HOW TO BE AN ACTIVIST ON FACEBOOK IN SPITE OF FACEBOOK
No more posting content directly on Facebook’s servers! Facebook has become its own sort of Matrix so I’ll no longer be posting as usual on its servers. Its tentacles of control have become unbearably oppressive and I don’t need any more oppression, trust me… On top of this Mark Zuckerberg appears to be having political ambitions. SMH. Facebook is a digital ecosystem that simply doesn’t work well out of the box for me without excessive compromises and adjustments.
No more posting content directly on Facebook’s servers! FACEBOOK automatically takes a big bite out of users’ intellectual property (https://www.facebook.com/terms.php): “1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.”
Free Basics is a closed space where Facebook picks the content – and profits from users’ data along the way – creating what some people call a “poor internet for poor people.” The head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has responded to these criticisms by saying, “It is always better to have some access than none at all.” Facebook does not appear to be introducing people to the open internet, but it is making it easy for people who can afford smartphones and data plans to spend unlimited time in the company’s closed, for-profit environment. Researchers testing the app in six countries found that more than half of the websites on the app’s main screen belong to big companies like ESPN, Johnson & Johnson and Disney. Free Basics typically features some news sites (usually BBC and one or two national daily newspapers) and sites dedicated to things like finance and health care. But, at best, a user can see only about 150 websites, all of which are selected either by Facebook or by site operators. This technical design also helps benefit Facebook’s bottom line. It keeps users in a confined space, where the company can monitor and analyze their habits for profit.
Facebook has blocked me from posting for what it claims is “spam”, the sharing of identical posts in membership groups. It has provided no channels of appeal, just comments I may wish to provide. Facebook’s solution: pay them to boost a post to a suitable audience.
Facebook consistently declines boosting (Paid) posts with sufficiently descriptive accompanying text it has determined is excessive.
Facebook’s apparent ties to and cooperation with the nation’s security apparatus is a great cause of concern based upon the nature of my posts. Am I being logged as some kind of monster to be carted away at some point in the future?
FB has blocked the opportunity to identify video posts with appropriate tags for what it has unilaterally decided is a conspiracy theory.
Its algorithms surround viewers of my posts with inappropriate ads negatively related to the content of the video.
Facebook will sometimes ban a post because it may use just one work it doesn’t like. SMH
It has blocked posting of videos containing even small chunks of copyrighted material that could otherwise be legally used under “Fair Use” protections and extended that blockage for days at a time.
FB algorithms reduce the quality of posted videos and both size and detail of images amounting to information loss.
SEEKING A NEW BALANCE: AN OVERARCHING THEME OF THIS ERA IS A QUEST FOR ABSOLUTE CONTROL BY THE ALREADY POWERFUL. FACEBOOK IS NO EXCEPTION SO WORKAROUNDS ARE IN ORDER.
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GORGING YOUR LEARNING APPETITE
Powerful media giants continue feeding us steady diets of stories, games, music, and images of exploitation, mayhem, helplessness, victimization, sexism, murder, adultery, preposterous wealth, torture, drugs, deceit, vampires, zombies, thuggery, glorified gangsterism, demonic spirits, horror, war, despair, brutality, crime, vengeance, sex, addiction, psychic disorders, occultism, savagery, lust, hate, prejudicial beauty/virtue standards, and stale mind-numbing escapism. Never underestimate the power of the subliminal messaging in this media content to accustom your subconscious to your further takeover and control. The groundwork is being laid and we are being deliberately manipulated for easier subjugation. The “collusion” between Hollywood and complicit agencies like the CIA is clear. Hollywood has played a little known role as a propaganda machine for the US national security apparatus for many years. Carefully look at the proportion (you’ll be shocked) of currently available movie fare that embodies these themes rather than embodying themes that uplift, transform, and inspire. “Just coincidence”, you say? After a steady diet of this psychic fare (garbage in, garbage out), what normal person would ever be in a position or mindset to connect and collaboratively formulate creative solutions and healing to man-made problems that beset humanity, earth lifeforms, and Mother Earth herself? These incapacitating but profitable offerings by these media giants stifle any visions of progress and action we might otherwise take to deliver ourselves out of the quagmires our modern societies have created that affect the entire world. Why do these companies market and sell this awful content?? Could it be:
Predictive Programming is aimed at creating “world culture” and has been assigned to Hollywood to carry out. “Predictive Programming” refers to the use of entertainment and other cultural artifacts to introduce us to planned societal changes. As we come to see these potential changes as familiar, we also have an easier time imagining them to be normal, acceptable, and inevitable, no matter how heinous.
Social engineering by an elite few? (neutralization and control)
Conspiratorial takeover and mind-control through strategically embedded thought police?
Greed? (whatever sells)
Cloaked suppression of liberating technologies through powerful diversions?
Modern “divide and conquer” algorithms for fun and profit?
Conditioned acceptance of streams of manufactured crises?
Non-disruption of the current order (disorder)?
Improperly tuned/authored “New World Order”?
BUILD A BETTER DREAM
Talking With One Another Is Loving One Another
Vote with your feet and/or pocketbook
Contribute your uplifting stories and discoveries to the global pool
As a free enlightened agent, regain control/understanding of the narratives affecting your well-being
Spread awareness (articles, blogs, email, texts, advertisements, social media, art forms, workshops)
Dump or carefully scrutinize cable/satellite television’s agenda-packed (often subliminal) content
Values-ladened family time stories and sharing
Notify content creators & distributors saying what you DO want. Money is sharper than a sword.
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