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    Default Re: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify all ban Alex Jones & Infowars

    My own edited version of todays AJ Show, with advert breaks chopped out.

    Tuesday:

    Paul Joseph Watson, Gavin McInnes (CRTV Get off my Lawn Show), Phone Callers

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    [ not an absolutely unmissable show, if you are selective about AJ. I'll scream loudly enough when another important one comes along ]
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    Edited sections of Today's Alex Jones Show ( Wednesday 26th September 2018 ).


    AJ Show - Michael Graves ( of the Missfits) - 2018-09-26_Wednesday:
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    AJ Show - Leo Zagami - 2018-09-26_Wednesday:
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    AJ Show - Vox Day (writer) - 2018-09-26_Wednesday:
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    AJ Show - Roger Stone - 2018-09-26_Wednesday:
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    AJ Show - The Kavanaugh Testimony 1st hour - 2018-09-27_Thursday
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    Despite the infowars team's positive spin, I have a feeling this isn't going to end well.
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    Default Re: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify all ban Alex Jones & Infowars

    Here, Matt Bracken speaks a little about a new Social Media platform that's going to pop up in a few days time.


    He's still being vague about it but I get the impression it's not going to be free to use. It WILL have rules. No NAZIs, No Commy, No Radical Islam, No Globalism. I don't think I heard him mention Zionism.


    I'm already thinking it's no substitute for youtube/facebook but we'll see. IF the videos are easily embedable in forum threads it'll have a better chance than the others.


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    Today's AJ show was quite a good listen. These sections have all had the advert breaks removed.



    Here, Alex has a go at Tim Cook the Apple boss [5 min]:
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    This is a chopped down version of a 2 hour interview with Clyde Lewis (Ground Zero Radio Show) [1 hour 35 min]:
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    Clyde has lots of interesting things to say.






    This is the first hour, Alex on his own [44 min]:
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    Yes it was a very interesting show, Something to think about re Tim Cook.With China having all the records if you use an Apple phone, we're talking treason here.
    https://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-...n-this-planet/

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    Quote Posted by James Newell (here)
    Yes it was a very interesting show, Something to think about re Tim Cook.With China having all the records if you use an Apple phone, we're talking treason here.
    https://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-...n-this-planet/
    Considering also this thread...
    ... it seems more and more that Alex Jones has been right all along about China being the real threat to America (and American society), in VERY many covert ways.

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    This is a link re China Where VP Pense gives his opinions. Looks like China has been doing some Art of War on several levels.
    China: https://youtu.be/aeVrMniBjSc

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    Quote Posted by James Newell (here)
    This is a link re China Where VP Pense gives his opinions. Looks like China has been doing some Art of War on several levels.
    China: https://youtu.be/aeVrMniBjSc
    The topical parts of this speech start at about the 20 minutes point.

    He knows what's going on, very well.
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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...servative-meme

    The culling continues....

    559 pages and 251 accounts that were coordinating the spread of misinformation and spam in the U.S. -- and most originated from within the country.

    The social network, which has been under fire for facilitating foreign interference in U.S. politics, has found that domestic actors have also been creating fake pages and accounts to attract people with shocking political news, the way they have in the past with celebrity news or health news. Their motivation is mostly financial, the company said.

    “The people behind the activity also post the same clickbait posts in dozens of Facebook Groups, often hundreds of times in a short period, to drum up traffic for their websites,” the company said Thursday in a blog post. “And they often use their fake accounts to generate fake likes and shares. This artificially inflates engagement for their inauthentic pages and the posts they share, misleading people about their popularity and improving their ranking in news feed.”

    In the past, Facebook has pulled hundreds of fake pages spreading political misinformation from countries including Russia and Iran. Those types of posts had the aim of sowing discord in the U.S., setting up protest events and moments of outrage. The domestic actors, in contrast, are trying to generate revenue by getting more people to click on their accounts, pages or advertisements, according to Facebook. One thing in common, though, is the use of fake identities and accounts to artificially increase the popularity of certain news, gaming the company’s algorithm in the process.

    Facebook’s rules don’t stop people from saying things that are false and incendiary. But the company tries to take down accounts and pages that are not from real people.

    Some pages Facebook removed had large followings of real and fake accounts. Nation in Distress, a conservative meme page, was followed by more than 3 million people, according to the Internet Archive, which stores historical versions of websites and other online content. Reverb Press, which most recently was posting information opposed to then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, was liked by more than 800,000 people and had been verified by Facebook.
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    Default Re: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify all ban Alex Jones & Infowars

    Facebook purges hundreds of political pages, some alt-media with millions of followers

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    Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 00:32
    Edited time: 12 Oct, 2018 08:41

    Full article: https://www.rt.com/usa/441040-facebo...litical-pages/




    Seems like "they" want to put all the cards in their favor for the mid terms...
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    Default Re: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify all ban Alex Jones & Infowars

    Imo, facebook itself, properly should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

    Isn't it due time for people to purge facebook from their lives altogether?
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    Default Re: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify all ban Alex Jones & Infowars

    Somebody told me today she could not live without a smartphone with internet connection. I'm not sure how serious that was but facebook and social media in general seems quite addictive to a lot of people. I never understood the attraction of facebook in the first place.

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    Here is the RT article in full:

    Facebook purges hundreds of political pages, some alt-media with millions of followers

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    Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 00:32
    Edited time: 12 Oct, 2018 08:41
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    © Reuters / Aaron P. Bernstein

    Facebook is again being called out for purging political accounts too far left and right of center, after it removed more than 800 pages just in time for the 2018 midterm elections. Some had millions of followers.

    Many of the affected pages were supposedly sharing links between groups using fake accounts, which then clicked "Like" on the posts, artificially upping their engagement numbers. This "inauthentic behavior" violates Facebook's anti-spam policies and goes against "what people expect" from Facebook, the company said.

    While some of the deleted pages have been known to run content of questionable credibility at times, Facebook did not expressly accuse them of spreading "fake news" – or actually provide a list of names or examples of postings at all. However, under the platform's new policies, simply spreading "news" is frowned upon: it has recently tweaked its algorithm to prevent users' feeds from being dominated by news stories.
    Twitter was in an uproar as many voices on the left and right alike saw their pages removed without cause.

    On the Left, AntiMedia, with its 2.1 milion followers, and the Free Thought Project with 3.1, were among the victims. AntiMedia's Twitter account was suspended shortly after they posted about their removal from Facebook.
    Facebook has unpublished our page

    After 5 years of building fans Facebook has officially unpublished our page (3.1 million fans) so we can't post on it anymore. This is truly an outrage and we are devastated. We will do everything we can to recover our page and fight back. pic.twitter.com/H3AmHTT8Qo
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    Press For Truth was also dropped.

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    I’ve been memory holed from FaceBook! 350k followers poof gone! There is a dangerous precedent being set here where the big tech companies have appointed themselves as the gate keepers of political thought and opinion! Retweet this if you care about free-speech! #FreeDicks


    1:05 PM - 11 Oct 2018
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    Right Wing News (more than 3.1 million followers) and Nation In Distress (also over 3mn followers) were some of the conservative pages that got the axe.

    Among those dragged under in the 'inauthentic behavior' purge is RT America correspondent Rachel Blevins, who says she took years to build up a following by posting her reports and articles – though RT content is probably not very popular with Facebook staff these days.


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    Ahead of the midterms, Facebook purged 800 politically oriented pages on the grounds of spamming and “inauthentic messaging.” But Rachel’s account is real & has done none of this. Maybe she just strayed outside FB’s arbitrary political boundaries. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-facebook-political-messages-purge-20181011-story.html …

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    Rachel Blevins @RachBlevins
    Facebook took down my page with nearly 70,000 followers, labeling it as "spam," when I have spent 4 years working to build that page up and using it to post the articles I wrote and videos of my reporting. This is so incredibly wrong and is affecting hundreds of similar pages.

    4:50 PM - 11 Oct 2018
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    In August, the aggressively pro-NATO think tank Atlantic Council announced it was joining Facebook as a "fact-checking" partner. A press statement from the social media platform gushed that the think tank, which boasts such esteemed warmongers as Henry Kissinger and Michael Chertoff on its board, would serve as the "eyes and ears" of Facebook, so the platform could play a "positive role" in ensuring democracy was practiced correctly in the future.

    In the recent months, accounts that post anti-establishment political content have noticed a massive drop in engagement on their posts – if they haven't been kicked off the platform altogether. In August, Facebook deleted 652 accounts after cybersecurity firm FireEye claimed they were linked to Iran.

    After it emerged that political research firm Cambridge Analytica had used publicly-available user data to target possible Trump voters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the idea that social media manipulation played a significant role in the 2016 US presidential election. Since then, however, the company has been playing catch-up, trying to preempt government regulation by banning and blocking any user who deviates from an increasingly narrow centrism.

    Remembering the days when Facebook was all about cat videos and clickbaity headlines, one cannot help but link the sense of social responsibility it's suddenly developing to how US lawmakers have set their sights on social media platforms. In April, Zuckerberg had to endure House and Senate hearings, taking cringe-worthy questions from politicians who at time seemed to barely know what a social network is and how it works.

    Meanwhile, mainstream media fearmongering is already kicking in. The New York Times – an outlet Facebook is unlikely to de-list for posting misleading content anytime soon – has cited "experts" to accuse these domestic US pages of "emulating the Russian strategy of 2016" by creating and amplifying clickbait.

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    So, when will these actions ahead of the midterms be called out for "election interference"???
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    So, when will these actions ahead of the midterms be called out for "election interference"???
    After the anti-trust law suits against the social media monopolies.... which wont happen.


    Not sure why this hasn't been challenged in some way. It's clearly corporate bias.


    Quote Zuckerberg continues to try and see how many people he can abuse before his platform destabilizes, while attempting to insinuate that Facebook is able to determine what constitutes "legitimate" debate
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    Meet the reporters whose pages were shut down by Facebook

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    © CC BY 2.0 / Jennifer Moo

    Facebook purged hundreds of pages from its platform on Thursday. But instead of the usual targets - namely Russia and Iran - Thursday's ban shut down accounts operated by independent American reporters and activists, Sputnik News has learned.

    Facebook said the pages were "working to mislead others about who they are, and what they are doing," but the co-founder of one of the pages, The Free Thought Project, tells Sputnik News Facebook's claim couldn't be further from the truth.

    Most of the pages that were banned and viewed by Sputnik News were independent media outlets and pages that advocated for marijuana legalization or shined a light on police brutality.

    In total, Facebook removed 559 pages and 251 personal accounts "that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior," the social media giant said. "Given the activity we've seen - and its timing ahead of the US midterm elections - we wanted to give some details about the types of behavior that led to this action," Facebook said, going on to accuse the accounts of manipulating the platform to make their content appear more popular, hawking fake products or functioning as ad farms that tricked "people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate."

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    Looks like @Twitter removed any account @PMbeers had access to. My @RebZtv account (although no longer being used) is suspended for no other reason than Patti tweeting REAL news or livestreams from that account per twitter rules.


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    The founder of one of the pages - The Anti-Media - said he had no knowledge of his page engaging in any such behavior. The Free Thought Project co-founder similarly denied Facebook's accusations. Rachel Blevins, a reporter for RT America whose personal journalism page was nixed, also denied inauthentic behavior.

    Just hours after its ban from Facebook, Twitter suspended Anti-Media from its platform, following a pattern of social media companies successively banning users that has been demonstrated in the past. For example, Facebook, YouTube and Apple all banned the far-right conspiracy theory site InfoWars around the same time. And after the CIA-funded cybersecurity firm FireEye contacted Facebook, Google and Twitter, each company banned a number of accounts allegedly linked to Iran.

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    Inconsistencies in Twitter's ban of Alex Jones https://sptnkne.ws/j3VJ

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    In the case of InfoWars, Twitter eventually followed suit.

    While many warned that the ban of InfoWars from social media would establish a slippery slope, they were often mocked and ridiculed. Thursday's onslaught on independent media appears to have confirmed their suspicions, however.

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    John FugelsangVerified account @JohnFugelsang
    First they came for Alex Jones & Infowars - but I wasn't a race-baiting transphobic conspiracy cultist who claims murdered children in Newtown are hoaxes and admitted in court that I'm just an entertainer who makes **** up, so I said nothing.

    1:39 PM - 6 Aug 2018
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    Facebook has been partnering with the Digital Forensics Lab, an arm of the Atlantic Council think tank - a neoconservative group funded by Gulf monarchies and defense giants like Raytheon - to weed out inauthentic users from its platform. Similarly, it has been partnering with the neoconservative Weekly Standard magazine to fact check so-called fake news.

    Journalist Abby Martin, who hosts "The Empire Files" on TeleSur English, told Sputnik News after TeleSur's page was temporarily removed from Facebook, "The shuttering of progressive media amidst the 'fake news' and Russiagate hysteria is what activists been warning all along - tech companies, working in concert with think tanks stacked with CIA officials and defense contractors, shouldn't have the power to curate our reality to make those already rendered invisible even more obsolete."

    Sputnik News contacted a number of journalists caught up in the ban. Below is what they had to say, edited extremely lightly for clarity.

    Independent reporter John Vibes, who contributes to The Free Thought Project and other websites:
    This signifies a re-consolidation of the media. Cable news media controlled the narrative for most of modern history, but the internet has lowered that barrier to entry and allowed the average person to become the media themselves. This obviously took market share and influence away from the traditional media, and it has allowed for a more diverse public conversation. Now it seems the platforms that have monopolized the industry are favoring mainstream sources and silencing alternative voices. So now, instead of allowing more people to have a voice, these platforms are creating an atmosphere where only powerful media organizations are welcome, just as we had on cable news.

    People think that we are just providing an activist spin on the news, but they don't see the families struggling to have their voice heard. For example, when someone is shot by police, mainstream media sources often just republish the press release from the police department, without presenting the victim's side of the story. We give the victims and their families a voice, which is essential to keep power in check. This also goes for bigger issues like foreign policy as well; multiple full-scale invasions of Syria have been prevented because of information that the alternative media made viral.
    "Information exchange" activist Jason Bassler, who co-founded The Free Thought Project and solely founded Police the Police, both of which were banned:
    We were verified by Facebook with a little check mark next to our name, so they know we are a legitimate organization/outlet. They have seen our "Articles of Organization" which was issued by the state of Louisiana, which is where my partner and The Free Thought Project co-founder lives.

    We have even paid Facebook to boost our posts and for likes in the past, meaning they gladly took our money for a product that they ended up manipulating and backing out on. It wasn't much, maybe $1,200 over the past 6 years. Do we get that money back now?

    We have already had the lawyers at Rutherford Institute (a nonprofit civil liberties organization) send them a letter late last month about unfair treatment by third-party "fact checkers," which they ignored and never responded to.

    I was motivated [to start The Free Thought Project] by the injustices I saw on social media during Occupy Wall Street in 2011. I knew I had an obligation to get involved somehow and to share information critical for liberty and peace. I never thought I would have built fan pages of 5 million fans, nor did I ever think we would employ and give jobs to nine other activists (at one point), but I was inspired to do what I could to plant seeds and combat the mainstream media's bullsh*t narratives, to keep police and government accountable, to make sure people knew their rights and how to interact with police.

    All that's gone now with a click of a button. Six years of hard work, literally seven days a week, working our as*es off finding stories, researching them, writing them, making thumbnails and titles for them, making graphics and videos for them, sharing them on various social media outlets.

    What's next? I will fight this until I am utterly exhausted. We will fight back tooth and nail. I don't care if that means protesting in front of Facebook headquarters (which I've already considered doing many times in the past two years), I will make sure people know how corrupt and untrustworthy Facebook is if it's the last thing I do. You can't just steal years of hard work from someone and not expect there to be consequences. I will do everything I can to make their lives miserable. That's a promise.
    Rachel Blevins, a correspondent for RT America:
    Today I was locked out of my Facebook account for four hours, and my public page was "unpublished." There appears to be no explanation for this other than the vague claim from Facebook that my page was taken down because it was "administered by a fake account, misleading users or violating the Facebook spam policies." I am the only person who publishes posts on my page; the only posts I publish are articles I have written or videos of my reports, and I only post one or two times a day - which rules out all of the claims that I have violated Facebook's policies.

    My page had nearly 70,000 followers before it was taken down. I have poured the last four years into building my page as a journalist, and I have noticed recently that the reach seems to have been stifled and that the engagement on my posts was down significantly. I know that I am not the only one who has become a victim of this purge, and there are hundreds of other pages - many of which had millions of followers - that have been taken down with no warning and no explanation.
    Ford Fischer, the founder of the media startup News2Share, had a number of his live streams removed during the purge, although they were later restored:
    This attack was a long time coming. Facebook has been slowly clamping down on independent media. First, they removed more extreme pages and made it harder for the surviving ones to make a living by hurting their algorithms (unless they paid, of course!). Then they started purging those that didn't quickly respond to their ID requests. Today, hundreds of pages belonging to the family of independent media, especially those that question state authority, were removed without explanation. This is just one step further toward the total state and corporate takeover of what you're allowed to think.
    Nicholas Bernabe, founder of The Anti-Media:
    Our approach generally is to cover stories and angles that corporate media underreport or misreport and to amplify activist and anti-war voices and stories. All of our content is professionally fact-checked and edited.

    I got into this line of work because I felt there was a need for media that challenged mainstream assumptions and biases in politics. I wanted to shed light on corruption and wrongdoing against oppressed peoples and cover the harsh truth about American foreign policy.

    Over the last 28 days, we reached 7,088,000 people on Facebook.

    The timing of this purge is rather dubious in my view, coming shortly before the midterm elections. This could be an attempt by Facebook itself to affect the outcome of the coming elections. The Twitter suspension caught me by surprise. I can only speculate that these suspensions were a coordinated effort to stifle our message ahead of the coming elections.
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    On today's Alex jones Show, Zak made a surprise call in. Zak used to be a guest who had good info about things going on behind the scenes with the Trump presidency and the operations to take him down.

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    As Alex Jones says: "There is a war on for your minds." Make no mistake about that.

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    Quote Posted by Lovespot (here)
    Facebook purges hundreds of political pages, some alt-media with millions of followers

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    Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 00:32
    Edited time: 12 Oct, 2018 08:41

    Full article: https://www.rt.com/usa/441040-facebo...litical-pages/




    Seems like "they" want to put all the cards in their favor for the mid terms...
    And they add to their BS...
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