Saturday, July 09, 2011


Censored by Facebook: Facebook helped governments spy on and arrest Flytilla activists

Censored News
Alexander Higgins' online report about how Facebook helped spy on and arrest fly-in supporters to Palestine this week, could not be posted on Facebook today, as seen in this screen capture.

Facebook is not only helping governments to spy on, and arrest peace activists, but it is censoring a news article on what happened to the fly-in activists supporting Palestine. Activists were halted at airports in Europe this week, and others detained in Tel Aviv on Friday, as they attempted to travel to Palestine.
The 'Flytilla' supporters responded after Greece halted the Gaza Freedom Flotilla boats from departing, under pressure from Israel and the United States.
Alexander Higgins reports in his blog:
"... Facebook aided Israel in cracking down on the group of activists from the UK, France and Belgium who planned their event using the popular social networking site.
"According to the report, Facebook allowed government agents to track the activists activities and then create a black-list of people who participated in the planning of the protests.
"The group black-listed people was then forwarded to airlines with instructions to prevent the activists from boarding air flights to Israel. Over 200 activists were prevented from flying after being added to the airlines terrorism watch list, according the the AP report."
Aljazeera also reported on how Facebook was used to halt and arrest the Flytilla activists.
"According to the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, police and intelligence units followed social networks used by the groups organising the protest," Aljazeera reported.
In his articles, Higgins also reveals an extensive spy operation, as uncovered in documents by hacktivists AntiSec, Anonymous and Lulzsec.
"A sinister cyber surveillance plot revealed in this rare fascinating look deep into the underground world of the fascist partnership of corporate and government black operations.
"I recently pointed out some of the shocking details of the cyber surveillance spy program unveiled by the Anonymous release of the HBGary Federal emails as discussed by the UK newspaper the Guardian.
"While those details revealed mounds of shocking information, such as top secret military black ops being ran in partnership with the likes of Google, Facebook and AT&T to spy on online activities to gather data for the government to run mass propaganda operations and manipulate the news, the reality is the email dump contains over 70,000 emails and only as the emails are further dug through and analyzed will the full extent of the operations be revealed."
Read more on Higgins blog about the new spy operations Infraguard and Romas/COIN.
Higgins' blog also includes the report form Censored News about the off-duty Marines who are hunting migrants on the border at Sasabe, Arizona, with assault weapons, as revealed in the data release in hacked Arizona police files.

VIDEO: French cops assaulting women protesters, after Flytilla passengers denied boarding by airlines in France

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Linda said...

I came here for the link to the Ward Churchil audiobook, saw this and wow... I shared it on FB via the original site. Thanks for posting it.

heavyarmor said...

And now you see why "totalitarian" governments stopped banning Facebook and other so-called Social Media. They found it much easier to simply allow dissidents to post freely and use this information against them.

The complicity of is also not surprising, especially when you consider that they have been using the information that they collect from people's postings to sell to marketers - and others.

Dark Daughta said...

Hi Linda! I love that audiobook and the piece itself. Facebook is already known to be seriously diseased. This just adds to our understanding of it as an e-cesspool.

Dark Daughta said...

Hey Heavyarmor,
Yeah, I do see why. Social Media is so useful to them as a way to, as you pointed out basically entrap dissidents. It's all business for them, always was.