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[–]Nechama 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

When social media gets to the point they can decide which government agencies and departments for different countries can be heard from you know we're in trouble.

[–]exPFCwintergreen 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ain't that the truth?

[–]exPFCwintergreen 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Seriously, the FCC should take both Twitter and YouTube down until they learn to play nice with other media. The word "unbiased" comes to mind.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

At some point they get to a size where they should be a public utility like sidewalks and water pipes.

Either that, or anti-trust laws should apply and it should be broken in to pieces.

But as it is, it's just reshaping the media landscape to the highest bidder through the virtual monopoly it has over online video.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At this point it's a natural extension of net neutrality. Although ISPs have more potential for censorship, since such social networks cannot prevent you from making your own website, in today's centralized internet censorship by sites like Facebook and Twitter is still a concern. Nowadays people mostly use a handful of websites.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well we need to create some political will, cause the sold out crew in Congress isn't going to make a move like that with the current climate.
We'll probably see a new 9/11 false flag, and my hope it's the truther horde descends upon every federal and state representatives office and scare the politicians back into place.
The corporations have the money, but they don't vote.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Well this is next level fuckery YouTube. I can only hope the backlash spreads far and wide.

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

crash and burn

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

This is complete Ministry of Truth bullshit. We are so hosed from every direction--what are we going to do?

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

what do you mean? we are already doing it by using non msm platforms and open source intel resources. saidit is a great example and there are many dedicated people working every day on getting the truth out. crowdsourcing the news..

mainstream dinosaur media? screw those guys! :-)


[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're right, these are great examples of solutions. I'm just feeling overwhelmed by the growing momentum of the sinister machine today. :/

Thank you for the reminder we still have some means and power available!

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

We are, but the overwhelming majority of the US populace isn't. We are a fairly insular group.
How do we get the rest of the public on board, when they don't even realize there's a problem.

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

research says that if we manage to activate only five percent of a population, its enough to effectively change the society - the rest, the passive ones.