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Down The Memory Hole: Facebook Plays Gatekeeper And Filters Things You Aren't Supposed To See

Published: December 15, 2014
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For the wretched souls addicted to Facebook, you are their economic engine. They mine your data, run facial recognition software on your pictures and you tell them about everything about yourself, and everything about everyone you know. Governments are salivating at the idea of learning more about you and Facebook offers you up on a silver platter. They have been censoring information in the past but now they are mulling the idea of a 'dislike button. It won't be hard to find some good minders who will disappear information that your Government doesn't approve of.

Mashable makes it plain “Facebook censorship has increased 19% in the past 6 months”:

Now more than ever, governments around the world are eager to get their hands on data about Facebook users — and now more than ever, they want to remove content disappear from the social network.

Global surveillance requests for Facebook user data in the first half of 2014 increased 24% from the second half of 2013, according to the social network's transparency report revealed on Tuesday. A total of 34,946 requests were made between January and June, including messages, IP addresses and account information. Censorship also increased worldwide; compared to the June through December 2013, the amount of content censored on Facebook increased by 19%, according to the report.

The BBC says, “Facebook thinking about 'dislike' function – Zuckerberg”:

Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Speaking at a Q&A session in California, he said it was one of the most requested features the social network receives from its users.

He said the site would need to find a way to make sure it did not become a way to demean people's posts.

According to Facebook's own figures, 4.5 billion "likes" are generated every day.

"One of things we've thought about for quite a while is what's the right way to make it so that people can easily express a broader range of emotions," Mark Zuckerberg told an audience at Facebook's headquarters.

It wouldn't be so bad if each individual user themselves wants to see certain things and avoid other things as Facebook spams you with tons of useless crap but its another if some third-party is deciding for everyone what we see and don't. Users for a long time have been complaining that when they post on certain topics their posts are not seen by others. Facebook is far from being aboveboard when it comes to censorship and users can't dislike ads or privacy infringement. If you are not paying for the service then you are the product. You have no say in how Facebook does their business. Your first amendment rights are now privileges that can and will be taken away.

Mike Vail is a US based investigative journalist, geopolitical analyst, and publisher of You can read Michael's articles on, and follow him on Twitter @MichaelVail

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