A global censorship and surveillance platform

John Robb:

Facebook has an initiative to prevent the creation fake accounts (something Facebook strangely calls recidivism).

This initiative is a small part of a larger overall effort being undertaken by Facebook, Google and others, to become what can best be described as fully functional global censorship and surveillance systems. I know that people have been concerned about this for a while, but it’s not speculation anymore folks. It’s here.

The surprising thing to me? The US and nearly all of the governments of the world (outside of China and Russia) are pushing them to do it.