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Wikipedia Co-Founder Slams Zuckerberg, Big Tech For “Appalling” Internet

“They can control what you see”.

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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has slammed Facebook and Twitter for abusing their power to create an “appalling” Internet while advocating “decentralized” social networks as the solution.

“They can shape your experience, they can control what you see, when you see it and you become essentially a cog in their machine,” Sanger told CNBC.

Sanger said that it was “appalling frankly” how the Internet had developed since 2001, with companies exploiting users’ data to make vast profits at the cost of “massive violations” of privacy.

He directly called out Mark Zuckerberg as being “too controlling” and having no idea about “bottom up” networks.

“The internet wouldn’t have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today,” said Sanger.

Sanger’s solution, outlined in his Declaration of Digital Independence, is that these “vast digital empires” need to be replaced by networks of decentralized individuals.

This would return the Internet to becoming “freer,” the very foundation on which it was created in the first place, according to the Wikipedia co-founder.

“These networks would, for example, allow individuals to publish information online without going through a central organization, like a corporation. In the same way that bitcoin is a “decentralized” asset not subject to authorities like central banks, decentralized social networks would mean no single platform could control users’ data online,” reports CNBC.

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Owen Shroyer Arrested For Silent Protest in U.S. Capitol

First Amendment check?

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UPDATE: Sources inside DC police tell us Shroyer will be held overnight and will be appearing before a judge tomorrow morning in the DC Superior Court.

Radio host Owen Shroyer was arrested after staging a protest outside the Trump impeachment trial despite anti-Trump demonstrators being left alone while protesting at the exact same location.

Shroyer held a sign which read, “Tech companies banned me from social media, Democrats are trying to ban me form the Capitol.”

“What you are doing is considered an active demonstration,” one capitol security officer tells Shroyer, adding, “If you don’t cease and desist, you will be arrested.”

Shroyer is later told a small paper sign he’s holding up is considered a “demonstration,” and that the capitol is a demonstration-free zone, despite anti-Trump demonstrators frequently being allowed to protest at the same location.

Owen was in DC this week not only to cover the Virginia gun rally and Women’s March, but to face charges for his arrest last month after he disrupted Trump impeachment proceedings.

The First Amendment is on life support.

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German Language Police Group Decides to ‘UnWord’ the Term ‘Climate Hysteria’

Orwell rolls in his grave; Newspeak dictionary 2020.

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A German panel of linguists which decides on a new word to ‘ban’ every year has announced the ‘un-wording’ of the term “climate hysteria” because it undermines propaganda about man-made global warming.

First of all, just let it sink in that there is an organization comprised of linguists which exists solely to ‘ban’ words and terms that they don’t like. Their action is known as ‘Un-word of the year’.

They’re literally attempting to re-create 1984’s Newspeak dictionary, which shrank in size year after year in order to eliminate language and limit free thought and free speech, making it harder for the plebs to vocalize their opposition to The Party.

As you may have suspected, every word or term already ‘banned’ by the group in recent years are ones used by conservatives to challenge leftist political tropes. Imagine my shock.

Terms ‘un-worded’ in recent years include “alternative facts,” “do-gooder,” “Lügenpresse” (liar press) and “welfare tourism” (referring to “foreigners in Germany allegedly leeching on the welfare system.”)

The panel says it exists to discourage the use of words that “discriminate against societal groups or may be euphemistic, disguising or misleading.”

Perhaps nervous that more Germans appear to be rejecting the cult of man-made climate change despite vociferous propaganda, this year the panel has chosen to ‘un-word’ the term “climate hysteria.”

According to the panel, which contains no scientists, the term “defames climate protection efforts and the climate protection movement, and discredits important discussions about climate protection.”

“Keeping the Newspeak Dictionary as thin as possible in hopes that this will narrow our range of thought is a progressive priority,” writes Dave Blount . “Any word or term that can be used to undermine leftist ideology will eventually be removed from the permissible vocabulary. That’s the point of having a Newspeak Dictionary.”

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Denver Post Columnist Says He Was Fired For His Belief There Are Only Two Sexes

Refused to “use only the words mandated by the perpetually offended.”

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The Denver Post’s most read columnist says he was fired by the newspaper for his belief that there are only two sexes.

In a Facebook post, Jon Caldara said he was dismissed because his writing was too “insensitive.”

“My column is not a soft voiced, sticky sweet NPR-styled piece which employs the language now mandated by the victim-centric, identity politics driven media,” wrote Caldara.

“What seemed to be the last straw for my column was my insistence that there are only two sexes and my frustration that to be inclusive of the transgendered (even that word isn’t allowed) we must lose our right to free speech,” he added.

The columnist said that he refused to bend the knee to “newspeak” and declined to “use only the words mandated by the perpetually offended,” adding that conservatives are now mandated to “use the language of their ideological opponents.”

Caldara said he was in favor of gay marriage, had LGBT friends and didn’t care who used what bathroom, but that wasn’t enough. Refusing to adopt the language of ‘woke’ ideological storm troopers who now patrol the boundaries of acceptable language is a cardinal sin worthy of cancellation.

“People from this community have rights which we must protect,” wrote Caldara. “But to force us to use inaccurate pronouns, to force us to teach our kids that there are more than two sexes, to call what is plainly a man in a dress, well, not a man in a dress violates our right of speech.”

Caldara concluded his Facebook post by asserting that this policing of language will lead to a repeat of 2016 and Donald Trump’s re-election.

“Thank you media. Your intolerance created him,” wrote Caldara.

“Caldara’s column revealed that he does not agree with the declaration by the Associated Press that biology be damned, sex and gender are not binary. Nor does he approve of a Colorado law requiring elementary school children to be indoctrinated with transgender dogma. No worries; the public is safe, now that this thought criminal has been deplatformed,” comments the Moonbattery blog.

Quite what Caldara was still doing working within the mainstream media given his belief in the value of “free speech” is a mystery given much of the media is now devoted to smearing and deplatform those who exercise it.

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