What is the effect of social media on government? Have you ever thought about a combining of Big Government & Big Tech? What that might mean for you? Do those things seem like there they might be impactful?
Below is a link to a story from spinquark.com and some of the story for your perusal. The people at spinquark have made a case for Big Tech & Big Government actively moving in that direction.
Joe Rogan Experience #1292
Joe Rogan: “…I think they [Twitter] definitely are biased against conservative people… it’s really clear that someone in the company, whether it’s up for manual review whether it’s at the discretion of the people that are employees… without doubt you’re dealing with people that are leaning left.”
Ben Shapiro Show #793 – The Enemy of the People
“Why is Facebook answering that question from The Daily Beast? If The Daily Beast goes to Facebook and says ‘I want the identity of whomever published this [Nancy Pelosi] video’ why is Facebook revealing that identity? The guy didn’t commit a crime. The guy didn’t involve himself in slander or libel. How in the world is it Facebook’s job to answer questions from The Daily Beast about the source of this video?”
How is it that Facebook, who refuses to dox any of the violent Antifa terrorists that use its platform, are happy to give up the personal details of the Facebook user who anonymously uploaded a slowed video of Nancy Pelosi, within minutes, to some rando journalist on the phone? (How do you even call Facebook?)
Well what if I told you a Policy Director at Facebook was Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff before taking said job directing policy at Facebook? What if I told you the head of algorithm policy at Facebook worked for Hillary at The State Department? Or that the Head of Content Policy worked for the Hillary presidential campaign?
Did you know that the person at Facebook who currently “oversees programs on countering hate speech and promoting pluralism”, and “develops internal third party education and drives thought leadership on hate speech and content moderation” was one of Obama’s policy advisers at The White House? Do you even know what “pluralism” is? Let me help you out:
Pluralism (political theory)
Classical pluralism is the view that politics and decision making are located mostly in the framework of government, but that many non-governmental groups use their resources to exert influence. The central question for classical pluralism is how power and influence are distributed in a political process. Groups of individuals try to maximize their interests. Lines of conflict are multiple and shifting as power is a continuous bargaining process between competing groups.
“The term pluralism is generally used to contrast with so called ‘mainstream’ economics teaching which generally only focusses [sic] on one school of economic thought called neo-classical economics…. that economic teaching should include other schools of thought such as complexity, institutional, post-Keynesianism and Marxist economics”
Why does Facebook have someone whose job is to show others how to use their platform as a type of privatized government and “exert influence” over the public? And what exactly does it mean for Facebook to “exert influence” over the public?
I think we’ve been witnessing a little more of that every day.
How about YouTube? How does Laura Southern’s documentary about the border get removed from YouTube within 24 hours of posting without any reason or explanation? What if I told you a Policy Manager at YouTube, before becoming a Policy Manager at YouTube, was employed by Hillary for America and was a manager in Obama’s campaign before that?
What if I told you YouTube’s Global Content Policy Lead previously worked at the DNC? Did you know the person responsible for “growing the next generation of stars” on YouTube worked in the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House under Obama? Or that the person in charge of developing the careers of YouTube creators was the Director of Video for Obama?
Still not buying in?
Speaking of helping the careers of creators, did you know Vox, the company that got Steven Crowder demonetized, was one of the companies that YouTube doled out $20 million dollars to, for ‘educational videos’?
Ten people, directly connected to the progressive Democrat political machine who are now controlling our conversations online. Sounds like an important alarm, no? What if I told you there were nearly a hundred more?
By the way, did you know the Public Policy Manager for Global Elections at Facebook was on Obama’s National Security Council (Director for Russia) before he was a Special Advisor for Joe Biden? What kind of election policy do you think he will advocate for at Facebook leading into 2020?
What about Twitter?
The “primary spokesperson and communications lead for the 2016 U.S. Presidential election” at Twitter was previously Kamala Harris’ Press Secretary. A Trust & Safety manager who “developed operations and policies related to privacy and free expression” previously worked at the Clinton Global Initiative and at the State Department under Hillary Clinton.
A Twitter Director of Public Policy was originally a Press Secretary for John Edwards (D), and Erskine Bowles (D), and Senator Salazar (D), and Senator Barack Obama (D), he was a Policy Director for Obama’s Presidential campaign, a Policy Advisor at the White House, Special Assistant to the President, and then he spent three short months on the Clinton-Kaine Presidential Transition Team before deciding to take a job directing public policy at Twitter.