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    ‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech

    An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.
    Despite leaked video footage showing top executives declaring their intention to ensure that the rise of Trump and the populist movement is just a “blip” in history, Google has repeatedly denied that the political bias of its employees filter into its products.

    But the 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” admits that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world.

    Examples cited in the document include the 2016 election and the rise of Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in Germany.

    Responding to the leak, an official Google source said the document should be considered internal research, and not an official company position.

    The briefing labels the ideal of unfettered free speech on the internet a “utopian narrative” that has been “undermined” by recent global events as well as “bad behavior” on the part of users. It can be read in full below.
    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/...-and-civility/

    https://www.scribd.com/document/3905...EAK#from_embed
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.



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    If this has been posted already please merge.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    anybody still using google for any type of service, should be ashamed of themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    anybody still using google for any type of service, should be ashamed of themselves.
    Pretty much.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    the 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” … have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world. Examples cited in the document include the 2016 election and the rise of Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in Germany. …

    The briefing associates Google’s new role as the guarantor of “civility” …

    A 2016 tweet from then-candidate Donald Trump, alleging that Google search suppressed negative results about Hillary Clinton. … Google said that it suppressed negative autocomplete suggestions about everybody, not just Clinton. But it was comparatively easy to find such autocomplete results when searching for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. Independent research from psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein also shows that Google search results (if not autocomplete results) did indeed favor Clinton in 2016.

    Twice in the document, Google juxtaposes a factoid about “Russian interference” in American elections with pictures of Donald Trump. … the document admits that tech platforms are changing their policies to pre-empt congressional action on foreign interference. …

    It is unclear for whom the “Good Censor” was intended. … Google spent (or paid someone to spend) significant time and effort to produce it. … many of the briefing’s recommendations are now reflected in the policy of Google and its sibling companies.

    The document also bemoans that the internet allows “have a go commenters” (in other words, ordinary people) to compete on a level playing field with “authoritative sources” like the New York Times. Google-owned YouTube now promotes so-called “authoritative sources” in its algorithm. …
    So Google admits:
    • it is not a neutral platform
    • it intentionally tries to alter election and political outcomes
    • it is essentially a political superpac
    • it is also a super lobbyist
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Dr. Ron Paul. "Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are standing alone." - Sophie Magdalena Scholl
    "War is the health of the State." - Randolph Bourne "Freedom is the answer. ... Now, what's the question?" - Ernie Hancock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJoe View Post
    So Google admits:
    • it is not a neutral platform
    • it intentionally tries to alter election and political outcomes
    • it is essentially a political superpac
    • it is also a super lobbyist
    Evidently we are all Europeans now:
    "The first approach is described as a product of the “American tradition” which “prioritizes free speech for democracy, not civility.” The second is described as a product of the “European tradition,” which “favors dignity over liberty and civility over freedom.” The briefing claims that all tech platforms are now moving toward the European tradition."
    I got your civility right here next to my nuts, you wankers! Next they'll be taking our memes.

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    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Evidently we are all Europeans now:

    I got your civility right here next to my nuts, you wankers! Next they'll be taking our memes.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.



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    Censorship = Thought Control

    Most of the people you meet throughout your lives do NOT have a mind strong enough of identifying and rejecting propaganda and mental manipulation. The current structure of our society seems to be heavily geared toward teaching and reinforcing the behavior of blindly accepting every idea when that idea is presented by any figure of authority. If a person wearing a lab coat says something, it must be true. If the person is wearing a business suit, it must be true. If you find it on Google, it must be true. If its seen on TV during the news, it must be true. But, if YOU tell one of those weak minded people anything, doesnt matter what it is, if you do NOT represent Authority, they will immediately assume what you just said is FALSE.

    Heres the problem. We dont see the world the way it is, we see the world the way we see ourselves. If you keep that in mind and take another look at many people you know, can you see how their minds simply shut down when they are faced with any sort of idea? The current reality of our situation is simply too overwhelming for most people to handle. Again, remember they do NOT see the world the way you and I do. The world is scary, dark, and full of evil. We know to look for it and avoid it. They are so afraid of seeing the world that full of evil that they immediately shut down. If you drill it into their heads and they get even a brief glimpse of that evil, they will demand that Govt do something to protect them.

    FEAR is the best marketing tool in existence.
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

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    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Censorship = Thought Control

    Most of the people you meet throughout your lives do NOT have a mind strong enough of identifying and rejecting propaganda and mental manipulation. The current structure of our society seems to be heavily geared toward teaching and reinforcing the behavior of blindly accepting every idea when that idea is presented by any figure of authority. If a person wearing a lab coat says something, it must be true. If the person is wearing a business suit, it must be true. If you find it on Google, it must be true. If its seen on TV during the news, it must be true. But, if YOU tell one of those weak minded people anything, doesnt matter what it is, if you do NOT represent Authority, they will immediately assume what you just said is FALSE.

    Heres the problem. We dont see the world the way it is, we see the world the way we see ourselves. If you keep that in mind and take another look at many people you know, can you see how their minds simply shut down when they are faced with any sort of idea? The current reality of our situation is simply too overwhelming for most people to handle. Again, remember they do NOT see the world the way you and I do. The world is scary, dark, and full of evil. We know to look for it and avoid it. They are so afraid of seeing the world that full of evil that they immediately shut down. If you drill it into their heads and they get even a brief glimpse of that evil, they will demand that Govt do something to protect them.

    FEAR is the best marketing tool in existence.

    Cool story, but the reality is a little bit more nuanced. The core of it is preference falsification - Preference falsification - Private Truth, Public Lies - http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...th-Public-Lies - where authority figures exploit it while pretending it does not exist. This forces poor schmucks to lie to themselves and feel hopeless because of cognitive dissonance. Really sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Censorship = Thought Control

    Most of the people you meet throughout your lives do NOT have a mind strong enough of identifying and rejecting propaganda and mental manipulation. The current structure of our society seems to be heavily geared toward teaching and reinforcing the behavior of blindly accepting every idea when that idea is presented by any figure of authority. If a person wearing a lab coat says something, it must be true. If the person is wearing a business suit, it must be true. If you find it on Google, it must be true. If its seen on TV during the news, it must be true. But, if YOU tell one of those weak minded people anything, doesnt matter what it is, if you do NOT represent Authority, they will immediately assume what you just said is FALSE.

    Heres the problem. We dont see the world the way it is, we see the world the way we see ourselves. If you keep that in mind and take another look at many people you know, can you see how their minds simply shut down when they are faced with any sort of idea? The current reality of our situation is simply too overwhelming for most people to handle. Again, remember they do NOT see the world the way you and I do. The world is scary, dark, and full of evil. We know to look for it and avoid it. They are so afraid of seeing the world that full of evil that they immediately shut down. If you drill it into their heads and they get even a brief glimpse of that evil, they will demand that Govt do something to protect them.

    FEAR is the best marketing tool in existence.
    outta rep.

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