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What do Google, Greenpeace & Stalin have in common?

Stalin rewriting history?

Simple! They all indulge in historical revisionism. The act, well described by Orwell in 1984 is rewriting history to suit the currently approved narrative. Lushington has already covered one part of the Greenpeace revisionist history but now it appears that Google is aiding and abetting their attempts. There is nothing particularly surprising about this given their censorship efforts.

Now Patrick Moore has exposed Google for its part in this revisionism.

A few days ago
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Handing over control

Do you want Mercury Energy, Contact Energy or Trustpower etc to decide on your next car purchase?

Do you want Google deciding the appropriate time to adjust your thermostat?

All this could be coming to an electrical socket near you shortly according to this article from PEI. Quote. Read more »

Don’t be evil?

Breitbart has published a video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election which reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant?s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe. Quote.

The video is a full recording of Google?s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside the company as ?TGIF? or ?Thank God It?s Friday? meetings). Sent to Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai. It can be watched in full above. It can and should be watched in full above in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made.

It was reported earlier this week that Google tried to boost turnout among the Latino population to help Hillary Clinton, only to be dismayed as the usually solid Democratic voting bloc switched to the GOP in record numbers. This video shows a similar level of dismay among Google?s most high-profile figures.

These individuals, who preside over a company with unrivaled influence over the flow of information, can be seen disparaging the motivations of Trump voters and plotting ways to use their vast resources to thwart the Trump agenda.[…]

Key moments from the video can be found at the following timestamps:
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The right to censor free speech: Part one

Brittany Hunter writes for the Foundation for Economic Education. quote.

Between Trump?s tirades against alleged ?fake news? outlets and the recent banning of Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple, and YouTube, our society appears to be obsessed with trying to silence the opposition by controlling the flow of information. And while the recent Jones prohibition has sparked a national debate over who the First Amendment applies to, there is more to this story than just the issue of state-protected free speech.

To be sure, the [US] Bill of Rights is vital to individual liberty and was written explicitly to restrain the government from infringing upon the rights of the people. And while Facebook may sometimes be more accommodating to the government than many of us would like, the fact remains that it is a private company and it has the right to ban whomever it chooses. The same goes for YouTube and Apple.

And while we are each free to disagree with the decision to censor certain users, debating the constitutionality of Facebook and Apple?s decision ignores the real heart of the matter: Facebook, CNN, Apple, YouTube, and Fox News are not responsible for the spread of misinformation, no matter how much believing so may reinforce our own narratives. When all is said and done, the only person responsible for distinguishing fact from fiction is the individual. […]

The freedom to choose and think for ourselves is one of the most sacred attributes of the individual. But over the last several years, many Americans have adopted an attitude that puts political opinions ahead of individual responsibility.
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If only media had used real big data for the US Elections

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The chart above was highlighted to me by a friend (who is brilliant at statistics) two days ahead of the election. She (and her husband) have been saying for months Donald Trump would win.

But, everyone?(including me) ignored really big data, instead preferring to focus on single polls, and the data expertise of Nate Silver. My gut feel told me it was harder to pick than a broken nose, but these two were adamant, Trump was going to win. BTW they are the same two who in 2014 on election night called the election 3 hours before media did…no one will know that except the WO team, but they did.

Now, Nate Silver does use big data, but his data is just the polls all across the country, plus some demographic information and his proprietary algorithms and assumptions. It is all well and good, but when it fails people start questioning polls, so-called big data and ignoring data sets that are right in front of you. Instead of the wisdom of thousands of polls and dozens of pollsters, you are using the wisdom of search engines and millions upon millions of searches. ? Read more »

I think Google needs to change their motto

Google’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil“.

Except it turns out that are, well their CEO is, and politically motivated.

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google?s parent company Alphabet, wanted to be ?head outside advisor? to the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in an email released by WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks has continued to reveal Schmidt?s cozy relationship with the Clinton campaign. In a previously leaked email, a memo showed that Schmidt was working directly with the Clinton campaign on setting up various backend features to their website.

In an April 2014 email from Podesta to Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook discussing the launch of Hillary?s campaign, Podesta describes how much Schmidt wants to work with the campaign.

?I met with Eric Schmidt tonight. As David reported, he?s ready to fund, advise recruit talent, etc. He was more deferential on structure than I expected. Wasn?t pushing to run through one of his existing firms. Clearly wants to be head outside advisor, but didn?t seem like he wanted to push others out,? Podesta wrote. He added, ?Clearly wants to get going. He?s still in DC tomorrow and would like to meet with you if you are in DC in the afternoon. I think it?s worth doing. You around? If you are, and want to meet with him, maybe the four of us can get on the phone iN the am.?

Cheryl Mills was copied on the email and let Podesta know that Mook wouldn?t be able to make the call that day because he was in Australia. Mook said that she was correct but would love to talk to Schmidt eventually. ? Read more »

Has Google broken their own motto?

Google’s motto is ‘Don’t be Evil‘.

But it appears that they might just be…evil.

Google?s autocomplete search results favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump when someone attempts to find out how they can vote for either candidate. Trump?s name is completely omitted from the autocomplete results.

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A new search engine for independent media

I can no longer ignore the censorship that is now happening on all the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Even Google my favourite search engine has been accused of censorship. Conservative viewpoints in particular are being silenced, Milo Yiannopoulos the latest Conservative/Libertarian voice to be banned for life from Twitter.

Criticism of Islam, and any material that would expose or question the status quo is now being censored or discriminated against. For example YouTube will take away the monetization of a popular YouTube channel if they don’t want people to view it. This is a very underhanded form of discrimination as it is invisible to the viewing public who don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. Cutting off the financial blood supply to the content providers is almost as effective as taking the videos down or censoring their content.

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Screenshot from YouTube video where 16 year old German girl explains what life is like for her after mass muslim migration

I read recently that, GoodGopher.com ?was created for?independent media as a google alternative. It claims to be?a propaganda-free search portal.

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APN to divest of NZME; a matter of cashing up before it keels over

This is what happens when the accountant has been put in charge and you’ve lost the trust and confidence of your customers.

NZME chief executive Michael Boggs will spend the next 10 days meeting and greeting current and potential investors after APN News & Media shareholders overwhelmingly backed plans to carve out the New Zealand unit.

The Auckland-based publisher and radio network operator will operate as a standalone listed company after the plan to demerge NZME got 99.98 percent backing at Thursday’s special meeting in Sydney.

The transaction will see a one-for-seven share consolidation in the Australian company, then a distribution of NZME shares to those investors on a one-for-one basis. The deal then frees up APN to focus on Australian radio and outside advertising business, while NZME can pursue its merger with rival Fairfax New Zealand.

Boggs told BusinessDesk he’s about to hit the road to meet current and potential shareholders in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and Melbourne over the next seven to 10 days to engage and get feedback from shareholders on their views of NZME and where they think the media group should be heading.

“We now can control our own decision making around capital investment and funding,” Boggs said.

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Paul Little seems…uhm…ahh…err…’confused’

Paul Little has a rage in the Herald on Sunday about monopolies, triggered by the proposed merger of his employer NZME. with Fairfax.

When the all-but-inevitable merger of media companies NZME and Fairfax was announced, journalistic reaction fell into two camps. Those with secure jobs regretfully accepted that it was probably for the best in the long run. Those without security of tenure heard the bicycle bell of the Newspaper Boy of the Apocalypse.

Some members of the public lamented yet another kick in the guts of journalism, and many more worried about possible effects on their daily diet of Naz and Jordan.

Whatever else this merger is, and whatever its results in terms of the information we get, it is part of a seemingly unstoppable trend towards monopoly in all areas of commerce.

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