Suing Google, Facebook and Twitter

The “SUFB’ crypto token on Steem-Engine represents a share in the potential damages in the case vs Facebook and Google.

UPDATE: You can directly contribute to the legal fees and have a stake in any future payout from this legal action by going to Fundition – a crypto based crowd funding tool.

It seems everyone I know is currently trying to sue one or all of the big tech giants. From my understanding most of the action is in the US and most of it makes a lot of noise but is unlikely to succeed. Almost all previous attempts to sue for viewpoint discrimination or arbitrary banning have not succeeded up to now.

So let me introduce a case that I actually do believe in. It’s a bit left field but that’s why I like it.

About a year ago all the tech giants took the somewhat extraordinary step of banning almost an entire industry from using their advertising services. As Google and Facebook (with Twitter desperately trying to keep up) are just vast advertising companies. Within weeks of each other all changed their terms and services (which you have no legal way to argue over) to exclude an entire industry from the most important advertising market on the planet.

Both Facebook and Google induce you to pump your information into their servers by offering you a “free” service. Once they have your data and your attention they then sell your data and your attention to the highest bidder: companies that want to advertise to you. You are their product and they sell you and your attention to become amongst the most profitable businesses in the world.

They claimed their ban on an entire industry built around a single technology most usually known as “blockchain” was because there were some scammers using this technology. It is as if they looked at some scam emails from Nigeria and decided, together, lets just take Nigeria off the internet. That would be good for everyone.

Now it turns out both Google and Facebook have reported teams looking at using blockchain technology themselves, this decentralised blockchain technology could well be a competitive way to win market share from these tech giants. Squashing an industry that might generate competitors is not allowed in certain parts of the world, especially when two companies (Google and Facebook) together control way more than 50% of the advertising spend in many countries (it’s as high as 80% in some places).

Andrew Hamilton (who I’ve known personally from his work with various pro-Israel groups like Shurat Ha’Din) is an expat Australian, now resident in Israel but with extensive legal experience in Australian competition law. He has done the work to figure out which laws these companies have broken, formed a company JPB Liberty and put a law suit together. He’s paid for independent legal advice to review his case and that’s been positive. He’s now moved into raising enough money to start the case which includes buying insurance against losing and paying the other sides costs.

BitCoin and the blockchain will replace the tech Goaliaths

Facebook and Google are very rich companies but they’ve broken Australian law and the potential scale of the damages are so big I won’t even type them. Within weeks of the advertising ban they both brought in the entire crypto currency industry suffered a monumental, public collapse in value. The crypto currency industry is one particular use of the blockchain technologies that Facebook Google discriminated against.

There are two ways to get involved, one is totally free and can even be completely anonymous:

Anyone worldwide who was adversely affected by the Crypto Ad Ban announcements on 30 January (Facebook) & 14 March 2018 (Google) and Google’s implementation of the ban in June 2018 including:

  • Persons holding cryptocurrency on or after 29 January 2018
  • Mt Gox Creditors
  • Owners of Crypto Industry businesses including
    • Crypto Exchanges​
    • Crypto Wallet Providers
    • Crypto Projects (pre and post ICO)
    • Crypto Miners
    • Crypto Advisories

Joining as a class member is no-win-no-fee. You don’t pay to join or pay any of the legal costs, if there’s a win you collect a share.

The other way is to join as a funder of the legal costs. For this you will receive a share in 25% of the damages of people who’ve signed up for the Class Action. This is a comparatively high risk, high reward investment: I’m not giving investment advice here, but it is also an ideological way to wage lawfare against these tech giants.

One of the most interesting parts of this is that should there be a win or a settlement, the intention is to pay out via crypto currencies. That would have a doubly good effect because it would pump money into these alternative currencies driving value up for those in the market already and to replace some of the losses suffered when the advertising ban was first instituted!

All the details are on the JPB Liberty website. If you wish to sign up, you can go to this link and be sure to tell Andrew you heard about this from Brian of London!

Finally I recorded a detailed interview with Andrew, you can watch that here and I previously mentioned this case here.

You can join the fight against the Tech Goliaths in two ways, you have a no win no fee claim or you wish to help finance the case.

⭐️ Please join the case if you held crypto and have a claim.

🏅 You can directly contribute crypto on Fundition. To send fiat currency via PayPal click here. If you want to talk about a large donation, Telegram or email me.

If you derive value from my work, please consider donating some value my way. You can find all the details on the donation page.

Persecution of the entire Crypto industry in legacy social media: Twitter

I hadn’t quite realised the extent to which legacy social media like Twitter forbids references to Crypto based businesses. I tried to share a Steem Ninja sign up link on Twitter yesterday and noticed this morning that clicking on it gives this result.

I spent more than 30 minutes yesterday talking to the two people behind the company that runs Steem Ninja which provides a simple way to get onto the blockchain based Steem social media and blogging site for the payment of a small fee. Steem can be joined for free but that can take a few days. They’re real people running a real business. There’s no scam here that I can see, you give them something of value they give you something of value.

If you pay $2.50 you can get on immediately and you’ll have some crypto credit to get you started. It’s not a scam, it’s an alternative to the free to use social media that makes its money by selling YOUR work and information and YOUR attention to others while they show you adverts to pay for the “free” service. Remember, if you’re not paying for something, you are the product that is being sold!

I get a small bonus if someone signs up from the link. Either way, for Twitter to brand this business as potentially fraudulent when it is a direct competitor to its business model is exactly the kind of sneaky behaviour we now expect from these legacy social media sites.

If you do sign up to Steem, please be absolutely sure to note down the rather over complicated list of passwords and encryption keys that pop up just after you chose a user name and before you pay. Do not lose these. Steem is decentralised: that means nobody fully controls it and there simply is no reset system to get an account back if you lose your password.

If you derive value from my work, please consider donating some value my way. You can find all the details on the donation page.

Podcast reminds you Tommy Robinson wasn’t even on Facebook or Twitter when the EDL grew

I tell you a little bit about the early days of the EDL and how it grew by word of mouth amongst groups of football club supporters. This was mostly offline and in real life in pubs and clubs across the UK.

I make reference to JPB Liberty’s enormous law suit against Facebook and Google in Australia. For more details you can visit their site. If you do sign on as a class member or even decide to contribute let Andrew know where you heard about it: Brian of London! Andrew and I recorded an explanatory video about the case which you can watch here.

If you derive value from my work, please consider donating some value my way. You can find all the details on the donation page.

What if you want to give value for value using Crypto Currency?

First I’m going to share two videos: they’re the two best short explanations of how to buy crypto currency (probably Bitcoin is your best bet) and how to use it to support content creators via a site, Bitbacker, which mimics the basic functions of Patreon (without taking the very large % cut that site took. Both videos are by Naomi Brockwell who does a great job explaining the world of the blockchain and crypto currencies to both newbies and experts. After that I’ll tell you why old media and advertising supported media are dying.

How to buy Bitcoin
Using Bitcoin on Bitbacker.io

The entire mainstream media business model for news (and a fair amount of other content) is collapsing. The viability of advertising supported content is being destroy and won’t come back. Efforts to migrate into the digital world the old business model that moved from print, magazines, radio and eventually TV across the last century will fail. Essentially the old media businesses were based on scarce and limited supply: there was a constrained amount of space for adverts in each newspaper. The prime TV shows ran once a week. Limited supply, growing demand, rich TV talent and executives.

The digital world has unlimited space for advertisements, so much so they’ve gone crazy rendering many mainstream sites unusable without ad blocking.

The limited commodity today is your attention. Every moment you spend reading my blog or watching my videos is a loss for old media. My overheads are low, my time, a few hundred dollars a year in hosting and other subscriptions. And for those of you reading my blog, you’ve probably found me a more reliable source of information than many main stream sources. If you’ve chosen to thank me with a kind word or a value for value contribution, I’m extremely grateful.

I know my content is always going to be beyond the edges of acceptability for those captured by the cultural marxist mindset, a message of personal freedom, superiority of Western Civilisation and Judeo-Christian values puts me at risk of deplatforming. My content certainly isn’t eligible for YouTube monetisation any more.

That’s why I’m so interested in Bitcoin, crypto currencies and the blockchain. They represent something that is very hard to stop. They can limit options for conversion to fiat currency, but it’s hard to block these so completely as there are many paths. I’m not advocating Bitcoin as some kind of “investment” but right now it is easily feasible to buy $100 of it, pass 10 contributions of $10 out to creators and each creator will get something like 95% of the value rather than somewhere around 80%.

If anyone wants any specific help with the concepts here, please contact me, DM’s on twitter are good and you can find an email link in the sidebar to the right.

Good luck and may the rates be forever in your favour!

If you derive value from my work, please consider donating some value my way. You can find all the details on the donation page.