"I've Been Banned From Facebook For Sharing An Article About False Flags"

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

My personal Facebook account, which has the maximum 5,000 friends and an additional 5,000+ followers, has been blocked from posting for three days.

My page hasn’t been blocked yet, but we’ll see; I shared the article there, too.

The reason given for this ban by the little pop-up boxes when I logged on just now was that a couple months ago I had shared an article about admitted false flag operations perpetrated by governments around the world.

I don’t know what happened that made Facebook’s system decide to crack down on me now all of a sudden, but I do know I’ve been a bit naughtier than usual in my last couple of articles.

The article I got the banhammer for sharing is titled For Those Who Don’t ‘Believe’ In ‘Conspiracies’ Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks.

According to the site’s ticker it has 50,667 shares as of this writing. It’s laden with hyperlinks for further reading, and lists only instances of false flag operations that insiders are on the record as having admitted to themselves. It’s a good compilation of important information. People should be allowed to share it.

The notifications say I can be permanently banned if I continue posting that sort of material. I’ve had that account since 2007.

So. Who wants to see my Barbra Streisand impression?

In a corporatist system of government, corporate censorship is state censorship. When there’s no meaningful space between corporate power and government power, it doesn’t make much difference whether the guy silencing your dissent is Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Sessions. America most definitely has such a system.

If they’re going to get us locked down and propagandized into their vapid brain boxes, this will be how they’ll do it. Not by government censorship, but by corporate censorship. Government can’t make an overt attempt to stop a dissenting voice from speaking, but the corporations who own the venue of their speech can.

In a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, plutocrat-sponsored senators spoke with top legal and security officials for Facebook, Twitter and Google in a very disturbing way about the need to silence dissenting voices.

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii demanded that the companies adopt a “mission statement” declaring their commitment “to prevent the fomenting of discord.”

A former FBI agent Clint Watts kicked it up even further, saying,

Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words. America’s war with itself has already begun. We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America.”


“Stopping the false information artillery barrage landing on social media users comes only when those outlets distributing bogus stories are silenced?—?silence the guns and the barrage will end,” he added.

This was on the Senate floor. Officials were speaking about the need to censor social media to prevent people from sharing dissenting ideas on the Senate floor.

World Socialist Web Site said of the hearing,

That such a statement could be made in a congressional hearing, entirely without objection, is an expression of the terminal decay of American democracy. There is no faction of the ruling class that maintains any commitment to basic democratic rights.
None of the Democrats in the committee raised any of the constitutional issues involved in asking massive technology companies to censor political speech on the Internet. Only one Republican raised concerns over censorship, but only to allege that Google had a liberal bias.

I’ll admit right now that this really scares me. Ever the optimist, I’ve been reassuring my readers that the corporatocracy would never risk taking off the black hole sun mask of corporate cheerfulness and move into regular, overt totalitarianism. I’ve contended that they must remain covert in order to keep successfully manufacture consent.

But, here we are. Through a studious application of psy-ops they have their censorship and they have their consent. Remember, in the book “Fahrenheit 451” the public wasn’t unhappy about the book burnings. They cheered them on, and that’s what we have now. The herd is mindlessly clapping their approval at censorship and even volunteering to report naughty behavior like good little hall monitors for the oligarchy. I’m sure that even some of my close friends and family will silently approve of my banning and will meet my distress with the pursed lips of a church lady secretly pleased at my comeuppance.

I tried joining Gab when I saw this coming, but it’s really alt-righty there and the energy there is just gross. Finding a new social media outlet might not even matter anyway, since these creeps just target any place people gather in large numbers.

I don’t know. I always freak out a bit when the eye of corporate censorship focuses on me. I’ve recently been told by a number of people that they’ve been banned for sharing my articles, and now it’s hitting me.

I’m babbling. This is weird. I just really, really don’t want humanity to become what these people are trying to turn it into, you know? Help me make some noise about this stuff, please. Manipulators can’t do their job when there’s a big spotlight pointed at them.

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RAT005 BLOTTO Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

I'm going to up vote the author for broadcasting what is obvious here, to what needs to be learned there.  I don't facebook, but admitted false flags are not new to me.  I'll generalize and say the Clinton For Prison crowd knows this, but the Hillary Now crowd is consolling themselves in FB so that seems like the important place to post this kind of info.  Especially that it is admitted, not really a question if it happened that the snowflakes like to avoid.  So I hope he lives to FB more of the butt hurting truth to the Snowflakes with just enough aggression that they have to confront it without being able to outright deny it because it came from "us".

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virgule Captain Chlamydia Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:58 Permalink

Everyone with 2 cents of intelligence should repost that link on his FB page, no matter what you think about it: it would be fun if we all get blocked out of FB, and the only people left there were spam bots, the NSA and the sheep who might just start getting a feel that something is wrong.PS: I miss the days when underground rebels would gather on IRC. We should make it popular once more.

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HopefulCynical RAT005 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:05 Permalink

... the Hillary Now crowd is consolling themselves in FB so that seems like the important place to post this kind of info.Agreed: https://i.imgur.com/D8n1DU3.jpgAlinsky 101, Tai Chi 101, you name it: Use your opponent's weapons and energy against them.The ban simply adds validity to the article he posted. The globalists literally cannot stop shooting themselves; they ran out of feet a long time ago, and they're about out of genitals at this point.

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waspwench BLOTTO Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:11 Permalink

Being banned from FB is not what is important here. I have never had an FB account, don't need one, don't want one and am happy to avoid enriching the sugarmountain.

What is extremely troubling is that this is very obviously only the beginning. If you can be banned from FB, then you can be banned elsewhere. Sites such as Zerohedge can be closed down and any dissenting voices can be silenced.

The government knows that the web is the best weapon that the people have. If they can prevent our use of it to spread information, correct disinformation, raise awareness, raise funds, call for action, etc. then it would be difficult to reach out to large parts of the population.

It is very clear that free speech (already criminalised in much of Europe) is under threat here. It seems not to matter that this would be a contravention of the Constitution. Our government no longer upholds the Constitution. It is corrupted and our representatives are bought and sold by the Deep State and the oligarchs. The author has every reason to be concerned about his ban.

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Arnold waspwench Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:45 Permalink

I'll listen to the Zero on short wave.
James earl Jones as a reader as a suggestion.
Skip the Bitcoin and PM articles and that should condense it down pretty well.
Jim Reid can read his own copy in the morning, unless he has a high , squeaky voice.
I have not yet worked out what to do with charts yet.
Perhaps USPS next day delivery.

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DeputyDan DistronMan waspwench Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:55 Permalink

ZH has maintained every major false flag by the US government.  they have never questioned them and continue to produce stories to maintain them.  Vegas shooting was real, plane crashes on 9-11 and war on terror is real, its all the same.  The second ZH starts questioning and giving WHY those were staged and fake this site would be gone in a second.  theyve continued all the major lies.  Do you know how people know this site is fake?  Your are still reading it.  We live in the age of conspiracy.  It will be this way for some time.  The web was created to control and see what you minions are typing.  It could care less that you "use it for a weapon" to spread information.  Thats what they do.  Any site that may have given you the supposed truth is long gone and controlled.  Just ask the military corporate owned US media outlets.

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Socratic Dog DeputyDan DistronMan Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:23 Permalink

Sad but true.  ZH ran with the Saudi line on 9/11 last year just when the rest of the MSM did.  Never questioned it.  You don't get educated by the articles here, you get educated by the commentators.  Which, come to think of it, isn't a bad plan if it's the articles you can get shut down for, but you want to educate people.ZH coverage of Ebola went from daily article(s) to zero, literally overnight, the same night MSM saturation coverage went to zero.  Whatever has control over the MSM has it over ZH also.  I don't know how, but it's reasonable to assume draconian threats are involved.  My guess is secret punitive legislation, where even mentioning the existence of the laws gets you Gitmo'd.

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pigpen IH8OBAMA Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:14 Permalink

Even better solution, render digital advertising model useless by downloading brave browser.Brave blocks advertising, malware and tracking by DEFAULT on any device and operating system.If goobook is going to censor and stifel free speech, then every citizen needs to use brave and run social media apps out of brave.Overnight you can destroy these companies.What is advertising worth, if they can't serve, if you can't view and they can't track you?Cheers,Pigpen

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Chupacabra-322 pigpen Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:23 Permalink

False Flag - (N) Definition: When Governments or organizations (usually the former) stage highly sophisticated attacks on their own foreign soil with the purpose of placing the blame on a desirable enemy foreign or domestic, one who has otherwise done no wrong. Essentially a setup, it provides the government entity with an excuse via fabricated evidence in complicity with media to fulfill its various agendas. (IE: War or Law Making.)

False Flag - (N) Definition: Covert Operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the Operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than owns own. False Flag Operations are not limited to war and counter - insurgency operations, and have been used in Peace time.

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SixIsNinE pigpen Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:55 Permalink

i've been trying brave lately, pretty cool =but - firefox FINALLY got a real upgrade - "quantum" - which actually makes me want to use firefox again.it is much faster and they say they have a totally new code here - so far looks good,  (just 2 days trying it)the old firefox was sucking donkeykong balls, so just in time for them as i'm sure tons of people were  bailing on them.  

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Manthong Yukon Cornholius Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:33 Permalink

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Never bin dare…. Never done dat… Happier for it.

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DeputyDan DistronMan shitshitshit Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:13 Permalink

ANYTHING with more than 5 viewers or readers on the internet is controlled in one way or another, whether you know it or not.  Ten years ago there was a site that was viewed as a competitor of YouTube called Revver.  When Revver refused to bowdown to government rules and threats it was closed and shut down within a month.  ONLY those sites willing to bow will be allowed.  Certainly ones with more than friends and family reading.

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Arnold Bernie Madolf Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:00 Permalink

A 2017 point-of-sale solutions survey of 1,164 U.S. business owners conducted by Square and Mercury Analytics found that:

56% have a physical store
21% have a pop-up store, or pop-up at events
34% sell through their own website (using a website building platform)
25% sell through Facebook (40% on social media as a whole)
16% sell through Amazon (more should, considering almost half of purchases begin here)
22% sell through other marketplaces (including Amazon, Etsy, eBay, etc.)


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DeputyDan DistronMan amadeus39 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:01 Permalink

There is waaaaay too much money in creating false flags and lies.  Our financial system is based on derivities which are simply a way of staging events to control prices of other things.  Just ask Warren Buffet on 9-11.  I agree that all conspiracy theorists should be put to death, though that would also include all homicide detectives who use theories to solve murders based on people that worked together to committ them?

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Endgame Napoleon runningman18 Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:39 Permalink

You could post about false flags on here all day. You could start your own false-flag blog, using WordPress. Or, you probably could just link those newly released Kennedy assassination papers from the .gov site all over the blogs on which you post, removing the censorious middle man who might just be sculpting his business to his own design, to make your point from the ultimate source of authority. First-hand, I cannot really say that evidence of false flag events shows up in those papers. I have a very small, 3x5 phone and would prefer to look up and read that type of thing on another device, although in some ways I like this phone for writing.

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