“Fake news” is a misnomer

Facebook wouldn’t admit it but I think Zuckerberg and Facebook’s ideals are being bought out by profit from foreign money. I was asking myself why he made these comments. Recent news (BBC here) was released that Facebook has developed a censorship tool for China.  The Chinese Communist regime (PRC) is known to censor anything its government doesn’t like.

This is terribly disturbing to us because it dangerously impinges on our freedoms and liberties of free-speech in the west.  Most citizens in the PRC do not even know what real news and opinions are because they don’t know what they don’t see and hear.

What about us here in the west?  If Facebook is complying to the demands of the PRC in order to stay in China, then we also need to be aware of the possible dangers of Facebook.  It can easily apply the same tool here too.

The use of this term “fake news” is a minomer and is used in a slight-of-hand to censor people’s personal opinions.  Users of Facebook do not intend to put its so-called “fake news” on Facebook.  They are intended to be real opinions from real people, and therefore, should not be labelled as “fake news.”  This is why “fake news” is really just a misnomer.

I am disappointed in Facebook and would dump FB in a heartbeat; in fact, I use very little of it today. Perhaps this is an opportunity for Google to gain more users because it did decide to leave the authoritarian confines of the PRC to relocate to Hong Kong. Anyway, I just want more FB users to be aware of this and think for themselves.

Terrorist group ISIS murder Egyptian Christians

ISIS killing EgyptiansEgypt is another country that has joined the fight against the violent extremist terrorist organization, ISIS.  This terrorist organization has just beheaded twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya on a beach in cold-blood (news here).  This is an indication that they’re terrorizing threats are real and sadistic and void of any sense of fairness or mercy.

This sadistic incident will cause many level-headed citizens around the world, and all Christians, to wonder if Islam is truly a peaceful religion.  All though I am a devoted Christian, I want to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion, but acts like these give me doubt.  I grew up in a multicultural environment in Canada, and had Muslim friends and neighbors.  It gave me an appreciation for all religions, and I want to continue believing that there is good in Islam; however, today, this expression of radicalized Islam sure hasn’t given me a good impression.  Increasingly each day, more peace-loving people will lose trust in Islam as an inherently good religion.  Peaceful Muslims need to help and speak up against ISIS!

Nevertheless, whether this was religiously-, culturally- or politically-motivated makes little difference if this sadistic terrorist activity is not taken seriously by all western nations.  In the history of pre-WW II days, many western nations took too long before they stepped in to intervene against Hitler’s Nazism in Germany.  So if there is something that we can learn from history, it is that “hiding our head in the sand” is not a viable solution.  ISIS is a very dangerous force that plans to intentionally intimidate surrounding nations. They made claims that Rome is on their target. What an arrogant claim.

Nations from every continent all have something valuable at stake—their religious, social, and economic freedoms.  Japan did not play into ISIS’ demand for $200 million.  Most recently, Denmark, was attacked by young Islamic terrorists who killed a number of people.  They targeted a Jewish synagogue that was having a Bar-Mitzvah, and also a cafe that was hosting a meeting on freedom of expression.  Very tragic

Today, Jews and all free peoples who value our beloved liberties are targets.  I wonder how many countries will come together and how soon will it take for these nations to realize that this dangerous reality should be taken seriously with real force?