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Biden Gives “Five Eyes” What It Always Wanted: Access To Everyone’s Social Media

MassPrivateI | July 27, 2021

For years, Americans have largely ignored corporate social media surveillance. But all of that is about to change, thanks to President Biden.

No one has taken the White House’s plan to turn Big Tech into a quasi-Five Eyes censorship program seriously despite repeated warnings from journalists and news websites.

Journalist Caitlin Johnstone warned, the White House is pushing for Facebook and Microsoft to censor any social media stories the Feds don’t like.

“After Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted on Thursday that the administration has given Facebook a list of accounts to ban for spreading misinformation about the Covid vaccine, she has now doubled down saying that people who circulate such materials online should be banned from not just one but all social media platforms.”

The Feds want Big Tech to ban stories and people they do not approve of from social media.

“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation out there,” Psaki told the press on Friday.

Reuters revealed some of America’s biggest tech companies will let “Five Eyes” and the U.N. decide whose stories the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism” should censor.

“Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.”

Big Tech’s GIFCT is essentially a Five Eyes censorship program, masquerading as a Big Tech social media forum to stop terrorism and extremism.

“Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos — often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence — and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.”

Twitter and YouTube are also helping help Five Eyes spy on the world’s social media.

“The firms, which include Twitter and YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it.”

Other companies that have access to the GIFCT database are Reddit, Snapchat, Instagram, Verizon Media, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Mailchimp and Airbnb.

Three years ago the mass media warned us about Five Eyes demanding that tech companies give them backdoors to users’ encrypted data, and now they finally got their wish.

The dangers of Big Tech giving URLs, PDFs and personal information to a global intelligence agency will allow governments to secretly track and ID people and organizations they deem a threat.

Radio New Zealand said if one government has access to this information, then other government’s will request it as part of doing business with another country.

New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner also warned that there is nothing stopping governments’ from abusing their access to people’s social media posts. And that is the real danger of letting Big Tech, Five Eyes and the U.N. decide who is a terrorist or extremist.

“Even then you don’t solve the technical challenge of allowing access for legitimate purposes while maintaining a secure network, and people in the tech industry tell me this is impossible” Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said.

The GIFCT claims to “bring together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online.” But what it does not tell you is how they decide to brand someone a terrorist or extremist.

GIFCT admits that Big Tech has been secretly compiling a database of “hashes” or unique digital fingerprints of suspected terrorist/extremist social media posts since 2016.

Big Tech also uses their in-house “Content Incident Protocol” (CIP) to justify sharing hashes of an extremist’s video, and other related content with Big Tech companies, Five Eyes and the U.N.

If the GIFCT’s secret social media database and CIP sounds familiar, that’s because it is.

The United States Postal Service and Fusion Centers across the country have been secretly spying on Americans social media for years.

Earlier this week, PayPal announced that they are working with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities.

PayPal is basically setting up its own version of GIFCT to justify monitoring people’s transactions under the terrorist/extremist umbrella. As the article mentioned, PayPal and the ADL will “uncover and disrupt the financial flows of anti-government and white supremacist organizations” on their own!

“The information collected through the initiatives will be shared with other firms in the financial industry, law enforcement and policymakers, PayPal said.”

It is only a matter of time before GIFCT censorship will be used to monitor and stop protests that corporations and the White House disapprove of.

As Caitlin Johnstone so eloquently put it:

  • They said we need internet censorship because of Russia.
  • They said we need internet censorship because of COVID.
  • They said we need internet censorship because of election security.
  • They said we need internet censorship because of the Capitol riot.
  • They said we need internet censorship because of domestic extremism.
  • Pretty sure they just want internet censorship.

Using the GIFCT to allow corporations and Five Eyes to ban and censor whoever they want, put’s everyone’s freedom at risk.

July 27, 2021 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | , ,

11 Comments »

  1. This is all WAY beyond my pay grade, attention span, and intellect. Can’t keep up….time approaching to shut down and let the world go with the flow, wherever “go” might be….

    (I linked to “Five Eyes” and frankly can’t make a damned bit of sense of it….)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 27, 2021 | Reply

  2. The FIVE EYES refers to, The USA, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in a Treaty for joint Co-operation in signals intelligence. Australia particularly, is home to the USA Spy Base in Central Australia known as “Pine Gap”, and there is also another American base at North West Cape in North Western Australia, which keeps contact with American submarines on this side of the Planet.
    I’m sure it is a little more complicated than that, but, you get the idea.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 27, 2021 | Reply

  3. “For years, Americans have largely ignored corporate social media surveillance. But all of that is about to change, thanks to President Biden”.

    I don’t think you can credit Joe Biden with anything. He probably doesn’t know what day it is today. He is a “Useful Idiot” for The Military Industrial Complex. He’ll sign anything that THEY put in front of him.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 27, 2021 | Reply

    • “Like!” (Unless I enter a “comment” such as this, I’m unable to use the offered “Like” button. Once I post this, I’ll be able to go back, click on the button, and “Like” as I would ‘like’ to do without having to go through this interim folderol…!)

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      Comment by roberthstiver | July 27, 2021 | Reply

      • I have no problem “liking” a comment, I do have a problem finding out who liked mine…….It’s a bit weird?????

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 27, 2021 | Reply

  4. My wandering-in-and-out-of-dementia “mind” wonders suspiciously if Big Brother — or is it now Five Eyes? — is keeping us off balance, and busy trying to keep up with IT-age “weirdness”…!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | July 27, 2021 | Reply

    • I must admit, the World I worked in years ago(as a Bank Manager) is now gone, and replaced by Machines, Mobiles, and unrelenting Crap on my TV…..I’m not going to put up with it, and I shall be leaving this planet one day, and I have no fear of Jesus or the Devil………

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 27, 2021 | Reply

      • Brian, I shouldn’t even go “preachy” on you here, but this is my bedtime thought: You should/need have no “fear of” Jesus. I’m not a ritualistic Christian by any means, but I did accept Jesus in 1999 as my guidepost and the human (-cum-Lord?) I’d like to serve in discipleship insofar as I’m capable. Please read as I quote Matt. 11:28-29, my go-to verses when I get down (every day, actually); won’t you agree that there is no “fear” here? —
        (Jesus spoke): “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your souls.”

        Given that inspiring and spiritual invitation, who needs or wants “Five Eyes”?

        Enough — maybe I should have just “hit the sack.”

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        Comment by roberthstiver | July 28, 2021 | Reply

        • I respect people who believe that Jesus will look after them when they go. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and best of luck to you. I went to a Catholic School as a child, and they frightened the sh t out of me, and, with the benefit of age and experience, I reject it entirely. My body will go back into the soil when I ‘go’ and the Earth will recycle my atoms, into new life…….”Nothing can be created nor destroyed”…Antione Lavoisier…1789

          Every atom that sprang into existence at the BIG BANG(Billions of years before “Jesus” walked the Earth) is still in existence today…….

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          Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 28, 2021 | Reply

          • Brian, setting your “when they go” aside, I like Jesus “while we’re here.” Might as well have *someone* to look up to, and there aren’t many others on this planet, now or in the past, I’ve found who deserve to be looked up to and emulated.

            That written, in the end I can quite accept your “from dust to dust”….

            Cheers!

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            Comment by roberthstiver | July 28, 2021 | Reply


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