George Galloway: Facebook is battling tooth and nail to silence individuals who have the “wrong” viewpoints.
For nearly 30 years, he served in the British Parliament. He is a TV and radio host (including on RT). He is a well-known orator, filmmaker, and writer. @georgegalloway is his Twitter handle. For nearly 30 years, he served in the British Parliament. He is a TV and radio host (including on RT). He is a well-known orator, filmmaker, and writer. @georgegalloway is his Twitter handle. I would never have believed it if you told me during the years I sat with Nick Clegg in the British Parliament that the achingly liberal member for Sheffield Hallam – later to become deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom and Sir Nick – would become chief censor of the world’s largest public square, Facebook.
“I agree with Nick” became the mantra of his trailing opponents during the 2010 general election, after Clegg got the Liberal Democrats off to a flying start in the televised debates. What began as a convenience has now become a requirement.
Because if you post something on Facebook and Sir Nick Clegg doesn’t like it, you won’t be heard for long.
I declare a conflict of interest. On Facebook, I’m a big supporter of free expression. I have 600,000 followers on Twitter – more than nearly all UK politicians – and a multi-million-strong audience for my lectures and videos.
I regarded Clegg’s announcement that he would reduce political content on the site as a threat when I read it lately. My breakfast photos are only a small part of my Facebook portfolio.
“One of the things we’ve heard from users in the US and around the world since the election is that people want to see more friends, not less politics,” Clegg says. As a result, we’ve been experimenting with approaches to lessen the prominence of politics in people’s Facebook experiences.” Then I noticed, in the dark of a congressional investigation into Facebook, how a whistleblower, Frances Haugen, was whistling a highly convenient song for the powerful – in the corporation and in the establishment powerhouses – and I realized we were all being fooled. As well as the fact that Nick Clegg is no longer a liberal.
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