Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in a hearing that Facebook employs a security team of 10,000, 7,500 of whom “assess potentially violating content” and that “by the end of 2018 we will more than double” it to over 20,000. Social media companies are intertwined with and often work for U.S. intelligence agencies. This army of censors is our Thought Police.
Facebook, she said, along with over a dozen other social media companies has created a blacklist of 50,000 “unique digital fingerprints” that can prevent content from being posted.
“We believe that a key part of combating extremism is preventing recruitment by disrupting the underlying ideologies that drive people to commit acts of violence,” she told the committee. “That’s why we support a variety of counterspeech efforts.”
“Counterspeech” is a word that could have been lifted from the pages of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.” Any citizen who dares speak out against the "Deep State" will now be accused of thought crime and/or, become a targeted individual.
Is this what we have become, an infant police state?