This Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: "Shutting Down Extremist Content"

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mac Slavo via,

There have been murmurs about it all along.

Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.

So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media.

Hashtags, keywords and flagged accounts, logged in various databases, will be shared and enforced across the web. Shutting down content identified as unacceptable will now be streamlined, and leave unpopular posters with fewer places to peddle their extremist, outside views.

According to Yahoo! News:

Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.


The companies will share ‘hashes’ – unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos – of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.


“We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online,” the companies said in a statement on Tuesday.




The European Union set up an EU Internet Forum last year bringing together the internet companies, interior ministers and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to find ways of removing extremist content.

Many current incidents are being used to push the idea that a new online policing – and a pulling of the weeds – is now necessary.

The “fake news” purging campaign has reached across the blogosphere and alternative media and punished websites that have dared to report on such taboo topics as Pizzagate, Wikileaks email dumps, any controversial aspects of the Syrian war and many other serious topics which these agenda-driven companies have opted to suppress.

While these platforms offer the opportunity to reach a wide audience, the centrality of ubiquitous platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter is, obviously, that they have the power to delete accounts and drive down audience response by tweaking the algorithm.

They can make you invisible.

That is the state of free speech in 2016. It can be eradicated at a moment’s notice, and perhaps for reasons you aren’t even aware of.

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FinMin's picture

More pernicious than any government censor. They must be overthrown.

booboo's picture

Electronic book burners.

Looney's picture


There’s something really disturbing with the way the duct tape is attached to the dude’s face.

It’s even creepier than a picture of a nekkid Yellen.   ;-)


Clockwork Orange's picture

Take away their $$$$. 

No AMZN ====>

No FB ====> or

No GOOG (by anymeans) ====> hushmail 

No TWTR ====> __________  ?

Take half of their US Subscriber base away and see how they continue to float their ponzi.

EuroPox's picture

Don't Reddit but do Voat

VinceFostersGhost's picture



2016 = 1776!


Let's do this!

LawsofPhysics's picture

Almost, but not quite...


I did notice that the UN/US is no longer reporting the casualties related to military personnel overseas.


Gee, I wonder why...

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) LawsofPhysics Dec 7, 2016 8:59 AM


<--- Fahrenheit 420

<--- Fahrenheit 451

Killtruck's picture

...All brought to you by the post-election Soros' three-day closed-door conference with press and industry leadership. 

Sure would be awful if something BAD happened to him. 

CheapBastard's picture

Stalin and Chairman Meeow give their approval!

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) CheapBastard Dec 7, 2016 9:27 AM

Did the content of Facebook **really** influence the way people voted?  Hard to believe.

Fake news like the Wash Post, NY Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS... yes, they gave Hillary(!) a 15%, or more bump up.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Finally tech giants are doing something to fight the spread of fake news. The internet should be a place where people can access interesting and informative information without being propagandized by extremists. It should not be a place for terrorists to engage in hate speech. This is an important step forward and will be welcomed by progressives all over the world, who are sick and tired of right-wing extremists posting their hateful content online.

freewolf7's picture

At some point, a line will be crossed, and enough people will get off their couch/screen, and actually do something besides having an opinion. We're not there, yet.

TeamDepends's picture

Progressives look in the mirror: YOU are the bookburners. YOU want to stifle free speech. And once AGAIN, you are preparing for the FINAL SOLUTION. We stand for the Bill Of Rights. Which means a showdown is inevitable. Too bad, for you, your laughable attempts at overturning the 2A (such as Sandy Hook) were miserable failures. May history be the harshest judge of you.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

This is not an attack on free speech per se. It's an attack on conservative free speech. I guess none of these clowns ever heard Voltaire paraphrased.

"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Kobe Beef's picture

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise" 

-Kevin Alfred Strom

WordSmith2013's picture

Proof positve how they ran the 'fake news' meme has been posted.


Google Graphic Proves How The MSM ‘Fake News’ Strategy Was Implemented To Short-Circuit PIZZAGATE Scandal


Onan_the_Barbarian's picture

Voltaire was a CIS White male! REEEEE! REEEEE!

Phil Free's picture

Computer Information Systems?  That was my major ...

A Nanny Moose's picture

There won't be a history if communists are not dealt with appropriately.

Phil Free's picture

So says the leftists with their panties in a twist over Trump. Still suffering from TRUMP ACCEPTANCE RESISTANCE DISORDER (TARD).


chunga's picture

Oh boy, Hill'rey's been through enough already?

Trump fires transition team member for spreading fake news about Clinton – report

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly fired a member of his transition staff for spreading a fake news story about an alleged child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton. The story led to an armed confrontation at a Washington DC pizzeria.

BennyBoy's picture



MDB do love YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft's actions as much as I?

The internet will become a much more harmonious, banal, and accredited marketplace it was created by god to be.

I for one will kowtow to my gigantic, all knowing and all loving overlords.

That will free up my time to watch paint dry.

East Indian's picture

Dont reply to MDB. He is here only to push his Accursed Times site. Just downvote him and leave.

Draybin Deffercon III's picture
Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) MillionDollarBonus_ Dec 7, 2016 10:00 AM

This is a bit overblown and misleading.   It's like saying terrorists will no longer be able to drive cars because Kia will not sell them cars.  These companies Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Google, are not the Internet.

Inzidious's picture

Not sure I completely agree. I'm guessing the Internet traffic dominated by those companies is extremely significant. At least 25%. That's a massive amount of influence by a single team with like minded interests (such as shutting us down). The YouTube 'fake news' advertising revenue pulls are already affecting lots of people.

sleigher's picture

The Internet existed before Facebook, Twitter, and Google.  It will exist after them as well.  

Draybin Deffercon III's picture
Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) sleigher Dec 7, 2016 12:19 PM

Conservatives, Libertarians and anyone who values free speech shouldn't be using these platforms anyways. I am forced to use Google/Gmail at work, but the rest of them.. no..

Inzidious's picture

This really isn't a productive statement. Sure, I guess? It's been many many years since Google and Facebook have come along and the internet is very different now. It's east to read some crap about companies like Comcast messing with peoples connections like 2-3 times a year. The days of unbias are pretty much over. Very soon people will see (by people I mean worker drones, so, the majority, gratz democracy) pretty much what 'they' want them to see.

HermanVanCuckold's picture

Accredited Times has nothing to worry about. MDB is setting himself up to receive a check from Carlos Slim or Univision.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

My repeated pledge to you asshole, please suck deep the end of a gun barrel and try to fire twice, ok?

Yen Cross's picture

 MDB , you're so pathetic in that you need to poach and obstruct Z/H legitimate posts.

 WE know what a failed hack you are. Go ride some third world Dictators toilet paper tails.

Katos's picture


moneybots's picture

"Finally tech giants are doing something to fight the spread of fake news."


Finally, another great sarc by MDB.

WOAR's picture

I'm loving the way you mark hate speech on your accreddited news site - highlighting the whole thing in red.

Maybe we should do a similar thing with spammers on this site?

BennyBoy's picture


Isn't removing extremist content extreme?

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) CheapBastard Dec 7, 2016 10:33 AM

those snowflakes weren't gonna make it with anyone anyhow ~ anyway

PavlovPup's picture

And that's the way it's gonna be.. Alright.. Sorry had to. 

Bendromeda Strain's picture

You know, it's going to be alright.

Bah - too slow on the tablet... 

DeadFred's picture

This all can happen because the tech giants have monoply positions in the industries. Too bad that isn't against the law.

More Ammo's picture

DeadFred, you forgot the /sarc tag...



Too bad there is no rule of law...

knightowl77's picture

...and his offspring


and it should happen like yesterday!

PTR's picture

Don't know if you follow Ben Fulford's stuff, but according to "his contacts" the vampire is dead.  We'll see about that.

Chris Dakota's picture

This began as soon as the internet was available to the public. I recall these trolls who used to destroy discussion forums early on, so they went to moderated.

It will keep going until there is nothing left. I always thought you should think of newsletters now, because it is coming.

Crawdaddy's picture

Websites that use disqus for a comments engine make it easy to track your opinions by harvesting every comment you make.