If this isn't corporate hegemony, I don't know what is.
The whole point of cryptocurrency is to obviate a central trusted party, such as a corporation, central bank, or other clearing house. That literally is the entire point.
Leave it to Zuckerburg to find a way to subvert a good idea in order to gather power and wealth unto himself and his cronies. Similar to the way he cynically hacked what are ordinarily good and healthy human social tendencies, in order to create the perverse interaction paradigm we now have, which is called "social media."
China couldn't operate its sophisticated censorship apparatus without help from global tech giants, which are mostly the same American companies...
...whose employees riot and rebel when they are asked to work on anything that might help the US government or military.
And that's what Progressivism does to a "nation".
Quick! Get an Affirmative Action candidate in there! We need another Diversity Hire in the White House.
Markle is trash. WTF are white people thinking these days.
Un fucking believable.
We are now officially as corrupt as the late-empire Romans. Our fate will not differ from theirs; history plays no favorites.
Boeing deserves to go out of business for this.
And people should take a hard look at for-profit capitalism because of this. But they won't; the love of money is the root of all evil, and that pernicious love is universal in the West.
I like how the commenters here call Scientology a "cult," but probably don't think the same thing about Christianity...
...which is no different, except that it has more adherents and is older.
By any objective analysis, the only difference between a "cult" and a "religion" is how you feel about it. In other words: nothing. Richard Dawkins says Christianity is a "cult." Most American Christians consider Islam a "cult" and plenty of Evangelicals in the 80s thought Catholicism a "cult," or worse -- they called it Babylon, the Great Whore.
Meanwhile, if Scientology can stick it to the extortive #MeToo movement, I'm all in favor of it. What's a bigger cult these days -- Progressive victimhood? Or Scientology, which by plenty of testimony from its members, has helped a lot of people?
Those that live by the Executive Order will die by the Executive Order.
If Obama had done things in a legitimate, democratic way, by signing laws rather than EOs, his policies and "legacy" wouldn't be so easy to roll back.
And don't get me started on the monstrous Obamacare, with its Orwellian insistence that a "tax" and a "penalty" are the same thing. When words lose their meaning, the people lose their freedoms.
And who's going to deal with the "manipulated media" that constitutes the mainstream press?
In order to ban a deepfake, you first have to detect it.
How do they propose to do that?