They are not even trying to hide it anymore. This morning the Biden Administration outright admitted that the federal government is working with so-called private business to censor and remove “problematic” content from the internet, and essentially silence their enemies.
This morning White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that “We are in regular touch with the social media platforms” about #COVID19-related misinformation. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook.”
Psaki disclosed the government’s role in policing social media during her daily press briefing after Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called on companies to purge more pandemic posts. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who also spoke at the press conference added, we’re asking [social media companies] to consistently take action against misinformation superspreaders on their platforms.”
Here is a political party that has cried for four years, kicking and screaming about “fascism”, now openly becoming the embodiment of fascism.
Jen Psaki details the Biden administration’s plan to demand more aggressive action from Facebook and other social media platforms on combatting “misinformation”: pic.twitter.com/gN1uS9TRfO— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 15, 2021
Journalist Glenn Greenwald summed up the announcement by saying, “If you don’t find it deeply disturbing that the White House is “flagging” internet content that they deem “problematic” to their Facebook allies for removal, then you are definitionally an authoritarian. No other information is needed about you to know that.”
Former President Donald Trump filed a series of lawsuits last week against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, arguing that they are illegally squelching free speech rights on behalf of the government. “These companies have been co-opted, coerced and weaponized by government actors to become the enforcers of illegal, unconstitutional censorship,” Trump said.
For over decade we have reported on the takeover and destruction of the so-called free internet; our posts are shadow banned on most social media outlets, many of our sites have been removed from advertising platform to ensure it’s harder for independent media to make enough money to keep their sites running, and we’ve been basically booted off of Google search.
If you’ve wondered where OFFGRID SURVIVAL has been, we rarely post anymore:
- We went from having 20,000 people on the site at a time, to barely a trickle.
- We have been shadow banned by Twitter, suspended multiple times and had over 100K people removed from our Facebook page and our reach so limited that posting there is pointless
- My Author Account for my Book has been Suspended and all the posts purged from Twitter.
- We have been virtually purged by Google’s Search Engines and have had our advertising revenue attacked again and again.
- We have been targeted by mainstream media giants who have actually sent out lawyers to steal our name, trademark it, and then tell us we can’t use the term OFFGRID! FUCK THEM!
WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIGHT BACK?
It’s time to start networking outside the system.
I’ve been warning our readers that this was coming for years! For the last 5-6 years, this site has been routinely censored and even suspended from a number of Social Media sites, simply for sharing our opinions — or in some cases factual news they deemed not acceptable. Here is what I suggested then, and here is what I still suggest today.
Limit, stop using, or take control of how you use these Social Media Ghettos!
For years now, Silicon Valley Tech Giants have been swallowing up content and killing organic growth for alternative media websites. These internet giants have created a system where it’s impossible to exist without them; they are literally swallowing up the Internet and forcing people into communities that they can control, censor, and regulate.
Out of the 400,000+ followers this site has on Facebook (Facebook has removed 100k of them), I’m lucky if Facebook shows my post to 1% of those people. And now with this latest hit, who knows!
While there still may be some value to sharing these types of articles, almost like going behind enemy lines, the fact is it’s almost impossible for alternative media to reach the people who want to see their stories.
Start your own website or online community.
I’m one guy; if I can do it, so can you. I started OFFGRID back in 2007, and I have slowly grown it one day at a time. It’s not easy, but I do believe it’s important.
In the process of building the site, I’ve talked to millions of people, written a book that helped expand my reach beyond the internet, started other websites like Country Hookers and Ham Radio Prepper, and helped a countless number of people become better prepared for the very real threats in today’s society.
So yes, it is worth it!
Even if it’s just a small blog, one that is only read by a handful of people, you have the power to create your own community that isn’t owned by Facebook, Google, Twitter, or any other media conglomerate. You can write about the things that are important to you, and you can share the stories and links that you think are important.
- Don’t just leave comments on Facebook: Comment in the comments section on this and other blogs and free internet forums. This will help move the conversation off of these social media sites, and back into arenas where we control the content.
- If you don’t want to start your own page, shoot me an email through my contact page and you can write for OFFGRID Survival or one of my other sites.
I don’t trust anything I hear from the mainstream media, and even the internet has become tightly controlled and a vast majority of the popular sites have been bought off long ago by large media conglomerates. For another look at what the rest of the world is saying, we suggest getting a radio to monitor international shortwave stations, local police and first responder frequencies, military communications, ham radio communications, and any other kind of radio transmission you can think of.
Download and use an RSS Reader
While not many people still use RSS Readers — Facebook essentially killed them — it’s one of the best ways to collect the news you want to see. Instead of relying on Google or Facebook to tell you what’s important, Subscribe to our RSS feed and download an App like Feedly to subscribe to this, and other alternative media sites. With an RSS Reader, you choose what you see, when you see it, and how much of it you see.