Today marks the 72nd annual anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian … Continue reading A little late, but Big Brother is now in charge!
Tag: Mark Zuckerberg
Seven men together are twice as rich as 16,800,000 median Black households, or 42,000,000 citizens
They are all white. They are all men. They are all rich. But you never hear politicians, professors or protestors criticize these richest men in America, because wealth has its privileges and allows immense power. It's not just being able to buy your children entrance into the best colleges, or owning a $100 million house … Continue reading Seven men together are twice as rich as 16,800,000 median Black households, or 42,000,000 citizens
Will Facebook “change your status” to “go directly to jail” for what it identifies as suspicious posts?
“The long term promise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues … Continue reading Will Facebook “change your status” to “go directly to jail” for what it identifies as suspicious posts?
GOP plan to end “Death Tax” means the billionaires will be overjoyed, while the rest of us pay the bills
Tuesday, 4/4/17: examining entire fake "Russian Dossier" on Donald Trump! Estate tax percentages have varied in recent history, ranging from 55% in 2000 under George Bush #1 to 35% under Barack Obama and now 40% under Donald Trump. The GOP wants it to be zero. Currently, couples with less than about $11,000,000 pay no estate … Continue reading GOP plan to end “Death Tax” means the billionaires will be overjoyed, while the rest of us pay the bills
Facebook allows Blood Libel hate against Jews, despite Community Standards for everyone else
This Facebook page (open link) and website was still online today, despite protests to the social site's Community Standards officials. Jewish-Born Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook. Indeed, he is the richest Jewish-born person in the world. Note that I use the term "Jewish-born." You might think he would support less hatred of Jews. According to Shurat … Continue reading Facebook allows Blood Libel hate against Jews, despite Community Standards for everyone else