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CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
07-13-2018, 07:36 PM
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CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
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It looks like it really is an Info War out there. It's a battle for the mind and thoughts of people.

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CNN Lobbies Facebook to Shut Down Infowars
Social media giant admits it down ranks Infowars content

After failing in its efforts to have YouTube shut down the Alex Jones Channel, CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.

In an article for CNN, senior media reporter Oliver Darcy explains how he tried to convince Facebook top brass to terminate our Facebook presence.

“Facebook invited me to an event today where the company aimed to tout its commitment to fighting fake news and misinformation. I asked them why InfoWars is still allowed on the platform. I didn’t get a good answer,” tweeted Darcy.

In his CNN piece, Darcy reveals how he asked the head of Facebook’s News Feed John Hegeman, “How the company could claim it was serious about tackling the problem of misinformation online while simultaneously allowing InfoWars to maintain a page with nearly one million followers on its website.”

Hegeman explained that InfoWars has “not violated something that would result in them being taken down.”

Not satisfied, Darcy asked Facebook product specialist Sara Su why Facebook allowed Infowars to operate a page when it “is notorious for spreading demonstrably false information and conspiracy theories on a host of issues.”

When Darcy asked Facebook for a follow up statement, his third attempt to have Facebook shut down Infowars in a single day, the company admitted that it down-ranked Infowars content in its algorithm.

“We work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that down-ranking inauthentic content strikes that balance,” said Facebook spokeswoman Lauren Svensson. “In other words, we allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we’re not going to show it at the top of News Feed.”

Darcy’s article was shared by innumerable other CNN and mainstream media hacks in a coordinated effort to circulate the same narrative.

Continued: https://www.infowars.com/cnn-lobbies-fac...-infowars/
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07-13-2018, 07:47 PM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
infowars is too big for them to shut down

shutting down something like that could literally propel startups like GAB.AI or an alternative streaming ecosphere

this is probably why they won't do it

also by keeping infowars within the FB/YOUTUBE ecosphere, they encourage a type of self censorship for the content

if infowars goes somewhere else, they may go even more hardcore

anyways infowars is VERY LITE compared to even a few years ago. they brought up sandy hook stuff and I felt it was pretty legit

I actually think AJ was threatened over that. now of course he is getting sued
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07-14-2018, 03:15 AM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
'downranking inauthentic content'

Notice how they always have to invent new terminology to describe what they are doing? That is how you know it is insidious.

It is censorship. And I don't give two shits about gatekeepers like Alex Jones. But this sets a precedent. Say I discuss something. Then all they have to do, to censor me, is have Alex Jones discuss the same talking point. They can then say I am spreading Infowars message (even if it was the opposite) and censor both of us.
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07-16-2018, 07:42 AM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
FB knows that InfoWars is controlled opposition but CNN doesn't.
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07-16-2018, 11:06 AM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
(07-14-2018 03:15 AM)Chaos Reigns Wrote:  'downranking inauthentic content'

Notice how they always have to invent new terminology to describe what they are doing? That is how you know it is insidious.

It is censorship. And I don't give two shits about gatekeepers like Alex Jones. But this sets a precedent. Say I discuss something. Then all they have to do, to censor me, is have Alex Jones discuss the same talking point. They can then say I am spreading Infowars message (even if it was the opposite) and censor both of us.

true. for all we know infowars could be in on this.

FB obviously took a fake fall, so they could justify censoring conspiracy content under the guise of "russiagate"

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07-16-2018, 11:29 AM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
I don't know. Obviously, CNN spreads false news and facts all the time. Probably more false information than infowars.

But the idea that new agencies can lobby to shut down the free speech of the their competition is so un-American that it's hard to believe anybody but the most extreme political fanatics would be in favor of it.

Then who gets censored next?

Everybody who has poses an ideological and financial threat to the news CNN reports and spreads?

What CNN should do is use competition as a motivation to not be such a terrible a biased news source.

That's how the free market works.
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07-16-2018, 12:44 PM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
Jerome Corsi let the cat out of the bag a few months back when he told Alex Jones on air not to worry that their people run facebook and youtube.



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07-16-2018, 07:00 PM
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RE: CNN is now lobbying Facebook to shut down Infowars.
facebook is way ahead of CNN and will be implementing it's own form of Snopes style fact checking of news articles, and deciding what is suitable for it's members to see. I imagine that the likes of Infowars posts will be high on their check list.

They are also applying the same rules to regular comments made by it's members. I recently made a comment about the changing of Europe by design and I received a 24 hour ban for "hate speech".


This has been appearing on people's timelines to tell them what is happening.

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