Category Archives: Censorship

Prevalent in totalitarian regimes

Dictatorial power of the Canadian Prime Minister

The SNC Lavalin scandal and the role of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, in obfuscating an objective examination of that scandal are wending their way through the judiciary and Canada’s Parliament, respectively. Paraphrasing, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he’s [said he was] hopeful an opposition motion to call a public inquiry into the SNC Lavalin controversy will pass. The NDP introduced the motion Tuesday in the House of Commons. The Conservatives say they will [said they would] support it. But with a Liberal majority in the House, the motion can be [was] easily defeated. —More Yesterday, 2019 02 20, Andrew Scheer’s hopes were dashed in a vote in the House of … Continue reading

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Dads and Things Blog Postings

It is hoped that this running inventory of notifications posted to the FB page Dads & Things : Blog Postings will help to overcome the problems that FB appears to have in keeping friends of fathers, of families and of men informed of notifications by Dads & Things that go missing on Facebook. (See also Note 1) This web page serves to keep track of the notifications were posted to a FB page that serves to inform friends of fathers, families and men of any postings that were made and of other items that were thought will be of special interest to them and therefore worth sharing. No attempts have … Continue reading

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A day with FB shadow banning

Shadow banning by social media is not as big of a problem as some people believe it to be, but it is an issue that concerns some. Facebook has quite a reputation as a promoter of shadow banning.  Shadow banning never had much impact on the volume of traffic received by dads&things.  The traffic from all social media to dads&things amounts to no more than about 0.1 percent of all visits to dads&things, and that is after I tried for years to mention various articles as much as possible at social media to drive  traffic to dads&things.  It was a waste of time and effort to try doing that.  Not … Continue reading

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Most of my FB friends must have died : perhaps I did

Most of my FB friends must have died, or perhaps I did.  Sometimes I ask myself why I don’t get many reactions to anything I state on FB, and I wonder (but only for a fleeting moment): “Why don’t I get as many responses as I got when I had only a small fraction of the large number of FB friends I have now?” Do you ever wonder about that curious fact, that the more FB friends you have, and the longer you have had them, the less you see of them? You are getting fewer likes of what you post, and you have fewer chances to like what they … Continue reading

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Facebook Shenanigans – The cup runneth over

Updated 2019 02 04: Made an update that provides a little more information on FB shadow banning. Facebook shadow-banning If you wonder what shadow-banning is all about, this explains it, but it does not seem that switching to different social media is necessarily a remedy.  There is no remedy. I am being shadow-banned by Facebook.  I just found another couple of instances and won’t even bother to look for more.  Right, I know what I will be doing about it, but I am sorry for having wasted far too much time on Facebook, and that hurts the most. It is hard to tell – and not worth making a detailed … Continue reading

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How many identity types must identity politics cater to?

How many identity types must identity politics cater to?  The short answer to the question is, there are at least seven million different unique identity types that identity politics must address.  The figure is that large or larger when catering to identity types is not just demanded in two or three developed nations but within the context of the global village.  If it is difficult to imagine why there should be such large numbers of identity types, consider the example of a man who is a gay, Black, an illegal Chinese, Lutheran, elderly, transgendered person.  (Caution: When contemplating such combinations of category attributes, it is entirely possible that, apparently, some of … Continue reading

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Identity politics clash with reality

Updated 2019 05 12 Identity politics clash with reality. They result in too many quotas and insufficient excellence. Lack of reward and punishment is fatal to an economy that is forced to conform to identity politics. An ideal, conservative, moral universe (let’s not quibble but assume there is such a thing) needs no identity politics.  No one is favored, no one unfairly burdened, everyone has equal opportunities, equal rights, equal obligations and equal privileges.  That’s it, that’s all, and it doesn’t get any simpler. People (except for some progressives) in a conservative moral universe will be free and generally happy. An ideal, radical-liberal, moral universe (again, let’s not quibble but assume that Utopia can be … Continue reading

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Equality of Outcomes destroys Freedom

Equality of Outcomes destroys Freedom. “A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.” —Milton and Rose Friedman, in Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Facebook’s design for the constraints it wants to place on freedom of expression, by means of its “community standards,” makes it impossible to accuse Facebook and the people who run and own it of failing “to promote their own interests” … Continue reading

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Freedom of expression vs Identity politics and censorship

Individual rights and freedom of expression took thousands of years to evolve.  They made civilization great and held the promise to make it greater yet.  Facebook is out to dismantle much of the progress in attaining universal free speech.  Instead, Facebook promotes speech codes and censorship.  Those are to freedom of expression what shackles and prisons are to freedom of movement.  That is not progress, it is regress. Human nature strives to achieve improvement, perfection, with the limits to that only being set by human imagination, and that is limited only by human ingenuity.  No flights of unlimited human imagination are achievable by using anyone’s “community standards” that constrain freedom … Continue reading

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Speech codes limit the right to free speech

Update 2018 12 31: Rewritten to incorporate two sections, “Comparing Facebook to other utility-access services,” and “FB must not have the right to censor”  Speech codes limit the right to free speech and to freedom of expression.  Who gave Facebook the right to act as judge, jury and executioner, to be a lawmaker, to issue the rules, to enforce, monitor compliance, judge adherence, hand down punishment for non-compliance and administer punishment accordingly?  Why did Facebook assume the powers of legislator, police, judge, jury, and jailer? I’m no longer confused. I became confused when I heard the word ‘service’ used by these agencies: Revenue Canada Service, Canada Postal Service, Telephone Service, Civil … Continue reading

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