Here’s a recent headline to ponder from the Beltway-buzzy Axios: “The sovereign state of Facebook vs. the world.” The sovereign state of Facebook? Did we miss something there? Did we miss that moment when Facebook became a country and joined the United Nations?
The power and dominance of social media has created a power base that the combined military might of multiple nations cannot match, and to that point, Facebook is beginning to look on itself as a sovereign nation. When a tech company can silence a sitting United States president, that is a whole lot of power.
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJB)
In case you have not been following the global trends, and we are happy to keep an end time eye on that for you, social media is the way the whole world communicates, and it is unprecedented in the annals of human history. When you add to that that nearly all social media is owned by Liberals who use their platforms to create and change public opinion, you have a weapon that even Adolf Hitler didn’t have access to, and he was able to start WWII.
The current world war underway right now, a digital war on a technological front, uses bytes instead of bullets and is decidedly more deadly and accurate. Our previous article on Biden’s boycott of Georgia, when I researched it, showed nothing but search engines results that favored the Liberal position, and not a single opposing view. Hitler burned books to get that type of censorship result, in 2021 no flame is needed. The whole world is connected to the Mark of the Beast System we call the internet, and it is only headed in one direction.
The Great Reset Continues — Facebook’s New Imperial Order
BREITBART NEWS: Axios was exaggerating, of course; Facebook is not a sovereign state (although it does plan to issue its own currency). So yes, Facebook is huge and powerful, bidding to be a key partner in what’s become known as The Great Reset, the international reordering of world power, in favor of the powerful. As the article details:
Facebook’s 3 billion monthly active users, its mountain of money and its control over the flow of information all put the company on an equal footing with governments around the world — and, increasingly, it’s getting into fights with them.
Axios continues, “Facebook’s power alarms governments fearful that the tech giant could tilt the political scales inside their borders.”
Speaking of tilting political scales, every conservative recalls that back in January, Facebook banned Donald Trump, even as it continued to allow repressive foreign countries, such as the People’s Republic of China, as well as left-wing extremists, to flourish on its site. Heck, it’s been reported that Facebook has actually hired citizens of the PRC to help with its censoring.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s March 3 announcement that it would resume accepting American political advertisements was treated as huge news. Why? Because it was huge news. Facebook is the single most important media company in America today, and so of course politicians are happy to pay to be seen on its platform.
Yet still, does Facebook really deserve to be considered as a country? One who might secretly agree with that level of exaltedness for Facebook is its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. He’s always thought big—bigger, even, than countries.
Indeed, back in 2018, Virgil took note of the many similarities between Zuckerberg and Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. More precisely, Virgil noted the many ways—starting with Zuck’s overtly Augustan haircut—that Zuckerberg has manifestly sought to model himself after that ancient empire-builder. (We can add that Zuckerberg is hardly the only Big Tech type with grandiose ambitions; just on March 15 we learned that Tesla founder Elon Musk has changed his title at the company to “Techno King.”)
Indeed, Zuckerberg and Facebook have been fashioning themselves into some sort of world state. Just last month, The New Yorker magazine published a 7,500-word article, headlined, “Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court.” As the piece detailed, Facebook has spent more than $100 million to create its own planetary governing body, formally known as the Oversight Board, aimed at adjudicating questions of content and censorship. The board, studded with dozens of liberal worthies from around the world, is currently studying the Trump censorship case.
The New Yorker article was mostly sympathetic to Facebook’s international institution-building effort, and yet it quoted Eugene Volokh, a law professor at UCLA, giving this warning: “The fifth most valuable corporation in the U.S., worth over seven hundred billion dollars, a near monopoly in its market niche, has restricted a political figure’s speech to his thirty million followers … it’s a remarkable power for any entity, public or private, to have.”
So can Facebook succeed in its version of a New World Order? Or even of a New Imperial Order? Given its phenomenal success over the last two decades, it’s risky to dismiss its chances, and yet history is full of phenoms that ultimately fell short. Without a doubt, Facebook is riding high. Its stock price has increased by more than a third in the last year, such that Zuckerberg himself is worth almost $100 billion. READ MORE
Facebook’s Supreme Court
In an attempt to placate governments, free speech advocates, and users Facebook has recently set up the Facebook Oversight Board. This board has been repeatedly referred to as Facebook’s own Supreme Court whose role it is to judge what should and shouldn’t be allowed to appear on the site. In this video, we explain how it works and why Facebook would even want to set up such an institution.
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