In his recent interview with the Japanese TV channel TBS President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that cyberweapons are more dangerous than nuclear weapons. He explained that such weapons are difficult to detect and “we are not ready to be afraid of cybercrime and cyberweapons”. There is logic in his […]
During the second week of the military operation in Ukraine, the whole world witnessed an outburst of hatred toward Russians. Not only abstract slogans against Russia, but also specific calls for killings were spread. Quite often such hate speeches turned into actions. In Ireland, a truck rammed the Russian embassy, […]
All of this should seriously concern Westerners because they too might one day become the next victims of Meta’s tacitly state-backed hate speech campaign if the cause that they support ends up being treated as ‘politically incorrect’. Those conservative-nationalist supporters of former US President Trump could one day wake up […]
Seedy, compromised and creepy, the surveillance machine of Facebook, now operating under the broader fold of its parent company Meta Platforms, is currently giving out the very signals that it was condemned for doing before: encourage discussions on hating a group and certain figures, while spreading the bad word to […]
Never leave matters of maturity to the Peter Panners of Silicon Valley. At their most benign, they are easily dismissed as potty and keyboard mad. At their worst, their fantasies assume the noxious, demonic forms that reduce all users of their technology to units of information and flashes of data. […]
Critics aren’t wrong when comparing the metaverse to the matrix. In fact, it’s arguably worse because those in the matrix weren’t preconditioned to accept their servitude but were simply grown in vats by machines without any choice about whether or not to participate in their alt-reality. What’s happening in real […]
In the global imagination, Facebook would be a responsible social network that allows everyone to connect confidentially while censoring messages contrary to local laws. In practice, it is quite different. Facebook collects information about you for the NSA, censors your opinions and mints its own currency. In a few months, this company has become one of the most influential players in world politics.
What’s really happening is that the so-called ‘revolution’ of last year is now proverbially ‘eating its own’. Facebook has long been a loyal ally of the US’ government’s censorship campaign, especially ever since the 2016 election of former US President Donald Trump and last year’s contentious one that resulted in […]
The only surprise was that it did not come sooner. Big Tech whistleblowers are not exactly running out of the offices of Silicon Valley, so it was with some excitement that Facebook could produce a person willing enough to show us the laundry, with the dirt still caking the content. […]
President Biden has announced the forthcoming creation of an international organisation of democracies in the face of the rise of authoritarian Russian and Chinese regimes. Contrary to the official rhetoric, this is not about defending democracies, but about promoting US imperialism. This fight is futile because it has chosen the wrong opponent.
The word “fascism” has been carelessly thrown around in recent years, but Facebook’s censorship of RT’s Redfish was literally an example of digital fascism since the company’s page was temporarily banned for sharing anti-fascist posts commemorating victims of the Holocaust and celebrating the downfall of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. […]
Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia’s News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India. The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad behaviour. “We appreciate the proliferation of social […]