Facebook Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

 

A friend posted a Reagan quotation on Facebook recently, and I noticed something odd about it. So I posted the same quotation — and got the same result:

It seems that Facebook associates Reagan’s cautionary comment about overweening government with a need to be “educated” about vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus.

This may seem counterintuitive to the budding young fascists of Facebook, but this is not going to make me more favorably disposed toward the Wuhan coronavirus vaccines. An overreaching government is a vastly greater danger than this virus.

More appropriate would be to slap a label on every COVID-19-related Facebook post:

Click here for more information about how
excessive and unchecked government has killed
scores of millions of people over the past century.

Now that would be a valuable public service.

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  1. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    Which was the trigger word?  “government”?   “freedom”?    Are you now on a no-fly list?

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  2. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    Which was the trigger word? “government”? “freedom”? Are you now on a no-fly list?

    I didn’t bother experimenting to find out. I think we all understand the kinds of ideas that Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their ilk find objectionable and worthy of suppression.

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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    It’s a cult.

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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    That was the sort of stuff I was talking about here

    https://ricochet.com/996466/social-media-covid-idiocy/

    • #4
  5. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    It’s a cookbook.

    • #5
  6. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

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  9. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

    Drew, LOL.

    Henry, maybe the algorithm knows more about the philosophical ramifications of the nokoLcdws than facebook is letting on.

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  10. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

    Drew, LOL.

    Henry, maybe the algorithm knows more about the philosophical ramifications of the nokoLcdws than facebook is letting on.

    Good luck getting people to spell THAT consistently.  But then again, that could be a plus.

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  11. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

    Drew, LOL.

    Henry, maybe the algorithm knows more about the philosophical ramifications of the nokoLcdws than facebook is letting on.

    Good luck getting people to spell THAT consistently. But then again, that could be a plus.

    But it is understandable, isn’t it?

    I was thinking that if we refer to Election Fraud as niclEeto urFad we might be able to get it on the Main Feed!

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  12. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Flicker (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

    Drew, LOL.

    Henry, maybe the algorithm knows more about the philosophical ramifications of the nokoLcdws than facebook is letting on.

    Good luck getting people to spell THAT consistently. But then again, that could be a plus.

    But it is understandable, isn’t it?

    I was thinking that if we refer to Election Fraud as niclEeto urFad we might be able to get it on the Main Feed!

    You mean the ain FMeed?

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  13. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    This is why many on the conservative end of things use codewords for COVID. It keeps the bots from tracking their discussions.

    Code words like what? auWhn lFu?

    Gary Buechler has always called it “the coof” so that YouTube doesn’t demonetize him.

    Drew, LOL.

    Henry, maybe the algorithm knows more about the philosophical ramifications of the nokoLcdws than facebook is letting on.

    Good luck getting people to spell THAT consistently. But then again, that could be a plus.

    But it is understandable, isn’t it?

    I was thinking that if we refer to Election Fraud as niclEeto urFad we might be able to get it on the Main Feed!

    You mean the ain FMeed?

    Yes, my bad.

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  14. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    Rot13 for the win!!!

     

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  15. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    It’s a cult.

    When the largest corporations in the world work hand-in-glove with the largest governments in the world, it is more than “a cult”.   It is an existential threat to freedom in the world. 

    • #15
  16. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
    Ray Kujawa
    @RayKujawa

    If government’s first duty is to protect the people, of course you would want your government to provide you information conveniently on how to protect yourself by getting a “vaccine” during a pandemic. Does this not show that Facebook is becoming part of the government? Or at least, auditioning?

    • #16
  17. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    Rot13 for the win!!!

    I thought of that, but it’s too difficult for the quick reader.  Ixing-may up the etters-lay is ood-gay enough for e-may.

    • #17
  18. James Salerno Coolidge
    James Salerno
    @JamesSalerno

    I imagine the internal document at Facebook for code words that trip the censor algorithm looks something like this:

    Freedom

    Risk assessment

    Federalism

    Liberty

    Individuality

    Big Pharma

     

    Can’t be discussing any of that nasty stuff. Not in this country. We don’t tolerate that kind of hateful content here.

    • #18
  19. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    It’s obvious.  Freedom = disinformation.

    At least, according to Facebook dweebs.

    There are alternatives out there, which isn’t an answer for everyone (especially folks who are making money by being on Facebook).  I’ve been spending much less time on Facebook, and would detach entirely except for a few family members who use it quite a bit.  Trying to separate entirely from it – it’s not like you can’t chat or share photos via other means.

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  20. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty
    @BasilFawlty

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    It’s a cult.

    It’s occult.

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  21. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    COVID plandemic was not about a virus – it was about a plan to run our lives. Why else would they place the COVID in service on the Reagan quote – other to let you know you are being observed at every keystroke and post placement.

    Besides that, Reagan was known for being giddy about letting  Americans revel in freedom. Gates, Fauci and the vaccine pushers don’t want us to have freedom, but lockstep.

    Never forget that in Melbourne Australia the citizens were told on TV’s “Weekend Edition” that once that citizenry was allowed back out on the streets, they would be offered up the ubiquitous electronic harnessing of their bodies so that they would always know as they made one footstep after another, exactly how far apart they would be from the person next to them. No more having to use a measuring stick about the six feet of social distancing – it will be done for you!

    The Talking Heads on Weekend Edition made this sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread!

    The coming decade is about the “internet of things.” Things do not need humanity – they just need some juice from electricity or batteries. 

    If you wanna get really worried, check out Deagle.com

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  22. Samuel Block Support
    Samuel Block
    @SamuelBlock

    Henry Racette: This may seem counterintuitive to the budding young fascists of Facebook, but this is not going to make me more favorably disposed toward the Wuhan coronavirus vaccines.

    I swear, I never really wanted to be a conservative but I felt sort of pushed out. It would appear that they never want me back. 

    Such boring, lamely bossy people. Their whole disposition is a incessant “Well, act-chu-ally….. [blank – probably something about the environment, education, the economy or microbiology]” 

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  23. Joker Member
    Joker
    @Joker

    Nothing triggers a moonbat like “principles.”

    • #23
  24. Cal Lawton Member
    Cal Lawton
    @CalLawton

    Stop. Using. Facebook.

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  25. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Cal Lawton (View Comment):

    Stop. Using. Facebook.

    I’m often tempted. But I reach more readers on Facebook — and a greater political variety of readers — than I do on Ricochet. So I still post stuff there.

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  26. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    I imagine the internal document at Facebook for code words that trip the censor algorithm looks something like this:

    Freedom

    Risk assessment

    Federalism

    Liberty

    Individuality

    Big Pharma

     

    Can’t be discussing any of that nasty stuff. Not in this country. We don’t tolerate that kind of hateful content here.

    As a test I posted your list in my Facebook feed, or whatever you call it.

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    If government’s first duty is to protect the people, of course you would want your government to provide you information conveniently on how to protect yourself by getting a “vaccine” during a pandemic. Does this not show that Facebook is becoming part of the government? Or at least, auditioning?

    • #27
  28. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Cal Lawton (View Comment):

    Stop. Using. Facebook.

    I’m often tempted. But I reach more readers on Facebook — and a greater political variety of readers — than I do on Ricochet. So I still post stuff there.

    Get your own blog. More control.

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  29. W Bob Member
    W Bob
    @WBob

    I posted a link on FB to the news story that WHO said kids should not receive the COVID vaccine. I commented that I was posting it to see if FB deleted it. About a day later there was a “missing context” fact check marker with a link to a term paper on why it wasn’t really true. 

    I commented again wondering how many times people have claimed on FB that the vaccines are safe and effective. Then I asked how many of those times did FB add a clarifying remark to make sure people understood that the vaccines are not FDA approved. You know, since most people equate safe and effective with FDA approval. I’m waiting to see what the response from the 25 year old Oberlin grad at FB will be. 

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  30. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    W Bob (View Comment):
    I posted a link on FB to the news story that WHO said kids should not receive the COVID vaccine. I commented that I was posting it to see if FB deleted it. About a day later there was a “missing context” fact check marker with a link to a term paper on why it wasn’t really true. 

    They can’t seem to decide whether edicts from WHO are true or not. I think it depends on the edict.

    Are you quaking in fear of the “Delta Variant” yet?

    Twitter wants you to be:

     

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