With more than 10 million followers combined, many people believe these 5 Facebook pages were deleted as the result of political censorship.
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There has been a massive crackdown on Facebook recently, and although this is reportedly being done because these accounts allegedly violated the company’s community guidelines, it very much appears to be an act of strategic censorship.
Although there have been hundreds of pages taken down by Facebook these past few weeks, I decided to compile a list of what I consider to be 5 of the most influential accounts and where you can still find them moving forward.
Remember, we don’t have to agree with everything other people say in this world, but we do have to agree that without different news and views being shared, we won’t ever be able to know what’s going on beyond our own limited perception, and what a few powerful corporations and political interests want us to see.
The Free Thought Project had a massive following on Facebook of 3.1 million people, and was arguably one of the most powerful and influential alternative media pages in Facebook’s history.
Not just because of the sheer size of their following, but because they were brilliant at modern day marketing, particularly through the use of political memes which are images that carry a simple but powerful political message.
These memes have been so widely circulated, that you’ve probably stumbled across them on more than one occasion online. As you can see above, former presidential candidate Ron Paul even shared one of their images, as have many other big names in politics and pop culture.
They also had a dedicated team of content creators and journalists intent on exposing corruption regardless of political party. In other words, they did not identify themselves as being “pro left” or “pro right,” as most people caught up in the divide and conquer pyramid of politics sadly do, but they identified themselves as simply being pro freedom.
Jason Bassler and former marine Matt Agorist are the founding members of the organization, and although Facebook and Twitter’s seemingly coordinated ban (since it happened on the same day) certainly was a major blow for them, their passion to create positive change remains strong and they have refused to give up.
You can still find The Free Thought Project at the following accounts;
You can follow the founding members directly here:
It should also be mentioned that two of TFTP’s contributors, Rachel Blevins and Jay Syrmopoulos, also had their personal Facebook pages deleted.
Facebook took down my page with nearly 70,000 followers, labeling it as “spam,” when I have spent 4 years working to build that page up and using it to post the articles I wrote and videos of my reporting. This is so incredibly wrong and is affecting hundreds of similar pages.
— Rachel Blevins (@RachBlevins) October 11, 2018
You can find Rachel at the following accounts;
You can find Jay on Twitter HERE
Another website that was probably just as influential as the Free Thought Project, is the Anti-Media.
Founder, Nick Bernabe, was motivated to start the Facebook page and website to help present a “non-partisan” view of politics, with the primary motive being to expose corruption indiscriminately, hold public officials accountable, and keep the public informed — which he believed the establishment media had failed to do.
Much like the Free Thought Project, their clever political memes have been widely shared all throughout the internet.
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Nick believes Facebook falsely accused him and his team of violating their policies (which are painstakingly ambiguous) and this resulted in the deletion of their page.
The Anti-Media also had a very large following of 2.1 million people. Like TFTP, they have been deleted on both Facebook and Twitter.
You can still find the Anti Media at the following accounts;
You can find Nick here;
3. Police the Police
In what was reportedly a response to the epidemic of police brutality in the United States, the founder of the Free Thought Project Jason Bassler also decided to create Police the Police, which was the largest police accountability page ever created in Facebook’s history.
The page did a fantastic job of highlighting some of the most shocking police abuse and corruption in the country, but they also aimed to inform citizens of their rights when dealing with police officials too.
Although they’ve received a lot of criticism from police brutality apologists, they would also share some positive publicity pertaining to good cops occasionally too, in an effort to help remind their followers that not all police officials are bad.
The page had 1.9 million followers and has also been banned by both Twitter and Facebook.
You can still Find Police the Police at the following accounts;
You can follow the founder directly here;
4. Filming Cops
Like Police the Police mentioned above, this was a massive accountability page that had also taken up the responsibility of reporting corruption in the police force, and holding these public servants accountable for their actions.
It was launched back in 2010, thus making it one of the oldest major police accountability pages ever created.
The page had 1.5 million followers and has been banned by both Twitter and Facebook.
You can find Filming Cops here:
Another massive police accountability page taken down by Facebook was Cop Block (starting to see a bit of a trend here?).
Like the aforementioned, this group was founded upon the principle of holding cops accountable for any criminal wrong doing.
The account had 1.7 million followers before it was deleted and was founded by Ademo Freeman and Pete Eyre.
You can still find Cop Block at the following accounts;
Dan Dicks, the founder of Press For Truth, has been around for quite some time now, particularly as one of the key individuals in helping raise awareness about the infamous Bilderberg group.
In fact, he began making videos dating back as far as 2006, when most people had absolutely no clue that this mysterious elitist gathering was even taking place. In other words, Dan has played an instrumental role in paving the way for online activism.
Staying true to his original inspiration for starting his journey, Dan and his team have always aimed to publish stories that go beyond the oversimplified drama of left vs right wing politics, and instead cover what they consider relevant issues that the establishment media do not.
Dan maintains that the deletion of his account was not about stopping fake news, or preventing spam — as Facebook has claimed — but rather it was a strategic attack rooted in preserving the status quo of establishment politics.
I’m not American and I didn’t break the rules…350k followers gone in the blink of an eye! This isn’t about coordinating or spamming or even stopping “fake news”…it’s about the msm wiping out their competition while the oligarchy maintains the status quo. This is political https://t.co/54MYIC8Zxm
— Dan Dicks (@DanDicksPFT) October 12, 2018
You can still find Press For Truth at the following accounts;
You can find Dan Dicks directly here;
I would like to make it clear that the groups and individuals mentioned here were listed because I have found them to be influential based on my personal online experience, but there are many more pages that were arguably just as influential too.
For a comprehensive list of all the pages that were deleted please go HERE.
What’s Really Going On Here?
I have seen claims from liberal personalities that this was a censorship campaign directed at left wing pages specifically, and I have seen the exact same claims made by conservative personalities about right wing pages. This is demonstrably false people, since both “left wing” and “right wing” pages were clearly taken down, as were pages that did not subscribe to this oversimplified tribalistic view of the world.
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What’s really going on here, is actually not so much about the owners of Twitter or Facebook wanting to censor information they personally dislike or disagree with, which is obviously what it might seem to be on the surface. No, what’s going on here — as billionare (and former facebook executive) Chamath Palihapitiya stated in an interview earlier this year — is that there are “150 people that run the world” and none of them are the tech entrepreneurs, which I would presume includes the social media entrepreneurs too. So what’s going on here is not Mark Zuckerberg’s call in my opinion, or the guys that started Twitter either. What’s going on here, is that the highest levels of the ruling class are concerned with any information being spread that compromises their “business” and power.
You see, throughout history, whether it be the Roman Catholic Church outlawing the personal possession and interpretation of the Bible more than a thousand years ago, the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird — which lasted for decades before it was ever even exposed — or more modern online propaganda strategies like those employed by the U.S. government through their Operation Earnest Voice program, the United Kingdom’s JTRIG division, China’s “50 cent” army, Israel’s state sponsored social media propaganda campaign, or Russia’s online troll factory — the ruling class have always relied on information control to maintain and expand their power. The key to controlling the world resides in controlling information. If you can control information, you can control public perception, and if you can control what people think, and believe, then you can control their interpretation of reality — and this gives you almost god like power.
With the advent of the internet, however, this control has been dealt a fatal blow. Where once the people had to rely exclusively on the establishment for their news and understanding of the outside world, today we can research multiple perspectives, communicate internationally, and even be a source of news ourselves. Russians no longer have to rely solely on the Russian government (and more so those who control it) for their news, just as Europeans, North Americans and neo colonial states no longer have to rely on the Western establishment. In other words, the internet has empowered the common people with the ability to challenge the Goliath establishment media, and the proverbial powers that be, behind the scenes.
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Now, at first the ruling class didn’t seem to take this threat very seriously, perhaps out of arrogance, but now they see that alternative media is indeed a threat to their power and control. As a result, Facebook has partnered with the Atlantic Council (a major Think Tank) to allegedly fight “propaganda and fake news” and investigate “foreign interference“. Ironically, as exposed by Joe Martino of Collective Evolution, The Atlantic Council is actually guilty of the very problems they claim to protest. Aside from them openly admitting to receiving funds from foreign governments, the Atlantic Council have also been behind the spread of propaganda and fake news in the past as well.
Ben Nimmo, for example, a spokesman and senior fellow for the Atlantic Council, claimed that a Twitter user was a Russian bot spreading Kremlin propaganda. The Twitter account was eventually suspended, and the story was picked up by the establishment media and UK government which helped spread it like wild fire. Only problem with the story though, is it was pure bullshit. The account was never a Russian bot, it was a British citizen named Ian Shilling that was speaking out against the Western establishment. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media was deafeningly silent about the fact that they spread fake news. Ian’s Twitter account has since been reinstated.
Below you can see an excellent interview with Ian about being the victim of “fake news”;
The Atlantic Council has also received funding from the military industrial complex, the Rockefeller family, the U.S. government, and numerous individuals, groups, banks, and oil companies that often make headlines in alternative media for corrupt and unethical practices. In other words, this “partnership” with Facebook appears to be an obvious conflict of interest.
What Can We Expect Next?
We are living in unprecedented times, in which the ruling class have far less control over information than at any point in known human history. And because information control is the key to controlling public perception — and ultimately the world — if they start losing this control they will eventually lose their power, and a major revolution unlike any other in known history will take place.
As a result — out of frustration and desperation — they will most likely implement harsher and harsher forms of punishment in an effort to deter dissent. The recent deletion of the above Facebook pages, along with several hundred others, is obvious proof of that. Depending on how the public reacts to this event in particular though, is what will ultimately determine what comes next. That is what most of us don’t truly understand, we are the one’s with the power, not them. Their power is drawn exclusively from getting us to believe in their illusions and lies. In other words, if a significant number of us become convinced that this was indeed an act of censorship, then the establishment will be forced to reinstate these Facebook pages for the simple fact that they cannot risk being exposed as being oppressive and dictatorial.
With that said, this “purge” was done in such a sloppy manner, and with such little regard for maintaining the illusion that they are “the good guys” fighting for a better world, that it comes across as a clumsy act of desperation in my opinion, and shows they are losing their power. Unfortunately for them, this seemingly impulsive action will only have the opposite effect intended in the long run. Either more and more people will simply leave their platform en masse to go to decentralized platforms that are free from censorship — like Minds.com and Steemit — or they will reveal their true colors to the world. Either way, they are going to lose this great war.
Throughout history, when faced with authoritarianism and bullying, the human spirit has always proven to be uncompliant, hostile, and defiant. In other words, no matter what the ruling class tries to do to ensure that we remain subservient to their unwanted encroachment in our lives, their actions will always fail. They will never be able to extinguish the uncompromising desire for unadulterated freedom that burns deep within us. NEVER.
In addition to the unconquerable soul that resides within the human being, is the immutable Truth that the overwhelming majority of mankind share common principles. Amongst these, include the higher principle of opposing bullies and tyrants, whilst supporting those who fight against these imposing predators and their unwanted infringements. Aware of this, the high level ruling class — who thrive off of exploitation and oppression — have done their very best to play the role of appearing to be the exact opposite, since without the approval of the people they seek to rule, they literally have no control or power of their own. With that said though, because these wolves in sheep’s clothing are simply playing pretend, it is only a matter of time before they get caught red handed and exposed for what they really are — parasites. And when this day comes, you better believe there’s gonna be hell to pay!
So what we can expect next, is for the great drama and battle of humanity against elitism to play out even further and greater than it has before. But where we are truly fortunate, is that the many great minds and voices who came before us — who literally sacrificed their lives to give us a glimpse of a better world — they have already done the hardest work and taken the greatest of punishments for our freedom. We now simply have to muster up the strength, and courage, to pick up the torch where they left off, and continue to fight on for a better world for all.
It will not be easy, and it may not happen in our life time my friends, but we can all contribute to this great calling and cause.
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