ORDER15 has been talking about it over the past few months and There have been murmurs about it for years.
Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.
So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media.
Hashtags, keywords and flagged accounts, logged in various databases, will be shared and enforced across the web. Shutting down content identified as unacceptable will now be streamlined, and leave unpopular posters with fewer places to peddle their extremist, outside views.
According to Yahoo! News:
Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.
The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos – of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.
“We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online,” the companies said in a statement on Tuesday.
The European Union set up an EU Internet Forum last year bringing together the internet companies, interior ministers and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to find ways of removing extremist content.
Many current incidents are being used to push the idea that a new online policing – and a pulling of the weeds – is now necessary.
The “fake news” purging campaign has reached across the blogosphere and alternative media and punished websites that have dared to report on such taboo topics as Pizzagate, Wikileaks email dumps, any controversial aspects of the Syrian war and many other serious topics which these agenda-driven companies have opted to suppress.
While these platforms offer the opportunity to reach a wide audience, the centrality of ubiquitous platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter is, obviously, that they have the power to delete accounts and drive down audience response by tweaking the algorithm.
They can make you invisible.
That is the state of free speech in 2016. It can be eradicated at a moment’s notice, and perhaps for reasons you aren’t even aware of.
ORDER15 started using the Russian Facebook WWW.VK.COM at the start of 2016 as soon as we realised our movement logo was being used a reason to shut down our groups and pages on Facebook. We have also found that despite more than 11 thousand fans on our main page often no more than 300 people actually see our posts in their feed, all this on top of the press release from the pewdiepie the worlds most watched youtuber that hes going to delete his youtube channel because youtube is using it’s algorithms to squeeze him out of the top spot. One of the reasons he gives is because hes ”white” This is all marks a step up in the elites assault on free speech. and will make for a bumpy ride as we all try to find new safer freer social networks.
You can find us on the Russian ever growing rival of facebook, vk here ORDER15 We look forward to seeing you.