The society of experts will control propaganda and education. It will teach loyalty to the world government, and make nationalism high treason. The government, being an oligarchy, will instill submissiveness into the great bulk of the population…It is possible that it may invent ingenious ways of concealing its own power, leaving the forms of democracy intact, and allowing the plutocrats or politicians to imagine that they are cleverly controlling these forms…whatever the outward forms may be, all real power will come to be concentrated in the hands of those who understand the art of scientific manipulation.
==Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy (Plummer, Joseph)
Today’s elite objectives for social communication emphasize the cradle-to-grave seductions of consumerism and, at least for the moment, public rituals that reproduce a self-blinding and self-binding ideology that is transferable from one generation to the next.
Much of the scientific output in the field since the 1950s has focused on devising means for elites to manage the ideology and public opinion of masses of people who are largely disenfranchised from democratic decision making. The dominant paradigm of the field, so to speak, has long been a paradigm of domination. Many of these preconceptions remain central to the work of major media, universities, intelligence, and propaganda specialists, and other knowledge-based enterprises today.
==Science of Coercion: Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960 (Simpson, Christopher)
As the American people continue to wrench the propaganda and mind controlled tungsten spider-webs from their eyes there is a boiling anger that has not remotely come close to reaching the point of erupting. However, given the absolute need of the kleptocracy and the Cabal of the hidden powers, that have been directing this nation and all of the formerly sovereign states that comprise what was once lauded as “Western Civilization”, to fight to the last LGBTQQIAAP (stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual, with all other nine laying under the umbrella of Queer) pedophile, criminal and treasonous among them, in order to protect their hundreds of years of marching towards their nefarious goal: Total World Domination.
Google has become or was always designed to be, the leading corporate backer of the entire festering pig pen of the total surveillance police state. They must never be allowed to further control the ultimate backbone of our freedom; Americans access to information. The battle to control information and knowledge has been ongoing since the first priest-kings coercively enforced the notion that they, and they alone, were the source of the interpretation of the will and words of the gods. In a long, very drawn out process of what Hegel called man’s inevitable march towards freedom, the control of information and knowledge slowly was ripped from the bloodied hands of the priests, princes, and kings and vested in the hands of the people.
From the Gutenberg press to the internet, the process of decentralization, what I call the centrifugal force of technology and one in-line with the laws of thermodynamics has arrived at a critical point. Thousands of years could be reversed if the likes of Google are allowed to recapture the ground lost by the ruling elites over this infinitely powerful process. There can be no core centralized mind, whether humanly engineered or of AI, blocking with all of the inherent biases, predispositions and gates any; yes, any, information regardless of its accuracy.
This whole debate seems to be the exact antithesis of the PC, Progressive fascist and secular humanist core precept that everything is relative and no one has access to absolute truth. Is not this the underpinning idea that supports the progressive ideologies?
Google is escalating its campaign of internet censorship, announcing that it will expand its workforce of human censors to over 10,000, the internet giant announced on December 4. The censors’ primary focus will be videos and other content on YouTube, its video-sharing platform, but will work across Google to censor content and train its automated systems, which remove videos at a rate four times faster than its human employees.
Human censors have already reviewed over 2 million videos since June. YouTube has already removed over 150,000 videos, 50 percent of which were removed within two hours of upload. The company is working to accelerate the rate of takedown through machine-learning from manual censorship, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in an official blog post.
The hiring drive by Google is yet another advance in the campaign against any expression of political opposition. Other social media giants have implemented measures against “fake news”; Facebook has altered its algorithms to reduce the visibility of certain news stories, and Twitter has banned the Russian-funded media outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising on the platform. While railing against “extremist content,” “child exploitation” and “hoaxes” in the interest of “public safety,” the ultimate goal of this campaign is the suppression of left-wing, anti-war sentiment.
Any censorship on YouTube will undoubtedly have an immense impact on online political discourse. According to a white paper by technology conglomerate Cisco, video will account for 69 percent of all consumer-based internet traffic in 2017; this is expected to rise to 80 percent by 2019. YouTube essentially operates a monopoly on prerecorded video sharing and general video monetization, with some 1.5 billion viewers who watch 1 billion hours of video each day on the platform; in 2015, Google policy manager Verity Harding informed the European Parliament, which was then pressuring YouTube to censor “terror-related” content, that 300 hours of video were being uploaded to the platform every minute.
YouTube began removing photographic and video documentation of war crimes in Syria in August, terminating some 180 accounts and removing countless videos from other channels, including footage uploaded by Airwars of coalition air raids that have killed civilians, according to Hadi al-Khatib, the founder of Syrian Archive. YouTube later stated that it would work to “quickly reinstate” any videos and channels that it “removed mistakenly.”
In November, YouTube removed over 51,000 videos concerning Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni-American imam who was assassinated via missile raid by the Obama administration on September 30, 2011. Awlaki was never charged with, let alone convicted of any crime. The mass removal was praised by the New York Times, one of the largest mouthpieces of the American ruling elite, as a “watershed moment.”
YouTube’s automated video removal system, implemented in August, places some videos under a “limited state” which makes it impossible for users to access the videos without already having the URL. Limited videos will not appear in search results, playlists, or viewers’ own histories. In addition, the videos can no longer be liked or disliked, commented on (all previous comments are hidden as well), monetized, embedded on other websites, or easily shared on social media through YouTube’s share buttons. YouTube has not revealed what criteria it uses to categorize a video as “extremist” and delist it.
The company has also begun using automated demonetization to financially censor video producers who upload content it deems “inappropriate” for monetization, including “controversial or sensitive subjects, war, political conflicts, natural disasters, and tragedies, even if graphics imagery is not shown.” In August, the videos of “Ron Paul’s Liberty Report” were demonetized after a “manual review” by YouTube found it “unsuitable for advertisers.” Julian Assange referred to the action as “economic censorship,” noting that the “unsuitable” videos featured the former congressman’s criticism of president Donald Trump’s decision to send more American troops to Afghanistan, as well as criticizing the US Senate Intelligence Committee for branding Wikileaks a hostile foreign intelligence service.
YouTube has openly admitted on Twitter that it is censoring videos based on content, stating,
“if the video is also not suitable for a wider audience … then it might see poorer performance.”
The system may also pre-emptively flag videos as unsuitable for advertising even before it is uploaded. In the cases where the censorship system cannot evaluate the content of the video—because it doesn’t exist—it bases its decision on the video’s description, tags, and thumbnail.
The requirements to file an appeal against demonetization are extremely demanding, leaving most small producers with zero recourse. To file an appeal, the channel must either have more than 10,000 subscribers, or the video in question must have at least 1,000 views within the past seven days. Producers are also not informed of when or what in their video the system finds inappropriate. Both small and large producers have complained about Twitter of double-digit percentage drops in new views after their videos have been demonetized, making it even more difficult to meet appeal requirements.
Google is not alone in its expansion of automated censorship. Last week, Facebook announced its newly implemented system to scan users’ posts and contact police and other first-responders, ostensibly to prevent suicide.
Last month, Google admitted to “demoting” content from RT and Sputnik news in its search engine and news service, confirming allegations by the World Socialist Web Site that the company engages in mass political censorship in the name of fighting “fake news.”