As Facebook and Twitter Declare WAR on Free Speech: Ex-Facebook Honcho Tim Kendall Says Big Tech is a ‘Threat to Democracy,’

I am certainly not the only one who is being watched and censored on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms.

If I write a piece and the title has ‘Covid’ in it – immediately FB places a shield of sorts over the article which says that it is probably not true.

Yesterday, I posted the breaking news about Obama, Hillary, Biden and Brennan and their involvement with the murder of Seal Team Six. Within 5 minutes, the FB shield was up – claiming that the story was most likely fake news.

The Left have the News Media as their journalistic arm. And they have Social Media as their Internet/ cyber arm.

Brethren, this is totally out of control and illegal. I know that I am being watched closely. I also know that people like me (Conservative Christian writers) will not have an easy time if the Left prevail in November.

I knew when I began to write many years ago, that I was taking a chance with my articles. But I also knew that God had led me to this writing ministry and that He would watch over me.

From foxnews.com

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” which tackles the negative impact social media and Big Tech can have on people — and the former Facebook executive feels Big Tech is a threat to democracy that could eventually lead to a civil war in America.  

“Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society,” Kendall told Fox News. 

“The Social Dilemma” features several Silicon Valley insiders explaining the dark side of social media, with everyone from the co-inventor of Facebook’s “like” button to high-powered executives weighing in.  

Kendall, who is a central figures in the film, was once the director of monetization at Facebook but now runs Moment, a company dedicated to “fighting to reimagine the tech industry as one built for its users.” 

In an interview with Fox News’ Media Angle, Kendall explained why tech companies encourage “online tribalism that exacerbates the societal division,” why social media reform is vital and why “content laced with misleading information” could undermine elections.  

Kendall: It will take all of us coming together as a society to effectively address social media addiction and the dangerous incentives at the core of the attention-based business model of these companies. That’s why I am incredibly encouraged by the response we’re seeing from the general public. We cannot allow this problem to go unsolved, so I hope we can keep the momentum going for the long road ahead of us. 

MA: Big tech is called a “global assault on democracy” in the film, and you say you’re concerned it could lead to a civil war. Why are these horrifying claims realistic?   

Kendall: The attention-based business model of social media companies is a threat to democracy. Full stop. We as users are attracted to content that entertains us and reinforces our views. “Big Social,” as I call it, knows this and presents information that will keep us coming back to their platforms. These corporate practices encourage online tribalism that exacerbates the societal division we see today amid unprecedented economic, climate, and public health turmoil. 

I truly believe things will not get better until tech companies move away from creating exploitative products that drive conflict over conversation, division over unity, and misinformation over truth. Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society.   

MA: How could the methods used to keep users engaged on Facebook explained in “The Social Dilemma” be used to manipulate or influence an election?    

There are studies that show false information or fake news spreads six times faster online than accurate information. The attention-based business model of social media companies perpetuates outlandish, extreme, and controversial content that tends to receive more clicks and views. Content laced with misleading information that undermines faith in elections and other institutions vital to democracy is particularly dangerous for our society. In the near term, everyone should tune out the noise online and vote with confidence, whether by mail or in-person, and participate in this crucial democratic process. 

MA: A recent report showed the overwhelming majority of campaign contributions from employees at big tech firms went to Democratic candidates. Do conservatives have even more to fear than liberals and progressives?  

Kendall: We cannot allow the conversation around misinformation and social media addiction to become a partisan issue. Big Social does not care what content you are consuming, where you live, or what you believe so long as you are giving away your time to their platforms and helping drive up their advertising revenues.   

MA: Former Google employee Tristan Harris compared the tech industry to “Big Tobacco for our brains.” Why is that a fair comparison?   

Kendall: It’s a great analogy. Big Tobacco, Big Auto, and Big Social all share something in common: at the center of their business model is an ingredient that is severely detrimental to the world. Big Tobacco relies on nicotine, Big Auto relies on fossil fuels, and Big Social relies on user attention to generate revenue. None of these practices are sustainable for a healthy society. 

MA: What needs to happen to alleviate your concerns about social media’s impact on modern society?    

Kendall: I think there are three things that need to change. First, until the financial incentives are removed these companies will continue to operate by creating social media addicts of its users. Second, we need better regulation—no industry, including tech, should be in the position to regulate themselves. Third, we need innovation to help people take back their lives from their devices. This is in part why I started my company, Moment, to develop tools that give control back to individuals

“The Social Dilemma” is now streaming on Netflix Source

Brethren, my thought is that this is a conversation which needed to be had years ago. I wonder if the damage that has been done is too pervasive and extreme. But at least we are going in the right direction now.

Pray for our country. Pray for the upcoming election. Pray for the lost.

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Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

4 thoughts on “As Facebook and Twitter Declare WAR on Free Speech: Ex-Facebook Honcho Tim Kendall Says Big Tech is a ‘Threat to Democracy,’

  1. Big amen Geri with in minutes after posting on fb I was done the same way, Microsoft locked my laptop down to where I couldn’t anything but restore and took time to even do that, then Yahoo, did something crazy to where I couldn’t see my e-mail’s, and Twitter did it’s thing, all because we posted the stories on Biden, the NSA has taken over my pc especially after Mr. Trump won the election, and I told him, and he did something and they stopped, but fb became a nightmare, its hard for me to do anything on there has been ever since I backed the President the way I have, but they have taken over my laptop many times and had to fight to get control back and power off real quick, they have the news in there pockets to spread their lie’s, they have put these tools in our hands which was the worst thing they could have ever done, because we used them to tell the truth, and that is driving them up the wall, Gates is trying to get us disqualified because we are not pro’s, but a pc geek can get up and act like he is a Scientist and chemist, snd has a Dr. degree, and he is not qualified, but we are not qualified to dig up the truth and expose their lie’s, that just takes common sense, he is the main one in charge of dumbing down our children, to where they can’t add two plus two in their head, and brain washing them, and corupting their little minds and twisting them until they don’t know what sex they are any more, and should be charged with crimes against humanity, these guys are dangerous, pushing their socialist communist agenda through social media all lies, so they can get a One World Order, but they have a brat hissy fit when we tell the truth, and try to shut or communacaiton down, The Turth Really Hurt’s Big Tech Brats Today, because everything they speak is lies, and what we did yesterday could just be enough to finish Biden, I just wonder who Hillary will try and throw under the bus, to cause a diversion to try and take the attantion off Biden, who knows? Great article Geri keep telling the truth sis, may God richly bless you.

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  2. I agree, facebook have too much power, my account is suspended because i have an unusual name, i have lost touch with many many friends just randomly overnight because facebook decided without any notice or warning to disable my account, I’m still fighting them but its an uphill battle, any lawyers wanna help me out they are very welcome, I’m poor though 🤷🏾‍♂️

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