Facebook becomes Godzilla news outlet for disinformation

Facebook becomes Godzilla news outlet for disinformation

Will try to save Mockingbird mainstream news

by Jon Rappoport

June 23, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

“Bottom line, every large mainstream news source is in the business of disinformation. That’s the heavy freight they transport, every day. Stories with no context. Outright lies. Omission of vital data. Claims of ‘overwhelming consensus’ on issues where no such consensus exists. Internal censorship of their own budding investigations into high-level crimes. Disguised partisan opinions. Utter reliance on ‘experts’ as sources, who deliver official propaganda as if it were fact. They manufacture reality for governments, corporations, and other controllers of society. And yet… many of these outlets are drowning in red ink. They’re going broke. The ‘greatest news outlet in the world’, the New York Times, keeps refinancing its debt to stay afloat. The powers-that-be must rescue mainstream media, in order to keep broadcasting their false pictures of reality. Who will step up to the plate? Perhaps some social-media Godzilla with CIA connections…” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

From softonic.com, November 15, 2013: “Reddit is only used by 3% of Americans, so it’s right near the bottom of the table. Facebook is the winner, with 64% of the population using the site, and 30% of those users getting news from it.” (emphasis added) (See also this journalism.org article: “News Use Across Social Media Platforms”.)

If those stunning statistics don’t give you pause for thought, consider this: worldwide, 1.25 billion people use FB’s mobile platform.

And now, FB has plunged into the news business, with a program called Instant Articles.

The basic set-up: mainstream media outlets put their news stories on Facebook’s platform…and by that simple transfer, more than a billion FB users will see those stories, absorb them, believe them, accept them. It’s a lifeline for traditional media companies hemorrhaging viewers and readers.

The New York Times and BuzzFeed have already signed up. Soon to follow: The National Geographic, NBC News, BBC News, the Guardian, the Atlantic, Spiegel, Bild. More will come on board.

“Uh…I’m a Facebook user. I don’t have the energy or patience to go to another site and click on a news article, but now it’s great: I can get all my news on Facebook, right there. I mean, the Internet? I’m not even sure what it is. Facebook is the Internet, right? It’s my world. My virtual bubble. I live in it…”

Facebook comes to the rescue of mainstream news and enables its continuous flood of disinformation. (And also Apple. See “Apple mind-control News App is on the way”.)


Well, what is Facebook?

Start here: the big infusion of cash that sent Mark Zuckerberg and his fledgling college enterprise on their way came from Accel Partners, in 2004.

Jim Breyer, head of Accel, attached a $13 million rocket to Facebook, and nothing has ever been the same.

Earlier that same year, a man named Gilman Louie joined the board of the National Venture Capital Association of America (NVCA). The chairman of NVCA? The same Facebook $$ angel, Jim Breyer. Gilman Louie happened to be the first CEO of the important CIA start-up, In-Q-Tel.

In-Q-Tel was founded in 1999, with the express purpose of funding companies that could develop technology the CIA would use to “gather data.”

That’s not the only connection between Jim Breyer and the CIA’s man, Gilman Louie. In 2004, Louie went to work for BBN Technologies, headed up by Breyer. Dr. Anita Jones also joined BBN at that time. Jones had worked for In-Q-Tel and was an adviser to DARPA, the Pentagon’s technology department that helped develop the Internet.

With these CIA/DARPA connections, it’s no surprise that Jim Breyer’s jackpot investment in Facebook is not part of the popular mythology of Mark Zuckerberg. Better to omit it. Who could fail to realize that Facebook, with its endless stream of personal data, and its tracking capability, is an ideal CIA asset?

Soon after its initial IPO launch, in May 2012, Facebook stock tanked. On Friday, August 17, it weighed in at half its initial price [down from $42.05 to $21.81]. For the first time, venture-capital backers were legally permitted to sell off their shares, and some did, at a loss.

At that time, I wrote:

“This has the earmarks of classic shakeout and squeeze play. It’s how heavy hitters gain control of a company. First, they drive down the price of the stock, then they scoop it up and trade it at low levels that discourage and demoralize the public and even semi-insiders. As the stock continues to tank, they quietly buy up as much of it as they can. Finally, when the price hits a designated rock bottom, they shoot it up all the way to new highs and win big.

“…The company [Facebook] is too important as a data-mining asset of the intelligence community to let it fall into disrepair and chaos. The CIA and its cutouts will save it and gain more power over it. It’s what they’ve wanted all along.”

That was my prediction. Well, today, after a long upward run, Facebook stock sits at $87.88, four times what it was selling for when it tanked in 2012. FB was rescued, and then some.

From the time Mark Zuckerberg was a child and attended the summer camp for “exceptional children,” CTY (Center for Talented Youth), run by Johns Hopkins University, he, like other CTY students, Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google), and Lady Gaga, have been easy to track.

CTY and similar camps filter applications and pick the best and brightest for their accelerated learning programs. Tracing the later progress of these children in school and life would be a standard operation for agencies like the CIA.

When Zuckerberg founded an interesting little social network at Harvard, and then sought to turn it into a business, the data-mining possibilities were obvious to CIA personnel. Through their cutouts, as described above, they stepped in and lent a helping hand.

And now Facebook, having grown to gargantuan proportions, is reaching out its hand—to major mainstream news outlets. To rescue them, so they can continue to bombard the global population with a daily attack of disinformation.

It’s business as usual for the intelligence community: from the earliest days of the CIA, Operation Mockingbird was designed to use mainstream media to promote Agency objectives and hide Agency operations. By 1953, Allen Dulles, Cord Meyer, and Frank Wisner had gained enormous inside-access to at least 25 newspapers and news services, including the New York Times, CBS, Time, Life, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Copley News Service, and the Christian Science Monitor.

This CIA access was not only achieved through reporters. For example, the heads of CBS, Time, Life, the New York Times, Copley, and the Washington Post (editor) were brought into Mockingbird: Bill Paley, Henry Luce, Arthur Sulzberger, James Copley, and Al Friendly.

This was an all-hands-on-deck enterprise.

And now we have, in the digital age, Facebook, propping up an entire Mockingbird-disinformation media industry in decline.

The CIA rides again.


power outside the matrix


Consider just a small sample of the major-media coverage/disinformation of the past 7-8 years which has been ridiculed and exposed by alternative Internet reporting: Fast&Furious, Benghazi, Swine Flu, Obamacare, GMOs, trade treaties, vaccines, the CDC, quantitative easing, unemployment figures, psychiatric medications, Common Core, global warming, NATO, the militarization of police, etc. It’s a much longer list.

The effect has been stunning, in terms of public disaffection from mainstream media.

It’s long past time for a counter-offensive. And Facebook, with its captive global audience, is spearheading the attack.

It’s the latest edition of Mockingbird, and it looks benign. But under the surface, it’s breathing new life into a very old business: creating false reality for the public.

More than a billion people, most of whom are preoccupied with posting pictures of themselves and talking about superficial this and that, are turned into hypnotic subjects sucking through a pipeline a mighty flow of invented news shaped to appear factual, important, and final.

Passive minds made more passive by data-packet elements of a virtual world pretending to be the actual world.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

17 comments on “Facebook becomes Godzilla news outlet for disinformation

  1. FP says:

    Excellent write-up. Thanks for the scoop on the specific names/CIA connections to FB.

    From that “Instant Articles” link you included:

    “Coleman [BuzzFeed president] said, Facebook will allow BuzzFeed to upload its ‘sponsored posts’ — BuzzFeed stories it creates on behalf of advertisers — into its ‘Instant Articles’ format, and treat it just like any other story from any other publisher.”

    So there you go!

    Here’s another jewel from the same link re the NYT + FB “experiment”:

    “We want to fish for new users in the ponds [sewers?] where they are.”
    –NYT’s CEO Mark Thompson

  2. IMNAHA says:

    BULLSEYE!

  3. Phyllis Maka says:

    FB is the place where people come and learn how to discern for themselves what is Truth and what Is LIES, not just a few but world wide. Do not underestimate the power of what each and every individual holds within, it is that within when one sees truth adds their Light to world consciousness, which is growing in pace evermore so. This is world consciousness at work here, making the changes that are needing to be changed, will be changed. Everything is energy, one’s thoughts, one’s words and one’s actions and FB is the only place where one’s voice can be heard, voice an opinion, let everyone know what is going on in their neck of the woods or alert them to what is happening on the otherside of the world. As for the elites old, tired, useless money thing?…. ugh! that is on its way OUT! It is OLD energy, it is OBSOLETE energy, and it needs to be let go of…… time to move on. As for CIA, NSA, FBI, and the rest of them 3-letter-thugs? they are under the jurisdiction of the Pope who is about to fall from his pedestal…. people waking up in droves learning what he is really about. And yes, we on FB are monitored to the hilt (by the 5-spy-nation), who gives a hoot we are changing them too, their beliefs ie by showing what we all see as Truth. I like the saying that goes something like, “Give me LIES and Deceit and I will destroy your world with Truth.”

    • Tom Lowe says:

      “FB is the only place where one’s voice can be heard, voice an opinion, let everyone know what is going on in their neck of the woods or alert them to what is happening on the otherside of the world.”

      What a bunch of utter nonsense parroting the exact same kind of BS that Farcebook emits constantly like a death star. Good grief, when Reality finally gets to you ….

      I can be heard any time without Farcebook, and if you think anyoine is hearing you on Farcebook, think again. You are just one out of a billion+ credent suckers.

    • Theodore says:

      * I remember where I was on the morning of 9/11 when I first heard the reports of the towers.

      * I remember where I was on October 1, 2002, when I heard on the radio that USNORTHCOM went operatonal that day. I felt a nervous sick feeling in my gut. (I had somehow missed the part six months earlier that it had even been created).

      * I remember where I was on June 24, 2015, when I heard that TPA passed the Senate.

      * I will remember forever where I will be the day the Viceroy signs TPA “into law.”

  4. Tom Lowe says:

    How hard will it be to find, arrest and convict the six criminals who control the MSM for treason when the reset happens?

    Not very.

    How about a few hundred extended criminal families who run the global central banks?

    Not very.

  5. ozziethinker says:

    Conversely, Facebook is playing into the hands of the “opposition”. My channel would turn the OBN grey – anti-GMO, vaccines, police, pro-Cannabis (medical), wise health, non-government.

    You’re not obliged to use “real” details or, rather, if you are, then there are ways to circumvent the requirement. I think it is more about how the majority use these tools. They look for the wrong things in the wrong places for the wrong reasons and the CIA manipulates that.

    Mind you I have met someone who has been locked out of her account for no [obvious] reason and a number of photos have “disappeared”.

    Best
    OT

  6. gusgrunt says:

    Jon’s report is startling as how many people would consider that FaceBook is now aligned with the mainstream media criminals to continue to promote their distortions via a social media financed by the CIA and the other interests.
    What a perfect solution for the present mainstream media who were digging their own graves […] Gus

  7. Paul Dunbar says:

    Jon Rappoport pricking the Facebook bubble…

  8. anonjr says:

    search: snowden and zuckerberg are cousins

    https://startpage.com

  9. Karen says:

    I shared this article on Facebook.

  10. Michael Burns says:

    FACEBOOK IS…

    “A 2014 study title “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks” manipulated the balance of positive and negative messages seen by 689,000 Facebook users. The paper details the experiment running from January 11 to January 18, 2012, in an attempt to identify emotional contagion effects by altering the amount of emotional content in the targeted users’ news feed.[101][102] The researchers concluded that they had found “some of the first experimental evidence to support the controversial claims that emotions can spread throughout a network, [though] the effect sizes from the manipulations are small.” [103]

    The study was criticized for both its ethics and methods/claims. As controversy about the study grew, Adam Kramer, a lead author of both studies and member of the Facebook data team, defended the work in a Facebook update.[104] A few days later, Sheryl Sandburg, Facebook’s COO, made a statement while travelling abroad. While at an Indian Chambers of Commerce event in New Delhi she stated that: “This was part of ongoing research companies do to test different products, and that was what it was. It was poorly communicated and for that communication we apologize. We never meant to upset you.” [105]

    Shortly thereafter, on July 3, 2014, USA Today reported that the privacy watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade claiming that Facebook had broken the law when it conducted the study on the emotions of its users without their knowledge or consent. In its complaint the EPIC alleged that Facebook had deceived it users by secretly conducting a psychological experiment on their emotions: “At the time of the experiment, Facebook did not state in the Data Use Policy that user data would be used for research purposes. Facebook also failed to inform users that their personal information would be shared with researchers.”[106]

    In the UK, the study was also criticised by the British Psychological Societywhich said, in a letter to The Guardian, “There has undoubtedly been some degree of harm caused, with many individuals affected by increased levels of negative emotion, with consequent potential economic costs, increase in possible mental health problems and burden on health services. The so-called ‘positive’ manipulation is also potentially harmful.”[107]

    The consequences of the controversy are pending (be it FTC or court proceedings) but it did prompt an “Editorial Expression of Concern” from its publisher, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,[108] as well as an blog posting from OkCupid that “We experiment on human beings!” In September 2014, law professor James Grimmelmann argued that the actions of both companies were “illegal, immoral, and mood-altering” and filed notices with the Maryland Attorney General and Cornell Institutional Review Board.”

    “Academic and Facebook researchers have collaborated to test if the messages people see on Facebook can influence their behavior. For instance, in “A 61-Million-Person Experiment in Social Influence And Political Mobilization,” during the 2010 elections, Facebook users were given the opportunity to “tell your friends you voted” by clicking on an “I voted” button. Users were 2% more likely to click the button if it was associated with friends who had already voted.[306]” -Wiki

    “In May 2011, Facebook announced that in the coming months it will be “archiving” all groups in the old format, part of the consequence of which is losing all the existing members of a group, which would effectively destroy many groups, forcing them to re-acquire members from scratch. A few groups have been given an option to “upgrade” to the new groups format, which keeps the members, but the criteria for determining whether a group is offered this “upgrade” are unknown. Some groups have had success in getting this upgrade by having activity in their group, while others have not. One article has claimed an empirical observation that disproportionately more “liberal” groups have been able to upgrade than “conservative” groups, leading to accusations of potential political bias, or of politically motivated censorship of conservative groups.” -Wiki

  11. Lambo says:

    A great expose of the CIA links to Facebook, Google and most US ICT tech companies was done by Nafeez Ahmed. See…

    View story at Medium.com

    Lays it all out in the open in great detail.

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