A shocking, newly exposed
Facebook “ranking” system, designed as a “User Score” of those who
utilize the social media titan in order to determine whether each
person is either “good” or “bad” without their knowledge is quickly
becoming the scandal of the century, already receiving enormous
criticisms for the privacy concerns and potential data-mining
process that could be viewed as similar to a Communist China
The Facebook company has
seen its fair share of criticisms in recent years for both its
invasive tactics and election
interference accusations against CEO Mark Zuckerberg
some have suggested as being treasonous to the United States of
America, evenrefusing a UK Parliament
his appearance which results in the US Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) opening a probe into Facebook’s behavior, but the stunning
revelations circling around the strategic and top-secret rankings of
its users may be the biggest of all attacks on the company's
credibility in its history.
Each social media user on
Facebook is secretly “ranked,” to determine whether or not that
person is considered “trustworthy” in the eyes of Facebook’s
development team and engineers, using a scale of zero to ten as a
“score” that further analyzes your behaviors taken on their
The method has not been
formally announced to the public until first appeared in a
groundbreaking report, and millions of tech analysts, hackers, and
cybersecurity experts find that desire to keep this tactic silent
from the general public as a major concern, especially considering
that Facebook already admitted they were using a similar style to
rank “news” media outlets on their platform earlier this year.
The rankings systems for
“news” media were a response to the liberal critique of Facebook
after President Trump won the 2016 elections, where the left simply
couldn't, and in many cases still cannot accept the desire of the
American people to support the Trump campaign's agenda, and the
overwhelming amount of distrust for the Democratic Party alongside
Facebook’s “news” media
rankings also quickly became controversial, after countless
Conservative journalists and independent media outlets began to
notice ongoing censorship efforts for their articles, videos, and
links; including ourselves facing similar censorship campaigns
against our pro-Trump journalism often shared from The
an obvious effort to silence media which supports the fight against
the ideals of globalist policies in order to support the President.
With this known political
bias existing, and in recent months having seen numerous other
platforms additionally forthcoming in such a bias, from first
denying to now openly admitting to such a left-leaning bias is not
only real but prevalent today, Facebook’s secretive rankings for
their users is one that could be a major crack in the hull of it's
slowly sinking ship of a social media platform.
This has sparked a response
directly from Facebook, who seems to be taking the infamous “nothing
to see here, move along” tactic of proclaiming that this measure
isn't designed towards signaling a means of censoring those who
Facebook views as being”untrustworthy” in
their user history on the platform, but instead Tessa Lyons of
Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News program argues that this is a
matter of security.
"For example, if someone
previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the
article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight
that person’s future false news feedback more than someone who
indiscriminately provides false news feedback on lots of articles,
including ones that end up being rated as true.
Well, that's not accurate,
Tessa Lyons, and I can prove that it's biased in the efforts to
silence the truth.
I can confirm from my own
online usage via Facebook that there are indeed a number of methods
Facebook is using to censor the posting from specific accounts, and
I've personally noticed this bias occurring on pro-Trump Facebook
“Groups,” many of which are either open to the general public to
join, but some of the tactics are also used in even the “Closed”
groups which require approval to join, or the “Secret” groups which
do not show up in search results.
As an example, when we
first publish a news article here on The Goldwater, I visit groups
designed to focus on whatever the topic of the story may be, and
based on that relevance, I share most, if not all of our articles
every day, throughout the day.
Recently, I encountered an
issue when I was spreading a few stories in early July, where the
Facebook “support team” sent a message stating that I was
“restricted from posting in groups,” after posting two individual
Facebook attempted to label
this story as somehow being “spam,” which it clearly wasn't, but
they didn't think twice about censoring negative news about the
left, especially this important and horrific story, that involved
innocent children as young as two-years-old having been subjected to
the perverse pedophilia-normalizing mentality of the Democratic
Party’s future generation of leadership.
Unsurprisingly enough, this
article was removed by Facebook shortly after being posted, which
began to peak my suspicions about the censorship occurring on the
Facebook social media platform having a bias which attempts to
discredit any news that doesn't reflect positively on the Democratic
I viewed Facebook’s policy
of “Community Standards,” and I couldn't find any violations of any
of the rules and regulations listed by the company in my content,
despite researching every detail of those supposed standards.
What I'm telling you is
that it certainly appeared as if Facebook had taken some form of
notice on our nonstop reporting of the pedophile arrests in
countless news articles on The Goldwater which are shared from my
personal accounts on their platform, and decided to intervene and
censor this content from reaching the masses.
I could no longer comment,
post, or even use the ability to “like” someone's posts or comments
inside any of these groups.
Soon after noticing this
was occurring in each of the popular “Groups” I use on Facebook, all
of them being in favor of the President of the United States of
America, Donald Trump, I realized that I would be forced to contact
Facebook in order to complain of the apparent block on group posting
used against me and The Goldwater to silence the news we wrote
At almost the exact time I
opened my “Support Inbox” to try and contact their staff, I then
began to receive additional messages from Facebook saying that they
were removing other posts I had made, some being days, or even weeks
older, under the guise of “spam,” which I was then forced to reply
individually to each of those messages and tell them this was
content that did not violate their rules, a time-consuming process,
which in some cases would likely cause many users to simply allow
Facebook to keep the content removed from their platform because if
you do not take the time to manually respond to each of those
messages, the post has forever vanished from the eyes of anyone else
Yes, Facebook was engaging
in the removal of several historic posts made from my account. This
is my account, of which I follow their rules, respectfully, and have
no desire to do anything outside of converse with the world and
share thoughts related to my vales.
What exactly is the
endgame, you may ask, from the perspective of Facebook here? It's
as if Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg feel as if they can rewrite
history to assert their control over what their billion-plus users
can't be certain, but we can suggest that the official responses
from Facebook are far from accurate, at best.
So now that previous
articles I've posted to Facebook were being removed from the
platform, it felt as if the Facebook company had decided that all of
our exclusive content wasn't in the interest of their narrative,
which, of course, is a liberal bias.
In doing this, they had
removed both the old posts and began to prevent my account from
sharing them in the future, despite most of those posts being
extremely successful with sometimes tens of thousands of
interactions, via either Facebook comments or their trademark
“likes” impressed on each of the individual posts.
I use Facebook primarily in
their ability to reach the general public, with the majority of the
posts have been either content in relation to news about the Trump
Administration, which I share to the Pro-Trump communities of
several million people on their platform, or in a very similar
fashion as the first story, I will share posts with articles written
about the recent arrests of pedophiles from around the country, both
of which are always critically acclaimed by the users of Facebook
who very much so enjoy the content I share, and The Goldwater in
I immediately pondered the
idea that we were being targeted in some form of devious censorship,
although I admit, I was a bit skeptical of this type of censorship
existing at all, despite having heard similar claims from other
With the blacklisting
having the potential to be focused on The Goldwater as a whole,
versus my specific account, I began to test further my concept of
what was happening via utilizing a friend's personal account to
To my dismay, this would
only lead to me finding that I was correct in my assertions, and
most posts from The Goldwater were also quickly being removed from
that account, with Facebook sending similar claims of “spam” to my
“Support Inbox” on the platform, despite the authentic nature of the
news which I had shared.
This was tried again via a
third and fourth account belonging to friends, who had similar
I decided to contact
Facebook, sending a message through the “Support Inbox” stating that
they were marking my content as “spam” incorrectly, because this
content was not spam but indeed recent and relevant news, and I
would also inform them that I couldn't post in any of the Facebook
“Groups” which is where I primarily post our content.
Disturbing. What had
I received a reply from
Facebook, and the ban was lifted nearly immediately. I assume they
viewed some of my profiles to determine that I was an investigative
journalist, and they may have just opened a can of worms if we were
to decide to write about this, which I now wish I had done so at the
Again, I didn't realize
what exactly was unfolding outside of, in my opinion, a censorship
campaign to attempt to prevent the general public from both hearing
positive news about President Trump, and silence the ongoing
pedophile scandal known often dubbed as “PedoGate” from the eyes and
ears of the masses.
Every Trump Supporter
already expects bias, censorship on social media, and an effort to
shut down anything that could be deemed as wrongthink against their
liberal-backed goal of globalist propaganda, which could offend the
crybaby mindset of the left wing working in the “Big
or really most all of Silicon Valley’s internet related services.
With the newly exposed
Facebook scandal of user rankings becoming an issue today, we're
unable to see how the company views our accounts, nor what their
system of rankings actually views us as being able, or unable to do
on their platform, outside of noticing the censorship.
To compare and contrast, we
would have to create a handful of accounts, joining liberal groups,
and conservative groups, and then showcase which of those two sides
of the coin would then be most likely to be censored based upon
their ideological perspective.
Facebook has a “Terms of
Service” policy similar to most social media websites which now no
longer allowing for the creation of multiple accounts per person,
and its safe to say our readers, outside of the occasion online
“troll” are heavily Conservative and pro-Trump, or I would ask the
public to show us their experiences with this system and how it
reflects upon ideological perspectives in terms of who is or is not
facing similar censorship against their accounts.
Facebook has made some
public announcements in regards to its own “Community
which really don't provide a logical explanation for the censorship
outside of potentially protecting the platform from future lawsuits
“We decided to publish
these internal guidelines for two reasons. First, the guidelines
will help people understand where we draw the line on nuanced
issues,” says VP of Global Product Management at Facebook, Monika
“Second, providing these
details makes it easier for everyone, including experts in different
fields, to give us feedback so that we can improve the guidelines –
and the decisions we make – over time,” she continued.
So essentially, there are
some things not allowed on Facebook, which make sense to protect the
You can’t, for example,
post any type of content that ‘claims that a victim of a violent
tragedy is lying about being a victim’ of the tragedy, which would
prevent anyone who has been labeled as a “Conspiracy Theorist,”
sometimes deserving but typically unwarranted, from using the
platform to suggest a shooting or event was scripted, despite the
fact that I see those type of posts all the time on Facebook.
You are also prevented from
posting ‘content about another private individual that reflects…
degrading physical descriptions about or ranking individuals on
physical appearance or personality’ to keep track of them. I assume
you couldn't then suggest that a person is unattractive due to a
disability or being overweight, which seems sensible, albeit you'd
have to be shallow to do this in the first place.
That being said, in my
situation, what violation did I make with my post? I'm sharing
content about the pedophiles arrested to raise awareness among
parents of children about the very real threat that pedophiles pose
in our nation by subverting the school and education systems, or
public service sectors, with the goal of positioning themselves
around children so that they can engage in their real-life fantasy
of pedophile child molestation, or child rape.
I feel that's a very noble
cause to be fighting for, and reporting on, especially whilst the
mainstream media outlets won't touch this.
It's worse if you consider
that the Joel Davis story, the Clinton campaign worker arrested as a
child molester, actually victimized multiple children with these
types of horrendous sexual abuses and pedophilia that he engaged in.
Where is the concern for protecting these children on behalf of
Facebook? Should their stories not be told? Does Mark Zuckerberg
support pedophilia, or does he believe we should fight against it?
Or, is this Facebook
censorship not about protecting individuality at all, or the people
of the world, respectively, but instead about silencing voices that
have a pro-Trump or Conservative media lean to their approach of
reporting, narrating art, or other forms of media?
It makes far more sense to
me, and anyone who thinks about it, that these campaigns which are
targeting those of us who support the Trump Administration and the
traditional family values which we want to protect and strengthen
than it is some flawed narrative being spewed by Facebook.
Why is that interesting?
It matters if you consider
that this new ranking system being exposed as part of Facebook’s
efforts to profile each of their users is very similar to how the
Communist Party of China would rank their “citizens,” the people who
live in their country, using the “Social
is unique to the control of red China’s governance.
I find that a bit strange,
if not worthwhile into researching, that Priscilla Chan and Mark
Zuckerberg have previously been proclaimed as treasonous to America
and now are using a system very similar to that of China to profile
Facebook’s billions of online users.
I realize the very real
need to stop fraudulent news from being utilized by the public as a
tool or weapon, and I've personally seen both sides of the political
spectrum publish articles, not just in the independent media, but
the mainstream media too, where they've run a headline which is
completely fabricated or slightly misleading and it depicts a
situation as being something that it isn't.
That's not the case with
The Goldwater. We source every claim we make, we have accurate
reporters and dedicated journalists working alongside our editors to
bring both the latest in breaking news around the United States of
America, Europe, Australia and even Asia, as well as focus on
informative articles related to health, science, tech, and other
pertinent topics of interest.
We specifically cover the
topics which surround the White House, or are of interest to the
political landscape in America, and more often than not we are the
world's leader in the news surrounding pedophilia or child
We are committed to
providing you with this content not solely for your own personal
informative desires, but because we tend to agree with the values of
the Conservative approach to life in 2018’s heavily biased climate,
and stand in solidarity with President Trump in our own values.
I can't speak for the other
outlets affected by this censorship on Facebook, nor can I speak per
individuals who have also been silenced without examining what it is
they're sharing first, nor would I try, but I can say that there is
a very real effort to silence the truth in news today via censorship
campaigns and algorithmic bias that tend to focus on those of us who
support the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald
Trump, and it's still happening now.
Social Media is totally
discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking
loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let
that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people
on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
So much is it occurring
that President Trump himself has spoken against the attack on free
speech we're experiencing today?
“Not knowing how [Facebook
is] judging us is what makes us uncomfortable,” said Claire Wardle,
Director of First Draft, a Research Lab from the Harvard Kennedy
School. “But the irony is that they can’t tell us how they are
judging us — because if they do, the algorithms that they built will
First Draft is a company
that has a fact-checking partnership with the Facebook platform, and
also analyzes the effect of alleged misinformation to the public,
and what it can do to distort opinions.
You can't deny that we
should be honest in media, and I prefer if all news were true at all
times, but how can Facebook be the determining factor in such
honesty when transparency is something they lack in terms of not
telling the public about this new ranking system?
One of the top Democrats on
the Senate Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron in itself), Senator
Mark Warner, and his partner in crime Senator Amy Klobuchar are now
both seeking co-sponsors on their proposed legislation that would
require Facebook, Google and other digital platforms to disclose
more information about political advertisements and the buyers
behind them to the government.
That's right free speech,
another giant ”Fuck You” from the big government and big brother
pushing left-wing Democrats, who now want to control the tech sector
with legislation, since they already own the companies.
The new legislation will
try and require privately owned web platforms with more than one
million users to publicly disclose the names of both the individuals
and organizations intend to spend more than $10,000 on
advertisements that could be considered political in nature.
Funny, because every
advertisement on television, every television series, every
television show, and those on the internet as well; all have
left-wing propaganda intertwined with them.
Daytime and Nighttime talk
shows, “comedy” shows, news, movies, horror series, all of it; they
all bash President Trump and push cultural Marxist indoctrination
Where's the investigation
into that? Oh, right it's totally fine if the Democrats do it
I mean damn, the Democrats
lost the election because Americans don't want to live in an
American version of Communism intertwined with Socialism, yet here
they are still with Republicans in control pushing for more of their
totalitarianism trying to make the United States of America the
United Nanny State of America.
Just what hell is going on
Zuckerberg is insane, to
begin with, and these Democrats have lost their damn minds.
Keep in mind, this is 2018.
First and foremost everyone uses a VPN in the modern age who's at
least somewhat concerned about their security.
I can be posting from
Dallas, Texas and appear as if I'm in Russia, or China, or Iceland,
or where the hell ever I want.
I can use Bitcoin or PayPal
or just about any digital currency and make a purchase and appear as
if I'm wherever I like as well.
You mean to tell me that if
Russia bought advertisements from Facebook, one of the smartest and
most brilliant nations in cyber warfare, they'd use Russian IP
addresses and Russian banks and not appear as if they're some random
American LLC, in order to appear as a legitimate American voter?
Wow. That makes absolutely
no sense. Only the elderly in Congress who don't understand how the
internet even works would believe something so stupid.
Then again most of Congress
is beyond pathetic at this point on both sides of the aisle.
It's as if they think by
repeating stupidity Americans will believe it? Seriously I think
they view us as mentally deficient or something.
Let's talk about that too,
because Zuckerberg and Facebook have over a billion users. Reddit
and Twitter have less but still, hundreds of millions; and all of
these platforms censor the right wing repeatedly, and allow free
roaming death threats to even the President of the United States of
America on a regular basis, and manipulate their algorithms to
benefit the Democrats.
Where's the investigation
If the legislation from
these Democrats did become law, the tech companies and social media
websites would also have to provide a hard copy of the
advertisements bought that were political as well as disclose
details about the targeted audience in which it was purchased for.
Basically, the government
would then have access to the tech companies code and algorithms
which are what determines the user's interests. That's overstepping
moral boundaries as well as giving up your ability to remain
competitive as a company.
Also included would be data
on the number of people who view the advertisements, the time and
date it was published to the platform, the amount of money charged
for the ad, and the buyer's contact information.
This is as if the
government wants to come into your homes again, like Hillary Clinton
has said, "it takes a village to raise a child" levels of audacity.
These Democrats are
seriously insane. I don't know how else to describe these people.
How can they not respect a business's right to exist and it's
privacy? Why would they not consider this at all?
Maybe they did. At this
point, it could all be another grab at complete and utter control
which is the underlying goal of the left in any situation. They
can't seem to accept defeat though, because even after losing
they're now virtue signaling their way into passing law and
legislation they would have asked for if they were in control, to
The two Senators Klobuchar
and Warner say that modern digital platforms merit further scrutiny
because they reach a much larger audience than broadcasters and yet
are not somehow subject to the same disclosure requirements.
Bye to the free and open
Essentially, they want to
shut it down. They always want to shut it down.
Making up fake foreign
influences for added dramatic effects into their losses in an
election instead of realizing why they lost and changing tactics.
Since they're so into
investigating foreign government's alleged interferences into the
2016 election why don't they investigate the countries that we know
Yes, like Mexico. We know
several million illegal alien criminals from Mexico voted, so was
the Mexican government trying to influence our elections?
Certainly seems so to me.
Let's investigate that one, Democrats. I'll be waiting.
One of the keynote issues
at stake here is the belief that new algorithmic censorship,
essentially computer predictions, are determining factors as to what
is or is not allowed, and without having these algorithms
independently analyzed to ensure their accuracy, there is no means
of trusting the company to be truthful outside of taking them at
their severely damaged integrity for the answers.
“One of the signals we use
is how people interact with articles,” Lyons said in a follow-up
email. “For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an
article was false and the article was confirmed false by a
fact-checker, then we might weight that person’s future false-news
feedback more than someone who indiscriminately provides false-news
feedback on lots of articles, including ones that end up being rated
I do not trust Facebook,
Twitter, Google, or almost any of the “Big Tech” companies.
I think that most Americans
share the sentiment of disdain.
We will patiently await a
reply from Facebook regarding this unjustified censorship, and their
newly announced methods of ranking Americans without their
knowledge, that clearly defines the trust of the company given to
its consumers, and those who have an interest in the shares of
Facebook as a capitalist business with the goal of producing profit
over the desire to be a controlled speech platform that promotes an
We deserve better.
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