Don’t Mess with Laura! By Paul Walker

     We have seen stories almost daily abut how Facebook and other facets of Big Tech are in a progressive march to shut down what little remains of free speech. What though is being done to fight back? Trump could act, but he is not, and we could speculate about what they have on him that is ensuring his inevitable defeat and imprisonment of his entire family, bar Jared. Still, some brave souls are taking Facebook on in the courts, and hopefully they will win:

“Laura Loomer is suing Facebook for alleged defamation after the social media platform banned her on the grounds that she was a “dangerous” individual. Loomer, a self-described nationalist who has elsewhere been described as a far-right activist, provocateur and conspiracy theorist, is being represented by Larry Klayman in the $3 billion lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, when Loomer was banned by Facebook on May 2 — along with Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopolous, and more — Facebook said it has “always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.” “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” the statement continued. The lawsuit said that Facebook’s community standards on “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” are defined as “organizations or individuals involved in the following: Terrorist activity, Organized hate, Mass or serial murder, Human trafficking, [or] Organized violence or criminal activity.” Loomer and her defense attorney said that she doesn’t “come close” to meeting that definition. “Ms. Loomer does not fall, or come close to falling, within any of the defined groups set forth by Defendant Facebook,” the lawsuit said. “Ms. Loomer has never once advocated violence against any person or group of persons.”

     A string of victories against high tech will make them think twice before charging ahead further with their censorship, and may even put some backbone into President Trump to do something, anything, for once in his pathetic presidency. In other anti-Facebook news, surprise, surprise, Facebook interfered in the Irish abortion referendum, banning a number of pro-life advertisements. Is it any wonder that in a poll 76 percent of conservatives said that they did not trust Facebook? Surely the figure should be higher, since Facebook is openly engaged in the cultural wars. Apples’ co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has said that people should get off Facebook:

“Legendary Silicon Valley genius and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warned Facebook users to find a way to get off the social media platform in a recent video. In a recent video captured by TMZ at Reagan National Airport, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warned Facebook users that the lack of privacy on the platform isn’t worth it for most users, adding “who knows if my cellphone is listening right now?” Wozniak told TMZ: “There are many different kinds of people, and some the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy. But to many like myself, my recommendation is — to most people —you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.” Wozniak further worried that the Masters of the Universe are becoming too powerful and it may be impossible to stop them. “But, everything about you… I mean, they can measure your heartbeat with lasers now, they can listen to you with a lot of devices. Who knows if my cellphone’s listening right now. Alexa has already been in the news a lot,” Woz said in the footage captured by TMZ. He added that there is very little privacy when communicating online, stating: “So I worry because you’re having conversations that you think are private… You’re saying words that really shouldn’t be listened to, because you don’t expect it. But there’s almost no way to stop it.” Woz’s suggestion for protecting user privacy? Let them pay for it: “People think they have a level of privacy they don’t. Why don’t they give me a choice? Let me pay a certain amount, and you’ll keep my data more secure and private then everybody else handing it to advertisers.”

     We can’t say that we have not been warned. Oh, I guess I will be kicked off my non-existent Facebook account now; maybe having a page specially created, just to be banned!



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Friday, 19 August 2022