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Facebook Setting Up Lobbying Group To Argue Big Tech Is “Essential To Free Speech”

Also intends to argue that it must be allowed to compete with Chinese tech firms.

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Facebook is setting up an advocacy group in Washington DC with the sole aim of preventing the US government from regulating the company. The lobbying group will claim that big tech is (vomit bags at the ready) “essential to the future of free speech.”

The details were revealed in a Washington Post report which details how the group, to be called ‘American Edge’ will spend millions in advertising and political greasing to prevent regulation.

“The setup essentially allows it to navigate a thicket of tax laws in such a way that it can raise money, and blitz the airwaves with ads, without the obligation of disclosing all of its donors.” the report states.

The Post also states that the lobbying effort will involve arguments that “strong restrictions imposed on tech giants could hurt US firms and ultimately serve to aid their competitors, particularly in China.”

Confirming its involvement to the Post, Facebook claimed that the lobbying group will “help build support for our industry.”

Facebook is desperate to avoid regulation because it would mean an entire overhaul of its business structure.

The company is currently facing an antitrust probe in addition to several lawsuits from companies and individuals all over the world accusing the social media network of politically motivated censorship.

Facebook has shown time after time that it is a politically partisan organisation, and as such should be subject to oversight, critics have argued.

Last week it was revealed that one of Facebook’s new “content oversight board” members who will decide what information is censored by the social media giant is Pamela Karlan, a leftist who infamously made Barron Trump the punch line of a joke.

Another member of the company’s new censorship council is a pro-Muslim Brotherhood Yemeni activist who became one of the faces of the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

These are the people who will be deciding whether your Facebook posts violate the social media network’s increasingly draconian rules.

Facebook has also recently been banning ‘misinformation’ about the coronavirus, as determined by someone who previously worked in the Wuhan bio-lab.

Facebook’s every move is designed to satiate a rabid obsession with controlling society. The fact that the company is arguing it is defending free speech in doing so is insidiously Orwellian.

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Report: Scottish Government’s Vax Passport Sending People’s Private Data To Amazon, Microsoft

“Data has been shared with third parties without people having the option to opt out or without even being made aware that this is happening”

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As if the liberty erasing connotations of vaccine passports were not enough on their own, it has been revealed that the Scottish government has allowed data from the scheme to be shared with private companies including Amazon.

The Daily Record reports, “We have learned the NHS mobile phone app which presents the personal medical information in the form of a QR Code shares data with companies including Amazon, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Royal Mail and an AI facial recognition firm.”

Users of the vaccine passport app were not informed their data would be shared, according to the report.

Commenting on the findings, Sam Grant of privacy advocate group Liberty warned “Vaccine passports create a two-tier society and already many people in Scotland have been coerced into getting a vaccine passport in order to attend events and access certain parts of society.”

Grant added, “It’s extremely concerning that, in doing so, data has been shared with third parties without people having the option to opt out or without even being made aware that this is happening. This only furthers the wide concerns people already have around vaccine passports.”

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat party, Alex Cole-Hamilton, also stated that his party “have repeatedly warned the Government that data protection is virtually non-existent – a simple screenshot was enough to bypass whatever ‘security measures’ the system had in place.”

“The launch was a shambles and the IT system struggled to cope,” Cole-Hamilton explained, adding “Everyone has the right to medical privacy; nobody should ever have to provide part of their medical history to a bouncer or a series of private companies. That is just simply absurd.”

Silkie Carlo, the head of another Privacy advocate group, Big Brother Watch, explained Monday why the vaccine passports are a total failure in Scotland:

The British government has consistently lied about the introduction of vaccine passports:

Government data, and peer reviewed studies, show that the vaccinated are just as likely to spread the virus as the unvaxxed.

That being the case, the case for vaccine passports has been completely demolished:

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    YouTube Creator Slams Company’s Removal Of ‘Dislike’ Button As “Stupid Move”

    Updates first ever video upload to the platform with comment “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is.”

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    The co-founder of YouTube has labelled the company’s decision to remove the ‘dislike’ button as a “Stupid move.”

    Jawed Karim, who sold his stake in YouTube for $65 million in 2006, was the first person to ever upload a video to YouTube and he used that video to comment on the scrapping of the ‘thumb down’ button.

    In the description section of the video, which shows the engineer visiting San Diego zoo 16 years ago, Karim edited in the comment “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube.”

    YouTube announced it will hide ‘dislikes’ from videos, reasoning that it will curb “creator harassment,” yet critics pointed out that this is merely a way of removing the huge amount of downvotes on videos posted by the Biden administration. 

    Another respondent pointed out the massive dislike ratio received by the Fauci propaganda movie.

    With the recent popularity of the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ meme, this seems like another transparent attempt to protect the plunging popularity of Biden, whose approval rating just fell to a record low.

    As we previously highlighted, despite being “the most popular president in U.S. history” after his *totally not unusual* vote record, Joe Biden didn’t fare too well on YouTube in the days after his inauguration, where every single video posted to the official White House channel received massive downvote ratios.

    Thanks to YouTube, those ratios will apparently never be a problem again.

    However, some have suggested that YouTube may be backflipping on the decision, with some dislikes that disappeared now reappearing on Monday.

    As News.au.com noted, the most hated video on the platform, YouTube’s own ‘rewind 2018’ video, had it’s awful ratio removed recently, but then it reappeared:

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    Instagram Censors Evolutionary Biologist For Post Pointing Out Men Are Physically Stronger Than Women

    This is what anti-science looks like

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    Facebook owned Instagram has censored Evolutionary biologist Colin Wright after he posted a chart that proves men are biologically stronger than women in a range of sports, even if they have undergone gender transitioning treatment.

    Instagram removed Wright’s post which contained a chart from a scientific study titled Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage.

    The peer-reviewed study was published in the journal Medicine & Sports, which has been in wide circulation since 1969. 

    The study by researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm found that biological males categorically have performance advantages over biological females across sports that are contested in the Olympics.

    Wright also noted that he wasn’t able to appeal the censorship, despite Instagram claiming he could do so:

    The study, one of several to conclude the same thing, found that the use of typical testosterone suppression methods doesn’t diminish the performance advantage that exists between biological men and women by a significant amount.

    The study, which was published before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, also found that even after three years of hormone therapy, transgender women on average still retain strength advantages over biological women.

    However, as far as big tech is concerned, on this occasion the science is hate speech:

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