Tech giants pushing for “centralized censorship” to activate coordinated, universal blocking of ALL videos and articles questioning official narratives

… Now the tech giants are getting together and discussing “centralized censorship” to coordinate the universal blocking of videos and news reports that question official narratives. In 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube launched the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). In a bid to keep the global internet safe from terrorist propaganda, the tech giants have devised a database system that identifies “extreme and egregious” content so it can be removed in real-time. This is how the Tech giants plan to control the public’s perception on future tragedies and historical events. GIFCT allows participating social media companies to share a database of hashed files to automatically block users from uploading content that has already been disavowed by the tech elite.

The GIFCT database was recently used to quickly remove content related to the recent terrorist attacks on ChristChurch in New Zealand. According to Chris Sonderby, VP and Deputy General Counsel for Facebook, “We continue to work around the clock to prevent this content from appearing on our site, using a combination of technology and people.”

Sonderby said that Facebook removed the original Facebook Live video of the event and “hashed it” so that any other video similar to it can be detected and “automatically removed from Facebook and Instagram.” Once a video is hashed, any real-time depiction of that same event will also be blocked. This hash system will inadvertently wipe out important historical details about an event and hinder investigation and real journalism into the matter. As all related videos are scrubbed, the tech giants withhold important information about an event and can shape the public’s perception about that event. As the tech giants begin sharing these hashes in a centralized database, they can work together to control what the public has access to across all social media platforms. The tech giants are literally writing their own version of history by filtering out all videos and subsequently all truthful articles that would come about after seeing, hearing, and knowing what actually happened.

Even more eye-opening, the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, wants to expand GIFCT into a “joint virtual command center” to allow all tech companies the ability to coordinate during major events so that they can decide what content is in “the public interest.” Microsoft desires industry-wide action on this issue so that Internet users can only see and hear official information….

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-25-tech-giants-pushing-for-centralized-censorship.html

If they use a simple hash it would be easy to toggle a bit somewhere in the file to change the hash, adjusting metadata as needed to keep the file functional.   But my guess is they’ll use something more robust.   In any case, the convergence of government, corporations, NGO’s and the media makes this a recipe for a deluge of corruption and abuse.

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Assange’s Imprisonment Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did

Consortium News has launched a new series titled “The Revelations of WikiLeaks”, geared toward helping readers come to a full appreciation of just how much useful information the outlet has made available to the world with its publications. Which is good, because there’s a whole lot of it. Understanding everything that WikiLeaks has done to shine light in areas that powerful people wish to keep dark makes it abundantly clear why powerful people would want to dedicate immense amounts of energy toward sabotaging it.

What’s even more interesting to me right now, though, is that if you think about it, the completely fraudulent arrest and imprisonment of Julian Assange arguably exposes more malfeasance by government and media powers than than what has been revealed in all WikiLeaks publications combined since its inception. And we can use that as a weapon in waking the world up to the dystopian manipulations of the powerful, in the same way we can use WikiLeaks publications.

Really, think about it. Thanks to WikiLeaks we know about a military cultural environment in the Iraq war that was toxic enough to give rise to US servicemen merrily gunning down civilians, including two Reuters war correspondents, while whooping and exchanging verbal high-fives. We know that the CIA cultivated a massive cyber-arsenal which enables them to spy through smartphones and smart TVs, remotely hijack vehicles, and forge digital fingerprints on cyber-intrusions to make it look to forensic investigators as though hackers from another nation was responsible, and that they lost control of this arsenal. We know about the DNC’s agenda to undermine Bernie Sanders during the primary in violation of its charter, that Hillary Clinton told a group of Goldman Sachs executives that she understood the need to have “a public position and a private position”, and that Obama’s cabinet was basically selected for him by a Citigroup executive. We know that and a whole lot more, information which mainstream and alternative media reports use to this very day when constructing analyses of what’s going on in the world.

All of these things are of course hugely significant. But are they anywhere near as significant as the earth-shakingly scandalous revelation that the US government and its allies conspired to imprison a journalist for reporting facts about the powerful? That the governments of America, Ecuador, the UK and Australia all worked in concert to arrange a series of bureaucratic technicalities which all aligned perfectly to create a situation that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?….

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/assanges-imprisonment-reveals-even-more-corruption-than-wikileaks-did-1b14a8739645

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