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Opinion: Silencing people for profits; Thank you Social Media Corporations for your Self-Censorship!

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“Senator Finistirre is still fighting for his causes:

Interviewer: What do you say to the people who claim you are destroying cinema classics?

Senator Finistirre: mmm, no. All we’re doing is using digital technology to tastefully update movies of the past… by removing cigarette” (Thank You For Smoking, 2005)

Today the madness is clear, it is vindicated as the Youtube and their affiliates have censored and taken away advertisement monies from their channels and direct videos added on their page. If they are not up to standard fitting certain advertisement companies and their agents who pick videos fitting the standards of the companies that need to sell their products. Surely the chocolate industry doesn’t want to connect to the videos addressing the Syrian violence. As much as Political inspired videos who are steering a conversation is not something to connect H&M to. Still, the conversation made by certain by these videos broadens the perspective and also adds to genuine interest for otherwise intelligent debate.

If we just want water-downed sexed out headline whores of Donald Trump, than the Colgate and Nike can use the ratings to spike their sales, but that does not extend the democracy or the discussion we might need.

The reality today is that the giant corporations are really steering the conversation with their decisions. In the recent days and also earlier this year Facebook also showed their true colours. As they have actually taken away pictures of the Vietnam War Photo as the Aftenposten in Norway have written about the Iconic Photo. This been taken down because the little girl is naked on the photo and that is disturbing for the Internet Service and the Social Media.

Facebook have before also even deleted WikiLeaks Democratic Party E-Mail leaks post on their page. Just the same has happen on Twitter as the sensitive picture of the Vietnam War for them as well. The Mark Zuckerberg really suck; to be frank Suckingberg is the proper name for now. Zuckerburg and Facebook! Facebook owns Youtube who has been addressed already for their clearance and political motivated advertisement ban on the videos.  I am sure they have deleted pictures on Instagram as they own that to, because the Gram can’t handle certain political MEME’s.

That all of these Social Media and Video Provider are their own businesses; they are free to do as they please, but still worrying as they are common networks for sharing information in the modern world. It is a reason why some become members to Facebook just to get invited to certain parties and social events as they are not sent through slow-mail and not even E-Mail. With this common knowledge the internet providers and Social Media power of Facebook and Youtube, can either be investor and advertisement friendly or like they are becoming a Censorship haven for Political Correctness and not for conversation. Because if an Iconic Photo from the Vietnam War becomes an issue and if videos with cursing and discussing not so humble topics; than the Youtube and Facebook can become the innocent little cry-baby that will not change discourse, but trade their soul to Kelloggs.

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Is that what Zukerberg want to do to M-Pesa as well, so it can become PC and act as tool for technical monopoly and control the internet companies? We can question that because it is interesting that the photos of old have to shade because of nudity. That is similar to the quote I started this piece with. Thank You For Smoking is social political satire, but it is happing in front of our eyes as entertainment usually mirroring the reality. That is what is happening now and the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other media are doing it. They just don’t know it.

They are doubled edged swords who cut themselves in the tail while suiting their suitors just like dictators pays of their media houses and their loyal elites to cling to power. The same ways does Facebook, Youtube and Twitter to fit the programme of H&M, Nestle and Unilever. That proves the capacity of indulgent media who trades their justice for a buck. Trade of their own freedoms to fit the marginalized boards and owner of multi-national corporations instead of the world citizens; than we can do two things!

First, we can buckle under and cry havoc over the misfortune of the corporate misgivings, the Zukerberg’s who wants to friends with Corporate buddies instead of us, the people. Or we can stop using their social medias and create own. That if we want it free, just as the other portefolios of the past of information has gone from being government censorship into the public. With the public and commons decisions the Media Houses and Entertainment companies had for instance accept that the people we’re taping music on cassettes instead of buying Hank Williams at the Gas Stations for long car-trips to the coast. I am sure they felt the same with the VHS where we captured and taped the magnificent stories of Lassie and Walt Disney Corporations; even if the Disney Corporation felt insulted as they didn’t earn enough cents on the dollar on The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

With this in mind, the people can as number two still use it, but sanction the companies that are behind the insulting censorships, meaning the corporations who are dropping advertisements on Facebook, Youtube and elsewhere. Because if their hit for inability to give the people ability to converse and to share their thoughts. The censorship show the access of free speech and trust between corporations and people are dwindling.

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The Media Houses have already been compromised by less budgets and less adverts as the Internet and free content on places like Social Media are stealing funding. As the tabloid click-based fuelled non-questionable content are spreading like wildfire.  Instead of the pictures like the back-in-day photo of Vietnam War who actually once upon the time changed discourse. That should say something about Political Correctness, the Advertisement friendly environment of Social Media and disillusioned Zuckerberg’s who in quests of getting dollars have forgotten a key aspect of the people. The people share their opinions, their pictures. Not all make sense to add like pornography or nude children per say. The reality is that the Vietnam War pictures showed the cruelty and massive assault on the fellow human beings. Would the same corporation have trouble with starving kids of Biafra as they wasn’t nude, but we’re describing malnutrition and adverse civil-war in Nigeria in the 1960s? A piece of me saying that wouldn’t care, would you?

This will not stop here as the giant corporations and their partly ownership of the Social Media will not stop here. Not now and not in the near future as the Ads and paid sponsorship of the corporations owning the Social Media need the fuel of money from the giant multi-national corporations and their standards. They want to be on the right side of them; so they can be feed and earn their money. Still, that does not mean we got to accept this blatant disregard for the past and for the present. There are difference between child-porn and iconic pictures. Something the Facebook should have ability to do and be able to correct. If not then they are not serious shop and having hired the right personnel to look over the content added on the page. A wise-guy like Zuckerberg should have the capacity to see that, but he is excusing himself with poor words of non-sense. Time to man up and kiss the ring. If not, than he wouldn’t know what hit. The worst that would happen would be dozen of using suspending their use and spot using the Social Media and Corporations owned by Facebook. If we did they surely would know why the sanctions against the conversation… against the truth and against freedom of speech. Something that is worthy fights and we the commoners always have fought the battle to be able to speak without fear and with censorship from our master. Now it is just digitally and not directly on paper. Otherwise it is the same ways as in the past. The elite, the rich want us to be silenced and they want to earn on us without being questioned. We the people shouldn’t accept that. Peace.

Sand painting on fighting corruption goes viral in China (Youtube-clip)

“Chinese local authorities are using sand painting to illustrate anti-corruption campaign. This video, promoted by the commission for discipline inspection in north China’s Hebei province, includes an image about holding wrongdoers accountable and eight images about behaviors or practices that should be banned or punished” (New China TV, 2016)

UPF Press Release on Yesterday actions in Kampala (16.11.2015) + NBS Video Clip of Yesterdays Policing!

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Yesterday, 16th November, 2015, at around 1230 hours, a Delta Television Journalist, Isaac Kugonza, 28, was injured during front line coverage of rowdy protesters at the home of Erias Lukwago, at Lungujja, a Kampala City suburb.
The journalist was taking photos and videos under the security cover of the police, before he was caught up and injured by a stone hurled at the police by the rowdy protesters. He took injuries to the right side of head, where he suffered a wound to the ear and a swollen eye. The Police immediately rescued and rushed him to Mulago National Referral Hospital, where he is being hospitalized.


The victim was subjected to a CT scan and the preliminary examination shows that he is out of danger, and will further be evaluated tomorrow 17th November, 2015. Meanwhile another female victim, Nyamwiza Molly, 21, is also being hospitalized, after sustaining a serious fracture to the leg when she was knocked down by a boda boda rider, who was attempting to escape from the protesters. She had visited her elder sister at Nyanama Zone and was injured while proceeding to Kampala, on her way back to Hoima.


The police upon intervention arrested two suspects that included Erias Lukwago and Sewanyana Allan a Councilor at Makindye Division who are being detained at Nagalama Police Station, while the charges of incitement to violence, assault and malicious damage levied against them are being investigated by police at Old Kampala Police station.
Today’s confrontation between the police and protesters could have been avoided if Erias Lukwago had observed the instructions from the electoral body that deferred nominations to a later date, as they awaited communication on Regulations governing the nomination for the two elective positions of Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor, from the Minister for Kampala, as required by the KCCA Act. This communication was brought to his attention by the DPC Old Kampala Police Station the previous evening.


The police remain committed to enforcing law and order, without fear or favor, in respect of all people and calls upon each and every one of us to uphold the law for the good of our land.

CP Fred Enanga
Press and Public Relations Officer
Uganda Police
16.11.2015

Look at this clips:

On the clip, you heard the shots right? – that was not stones!

A Tiny Comment to this:

You can write and type hog-wash honorable Fred Enanga to look better, but the video clips and vivid pictures tells a story! How the police vandalized and harrased the public in the area. That was not stoning of a journalist? He was shut by your bullets. You can lie and keep on lying, but the truth will stand. Your not ensuring or enforcing positive actions, instead your creating violence. The world knows that. Your not policing! Proof yet again. Peace!

Leiefilm – Død eller bare i nytt format?

I min tidlige ungdom var drømmen om å leie DVD på torvet den store tingen. Rett på siden av leiebutikken var fast-food plassen hvor vi alle, eller nesten alle kjøpte en pita. Det var tider. Hvor Cameron Diaz var søt og Vin Diesel spilte i andre filmer enn Fast & the Furious. Eminem var jevnlig på topp lista sammen med andre pop ynglinger. Techno ble stilt av rånerne i gamle Opel Ascona eller en sliten 240. Alle kjenner det igjen. Nesten alle! Jeg lukter wonderbaumen. Wonderbaumen og den rølpete livsstilen.

I disse tidene leide man filmen. På den lokale utleie butikken. I samme tiden begynte Napster å ta. Ingen hadde tenkt på Ipod eller Itunes. Ingen måtte ha svindyre høretelefoner eller smart telefon. Du hadde en liten Nokia 3210 eller kjempe stor Motorola.

Hvorfor skriver jeg dette. Fordi jeg bare tenker. Hvordan det har forandret seg. Tidligere var det billigere for meg og deg å leie filmen. Ta den med hjem i max 3 dager for en nette sum av ca 25 -50 kr pr film. For så levere den. Billigere og lettere enn å eie den selv. Du kikket ikke en gang på trailere utenom hvis du hadde sett en lignende film på kino og den kom i forkant sammen med Solo reklamen.

Nå, bombanderes du med trailere. Samtidig som du nesten alle enten er med i en eller annen streame ordning. Eller leier filmer via Get-Boxen. Noe som og er en revolusjon. Som har forandret hverdagen til meg og deg.

Tidligere gikk vi mann av huse etter råd fra han bak disken. Råd om hvis vi likte den filmen med Ben Stiller, ville vi like den med Vince Vaughn? Eller burde vi se den nye Jim Carrey filmen?

Nå blir vi propagandisert av streametjenesten, YouTube etc. Hvis du likte denne, vil du ikke like denne? De er jo blitt #Hasjtagget så du må jo denne siden du søkte på det  samme når du så forrige videoklipp! Du leide en Miramax film, da vil du naturligvis se en Kevin Smith film!

Så verden forandrer seg. Tidligere gikk vi på videoleie butikken for å se om vi fant god underholdning. I dag gjør vi det både på streamingtjenester, på tv, på Ipaden, via Get-Boxen og via nettbutikker. Vi handler filmer på CDON og lurer på hvorfor Platekompaniet forsatt eksisterer. Jo, det og Spaceworld eksisterer fordi: Bestemor handler julegaverog bursdagsgaver til overpris til sine slektninger. Nå generaliserer jeg, men det er viss fakta bak det. Man går ikke lenger inn 7eleven for å leie film, selv om de tilbyr det. Fleste av handler heller ikke film der. Vi går der for å handle ekstport brus og smågodt før vi stikker på kino. For å se om Leonardo DeCaprio har funnet en ny måte å dø på.. På kino selvsagt!

Leiefilm og Videobutikken er snart på gamle måten borte eller på siste verset. HMV i England har lagt ned over 100 videoutleie butikker bare i fjor alene, Blockbuster har gjort det samme de siste årene. Vet ikke om  tilstanden i Norge. Men min hjemby har ingen rene leiebutikker igjen. Kristiansand har en og den er delt med Pizzabageren. Det sier sitt.

Ha en streamet framtid og måtte vi alle få se bedre filmer en Battleship. Vel møtt!

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