Big Zuck is watching: He doesn’t trust you

Caption: For years, lefties have warned about a “Big Brother” surveillance state. They forgot to mention that it was them creating it.

For years, leftists have fantasised about science fiction dystopias where an all-powerful, oligarchical establishment monitors everything its citizens say and do, and even (Minority Report) what they haven?t done yet. Now, they?re busily building just such a world. Quote:

FACEBOOK is rating users based on how “trustworthy” it thinks they are.

Users receive a score on a scale from zero to one that determines if they have a good or bad reputation ? but it’s completely hidden.

Facebook tracks your behaviour across its site and uses that info to assign you a rating. End of quote.

As I wrote the other day on Whaleoil, the all-powerful Silicon Valley tech-media complex is routinely censoring views it doesn?t approve of – almost always conservative, but more and more often, non-party-line leftists as well – using hopelessly biased AIs. Quote:

Tessa Lyons, who heads up Facebook’s fight against fake news, said: “One of the signals we use is how people interact with articles.

“For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight that person?s future false news feedback more than someone who indiscriminately provides false news feedback on lots of articles, including ones that end up being rated as true.” End of quote.

That someone is almost certainly an SJW activist who, as insiders reveal, are given direct access to social media companies? moderators. Moderators who, of course, inhabit the same SJW echo-chamber. ?Fact-checkers? (so-called) have also been repeatedly exposed as biased. So, all this does is reinforce the bubble of intolerant SJW activism. Quote:

Online commentators are already comparing the system to China’s creepy “social credit” system.

The Chinese government analyses users’ social media habits and online shopping purchases, assigning citizens a score.

Jaywalking or skipping train fares can result in you getting a lower score.

This score is then used to determine whether people can take loans, and even travel on public transport.

Some citizens with very low ratings become “blacklisted”, making it impossible to book a plane flight, rent or buy a property or stay in a luxury hotel.

The system is currently being piloted, but will become mandatory in China by 2020. End of quote.

Orwell modelled the all-intrusive state of Ingsoc on what was already happening in the Soviet Union. A few years later, the Chinese went even further.
From the earliest days of Mao?s rise to power, a massive Communist bureaucracy dedicated itself to an all-pervasive system of thought-control. People were required to compile exhaustive lists of every social relationship they had, and confess everything they thought. That information was ruthlessly deployed in systematic state terror campaigns. Citizens were required to participate in mass rallies, which one veteran Communist described as more terrifying than torture. According to Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, ?A nation-wide system?was established in every factory, village and street?[which] kept an eye on everyone.?

The obsessive need to monitor citizens is deeply ingrained in the DNA of the Marxist-Globalist left. China?s ?social credit? system is merely a computerised extension of that all-powerful surveillance state to a perfection of intrusion and control that Mao could have only dreamed of. Creepy social media giants like Facebook are fast catching up.