With that being said, exactly what is happening to this right for the freedom of speech?
It seems everywhere we turn someone or something is being censored, particularly when it is something that questions what the mainstream would like us to believe.
Is this fair?
Ever since Donald Trump's election, it seems as though major companies such as,
...have begun tightening up their grip on what sort of content they allow.
Perhaps this has to do with the fact that Mr. Trump ended up winning the election, despite the mainstream media's ongoing efforts to vilify, mock, and tear him down.
Is the mainstream media
really losing its power? It's possible, and this would make a really
good case for the censorship we are seeing today.
It does, however, have to do with the fact that somehow this apparent horrible monster of a guy ended up winning because people were seeing enough alternative information, none of which was supplied by the mainstream about how the alternate candidate wasn't as squeaky clean as everyone thought, or as the mainstream made her out to be.
So, despite the mainstreams attempts, the wrong person won, which might mean that this power is diminishing, slowly, but surely...
Hence the need for
censorship, but is this right? The people who did not want Trump to
win might think it is, but everyone is entitled to their own
opinion, aren't they?
It was then taken down, and YouTube issued a formal apology for having allowed that to happen.
Regardless of the content in the video, my question is,
Popular alternative news website, Infowars, had their YouTube account terminated for posting a video that merely questioned the recent Florida shooting.
This is the exact definition of censorship.
Maybe this site does have some stuff that is a little far out, doubtful or even not always factual, but again can't we, as the readers, decide this for ourselves?
Let the content speak for itself.
On one hand we have to
give the people more credit, but on the other hand, we are bombarded
with so much information these days that many people only read
headlines and then make up their minds as to whether or not they
want to believe it.
Before making an opinion
about anything, shouldn't we all be doing that?
Yes, this is again often information that is questioning the mainstreams perspective on large events that are taking place around the world.
This is the definition of censorship, and quite frankly this is not okay.
You know, as I'm typing this I realize that this alone should make us question why "they" are trying so hard to cover this information up in the first place, I realize that in my perspective it actually makes it more credible.
An innocent question, that got us banned? Why? Maybe just don't answer it, but why ban us?
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Be Aware of Your Own Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors.
This produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance, etc.
For example, when people smoke (behavior) and they know that smoking causes cancer (cognition).
This is known as the principle of cognitive consistency.
What Can We Do?
This is somewhat of a difficult question to answer because these social media platforms have become such integral aspects of many of our lives.
Of course a protest, or a boycott would definitely raise some attention, imagine even 1 million people not signing on to Facebook for 1 week? It may come to the point where something like this needs to happen, in order to show that this is important to us.
Unfortunately, this platform has become a place for ridicule, judgment, and anger and many people are afraid to really speak their truth out of fear of opposition.
It is important to,
The more people offering an alternative perspective, the more likely those who are conditioned by the mainstream will at least have a look at it, but it's important to not share anything unless you yourself have looked into it and can legitimize it in some way, otherwise you are just perpetuating the popular "fake news" label.
DO YOUR RESEARCH. Not everything that goes against the mainstream is true, and there is a lot of BS information out there and actual fake news sites that exist.
Use an alternative search engine.
By now, it has become obvious that Google filters their search results, if you want an unbiased list of results from the whole internet consider using any of these instead,
...or a few more that can be found here.
Always question what the mainstream media is telling you. I don't care how "conspiracy crackpot" that sounds. There is almost always more to the story than what you are being told, and often there are many holes in the story that are being presented.
Pay attention to this, and until you've looked into it,
In this age of information, it is up to us to do our research, consider the facts and not take anything at face value...