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"Elections Have Changed. So has Facebook" (Then Why Is FB Muzzling Bernie Admin Activists Till After Super Tuesday?)

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In the past week, I have heard from 3 women Bernie Group administrators who are restricted from posting to any other groups than the one or ones they administer, and the restriction goes to March 28, for three months. How convenient! 3 months puts their release after the Super Tuesday elections!


What could be more obvious? I am sure this following charming puff piece below is sincere and well intended and probably parsed numerous times by numerous highly paid staff members, not just the one who ostensibly wrote it, out there on 1 Hacker Way in San Mateo, California. Please keep in mind all of that while you read their explanation, in the form of an Opinion in the largest paper in the first state to vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries.


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This sanguine little puff piece in---of all papers!---the Des Moines Register, deserves a realistic response from someone who knows part of the truth, and that is not so much that Fake News Ads popped up in 2016, a charge/suggestion I made back in 2016 repeatedly and was repeatedly ignored. Hundreds of such posts showed up in the Facebook group I started called Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Win in 2016 (now changed to 2020). I solved the problem by removing all of the Russians, Serbs, Macedonians, and Ukrainians from the group, and the entire problem abruptly and entirely stopped!


I Fedexed the entire board of directors letters about this and a few other matters~~~I mean personal letters in snail mail envelopes, and never got a single reply. Eventually, Mr. Zuckerberg was called before the US Senate partially on the same matters, and mostly of that I remember was him saying "I'll get back to you, Senator...."


Facebook is not the usual corporation, by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe it has grown so quickly and so big that it can't have telephones or emails to ever be able to reach anyone. That access has all been totally and resolutely hidden, and I do understand the reasons for doing so. But if you get thrown into FB jail, and I have 39 times in 3 1/2 years, the "Appeal" process is absolutely meaningless and never works. You just have to be patient until the restriction is up.


They end the puff piece with this:


wholesale improvements to how we approach election security.


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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the most (more...)
 

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Either in later comments on this article or in a new one, I will present the combined discussion coming from the 3 women Facebook Group Administrators who are muzzled till after Super Tuesday. It is not a pretty picture at all.


Here is a video on FACEBOOK ELECTION SECURITY WAR ROOM!


"Inside Facebook's election security war room Facebook's election security war room is the nerve center of company's ongoing efforts to combat disinformation and other threats to democracy."



Inside Facebook's election security war room Facebook's election security war room is the nerve center of company's ongoing efforts to combat disinformation and other threats to democracy.
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One Facebook reader of this article posited that it seemed like I was justifying Facebook Censorship with all of the mention of fake news.



Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a fierce proponent of the First Amendment, almost a relentless one, in fact.


I got rid of the Fake News quite easily: I just kicked 150 out, from a total at that time of about 5000 members of the group I started. It never happened again.


At the time I thought they were coming from the basement boiler room of the KGB in Moscow, but it turned out they were coming from the TROLL FACTORY in St. Petersburg! and here it is:



Building known as 'Troll Factory' linked to fake social media (17 Feb 2018) A building which formerly housed the Russian Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg has been linked to fake social media posts.
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