A question I ask myself every day/night… the internet promised so much: freedom, opportunity to randomly find interesting topics and views, and decentralisation. So much promise that has since been abused and corralled. So how has this happened? Has the internet really dramatically shrunk?
Have you ever heard about a Potemkin Village?
Your search engine might be making you think there are millions of pages of results and you can access anything with a simple query, but we did a test and we were kinda shocked with what little we actually found.
George Orwell didn’t even get to this part… the digital baby gate. Or is it the cyber wall a la “The Truman Show”? Or the online version of the Matrix pod?
You may have already watched this video of 2 California doctors (5m have) reporting on their own observations of the extent and virology of the ‘Wuhan’ coronavirus: COVID-19. If you haven’t, then colour me not surprised. You see, YouTube has deemed that doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, with actual experience of treating the virus in one of the worst hit cities, citing the evidence they have found (which correlates with more and more reports around the world), is against their Terms of Service (TOS) so they remove it whenever and wherever it appears on their platform. So why is important information and fact being suppressed on YouTube?
The answer to this question is vast and requires a genuinely open mind to take in. But first, let us address the environment we find ourselves. In a deceptively simple statement we can say that we are in a worldwide lock-down because of a previously unknown viral pandemic. But what does this actually mean?