From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Facebook and the Deep State
“The company’s business depends on observing users’ online behaviour and selling their attention to advertisers, who pay money to reach specific groups of users based on minute details gleaned about their identities, their interests and where they are. This requires a delicate balancing act between catering to users, whose attention Facebook must keep, and advertisers, who pay the bills. To date the firm has mostly favoured growth over careful checks that its ‘community’, as it calls its 2.1bn users, is being properly protected.” If Facebook Will Not Fix Itself Will Congress? https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21740387-if-facebook-will-not-fix-itself-will-congress-fit-it-mr-zuckerberg-goes-washington
The scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of Facebook user profiles then using them to craft specific ads targeting users to benefit their clients ( in this case Donald Trump) has not exposed the deep state connections inherent in such an arrangement. The corporate mind control apparatus is downplaying and even suppressing the truth about Facebook’s nefarious ties to the 1%’s shadow government. It is not just a question of Mak Zuckeberg’s cavalier attitude about privacy breeches, most perceptive people realize Zuckerberg is merely the public face of Facebook, that the platform is really a tool of hidden forces including the fascist “deep state”. Mark Zuckerberg’s recent appearance before US Senate hearings was a choreographed sham. Most of the Senators who grilled Zuckerberg took campaign contributions (bribes) from him! See http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49195.htm to discover who got how much.
Facebook is more than you think it is! “Facebook is on track to become more powerful than the National Security Agency — so says a senior advisor to the US military intelligence community who predicted the rise of artificial intelligence and robot warfare. In less than a decade, Facebook’s growth will mean it potentially has the ability to monitor almost everyone on the planet. This will make the firm more powerful than any other government contractor in the world. This prospect has dangerous ramifications for democracy. Increasing evidence reveals that Facebook’s most lucrative business model is to outsource itself as a conduit for psychological warfare to any third party that wants to influence the beliefs and behaviors of citizens.” Facebook Will Become More Powerful Than the NSA In Ten years Unless We Stop It – Nafeez Ahmed https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-facebook-will-infiltrate-national-elections-and-rule-the-world-in-less-than-10-years-unless-732da197b8fd
Facebook is a Trojan horse that we willingly invite into our lives because it is “free” but once we sign up some of us become addicted to it. That was by design. Facebook executives say they have kept the service free by selling ads to companies and other entities. Anyone can buy Facebook ads https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/how-much-facebook-ads-cost and advertising on the platform has its advantages because Facebook is an extremely popular and effective platform.
That is one positive aspect, but the platform is being used for extremely wicked purposes. Facebook was originally funded not just by investors looking to profit from the development of an innovative program, but by corporations and intelligence services to use the platform as a way to spy on us, sell us stuff, program us, manipulate our habits and sense of reality and prescribe popular culture. “The Big Four tech giants control most of the world’s information flow, drug and food supply. Google and Facebook tried to manipulate the recent presidential election by prioritising, and sometimes burying content altogether. Throughout the history of human civilisation, including periods of ecclesiastical rule, no entity has had as much power to influence and control the social and political ideals of billions of people with zero oversight or regulation as these tech giants. Democracy’s only hope is for Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to be broken up and regulated… Google and Facebook’s internet supremacy has far reaching implications; arguably, they endeavoured to manipulate the recent presidential election by prioritising, and sometimes altogether burying, content. Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt was even on Hillary Clinton’s election committee. Facebook goes a step further than Google in individually curating content, segregating its users into political bubbles so the users only see their own ideals reinforced. The polarisation of political views means that users are likely to adhere to an entire set of campaign positions rather than consider that some positions on each side might be credible.” Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter Are Evil by Mitch Feierstein https://renegadeinc.com/google-amazon-facebook-twitter-evil/ Don’t hold your breath waiting for the US to regulate Facebook, it’s too well connected.
Facebook’s connections to Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Securities Communications Laboratory (SCL and SCL Elections) is just the tip of the iceberg. “But the relationship between Facebook and U.S. elites and their intelligence agencies may be closer than that. There are certainly things that suggest a closer look is required. You have to ask yourself about the money for example. Facebook is not a small application and even in its infancy it would have required massive computing power. Who paid for that power, and why? You also have to note that Facebook itself was created by an elite student, at an elite university, in a context where elite norms and values rule the day. Surprising enough when you think about it, but the real kick in the head is the fact that Facebook executives are conducting massive (and massively unethical) experiments on users. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences entitled ‘Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks,’ Facebook scientists reported the results of a massive CIA linked experiment designed to see if they could control emotions… The CIA has been conducting experiments on consciousness and mass consciousness since their LSD work in the fifties and sixties (look up Project MKUltra), and while Facebook and other social media may try to distance themselves from military connections, quickly erasing intimations and implications of connection (Martens and Martens, 2014), the financial and social linkages are clearly there, if somebody would just bother to look (hint, hint). And if this doesn’t convince you to question that blue monstrosity you’ve plugged yourself into, consider Google, the other big intelligence technology. It has been recently noted that Google is capable of rigging elections (Epstein, 2015). That’s, incredible and incredibly powerful.” Facebook, CIA, Social Science Google and You –Mike Sosteric https://www.sociology.org/facebook-spy-machine/
The myth about Facebook’s founding propagated by the film Social Network is pure disinformation. There are insidious facts about the funding and rise of Facebook that are being purposely suppressed. As I wrote last week, Facebook is not your friend.