50,000,000 Americans had their Facebook information leaked and used to manipulate them and get Donald Trump as president. Yes that is 50 million people, let that sink in!
Dear fellow Freethinkers, this news that emerged now is really huge, this is literally history material. Since many people predicted this because of the multiple occasions of whistle-blowers (Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, etc.) emerging and revealing the truth behind several stuff that happened recently. Especially exposing the NSA, ISPs, politicians from all around the world, several heads of states, and recently ‘drumroll’ Facebook.
Yes you heard it right Facebook is finally exposed, they are mining user data and running personality test algorithms to manipulate people into believing allot of stuff through influencing their thoughts by using psychological and emotional tricks that works with their personality. In short Facebook is manipulating people into supporting certain political parties with certain ideologies, and have already caused unrest in several regions throughout the world (Arab Spring, Syrian Civil War, etc…).
One patriotic American Christopher Wylie revealed this huge news. He said that guilt and sadness from what he did led him to go forward and talk!
Here is the Guardian article that Facebook keeps deleting from it’s platform: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/data-war-whistleblower-christopher-wylie-faceook-nix-bannon-trump
Facebook had also deleted Christopher Wylie and Cambridge Analytica’s profile and pages. And obviously they are denying such accusations. Well guess what now!
Below are all sources I was able to collect for this huge news!
Some information about top people and execs at Facebook:
An early instant messenger exchange Mark had with a college friend won’t help put these concerns to rest.
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks.
One of the Cambridge Analytica employees involved (a director) moved from Russia and now works inside Facebook:
Facebook didn’t investigate this employee until The Guardian pushed them on this issue too, then said they’re now “investigating”
Facebook also didn’t care about the other Cambridge Analytica abuse until The Guardian pushed them on it last week, at which point Facebook threatened to sue and The Guardian was faced with FOUR LEGAL THREATS, then Facebook told The Guardian it wasn’t a big deal, then tried to beat the Saturday story by releasing a statement Friday night about how seriously they take user trust and are investigating Cambridge Analytica
The Russians who originally created Cambridge Analytica and their sanctioned Russian ties:
Steve Bannon was in charge of Cambridge Analytica:
Cambridge Analytica – a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon bragging about using these tactics to get “rootless white males” “radicalized”:
the power of what he called “rootless white males” who spend all their time online. And five years later when Bannon wound up at Breitbart, he resolved to try and attract those people over to Breitbart because he thought they could be radicalized in a kind of populist, nationalist way. And the way that Bannon did that, the bridge between the angry abusive gamers and Breitbart and Pepe was Milo Yiannopoulous, who Bannon discovered and hired to be Breitbart’s tech editor.
“I realized Milo could connect with these kids right away,” Bannon told Green. “You can activate that army. They come in through Gamergate or whatever and then get turned onto politics and Trump.”
Information from NPR on Robert Mercer, the creepy billionaire funder of Cambridge Analytica (which is in the Russia collusion investigation), who has been best known for funding Steve Bannon and Breitbart (Breitbart examples) and Project Veritas:
that Bob Mercer has accepted is that climate change is not happening. It’s not for real, and if it is happening, it’s going to be good for the planet
they believe that nuclear war is really not such a big deal. And they’ve actually argued that outside of the immediate blast zone in Japan during World War II – outside of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – that the radiation was actually good for the Japanese. So they see a kind of a silver lining in nuclear war and nuclear accidents. Bob Mercer has certainly embraced the view that radiation could be good for human health – low level radiation.
Among other things, Mercer said the United States went in the wrong direction after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and also insisted the only remaining racists in the United States were African-Americans, according to Magerman.
Mercer and his daughter have also been enthusiastic backers of the conservative website Breitbart News, where they formed ties with key figures in the Trump White House such as Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. They own part of the data mining company Cambridge Analytica, which played a role in Trump’s victory last year. That has given both Mercers a strong foothold in the Trump White House, and last year Politico called Rebekah Mercer “The Most Powerful Woman in GOP Politics.” Mercer’s influence hasn’t been confined to the United States: He was a key supporter of Leave.eu, which spearheaded last summer’s successful Brexit campaign.
Billionaire Peter Thiel, on Facebook’s board of directors:
- White supremacist about Thiel’s race views to Milo Yiannopoulos: “He’s fully enlightened, just plays it very carefully.”
Thiel has become a national figure of controversy for, among other things, claiming that “the extension of the franchise to women [women’s right to vote] render the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron,” saying, “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible,” funding a fellowship that specifically tries to get undergraduates to drop out of college, and donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump’s campaign a week after a tape was released in which the then-candidate discussed how he could grope young female actresses and get away with it.
Thiel was long perceived as a libertarian, but in recent years, as his support for Trump illustrates, his politics have taken a more futurist-nationalist flavor that critics have described as bordering on authoritarian and white nationalist. Only a few days before Trump’s Inauguration and The Review’s anniversary event, Thiel attended the pro-Trump and heavily alt-right-attended “Deploraball,” which had been in part organized by Jeff Giesea ’97, a former Review editor-in-chief who once worked at Thiel Capital Management.
In Oct. 2016, shortly after Thiel donated $1.25 million to Trump, Thiel publicly apologized for passages in his 1995 book The Diversity Myth, such as claiming that some alleged date rapes were “seductions that are later regretted,” … But three months later, during the after party of the 30-year anniversary event at Thiel’s home, according to a former editor, Thiel stated that his apology was just for the media, and that “sometimes you have to tell them what they want to hear.”
“We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it’s time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not,” a representative for the group wrote in an introductory post on Reddit.
A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.
Palmer Luckey—founder of Oculus—is funding a Trump group that circulates dirty memes about Hillary Clinton.
“I’ve got plenty of money,” Luckey added. “Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time.”
“I came into touch with them over Facebook,” Luckey said of the band of trolls behind the operation. “It went along the lines of ‘hey, I have a bunch of money. I would love to see more of this stuff.’”
A good guy (Chief Security Officer) leaving Facebook (he even recommends well-respected Facebook critic researchers on Twitter, like @zeynep and journalist @MikeIsaac):
I’ve wondered how @alexstamos could accept Facebook’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica data grab and Russian active measures. Turned out, he couldn’t. He quit in December and stayed to manage transition. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-alex-stamos.html
I don’t know a more universally respected leader in information security. @alexstamos has held several of the biggest CSO jobs on the planet, and he has resigned on ethical grounds before. I don’t know the inside story here, but it looks bad for Facebook.
Last summer Mark Zuckerberg announced he wants to get 1 billion people in “meaningful” groups. He said “it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together.” A News Feed algorithm change is also emphasizing groups content event more. But….
The things that make groups appealing to users also makes them a target for bad actors. We looked at the ways that Facebook groups are exploited and found an alarming combination of spam, hacking, radicalization, hate speech, harassment planning, & black hat “marketing” services.
Private or secret groups are also used to plan online harassment campaigns. The group Republic of Kekistan had 30k members and for months it planned raids on comments sections and harassed Muslims, poc, and trans people. Here’s some sample content from the group.
Once you’re in a conspiracy-oriented group, Facebook is likely to suggest you join others. @noUpside was researching anti-vax groups and soon FB was suggesting she join groups about chemtrails, flat earth etc. Closer to the 2016 election it fed her Pizzagate groups.
But this is a global problem. Groups are being weaponized to spread fake news in Myanmar and the Philippines. Spammers in Kosovo, Macedonia, and elsewhere are targeting groups. And with more than 1 billion people already in groups, can Facebook manage this at scale?
- Source: The investigation
Facebook employee Chuck Rossi and how important these groups are (and how important insider access is):
He’s been called “a good guy working for us behind enemy lines,” “one of our allies,” “a man who gives us hope,” and, “the ultimate badass.”
“I am 100% laser focused on getting your groups back to you so you have a chance to get them to comply with the new policy. It is my sole freaking purpose in life until it is done. I’m dumping extra work on my mangers (sic) and my teams to cover for me while I take on this new role,” Rossi wrote.
Rossi’s work has gotten administrators out of ‘Facebook jail,’ members of the secret group said, and resulted in many pages that were shut down being reinstated. As many as four in five groups that were temporarily removed were brought back during the last three months, according to one one of the group’s administrators.
“I have friends that work for Facebook and they directed me to him,” she explained. Ziegelhoffer is one of about a half dozen administrators who works closely with Rossi in the secret admin group.
Rossi, meanwhile, continues to communicate with the secret admin group, answering questions from members and posting periodic updates on his work within the company on the issue.
Groups like these:
Leaked chats show Charlottesville marchers planned for violence, including using cars as weapons
In those same chat rooms and subreddits:
Right-wing bragging that “Leftists will recognize dog whistles and know we’re crypto, but normies won’t listen to them.” Screenshots (warning: a lot of annoying “crypto” code words they like to use)
Seattle4Truth’ charged with killing father over conspiracy theories
(And active on TD on Reddit)
If you haven’t seen the incredible Charlottesville Vice video yet:
Recent updates on this particular huge shitstorm:
- UK Commons committee writes to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to get on a plane and front an inquiry in London: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYu4c1eXcAEZUpC.jpg
- Commons committee says it’ll hear evidence from this ex-Facebook insider tomorrow:https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/20/facebook-data-cambridge-analytica-sandy-parakilas?CMP=share_btn_tw
This scandal is also going to effect Brexit since CA was involved heavily in Brexit & Nigel Farage.
- Things are getting real: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/how-facebook-made-its-cambridge-analytica-data-crisis-even-worse
- Also if you’re interested check this thread out for more & detailed information. This scandal will effect millions around the globe:https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/85lzn0/revealed_trumps_election_consultants_filmed/
- CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, going live on CNN 5pm GMT. This is going to be fun.
- Just found this in a another thread which everyone should read. People read this!! This is just insane and will hit you like a truck:https://np.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/85p30j/deletefacebook_movement_gains_steam_after_50/dvz4y6o/
- And this one too. Documented how CA targeted millions of users with specialized micro advertising:https://www.np.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/85s2ib/utterly_horrifying_exfacebook_insider_says_covert/dvznz8j/
Shit is hitting the fan right now and we may be experiencing history here.
I’ll keep updating this article!