Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC email links, but won’t say why

Clerk Note: election 2016 is presently in the middle of a long con or big con, "a scam that unfolds over several days or weeks and involves a team of swindlers, as well as props, sets, extras, costumes, and scripted lines. It aims to rob the victim of huge sums of money or valuable things, often by getting him or her to empty out banking accounts and borrow from family members."~Wikipedia

Trump has so many known skeletons that weren't even in closets but were purposely overlooked by corporate media, that he should have been jettisoned from the Republican ticket long ago. Hyping neo-fascist Trump was necessary to take out Jeb Bush and his neo-cons. The long con all along, however, is the Trump fear mongering that has us running into the arms of neo-liberal Senator Clinton, as if she were the only sane, qualified, safe candidate. The DNC emails and election fraud in the Democratic primaries unravels the con and should send half the Democrats looking at Jill Stein.

Vote your heart this election for Green or Libertarian, because the numbers are in your favor and that of the nations. Assuming nation 50%/50% Republican/Democrat, Trump's decimation of the Republican Pary (another goal of the con) leaves only die-hard 1/3 (of 50%) to go down with the ship with Trump, gives 1/3 (of 50%) to Johnson (Libertarian), and 1/3 (of 50%) go to Clinton. However the Bernie or Bust movement is going to take 1/2 (of the other 50%) and give it to Stein (Green).

Election 2016 Predictions
Clinton: 41% = [1/3(50%)+1/2(50%)]
Trump: 15.7% = [1/3(50%)]
Stein: 25% = [1/2(50%)]
Johnson: 15.7% = [1/3(50%)]

Trump's infinitely bad campaign will make him the big loser, and third parties the big winners (in respect and viability in future elections & influence in Congress) even if they don't take the presidency. Clinton doesn't win in a landslide so doesn't have the desired mandate.


Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC email links, but won’t say why


By: Nate Swanner
Date: 2016-07-26

Facebook has acknowledged it blocked links to WikiLeaks’ DNC email dump, though (again) hasn’t explained why.

On Twitter, WikiLeaks noted that there was a workaround for posting links.

User SwiftOnSecurity also took Facebook to task, which prompted a response from Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos.

But we don’t know why Facebook took issue with the links. It’s possible its algorithm incorrectly identified them as malicious, but it’s another negative mark on the company’s record nonetheless. WikiLeaks is a known entity, not some torrent dumping ground.

Previously, Facebook was discovered to have removed a Live video of Philando Castille dying, and posts of the Bastille Day aftermath were scrubbed from the newswire. Its news bar has also come under fire for being biased.

Facebook can call the issues disparate, but they’re not — not to users. At some point, the ignorance and blind claims of ‘damn that algorithm’ have to end. If Facebook wants us to turn to it for news and treat it seriously, then it has to be much more open.

The WikiLeaks link issue has reportedly been fixed, which is great — but also not really the point. The fact links to the archive was blocked at all suggests there’s a very tight reign on what’s allowed on Facebook across the board, and that’s a problem.

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