Krieger: "Stop Complaining And Just Delete Facebook"

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I wrote just one post last week and it centered around the dangers posed to society by U.S. tech giants. I specifically called out Facebook, pointing out how company executives are currently groveling to politicians in order to prevent legislation that might deem it a monopoly and curtail its power.

I explained how U.S. politicians prefer to use the power and reach of tech giants for their own ends rather than take them down a notch. Politicians aren’t at all concerned about the outsized influence of centralized tech behemoths engineering society using secret algorithms, they just want to be in control of how this power is abused.

Meanwhile, today’s biggest news is the uniform move by three U.S. tech giants to de-platform Alex Jones and his Infowars website. The main companies involved are Apple, Facebook and Google (via YouTube), as reported in The Guardian:

All but one of the major content platforms have banned the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as the companies raced to act in the wake of Apple’s decision to remove five podcasts by Jones and his Infowars website.

Facebook unpublished four pages run by Jones for “repeated violations of community standards”, the company said on Monday. YouTube terminated Jones’s account over him repeatedly appearing in videos despite being subject to a 90-day ban from the website, and Spotify removed the entirety of one of Jones’s podcasts for “hate content”…

Facebook’s and YouTube’s enforcement action against Jones came hours after Apple removed Jones from its podcast directory. The timing of Facebook’s announcement was unusual, with the company confirming the ban at 3am local time.

Put aside what you think of Alex Jones for a moment. If they can do this to him and not fear the repercussions, they can do it to anybody. This is about power, and these platforms together account for a massive share of content distribution in the U.S. Ultimately, this is just a particularly muscular and in your face example of what’s known as Silicon Valley’s cultural imperialism.

I know a lot of people think the answer is to get Congress to do something, as if those monumentally corrupt donor puppets have any interest in helping the public.

I’d also like to point out that Facebook’s stock was up over 4% today, completely shrugging off any potential backlash from users. Executives assume its users are all addled junkies unwilling to give up convenience and their addiction no matter what the company does. Are they right?

Speaking of which, on the same day the move against Jones was announced we learn Facebook is in talks with mega banks to get your financial information.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Facebook Inc.wants your financial data.

The social media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.

Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends. The company over the past year asked JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. and U.S. Bancorp to discuss potential offerings it could host for bank customers on Facebook Messenger, said people familiar with the matter.

Facebook executives don’t actually care about anything besides their profits and power, so the only way you can take any individual action against the company is to delete your account. I haven’t engaged with Facebook since 2012, so permanently deleting it wasn’t a personal sacrifice, but I did it anyway earlier today.

Don’t wait for other people to change things for you, stop whining and take some individual responsibility. If you agree that Facebook’s primarily a nefarious narcissism-factory wasteland masquerading as a platform just delete it... before it deletes you.

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Comments

J S Bach Son of Loki Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

Yep.  Boycotting is a very powerful weapon... especially when used against (((those))) who worship money as god.  Just look at the wailing and garment rendering regarding the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement against the Palestine interlopers.

We need a BDS movement against Facebook, Google, YouTube, NYT, CNN and every other destructive and immoral entity in our societal body. Simply abandon them... do not patronize them... hell, don't even mention their names anymore!  Believe me, it's a good feeling.

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johngaltfla Take-a-Dump Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:44 Permalink

Facebook is a joke. But it is time for all of my fellow bloggers, love him or hate him, to do the following:

I Stand With Alex Jones

Tyler, how about it?

While I do not agree with Alex all of the time, his livelihood is being attacked by the globalist left as many feared and some wise souls like Matt Drudge predicted.

Everyone who has a blog, a website, or some other way to promote Alex Jones' websites, do so. While we still can.

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Adolfsteinbergovitch Justin Case Tue, 08/07/2018 - 00:12 Permalink

As no young people in their own respect would dare opening an account there, you know the median age is quite old. 

Older people are traditionally more politicized and stricter in their judgment, except probably in America, where being dumbed down is now accepted as a traditional currency, otherwise one might instantly become a suspect but I digress.  

Therefore Facebook doing what they do will surely trigger a lot of accounts deletions. They will lose their last user most likely...

What to conclude? Isn't their endgame a bit silly, like shooting themselves in both feet? 

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lock-stick Adolfsteinbergovitch Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:41 Permalink

It's all ONE SICK, PATHETIC SPAMMER!!!

•• ssk81646 (above)

•• Adolfsteinbergovitch (above)

•• Free This (below, in all his 7th grade glory - JACKASS  as new icon!)

....and all the while, the pathetic little SPAMMER sits in his leaky, moldy, smelly single wide in Western New York, surrounded by garbage and dirty clothes, trying to find his dick amidst rolls of fat, talking to his ACTION FIGURES and wondering where his life went.

 

It's all ONE SICK, PATHETIC LIDDLE SPAMMER!!!

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eurobug toady Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:35 Permalink

You're right. I never used facebook and don't have an account, but my android phone still warns me about facebook consuming power in the background each time I connect to wifi or turn on my 4G, which to me means it is sending/receiving stuff. And no way to turn this off or to remove the damn thing from the phone. 

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Baron Samedi toady Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:15 Permalink

Yes - if you have a conversational firewall (like "Little Snitch" [Mac]) you can see all the sites that automatically attempt to establish a link to FB.  One reason Windoze has no outbound firewalling!

 

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BarkingCat brushhog Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:47 Permalink

Never had one. To me FB seemed like a diary, except in the old days young girls were smart enough to keep those hidden and private. I had no interest in it.

Then I learned about how their CEO is a thieving scumbag.  I would never do business with such a lowlife, so even if I was interested in having an account on such a platform,  FB would not be it.

It is why I refer to him as Zuckerburglar.  He is a thief.

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lock-stick Scar Bro Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:42 Permalink

It's all ONE SICK, PATHETIC SPAMMER!!!

•• ssk81646 (above)

•• Adolfsteinbergovitch (above)

•• Free This (below, in all his 7th grade glory - JACKASS  as new icon!)

....and all the while, the pathetic little SPAMMER sits in his leaky, moldy, smelly single wide in Western New York, surrounded by garbage and dirty clothes, trying to find his dick amidst rolls of fat, talking to his ACTION FIGURES and wondering where his life went.

 

It's all ONE SICK, PATHETIC LIDDLE SPAMMER!!!

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Element bigkahuna Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:29 Permalink

Oh come off it, Jones has been an opportunistic raving moron all along, he's easily as idiotic as MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and all the rest of them. Only difference is Jones is a minor turd in a bowl, while the MSM is full to brimming sewer.

 

And wtf is bookface, and why would anyone actually want to be a socialist media user??

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FreedomWriter bigkahuna Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:58 Permalink

They banned him for several reasons:

1) He speaks uncomfortable truths about the Government, Corporations and Social Media companies

2) He (and other alt media) are causing people to desert the MSM in droves

3) He just will not shut up about our constitutional rights (which is a good thing)

4) He breaks provocative, revealing news stories long before the rest of the media

5) He is self-financing for the most part, and therefore more difficult to control

6) He loves deconstructing the myth narratives and outright lies perpetuated by the MSM

I could go on and on....

Personally, I think Alex Jones, whether you love him or hate him, is the model for the new disruptive media. 

His techniques are shock and awe, but he often gets it right. But these techniques and style leave him open to distorted reporting and outright defamation by innuendo  (like DJT). It is easy to forget that he has been around for over 20 years.

But the more AJ does his thing, the more people go to find out what all the fuss is about. Millions of them stay to watch. Although, this ban will crimp his exposure,  people will eventually find their way to his websites. 

I also think this censorship thing is going to boomerang big-time on our beloved Social Media companies.

Popcorn, please.

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RedBaron616 FreedomWriter Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:30 Permalink

He also makes up conspiracy theories out of his only two brain cells and tries to sell phony medications via his website. Don't cry for that clown. He's been making a fortune for years for doing nothing but running his mouth. Let him get a real job.

If by disruptive media, you mean BS, than Alex qualifies. If you mean a threat to the MSM, I laugh at the suggestion. If there's no one out there better than Alex being disruptive to the MSM, then we are doomed.

It won't boomerang because too many cowards simply will NOT delete their social media accounts. These same people complain about Hollywood yet virtually all pay Hollywood through their cable companies. Hypocrites, all!

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BarkingCat RedBaron616 Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:10 Permalink

You are wrong.

While I cannot watch Alex Jones, as his voice and interruptions of people drive me crazy, he does have an important role to play. There are lots of stories that no one else would even touch but he did. How many people know about the Fed being a private organization thanks to him?

Does he go off the rails and come up with some crazy stuff. Oh yeah!. The again, if 20 years ago someone described to you Operation Paperclip,  you would think that they were out of their mind.  I certainly would have.

Interestingly enough, there is (((one topic))) he stayed away from.

Not sure if it was because large segments of American Christians have a boner for the (((chosen)))  or because he knew that would be too toxix or perhaps he has not fully red pilled himself yet and hangs on to certain programming from his younger days.

I have no need for FB or Twitter but it is too bad that there is not a good alternative to YouTube.

I thought that Bitchute was it but by banning the Magninsky movie, they have shown their true colors.

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headfake Mouldy Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:24 Permalink

RT, Fox, Zerohedge, Breitbart, Drudge, etc etc in fact any alternative media that doesnt go with the libtard narrative will be a target. This is a political stunt, the dems blame these types of sites for Trumps victory (they cant say so, instead they blame the russian meddling) but thats the truth. And with elections coming up they dont want to get hammered again so time to start blocking.

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FreedomWriter headfake Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:18 Permalink

The alternative media is not the only reason Trump was elected. The MSM failed miserably in its attempts to promote a corrupt witch, and voters will not forget that. Particularly the ones who were duped. Explains why minorities are moving right. I do not expect to see Bernie supporters voting for whatever faux-communist corp/bankster/mic lackey decides to run for the Dems in 2020. They will either vote independent, not vote at all or go full Repub. None of these options are good for the democrats.

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1033eruth johngaltfla Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:46 Permalink

I don't stand with gravel voiced Alex Jones.  I don't want to identify with him in ANY way.  But I DO stand for the FIRST AMENDMENT and facebook's censorship algorithms are antithetical to that freedom.  Since so many people/businesses/organizations are addicted to FB for their social medium, it has become more than anti-free speech but a means to social engineer the thoughts and minds of America.  

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RedBaron616 1033eruth Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:37 Permalink

Facebook is not a public park. They can censor what they want to. The problem is that all the people complaining about it still refuse to delete their accounts and leave. It is like if you don't like Walmart. If you don't like them, don't shop there. Simple. Unfortunately, souls like you complain and howl about censorship but refuse to consider any other alternatives.

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ONEwarrior Take-a-Dump Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:43 Permalink

Who's a climate denier? It gets very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. Sometimes we have excessive heat in the Fall. That's been called an "Indian Summer" for a few centuries at the least. My Great-grandmother when she was still alive once told me she remembered in snowing in May in Elberton Georgia.

I don't deny climate. It happens every day: some worse than others.

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SocratesSolutions Team_Huli Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:37 Permalink

It is also not enough to delete. The time has come to wipe away Satanic Judaic gates—and to create your own. The time has you to finally claim America. For the Satanic Jews have always owned it, and hence, you. But no longer. 

Create your own non-Jewish gates ladies and gentlemen. This will happen even as the Satanic Judaic cult is now in the process of being burned down to the ground. 

Both must and will happen. 

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Everyman J S Bach Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

NO, we need to start another online/social media/internet/twitter type of business model.  This facecrap, youcrap, and twitcrap is all shit.  It is for really stupid vacuous people.

These "businesses" are all about control of info, and vacuuming up as much of your data they can and also leave all the "backdoors" open.  They are not secure, and a business model of monitizing the ads and the videos and likes and that horseshit is no longer viable.

On Top of that, NOW they censor and select "what" information is important.

At what point is this "product" or "service" or business ow whatever is no longer in the service of "clients and customers" but in the service of their own ends which ever political and social winds are blowing.

 

Yes this is Over and so over.  Anyone wants to be as rich as fuhurerberg or fuckerber, well, you have the model, all you have to do is deliver a service that is encrypted, secure and of service and not sell data or certain POVs.

 

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Arising Manthong Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

My wife created my account back in 2009 when she needed Farmville 'friends'.

Soon after- in 2010- I received a message from FB saying that there were new T&Cs I needed to agree to.

After reading those T&Cs I deleted my account.

In those T&Cs they mentioned that if I did not delete my account before a certain date in February they would keep my data in perpetuity even after my account was deleted. It was really easy to delete the account then.

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css1971 A Nanny Moose Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:11 Permalink

If a service is free. YOU are the product.

And you are all doing the wrong thing by closing your accounts. You should open them up, post your passwords for spammers to use.

Open up more accounts, friend anyone and everyone. Join lots of groups.

Then sell or give the account to spammers. Spam is the most annoying thing.

It's easy to turn their data to garbage and drive away people.

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