This morning, a so-called whistleblower testified in front of Congress in what appears to be a staged attempt to crackdown even further on what you can and can’t see on the internet. In what appeared to be carefully crafted testimony, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that Facebook is harming children and creating national security implications by being allowed to operate without more government oversight.
“I am here today because I believe that Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy,” she said during her opening remarks. “The company’s leadership knows how to make Facebook and Instagram safer but won’t make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people. Congressional action is needed. They won’t solve this crisis without your help.”
The true motive of this “Whistleblower” is Censorship. https://t.co/R5AtbGrXPL
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 5, 2021
Following the hearing, Facebook issued a statement. “Today, a Senate Commerce subcommittee held a hearing with a former product manager at Facebook who worked for the company for less than two years, had no direct reports, never attended a decision-point meeting with C-level executives — and testified more than six times to not working on the subject matter in question,” the statement, tweeted by spokesperson Andy Stone, read. “We don’t agree with her characterization of the many issues she testified about. Despite all this, we agree on one thing; it’s time to begin to create standard rules for the internet.”
Standard Rules for the Internet?
Can these freedom hating bozos be anymore obvious with what they are really attempting to do here?
Yet again, just like the bullshit COVID crackdowns, children will be used as an excuse to restrict your first amendment rights and finally put the final nail in the coffin of the free and open internet.
Democrats have become increasingly explicit about their intent to force tech giants to censor the internet for them in accordance with their views. Polls show liberals overwhelmingly support this. This is a top priority for the dominant party in Washington and their media allies. pic.twitter.com/Qwh8SYkhu7
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 5, 2021
Whistleblower represented by White House Press Secretary’s PR Firm
If you have any doubts to what this is really all about, just look at how this so-called whistleblower is connected to the current administration. Facebook “Whistleblower” Frances Haugen is currently being represented by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s PR firm. On top of that, her legal team is the same team that represents Trump Whistleblower, CIA analyst and former National Security Council Eric Ciaramella.
On top of being connected to the White House, Haugen was part of Facebook’s internal Civic Integrity team — the team that banned the Hunter Biden laptop story by the New York Post from Facebook in October 2020 — pretending the laptop was tied to Russian intelligence.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT BACK?
It’s time to start networking outside the system.
I’ve been warning our readers that this was coming for years! For the last 5-6 years, this site has been routinely censored and even suspended from a number of Social Media sites, simply for sharing our opinions — or in some cases, factual news they deemed not acceptable in our society.
Here is what I suggested then, and here is what I still suggest today.
Limit, stop using, or take control of how you use these Social Media Ghettos!
For years now, Silicon Valley Tech Giants have been swallowing up content and killing organic growth for alternative media websites. These internet giants have created a system where it’s impossible to exist without them; they are literally swallowing up the Internet and forcing people into communities that they can control, censor, and regulate.
Out of the 400,000+ followers this site had on Facebook (Facebook has removed 100k of them), I’m lucky if Facebook shows my post to 1% of those people. While there still may be some value to sharing these types of articles, almost like going behind enemy lines, the fact is it’s almost impossible for alternative media to reach the people who want to see their stories.
Start your own website or online community.
I’m one guy; if I can do it, so can you. I started OFFGRID back in 2007, and I have slowly grown it one day at a time. It’s not easy, but I do believe it’s important.
In the process of building the site, I’ve talked to millions of people, written a book that helped expand my reach beyond the internet, started other websites like Country Hookers and Ham Radio Prepper, and helped a countless number of people become better prepared for the very real threats in today’s society.
So yes, it is worth it!
Even if it’s just a small blog, one that is only read by a handful of people, you have the power to create your own community that isn’t owned by Facebook, Google, Twitter, or any other media conglomerate. You can write about the things that are important to you, and you can share the stories and links that you think are important.
- Don’t just leave comments on Facebook: Comment in the comments section on this and other blogs and free internet forums. This will help move the conversation off of these social media sites, and back into arenas where we control the content.
- If you don’t want to start your own page, shoot me an email through my contact page and you can write for OFFGRID Survival or one of my other sites.
If you haven’t looked into alternative ways to gather intelligence, please read Ham Radio Prepper’s article on The Importance of government and shortwave Radio Monitoring and Intelligence Gathering During Crisis Situations.
I don’t trust anything I hear from the mainstream media, and most of the internet has become tightly controlled by a handful of corporations. Most of the popular websites have been bought off long ago by large media conglomerates.
For a look at what the rest of the world is saying, we suggest getting a good ham radio to monitor international shortwave stations, local police and first responder frequencies, military communications, ham radio communications, and any other kind of radio transmission you can think of.
Download and use an RSS Reader
While not many people still use RSS Readers — Facebook essentially killed them — it’s one of the best ways to collect the news you want to see. Instead of relying on Google or Facebook to tell you what’s important, Subscribe to our RSS feed and download an App like Feedly to subscribe to this, and other alternative media sites. With an RSS Reader, you choose what you see, when you see it, and how much of it you see.
I don’t send them often, but when I do you can be sure that you are getting our articles straight from the source.