Good morning, everybody. I was on WTAG this morning with Jim Polito. We had an interesting discussion about how Facebook works, their methods of making money, and how they are going about censoring everyday people on their platform by acting “in parentis” for the Federal Government. Here we go with Jim
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Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Hello everybody. Craig Peterson here. You may have noticed this as well. Jim Pollito’s friends had sent him some screenshots. He had a few of them. In fact, that said, you can’t post on Facebook, that they counted being temporarily suspended. We got into the reason behind this, some things he didn’t know, didn’t realize, and I think that might be true for you as well.
So here we go with Mr. Jim Pollito.
Jim Polito: [00:00:30] So no time, like the present to have one of our greatest resources and a great guy, by the way. Even though he’s from Canada, our good friend in tech talk guru, Craig Peterson. How are you, sir?
Craig Peterson: [00:00:44] Hey, doing well when, by the way, is winter going to start
Jim Polito: [00:00:49] For you this is actually, this is bordering on summer-like weather.
This is, you’re accustomed to, you know, you grew up in, well, this was basically getting ready for putting down grass seed when the temperature was like this, you know, prepare.
Craig Peterson: [00:01:06] Nice winter, I like it.
Jim Polito: [00:01:09] It has Tommy B says, one of the few times that the climate prediction center, that’s part of NOAA has been correct,. They said temperature-wise, we would have a milder than normal January.
Of course, that can turn any time. Even Canada is warmer than usual. Your friends up in the old country even though that’s where the jet stream has the coldest air. It’s still not a very bad winter up there too.
Craig Peterson: [00:01:41] It hasn’t been, it’s a whole Russia thing. Russia’s been just sending that cold air over the poles.
Jim Polito: [00:01:48] It’s Russian collusion
Craig Peterson: [00:01:51] Yeah. Yeah, because Biden’s now president. So there’s no reason to send that cold weather over the north pole over there.
Jim Polito: [00:01:58] Listen, that is believable. That could show up in an article. So don’t even joke about it. But speaking of articles, I sent you, a screengrab of a message that someone received who’s on Facebook. I can guarantee to you that person never discusses politics, never. Uses Facebook the way people used it in the old days, pictures of family, pictures of meals, pictures of fashion, that kind of stuff. They received a message from Facebook that said, you cannot join any group or create an event on Facebook until I think it was Saturday, the 23rd at like 6:28.
I have a dear friend in Texas who received one, two, and we joked, I said, because he’s typically the voice of reason, you know, when people get into political arguments on Facebook, he’s like, look guys here’s the deal? You know, like he’s the King of compromise. He got one and we just don’t get it.
Yet, Jim hasn’t received one.
Craig Peterson: [00:03:03] Well, Jim’s got a voice here. I think that might be part of it. Here’s a big problem, Facebook was designed to do one thing and that is collect information about you. Not just on Facebook, but on every website that you go to. Then put it all into a big pot or using a form of artificial intelligence.
They know what you’re going to buy sometimes before you even know what you want to buy it. It’s just absolutely amazing what Facebook has been doing.
It was not set up for censorship. I think we’re seeing some of the results of that problem right now. Problem the left, anyway, looking at it as a problem because they are blocking Facebook users from creating events near the White House, various State Houses, and Capitols, as well.
So your friend might’ve gotten caught up in something being near a State House. Are they near. Um,
Jim Polito: [00:04:07] You just gave me the answer on why. He is probably, as you said, Facebook collects information on where you go. He is in Texas, a competitive shooter. Dresses up like a cowboy and goes to these events with a six-shooter. He’s not a professional, it’s just a hobby. He goes to these events and competes, just like people go and compete in other things. I said, you know, most of the stuff that he posts on Facebook is just videos of that. However, he is a second amendment supporter and probably goes to websites that are supportive of the second amendment. He is not, as people would say a gun nut, but he supported like I do the second amendment. That could be it.
The woman, I don’t understand it. I don’t know any websites that would be controversial.
Craig Peterson: [00:05:07] Well, he physically goes to shooting ranges in order to do the cowboy shooting.
And yeah. So I remember
Facebook and many other apps are tracking you and they know where you go. You play these fun little games that you download for free, right? Who one-step pay for a game, an app to play Tetris, or whatever it is you might like to play. Nobody. I don’t want the free one. Why are you charging me for this?
How would they then go to make money? Apple is actually clamped down on this, just within the last few weeks, and has got Facebook and Google and others very upset.
Here’s how it works. You’ve got that little app there on your phone and you’re playing a game and you’re at the range or you are driving by the State House, running Google maps. Remember now, unfortunately, Waze is owned by Google. So it falls for Waze as well. All of that data is now stored and sold. That’s how they make money for most of these free quote-unquote apps, again, your, the product.
So all of that data is there. Facebook gets their hands on it on purpose. That’s what they try and do. Remember, they’re trying to collect all information about PayPal. Google is trying to collect all information about everything. pulling that all together, which is exactly what Facebook does. Putting it into a pot.
Now they have information about you. If you go to the range and you have one of these apps in that app is you now have disclosed where you travel, or if you’re using Google Maps, you’ve disclosed where you traveled. I searched and searched and searched, and I could not find anything specifically online about this, other than the fact that Facebook has been blocked in users from creating new events, near state capitals, the white house, et cetera.
But this is how it works. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve gone to that next level and use the information they have about you to put some filters in place and block people.
Jim Polito: [00:07:15] See, now here’s the thing. Here’s the great assumption. He travels, not this time of year, he hasn’t done it as much, but he travels almost every weekend on a Saturday to do one of these events, to compete in one of these events. I mean, especially, cause you know how hot it is down in Texas, but he’ll even go to Oklahoma.
He lives in the Dallas area he’ll even go up to Oklahoma. It must be every time he goes to a range, they’re making the assumption, that because you go to a range because you support the second amendment, you’re going to be more likely to storm the Capitol than someone who doesn’t. I mean, that’s my assumption.
Craig Peterson: [00:08:01] Yep.
Jim Polito: [00:08:03] I knew If I went to you with this, I would get the answer. I actually said that to my friend, as this happened, I said, I’ll find out on Tuesday. I said this is a great, great subject for the show. And then I heard from other people. The same problem.
Craig Peterson: [00:08:20] They’ve cast a very big net, Jim.
It is absolutely censorship. There’s no question about it. I want to point out too when we’ve talked about some of this stuff before, we’ve mentioned the first amendment. It controls the government and its control of speech. In this case, they are acting “in parentis ” where you give your child to the school system during the day, they are the parent.
They can, and they do take them into another room and drill them with anatomically correct dolls from time to time. Right. They do some terrible things to our children because they have the rights of a parent. What’s happening with Facebook and Google and others, right? These big tech guys, they’re acting “in parentis ” on behalf of the Federal government. Free speech has always been something that is honored and respected. It’s part of our society.
These people are showing the fact, I think that they have no morals, whatsoever. They’re not honoring it. They are doing it on behalf of the government here because they don’t want the people to show up and protest. Heaven forbid, well, unless they are a part of one of these anarchists, BLM groups.
Jim Polito: [00:09:42] Yeah.
Craig Peterson: [00:09:42] Then I think they’re going to get nailed. You look at the numbers. You’ve seen now, some of these other social media sites as Signal, for instance, we’re going to be talking about, a lot, in this little course I have on improving Windows security, but Signal is an app. It’s available for every platform. It’s absolutely phenomenal.
It went down over the weekend because they could not handle the volume. We’re seeing tens of millions of people leaving these other platforms and moving on to Parler, which is supposed to be backed up this week.
Signal, which is the only app you can use that you can be really strongly confident that your information is staying safe and it’s not being shared with anybody out there. So Signal’s kind of taken off. Telegram’s another one that’s become very popular. People are waking up, Jim and it’s going to hurt the bottom line of these tech tyrants.
Jim Polito: [00:10:44] It will. Twitter. I’m not super active on it. I had like 5,100 followers. I lost about 200, just all of a sudden. I just looked at him, said, Oh my God. Then I said, what did I tweet? Cause, I don’t tweet that often. What did I tweet now? Oh no, I didn’t tweet anything. These are people just bailing. I’m talking like in the course of a week, probably. I may look at something like that once a week, in the course of a week, maybe to 200 people, right away, actually 200 plus right away, gone. Interesting.
Craig Peterson: [00:11:26] That’s legit. On the left, they use bots, in order to really up their numbers. You look at President Obama’s account and more than half of them were suspected bots. In other words, not real people, they were just computers.
But on the conservative side, like with you, these are real people and they’re deleting accounts. Yeah.
Jim Polito: [00:11:50] All right. Talk about how people can get in touch with you quickly. Obviously, about this, a great program that you’re putting together.
Craig Peterson: [00:11:57] All right. Yeah. I’ve got this course. We’re finishing it up right now.
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Jim Polito: [00:12:24] All right, Craig, as usual, I mean, what a great asset you are every week, but especially during these crazy times.
We really appreciate it. We’ll catch up with you next week. All right.
Craig Peterson: [00:12:36] Take care. Thanks, Jim.
Jim Polito: [00:12:38] Thanks, Craig. Appreciate it. All right.
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