This article is about our friends from Anonymous Bites Backhttp://anonymousbitesback.com, a group of free speech activists who fight back against censorship on the internet.
Most of our readers probably know that independent podcasts are going through a difficult time online right now. The major social media have embarked on an effective censorship campaign to silence dissident voices on the internet. It started with Facebook giving a lot of trouble for groups of a certain political side. Pages were removed, others were shadowbanned and receive pretty much no reach anymore. At first many people were embracing it, because it didn’t happen on their side yet. They were unaffected.
And then it changed. Suddenly everyone with a voice that wasn’t accepted by the “main stream” was being targetted. And after Facebook, the website Twitter started to do the same. It caused people to freak out. Resulting in the word shadowbanning becoming a new “internet dictionary” word, because it is the discussion of the day.
A lot of the victims of this campaign give up and choose to find their place elsewhere. Many new alternative websites are being created, like Mewe.com and Worldie.co. Normally this would be a good thing, but not when it results out of necessity. The major social media networks are attempting to silence free speech in a very serious way. The solutions are there, but the masses are not yet using these websites. So it creates tiny islands and especially for activists this is very difficult to deal with.
But not all of the broadcasters are giving up. Anonymous Bites Back is different. With a panel consisting of free speech activists and technology enthusiasts from around the world, they chose to fight back. At first they were silenced on Facebook. And they started to invent ways to get around the oppressive algorithms, by utilizing their audience as well. Then the same happened on Youtube, with their streaming capabilities being fully disabled for 90 days, without any reason.
Eventually they started to decentralize. Anonymous Bites Back developed a system independent from all social media, able to broadcast to all of the sites at once whenever they go live. This means that they no longer depend on any individual net, but they will just have their live stream on whatever site accepts them. And they will spread that link. The podcasters combined this with audio streams on their own site, and on another volunteer network that works with them. Being fully weaponized against the system. The amount of viewers increased to a level that was larger than ever.
This created a change in things. After streaming just 2 episodes they were already contacted by the Youtube team, asking them if the situation on the site should be fixed and that it might have been a mistake. Anonymous Bites Back gave them a simple response: No. We don’t need you anymore.
So even though they were victims, decentralization made them stronger than ever.
About this… Yes, it’s pure greed that corporations make so much, & employees can barely afford to feed their kids. However, these changes are already in effect, bc very soon McDonald’s will have their stores basicly automated, which means they will hire less workers at $15 hr.
The thing is, although the economy is shit, it’s also in transition. The internet provides ways for people to make money if they want to; in their underwear, without messing up the environment driving around all day, wasting gas, and time in traffic that could be used for studying. Most older people are hip to these changes also, I’m so happy to see the older crowds understand that this is a transition into the internet of things, rather than to blame the youth for being lazy.
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@Regrann from @psychvictims – https://www.psychvictims.com/stories/view/giant-tortoise-escapes-from-the-zoo-and-no-one-notices
Once upon a time, before #SocialMedia, I was walking to a friend’s house who lived in my subdivision. As I was walking, I noticed what looked like a giant tortoise blocking the #Sidewalk. I wiped my #Eyes; thinking I was either #Hallucinating, or perhaps the #Neighborhood #Teens got #High, and were up to stealing #LandOrnaments again. So, I approached the thing, and sure enough it moved! Then out of nowhere, a bunch of little kids came around and started hitting it with sticks. I ran home to use the #Landline #Telephone. (#Lulz) But… I was too late. The same kids who were hitting the 100 year #Tortoise with sticks, also has #CellPhones. (They were Chaldean duh.) 😂
#TheZoo arrived on the scene, and said the Tortoise escaped.
I did’t get a reward for my #Discovery, but it did make the paper that no one read.
The conclusion of the matter is this. Even before social media, people were so distracted and caught up in their own affairs, that they missed a giant 100 year old tortoise slowly escape from the zoo.
The zoo is in #RoyalOak, my friend’s house was on 12 Mile and Stephenson Hwy — in Madison Heights. How in the holy Hell did no one see this thing? Makes me wonder, what else people don’t see?.. #UFO #Sightings back then, #ChemTrails now. I think it’s fair to say that #Humans #Distract themselves by #Nature, with or without #MassMediaConsumption.
Whenever I think of this event, it gives me #Faith. I mean; if a #Giant #Leviathan can #Escape from the zoo at 2 miles per hour, I can easily believe God could summon some #SheBears from the zoo also, and save me from #TimesOfTrouble.
It also makes me believe in other sightings that took place outside my bedroom window as a child, because clearly, not many have ever looked into the #Sky in the same direction I did. – https://www.instagram.com/p/BszhCgEnrCX/?igshid=1jrsoea4gxrkg