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When Michel SanSerif actually began to use Facebook he had 35 old Facebook friends on a web site he hadn't used at all in several years and only a hand-full of times previously. Some of these connections were so distant that their whole character and their very person were simply unknown. But some were old and dear high school friends and children he knew, people he grew up with. Michel grew slowly into the internet in those years, using it once or twice a year at the most and then a long sustained absence.

As an internet journalist he had written and published for others on various French web sites, in Paris, raised by parents who were themselves members of the French Resistance. Except they resisted everyone. They were Anarchists.

Here in America, bastion of freedom, Michel eyed the internet as a method of communicating critical ideas and set out to explore the potential. After several years at various activists sites, from Christian based anti-federal pro-Constitutionists to Anti-Israel Pro-Palestine Liberation groups, pro-Animal Rights, Indigenous Peoples Rights and even the highly acclaimed Dark Mountain Project [http://www.dark-mountain.net/blog/], he found himself unhappy with the results. No one was listening or he was preaching to the choir. The audiences seemed too small, just a handful of people here and there.

Michel decided to give Facebook a try, reluctantly. It was THE mainstream social network web site. He even spent several years actively participating on Gather.com, which is a semi-mainstream, smaller and a slightly more conservative social network originally designed for writers which then morphed or evolved into a Time/Newsweek/Science/Health/Travel/Entertainment Daily Newspaper written by its participants with everything from "How My Kids Spent Summer" to "Organic Breakfast With Fresh Eggs" to "Survivor Update" and "Next Dancing For the Stars". Of course there's the occasional or 'not-frequent-enough' weekly posts by Dave, Dave McGill, a good Gather friend but Michel only saw 10 or 20 comments per post on his own posts and even then many were critical and argumentative towards Michel's various social, economic and political views.

So here he was typing on Facebook. And he adopted some very critical positions, unpopular perspectives on major human interest and freedom based subjects across the globe. And he found an enormous number of people that agreed with him. They agreed on Vaccines, Food Additives, Water Fluoridation, Heck they agreed on almost everything, even some of his militant perspectives on banking. He amassed 125,000 connection "likes" to his page on Facebook alone. Regulars.

But Michel died suddenly in July of 2010 of unknown causes. He allegedly died shortly after finishing an investigative report on covert public opinion manipulation across the internet and he was about to make history exposing the corporations behind it and their banking partners. It never got published. He had discovered that almost 200,000 of his 300,000 total internet regular readers, the people that commented and interacted most frequently across dozens of web sites he published to, were algorithms designed by the global corporations to push certain opinions and capture the data.

He realized they were segmenting society into groups with labels. The Birthers, the Truthers, the Tea Partiers, the Patriots, the Constitutionalists, the Libertarians, the Conservative Right, the anti-Vaccine, the 911 groups, the Cancer Cure, the anti-Fluoride, the pro-Gaza pro-Palestinians, the anti-immigrationists, the pro-environmentalists, pro-Gun, pro-Sovereign and the anti-Federal Reserve folks; all these different human passions were being funneled into groups; catalogued, ID'd, filed and recorded and lists were being created.

Not just to target them, although surely an intention was to eventually criminalize certain anti-establishment behaviors, but to keep an eye on them also, to watch, listen, read, and to market to them too. To market ideas. Keep them in groups and control them all. Michel discovered that even his own passions had been marketed to him. Two thirds of his connections were sophisticated algorithms with complex opinions on a variety of subjects. Algorithms... he was talking to algorithms...


U.S. Gov‘t Software Creates ’Fake People’ to Spread Message via Social Networking
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Jazak'Allah Khair for posting this, gave me a good reason to quit it :|

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Jazak'Allah Khair for posting this, gave me a good reason to quit it :|



Jazak'Allah Khair Sis JWDPX . Thank you for posting this! I am out of the rabbithole for a few days and will be chillin. 8-) Muhahhahah! 8-) Muhahhahaha! Let's put a smile on everyone's faces! :twisted:



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:|

Now I feel compelled to use it even more now :D

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The Jewish hand behind Internet

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Im sure many have seen this video before, but it warrents repeating.

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EVERYBODY. THE ANSWER TO THIS TOPIC IS ON THE FOLLOWING CLIP, IT IS 1 HOUR!!! U MUST WATCH... ITS VERY INTERESTING...SOME TOPICS IN THIS VID ARNET SHOWN IN DEPTH, LIKE THE NWO SIDE?!?!












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Great info, thanks for posting that :)

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After reading this and seeing all the videos, I'm convinced to delete my Facebook account.. but for some reason, the http://www.madinah.com site I want to move on to as the new Facebook for myself, is not up and running.. anyone know why?


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FB = Modernday nazi technology

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Facebook: Five things to avoid

Don't...

...make friends with people you shouldn't

Men attracted to amputees befriended Charlotte Fielder Add as a friend? Think before clicking "confirm". Ms Fraill didn't. The juror said it was empathy that led her to track down Jamie Sewart - a defendant in a drugs trial - on Facebook and later become "friends" with her. The contact was disclosed to the judge and in less than a year Ms Fraill was back in court, this time in the dock.

While this case is a first in the UK to involve the internet, it is not the first time Facebook users have picked the wrong friends - and certainly won't be the last. Nathan Singh, a prison officer at HMP Leicester, was shown the door after serving inmates were found to be among his Facebook friends.

But bad choices are not always obvious. Charlotte Fielder, who was born missing a hand, unwittingly befriended men on Facebook who pretended to have lost a limb themselves, but were, in fact, sexually attracted to amputees. Later, she found her profile image had been copied and posted onto a pornographic website, where obscene comments were made.

...moan about your boss/customers/constituents

Warring parties should keep it political on Facebook, not make it personal It sounds obvious but is surprisingly common. A woman, known only as Lindsay, declared in a status update, "OMG I hate my job!" before launching into a personal attack on her boss. It was a matter of hours before she was reminded that her boss was among her "friends". He reportedly posted a response telling Lindsay not to bother coming in tomorrow. "I'll pop your P45 in the post. And yes, I'm serious," he wrote.

Virgin was also filling out P45s after airline cabin crew called their passengers "chavs" and said Virgin planes were full of cockroaches and engines were replaced four times a year. Their careers took a swift nosedive when 13 of them got the sack.

Politicians, in particular, seem prone to this pitfall. However impassioned your beliefs, it's ill-advised to make politics personal as Welsh assembly candidate Joe Lock learned. Last year, he placed a link to a Facebook group called Is Margaret Thatcher Dead Yet? with the comment, "Can't be long, fingers crossed." The Tories found the remarks "offensive" and "unacceptable for anyone seeking public office", and Mr Lock humbly apologised.

A Blackpool Labour councillor was also forced to eat his words after calling his own constituents "donkey-botherers" in a football jibe on Facebook that could be viewed by everyone. The Tories wrongly predicted "political suicide" - Simon Blackburn is now leader of the council.

A Kent Conservative election candidate prospered less well after he called local women "sluts". In a Facebook discussion, Payam Tamiz wrote that he wanted to settle down with "someone decent" but it was "impossible to find someone with morals and a bit of self-respect". After an unreserved apology, he resigned.

...upload dodgy photos

Sean Aspey's birthday celebrations turned sour over his costume choice Unless you look after your privacy settings, embarrassment and shame are almost inevitable on Facebook - from the mildly upsetting double-chin shot to one of glazed-over eyes and hand clamped to a wine bottle in some dark den.

If Sir John Sawers, whose position as head of MI6 would suggest someone adept at keeping things out of the public eye, can fall foul, then aren't we all in danger? His wife posted holiday snaps, including Sir John in Speedo trunks, alongside details about their children and the location of their flat. The details and photos were swiftly removed from the site - but it takes longer for images to fade from the collective memory.

A Lib Dem councillor in Wales had little to laugh about after his 'Allo 'Allo-themed birthday party. Sean Aspey posted on Facebook photos of himself, dressed as a Nazi officer from the TV comedy set in Nazi-occupied France. He was suspended from Porthcawl town council - not the best end to anyone's 40th birthday celebrations.

...enjoy your sick leave too much

If you've pulled a sickie or are genuinely ill, it's probably best to stay off Facebook. A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave for depression says she lost her benefits when her insurance agent found photos of her enjoying herself on Facebook, seemingly having fun in the sun and late nights out with friends. Nathalie Blanchard had been on leave from her job at IBM in Quebec for a year and maintains her activities were on doctors' orders as a way to beat depression.

Another woman lost her job when bosses spotted she was using Facebook, having earlier told them she was too ill to use a computer. The unnamed Swiss worker told her employer, Nationale Suisse, she had a migraine and needed to lie in a darkened room. She claimed she had been accessing the internet on her iPhone while in bed.

...spill secrets

Mum's the word: The MoD wants service families to watch what they say on Facebook You can't exactly whisper on Facebook, so secrets are best confined to corridors and corners.

Israel was among the first to get nervy about sensitive information appearing on the internet after a review of its troops' Facebook pages revealed detailed pictures of air bases, operations rooms and submarines. A new set of rules - which was not made public - included a ban on images of pilots and special unit members, and anything showing specific military manoeuvres.

The UK's Ministry of Defence is similarly concerned and has launched a campaign to encourage its personnel, and their friends and family, not to share sensitive information. In a video for the campaign, a mother is seen posting information about her son's forward operating base on Facebook - and is then seen having tea with an armed man in a balaclava.

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Shameless bump of my own topic for the newer members.

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Well, it appears the first vid J-Dub posted last year has been taken down. I think this is the same one.


Ermm, I think the only option left for us human beings is to talk in person, lol. What a bunch of control freaks! :crazy:


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Jazakallah for sharing this, Sis dubya!

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LeMaghrebin wrote:
The Jewish hand behind Internet

Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, MySpace, eBay...

http://www.radioislam.org/islam/english ... ternet.htm


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oh, wow I should to quit in few years ago until turned I was right.
when on-line I was feeling suspect from mystery shadows may been monitor me and you in any time! what is this mean? maybe secret agenda want is to spying us in order to gather information from us?

DIVIDE AND CONQUER?


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is it they want break core of Islam and humanity civilization?


is it ok for quit and delete my accounts include my photos, information etc?

any advise...any help?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule

In politics and sociology, divide and rule (derived from Latin: divide et impera) (also known as divide and conquer) is a combination of political, military and economic strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.

The maxims divide et impera and divide ut regnes were utilised by the Roman ruler Caesar and the French emperor Napoleon. There is the example of Gabinius parting the Jewish nation into five conventions, reported by Flavius Josephus in Book I, 169-170 of The Wars of the Jews (De bello Judaico).[1] Strabo also reports in Geography, 8.7.3[2] that the Achaean League was gradually dissolved under the Roman possession of the whole of Macedonia, owing to them not dealing with the several states in the same way, but wishing to preserve some and to destroy others.

In modern times, Traiano Boccalini cites "divide et impera" in La bilancia politica, 1,136 and 2,225 as a common principle in politics. The use of this technique is meant to empower the sovereign to control subjects, populations, or factions of different interests, who collectively might be able to oppose his rule. Machiavelli identifies a similar application to military strategy, advising in Book VI of The Art of War[3] (Dell'arte della guerra),[4] that a Captain should endeavor with every art to divide the forces of the enemy, either by making him suspicious of his men in whom he trusted, or by giving him cause that he has to separate his forces, and, because of this, become weaker.

The strategy of division and rule has been attributed to sovereigns ranging from Louis XI to the Habsburgs. Edward Coke denounces it in Chapter I of the Fourth Part of the Institutes, reporting that when it was demanded by the Lords and Commons what might be a principal motive for them to have good success in Parliament, it was answered: "Eritis insuperabiles, si fueritis inseparabiles. Explosum est illud diverbium: Divide, & impera, cum radix & vertex imperii in obedientium consensus rata sunt." [You would be insuperable if you were inseparable. This proverb, Divide and rule, has been rejected, since the root and the summit of authority are confirmed by the consent of the subjects.] On the other hand, in a minor variation, Sir Francis Bacon wrote the phrase "separa et impera" in a letter to James I of 15 February 1615. James Madison made this recommendation in a letter to Thomas Jefferson of 24 October 1787,[5] which summarized the thesis of The Federalist #10:[6] "Divide et impera, the reprobated axiom of tyranny, is under certain qualifications, the only policy, by which a republic can be administered on just principles." In Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch by Immanuel Kant (1795), Appendix one, Divide et impera is the third of three political maxims, the others being Fac et excusa and Si fecisti, nega.[7]

Elements of this technique involve:

creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects in order to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign
aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign
fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers
encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political and military spending
Historically this strategy was used in many different ways by empires seeking to expand their territories.

The concept is also mentioned as a strategy for market action in economics to get the most out of the players in a competitive market.

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[b]When Michel SanSerif actually began to use Facebook h


I hope this is just a pseudonym for sake of privacy?

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I'm so glad that I deleted my Facebook. When I did have it, I used it to share truth the way I do here. I did not use it for any other reason, except maybe put up my kids' photos, and all of my friends were people I knew personally. (And we all know that you can't actually DELETE your account, only deactivate it.) On top of this, the privacy on Facebook is a laughable joke that just wasn't funny anymore. It was ridiculous.

However, I kept getting warnings from my parents about this, because they were scared I would become a Targeted Individual. But it didn't stop me, I just kept posting truths. Then finally my parents got upset so I deleted my Facebook. But that doesn't stop me from using the internet for the sole purpose of finding truth. I am not scared of them the way others might be.

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10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-05-03/tech/29974530_1_zuckerberg-open-graph-facebook-s-ceo#ixzz1vFZbI9Qo

10. Facebook's Terms Of Service are completely one-sided. Let's start with the basics. Facebook's Terms Of Service state that not only do they own your data (section 2.1), but if you don't keep it up to date and accurate (section 4.6), they can terminate your account (section 14). You could argue that the terms are just protecting Facebook's interests, and are not in practice enforced, but in the context of their other activities, this defense is pretty weak. As you'll see, there's no reason to give them the benefit of the doubt. Essentially, they see their customers as unpaid employees for crowd-sourcing ad-targeting data.

9. Facebook's CEO has a documented history of unethical behavior. From the very beginning of Facebook's existence, there are questions about Zuckerberg's ethics. According to BusinessInsider.com, he used Facebook user data to guess email passwords and read personal email in order to discredit his rivals. These allegations, albeit unproven and somewhat dated, nonetheless raise troubling questions about the ethics of the CEO of the world's largest social network. They're particularly compelling given that Facebook chose to fork over $65M to settle a related lawsuit alleging that Zuckerberg had actually stolen the idea for Facebook.

8. Facebook has flat out declared war on privacy. Founder and CEO of Facebook, in defense of Facebook's privacy changes last January: "People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people. That social norm is just something that has evolved over time." More recently, in introducing the Open Graph API: "... the default is now social." Essentially, this means Facebook not only wants to know everything about you, and own that data, but to make it available to everybody. Which would not, by itself, necessarily be unethical, except that ...

7. Facebook is pulling a classic bait-and-switch. At the same time that they're telling developers how to access your data with new APIs, they are relatively quiet about explaining the implications of that to members. What this amounts to is a bait-and-switch. Facebook gets you to share information that you might not otherwise share, and then they make it publicly available. Since they are in the business of monetizing information about you for advertising purposes, this amounts to tricking their users into giving advertisers information about themselves. This is why Facebook is so much worse than Twitter in this regard: Twitter has made only the simplest (and thus, more credible) privacy claims and their customers know up front that all their tweets are public. It's also why the FTC is getting involved, and people are suing them (and winning). Update: Check out this excellent timeline from the EFF documenting the changes to Facebook's privacy policy.

6. Facebook is a bully. When Pete Warden demonstrated just how this bait-and-switch works (by crawling all the data that Facebook's privacy settings changes had inadvertently made public) they sued him. Keep in mind, this happened just before they announced the Open Graph API and stated that the "default is now social." So why sue an independent software developer and fledgling entrepreneur for making data publicly available when you're actually already planning to do that yourself? Their real agenda is pretty clear: they don't want their membership to know how much data is really available. It's one thing to talk to developers about how great all this sharing is going to be; quite another to actually see what that means in the form of files anyone can download and load into MatLab.

5. Even your private data is shared with applications. At this point, all your data is shared with applications that you install. Which means now you're not only trusting Facebook, but the application developers, too, many of whom are too small to worry much about keeping your data secure. And some of whom might be even more ethically challenged than Facebook. In practice, what this means is that all your data - all of it - must be effectively considered public, unless you simply never use any Facebook applications at all. Coupled with the OpenGraph API, you are no longer trusting Facebook, but the Facebook ecosystem.

4. Facebook is not technically competent enough to be trusted. Even if we weren't talking about ethical issues here, I can't trust Facebook's technical competence to make sure my data isn't hijacked. For example, their recent introduction of their "Like" button makes it rather easy for spammers to gain access to my feed and spam my social network. Or how about this gem for harvesting profile data? These are just the latest of a series of Keystone Kops mistakes, such as accidentally making users' profiles completely public, or the cross-site scripting hole that took them over two weeks to fix. They either don't care too much about your privacy or don't really have very good engineers, or perhaps both.

3. Facebook makes it incredibly difficult to truly delete your account. It's one thing to make data public or even mislead users about doing so; but where I really draw the line is that, once you decide you've had enough, it's pretty tricky to really delete your account. They make no promises about deleting your data and every application you've used may keep it as well. On top of that, account deletion is incredibly (and intentionally) confusing. When you go to your account settings, you're given an option to deactivate your account, which turns out not to be the same thing as deleting it. Deactivating means you can still be tagged in photos and be spammed by Facebook (you actually have to opt out of getting emails as part of the deactivation, an incredibly easy detail to overlook, since you think you're deleting your account). Finally, the moment you log back in, you're back like nothing ever happened! In fact, it's really not much different from not logging in for awhile. To actually delete your account, you have to find a link buried in the on-line help (by "buried" I mean it takes five clicks to get there). Or you can just click here. Basically, Facebook is trying to trick their users into allowing them to keep their data even after they've "deleted" their account.

2. Facebook doesn't (really) support the Open Web. The so-called Open Graph API is named so as to disguise its fundamentally closed nature. It's bad enough that the idea here is that we all pitch in and make it easier than ever to help Facebook collect more data about you. It's bad enough that most consumers will have no idea that this data is basically public. It's bad enough that they claim to own this data and are aiming to be the one source for accessing it. But then they are disingenuous enough to call it "open," when, in fact, it is completely proprietary to Facebook. You can't use this feature unless you're on Facebook. A truly open implementation would work with whichever social network we prefer, and it would look something like OpenLike. Similarly, they implement just enough of OpenID to claim they support it, while aggressively promoting a proprietary alternative, Facebook Connect.

1. The Facebook application itself sucks. Between the farms and the mafia wars and the "top news" (which always guesses wrong - is that configurable somehow?) and the myriad privacy settings and the annoying ads (with all that data about me, the best they can apparently do is promote dating sites, because, uh, I'm single) and the thousands upon thousands of crappy applications, Facebook is almost completely useless to me at this point. Yes, I could probably customize it better, but the navigation is ridiculous, so I don't bother. (And, yet, somehow, I can't even change colors or apply themes or do anything to make my page look personalized.) Let's not even get into how slowly your feed page loads. Basically, at this point, Facebook is more annoying than anything else.

Facebook is clearly determined to add every feature of every competing social network in an attempt to take over the Web (this is a never-ending quest that goes back to AOL and those damn CDs that were practically falling out of the sky). While Twitter isn't the most usable thing in the world, at least they've tried to stay focused and aren't trying to be everything to everyone.

I often hear people talking about Facebook as though they were some sort of monopoly or public trust. Well, they aren't. They owe us nothing. They can do whatever they want, within the bounds of the laws. (And keep in mind, even those criteria are pretty murky when it comes to social networking.) But that doesn't mean we have to actually put up with them. Furthermore, their long-term success is by no means guaranteed - have we all forgotten MySpace? Oh, right, we have. Regardless of the hype, the fact remains that Sergei Brin or Bill Gates or Warren Buffett could personally acquire a majority stake in Facebook without even straining their bank account. And Facebook's revenue remains more or less a rounding error for more established tech companies.

While social networking is a fun new application category enjoying remarkable growth, Facebook isn't the only game in town. I don't like their application nor how they do business and so I've made my choice to use other providers. And so can you...

Replace the word "Facebook" with Google and you have two accounts to delete. Of course, its nearly impossible to get out away from them now. They've got all your data!!!

hope this is very helpful. 8-)

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Facebook faces US $15 billion lawsuit

Tracking users after they log out and violating US wiretapping laws – these are the allegations behind a 15-billion-dollar nationwide class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook in California.

The suit, combining 21 cases of alleged privacy violations by the social networking giant, was filed on Friday in the Federal Court in San Jose, Emil Protalinski writes on ZDNet.com. In their consolidated complaint, the plaintiffs claim that Facebook used cookies to track them across the Internet.

And yet, where does the staggering sum of the lawsuit come from? Violation of the Federal Wiretap Act provides suggests compensation of US $100 per day per user for every case of violation, up to a maximum of US $10,000 per user. The accusations also fall under the Computer Fraud and Abuse act, the Stored Communications Act, as well as various California Statutes and California common law.

“This is not just a damages action, but a groundbreaking digital-privacy rights case that could have wide and significant legal and business implications,” said David Straite, a partner at Stewarts Law. The firm is one of the plaintiffs leading the claim.

Accusations that Facebook used cookies to track its users even after they log out are countless. However, all such claims have been turned down so far on the grounds that cookies are simply not legally considered to be wiretaps. Proving damage is also a challenge here.

In September, the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) in Ireland, where Facebook has its international headquarters, agreed to conduct a privacy audit of the network’s activities. Interestingly enough, and thankfully for Facebook, the three-month audit concluded that the company makes “innovative use of cookies to identify unusual or suspicious activity” on an account.

As for now, Facebook insists "this complaint is without merit" and prepares to "fight it vigorously" – PCWorld quotes Andrew Noyes, the network's manager of public policy communications.

http://www.rt.com/news/facebook-lawsuit-billion-cookies-649/


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were algorithms designed by the global corporations to push certain opinions and capture the data.

YEH algorithms, sums it all up



same old same old

what do you think the 'image of the beast' refers to? it's an artificial intelligence

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