and between private media and public government, because even though he got elected in huge part by the alternative media, the Deep State Plutocrat/Oligarch Mainstream Media is going to do everything within its power to ensure that none of his mandate and promises to the American people will ever be fulfilled, or realized.
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p class=”western” style=”margin-bottom:0;line-height:120%;”>Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt (front left) and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen (back left).