From, November 15, 2013:
(See also this News Use Across Social Media Platforms".)article: "
If those stunning statistics don't give you pause for thought, consider this: worldwide, 1.25 billion people use FB's mobile platform.
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:
More will come on board.
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?
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:
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:
By 1953, Allen Dulles, Cord Meyer, and Frank Wisner had gained enormous inside-access to at least 25 newspapers and news services, including,
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.