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We’ve previously documented that the largest social media websites censor government criticism.

For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups.

Today, Facebook deactivated the Facebook accounts of some of the leading American political critics.

For example, former diplomat and U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott told us that his Facebook account was suddenly deactivated today without any justification.

So did Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

And Michael Rivero, owner of the popular website What Really Happened.

Infowars – one of the world’s most popular alternative media sites – confirms that accounts for the following political commentators have been shut down:

  • Kurt Nimmo, writer for Infowars.com and formerly Counterpunch
  • Aaron Dykes of Infowars
  • Jason from Infowars
  • Infowar Artist

Indeed, Facebook told an Infowars reporter last year not to post anything political:

Be careful making about making political statements on facebook … facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.

And Infowars also confirms that the Facebook account for Natural News – one of the most popular alternative health sites – has been shut down.

Reports are that the Facebook accounts of a number of other political critics were suspended or deactivated today as well, including:

  • Robert M. Bowman, former director of the “Star Wars” defense program under President Ronald Reagan
  • Anthony J. Hilder, popular radio host
  • William Lewis
  • Wacboston
  • Michael Murphy
  • Mike Skuthan
  • Packy Savvenas
  • Sean Wright and Katherine Albrect

We'll update this post as we receive additional information.

 

 

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Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:11 | 3100997 RebelDevil
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Not a bad idea! It's definitely doable to develop a social network site under the GNU licence. The hard part is getting the site popular. So one would need to design the site to be better than facebook.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:37 | 3100738 lakecity55
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(At the Mosque House, 1600 PA:)

Yes, Minion?

Well, your satan-ness, they appear to be using secret code words: "moar, Bit-Chez, and Internets."

Keep up the good work. Bring me another chalice of blood, too.

Yes, your evilness.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:29 | 3100710 rsnoble
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FB to Zero.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:37 | 3100737 Bear
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I don't know, now that it's deleting controversial FB users a big fat stimulus may be forthcoming from DC.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:22 | 3100865 the grateful un...
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and certainly a solendrya like deal, money for political kickbacks. facebook is the electric car of the internet highway.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:25 | 3100694 Silver_K-9
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#QuitFacebook2013

MAKE IT TREND!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:15 | 3100679 palmereldritch
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As of an hour ago, the only mainline news story covering it had 24 facebook likes.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/339963

This can only be considered as a possible pre-emptive propaganda tactic to neutralize the statists' opponents in what appears to be a New Year's full-scale infowar on the Second Amendment which by extension and natural connection will involve intentional and no less concomitant attempts in reducing the First Amendment.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:05 | 3100662 SilverRhino
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Nice heads up.   

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:59 | 3100653 Capt. Ray
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Dear friends,

Facebook sucks.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:31 | 3101022 Dr. Sandi
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Nothing in Merkin culture can be a widespread as Facebook without being toadies to our owners. I don't see what the outrage is. Facebook is what it is.

Anybody who is in any way surprised by the stupidification of the place probably needs to buy a vowel.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:57 | 3100650 livid levity
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Yes be aware of what you preach...God forbid; your friends may not like you if they find out the truth about you!
Boycott fascistbook!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:32 | 3100585 williambanzai7
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You left off the purging of Second Amendment activist accounts.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:48 | 3100684 lakecity55
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I almost wish I had a f#ckbook account so I could CANCEL it!

Eat Me, F*ckerberg, you Khazar Lackey!

You have to know THEY are coming for our gunz because THEY fear us.

Pretty soon the propaganda will be so bad they will have NAMBLA Against Gunz, Rapists Against Gunz, Burglarz Against Gunz and Cereal Killerz Against Gunz demonstrations.

Senor Banzaii, please fight back against these poltroons with your Art!

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:56 | 3100578 Zer0head
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facebook is evil and if you use it you are being tracked and monitored, like HAL it even feeds on its own

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/randi-zuckerberg-stung-...

 

http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net///art/other/Onetimers/Randi_Zuck...

 

and if you think that ZH will be here next month.next year cause it is its own independent website thing again if BAC can block it and if the Chinese can block half the internet it would not take much for ZH or similar to be deemed an economic terrorism threat, moreover your ISP will gladly provide the NSA with details of who exactly zer0head is along with Trav et. al. 

 

Think about how quick Twitter is  to shut down an offending account of course offensive is in the eyes of the algo

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:28 | 3101070 diogeneslaertius
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i have a funny feeling ZeroHedge will find its way back to life even if it gets killed

they cant stop the signal

people, Nature: FINDS A WAY

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:25 | 3100696 lakecity55
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Think about it. In all my time at ZH, nobody has ever seriously threatened illegal violence.

If THEY are so scared of us they have to "track" us, then we are in worse shape than I thought.

I know from histroy that such Regimes always fall from their own perfidy.

Poltroons!

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 06:38 | 3101126 Tommy Gunner
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Well... I have on numerous occassions suggested that those with automatic weapon rage turn their guns on the truly deserving - those on Wall Street instead of innocent school children

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:25 | 3100874 the grateful un...
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there is no such thing as illegal violence.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 22:58 | 3100651 monad
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Even if you don't have anything to do with it it tracks you. Using any Firefox cookie anal-izer pointed at most websites you'll find FB tracking you through the ads.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:43 | 3101079 John_Coltrane
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Just download ghostery and you'll be free of trackers forever.  I'm blocking 7 of 7 of them on this site right now.  And use a VPN if you don't want your ISP to be able to track your connections-all they will be able to provide is the ISP of the VPN which is likely located in Burmuda or some other island.  Taking it further, use anonymous email with public/private key encryption.  Store your emails in encrpted form.  I'm amazed at the number of public people who don't do this.   Use truecrypt to encrypte all your senstive files, especially financial data.  Be paranoid-they (.gov) are out to get you-but they aren't very smart or tech savvy.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:31 | 3100716 lakecity55
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Here is a good Firefox Google-Killer App:

 

https://disconnect.me/tools

Also, keep checking your cookie things. I have only a few sites enabled to allow cookies.

I am also using some other tricks I learned in IT, but I won't go nto those.  You can easily find some good stuff on the internets.

Good Hunting, all, and....

 

Keep Stackin!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:26 | 3101068 diogeneslaertius
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a loaded firefox installation is the bees knees

proving yet again that the community will develop all code required

also why nodal networks and republics of sovereign individuals are more efficient than centralized systems and bureaucracies   

some great points in this thread man

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:32 | 3101023 bankerbackbacon
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Lake and Monad,

That's what we need more of people suggesting things to escape from the demons trolling intelligent people with an opinion. +1

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:03 | 3101062 monad
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Handbook of human ownership
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67_imEHTPE

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:22 | 3100864 monad
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Here is good bugspray: Torproject.org
Here's why: The Code Breakers by David Kahn

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 23:12 | 3100669 One World Mafia
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The only worthwhile use for it is to post political news to counter lamestream propaganda. The people who own The Fed have bought or bought off the big names in media (and many small ones too).

http://www.infowars.com/facebook-google-are-cia-fronts

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:08 | 3100831 SafelyGraze
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it will be fortunate for you to remember the saying of quotation from chairman Tsu Ga Berg: "as for criticism, do it in good time"

Little Face Book:  http://oi50.tinypic.com/29f5gm1.jpg

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:22 | 3100867 SafelyGraze
Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:19 | 3101007 knukles
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Who in their right mind even cares about Facebook, Twitter and the like?
Ego, insecurity and false pride serve as the motivating factors.

"Hi Mom, sorry I haven't made it to the hospital, I know you're dying but I've been so busy.  Thinking about you while I take a poop.  XO Dimwit"

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 07:25 | 3101145 jballz
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god there is nothing funnier than a comment troll dissing facebook.

You know what the difference is? This site says zerohedge in the browser window and facebook says "facebook".

Also you may actually have a human encounter with a person on your facebook page.. Not likely but possible.

 

Other than that, any difference is entirely in your imagination. Everything you do or say here is recorded, you are being pimped for ad revenue by anonymous strangers, and you are blathering to feed your ego or whatever other meaningless psychobabble you attribute to facebook users.

The censorship...well that's new. But either way you can kill yourself and nobody cares.

later.

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 20:42 | 3103762 Dr. Sandi
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One massive difference between ZH and Facebook is quite glaring. Nobody posts their home address, personal bio or pictures of their genitals on ZH. (Generally anyway)

As a result, I have never heard of anybody being hunted down at home by vigilantes or stalkers or even the poleece for talkin' trash on Zero Hedge.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 09:09 | 3101211 Bob
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Say it ain't so!  Could this be why my comments are often not visible when I'm not logged in . . . i.e., I'm not part of the "public face" ZH presents to the world of unregistered users?

Censorship?

Nah, couldn't be--this is Fight Club, right?

It's good to know you can trust somebody in this cold, cynical world. 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 09:59 | 3101317 SafelyGraze
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http://www.zerohedge.com/search/user_comments?name=bob

if you don't mind .. maybe an example or two that appear only to someone who is logged in

not that we don't want to do the hunting through the bobArchives ourselves

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:41 | 3101032 SafelyGraze
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agreed

but go tell this guy

my NOSE is NUMB!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 07:56 | 3101157 ZeroAvatar
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HeY!  Knuckle's FB page!   LOL

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!