Facebook knows who you are
In the past, I have written about Social Media Censorship and how those of us who don’t conform to the leftist ideology can be labeled as “deplorable.”
Sadly, my fears have come to pass. On May 3rd of 2019, Facebook announced the bannings of several high-profile conservatives such as Alex Jones, Paul J. Watson, Milo Yiannopolis, Laura Loomer among others. Facebook is, of course, within its right to ban people from its platform, however, with the sheer size and scope of influence on our daily lives that Facebook has, these bannings are especially worrisome.
Facebook admitted that they didn’t ban these people for their actions on Facebook, but rather, what they did OFF the site. This is troubling for a number of reasons. Firstly, what someone does off of Facebook’s platform shouldn’t even factor in to what Facebook should consider acceptable behavior. Secondly, the timing of these bans is relatively close to the 2020 election season and all of the people who were banned are notable Trump supporters with many followers. One could easily argue that Facebook is engaging in Election Interference by doing this. And lastly, and possibly most worrisome of all, Facebook is looking to get into the Crypto-currency market.
For those who don’t know, Crypto-Currency is another form of online payment that can be used to buy goods and services. As it’s encrypted (hence the name), it’s much harder for hackers to get at the data and steal what money you have there. Plus it’s far easier to transfer the money from one country to another without the government putting a freeze on your assets if you need to flee the country for whatever reason.
The reason that this last one is so worrisome is because Facebook banned people from using its platform for things they did off of the platform. And as we have seen with Mastercard and Chase bank recently, people can be cut off from their bank accounts and credit cards with ease if enough of a fuss is raised about the person in question.
How many of you still use cash? I know that I don’t use cash very much, it’s so much easier to use a debit or credit card. And there are more and more places in the U.S. and around the world that are not accepting cash transactions, only debit or credit cards. Some are even taking Bitcoin (a form of Crypto-currency) now.
But imagine in the future if Facebook gets into the Crypto-currency market.
“We only accept Visa, Master card or Facebook Funbucks here and it looks like you are on Facebook’s naughty list, so all your accounts have been frozen, you can’t buy that item.”
Before you go “that won’t happen,” just remember that people have had their credit cards frozen by the companies for simply having the wrong political opinion. Patreon has blocked payments to people for the same reason. Paypal as well. And I mentioned Chase bank above.
Some of you will no doubt go, “I don’t have a Facebook account, therefore I won’t be affected.” To that I say, “Yes you will.”
You see, Facebook has “shadow profiles” of you, even if you don’t ever use their platform. Have any friends on Facebook? Have any relatives on Facebook? If so, how many of them have put their contact information into Facebook from their phone?
If even one of them does, Facebook has information on you. Then they start cross-referencing that with any other data they have. Friend or family member took a picture that you’re in and uploaded it to Facebook to share? Now Facebook knows what you look like.
And no, this is not hypothetical, this is real. Look up “Facebook Shadow Profiles.” While Mark Zuckerberg has said, “I don’t know that term” in regards to Shadow Profiles, he is lying, he knows what that term means. Facebook likely uses a different official term, but it’s the same thing.
This is the future that is coming and it’s coming fast. If you want to know more about how it will turn out, look up the “Chinese Social Credit Score” system and realize that Facebook, Master card and others are implementing it, right now, in America and Europe.
Going back to the people banned by Facebook. One could argue that Infowars and Alex Jones being banned from Facebook is because Facebook doesn’t want to allow conspiracy theories to spread on their platform, one has to wonder why MSNBC and CNN are still allowed on Facebook then, since they spent 2+ years spreading fake news and conspiracy theories about a hoax that was used as part of an attempted coup to take down a duly elected President of the United States.
But why is Milo Yiannopolis banned? From what I can tell, since being let go from Breitbart, he has been very low key and not causing trouble. But what do I know? I don’t follow him.
Paul J. Watson might be a bit spicy with his attitude, but he has always denounced violence on all sides, as well as the hypocrisy of the establishment class and modern attitudes in life and culture.
Laura Loomer tweeted out that the Establishment Conservatives who are cheering the ban do not realize that as soon as everyone to the Right of them are banned, they will be next.
Thankfully, in a series of tweets, President Trump has lambasted Facebook’s actions and even retweeted (shared to his followers for those who don’t know Twitter-lingo) both Paul J. Watson and Laura Loomer’s tweets about the ban.
We’ll see where this goes, hopefully something will be done before it becomes too late.
But remember what I said about the “Pressure Cooker” scenario?
Because you’re seeing it now.