The Dead Internet Theory
By Dark Politricks
I just watched this video on the Internet about how it is not "real" anymore, how we cannot even tell the difference between automated content and real people commenting.
I know from my old job as a computer programmer that BOTS were ruling the net years ago. I had a whole business that was totally automated. I went on holiday for 2 weeks and came back and it was still running smoothly. Sending seemingly personalised emails sent out to members with randomised content each day to make it seem as if it had been written personally each day, new news articles that had been automatically created on my site before being sent out to the various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. All with different messages for each platform or account depending on the content contained within the article.
I know for a fact that when you post a link on a Tweet, over 100 automated BOTS will come crawling that link before any human visits it. It's called a Twitter Rush and there are examples all over the web of the sort of automated crawlers that visit posted links.
With the ability now to fake create people so that they can appear in videos and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a real person and a computer generated one, how would you know if that YouTube video you were watching was real or not?
With AI on the increase and algorithms designated to remove or demote people who say the wrong thing from social media groups or whole sites. We are living in an echo chamber where to get that rush of endorphins that only a Like or Thumbs Up gives people when they post something, and then check on it's progress every 5 minutes. You can easily see why people would follow the status quo and not say something outside of the box that the establishment deems un-expectable if they wanted to keep getting that rush. If they want to be accepted they will stick with the pervasive point of view and never go near something that may contradict it.
It is the reason that site like mine and many others are on the 550 (ban list), created by some US professor who has labelled us as fake news, conspiracy or Russian propaganda. All because we speak our own points of view without following establishment narratives.
I have seen my own site which used to be top ranked in Google for many articles such as "A Guide To No Comment Interviews" and "Who Owns The Bank Of England" and many others slip down the rankings since Google changed their algorithms to promote more mainstream media than alternative news.
We have all seen the kids out for parties who spend more time taking selfies and tapping away on their phones, telling people about the "great time they are having" online, rather than actually enjoying that time without their phones. Can you really believe this new generation would stray outside the lines and say something that might be controversial and be rewarded with a thumbs down or dislike?
No they are all addicted to the buzz they get from a Tik Tok video getting comments or a Facebook post being liked. It would be unthinkable for them to step outside the social norms and say something rebellious.
We have all seen the "I am not a Robot" forms across the web, where you tick the box and then pick squares with traffic lights in, or busses. However these are totally beatable by clever programmers, using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and more modern techniques. Working at an OCR company was my first job out of college oh 20 years ago, I can only imagine what strives they have made in being able to recognise various items, people and images, from video or pictures content they have nowadays. Just look at Facebook, I tried uploading a picture of the wound in my leg after spending a month in hospital, where half my thigh was cut out, and they nearly banned me for posting content containing violent images!
Flesh coloured analysis prevents images of naked people being uploaded on certain sites and I have had warnings due to pictures of people in skimpy clothes from Google whose automated analysis thought too much flesh was on display.
So who really knows whether the post you are reading on Reddit or Facebook was actually created by an automated account or a real person. Can you really tell me you know 100% that it you can tell the difference?
The algorithms that keep you contained in echo chambers to re-enforce your current view, or try to group you with others of the same mind-set, rather than challenge your perspective and beliefs, is the current state of play.
I remember going to my first job up London when the Internet was pretty new, chat rooms were all the rage, and I could search and find websites and material that has all been banned and blacklisted nowadays.
It was a time of freedom and people really thought that the web would change our way of thinking. Instead we were all frogs in boiling pans of water, and slowly over time as the parts of the web were chipped away we didn't notice until it was too late and Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and all the other big platforms became places where you had to watch what you said or else you were banned.
I have had multiple Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter accounts closed on me, even going back 8 years when my first Facebook page was instantly deleted on the same day YouTube and Google deleted my channel and G+ group (when they existed). All I can say is to use the alternative sites that have been created, although with much less content, than the pro establishment silicon valley giants.
Who is even going to find a site like mine that will ask them to change their thinking on historical events, war mongering politicians and other topics that the papers don't even bother with anymore?
Unless someone links to my site, or they use the search engine I have put together at the top that only searches sites on the 550 list will find #altnews that will make them think and challenge their minds. I encourage you all to use it and embed it on your own sites.
The code is below, just add it to the top of your blog or site.
<h4>#Altnews Search Engine</h4> <script async=""
Here is the video...
Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
By Dark Politricks
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