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The situation surrounding the censorship of Southfront on Facebook has turned into a display of the stereotypical Big-tech super villain. Facebook has published a report justifying its actions, which is an egregious, textbook example of fake news. The report contains only disjointed accusations under the cover of meaningless words, and without a single example being presented. Special attention should be paid to the fact that in the full 29-page report, there are no mentions of SouthFront itself, besides the baseless accusations at its outset.

Furthermore, in order to label SouthFront as allegedly official Russian propaganda, Facebook first identifies another media site with a similar name, and then proceeds to emphasize the similarity of the brands. The name of this organization is “News Front”, which indeed shares the word “Front” in its name, yet the similarities end there. News Front is an official Russian organization that is located in Crimea and publicly pursues an acute pro-Russian patriotic informational agenda for a Russian speaking audience.

In the case of News Front, to assert that the site is engaged in pushing fake news or disinformation is also nonsense. There are no hidden “trolls” infecting the weak minds of the citizens of Russia or other countries of the post-Soviet space through devious attempts to manipulate and mold their innermost perception. This is a regular Russian patriotic media site with a declared pro-Russian bias. Having a declared and obvious bias is not a crime in a democratic world.

As for the wider, global, non-Russian-speaking audience, News Front has a minimal presence. So why it was necessary to censor this Russian organization? The answer is now obvious, as described above.

The comparison of the audience of southfront.org and news-front.info by Alexa:

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The comparison of the audience of southfront.org and news-front.info by SimilarWeb:

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The catalyst that led to these actions concern mass complaints made by propaganda units created and funded by NATO, the EU and other Euro-Atlantic organizations. A majority of these propaganda units, like Euvsdisinfo, StopFake, or the Atlantic Council, have offices and representatives in Ukraine and Baltic states. They operate with the designated goal of utilizing both formal and informal tools to undermine the work of independent and non-mainstream media. To achieve their goals, the pro-NATO propagandists often exploit the so-called ‘Russian threat’ concept; however, this merely provides a cover for their aggressive actions to silence and discredit opposing opinions and sources of information they deem to be counter to their own interests.

The reason behind their activity is simple – they must justify their existence in reports to their sponsors. They are constantly and fiercely working to engineer ‘successful actions’ regardless of their validity. In order to continue securing funding to expose and defeat an imaginary enemy, they must create imaginary victories, irrespective of reality.

At the same time, the quality of the analysis and approaches of these propaganda units are of a surprisingly low quality. Their main ‘innovation’ is in bombarding the likes of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and other global media platforms with thousands of complaints. In more simple terms, a glorified spam operation. The structure of these complaints is simple. They irately claim that some media organization or a media activist violates the policy of the social platform; for example: by spreading misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, or by simply asserting that the offending party is creating fake news (in general without any explanation). Such complains may include one or several links to posts that allegedly violate the policies of the social platforms as evidence of wrongdoing. However, even this does not happen in most of the cases, or the evidence turns out to be nothing more than a link to a substantiated post that includes either opinion or factual information.

We, the international team of authors and experts working under the brand SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence, has evidenced this and regularly faces such hostile actions from pro-NATO propaganda organizations. Moreover, we have the impression that many employees of large social platforms have grown tired of the shameless actions of some of these pro-NATO propagandists.

From its very creation, SouthFront has stated that we provide the opportunity to express a multitude of opinions and views covering international issues on our platform. We make sure that these points of view do not go beyond rationality or violate any national or international laws. Southfront and our authors can make a multitude of assumptions, but when we make claims they are always based on facts and substantiated by identified sources. We specifically do not use the term ‘reliable sources’, since in this modern world of information warfare and media noise and obfuscation, each combatant has their own understanding of the world ‘reliable’. More often than not, the term ‘reliable sources’ is the first clue that no such sources exist.

Let’s take a closer look at accusations against SouthFront put forward by Euvsdisinfo, a propaganda unit of the EU East Stratcom Task Force . Since the start of 2020, SouthFront has released about 3,000 articles. Pro-NATO propagandists found a grand total of 3 (0.1% of the total) that they can use to back up their claim that SouthFront supposedly promotes some disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

EXAMPLE 1:

EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece
EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece

The real title of the article is “COVID-19 – THE FIGHT FOR A CURE: ONE GIGANTIC WESTERN PHARMA RIP-OFF” (source)

This article is written by Peter Koenig and submitted via Global Research. Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization in many parts of the world, including in Palestine, in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; Greenville Post; Defend Democracy Press, TeleSUR; The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of “Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed”, a fictional work based on historical fact and over 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (Global Research). Global Research itself is run by a group of authors that have advanced academic degrees from respected academic institutions and teach in universities of the United State and Canada.

So, what kind of ‘fake news’ or ‘disinformation’ did Mr. Koenig push in the article? The article provides a critical look at and addresses the concerns regarding the goals of the global pharmaceutical industry, otherwise known as Big Pharma, in the larger context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Are these global corporations not commercial entities that seek to gain larger revenues and increased profits? Yes, clearly so. So, what is wrong with this logic? Furthermore, Mr. Koenig wrote his article based on official statistics and sources.

For example:

“The vaccine that might eventually be applied to COVID-19, may most likely no longer be valid for the next coronavirus outbreak – which, also according to Mr. Redfield, CDC, will most probably occur. A later virus may most certainly have mutated. It’s quite similar to the common flu virus. In fact, the annually reoccurring common flu virus contains a proportion of 10% to 15% (sometimes more) of coronaviruses.”

This is an obvious scientific fact – a specific vaccine acts against a particular strain of virus. Complex vaccines act against several strains, but the accumulated modern scientific knowledge has yet to invent a vaccine that can act against all the possible strains. The converse statement is a falsehood and is aimed at misleading the public.

A biased critic may label as conspiracy the author’s point of view towards the aggressive advertising of vaccines or the need for electronic IDs; however, this very same point of view has been voiced by various politicians or representatives of big business. Even the term ‘New World Order’ which appears twice in the subject text, was itself widely used by the mainstream political establishment, and even presidents of the United States like George H. W. Bush.

However, this did not stop paid propagandists from labeling the article the work of a conspiracy theorist and thus labelling it as disinformation. One could claim that the author asserted a notion of conspiracy, but there was zero disinformation, as the author’s hypothesis was based on scientist fact and common knowledge.

EXAMPLE 2:

EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece
EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece

The real title of the article is “WESTERN MEDIA TALKS UP BIG PHARMA’S SEARCH FOR CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WHILE IGNORING USE OF HIGH DOES VITAMIN C TO SAVE LIVES IN CHINA” (source)

This article is written by a well-known international author, Dr. Leon Tressell. The main assertion of the article is that high dose vitamin C therapy apparently helps to deal with acute respiratory disease and viral pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2. The article clearly shows that the methods of treating the symptoms caused by SARS-CoV-2 share some commonality with the actions taken to treat the symptoms of respiratory disease and viral pneumonia caused by other viruses. There is no correlation between the effectiveness of a particular drug or method of treatment and its monetary cost. This fact is also universally recognized in the scientific community.

Mr. Tressell writes:

  • Clinical trials using high dose vitamin C therapy in China ignored by Western media
  • New York hospitals now using vitamin C therapy to treat coronavirus patients

Are these false statements? No. These points are demonstrably true.

Indeed, the author states that the “mainstream media, and the scientific and political establishments are completely under the spell of big pharma”; however, in the same article he explains this point of view in detail. This remark is based on his personal point of view (protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution) as well as those of scientists quoted in the text. For example:

Dr. Andrew W. Saul, Editor in chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Dr. Richard Cheng, an American-Chinese doctor currently based in Shanghai

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island

Thus, there is no reason to say that Tressell distributes fake news. In the worst case, the author writes about a valid hypothesis and only once does he make a personal judgment regarding the motives and aims of big pharma. Is this false news or disinformation? Of course it is not. Is some conspiracy theory present here? If one claims “yes”, then that person will have to accept that most of the political establishment of the United States, which also uses the terms the New World Order and Big Pharma are also conspiracy theorists. Surely one statement of the article’s author pales in comparison to the thousands of statements of politicians and top businessmen espousing similar views. How popular does a dissenting view have to become before it is no longer considered a conspiracy theory?

EXAMPLE 3:

EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece
EUvsdisinfo’s propaganda piece

The real title of the article is “WHILE THE WORLD IS IN DISARRAY, COVID-19 IS BREAKING UP RUSSIA” (source)

The article was likely used by the Euvsdisinfo authors either out of a lack of humor, ignorance, or sheer stupidity. This article is a critical review of the political and administrative situation in Russia amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the first part of April 2020. The article provides a critical look at the actions of the Russian government (in particular the Moscow authorities) and points out that, while the COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant public health challenge, the threat of the pandemic may be estimated inaccurately, resulting in the government making poor decisions in dealing with it. The developments in Russia in the second half of 2020 confirmed this analysis. Meanwhile, the article itself regularly refers to scientific and state sources of data and criticizes political and administrative actions of the Russian government. It also looks critically at actions of Moscow mayor Sergey Sobaynin, which at the time went contrary to the Russian legislative system.

Euvsdisinfo labeled the article as conspiracy theory and disinformation. This decision raises some eyebrows. Does NATO really support the actions of the Moscow authorities? If this is the case, perhaps President Putin should consider taking a closer look at the mayor of the Russian capital. Another explanation is that nobody in Euvsdisinfo actually read the article. The aforementioned article regularly refers to publicly available facts and quotes numerous substantiated sources, while providing a critical point of view of the author towards the administrative and political situation in Russia.

The aforementioned articles are all that pro-NATO propaganda organizations have been able to highlight to accuse SouthFront of spreading disinformation. Three articles out of approximately 3,000 published since the start of the year. The attention of such propagandists to SouthFront comes amid the termination of our YouTube channels. These arbitrary and unjustified actions lead us to believe that there is almost no objectivity in the modern world. So, if somebody wants to claim that white is black, he will continue to do so as long as it serves the interests of his sponsors. Nonetheless, in the case of YouTube, the situation is even more surprising. SouthFront released no videos that could be labeled as ‘COVID-19 disinformation’ even theoretically. There were only 3 video infographics on the topic on our YouTube channel. They presented facts and data and did not even feature narration. SouthFront’s YouTube channel had zero active strikes to over 1,900 uploaded videos up until the point of termination.

In this situation, it will be especially interesting to witness how YouTube will react to the developing scandal.

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  1. When I tried to share this via the facebook icon, I got this message:

    Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.

    Why does Unz even still have a link to those anti-free speech tyrants and bullies on his site?

  2. Facebook appears to have placed a blanket ban on sharing anything at unz.com. Whenever I try, as I did again with this article, I get an ‘error’ message and this explanation: ‘Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.’

  3. DN says:

    I am surprised that no one commented on this article yet.

  4. Thank you Ron Unz for posting this article by another media organisation banned by FB – South Front brings us the truth from the front-lines – no wonder they’re a target for censorship.

    The developments in Russia in the second half of 2020 confirmed this analysis.

    We’re not in the second half of 2020 yet – second quarter so far.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  5. Udate says:

    How many times do you dozy citizens have to be reminded that Facebook is a US government designed to ruin your life’s

    • Agree: the grand wazoo
  6. Considering the complaint is that SouthFront have been banned by FaceBag, I’m a bit amused about anyone complaining they can’t share this via FaceBag, or anything else on UR now that it is also banned.

    Yes, you have to share this the old fashioned way, via e-mail or posting on other blogs …. I can’t wait until we have to go back to printing things and handing them out, but we’ll have to defeat the secret coding that IDs your printer. Welcome to the Casino-Gulag.

    • Agree: Daniel Rich
  7. What is “Facebook” really? What kind of losers even waste their time on this surveillance platform? Here is it: losers trying to monitor the activities of their past or potential love interests. That’s about the extent of its practical utility in the sick, lonely lives captured within the technological hell known as social media.
    Do this: smash the damned thing. Destroy any and all of your social media log-in credentials once and for all, and be free of them – Faceplants, Twits, etc. The most effective way of destroying a “Facebook” account, or any other, is to publicly post your private log-in name and password along with a public statement of separation and divorce from the platform. Once log-in credentials are publicly know, and random users access the account, then the account becomes useless for tracking and worthless to the surveillance state that partnerships with the front company.
    Then, get a real life. Go outside. Meet real people in a real place. Pandemic be damned. Better to die free than waste slowly away inside the sealed coffin of “social media”.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @Emslander
    , @Mike P
  8. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:

    To achieve their goals, the pro-NATO propagandists often exploit the so-called ‘Russian threat’ concept; however, this merely provides a cover for their aggressive actions to silence and discredit opposing opinions and sources of information they deem to be counter to their own interests.

    The reason behind their activity is simple – they must justify their existence in reports to their sponsors. They are constantly and fiercely working to engineer ‘successful actions’ regardless of their validity. In order to continue securing funding to expose and defeat an imaginary enemy, they must create imaginary victories, irrespective of reality.

    Uh, the author obviously knows better so why promote this narrative? These operatives are not going after “wrong”, or “invalid” targets to justify their funding. They’re specifically hired to do what they’re doing now.

    • Agree: vot tak
  9. The ‘EU vs Disinfo’ site harassing South Front, is one of the most embarrassing and crass pieces of garbage ever funded by the European Union bureaucracy

    In fact ‘EU vs Disinfo’ is quite racist in its Russian-bashing – violating the EU’s own rules about supporting racist activity – the EU vs Disinfo site is guilty of other major offences, including:

    Supporting disinformation and fake corrupted ‘fact checkers’ by foreign governmental and corporate entities, hostile to the interests of EU citizens;

    And violating its own suggested principles for evaluation of journalism, ‘EU vs Disinfo’ hiding the names, backgrounds and possibly corrupting interests of its authors, whilst complaining about others hiding behind anonymity

    In some respects it repeats the crimes and frauds well-known to EU police and prosecutors, from the horrid Wikimedia apparatus run by an ex-pornographer for the Western intelligence agencies, and its ’20 Major Techniques of Wikipedia Deception’:

    ‘EU Police Agency and Prosecutor Report on Wikipedia, an Intel Agency Fraud Against Europeans’
    http://pastebin.com/BeppgiMJ

    The goons of ‘EU vs Disinfo’, hiding behind anonymity, tout sources such as the intel agency front often selling lies, Bellingcat; alleged ‘fact checking’ by the Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos earning billions from US government contracts etc

    ‘EU vs Disinfo’ is stomach-churning to read, being quite obviously a low, not-clever level of slimy, oily propaganda, by a bunch of people who think highly of themselves for being able to cash in on the EU’s money-granting machine

    The whole Western propaganda apparatus of often-anonymous online ‘reference works’ and ‘fact-checking’ by people who sometimes turn out to be actual child-rape criminals, deserves a much more forceful and frontal confrontation

  10. @Craig Nelsen

    I had the same experience when I tried to share it on Facebook. They also banned a picture of Russian soldiers hoisting the Russian flag on the Reichtsg building in Berlin. Freespeech is under attack. The first casualties Edward Snowden , Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and more to come. There will be more to come………

  11. Realist says:
    @Craig Nelsen

    When I tried to share this via the facebook icon, I got this message:

    Why does Unz even still have a link to those anti-free speech tyrants and bullies on his site?

    Here is a better question…why would anybody use FB?

  12. PS What you can do is make a screenshot of that part of the article you find most important and put it on Facebook. That’s what I did and it works well.

  13. P2P is NOT facebutt, twitter, google, amazon or ANY kind of “cloud” or “gatekeeper” computing.
    “Cloud” is MAINFRAME of the current century.
    Freedom and Independence are to be found in DECENTRALIZED Internet as originally envisioned, designed and implemented by Cerf and Kahn.
    Without sheeple, faceButt has no PRODUCT to trade and profit from.

    • Replies: @paranoid goy
  14. Emslander says:
    @Free And Clean

    I’ve never used FB, TWTR, Insta, or any other such girly “social” website. Send your articles, opinions, photos, birthday greetings via USPostal and amaze your friends, enemies and total strangers.

    When will thinking people realize that those sites can be defeated by not using them and by setting up better platforms? I have no idea how they’d work or look. If I did, I’d become a rich gentile social media monopolist.

  15. Mike P says:

    It is noteworthy that all three of the “offending” articles that apparently motivated the ban deal with the COVID scare. This suggests that Unz Review was banned for the same reason.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  16. Mike P says:
    @Free And Clean

    What is “Facebook” really? What kind of losers even waste their time on this surveillance platform? Here is it: losers trying to monitor the activities of their past or potential love interests.

    How would winners go about doing this? Asking for a friend.

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Free And Clean
  17. @Craig Nelsen

    Thanks for alert, I didn’t notice these links.

  18. never heard of southfront.(guess i’ll go look it up)

    have heard of global research. great articles, most.

    have heard of facebook. joined, then quit a decade ago when they started banning members when they shared a ghandi quote in favor of gun ownership….

    know much about vaccine propaganda. no surprise fb wants to censor that. who wouldn’t want to ban all the malfeasance of big pharma? right when they want to come out with a covid vax…(nothing to see there. right?)

    the russian collusion? “likely” according to 17 intelligence agencies? yeah, not so much.

    ok. gotta go. not to google but to one of those privacy search engines….

  19. FB says: • Website

    Glad to see this piece on UNZ…

    Yes, the information sphere is of paramount importance…the ruling elite has known for a very long time the power of brainwashing and have employed huge programs of information management…all to keep the people believing in complete bunk, the same way that illiterate serfs five hundred years ago believed the bullshit they were told by the priest…

    This is a cradle to grave indoctrination system that encompasses not only electronic media, but also the so-called education system and hard copy publishing…

    The result is that westerners, and Americans in particular, are almost completely illiterate of important realities of life on earth…does anyone remember that Jay Leno segment ‘Jaywalking’…where he would go and do man-on-the-street interviews with people, asking them basic questions about things like American history, current events etc…just unbelievable how stupid and uninformed people really are…yet these doorknobs would invariably know all the ins and outs of the latest celebrity gossip…just unbelievable…

    Of course the scumbags that run platforms like facebook are going to work hand in glove with the narrative that the elite has worked so hard to establish…I don’t see why anyone would use the facebook platform for anything…I never have…if you want to put information on the web, you just put up a blog page…it’s just as easy, and no one will censor you…

    Twitter is another one I have never used and will never sign up for…just not interested…you will notice that these kinds of so-called ‘social media’ are all about garnering ‘followers’…so that’s great if you are a sheep and like to follow…go right ahead and sign up for facebook, and twitter and instagram and all the other crapola…and you can follow these morons right off the edge of the cliff they are headed for…

    The one platform I do use is youtube, which does have a lot of interesting video content…here too the propaganda censorship is an issue, but information sites like South Front regularly put content on youtube without any problems…

    Bottom line is that ‘social media’ is a complete waste of time…I was living my life just fine before this crapola came out, and continue to do so without it…

    As for South Front, they have an excellent website that provides very ACCURATE news about Syria, which is my main interest, and is really a pivotal conflict for the entire world in a lot of ways…perhaps even more so than the Spanish Civil War in a previous time…

    I have never seen South Front get a story wrong about the war situation in Syria…that says a lot…they have proven themselves without doubt, and I highly recommend their website…they should just pack up and leave the ridiculous facebook…

  20. So what’s up with Peru?

  21. Facebook is just one of the many zionist controlled MSM new world order propaganda outlets.

  22. Thanks for the heads-up. I just added southfront.org to my “daily read” bookmark on duckduckgo.com.

    I have a phony FB account that I use only to gain access to to material whose access requires a FB or similar account.

    Setting up phony accounts on FB and other enemies of the truth is pretty easy. Start by creating an email account on Google with phony info. Then use this to create phony accounts on other sites. The further your self-description is from reality, the more it messes up FB’s demographic analyses. If your current phony account is banned just set up another. this may require ISP masking.

    For near perfect security, one should do all this using a VPN like the ones provided by Malwarebytes and others.

  23. Agent76 says:

    May 11, 2020 Dr. Andrew Kaufman: They Want To Genetically Modify Us With The COVID-19 Vaccine

    Doctor Kaufman is a well educated medical professional who convincingly illustrates, using the CDC’s own technical data, how the public has been manipulated on the grandest scale.

  24. @Craig Nelsen

    In case you hadn’t notice, the science for the technology beneath the media came from the brains of the traditional people, while the shady finance that enabled the takeover of the end product came from the superficial shysters … to curb the power of the fraudsters, all of it must be demolished first, for it’s hijacked for crooked purposes, before it’s rebuilt on the primary principles.

  25. Jake says:

    The Anglo-Zionist Empire at work.

  26. vot tak says:

    The data mining site facebook is a zionazi-gay tool that reflects/promotes israeli interests. Blocking this photo shows how israel views Russia. As an enemy. Pure and simple.

    Algorithm Bug? Netizens Complain Facebook Bans Users for Posting Photo of Soviet Flag Over Reichstag

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202005091079257877-algorithm-bug-netizens-complain-facebook-bans-users-for-posting-photo-of-soviet-flag-over-reichstag/

    “Facebook users have been complaining about experiencing trouble with uploading a picture of the victory flag being raised over the Reichstag in Berlin in May 1945.

    Rossiya Segodnya’s journalist Leonid Sviridov has become one of the users who have had their Facebook accounts banned for three days for violating “community standards” by posting the renowned picture of the flag.

    “What community standards have I violated? Am I violating them by stating that we [Russians] are the winners and that the USSR won World War II? And does Facebook doubt that the Soviet soldiers installed the victory flag in Berlin? Frankly speaking, the things that Facebook is doing is fascism”, he told the news portal EADaily.

    According to the Classicalmusicnews.ru website, Russian pianist Ekaterina Mechetina complained that her page was blocked for 24 hours “for violating regulations of the community”. Mechetina told the portal that it was too “symbolic” to be just an algorithm glitch.

    The picture in question is a colourised photo titled “Raising a Flag over the Reichstag” taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945 by photographer Yevgeny Khaldei.”

  27. Republic says:

    Unz readers might be interested in this site’s audience geography from similarweb:

    US =63%
    Canada=7%
    Brazil=5%
    UK=4%
    France=2%

    All figures are desktop users
    Mobile users unknown

  28. Polymath says:

    3 out of 3,000 is 0.1%, not 0.001%.

    I was going to look at your stuff because FB thought it worthy of banning, but if you’re just dumbasses I won’t bother.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  29. @Polymath

    It’s just poor proofreading. Should have left it as a fraction instead of adding the %. I pointed another minor mistake in comment #4. Everybody can make these kinds of errors – you see them all the time in the printed media too.

  30. @Commentator Mike

    I think he meant the second half of April.

  31. Treg says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to go to one site to find all the banned YouTube videos? Yes? Well take a look at … altcensored.com

    • Thanks: schnellandine
  32. @Mike P

    the COVID scare. This suggests that Unz Review was banned for the same reason.

    It suggests they needed the cover of “Practicing medicine without a license”. Works as a much better excuse than “Unorthodox political opinions”, unless you’re Bill Gates, in which case…

    All the norm media despise non-leftists and want them banned. By staying after taller heads are hammered, non-leftists give the sites cover as full spectrum, but only gelded non-leftists will be left. They self-censor to remain at places that despise them. Thus, victory. Those places may then point to thousands of supposed anti-leftists who remain. Those who stay are the core enemy right now, regardless of ideological agreement on anything else.

    That’s why I’ve repeatedly urged the organization of the more popular sane sites to agree upon and publicize a day, soon, when all non-leftists abandon completely these vermin who would savor our literal deaths. Drop them and end the pretense of “community”. Beseeching them is pathetic.

  33. Max Parry says:

    Not only have Unz, David Icke and Southfront all been Zucced, Facebook has also appointed Emi Palmor, the former Israeli Justice Ministry director-general, to its “Oversight Board” which will be tasked with content moderation on Facebook and Instagram going forward, along with Muslim Brotherhood-linked Yemeni writer Tawakkol Karma.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  34. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @Max Parry

    Thanks for the update, Max. I’m sure it won’t keep you from chasing those Nazi ghosts, though.

    • Replies: @Max Parry
  35. BenKenobi says:

    Mr Unz has created quite the intellectual oasis here on the web’s desert-of-the-real. Why not take it the whole way? You’re leaving money on the table, sir.

    Proposal: create “UnzVideo”, an alternative to Youtube et al. How’s about a (thoroughly anonymous) “UnzBook”? Offer a right-of-return-to-the-internet to anyone banned by mainstream sites.

    You could be the Soros of the Dissident Right. Just take it, and it will be yours.

  36. Max Parry says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    I find it highly ironic that many commenters on this site like yourself are so whiny and nitpicky yet fixated on “da Joos.”

  37. Jiminy says:

    I haven’t the slightest idea how Facebook works as I have never used it, but wouldn’t it be possible for Russia and China to team up and introduce a competitor to Facebook? Eventually I can see Facebook censoring itself out of existence. ( I just saw the post above, they have a similar idea to the competitor, I think.)

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  38. @Jiminy

    There is a Russian alternative to FB:

    https://vk.com

    Anyone can use it if they want to. It’s just not as popular as FB.

  39. FB 101

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  40. @Proud_Srbin

    Oh, brother, do you pull on the tiger’s tail, or what? Peer-to-peer networking is our only way out of this mess. Trying to argue with the facetwatters is useless, they have the right to do with their property anything they are told to by their masters. The clever bit about that hashtag thingy? The International Internet Council (?) decide on protocols (the ‘manners and rules of behaviour’ for telecoms) and as such, they allocated the # and @ as operands unique to those platforms. To create a new platform, you have to convince the IIC that you ‘deserve’ your very own operand. There ain’t none left I know of, so… You are not going to build your own facebook, They won’t make space for you on DARPA’s servers.
    What we do need, is a way to use our personal devices to connect directly to others’ personal devices, and so share files. Imagine being in a club, and you get notifications of every phone containing cat videos, because on your whitelist you specified your preference for cat videos. While the rest are dancing, you can scan all the catvideo files within reach, walk to the other side of the dance floor, see more cat videos… all the while transmitting that you have lots of new cat videos, plus cookie recipes, plus naked pictures of Barack Obama. Don’t want people to know you’re into naked banksters? Either don’t whitelist it, or own your perversions like a man.
    I believe the first casualty on an open P2P network, would be the childbonkers. There is unfortunately the danger that a Hillarite will come up you on the head just because you store files about boycotting Israel, but only if you were stupid enough to advertise your real identity, instead of letting the phones connect anonymously.
    We need to build our own internet, we all have more computing power in our pocket than NASA had when they put men on the moon.
    So, Proud Serbian, have you the code for us to download? Please?

  41. @Craig Nelsen

    Why does Unz even still have a link to those anti-free speech tyrants and bullies on his site?

    Because it is still a way to get a message across to the bewitched masses who look at Farcebook.

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