Government Control of Social Media


Social media started-off free but has slowly become dominated by government regulation that limits and/or controls content. This creeping loss of freedom has been presented as being in ‘our best interests’. In reality, this process is to prevent the development of popular or mass movements of people (outside of the direct control of the police or the military) that may stand in opposition to the existing governmental and economic system. In-short, the government control of social media is a means to prevent a Revolution from happening – a Revolution premised upon the sharing of knowledge and instant communication over vast distances. To this end, just like other forms of mass control media, the government must filter, regulate and control what we think, when we think, and why we think it. The only difficulty governments have at the moment is being everywhere at once in their controlling power – but they are working on this!

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