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    Google and Facebook are creating "1984"

    For your consideration.

    How Google and Facebook Will Turn the Nation Against Gun Owners
    You probably think Facebook and Google are throwing off geysers of money by dominating an industry known as “online advertising”, but those of us who’ve spent time on the inside of this beast know the industry by its true name: mass behavior modification.
    It’s only a matter of time before these two companies openly go on the attack against American gun ownership, and when they do, they’ll form a foe far greater than any we’ve faced before. If you don’t believe that they can turn the tide of public opinion on firearms, a tide that lately seems to be going in our favor, then you’re not paying attention.
    Part of the info in the article above links to two others. Here's one from The Guardian.

    Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions
    It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.
    It has published details of a vast experiment in which it manipulated information posted on 689,000 users' home pages and found it could make people feel more positive or negative through a process of "emotional contagion".
    And from The Politico.

    How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election
    America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished.
    Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.
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    Unfortunately this all depends on "The masses" being uneducated, If "The masses" were to question and research everything they see on these two venues, they would have little effect. How do we educate "The masses", I don't know, one on one, thru social media,ie: you tell two friends, they tell two friends and so on. If the knowledgeable would teach the ignorant, the propaganda sites would have less power than they think. The thing we need to do, is figure out how to pass this lesson around.
    "Why is it, when your kid has an imaginary friend people think they are cute, but if they have an imaginary enemy, they are paraniod?"

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    The majority" were to question and research all that they see on these two scenes, they would have little impact. How would we teach "The majority", I don't have any acquaintance with, one on one, through social media,ie: you tell two companions, they tell two companions et cetera. ReadyDissertationHelp

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    Use their own tools against them

    Propaganda can cut both ways.
    You can have free speech or you can have income taxes but you cannot have both.

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