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Thank goodness for real whistle blowers-those who have righteous intentions, who are truly courageous, who therefore suffer loss of income, leave their jobs for reasons of conscience and must brave the slings and arrows from all sides. There are only a few of them you know about and this week I call your attention to one from the multinational tech octopus...Google.
His name is Mr. Zach Vorhies and he was an insider, a senior software engineer for over eight years, invited to work on projects which included creating algorithms to "de-rank" and de-platform small businesses and e-commerce and push Amazon to the top. He was able to procure Google inside presentations proving their aim was to "program people" to have bias against President Trump, affect/interfere in US elections, "prediction keys" to sway search results by "auto suggestion" only showing "liberal/democrat" oriented results and hiding "damaging" reports on certain personalities (Clintons, Ghislaine Maxwell, Ilhan Omar, Bidens, etc) concealing or "erasing" alternative health sites and deliberately altering perceptions by omission, lies, manipulations and contrived trends, peer pressure and manufactured "consensus". He witnessed firsthand these dictatorial power trips and decided to collect evidence, resign and reveal.
Zach was threatened, investigated and continues to be stalked and harassed, but he perseveres. This is a true "whistle blower" unlike those who simply manipulate and leak information for attention and possibly financial and social capital gains. You can watch Zach present internal documents/evidence on this video and others on the net. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xZLvBev730&feature=emb_logo
I suggest you switch search engines, too. Try Qwant.com or Duckduckgo or Gibiru. None of them have ads, FYI. Here is another discussion with Zach Vorhies:
In discussing the future of "free speech" it is important to bring up what is happening in Germany this week - hearkening back to the rise of the German Democratic Socialist Party in the 1930s (real Nazis) - the German leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, just announced that "freedom of expression must be curtailed in order to keep society free."
"The debate over free speech in Germany has intensified since the country accepted over a million migrants from the Middle East and North Africa from 2015 onwards. Many Germans have found themselves hit with charges of hate speech for pointing out ‘hate facts’ like migrants being responsible for crimes and sexual assaults. This happened despite the German government’s own numbers showing violent crime in Germany rose by 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016 and that more than 90 per cent of the rise was attributable to young male “refugees.” Lawmakers in one area of Germany even attempted to pass a law that would have jailed people for insulting the EU anthem or burning the EU flag. www.zerohedge.com/political/angela-merkel-says-freedom-speech-must-be-curtailed-keep-society-free
Up to the present day, governments imposing new "orders" for societal conduct and implementing new laws, would utilize law enforcement, military and even mercenaries to enforce the new (and often unpopular and un-legislated) changes. This is happening right now in Iraq, Chile, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Iran and Brazil.
Yet more sinister and crippling is the fact that multinational tech companies - such as Alphabet (Google) and social media companies (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) which are wielding their monopolistic and financial leverage over the entire world by limiting, skewing, erasing and fabricating information and access; are influencing entire societies, national, regional and local elections, small businesses and reputations across the board. They have no accountability yet, since they have successfully deterred any effective political or legislative actions to restrict them.
Instead of having to use military and law enforcement resources and/or personnel-these gargantuan companies use artificial intelligence (AI) cyber crime, stealth platforms, rankings, visibility and deletion/de-platforming as their storm trooper tactics. These companies own the most sophisticated surveillance technologies and the patents on the planet. They make a huge profit on data collection, predictive analytics (what you will watch, what you will buy, who you will contact, how you will vote) but have no allegiance to any particular country or belief. Their goal is to control the "target population" for the maximum profit, maximum consumption of their products with the least competition or interference.
Social engineering is one of their prime directives...engineering to their (the companies) idea of "utopia". These are a very few people at the senior executive level making decisions on how billions of people "should behave and live". These companies have heretofore been "hacking democracies" with impunity. They are aggressive and will use any methods necessary to "go after anyone, any group, any strategy" which hinders their progress in any way.
The results for individuals "black listed" by these companies- and yes they do keep "black lists"- can be loss of income, of possible employment, of shelter, of reputation, of livelihood...of existence in contemporary society. Their example will serve to deter others. Express a "non-conforming opinion" or what they determine as "hate speech" or even "hate facts" or whistle blow on their company, and you will be identified, harassed, discredited and soon....like the "social credit system" already in place in China and the Gulf states..categorized as "unsatisfactory" or worse.
There is no "appeal for redress" at Google. You will probably never know if you are on a "black list" until some of these adverse events transpire in your or your business's life. Like the "no fly list" once you are on, it is almost impossible to navigate through the spider web of bureaucracy to get off, or know why you were put on this list in the first place. Bots, AI, Machine Learning censorship will be responsible. No humans need be involved. No humans can be approached to correct their "errors". These "operators" have plausible deniability..."it's not my/our fault...it's the algorithm/program". A 21st century excuse similar to "the devil made me do it!" www.wired.com/story/tainted-data-teach-algorithms-wrong-lessons/
The decision by Google and Facebook to de-platform alternative medical sites, complementary medical news and "top rank" major pharmaceutical companies adversely affects the possibilities for individuals to have informed choice for their medical treatments and medical providers.
"When choices are removed, information is suppressed, and falsifications are pushed to the forefront, simply put, that is mind control. Google has literally altered millions of minds by weaponizing their technology for psychological warfare, and this should not be taken lightly." www.coreysdigs.com/big-tech/controlling-minds-narratives-elections-google-youtube-facebook-twitter/
The United States is home base to most of the world's major tech companies. Legislation to investigate and possibly "break up" and re-categorize certain media sites as "publishers" (giving more recourse and accountability to the public and the courts) has not been forthcoming. Google (for example) contributes millions of US dollars to various politicians, political campaigns, foundations (Clinton Foundation) which receive money and benefits. Google was one of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign donors in her 2016 presidential run, Eric Schmidt offered to setup her tech campaign, and Google’s autocomplete feature impacted 2.6 – 10.4 million votes in Hillary Clinton’s favor. In return, no legislation was proposed, no fines imposed and overseas, Google was free to "experiment" with it's new policies and programs away from scrutiny.
However, the tide may be turning as more and more people are adversely affected by these tech giants whimsical policies. Alternatives will arise and legislation will be drafted. This is already happening outside the United States-in Europe and in Russia.
"The European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union (EU), has launched an anti-trust investigation into Google. It follows allegations from competitors that Google manipulated search results unfairly and rigged the online advertising market." www.computerworld.com/article/2469754/europe-investigates-google--rigged-search-rankings-.html
More needs to be done now, in the American political/legal system, to counter the growth, influence and indoctrination by these large tech and social media companies. The slow turns of the American Congress are stymied by the "circus of impeachment hearings" distracting from more important work such as creating laws which match up and catch up to the leviathan tech reach Google, Youtube Facebook/Instagram and Twitter - enjoy. One way to weaken their invasion is to withhold your patronage of these platforms and partner to create new competitive platforms.
As always, be discerning. Including a song covered by a Finnish band. Open your mind, ears and eyes to their version. Mix it up! Check your prejudices-yourself. 'Thunderstruck' by Steve'n'Seagulls (LIVE)
Until next Tuesday-God willing,