I've noticed lately that my blue light diet stuff on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube is getting censored or outright deleted. Posts are getting deleted without my knowledge. Comments disabled. It seems this totalitarian like behavior is only increasing and not getting better.
So I've written this post to go over ways and show you how to counteract this new form of online censorship.
Lets talk for a moment on why I don't trust these big tech and social media companies.
Google search and their Chrome browser.
Google was originally funded with help of the CIA and NSA with certain goals. Frankly it was a brilliant plan and it worked. There now are countless documented instances of them manipulating search results and "disappearing" certain web platforms and working with totalitarian regimes (no doubt so NSA or CIA can increase surveillance in those countries but still). You can read a great article on how Google was engineered for mass surveillance here.
I don't trust them anymore. I think they are becoming the bad guys. I am doing my best to stop using their services. Done giving them info or making them money.
I do still use Facebook and have a facebook page for The Blue Light Diet but I am constantly looking for alternatives to this social media site that is becoming way too censor happy and uses you as the product by revealing almost everything you can think of to advertisers.
Mark Zuckerberg and his army of fake fact checkers have been deleting lots of our posts lately. The "know whats best for you" censors at Facebook just admitted they are going to be censoring and limiting the spread of health advice that is not from "authoritative sources" lol.
Jack Dorsey, the guy who founded Twitter, loves to act like he's this freedom loving pillar yet his company consistently takes down tweets it doesn't agree with and banning users and it seems to be very politically motivated.
If you read my often deleted article on Vitamin D and coronavirus, in it I mentioned the two doctors who were deleted from Youtube because they gave their professional medical opinion that went against what the Youtube doctors thought about coronavirus. My videos have been taken down from Youtube also.
Apple loves to say how privacy oriented they are and on the outside, you can almost believe that, but information is starting to be revealed that big tech apple actually logs, transmits and stores every single thing you do on their technology. Here's a good article explaining how they do it. I'll add more when I come across it.
HOW CAN YOU FIGHT BACK AGAINST BIG TECH AND INTERNET CENSORSHIP?
1) Stop using their services as much as possible. I know it seems hard to do but with a little habit creation, it can be pretty easy! Here's how to limit or ween yourself off of using these big tech totalitarians.
A) DUCKDUCKGO: Use an alternative search engine that does not track and archive your searches and spy on you. The best privacy oriented search engine out there right now is called Duck Duck Go. They dont collect or store your personal info, they dont follow you around with ads and they dont track you. The search engine is not as good as Google yet but I use it for about 70% of my searches. Give it a try here: https://duckduckgo.com/
B) BRAVE BROWSER: Another way to stop using big tech loser Google's services is to stop using the Chrome browser and switch to the Brave Browser. Brave is much faster and better than Chrome and made by a web privacy oriented company. They actually pay you in cryptocurrency for viewing ads or you have the choice of shutting ads off almost completely. In addition to super security, they automatically integrate the privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo.
The Brave Browser is totally free to use. It is now the main browser I use and so good that I am about to delete all other browsers. The only problem with Brave was that it took me a week or two to get used to it and break my old habit of using the Chrome browser. I made myself use Brave for 30 days to break that habit and am very glad I did. Get it for free here: http://www.bluelightdetox.com/brave
Unfortunately, there isn't a social media site out there that is as good as facebook yet. We still have a Blue Light Diet Facebook page but we are building our own Facebook group style membership platform. There is an alternative but less popular competitor to Facebook called MINDS. You can sign up for your own page or check out our MINDS page here.
TWITTER: Currently there are two alternatives to twitter. On is called GAB and the other is called Parler.
EXTRA CREDIT WEB PRIVACY TOOLS......
1) Use a VPN or Virtual Private Network.
People don’t like to be tracked and watched – that’s the main reason why they use a VPN or virtual private network. When you’re browsing through a VPN, your traffic is encrypted. No one can see what you do online, nor interfere in any way. A VPN also allows you to bypass internet censorship. Using a VPN is a good idea even when browsing from your own home. VPN encryption will protect your internet traffic and keep you from leaving online footprints. This way, your ISP won’t be able to sell your entire browsing history to the highest bidder. Government agencies track and collect your browsing activity, messages, social posts, and other private data. They even share this information across country borders. A VPN protects you from that by encrypting your traffic and hiding your IP.
I use the NORD VPN and you can get a deal on it by clicking on this link.
2) USE PRIVATE, ENCRYPTED EMAIL
Let's face it. If GMAIL wanted to, they could read your email and give it up to anyone who asked. It is also very vulnerable to getting stolen and hacked. So one of the easiest things you can do now is switch to a private end to end encrypted email service. My FAVORITE and free private email service is called PROTONMAIL. Many journalists across the world use it for its privacy advantage.
ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland with servers located in Switzerland which means user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws. They use end-to-end encryption and zero access encryption to secure emails. This means they cannot decrypt and read your emails. As a result, your encrypted emails cannot be shared with third parties. No personal information is required to create your secure email account. By default, they do not keep any IP logs which can be linked to your anonymous email account.
3) USE A BROWSER BLOCKER -
Sometimes I get in the bad habit of surfing the web and who knows where or on what sites I end up at. Other times there are websites that I am trying to build the habit of not using anymore that I just reflexively click to. Kind of like hitting the easy button. Well, the solution for this is to use one of those website and browser blockers where you can set a timer and the browser blocker will not allow you to surf for that period of time or you can actually add specific websites and the blocker will not allow you to visit those websites. Its a neat little tool. There are many of them out there. My favorite is the tool that comes free in the online "to do list" software program called Simpleology.