In the wake of Facebook kicking nearly 700 users from their platform for engaging in what they called "coordinated inauthentic behavior", the fake left has jumped into the fray IMMEDIATELY and across the board in complete support of the blatant censorship (almost like they are coordinated in their message, huh?)
"Coordinated inauthentic behavior" is, by definition, any and all political campaigns. It is also the stock and trade of EVERY advertiser, PR guru and publicist working in America today.
Would one call the lies repeatedly told by the American press in the run-up to the illegal Iraq invasion "coordinated inauthentic behavior"? Of course. It is as obvious as all the fake breasts and bleached blonde hair you see on Fox News all day long. I wonder who coordinated that.
Remember that video from the local news rooms owned by Sinclair showing all those different hosts reading the same lines as if the script came from their own local station? Is that "coordinated inauthentic behavior"? Of course it was. Should they all be banned from Facebook for that?
Read of bit of the Huffington Post's justification piece in which they try to white wash what Facebook is doing.
While doing that, keep in mind that a newly released 49-page memo from Media Matters details how they intended back in Jan. of 2017 to use Facebook and Twitter and Google to wipe out opposing political discourse on those platforms by attacking what they called "fake news" in an effort to win back control of the House and Senate in 2018 and the White House in 2020.
Also keep in mind:
Just two days after voters elected President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there was only a "small amount" of fake news on his platform.Now read the Huffington Post's "coordinated inauthentic" piece on the Facebook purge:
He also downplayed Facebook's role in influencing voters.
"To think it influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea," he said. "I do think there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason someone could have voted the way they did is they saw some fake news." Business Insider
" Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November.
The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” that included the sharing of political material.
Facebook has significantly stepped up policing of its platform since last year, when it acknowledged that Russian agents successfully ran political influence operations on Facebook aimed at swaying the 2016 presidential election.
The social network said it had not concluded its review of the material and declined to say how or why the state-backed actors were behaving the way they did. But it said it has informed the U.S. and U.K. governments as well as informed the U.S. Treasury and State departments because of ongoing sanctions against Iran.
“There’s a lot we don’t know yet,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a hastily called conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon.
Facebook said the actions to remove the pages, groups and accounts Tuesday morning were the result of four investigations — three involving Iran, and one involving Russia.
The first involved a group called “Liberty Front Press” that set up multiple accounts on Facebook and Instagram that were followed by 155,000 other accounts. The group was linked to Iranian state media based on website registrations, IP addresses and administrator accounts, Facebook said. The first accounts were created in 2013 and posted political content about the Middle East, the U.K., and the U.S., although the focus on the West increased starting last year, Facebook said.
The second group also had multiple accounts and 15,000 followers. The group was linked to “Liberty Front Press” and attempted to hack people’s accounts to spread malware. Facebook said it disrupted those attempts.
A third group also operated out of Iran had as many as 813,000 followers, and also shared political content about the Middle East, the U.K. and U.S.
In all the Iranian-linked groups spent some $12,000 in advertising and hosted 28 different events.
A fourth group that attempted to influence politics in Syria and the Ukraine was linked to sources that Facebook said the U.S. had linked to Russian military intelligence." Huffington PostThree of these groups of dispossessed Facebook account holders revolved around Iran and issues from the Middle East and only ONE represented a so-called Russian-bot or troll account.
That should tell you something right there. The Atlantic Council that is working with Facebook to "save journalism" is very interested in forcing regime change in Iran. It's been kind of a thing for them since all those banksters and neocons got together in the first place.
Wow. They spent "some $12,000" according to Facebook. "Some" means they didn't actually spend $12,000 but lets just give them that, shall we?
According to Open Secrets, right now, with a lot of campaign time and spending to go...Democrats vying for a House seat have spent over 619 million dollars while Republican House candidates have spent $470,000,000
In the Senate the numbers are 367 million and 257 million respectively.
That means so far too date they have spent over $1,217,000,000 on the campaigns for the House and Senate... and we have 73 or so days to go. That's over a billion dollars compared to ... 12 grand.
Let me quote Mark Zuckerberg for you:
"To think it (is) influenc(ing) the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,"
Here's a funny thing: if you bother to go have a look at Liberty Front Press' website, you will notice something interesting... they aren't pro-war except when it comes to passing off falsehoods about Assad in Syria. But even then other articles are pretty honest about what's happening in that country. For the most part they are pretty liberal in their reporting. They certainly support the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and they don't seem to think too highly of President Trump. But you will certainly find a mixed bag of attitudes and ideologies on their website.
And that's because they are simply a collective of writers doing their work and putting it out there. Some are clearly more progressive than the others but none would be considered pro-war or pro-regime change.
Which is clearly the problem Facebook had with them (by the way... their Twitter feed is also down today... "coordinated behavior"?)
If they are down, and others associated with them met the same fate (and I know of several who supported anti-war and anti-regime change efforts who were nixed as well) ... who exactly did Facebook leave?
Maryam Rajavi Facebook page (only 12,000 followers)
National Council of Resistance of Iran Facebook page (73,000 followers)
Maryam Rajavi is the head of a cult called the Mujahedeen Khalq, MEK, or People’s Mujahedeen.
They are a terrorist organization or at least they were before Hillary Clinton gave em a pass and took them off the designated terror organization list back in 2012 (because she wanted to regime change Iran)
The National Council of Resistance Iran is their political arm.
"Despite such doubts that the MEK’s political wing, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, is any more reliable than Ahmad Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress proved to be, spending lavishly on paid endorsements has earned the group a bipartisan roster of Washington politicians willing to sign up as supporters. At a previous gala, in 2016, Bolton was joined in singing the group’s praises by another former U.N. ambassador, Bill Richardson; a former attorney general, Michael Mukasey; the former State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley; the former Homeland Security adviser Frances Townsend; the former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I.; and the former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. That Paris gala was hosted by Linda Chavez, a former Reagan administration official.
At a similar event this January, the backdrop behind former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, as he praised MEK leader Maryam Rajavi, made the aim of the group’s investment in American politicians clear." The Intercept
To give you a better understanding of exactly what Maryam Rajavi and the MEK are, allow me to offer you this from the United States Institute of Peace:
"The group’s worldwide campaign against the Iranian government uses propaganda and terrorism to achieve its objectives. During the 1970s, the MEK staged terrorist attacks inside Iran and killed several U.S. military personnel and civilians working on defense projects in Tehran. In 1972, the MEK set off bombs in Tehran at the U.S. Information Service office (part of the U.S. Embassy), the Iran-American Society, and the offices of several U.S. companies to protest the visit of President Nixon to Iran. In 1973, the MEK assassinated the deputy chief of the U.S. Military Mission in Tehran and bombed several businesses, including Shell Oil. In 1974, the MEK set off bombs in Tehran at the offices of U.S. companies to protest the visit of then U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger. In 1975, the MEK assassinated two U.S. military officers who were members of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in Tehran. In 1976, the MEK assassinated two U.S. citizens who were employees of Rockwell International in Tehran. In 1979, the group claimed responsibility for the murder of an American Texaco executive. Though denied by the MEK, analysis based on eyewitness accounts and MEK documents demonstrates that MEK members participated in and supported the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and that the MEK later argued against the early release the American hostages. The MEK also provided personnel to guard and defend the site of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, following the takeover of the Embassy.
In 1981, MEK leadership attempted to overthrow the newly installed Islamic regime; Iranian security forces subsequently initiated a crackdown on the group. The MEK instigated a bombing campaign, including an attack against the head office of the Islamic Republic Party and the Prime Minister’s office, which killed some 70 high-ranking Iranian officials, including Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei, and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar. These attacks resulted in an expanded Iranian government crackdown that forced MEK leaders to flee to France. For five years, the MEK continued to wage its terrorist campaign from its Paris headquarters. Expelled by France in 1986, MEK leaders turned to Saddam Hussein’s regime for basing, financial support, and training. Near the end of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, Baghdad armed the MEK with heavy military equipment and deployed thousands of MEK fighters in suicidal, mass wave attacks against Iranian forces...In 2003, French authorities arrested 160 MEK members at operational bases they believed the MEK was using to coordinate financing and planning for terrorist attacks. Upon the arrest of MEK leader Maryam Rajavi, MEK members took to Paris’ streets and engaged in self-immolation. French authorities eventually released Rajavi." USIP
With a long history of killing US civilians, business executives and government officials, the MEK is now sufficiently white-washed by officialdom here in the states so much so that even Facebook considers them legitimate.
The fact is, Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean, John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani can run around giving paid speeches to their cult-followers till they are blue in the face but the people of Iran will NEVER accept being ruled by Rajavi or the MEK under any circumstances. That's because they know they are terrorists and worked with Saddam during the Iran-Iraq War. They are hated by the VAST MAJORITY of the Iranian people.
That's too say nothing of the level of psycho they reached when they started setting themselves on fire in public to get their terrorist ring-leader released from a French jail-cell.
These are a group of pure psychotics who are currently doing all the propaganda and influence peddling they can so that when the great regime change operation kicks off, they will find themselves in the proverbial cat-bird seat, with hopes to rule a massive nation of people... who hate their guts.
And various leaders, past and present, are trying their level (paid for) best to help them achieve that pipe-dream goal.
That... by definition... is "Coordinated inauthentic behavior"
And it is still being hosted by Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook platform right now (and still on Twitter I believe)
Are you ready for the last tidbit of "Coordinated inauthentic behavior"?
" So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!” Gen. Wesley Clark