It is getting easier and easier to the world that is coming, as the stage continues to be set for the coming Tribulation:
Facebook has announced it will empower Snopes, an organization with a clear left-wing bias, to bury so-called “fake news” on its news feed, a move that clearly opens the door for the outright censorship of conservative content and opinion.
“To combat fake news, Facebook has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network lead by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida,” reports Business Insider.
This network will identify stories it deems to be “fake news” and then flag the URL, ensuring the story is buried in users’ news feeds and seen by significantly less people.
One of the organizations on the list tasked with burying “fake news” is Snopes, which represents a clear conflict of interest given that Snopes is clearly not impartial.
As the Daily Caller reported, Kim Lacapria, Snopes’ main political “fact checker,” describes herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal.
She has previously equated Tea Party conservatives with jihadists
Lacapria “regularly plays defense for her fellow liberals,” according to Peter Hasson, and has betrayed her partisan bias on numerous occasions by defending Hillary Clinton and claiming that Orlando nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen wasn’t a Democrat when he was actually a registered Democrat.
Lacapria even denied that Facebook’s burying of trending news topics was an issue after Facebook employees admitted it was happening and Facebook subsequently vowed to change the policy.
Does this sound like someone who is impartial? Or does it sound like someone who, given the power to do so, will exercise bias by burying conservative opinion as “fake news” even when such content is perfectly legitimate?
Snopes itself is run by a left-wing couple based out of California. These are the people who will be deciding what’s “fake news” and what isn’t.
Facebook has basically empowered a bunch of highly partisan left-wing mainstream media outlets to bury “fake news”.
One by one, all the mainstream media outlets are announcing they will join Facebook's "fight" against "fraudulent stories" and the "scourge of fake news" to be defined arbitrarily by said media outlets. First it was "fact-checkers" such as Snopes and Politifact, now it's AP, and soon to follow, the rest of the mainstream.
From AP's blog:
The fight against fake news
As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.
AP stories dispelling patently false trending news articles already appear on the AP wire, on APNews.com and on the AP News app. These stories, which will now say “AP Fact Check” in the headline, include details on AP’s efforts to verify the facts in fake news stories.
Now, when AP or another participating fact-check organization flags a piece of content as fake, Facebook users will see that it has been disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. That flag will follow the content if a Facebook user chooses to share it.
It is our job – more than ever before – to guide people to legitimate news and help them sort out “fake news” from the real thing.
The AP has a critical role to play in fighting the scourge of fake news. We are not going to transform ourselves into the fake news police of the internet, but we are going to be more aggressive about knocking down fraudulent stories when we can.
If you listen closely, the global elite are telling us exactly what they intend to do. If they get their way, our world is going to look vastly different than it does now in the not too distant future.
These elitists share a dream of an environmentally-friendly dystopian socialist paradise in which individual freedom is severely restricted for the good of the collective.
Where you live, what you do for a living, what you are allowed to eat and how many children you are permitted to have would all be determined by an all-powerful central government that nobody would question or challenge.
This may sound very bizarre to you, but the global elite really do dream of these things.
If you are not familiar with them, the Forum for the Future is one of the major non-governmental organizations that the global elite use to promote their agenda around the world.
These NGOs have become increasingly powerful in recent years, and the biggest often work in conjunction with the United Nations to promote "change" in developing nations.
In the video that I mentioned above, the Forum of the Future presents a chilling version of the future that includes "calorie cards", a "global food council", global water rationing and an immensely powerful central government that manages even the smallest details of our lives.
Would you like to live in that type of a world?
If we are not very careful, this type of tyranny could become a reality, because this is precisely where the global elite intend on taking us.
About five years ago, I warned that this was coming...
Imagine going to sleep one night and waking up many years later in a totally different world. In this futuristic world, literally everything you do is tightly monitored and controlled by control freak bureaucrats in the name of "sustainable development" and with the goal of promoting "the green agenda".
An international ruling body has centralized global control over all human activity. What you eat, what you drink, where you live, how warm or cold your home can be and how much fuel you can use is determined by them. Anyone that dissents or that tries to rebel against the system is sent off for "re-education".
The human population is 90 percent lower than it is today in this futuristic society, and all remaining humans have been herded into tightly constricted cities which are run much like prisons.
Today we are closer to the global elite's vision of the future than ever before. Even in some of the most conservative areas of the United States the green agenda is being pushed forward under the guise of "sustainable development", and the global elite will never stop until they have everything that they want.
We are constantly being told that we need to make sacrifices "for the good of the planet", but the truth is that their agenda would open the door for global tyranny on a scale that most people do not even think is possible.
Instead of a socialist paradise, what we will really be getting is a dystopian nightmare, but most will not realize the truth until it is far too late.
A classic strategy of dishonest debate and disinformation is to use every method possible to avoid confronting your ideological opponents legitimate arguments and to attack him personally. If you can’t beat him on fair ground using reason and evidence, then why not undermine his character so that the public will be influenced to avoid listening to him at all. This is sometimes called “inoculation.”
At first glance, this is what the entire “fake news” meme supported by the mainstream media seems to be about.
The MSM has proven itself utterly ineffective against the rise of the alternative media. And as I have explained in recent articles, there is a very good and obvious reason for this. The alternative media is the closest thing to a “free market” of ideas that the world has had in a very long time. Before web media, the public was strictly limited to a handful of corporate outlets that dictated information flow with an iron fist. If you wanted to learn anything beyond the mainstream narrative, you had to data mine at the library in an infinitely slower fashion, or try to personally seek out people who represented sources and witnesses.
Today, data mining happens at light speed. Facts and evidence are uncovered in real time. Video interviews and transcripts can be achieved as quickly as a phone call. They can be examined and witnesses can be cited without traveling across the country. The prevalence of visual media also makes it difficult for witnesses to lie about their original claims later down the road.
Beyond this, the alternative media offers something the masses have rarely ever had — choice. People can now look at all sides of an issue and all available evidence and decide for themselves what conclusions make the most sense. The mainstream media has only ever offered one side, with highly regulated information and cherry-picked evidence.
The mainstream media’s purpose has never been to convey the unfettered “news.” Rather, their purpose has always been to manipulate public opinion, and we saw this revealed undeniably during the 2016 election as Wikileaks exposed journalist after journalist using their position of public trust as a weapon to influence the election outcome.
Instead of admitting wrongdoing after this embarrassment, the MSM has decided to double down and escalate the accusation that the alternative media is “fake news.” Meaning, the MSM wants people to believe that we are liars and amateurs, that they are the “professionals,” and that the public should ignore everything the alternative media has to say from now on. I have to point out, though, that the narrative of mainstream news versus “fake news” seems a little thin to me.
Meaning, I believe there is more going on here than the MSM simply trying to save itself.
German lawmakers have called for legal action against the production and distribution of fake news. But digital rights groups warned of the harrowing effects it could have online, including censorship.
German lawmaker Patrick Sensburg, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said in an interview with DW on Tuesday that the government needs to consider "ratcheting up the statutory offenses" against fake news producers and "take action against the people who run these websites."
Several German politicians have called for legal measures to combat the growing phenomenon online, with Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) saying "we must stand together" against fake news and "social [media] bots."
Sensburg said such legal measures are not about "curtailing freedom of expression," and instead aim to prevent efforts to "destabilize the media landscape and the population's trust in the state."
He also noted that if the perpetrators form part of state-sponsored efforts to undermine society and democratic institutions, then they could be prosecuted under anti-espionage legislation.
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A moment away from all the news for a sec :)
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Caver! So grateful to the Lord that He Created you! You are such a Blessing & a gift to me, and so many others who's lives you have so profoundly touched over the years! LOMLF :)And let the Celebration begin for your special day! Whooohooo! :)
Happy birthday Brother C!
Happy Birthday Caver. So we are now the same age for 2 months. I'll turn 70 at the ens of February.
Hi Dave and Dutch and Mrs C. Thanks much guys....and most of all Mrs C....she gave me a Prime Rib dinner and a big hug. Now....that's true Love. Dave, geepers.....I'm feeling every one of those 69 years right now.
What an honor....to be in this country at this prophetic point in time. Thank You Father!
...says the guy who gets on scaffolds for days on end, works like a 20 year old all day - don't buy it :)
I'm hoping one of those 12 trees at the River of Life will have fruit that tastes like prime rib!
Scott, gotta chuckle. Yea, sometimes work all day like a young Turk but its the speed and number of rest stops. They make it to 5th gear by 0800 and take a break every morning and afternoon. I rarely get out of 2nd gear unless its downshifting to take the hourly break. :)
OK...looks like a new work bench for the new work shop. Yeppie!
After 9 months of the scaffolding, scraping the old wood and replacing the rotted spots, and getting the non brick parts painted......those scaffolds are getting disassembled next week and returned to their owner....with much gratitude and a profound aversion to ever seeing another piece of that stuff from a distance less than 100 feet.
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