Facebook and Google may be using copyright scanners to suppress ‘extremist’ speech

by T.C. Sottek, The Verge

The systems that automatically enforce copyright laws on the internet may be expanding to block unfavorable speech. Reuters reports that Facebook, Google, and other companies are exploring automated removal of extremist content, and could be repurposing copyright takedown methods to identify and suppress it. It’s unclear where the lines have been drawn, but the systems are likely targeted at radical messages on social networks from enemies of European powers and the United States. Leaders in the US and Europe have increasingly decried radical extremism on the internet and have attempted to enlist internet companies in the fight. Many of those companies have been receptive to the idea. But their definitions of extremism, and how automated systems are being used, is still a secret; neither Facebook or Google would confirm these efforts to Reuters, which relied on two anonymous sources who are “familiar with the process.”

So far, major internet companies have relied on their users to flag illegal or restricted content. Earlier this year, Facebook said its users flag more than one million items for review every day. Twitter has been busy playing whack-a-mole against ISIS-related accounts at a furious pace, suspending 125,000 accounts as of February. And Google said it received over 75 million DMCA takedown requests in just one month in 2016. There’s also precedent for using automated systems to flag other kinds of illegal content; several major internet companies, including Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and Google, use automated systems to identify the transmission of child pornography.

But upgrading automated systems for the suppression of extremist content would be a step with potentially serious and unknown consequences, since existing systems that take down content for suspected copyright and other violations deal with huge volumes of information and are routinely abused to suppress legal speech. Additionally, suppression of extremist speech may contain a lot more grey area than clearly-defined illegal content, like pirated media and child pornography.

The secret identification and and automated blocking of extremist speech would raise new, serious questions about the cooperation of private corporations with censorious governmental interests. Governments and private individuals have already attempted in recent years to hold internet companies and service providers liable for the actions of third-parties with varying degrees of success; the EU’s right to be forgotten rule now requires companies like Google to comply with individuals who want to scrub search results that point to their sensitive personal information. That rule has already been abused to try to suppress journalism.

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Facebook using people’s phones to listen in on what they’re saying, suggests professor

(Oh yeah, it’s a good thing the 12 guys at the NSA don’t have access to your personal communications. Now it’s only Facebook, Google, Progressive, Samsung, General Motors, X-Box, Microsoft, any security system provider you have at your home or Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cell phone app can listen in to your conversations whenever they want. And that’s much better, right? So thank you “Edward Snowden” and Glen Greenwald for all that wonderful work you did.)

from the Independent

Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.

The app might be using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed.

Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people are listening to or watching and suggesting that they post about it. 

The feature has been available for a couple of years, but recent warnings from Kelli Burns, mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, have drawn attention to it.

Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in to discussions and serve them with relevant advertising. She says that to test the feature, she discussed certain topics around the phone and then found that the site appeared to show relevant ads.

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Congress, Like the Sneaky Pedo Uncle of the Family, Slips CISA (CISPA) Into Law in the Dead of the Night

by Scott Creighton

the time has come — indeed, it is long overdue — for the wisdom, ingenuity and resources of American business to be marshalled against those who would destroy it. Lewis Powell memo, 1971

We gotta get Bill Gates to shut down the internet, for the CHILDREN!” Donald Trump

CISA (CISPA) is now the law of the land.

Your sneaky uncles in congress snuck into your bedroom the other night and planted their fascist seed into the futures of your children. Then sneakier ObamaGod took his turn, signed it into law and ran away into the night zipping up his pants to go party with his Big Business friends in Hawaii.

Yeah, it’s a nasty metaphor, but an even nastier reality.

Big Business has been pushing for CISPA for years. Back in early 2013, they killed Aaron Swartz to make sure he wouldn’t be around to lead the charge against it like he did the first time the public will killed the fascist wet dream of theirs. That’s because CISPA (now CISA) hands over complete control of your internet, email and phone information (“internet of everything“, remember) and everything else really,  to Big Business allowing them to do with it as they see fit and leaving you with absolutely no recourse whatsoever.

In all, with the aligned companies that make up the various Roundtables and alliances, there are 800 corporations that support the passage of CISPA…

April 15th, 2013… right before this whole thing kicked off and Glenn Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden, 200 senior IBM executives hit D.C. like a plague of locusts to push them to pass the new CISPA bill.

The message we’re going to give [lawmakers] is going to be a very simple, clear message: support the passage of CISPA,” he later added. The Hill

Scott Creighton, June 2013

If you think it was a bad idea to allow a handful of NSA techies access to your metadata, CISA provides all your data to a hundred thousand faceless corporate ladder climbers to do with as they see fit just so long as they have a “good faith belief” that you might be up to no good.

How’s that for “CHANGE”?

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Matt Taibbi Quits Pierre Omidyar Controlled Opposition “News” Site – First Look Media Tries to Smear Taibbi’s Reputation With Unfounded Rumors

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: please see update at end of article

UPDATE 2: Ah. It would appear Taibbi is going to play the safe card and remain quiet about the split with First Look Media and their color revolution backing Omidyar.  Did you guys know Matt was a legacy baby? I did not know that. His father is a career “journalist” with NBC “News”


“Over the weekend, Taibbi reached the conclusion that his relationship with Omidyar, Temple, and Ching had become irreversibly poisoned, and that no agreement would shield him and Racket from their ongoing involvement and interference.”

Fake “journalist” Glenn Greenwald finds himself dancing on razor blades these past few days. That’s what you get when you sell out so I’m not sympathetic.

As most of you know, I call Glenn #BillionairesBitch because he sold out to billionaire and Ukraine color revolution backer, Pierre Omidyar when he agreed to rent lend his product recognition to the globalist’s new “news” sites which he hoped he would be able to turn into another Huffington Post. Of course, all Glenn needed to bring to the table was his pretend “alternative” viewpoint and of course, all those “leaks” from the Snowden Psyop.

To get his hands on the controls of a 1/4 billion dollar start-up, Glenn was all too happy to jump right in with both feet. He got to immediately be big man on campus while he allowed the dimwitted left to present him as a hero for pretending Edward Snowden was a real whistle-blower.  You see, this is the transition they all dream of, those close to real power and wealth… this was his big break. No more reporting on them, siding up to them, being an outsider looking in like a sycophantic freshmen. No, this was his chance to join “The Big Club” as Carlin once so eloquently put it.

I’m not going to go over all of that with you guys again. Glenn “Hairy Studs” Greenwald is what he is.

But today, he’s having to walk a very fine line. Credibility on one side, sugar daddy on the other.  Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

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The Vegas Shooting – the “New World Order and Shit” and Other Dangerous Ideas

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see several updates at the end of this article


Years ago I wrote that when they decide to make that big leap from the slightly open society we have now to the totalitarian closed one we are destined for, one of the things they need to do is round up the dissidents in a very public manner so that not only are they out of the way, but so they will serve as an example of what happens to you when you think the wrong things.

You can see examples of this taking place right now in Egypt, Thailand and Ukraine. History is rife with examples. Look no farther than Indonesia when we installed Suharto or Chile after we installed Pinochet.

The most recent mass casualty event in the on-going American Gladio op took place in Vegas a few days ago. Two police officers and a woman shopping at WalMart tragically lost their lives. Was this simply a case of two bottom feeders going off? Was it part of a destabilization campaign designed to remake the country into something else? Was Cass Sunstein right about his “dangerous ideas” and the need to wipe them all off the interwebs or is someone helping him make his point as the new CISPA is about to be rolled out?

Let’s see.

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‘Over 10,000 Terrorist Militants fighting Syria and its people’

NSA/CIA Anonymous Aids NATO Attack on Syria

by Scott Creighton

Syria 360 blog has a good article up on how the CIA/NSA asset called Anonymous is helping the NATO destabilization campaign in Syria by attacking Syrian government and state TV websites in response to the NATO shutdown of the Syrian internet.

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