2021 will soon be upon us. So the big question is, will big-tech and social media monoliths be allowed to pick and choose what information we the American people are allowed to access? Theirs no doubt in my mind that content manipulation helped choose our new president elect, Joe Biden.
I’ve been around the block a time or two and see first hand what’s happening with IT today. I’m a hobbyist blogger and retired / disabled used car dealer and ASE certified technician. I run this blog so i can freely post my two cents worth. But even having your own blog is pretty much worthless if big-tech de-indexes or buries it’s content in their search engine indexes.
I have a once very popular Facebook page that has been literally buried because I’m a Trump supporter. Twitter is even worse shadowanning any posts I share. Google Facebook and Twitter are tightly knit together and share users data no matter where they go in the net. Google has a bad-boy database where domains like docsplace.org are permanently silenced, including YouTube videos.
Back when i was a bulletin board system operator (Sysop) in 1991 life was simple online. Fidonet net 3603 (PinellasNet3603) had at it’s peak 147 bbs’s all within the 727 area code. The Internet had not been rolled out to the public yet. Communication was with a dial up modem and a terminal program, pre Windows days. A caller could choose any board that was in his local dialing area. Messages were read and replied to online, or most boards offered offline reading facilities (QWK) where a caller dialed up and downloaded the day’s mail packet, read and replied offline. Then the bbs caller dialed up and uploaded his (REP) packet. The system processed the packet and echomail packets were sent to other bbs’s worldwide who subscribed to the conferences in question.
When the net was rolled out to the public, social media took over. Folks flocked to Facebook and it’s become the communications tool of choice. But we’re at a time where big-tech is picking and choosing what we’re allowed to access on their sites. Social media did it’s best to push the Biden / Harris team over the finish line. They banned truthful positive info about Donald Trump.
When sharing a url to Facebook they scrape the metadata and analyze the content while it’s uploading. At that time they determine if the url will be allowed or banned. If the shared content is Trump positive or Biden negative It’s censored. Your friends of page followers are not sent notification of the post that is shadowbanned. Mark Zuckerberg own the patent on this technology.
Google has reversed their algorithm for Trump queries. The positive Trump keywords are buried while negative is given first priority to show up first. Review this screen video I narrated a couple years back showing in detail how big-tech twisted their algorithm burying positive queries.
So where do we the people go from here? There’s no doubt Facebook is a great tool to communicate with family and friends. Messenger is great for chatting or video calling friends worldwide. Will we the people have to accept being spied on? And even worse forced to accept social media’s side when it comes to important topics such as politics and privacy issues?
Though myself and other Trump fans / supporters are hoping for a miracle that will overturn the Biden / Harris presidency, hope is fading fast. Where will America head under the Democrats leadership? It’s rumored a work-from-home tax will be implemented to grab back some of that $15 minimum wage Democrats are planning on passing. It’s also entirely possible Nancy Pelosi will use the 25th amendment to have Joe Biden declared incompetent, making Kamala Harris president. That’s a scary thought. What are your thoughts? Kindly comment while your here 😉
I'm a retired auto dealer (trust-me) and ASE cert tech. Hobbyist system operator (sysop) of doc's place computer bulletin board system online since 1991. Just hanging out in cyberspace blogging about politics and other topics, and keeping up with tech!