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Facebook Report Claims Half Its Users Are Fake

As bad as things have been for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke one year ago, one team of researchers, led by a former peer of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who created one of the original Facebook prototypes, thinks the reality of the company’s circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.

In a report published Thursday by PlainSite, an independent research shop led by Aaron Greenspan, analysts calculated that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been regularly lying to investors and the public about the company’s user metrics, and that the company could be overestimating the number of users by as much as 50%.

The team detailed their findings in a 70-page report published on their website.

Facebook has been lying to the public about the scale of its problem with fake accounts, which likely exceed 50% of its network. Its official metrics—many of which it has stopped reporting quarterly—are self-contradictory and even farcical. The company has lost control of its own product.

Ultimately, this is just the latest sign that Facebook – formerly one of the world’s most successful companies – is doomed to go the way of CompuServe and AOL.

PlainSite is a project launched by the Think Computer Corporation and Think Computer Foundation which aims to make “data accessible to the public free of charge” and “lets ordinary citizens impact the law- making process,” according to Bloomberg. Aaron Greenspan recently told his story about how he fit into the history of Facebook’s founding at Harvard on a podcast

Facebook’s fraudulent numbers hurt its customers (advertisers) by overstating the effectiveness of Facebook’s product, the company said.

Fake accounts affect Facebook at its core in numerous ways:

  • Its customers purchase advertising on Facebook based on the fact that it can supposedly target advertisements at more than 2 billion real human beings. To the extent that users aren’t real, companies are throwing their money down the drain.
  • Fake accounts click on advertising at random, or “like” pages, to throw off anti-fraud algorithms. Fake accounts look real if they do not follow a clear pattern. This kind of activity defrauds advertisers, but rewards Facebook with revenue.
  • Fake accounts often defraud other users on Facebook, through scams, fake news, extortion, and other forms of deception. Often, they can involve governments.

FB shares reversed earlier gains after the report started making the rounds; shares were down 1.2% on the day in recent trade.

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Here is glimpse of what the “other half” of Facebook users look like.

Read the full report below:

Source: ZeroHedge

 

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Samsung Users Can’t Delete Facebook App

(Bloomberg) Nick Winke, a photographer in the Pacific northwest, was perusing internet forums when he came across a complaint that alarmed him: On certain Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones, users aren’t allowed to delete the Facebook app.

Winke bought his Samsung Galaxy S8, an Android-based device that comes with Facebook’s social network already installed, when it was introduced in 2017. He has used the Facebook app to connect with old friends and to share pictures of natural landscapes and his Siamese cat — but he didn’t want to be stuck with it. He tried to remove the program from his phone, but the chatter proved true — it was un-deletable. He found only an option to “disable,” and he wasn’t sure what that meant.

“It just absolutely baffles me that if I wanted to completely get rid of Facebook that it essentially would still be on my phone, which brings up more questions,” Winke said in an interview. “Can they still track your information, your location, or whatever else they do? We the consumer should have say in what we want and don’t want on our products.”

Consumers have become more alert about their digital rights and more vigilant about privacy in the past year, following revelations about Facebook’s information-sharing practices and regulators’ heightened scrutiny of online data collection. Some people have deleted their Facebook accounts in protest of the company’s lapses, while others simply want to make sure they have the option to do so. Many Android phone users have begun to question Samsung’s deal to sell phones with a permanent version of Facebook — and some of them are complaining on social media.

A Facebook spokesperson said the disabled version of the app acts like it’s been deleted, so it doesn’t continue collecting data or sending information back to Facebook. But there’s rarely communication with the consumer about the process. The Menlo Park, California-based company said whether the app is deletable or not depends on various pre-install deals Facebook has made with phone manufacturers, operating systems and mobile operators around the world over the years, including Samsung. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, wouldn’t disclose the financial nature of the agreements, but said they’re meant to give the consumer “the best” phone experience right after opening the box.

Balwinder Singh’s experience wasn’t what he would consider the best. Singh, who lives in the Susquehanna Valley of the eastern U.S. and works in transportation, bought his Samsung phone seven months ago. He first tried to delete the Facebook app when he was setting up the device.

“My news feed was full of negative stuff, people going crazy on social media,” he said. “It was affecting me emotionally and mentally.” Even after disabling the app, he was bothered to still have it on his phone.

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said it provides a pre-installed Facebook app on selected models with options to disable it, and once it’s disabled, the app is no longer running. Facebook declined to provide a list of the partners with which it has deals for permanent apps, saying that those agreements vary by region and type. There is no complete list available online, and consumers may not know if Facebook is pre-loaded unless they specifically ask a customer service representative when they purchase a phone.

Consumer-advocacy groups have been skeptical of such arrangements for years, according to Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy.

“It’s only recently that people have become to understand that these apps really power the spy in your pocket,” he said. “Companies should be filing public documents on these deals, and Facebook should turn over public documents that show there is no data collection when the app is disabled.”

Facebook isn’t the only company whose apps show up on smartphones by default. A T-Mobile US Inc. list of apps built into its version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, for example, includes the social network as well as Amazon.com Inc. The phone also comes loaded with many Google apps such as YouTube, Google Play Music and Gmail; Google is the creator of the Android software that powers the phone. Other phone makers and service providers, including LG Electronics Inc., Sony Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., have made similar deals with app makers. When Twitter’s app is loaded on a new phone by default, it wouldn’t collect any data unless a user had an account or created a new one, and opened the app and logged in, the company said.

But Facebook, which has spent the past year apologizing for security breaches and data privacy scandals, is the one drawing ire about its irrevocable presence on Samsung’s phones. “Very slimy,” Twitter user Gopinath Pandalai in Bangalore, who goes by @gopibella, wrote on the site in October. “Been a Samsung customer for 10 years. Time to move on.”

In December, Justin McMurry, whose Twitter handle is @BoutSebm, wrote that he considered Facebook a privacy threat. “If I can’t delete it, this will be the last Samsung product I ever own.”

Apple Inc., whose iPhone is the top-selling smartphone in the U.S., doesn’t pre-install Facebook or any other third-party apps on its new phones.

José Cortés, a Spaniard living in Sweden, has started using Facebook on his phone more infrequently, sharing less because he doesn’t like the way it broadcasts his activity to his friends. If there’s an event coming up on Facebook, he never marks that he’s going or interested, even if he is, because he dislikes that his attendance will advertise the event to his other friends.

“I understand Samsung is trying to make it easy for the user, but I don’t like that it does not allow me to uninstall,” he said. For his next phone, he said he’ll consider buying something else.

Source: by Sarah Frier | Bloomberg

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I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.

 

Why It’s Impossible to Hide Your Location from Facebook

An IT teacher noticed Facebook was still posting localized ads even though her phone’s GPS was off for this application. In investigating, she realized that Facebook has other ways to achieve this.

“The Location Controls provided by Facebook give an illusion of control over the data that informs one’s ad experience, not actual control. Moreover, Facebook makes false claims about the effect of controls. This statement – which has the merit of being clear – was made by Aleksandra Korolova, assistant professor of computer science at the Southern California University.

In an article published on Medium, she is surprised to continue to see Facebook’s advertisements based on her geographical position while she has disabled Facebook geolocation. She goes even further since she explains that her profile does not contain the city where she lives, that she has not posted a photo on Facebook for years and that she never publishes content containing her position.

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Nothing in his behavior betrays his position

She has even disabled geo-location on third-party apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger. Finally, she never searches for a geographical criterion in the Facebook application.

So how is it possible that Aleksandra Korolova sees geolocated ads of Santa Monica, the city of California where she lives, and of Los Angeles where she works?

Why did she see ads for activities in Montana while she was crossing Glacier National Park in that state? And why did she see the same kind of geolocated ads when she went to Massachusetts or Israel?

Facebook has many other ways that the only GPS

One could almost believe that this computer scientist is paranoid, except that her doubts are well and truly proven. By going to the “About Facebook Ads” section, she first notes that the social network specifies that the users’ location is also determined by “where you connect to the Internet.

But things go even further when you consult the documents made available to advertisers. A diagram details the processes used by Facebook to measure visits to stores. In addition to the classic geolocation by GPS (which is disabled by Aleksandra Korolova), we see that Facebook collects the Wi-Fi networks that are around the user but also Bluetooth, which can be detected by beacons arranged in the shops.

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IP addresses provide valuable clues

With these data, including connection IP addresses, Facebook does not need more to extrapolate a relatively accurate position, although the geo-location of his device is disabled.

“We use the IP and other information like check-ins or the city mentioned in your profile,” confirmed a Facebook spokesperson to Gizmodo.There is no way to completely disable the location for ads.

Now You Know! If we thought we were hiding our location to Facebook, We Were Wrong. The social network has always a way to know more or less your position. Without forgetting the information that the New York Times revealed 2 weeks ago: how Facebook shares users’ data with its customers, to the point where it can read private messages….

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Facebook Censors Image of Santa Kneeling Before Jesus

Facebook censored the following image of Santa Claus kneeling before the Baby Jesus — warning that the image “may show violent or graphic content.”

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LifeSite News reports a second warning beneath the obscured image of Santa on bended knee, reverentially adoring the Christ Child states, “This photo was automatically covered so you can decide if you want to see it.”

This is what the original posting on Facebook looked like:

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Source: ToddStarnes.com via Infowars

Facebook Struck Secret Deals To Sell Preferential User Data; Used Onavo VPN App To Spy On Competitors

Update: As the giant cache of newly released internal emails has also revealed, Karissa Bell of Mashable notes that Facebook used a VPN app to spy on its competitors.

The internal documents, made public as part of a cache of documents released by UK lawmakers, show just how close an eye the social network was keeping on competitors like WhatsApp and Snapchat, both of which became acquisition targets. 

Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat that year for $3 billion — an offer Snap CEO Evan Spiegel rejected. (Facebook then spent years attempting, unsuccessfully, to copy Snapchat before finally kneecapping the app by cloning Stories.)

Facebook’s presentation relied on data from Onavo, the virtual private network (VPN) service which Facebook also acquired several months later. Facebook’s use of Onavo, which has been likened to “corporate spyware,” has itself been controversial.

The company was forced to remove Onavo from Apple’s App Store earlier this year after Applechanged its developer guide lines to prohibit apps from collecting data about which other services are installed on its users’ phones. Though Apple never said the new rules were aimed at Facebook, the policy change came after repeated criticism of the social network by Apple CEO Tim Cook. –Mashable

A top UK lawmaker said on Wednesday that Facebook maintained secretive “whitelisting agreements” with select companies that would give them preferential access to vast amounts of user data, after the parliamentary committee released documents which had been sealed by a California court, reports Bloomberg.

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The documents – obtained in a sealed California lawsuit and leaked to the UK lawmaker during a London business trip, include internal emails involving CEO Mark Zuckerberg – and led committee chair Damian Collins to conclude that Facebook gave select companies preferential access to valuable user data for their apps, while shutting off access to data used by competing apps. Facebook also allegedly conducted global surveys of mobile app usage by customers – likely without their knowledge, and that “a change to Facebook’s Android app policy resulted in call and message data being recorded was deliberately made difficult for users to know about,” according to Bloomberg.

In one email, dated Feb. 4, 2015, a Facebook engineer said a feature of the Android Facebook app that would “continually upload” a user’s call and SMS history would be a “high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective.” A subsequent email suggests users wouldn’t need to be prompted to give permission for this feature to be activated. –Bloomberg

The emails also reveal that Zuckerberg personally approved limiting hobbling Twitter’s Vine video-sharing tool by preventing users from finding their friends on Facebook. 

In one email, dated Jan. 23 2013, a Facebook engineer contacted Zuckerberg to say that rival Twitter Inc. had launched its Vine video-sharing tool, which users could connect to Facebook to find their friends there. The engineer suggested shutting down Vine’s access to the friends feature, to which Zuckerberg replied, “Yup, go for it.”

“We don’t feel we have had straight answers from Facebook on these important issues, which is why we are releasing the documents,” said Collins in a Twitter post accompanying the published emails. –Bloomberg

We don’t feel we have had straight answers from Facebook on these important issues, which is why we are releasing the documents.

— Damian Collins (@DamianCollins) December 5, 2018

Thousands of digital documents were passed to Collins on a London business trip by Ted Kramer, founder of app developer Six4Three, who obtained them during legal discovery in a lawsuit against Facebook. Kramer developed Pikinis, an app which allowed people to find photos of Facebook users wearing Bikinis. The app used Facebook’s data which was accessed through a feed known as an application programming interface (API) – allowing Six4Three to freely search for bikini photos of Facebook friends of Pikini’s users. 

Facebook denied the charges, telling Bloomberg in an emailed statement: “Like any business, we had many of internal conversations about the various ways we could build a sustainable business model for our platform,” adding “We’ve never sold people’s data.” 

A small number of documents already became public last week, including descriptions of emails suggesting that Facebook executives had discussed giving access to their valuable user data to some companies that bought advertising when it was struggling to launch its mobile-ad business. The alleged practice started around seven years ago but has become more relevant this year because the practices in question — allowing outside developers to gather data on not only app users but their friends — are at the heart of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook said last week that the picture offered by those documents was misleadingly crafted by Six4Three’s attorneys.WaPo

“The documents Six4Three gathered for this baseless case are only part of the story and are presented in a way that is very misleading without additional context,” said Facebook’s director of developer platforms and programs, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, who added: “We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends’ data with developers. Any short-term extensions granted during this platform transition were to prevent the changes from breaking user experience.”

Kramer was ordered by a California state court judge on Friday to surrender his laptop to a forensic expert after he admitted giving the UK committee the documents. The order stopped just short of holding the company in contempt as Facebook had requested, however after a hearing, California Superior Court Judge V. Raymond Swope told Kramer that he may issue sanctions and a contempt order at a later date. 

“What has happened here is unconscionable,” said Swope. “Your conduct is not well-taken by this court. It’s one thing to serve other needs that are outside the scope of this lawsuit. But you don’t serve those needs, or satisfy those curiosities, when there’s a court order preventing you to do so.”

Trouble in paradise?

As Facebook is now faced with yet another data harvesting related scandal, Buzzfeed reports that internal tensions within the company are boiling over – claiming that “after more than a year of bad press, internal tensions are reaching a boiling point and are now spilling out into public view.”

Throughout the crises, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who maintains majority shareholder control, has proven remarkably immune to outside pressure and criticism — from politicians, investors, and the press — leaving his employees as perhaps his most important stakeholders. Now, as its stock price declines and the company’s mission of connecting the world is challenged, the voices inside are growing louder and public comments, as well as private conversations shared with BuzzFeed News, suggest newfound uncertainty about Facebook’s future direction.

Internally, the conflict seems to have divided Facebook into three camps: those loyal to Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg; those who see the current scandals as proof of a larger corporate meltdown; and a group who see the entire narrative — including the portrayal of the company’s hiring of communications consulting firm Definers Public Affairs — as examples of biased media attacks. –Buzzfeed

“It’s otherwise rational, sane people who’re in Mark’s orbit spouting full-blown anti-media rhetoric, saying that the press is ganging up on Facebook,” said a former senior employee. “It’s the bunker mentality. These people have been under siege for 600 days now. They’re getting tired, getting cranky — the only survival strategy is to quit or fully buy in.”

A Facebook spokesperson admitted to BuzzFeed that this is “a challenging time.”

Source: ZeroHedge

 

Facebook is Dying, Here’s Proof

https://whiskeytangotexas.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/e46fe-1zuqxgccwui09vt0imrkoxg.jpeg?w=623&h=350Facebook is not sorry, it’s getting desperate.

The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is alive and well. It’s become an attractive scenario for anyone brave enough to deal with mobile addiction. In fact, we’re deleting the app and deleting our accounts at such a pace, Facebook is fighting back! Yes, you heard me right.

Facebook is now making users wait twice as long to delete their accounts

So you finally realized your life would be better without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, until you realize something odd. It’s harder than ever to quit, because now Facebook makes saying goodbye a long-drawn out affair. Of course, Facebook doesn’t want you (their product) to leave.

In a shocking and bizarre move to the product and customer experience it now takes a full month to delete your Facebook account — twice as long as before. That’s not exactly free will or the right to say no and breakup with an app that you may have spent way too much time on in your life.

Facebook Thinks we Should have a “Grace” Period

Facebook thinks it should over-ride our decision by making us wait longer. Facebook really understands trust and consumers it seems. When a user tries to delete their account, it makes them wait for a “grace period” before it is actually deleted.

Facebook must seriously be losing a lot of users in 2018 to pull this stunt. Where’s the strategy, bro? The change comes after months of scandals and PR crises for Facebook, including Cambridge Analytica and the recent hack of 50 million people. That we should delete Facebook’s apps has never been clearer to people under 45.

Facebook thought it could be the gateway to the world and help the world feel closer together; instead it made us the product, harvested our data and sold it to the highest bidder, not to mention scamming brands out of $millions of dollars each year. I may not even exist any more on Facebook but their targeting data on me still does — think about what that means for a while.

Facebook even shared user data with Chinese companies. Facebook handed over “deep access” to user data to 60 other tech companies. Facebook’s laundry list of privacy invasion is downright criminal, and not only should Mark Zuckerberg not be its CEO, he should be held accountable.

Listen, if a data breach of 50 million could cost Facebook $1.6 Billion in fines by the EU, how much should it pay the average user for its crimes in the long run? Facebook’s already breaking the law with breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

A One-Month Wait to Delete Facebook is Worse than Censorship

So now we are prisoners online it would seem, according to Facebook. Thinking of deleting your Facebook account? Not so fast. Sorry, my friends, it now will take an entire month, up from 14 days before. Even if you delete your account, don’t expect Facebook to put your data in the trash bin. That’s impossible.

Facebook’s trust dilemma is so epic the stock could decline further even as pundits say it’s alright. Just wait until we find how many users leave Facebook’s flagship app by 2020. It’s going to be pretty epic. The change to the deletion time was first noticed by The Verge.

Amazon gives me speed and convenience, and Facebook gives me fraud and imprisonment. Good luck competing in the future of Advertising, Facebook. This is the sort of thing that will make users revive the #deletefacebook campaign, and it certainly makes me upset.

  • When a user decides to delete their Facebook account, it doesn’t actually get deleted straight away. Instead, there’s a “grace period,” in which the account remains inactive but accessible — just in case the user gets cold feet and decides to stay on Facebook after all.
  • Aw, yeah, I really can’t quit, just one more thumb scroll of my legacy feed where nobody I know is active anymore.

Facebook thinks being nostalgic is cool as, historically, that grace period has been 14 days, or two weeks. I bet Mark is nostalgic for the good old days but major failures in leadership, strategy and pivoting have led Facebook into a dead-end path. When the vanity of having billions of users retreats into the past, Facebook doesn’t have a product, because the product has always been you and your data!

Silicon Valley doesn’t take the regulation of AI seriously (because it’s too expensive) and Facebook and YouTube are prime examples of this. When the talent exodus starts like it has for Facebook and Snapchat, it’s pretty serious. There’s no saving a sinking ship that makes it harder to leave.

Don’t be afraid we all have to move on. It’s best to terminate now if you want your data deleted. It’s time to do the unthinkable to lead a higher quality life:

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  • Delete Facebook
  • Delete Messenger
  • Delete Instagram
  • Delete WhatsApp

Facebook was once a candy treat of the digital dopamine variety for human connection. That era is long gone.

Of course, a longer grace period is also to Facebook’s advantage as it mindf8cks us into thinking it’s still relevant. Twitter is nostalgia, Facebook is just dumb.

If your value is tied to massive numbers of users and those users are leaving you; you have nowhere to go but down. Instagram isn’t no YouTube and WhatsApp isn’t any WeChat. If only they had had the sense to change their CEO, things could have been different. But all good things must come to an end, even the app of many regrets.

Source: by Michael K. Spencer | Medium.com

Queen’s Privy Council Infiltrates Facebook To Destroy MEGA, Brexit And Take Control Of Google’s Project Dragonfly

Chief propagandist Sir Nick Clegg was Lord President of the Privy Council for five years, directed Christopher Steele and Stefan Halper, joins Facebook to run global affairs and communications

Sir Nick’s aunt was a lifelong spy mistress to some of the world’s most infamous socialists: H.G. Wells, Maxim Gorky and Guy Burgess (Cambridge Five)

As a Brit and Facebook officer, Sir Nick is proof of foreign interference in the U.S. midterm election as well as Facebook interference in British elections

Project Dragonfly is building a censored search tool for the planet that secretly monitors you 24x7x365

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Oct. 25, 2018, Updated Oct. 28, 2018 | PDF | https://tinyurl.com/y9bpylbd
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Fig. 1—Privy Council Lord President (2010-2015) Nicholas William Peter CLEGG (“Sir Nick”). He was nominated for a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth on Dec. 30, 2017 and actually knighted on Mar. 07, 2018.

See Sir Nick’s definitive biography, timeline and conflicts of interest.

FACEBOOK DAMAGE CONTROL: Within months he began negotiating with Facebook CEO Mark E. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl K. Sandberg “over the summer” to become vice-president of global affairs and communications (chief propagandist). These desperate negotiations appear to have occurred concurrently with Zuckerberg’s and Sandberg’s disingenuous Congressional testimony. On Oct. 19, 2018, Sir Nick was appointed at Facebook. It appears that Clegg’s pecadillos may hasten Facebook’s decline into further immorality.

Leo McKinstry. (Mar. 08, 2018). LEO MCKINSTRY: Nick Clegg gets a knighthood despite destroying his party and costing taxpayers billions. Daily Mail.

Carole Cadwalladr. (Oct. 21, 2018). If you’re on the side of democracy Nick Clegg, why are you going to work for Facebook? The Guardian.


(Oct. 25, 2018)—On Oct. 19, 2018, Facebook announced that Sir Nick Clegg was appointed vice-president of Global Affairs and Communications.

Clegg’s appointment comes amidst widespread and unprecedented Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google blacklisting of politically conservative sites including Dennis Prager, Alex Jones, David Knight, Gateway Pundit, Western Journalism, Tommy Robinson, Roger Stone, President Trump’s Facebook page, Matt Bracken, Mark Dice, Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart, Infowars, Sibel Edmonds, Newsbud, Right Wing News, Anti-media, Natural News, Sarah Palin, Stefan Molyneux, Pamela Geller and Diamond & Silk.

Clegg arrives in the wake of uniformly arrogant testimony from Mark E. Zuckerberg, Sheryl K. Sandberg and Jack P. Dorsey before Congress several weeks ago.

Nick Clegg: Groomed for globalism

Clegg’s bloated biography (33-pages on Wikipedia) oozes globalism. He has never held a real job. He has only ever worked in groomed globalist EU and Privy Council politics his entire life.

He attended a notorious private school named Caldicott Preparatory School where he was the Head Boy (Prefect) (1980-1983). During that time, it is now known that his Head Master, Roland Peter Wright, and some of the staff had engaged in decades of pedophilia at Caldicott. Clegg claims he knew nothing about the ritual sodomy of his schoolmates by the Caldicott staff. These facts only came to light after the documentary Chosen in 2008. After Caldicott, Clegg was prefunctorily whisked off to Cambridge University for a degree in social anthropology. After Cambridge, he immediately went to work for the European Union. This is a similar schooling pattern for many in the Queen’s Privy Council. See Crimeline re. Cambridge involvement in global corruption.

Click here to see Nicholas William Peter CLEGG. (Oct. 24, 2018). Biography, Timeline & Conflicts of Interest. Americans for Innovation. (Raw *.xlsx spreadsheet). See also Fig. 7 below.

After an internship with the notorious Marxist Christopher Hitchens, Clegg teamed with people like Larry H. Summers and Sheryl K. Sandberg to press the establishment of corrupt Russian oligarchs to push the globalist takeover agenda at the same time as George Soros was allowed by the Bank of England and the Privy Council to crash the U.K. pound and pocket $1.4 billion overnight (Sep. 17, 1992) for their WAM (walking around money).

Clegg then worked in various positions at the European Union and the World Trade Organization (WTO) feeding cash to control the ex-Soviet oligarchs that he and Summers had created (2003-2005).

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Between 2005-2015 Clegg was a member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Democrat party. During that time he served as Deputy Prime Minister in the government of David Cameron.

Between 2010-2015, Clegg was Lord President of the 600-person Queen’s Privy Council. During this time his political priorities sounded uncannily similar to socialist Bernie Sanders. Free tuition. Free public shares in banks. Hold the 1% accountable. Handouts for the poor. None of these priorities gained traction and were the subject of popular sarcasm, including the song “Nick Clegg says I’m sorry.” See Fig. 5 below.

Clegg recruits (Preys Upon?) Innocent Young Londoners for JP Morgan Chase

On Jul. 23, 2015, Clegg was appointed director of The Social Mobility Foundation Co. No. 05488354, Charity No. 1115888. On paper, their mission is to give education and life chances to disadvantage young people in Greater London. However, their financial statements indicate that this foundation is little more than a London recruit-em-young-and-innocent tool for J.P. Morgan Chase and the Privy Council.
Bookmark: #clegg-jpmorgan | https://tinyurl.com/yc7r2xcv


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On Jul. 24, 2015, while still an MP, Nick founded OPEN REASON with donations from globalist fascists George Soros’ Open Society Initiative and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. (Definition of fascism: the government aligns with selected corporations and allows them to monopolize an industry in exchange for that corporation paying tribute to the tyrannt and doing his/her bidding.)

All in the Family: Branson’s grandfather was Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson. His grandfather was a judge of the High Court of Justice and a member of the Privy Council. So, grandson Richie was himself schooled in the ways of global corruption.

Clegg also started RADIX GROUP LIMITED to “reimagine Europe,” along with numerous globalists. Bookmark: #clegg-open-reason | https://tinyurl.com/yckrsb6j


https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/soros-donation-to-nick-clegg.jpgFig. 3OPEN REASON Co. No. 09701919. MP Nick Clegg founded Jul. 24, 2015.
Bookmark: #nick-clegg-takeover | https://tinyurl.com/yauhjkha


Sir Nick Clegg just took control of global MSM propaganda via Facebook

Fig. 4Douglas Gabriel, Michael McKibben. (Oct. 25, 2018). AIM cats find another British swamp rat – YUCK! American Intelligence Media, Americans for Innovation. https://youtu.be/IAFp3-xMxmA | (Raw *.mp4 video file). Bookmark: #nick-clegg-sorry-song | https://tinyurl.com/y8zjfdc6


“[Sir] Nick Clegg says I’m Sorry”

Fig. 5Nick Clegg. (Sep. 19, 2012). The Nick Clegg Apology Song: I’m Sorry (The Autotune Remix). The Poke. https://youtu.be/KUDjRZ30SNo | (Raw *.mp4 video file).

A year before Clegg was unseated as MP (Jun. 08, 2017), his “glam” Spanish lawyer wife Miriam was appointed director of UBS Limited bank (Sep. 06, 2016). Suspiciously, she was immediately appointed chair of the powerful audit committee. UBS is a Facebook underwriter.
Bookmark: #miriam-clegg-ubs | https://tinyurl.com/ycffezc5


https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/miriam-clegg-ubs-limited.jpgFig. 6Miryan [Miriam] Mercedes Gonzalez Durantez (CLEGG). (Accessed Oct. 23, 2018). Appointed Representative (AR), Approved Persons, Controlled functions, Ref. No. MMG01076, SMF11, Chair, UBS Limited Audit Committee (Start: Sep. 06, 2016), SMF12 Chair, UBS Limited Reumeration Committee (Start: Jul. 18, 2018). Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority.
Bookmark: #clegg-anti-brexit-book | https://tinyurl.com/y9k3byye


On Oct. 12, 2017, Clegg published How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again).

This is Nick’s book cover (right):
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On Dec. 30, 2017, Clegg was knighted in a puzzling move since he was a failed MP and left his Liberal Democrat Party in tatters.

On Jul. 18, 2018, UBS Limited (Swiss) bank made now Lady Miriam Clegg chair of the compensation committee. UBS is a Facebook underwriter.

Then three months later, on Oct. 19, 2018, Sir Nick was appointed as Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs and communications.

The purpose of Sir Nick’s Facebook appointment in the days before the U.S. midterm elections is beyond suspicious. His involvement is foreign meddling in both U.S. and UK elections by Facebook.

Sir Nick directed  the “Dirty Dossier” as leader of the Privy Council

As Lord President of the Privy Council (2010-2015), Sir Nick directed the world’s top propagandists at SCL (Strategic Communications Laboratories aka Cambridge Analytica). This included key British conspirators in the totally discredited “dirty dossier” Christopher Steele (MI-6), Sir Richard Dearlove (MI-6) , Stefan Halper (dual UK-US citizen, FBI, State Department, DoD, C.I.A.), warlord Sir Geoffrey E. Pattie and election-rigger Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Alexander Downer, Joseph Mifsud (MI6), Sir Andrew Wood (MI6) and others. See Crimeline re. Cambridge involvement in global corruption.

Facebook’s, the Privy Council’s and Sir Nick’s attempts to consolidate the globalist propaganda system are evidently threatened by MAGA, Brexit and Project Dragonfly.

Sir Nick: sent in to destroy MAGA, Brexit & unify Project Dragonfly globally

Therefore, the Queen’s Privy Council evidently was compelled to send Sir Nick as their clean up man to Facebook. For them, the coming MAGA and Brexit votes need to be neutralized. So, they sent their chief propagandist to keep control of the narrative for the globalist Atlantic Council—the Privy Council’s U.N. public face.

Sir Nick’s biography and timeline below shows that he is a dedicated monarchist, a globalist in bed with the likes of George Soros, and he’s an enemy of American and British national sovereignty. It is outrageous that such a person should be put in charge of Facebook’s global MSM propaganda machine. He must be stopped. As people come to realize just how bad he is, he will be stopped.

Readers are encouraged to read the primary evidence confirming the information we have presented by following the embedded links to the source documents.

Sir Nick’s fiduciary duty to disclose all prospective Facebook conflicts of interest

Readers should also note that as an officer of an AMERICAN public company, the Business Judgment Rule says that Sir Nick has a fiduciary duty to disclose all of his potential conflicts of interest—which would include the names included in this biography and timeline, including all current and former members of the Queen’s Privy Council. Such a list should certainly disqualify Nick from being involved in ANY Facebook business.

Readers are encouraged to forward this post and Nick’s biography to all public officials and decision influencers in both America and Britain.

Global Menace

It is clear that Sir Nick Clegg is a global menace who has never worked a day in his life, and has been groomed since youth as an instrument of globalist tyranny.

Bookmark: #nick-clegg-biography | https://tinyurl.com/y9tbzlle

Sir Nick Clegg’s definitive biography, timeline & conflicts of interest

https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/2018-10-24-Nicholas-William-Peter-Clegg-Biography-Timeline-prepared-Oct-24-2018.jpgFig. 7—Nicholas William Peter CLEGG. (Oct. 24, 2018). Biography, Timeline &Conflicts of Interest. Americans for Innovation. (Raw *.xlsx spreadsheet).


Call to action:

We must protect the vote. Now. We cannot allow these criminals to hijack any more elections. Free and fair elections are the property of the citizens in this Republic, not the government. We have gone to sleep. Now that we are awake, we must take action across this country in the coming weeks to protect the 2018 midterm elections.

We must ensure an unbroken bipartisan chain of custody. That should be your rallying cry. This will essentially eliminate the imminent danger from rigged electronic voting machines. Back to the future: (1) Paper ballots, (2) Inked thumbs, and (3) Unbroken bipartisan chain of custody! It is really that simple.

In addition, God-fearing citizens of the United States and the world must call upon President Trump and loyal American leaders to de-fund the feeder systems used by these SES corrupt-ocrats.

Ask President Trump to write the check to Leader Technologies for their Miller Act Notice so they can help implement new technologies that respect Constitutional privacy and property and help implement a truly Free Press.

Mr. President: De-fund these Criminals and Fund The Miller Act Notice

Mr. President, please pull the plug on these corrupto-crats and their illegal funding streams. Since they are all based on fake values, no real services will be affected.

In addition, write the Miller Act Notice check to Leader Technologies for 18 years of unpaid use of their revolutionary social networking invention—which these Privy Council criminals (Sir Geoffrey E. Pattie and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown) have hijacked with the Senior Executive Service (SES) to takedown the American Republic.  This will generate new cash streams to free up our economy from the globalist stranglehold.  This will also empower Leader Technologies and other actually creative people in America to fix our foundering ship of state.  See Leader Technologies files trillion dollar bond lien on the U.S. Government.

One Miller Act Notice check starts the ball rolling, Mr. President.

In addition, Leader shareholders have proposed a win-win solution to the collapse of the American Free Press, as well a large new revenue source without raising taxes. Leader principals are willing to funnel these payments back into establishing a truly Free Press. See Leader proposes trillion dollar fed revenue while lowering taxes.

Source: American’s For Innovation