Not So Social

Thought Off 57

It’s probably a good thing for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and other social media titans, that it’s perfectly okay, and expected to share data with the government. Right?

The founder of Russia’s most popular social network site says he has been fired and that allies of President Putin have taken over his site. – via BBC

The founder (Pavel Durov) “had been asked by the Russian authorities to hand over the details of Ukrainians who had used the site to create groups related to anti-government protests. He was also asked to close down a group that supported Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.” Additionally, “Mr Durov had previously refused requests from the Russian government to censor posts on his site.”

VKontakte ranks second only to Facebook within Europe with 55 million users daily, and is ranked 23rd globally, according to Alexa. It is the 8th most popular social media network in the world. – via Wikipedia

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (1987)

"The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when ..." (Starting @ 23:21)

"The Secret Government" from CUJourn. A PBS production with Bill Moyers. Further info.

Yet another warning ... *sigh* ...
and it seems not much has changed.

Inequality for All


If you have Netflix, it is available there.
It's well worth your time.

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