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Episode Info: Lots of pedos in government, more technocratic tracking methods, and the forward march on deciding how you think… this week’s episode is extra-bad. Here’s what Necrotopia is. Here’s why I was blocked from Twitter. https://twitter.com/InsanityIsFree/status/1124711003621556236 This season’s featured song is A Story That Shouldn’t Be Told by Zachary Larmer. Thanks to him for being the Season 2 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 3 song, LMK. The one piece of good news I found for that week is that the US government has agreed with the Russian and Chinese governments, respectively, on a framework for pulling out of Afghanistan. From Antiwar: “The general idea is that the US and allied forces would leave Afghanistan as part of a peace deal, which would come with a commitment from the Taliban to keep ISIS and al-Qaeda out of the country. These are the terms which were already reported to have been coming out of US-Taliban talks, and the State Department’s own statement said the other nations support an “orderly and responsible withdrawal of foreign troops.” Negotiating the specifics beyond this framework, including timing, has yet to be done, and US efforts to get the Taliban talking with the Afghan government are on hold after Afghan officials failed to show for last week’s meeting.” US Agrees With Russia, China on Framework for Afghanistan Pullout So let’s start with the root of this week’s main problem, that being Facebook censorship… by taking a look at Facebook’s mechanisms. Facebook employs the help of a shady organization known as the “International Fact-Checking Network” or IFCN, do do its dirty work, laying all the blame on them when they get things wrong. From RT: “[T]he social network’s choice of people to trust with the power to decide what is true or false does raise questions. This seemingly impressive “international network” Facebook mentions is a project run by Florida-based private school of journalism – the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. The project, which Facebook apparently uses as a sole instrument to find trustworthy “partners,” seems to be way more than just a selfless initiative aimed at helping people navigate through questionable information. The IFCN was launched in 2015 following a generous donation totaling $300,000, which the Poynter Institute received from two sources. One of them is the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – a “soft-power” organization, which is funded primarily through annual allocations from the US Congress. Another one is the Omidyar Network – a foundation run by the eBay founder and self-described “progressive” billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Although he has not yet apparently gained as much fame – or infamy for that matter – as another US billionaire and renowned political meddler, George Soros, Omidyar has also lately shown himself as a major patron of regime-change operations. As early as in 2014, the...
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