Thousands of Aussies have deleted their Facebook profiles, as the battle of the people versus Big Tech heats up. Here is Dr Steve covering it, for that loving optimistic conservativism.
“Social media giant Facebook will prohibit publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content in response to Australia's proposed media bargaining laws — a move Nine says will inhibit news creators from sharing quality news and information.
Facebook this morning said it was left with a "stark choice" after being unable to find a "solution" in discussions with the Australian government.
"The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it to share news content," William Easton, Facebook's Australia and New Zealand managing director, said in a blog post.”
“The hashtags #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg are trending on Twitter as some Australians delete their profiles in protest at platform completely banning news from the platform.
Outraged users are sharing their final Facebook posts and asking friends to send their phone numbers before they delete the platform for good.
Facebook has banned Australian news outlets from sharing content, and has also inadvertently blocked charities, government agencies and smaller businesses.
Former Deputy Mayor of Maribyrnong, Victoria, Megan Bridger-Darling, deleted her Facebook account on Thursday and told followers they could find her on 'Twitter, email, phone, and occasionally in the news.'
'If Facebook won't support our journalists, I won't support them,' wrote Ms Bridger-Darling.
'I choose reliable news sources over a platform that benefits and enables anti-vaxxers, klan members, doxxers, fear-mongerers, and extremists to peddle their messages entirely unopposed.'”
The ultimate answer though is to unplug oneself from the matrix:
“James Corbett has been putting out videos detailing the solutions to the oppressive system we are living under, and in his recent video, he suggests we “unplug from the Matrix.” Corbett asks “do we really need to be constantly connected technologically?
Do we need to be connected to the grid 24/7 and to be online at all times living lives virtually, and not in reality? As people are increasingly enslaved and locked in their homes being banned from being human, many have had time to ponder this very issue.
Understandably, it is really difficult to completely break away from this manufactured reality the system has designed for us. But we can all begin by first realizing no one owns us (no president, no mayor, no governor, no senator, no police office, no IRS agent, no one.) No one makes a rightful master and no one makes a rightful slave. Once we figure this out, slowly the solutions begin to emerge.
While we should all be aware and stay alert to what is going on, we also need to have an understanding that those in “power” only have it because we believe that they do. Once we know that they are mere humans as we are, the facade falls away, and the veil is lifted presenting solutions.
As Corbett mentions, start small. Unplug. Turn off your wi-fi at night, turn off your phone. Get rid of Facebook and Twitter. “If you haven’t deleted Twitter yet, Twitter is deleting you…surprise surprise,” Corbett says. There are deeper issues than just censorship too. There are deeply embedded structural issues with continuing on a path of addiction to social media.
Social media has become a new dangerous toxin and we need to purge its evil from our souls.