Here It Comes…
Ed. note: Our oligarchic rulers have decided enough is enough on the internet and will kick off this copyright clamp down on the internet starting in the EU. Isn’t that the home of NATO that has given us 70 years of war? There are some great indicators here starting in London with the possible arrest of Julian Assange if he is expelled from Ecuador’s London embassy in “hours to days.” Wikileaks was an intelligence operation from the very beginning. If this isn’t all being elaborately staged, where did Julian Assange turn on has handlers? After Assange’s arrest the clamp down on the internet is next. Ultimately what will happen is that internet searches will become more difficult and competitors deterred by these unnecessary changes to this coming copyright law. Result: We won’t be able to find dirt on the oligarchic criminals.
BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within “hours to days” using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext–and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.https://t.co/adnJph79wq— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 4, 2019
Source: Signs of The Times
Facebook Teams up With Mainstream Media to Directly Censor News Websites
by Joe Quinn | Sott.net |Sun, 31 Mar 2019
Several days ago I received a Facebook notification that content shared on the French Sott.net website Facebook page (Les Signes des Temps) had been “rated false by an independent fact-checker.”
Clicking on the notification produced this pop-up window…
…where I was informed that fr.sott.net shared content that had been reviewed by someone called ‘Les Décodeurs du Monde’ and that they found it to be “false”. Included was a link to the offending article on the fr.sott.net FB page, a link to and “additional reporting” page at ‘Les Décodeurs du Monde’, and text telling me that:
“To fight false news, Facebook reduces the distribution of misleading content while also showing additional reporting on the same topic.
Pages and websites that repeatedly publish or share misleading content will see their overall distribution reduced, their ability to monetize and advertise removed and their ability to register as a news page removed.
Deleting the misleading content won’t affect these outcomes.”
Here’s a screenshot of the Sott.net article on the fr.sott.net FB page:
The offending article on French Sott.net is a summary of a Breitbart article, based on an interview with the co-founder of Greenpeace and outspoken critic of man-made global warming, Patrick Moore.
In the offending Breitbart interview, Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of climate change and noted how “green” companies parasitize taxpayers via favorable regulations and subsidies, ostensibly justified by the aforementioned narrative’s claimed threats, all while “enjoying propagandistic protection across news media.”
“And so you’ve got the green movement creating stories that instill fear in the public. You’ve got the media echo chamber – fake news – repeating it over and over and over again to everybody that they’re killing their children. And then you’ve got the green politicians who are buying scientists with government money to produce fear for them in the form of scientific-looking materials. And then you’ve got the green businesses, the rent-seekers, and the crony capitalists who are taking advantage of massive subsidies, huge tax write-offs, and government mandates requiring their technologies to make a fortune on this. And then, of course, you’ve got the scientists who are willingly – they’re basically hooked on government grants.
When they talk about the 99 percent consensus [among scientists] on climate change, that’s a completely ridiculous and false number.”
Please go to Signs of The Times to read the entire article.
Source: Russia Insider
EU Drafts New Copyright Directive to Protect Existing Media Giants
by Tom Luongo | April 5, 2019
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The EU’s new, comprehensive new Copyright Directive passed the European Parliament ensuring the way we use the Internet will change in the future.
And not for the better.
The controversial parts are Articles 11 and 13, the “link tax” and the “upload filter” requirements. For a good run down of how terrible these new rules are look anywhere on the internet but this article at Gizmodo (who I hope doesn’t charge me a link tax for doing so!) will do.
I would also watch this video from Dave Cullen, a resident of Ireland, i.e. the EU, as to what he thinks this means.
Dave makes a number of fantastic points about the ramifications of Articles 11 and 13 which I will not dispute.
The arrogance and pig-headedness of EU MEPs to push this through without even listening to arguments for Amendments speaks volumes as to how much this legislation was bought and paid for.
And you know who was doing the buying. The same folks currently behind destroying Brexit — The Davos Crowd. I don’t want to put too fine a point on this now, since I’ve covered all this recently (here) and in the past (here).
Please go to Russia Insider to read the entire article.