Apparently, and this is truly great news, Facebook is seeing a surge in resignations from among its employees by persons upset over so many users being censored. Facebook is so trigger-happy, they have even deleted posts from Mark Zuckerberg, mistaking them for fake news.
Adam Johnson has composed a masterful piece summing up the current melodrama of fake news, especially where regards the sketchy PropOrNot group’s unfounded and unsourced list of supposed Russian propagandists pushed so heavily by the Washington Post, NPR and others. The core issue seems to be that “unpopular” stories, “propaganda” stories and outright “fake” stories are all being mistaken for one another, and by people who really ought to know better. Not to mention the idea that Russia or any other foreign power being more culpable in whatever disruptions to America’s public discourse than the American government itself, is an easily disproven thing.
Irregardless of all rationality, the U.S. House of Representatives has swimmingly just passed a new “intelligence” bill, designed to squelch Russia’s influence over people and governments. So we can safely conclude that everybody in the House is long-fried on coke.
Across the globe, French President François Hollande is dropping his candidacy bid from France’s election, after his reactionary increases to state surveillance and reneging on taxing those who most need to be taxed have proven contrary to the will of his people. Trying to be like President Obama, basically. Max Fisher reports that such alterations in the popular tide on the French political scene might be suggestive of a broader European shift towards Russia as a favored uncle rather than America, something which I have been suggesting for a spell now. And the more this shift expands the more loudly will America insist that Russia is duping everyone concerned.
Another example to this end could be found in what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is beginning to experience, the widescale disgruntlement over the WikiLeaks revelation concerning the long-term secretive alliance between the American NSA and German BND.
Craig Murray provides some honest words concerning the insistence by very ignorant parties online that Julian Assange is either dead or imprisoned with WikiLeaks now suspect, something else I’ve commented on previously.
And new malware designed for exploiting Google’s Android devices has evidently led to the biggest hack of Google user accounts publicly know. This is also truly great news, as Google has definitely interfered in foreign politics to degrees far more than Russia or any other non-American agency could even dream of. Google’s users are like drunk drivers who need their keys taken away, no thought given to the ramifications of their actions.
Editor’s note: This entire post serves to further my application for inclusion onto PropOrNot’s listing of fake news websites subversively pushing Russian propaganda. I sincerely hope that I have now met the criteria for questioning the required levels of American icons and policies.