An Orwellian George Soros Calls Facebook and Google a “Menace” for Hacking Our Minds

By Isaac Davis

“I feel tremendous guilt… I think in the back deep, deep recesses of our minds, we kind of knew something bad could happen… It literally is a point now where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. That is truly where we are. It is a point in time where people need to hard break from some of these tools, and the things that you rely on. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works… No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem… this is a global problem. It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other.” ~Chamath Palihapitiya

Soros’ appearance at Davos is already being broadly criticized, as he went out of his way to dramatize his personal opinions of the Trump administration, and because his statements about Google and Facebook have an almost Orwellian quality as he talks about the need to free people’s minds from certain information.

As reported by The Independent:

Mr Soros also turned his attentions to Google and Facebook and argued they were in need of regulation. Branding the companies a “menace”, he warned against the rise of “ever more powerful monopolies”.

“The power to shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few companies,” he said. “It takes a real effort to assert and defend what John Stuart Mill called ‘the freedom of mind’.  There is a possibility that once lost, people who grow up in the digital age will have difficulty in regaining it.”

He added: “People without the freedom of mind can be easily manipulated. This danger does not loom only in the future; it already played an important role in the 2016 US presidential elections”.

Soros is well known for his fiscal support of social revolutionary movements around the world include his support for Antifa, which serves as fifth-column agitators to foment political instability and press for communism in the United States.

Soros continues:

They deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide. This can be very harmful, particularly for adolescents. There is a similarity between internet platforms and gambling companies. Casinos have developed techniques to hook gamblers to the point where they gamble away all their money, even money they don’t have. Something very harmful and maybe irreversible is happening to human attention in the digital age. Not just distraction or addiction: social media companies are inducing people to give up their autonomy. [Source]

Soros also said that giants like Facebook and Google should be looked at as public utilities, calling for government regulation of the platforms, a move which would completely solidify political control over the a vast majority of content on the Internet. As it is, the censorship we see emerging today is motivated by corporate elites; however, regulating these companies would introduce federal control over content as well. An Orwellian nightmare.

Watch the entire speech at Davos 2018, here:

Read more articles from Isaac Davis.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for and Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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8 Comments on "An Orwellian George Soros Calls Facebook and Google a “Menace” for Hacking Our Minds"

  1. Did you see Alex Soros sitting at that table in the end?
    When George goes that is the next Kingpin Mafioso to step up!

  2. Hmmm

    As much as I despise Soros, he is of course telling the truth here, just not all of it. And in so doing, the hope is that the American people will ignore him and the obvious dangers of the likes of Face Book and Twitter. Naturally, the real reason they are dangerous is not because they are “addictive”, rather that they are without question operating as agents for a foreign country, Israel. Thus by definition, their American owners/controllers are committing treason. Furthermore, to my mind they are also committing sedition as they go about systematically attacking the Constitution and Bill of Rights and destroying our Christian based social order.

    The author lets slip a subtle bit of misdirection near the end of the article as he deftly blames “corporate elites” rather than zionist elites, who are today more or less one and the same in the United States. The fact that the this type of article always fails to inform the readers of the zionist, and hence Israeli connection, demonstrates that they are part of the problem, not the solution. Just look at vastly disproportionate number of Jewish Billionaires on the Forbes 400. NONE of them, not a single one, is actively working at cross purposes to the zionist cause, let alone actually putting America and Americans first. Their incredible concentration of wealth begets massive amounts of political and social power. Power which these “elites” continue to use against America and the American people in aid of Israel

  3. Corporate control is unaccountable, with democracy, federal control can be held to account. Sadly, we have the worst of both worlds: corporate fascism, with corporations controlling elections (90% of races go to those with the most money), politicians, legislation, policy, and regulation (through the revolving door) as well as the Deep State (revolving door between Wall St. and the CIA). The solution is not in the false choice of giving authoritarian corporations OR corporate run government control but rather in a political revolution that replaces “the moneyed aristocracy (Jefferson’s term)”, the plutocratic oligarchs who run things with actual deep democracy with majority rule and inviolable rights, an independent judiciary, a free and diverse media, an engaged and informed public, and the extension of democratic rule into all aspect of life, keeping in mind that inviolable rights allows the minority to become the majority in a system where, as Jefferson said (never mind that he excluded women, native Americans, and his slaves) majority rule is sacred and we are governed, as he expressed in the Declaration of Independence, by equality and consent of the governed.

  4. this turd would never have even mentioned facebook and google, if the hillarious rotten one had have been president and lord over all she surveys
    but because Trump had used social media to get himself and his opinions better known, now social media is bad for you
    this is proof that they can’t even keep their own lies consistent

  5. Not saying Soros is a saint but y’all act like he’s the only rich man tryna influence politics y’all forget about the Koch brothers and their boss the Rothschilds

  6. Soros knocks fb and others while he secretly pays mercenary forces to disrupt and cause general mayhem.

  7. lightingstrikesthrice | January 30, 2018 at 7:49 am |

    Ahh, what Max Igan has been saying for quite some time. When at the brink of catastrophe, when the world is about to be destroyed by nuclear war with US vs DRNK, China will step in and save the world! The Earth, so elated and thankful to China, will allow the New Silk Road to be put in place with China at the forefront, and the planet will look at China’s successes and adopt their ‘economic policy’ and ‘work ethics’. It is so great, that people hurl themselves off the top of the factories they are more or less forced to work at. Yes, the world will adopt China’s austerity and slavery economic policies. Speaking of dictatorships, with the 14th Amendment; the US kakistocracy sold itself to UN one world government, the biggest kakistocracy of them all. It’s hard listening to the Disease Soros, Trump isn’t an enemy of him or other kakistocracy heads, that is just theater to get people to believe the ‘drain the swamp’ bs; just theater. One don’t become president without diseases like Soros, Rothschild, Rockefeller, et al. Yeah, climate change is the excuse for their weather modification, geoengineering, and ‘space fence’ policies for depopulation. Might have been able to listen longer if the UK comedy theme music was playing in the background as it spoke.

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