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ah ah hello and welcome to cross talk. we're all things are considered. i'm peter lavelle . everything we associate with modern life has been digitalized. in fact, we live within ecosystems created by big tech. they decide what we can see, what we can buy, and even what we can say. the systems no longer serve us, they actually control us. is there a way out from this growing dystopian? in the cross talking tech control, i'm joined by my guess, zach war. he's in san francisco, he's a google whistleblower, a tech entrepreneur and co author of the book. google leaks and whistles or is ex,
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was a, a big tech censorship. and in phoenix across to ryan hardwig. he is a pre speech advocate. facebook whistleblower and co author of the book behind the mask of facebook. current settlement cross talk rules and effects. that means you can jump anytime you want. and i appreciate your both whistleblowers from some of the most tyrannical organizations that have ever existed on this planet. i feel very strongly about that, so i can ryan, i'd like you to give us a thumbnail sketch of your whistle blower experience at these tech corporations you per sac in san francisco. well, google was a really great company all the way up until 2016 when donald trump, when the election. and then they decided that they were going to go to a hard authoritarian company. and they changed all their policies and they started to classify things like big news with a program called machine learning fairness. they had all their evil plans on design
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documents inside the company and as a full time employee, i had access to these documents. i copied them ah, and realised that this was something that the public needed to know about because it really is going to be the end of democracy. if google is not put a stop to and so i released these documents 950 pages to project bear toss and really the rest is history. and now we know how google does or censorship and pretty much everything that i was predicting in 2019 has come true. in fact, it's even worse now. ah, me and you see things like i've met him being heavily censored. and now that's, you know, there's questions about whether this pandemic had to be as bad as it could have been because of certain censorship that big tech has done not just on the president, but also non political things that impact everyday people like you and me. well, you know, is that a lot of the things that i had suspicions about people like you have actually
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confirm that you've done an amazing public service. ryan, your story will quickly to go ahead. yes. so i started as a content moderator for facebook in 2018 and i was there for 2 years. so my job was to study facebook's policy and apply it to, to the post comments pages on facebook and instagram. and so what i saw was clear bias, a slanted plant towards the left where, you know, facebook was actively censoring post about trump actively having us delete your viral videos that would, which creates empathy for trump. so these were all examples of things that i saw. and so after a year there, i started, i just started enough, was enough, and i reached out to a few journalists and they referred me to project for us. i found with a camera at work for about 9 months straight. and so i covered all these exceptions and bias and you know, went public with project for a task where there are so much more in the, in what i had uncovered. so i decided to write
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a book about it behind the mask of facebook. and yeah, that's, that's my story. i was a content moderator. content sensor, working for facebook and instagram. well, the 2nd ryan, i mean, i don't know, maybe i've been gone a long time or i'm just getting too old. but i mean, i think we're all kind of brought up that censorship is a dirty word and, and you're telling our audience that this is something that was proactively a consciously done is to warp the public fear in one direction. zach 1st in san francisco. yeah, well it wasn't just google that bought this project up. machine learning fairness was a project that was developed in stanford, an academic institution, and then brought into google deliberately and then systematically released into all of the different products they have google search, google news, youtube. this machine learning furnace infected all the company and i was brought
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in by academia. and that's a question we have to ask ourselves. why was freedom dismantled by a program from stanford with its ryan? that's just it just absolutely extraordinary here. i mean, i mean, let's put it kind of real world conditions. i mean, they do this for profit. do they do it to hinge or competition? or they just ideological fanatics because i'm worried that it's the last one. go ahead. ryan. yeah, i think the last one is the most accurate and obviously they are business, so they have to make a profit and, and they've done so, but they've gone above and beyond what a normal business would do as far as the ideological war that we're in. so i mean they, yes me so they have their policy rules which i am an expert on cuz i started it for 2 years. but anytime they wanted to, they could just make an exception to that rule. so if there's a left left, a celebrity, pushing a pro abortion agenda and alabama even if they break the speech rules, facebook can give them news or the exceptions to allow them allow their people to,
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to break the rules. so it really is, you know, this, this censorship regime as we call it, it does shape public opinion and i can't find any other reason for them to do it other than they're being influenced or being controlled. and they really are pushing this ideological war. and it's put case one is pushing one direction, you know exactly me, you want to jump in there. so i go ahead. i do want to jump in. what really surprised me is i had this assumption that google had a share responsibility to maximize shareholder value. but what i found is that a through all that a way to engage this ideological and political battle against a democratically elected president of the united states. it's absolutely crazy. why would they sabotaged their own revenue? i mean, when i was working at youtube, we were having a certain goal about like 4000000000 watch hours in a month. and we realized that we could hit that because of all the censorship that
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we were doing driving customers off of the platform. so this has nothing to do about maximizing shareholder value impact is destroying shareholder value at these companies. and these companies are okay with that because the power systems at their time trying to grab are actually more valuable than their ability to make money. well, the ryan, that this is really quite extraordinary, mean for companies that are designed to generate revenue and profit for their shareholders. here it seems to me, the way things are being played out is that they don't really want the businesses half the country. they just don't care. i mean that is an extraordinary thought to do and to contemplate go ahead ride. yeah, i mean you see them alienate from folders. i multiple examples where facebook's rules, you know, basically yet alienated trent border. so we, there's a viral video, a trump supporter being attacked in summer of 2018, and facebook gave a funded excuse to delete it. they said,
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because there was cursing at the minor who was being attacked. but you know, this was viral and they told us to delete the video across the board. so that's millions and millions of people who have seen that video but could not. and when trump gave his state of the union speech, facebook told us to look for hate speech coming from a state of the union. can they talk? look out for dog whistles, when i try mentioned south africa land grabs. and in and so there's multiple examples of yeah, same time. trump. i mean there was a, me, me about reagan, the, the person who shot wrong, reagan, he got out of the hospital, check it, the secretary, the, and the psychiatric hospital. and there was a mean about it and facebook told us that it wasn't clear enough that he was implying that he should be shot. and so multiple examples like that, i mean, they give an exception to allow attacks against straight white males. when don lemons is dominant, so their white mills are terror threats. facebook to us to ignore,
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ignore that. so yeah, every chance they had it was just a hard man. bad. yeah, yeah, but i mean, but if i can say with you ryan here, i mean you, your, you were asked to act as a publisher. so what about section 230? i mean, everything you said is a publisher's job. i mean, this is outrageous here. and they put us all into a dilemma because it acts like a utility, but i don't want the government. i think the government would be just as bad as the current current ownership. ok, depending on who's in power, like how do you react to that? i mean, you know, we, the hunter biden story is one of the great examples right there where you could get that for me. it was interesting that they actually got away with a, they disappeared a major story. and the majority, huge number of voters had no idea, but when they went to the polls, i mean, this is tyranny, but nothing less. go ahead. zach. i mean, it is tyranny and they're putting the scales on the elections and they're meddling,
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and they're not just meddling in the united states elections. they're meddling in elections across the world and the evidence i have, but this is a blacklist that google testify didn't exist, but i was able to find it as an internal employee using the search term blacklist. they literally had a blacklist id, a blacklist ok. and if you look at this blacklist, what you will see is that google actually blacklisted the term, the 8th amendment to the constitution of irelands in order to reg that referendum against abortion. and the question is, why is google trying to implement a new world order agenda across the world? what country is safe from this agenda? and, you know, my answer is that none of them are and that if we don't put a stop to this, if nations don't wake up and put the clamps on big tech, then they are not going to be able to run a legitimate election in their country. without google putting their finger on the
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scales. ok, ryan, really one minute left in this part of the program. but i mean, i have to ask the obvious question. i mean, are the politicians, it's in the pocket of these people? i mean, you know, you know what, we need free speech areas. we need to, we need more censorship of, of conservative. but, you know, i mean, collectively these people, the left and right, they could claim to use exact words clamp id got 30 seconds before we go to the break ahead. yeah, politicians are definitely in the pocket of, of, of big tech. and yes, it's a huge problem and hopefully we can talk more about global elections as well, because i saw some of that in south america, mexico. but yeah, there, these politicians are definitely in the takes pocket. i mean, there's so much a lot of money it's, it's and saying, well, i'm not going to name names, but some major figures in congress are complaining about big tax. but it's obvious . and it's publicly known that they take money from, from google and facebook publicly known. and they, they, they put, they may make
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a virtue gesture, and then they leave it at that art. i'm going to jump in here gentlemen, we're going to go to a short break, and after that short break, we'll continue our discussion on tech control, se with r t i i, driven by adrian shaped by this in me. i think we dare to ask me
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or imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century. what other chapters called gun violence school shootings, homelessness 1st, it was my job then it was my name was my savings. i have nothing. i have nothing and it's not like i don't try. i look for resources, i look for jobs, i look for everything i can to make this past. and all i end up doing is passing the road to the american dream, paved with dead refugees at this very idealized image of the older america, native americans look past the depths that happen every single day. this is a modern history of the usa, america on r t i. and now we're in an area where we're trying to save the planet. we want to be able to use energy and have special live,
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but also to live on a healthy planet. and the challenge is energy, it's the emissions of carbon dioxide for other greenhouse gases that we're trying to manage. and this many different ways of doing that. the transition has begun in transition and it's proceeding along many different way with ah, welcome back to cross talk where all things are considered. i'm peter lavelle to remind you we're discussing tech control. mm. mm. okay go back to is i can san francisco always wanted to ask people on the inside the following question . factored, do they like playing god? yes. yeah. they, they're playing god and they're keeping their finger on the scale. and ah, yeah,
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and that's actually can the dividing line that i see between the people that are good and the people that are evil is that the people that are evil are sort of like atheists. and it kind of blew my mind once i realized this and the people that wouldn't do such things. i have a belief in god and don't ask me why that is. it just is what it is. right? and same question to you. i mean to is, is this a, an ego trip? i mean, you know, they do it because they can do it. i mean, i sometimes, because i look at, you know, dorothy, over at twitter. i mean, he's obviously not a very bright guy. okay. but he kind of exudes, you know, there's nothing you can do to me and my everything i said is gospel and, and he knows he can get away with it at the arrogance a so irritating. go ahead, right? yeah. i mean, there definitely is the influence of like group think and there's kind of a bubble in that san francisco area that can probably test to that. but even at our
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level, i was an entry level content moderator. and even even felt kind of some of that ego and power. and we would have like what we call the ban hammer. we were you, you'd band someone in that mean where, you know, there's a content facebook person doing laughing at me for you delete it. that's actually true, so we would it's yeah, but i mean we go back to you, but they don't have any inkling that this is authoritarian thinking and behavior. do they? i mean, is there any, you know, self reflection. they said, you know, this going down this path here of destroying the public sphere because if you do that, you alienate people. and then people come up with their alternative theories. their alternative news, you know, with this go think what it does is it creates chaos. ok, because when i was 1st introduced to these platforms, i thought they were like even playing fields. okay. and you know that you could get, you could find what you wanted and it wasn't biased but. and now even i can see
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that with the suggestions that they give you and whatnot, here don't, don't they see that it could be, it's laugh at me, me and deleted, but don't they understand that they're playing with fire? go ahead, suck. what's really interesting is that i would have expected that these people were normal, that these people that were in charge of google would have a shred of human remorse and would believe in the us constitution the pre in the speech. but well, it turned out is that none of these people had any breaks whatsoever, enrolling out an authoritarian regime online. and i'm specifically talking about center shy and susan, which is sky theo, of youtube. she produced talk after talk, talking about the clamp down of youtube and how that they were going to push down the quote trashy news content and boost the authoritative contacts. and she
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said that without a shred of irony on her face at all. and she was talking about how they were going to become a authoritarian video platform. and it was, it was mind blowing. and there's other examples that are exactly like this. but every single time they advanced forward, they had no irony, they, they, you know, they, they even talk to how they want to still preserve freedom of speech. and i'm not exactly sure what's going on in their mind that allows them to do this. but they did it and they systematically did it. and the thing that i want to know is, what does someone have over these people or the black belt? are they forced to do this? like, how can they go from being advocates, a free speech and do a complete 1? 80 in one year this happened to you to they did a complete one and a, it was mind blowing. and, you know, we have to ask whether there legitimate people or whether they've been placed by
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a highly organized group that's, you know, holding the funding strength. so i think it might actually be the ladder. yeah, i mean a ryan. i mean it's a confirmation bias. all, all the time. i mean, you could, given what exactly said here, you know, i mean, i guess, you know, periods of supporting authoritative new news outlets like the new york times, which i can't remember the last time they got a major story right. seriously. i can't remember pushing up cnn, which nobody watches unless you visit an airport, but they keep pushing them up. ok. i mean, is it because they want it, this is in group they, they want to feel that they are part of this elite here that you know, new york times mean something to them must be only people in silicon valley, you know, see it in an emerson b, c and things like that when all of their ratings are going down, but they're being supported. i mean, don't they, don't they see this here or is a distinct all of us are just a bunch of rubies that can be easily ignored. go ahead, ryan. yeah,
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that's good question. so my co author can hack and lively, he did a great job, help me with a book. and his perspective is kind of like, you know, the, the iron curtain, so know, run reagan, he's able to reach out to the russians in the eighty's and the russians thought we were the bad guys. so i think, i think we need to work with them, kind of with that approach may be the big tech ceos think that, you know, they really think that christian, conservative right wing people are evil or the enemy. so maybe need to bridge that divide as possible. but, but yeah, going back, that was said, i mean, yeah, who is controlling these people? how are the me effected? i, i worked for about 3 months as a contractor for uber corporate doing account security and the ceo of hoover, the time travis colonic at one point he said, you know, all lives matter and they forced him to retract that. and i, so i see a lot of influence when i was there, when we had a speech from someone from black lives matter,
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a group club meeting and they were bragging about how they course to the c e o to retraction statement. so i think there's a lot of influence from the organizations like that. but yeah, i think that i'm not sure if they're there, they themselves are brainwash or it's just once again because of that group. think of that. but they always see, think that the, you know, the near times these major publications are correct, but we know that these organizations are, you know, get their funding or washington post. they get their money from amazon. so, you know, jeff pays us. yeah. so i think they're all just buddies. yeah. okay. well is that come in where we have all paid in a very dismal picture. this is a dis tokyo here. i mean we're, it, we, we're an insider. i mean, is there a way out of this year? the, the cost of entry is just an unimaginable now. okay. we have a monopolized economy when it comes the information and so many other sectors. i mean, how do we, how do we get out of this here? because there's enough people like ourselves and people watching this program are
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aware of the problem. but the problem is so immense. how do we address it? go ahead, suck. so in my book, i talk most of the book about the whistle blowing experience bit the final chapter . i talk about the solution for big tech censorship in news and media and the solution to that will actually be released on october 3rd, i've got a new web site. it's basically the drudge report for video and it's going to launch on august 3rd, i can't tell you what the name of it is because it's some fargo. but if after the show you would like to check it out, i would love to show you. but the key idea here is that aggregation defeats censorship. ok? yes, you tube may pan you. yes. you know, that may happen, but there are other video services that are out there now. bit shoot, rumble, odyssey. righty on that will host content. and so what needs to happen is that we
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need to be able to take this data of sensible public opinion. we need to be able to open source it into the internet and then we need to allow websites to be able to take that content from across to internet and combine it in a single website that is on sensor ball. this is something that i've done. this is something i've worked very hard on. i'm going to release it on august 3rd. and i believe that once people see this website, they're going to copy me and they're going to be able to watch other services that do the same thing. and i believe that this is going to bypass the big tech censorship and restore the 1st amendment and the freedom of speech for americans and other people across the world. ryan, zach, you sign me up. i'm. i'm fascinated with that. i mean, i, i, i'm on locals now. i, i like they are kind of friendliness. okay. they're very attentive and all that, but it's very difficult to build up a follow. it's a lot of work. ok. and it goes to super everyone to know. i have my own podcasts on
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youtube, but they don't let me make any money, but they take money that, that the they, the videos generate for themselves. ok. i mean, what di abbas my uncle business model? i mean, i do the work, they take all the money, what are your solutions and dealing with some of this here, go ahead, go ahead, right? yes. so i think the solution that we've tried to see some legal solutions we see the anti trust approach. and we just saw that a the anti trust lawsuit from the d o. j got shut down by a judge in washington saying there wasn't enough evidence of that. facebook is a monopoly, and which is bogus. but i think one solution would be, you know, section reforming section 230. i know it's been said a lot, but we need to understand about section 230. it's been interpreted incorrectly by the 9th circuit court, surprise, surprise. and so we need to have it re interpreted by the supreme court. they had a chance to in january, they chose not to. so it is kind of tough because if the supreme court's declining
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these important cases, then what, whether a solution to we have, we can, you know, as we can as a country and says, and sue the united states government itself under the 5th amendment for due process because basically what facebook is, has been given from the communications decency act, 2nd to 30 is called the delegation doctrine. and there is not a rule called avoid. the vagueness that has to do with this, but we basically even facebook ag is acting as a defacto government agency. so that's, that's the issue here. so they, they should not be acting and that's unconstitutional. so we should see the united states government for delegating their authority well in these companies. and congress is abigail, its responsibilities. i'll give you the last minute here. they're letting these big companies actually become the government itself. they don't need the 1st amendment, they don't need the constitution. it's really quite terrifying and it's happening very, very quickly. 40 seconds news act. so we can finish up. yeah, this was
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a state actor saying that it tech is becoming, is a very big problem. you know, there, there's the court way of dealing with it, which hasn't really gone anywhere with lawsuits have come out. i don't think one has one. and then there's the judicial system or the legislature assistance to create new laws which is happening now. and actually they've got a pretty good laws coming out. and then the 3rd one is we just gotta make them irrelevant. make them be like by space in the fact that, hey, do you want to go on the sensor? the sensor platform or do you want to go this platform where people have the freedom of speech and really people are flocking to all these other platforms that have diverse opinion and they're not centering. and with a free market competition, i think it's going to solve the well, i love it, make them irrelevant. that's the best way to end this program here. i want, that's all the time we have gentlemen. many thanks my guess in san francisco and in phoenix,
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and thanks to our viewers for watching us here are to see you next time. remember across the oh i i use me it'll probably get out of my back when i was like i
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was one. okay. yeah, okay, awesome. so you'll have to, i lost his boss because i just got to the bottom. you just gotta go video ramos all my those up as well. so you know, you're not so my pull up. i got, you notice, i mean my, almost what i'm already, whatever set up i read me just go to godaddy and me, i remember the log book and when i went up there and i really, he was, i just didn't get it onto the video to get that done one of this, but i was like, i was i just spoke to somebody last month. i didn't want to go to kind of all my just part of the reason. yes. i don't think i was calling with you and your team, samantha katie. yeah. my thought allow me just go out to
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the in the water and we go through the streets. so them make them feel that the fellow human beings, if people in the communities in front of them can you breathe water to anybody to start same water. that's the starting point. rebuilding the trust of the connection that they had with managed to do to refill if you need to.

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