Facebook and Twitter are ‘Internet ghettos’ designed to eradicate the open range of independent thought that was once the Internet, according to media pioneer Matt Drudge.
“I don’t know why they’ve been successful in pushing everybody into these little ghettos, these Facebooks, these Tweets, these Instagrams,” Drudge said on The Alex Jones Show. “This is ghetto, this is corporate; they’re taking your energy and you’re getting nothing in return.”
While the Internet started out as a renaissance-style free range of ideas, establishment interests have since corralled Internet users into a handful of social media sites where dangerous groupthink can blossom in favor of the status quo, he pointed out.
“This whole social media stuff is bogus,” Drudge added. “Facebook has two billion users? This is garbage, this is designed to demoralize the individual.”
He makes an excellent point. It’s already well known that Facebook in particular is censoring news articles critical of government policies, so conservative and libertarian activists who predominantly use Facebook are easily silenced by the establishment.
In fact, a recent study revealed that the most successful individuals operate in large, open networks where they’re the link between people of different backgrounds.
Facebook, on the other hand, confines you to a small, closed network in which you’re only connected to “Facebook friends” who likely share your same views and already know you.
In other words, your potential reach on Facebook is less than the Internet as a whole, and the establishment wants this because in a closed network you’re also more likely to repeatedly hear the same government talking points and accept them without thought.
It’s easier for the power elite to control a population divided into isolated groups where independent thinking has been restrained.
“…I’m just warning this country: don’t get into this false sense that you are an individual when you’re on Facebook,” Drudge stated. “No you’re not; you’re a pawn in their scheme.”