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Big Tech Internet—The Dystopian “Ministry of Information”

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton
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December 4, 2020 7:00 pm

Big Tech Internet—The Dystopian “Ministry of Information”

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton

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December 4, 2020 7:00 pm

The one who controls the information is the one who is in control.

That has become axiomatic in our new age of Big Tech Internet. Companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter are not only some of the largest companies in history but also the most influential. They influence what people think about and what they should think about it!

What’s more, these companies know how to keep you connected to their platforms through notifying you of content they know will engage you. They know you through your behavior online and the more time you spend with them, the more opportunity they have to make money and to influence you. If you don’t “comply” with their “standards”, they will just turn off your voice online...

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Internet the dystopian quote ministry of information that will discuss today right here on the Christian worldview radio program for the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christian and to share the good news of Jesus Christ that sinners can be reconciled and forgiven to God through believing in the person and the work of Jesus Christ on their behalf on David Wheaton. The host of the Christian worldview. We are a nonprofit listener supported radio ministry in our website is the Christian topic again. Today's big tech Internet. The dystopian ministry of information in a Romans six. Verse 16 says, do you not know Paul writes that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one slave whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness. In other words, Paul is saying that whatever we obey in life. Repetitively we become that the slave of that and I fit sin. It it leads to death that are of obedience to God that leads to eternal life.

So want to start out today by just a one sentence truism that has become apparent in life, especially with the the expansion the huge expansion of information over the Internet. It's the one who controls the information is the one who was in control the one who controls the information is the one who is in control and that has become axiomatic just obvious and are in our new age of big tech Internet companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and others are not. Only some of the largest companies in history, but there also the most influential and they influence what people think about and what they should think about what's more, these companies know how to keep you connected to their platform forms through notifying you of content that they know because of your browsing history that will engage you and keep you connected.

They they know you through your online behavior and in the more time you spend with them, so to speak, the more opportunity they have to make money through advertising to you and to influence you to their worldview.

And if you don't, by the way, complies, or to speak with their standards on their platform. If you write something post something that's against their worldview, their standards while they could just turn you off turn your page off on whatever platform it is now Netflix produced a documentary this year on the immense power of big tech called the social dilemma where they interviewed all kinds of executives from these big tech companies and experts in the tech industry and it sort of pulled back the curtain on just how influential and addictive. Their platforms are. So this week and on the Christian road to really examine big tech Internet and how the future is and will be shaped by their not Christian worldview, but by their humanistic worldview and will also discuss how Christians can navigate and navigate this this realm of the Internet that were all involved in whether we want to be or not. But to start. Let let's acknowledge that the Internet is not all bad, you know you could work to see a lot of things today about and play soundbites from that social dilemma docudrama and so forth that's gonna make it seem like the Internet is just terrible stairway don't have the Internet will there is obviously some good elementals acknowledge that that these platforms were even talking about Facebook and twitter and all these different social media companies on the Internet. They can be used for good purposes and they are being used for good purposes for for gospel proclaiming purposes. Though the word of God and the gospel is literally going out across the Internet to places it is never gone before reaching more people than it's ever darker than it's ever done before. I mean there are sermons to watch online church services. Now during the coronavirus pandemic. A people are watching online, there's access to information about the Bible you go to got and they have 500,000 questions that curious people who are curious about rough questions about Scripture can go to find out answers to their radio programs like this all over the Internet so even beyond those gospel proclaiming purposes. There is an ability with the social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook or other ones to connect with family who aren't living in the same area or to do business from home another another benefit.

Another good thing that's taking place in the inner right now so want to qualify some of the things were going to say today that saying there are good elements to the Internet. But there's another reality as well that that must be acknowledged. We can't just focus on. Oh it's good in the Gospels going out and it's just the rest of it just can't turn the other from the other. Turn the eyes away from that the Internet is also used for evil as well. We were not gonna talk about the that huge business of pornography that just ruins people's lives on the it's a multi-billion-dollar industry.

It takes place on the Internet has made it so much more readily available than having to go to buy a print pornographic magazine, as in the old days. There's also the element on the Internet of all the false philosophies and false religions that are our leading people astray, so there's no things but that's not exactly our topic today as well.

Our topic really today is focusing on information and how big tech Internet is the the purveyor the controller of all the information realm. Almost all the information is disseminated around the world. Another was the one.

Again, the one who controls the information is the one who was in control.

So how in why is that well is pretty simple that the voice that reaches the most people. In other words, if you have the biggest voice in the world you control not only what the topic is that people should be thinking about. In other words, evil. You also control how that topic should be viewed so for example were talking about the radio program today. Big tech Internet right and so you listening are thinking about big tech Internet and you weren't thinking about until I just bring it up like something like on-site illegal immigration because that's not what we chose to broadcast today so this voice today is talking about big tech Internet which which subtly maybe not intentionally. Yes it does intentionally compel you to think about that topic and not about other topics of the multiply that times a billion times bigger voice. Big tech Internet is way bigger voice, and we do and so the billions of people use using Google and YouTube and Facebook and twitter. They are compelled to think about the topics that those big tech companies, put out there and then not only what the topic is, but how you should think about it, of course, this doesn't capture everyone you can think outside their box. Of course, but it captures all a majority of people who use these platforms around the world and that's enough for them to hold power to have lots of power in the world so they control the topic because they're the ones that have the biggest voice and also they can control how that particular any topic should be reviewed so II mention this. This docudrama called the social dilemma and that Wikipedia has a page on it though this read a paragraph from there just to give you some background of what this docudrama is called the social dilemma came out this year 2020, explores the rise of social media and the damage it has caused to society and focuses on five things I never wanted its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining suburban given each one of these points did imply some soundbites number two. The film focuses on how it's design of big tech Internet how these platforms social media so forth how their design is meant to nurture an addiction to them. Number three how they these platforms Google and Facebook and so forth are used in politics boys not relevant with this most recent election number four big tech Internet's effect on mental health, including the mental health of adolescents and rising teen suicide rates in number five big tech's role in spreading conspiracy theories, and I will get into that as well and he goes on to describe is the film features interviews with many former employees and executives of these big tech companies and other professionals from top tech companies and social media platforms who provide their first-hand experience. That's what makes the film powerful is the these, they didn't just get cut of employees of Facebook and twitter and Pinterest cellular companies.

They have former executives on camera that you're going to hear today talking about just the nefarious element of how powerful these companies have become interviewees state that social media platforms. A big tech companies have been instrumental in providing positive change for society at mention some of those but they didn't think from a Christian helmet but anyway they also note that such platforms have also cause problematic social, political, and cultural consequences.

These interviews are presented alongside dramatizations of a teenagers social media diction and a primer on how a social media algorithm powered by artificial intelligent intelligence may work so it in the film the service thread that goes through at this teenager there there showing him cover a a an example of how a teenager gets so addicted to all the platforms and and how the big tech companies are literally controlling his life was the one who controls information as one who's in control now. Those last two terms their social media algorithm powered by artificial intelligence works just to clarify those terms. There there big words but it's actually fairly simple and algorithm defined as it's a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations by a computer, and that works with so algorithm is used by artificial intelligence is basically a computer is trained by humans given options and it learns to make calculations so artificial intelligence is the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence such as visual perception, speech recognition decision-making also made the member back in the day when IBM developed the computer Watson and they they they taught Watson how to play chess and Watson eventually played against that of the great notes human chess grandmaster in the world.

Eventually Watson one because Watson has been over time would would learn every single possible potential move in chest and could calculate that faster than even a human brain kick Cedric calculate that and so in time. Now you get the Watson the computer through artificial intelligence and its algorithms, its calculations is is able to to defeat a human brain in an chess because the computing speed and possibilities are just done so fast by a computer. So that's really not surprising.

So let's get to the first soundbite from the film and this is about. This is from a former Google design ethicist, and he was working for Google and you begin to see the problems of where things are going and he made a presentation to Google and here's where it went.

And that was when I decided to make a presentation, call to arms.

It basically just said you never before in history have 50 designers 20 to 35-year-old white guys in California made decisions would have an impact on 2 billion people. 2 billion people will have thoughts that they didn't intend to have because a designer and Google said this is how notifications work on that screen anyway and we have a moral response is Google for solving this problem okay will take a first break of the day, you can probably see how this will be received at Google and one of their executives or employees says wait a second here where is this all going to come back and talk more about big tech Internet. After this, who is George Soros and what does he believe, are you religious believe in God, no Soros told independent newspaper in Great Britain. It is a sort of disease.

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Go to the Christian and click on the page how to listen to the programmer has a list of our stations and streaming sites and podcasts and so forth are talking about big tech Internet today. The dystopian ministry of information and how this is going straight toward use by events in the future. In the end times by the anticrisis that that is I be shocked if if big tech Internet is not the way that the antichrist will be able to control this global empire that he has because, again, one who has the information. One who controls the information is the one who is in control and I was playing a soundbite from this documentary on called the social dilemma and they they go through the how these big tech companies and byways, not just social meeting and make a little distinction there. Social media is more like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat Pinterest were people were sharing with each other. There is also the big elephant in the room which is Google, which I think Google owns YouTube that's also a social media site, but Google is not quite social media have some of the self as a search engine but they gather so much information and the information they bring up when you search is what Google wants to bring up for you. So that's not quite social media so to limit beyond social media. Although social media is the core of of how these big tech companies gain so much control and I was reading this or is playing the soundbite for the break, thereby this former design ethicist from Google named Tristan Harris and so he was working for Google and he began to see that.

Wait a second here. He said 25 to 50 white guys not sure why the white guy is is relevant if it was a multicultural panel of 25 to 50 people in California with that be any better that they were controlling what to billion users in the world. What kind of content they would see anyway.

He started to be troubled about this and he made a presentation to his own company saying you we really need to think about this that so few people are controlling the content. The information of so many people across the world through the rest that soundbite you never before in history have 50 designers 20 to 35-year-old white guys in California made decisions would have an impact on 2 billion people to billion people will have thoughts that they didn't intend to have because a designer and Google said this is how notifications work on that screen anyway. Just a quick note but that's just what we are saying earlier that they they bring up a topic and they notify Vincent make when it comes in your phone or computer. It makes you think about whatever topic they said to you in that moment. And then there's also the next step is wild and there to say how you should think about this particular topic and we have a moral responsibility as Google for solving this problem and I sent this presentation to 1520 of my closest colleagues was very nervous about it was sure I was in a lamp when I went to work the next day. Most laptops had presentation open later that day, that was like 400 simultaneous viewers and six, only growing emails all around the company people in every department say I totally agree. I see this affecting my kids. I see this affecting the people around you have to do something about this like I was launching a revolution or something like that.

Later I found out Larry page notified about this presentation in three separate meetings that created moment that is serious and then so we created this this presentation showing how this doesn't seem right that no very small amount of people are controlling what people think all over the world and we have a moral response of moral responsibility to make sure you know where were doing the right thing here he makes a presentation people at Google are are seeing this and agreeing is taking over our family's life. You people work for Google are saying that then it goes to Larry page, the CEO at the time.

Most are you still the CEO Mexico growth of the key is Nick. Another guy is now, but it went to him and all of a sudden there is nothing there is no there's no follow-up. It's like oh that's nice presentation was move on with business as usual and I'm not surprised by that at all. Of course not. There there so much profitability in these companies that you know that they're going on there there to shirk that responsibility back on a self police themselves, so you may ask, what, how are these this big tech Internet. These companies different than like regular media that is been around for years like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times newspapers and in television mainstream news and all that. Or aren't they just don't they just control what you think and what they control know how you view and so forth will that there's a little similarity there but the really the, the, the differences are are just used to me big tech Internet is so much more powerful than regular media made regular media mainstream media doesn't know about you, that they may send you a newspaper through the mail or do a television program that you choose to watch on TV okay but big tech Internet knows almost everything about you they they know from your browsing history and what you click like on the Internet and Facebook and so forth.

They arty know what content you like and thus they know they have a very good idea of what your worldview is. And of course when they know that that that information can be used.

To advertise to you for things that they think that you will like and potentially by that's 11 big difference between big tech in the mainstream media mainstream uses, feeding you new stories that think I have general public interest, big tech Internet can get very specific and and and give information advertising specifically to you now. It can go beyond that to because the information they know about you, can also be used to silence you or persecute you or feed you if you personalize information to you because they know so much more about you than any mainstream media outlet, newspaper, television. So how how do these big tech companies know so much and have so much influence what's is actually quite simple because that that the most powerful ideas in life are often pretty simple. If you think about Facebook for example, instead of everyone on Facebook having their own individual website. Your David John and someone else., seven individual websites are people out to go from one website and type in a new website from one to another.

What what Facebook has done it.

They've created one website with millions of little sub pages little little websites within their website that's easily connected from one to another, so you seal your list of friends there reading this click from one person another and go to their page and see what they're doing. They made a very easy way to connect people with each other and again that can be used for for good purposes. But one year on their platform okay and when you Journal your life and post things on Facebook and post pictures and most importantly, click that little like button when you read an article or see a picture or read a post of a friend what you're doing is letting Facebook know what you will like so Facebook keeps a record of every single thing you do when you are on their platform. So there. They're getting this they're using is artificial intelligence to the find out that you know David Wheaton you know likes Christian radio. He likes he likes Labrador retriever. As we have two labs it in the other and places I've gone if if I'm posting those things online and you know how many children I have and where I want to school and deal in then if I like certain articles that have a certain worldview to them.

Then they start. Get up, get an understanding of what I believe that once they know all that, then they know so much about me and that that's how they develop they vacant. They get all this information so if you post content on on gardening or click like on an article on gardening on Facebook Facebook now knows you like gardening and then when a gardening company comes along and and wants to advertise on Facebook to people who like gardening well Facebook knows exactly the people who like gardening. So you're gonna find an ad in your Facebook feed for something to do with gardening.

It's it's actually the perfect way to advertise instead of a shotgun approach to advertising, reshoot many little babies out and try to hit as many people as you can. This is a much more efficient way to advertise to you taking a single bullet in your targeting at a person that you already know likes gardening so they're much more likely to buy your product, you have to spend as much money advertising you can be specific and targeted much more in this is exactly what this docudrama the social dilemma said. Listen to this next soundbite about advertising on Facebook is the gradual slight imperceptible change in your own behavior and that is the only possible product is nothing else on the tables, possibly the product. That's the only thing there is for them to make money from changing what you do, how you think you are.

This is what every business has always had a guarantee that if said places and add it will be successful. That's their business.

They sell certain team in order to be successful in that business you have to have great predictions.

Great predictions begin with one in parenting. You need a lot when people call the surveillance capitalism.

Capitalism profiting off of the infinite tracking of everywhere goes by large technology companies whose business model is to make sure that advertisers are as successful as possible. This is a new kind of marketplace. Now it's a marketplace that never existed before and it's a marketplace that trades exclusively in human futures. Just like their market trading Valley. We now have markets that trade and human futures. That's exactly right they know exactly so much about you that they can advertise directly to you and that can turn incredible profit for advertisers. More coming up David Wheaton here, host of the Christian worldview for over 15 years. Our mission has been to sharpen the biblical worldview. Christians claim the good news of Jesus Christ pursue that mission on-air through radio programs in person. Hosting events and online through A/V imprint resources.

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Again, these are all former executives of these big tech companies talking about it and how to begin a soundbite that the man said the product is getting you to slightly change your behavior just to nudge you enough to do something.

That's what there thereafter and said then that that woman came on a she's a famous Shoshana zoo boss. She's a professor at Harvard and she saying how this advertising when it's when is applied to advertising when they they know a thing about you and so they can advertise specifically to you how powerful that is that. That's like the holy grail of advertising instead of having to send a mailer in 10,000 mailboxes and 9000 people aren't interested in.

All you have to mail those 9000 just a waste of money. What these big tech companies can do especially like Facebook since they know all this information about you is that they can tell an advertiser. Oh, you're selling a gardening product that we arty know which of our users of our with our whatever. 2 billion users. We arty know which ones like gardening and which ones live in certain states in which ones you can tailor your advertising will put right to their newsfeed and no one else was incredibly efficient advertising.

So here's the rest of that soundbite by the Harvard professor Shoshana zoo buff. This is a new kind of marketplace. Now it's a marketplace that never existed before and it's a marketplace that trades exclusively in human futures. Just like their market trading Valley futures oil futures. We now have markets that trade in human futures at scale and those markets have produced the trillions of dollars that has made the Internet companies the richest companies in the history of humanity.

That's a very big statement. The richest companies in the history of humanity. None.

Not only do they control the information they have all the information, but they have so much of the money and when he put information and money is power you put those together.

I mean, these are like almost like governmental organizations that don't have militaries but they're controlling the information and that is incredibly powerful and so through advertising is how they make their money.

I told you Facebook as a Google does it in a similar way you know when they advertisers pay Google to appear higher up on a search result. So when you search for, let's say again using the example of gardening.

When you search for, you know, a seed spreader on Google company sums seed spreader company was paid Google to have their ad appear higher they know for through human behavior through artificial intelligence algorithms that people will not search down six pages on Google. You can only see what's in front of you and they know most people will not go down six pages to find the one that they may want the company that paid to have their ad appear on the first page of Google is likely to get the business of Google can charge a lot of money for that kind of advertising for people who do quote Google searches. You Google it right is become a verb.

It's a name of a company does become a verb for a search engine so Google knows all your search and browsing history and they can respond also to the searches you do with information tailored to you so you think or how much of mind control of what I'm doing on the Internet while you you are able to to choose what you read and watch but just know that these companies, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and so forth. They are also feeding you constantly what they want you to read and watch what they know you will like to read and watch and they're nudging you ever so slightly, so that they can move society according to their vision, even to the point of who you're going to vote for Morgan to get into that today talking about how they influence elections so others, Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, they have this model that's that this does data capturing model on how to monetize it with advertising and so forth that every other tech company, a spot aspires to. So this is not going backwards. This is only going to become more and more efficient as artificial intelligence with their algorithms learns how to better use the information to better monetize it to better influence people and just to become bigger and bigger and bigger and so that's the next soundbite is that everything you do online is evaluated.

Everything you do, don't think you can go online and go to website or do anything online without accepting the record by a person is being recorded by machines with artificial intelligence that then know how to use this data to to market back to you and to influence you to feed you things that's gonna keep you connected. Here's the next soundbite from the social dilemma when I want people to know is that everything they're doing online is being watched is being tracked is being measured every single action you take is carefully monitored and recorded exactly what images you stop and look at for how long you look at how you seriously for how long you look at. They know when people are lonely they know and trust. They know when people are looking at photos of your ex romantic partners.

They know what you're doing late at night. They know entire thing they have more information about us that has ever been imagined. It is unprecedented and so were pouring out all the time is being fed into the systems have almost no human supervision and are making better and better and better and better predictions about what were going to do and and who we are okay so these are all again these are just you, rank-and-file employees at these companies want one of the first one I spoke there was Jeff Siebert, a former executive at a twitter they they've been in the leadership of these companies and they know exactly their experience firsthand what was taking place. So again that the five points they they bring out in the social dilemma that its exploitation of its users for financial gain through surveillance capitalism and data mining regarding arty talked about that you know how they know everything about you and so therefore they can market to, you know.

Frankly, this in and of itself isn't wrong and unless they're spying on you, which I'm sure takes place, and your gear unless your consent isn't granted in all to go to website. You can't track me information but I don't think you can turn that off, there's nothing necessarily wrong about Facebook capturing your recording what you like and what you post your failure on their site and I guess that is a perfect way to advertising advertisements is also good for the consumer to what's what's what's to say that as well because you can you can buy just about everything. Anything based on you know what you're looking for and they they may market products you that you actually really want or need, but just know I got soundbite said that everything you do online is being evaluated and then trying to be monetized. The second thing the. The documentary brings out is how the design of big tech Internet is meant to nurture in addiction. This isn't unintentional bye-bye the way they try to connect you to the platforms, Facebook, twitter these kind of platforms they they know human physiology and psychology and so they they try to connect you to the platforms you become addicted to it and you see this all the time people are addicted to their phones, the Internet, and so forth. In. Here's how one big tech in executive from. He's a former president of Pinterest chemist Tim Kendall. Here's how she talked about that the addictiveness of these platforms and the way they notify you and that the content they feed you that the it it not only in in traps or addicts.

Does the users of it. But even the guys who are designing it and running it.

Listen to how he talks about his own life line a few years ago I was the president Pinterest I was coming home and I couldn't get off my phone to young kids who needed my love and attention was in the pantry typing away on an email or sometimes looking at Pinterest. This is classic irony. I am going to work during the day building something, then I am falling prey to include in some house moments I couldn't help myself.

It's interesting that knowing what was going on behind the curtain still was unable to control my usage.

So that's a little scary. That's a former president of Pinterest, saying that he literally couldn't control the addictive nature of how these platforms operate in. This is been widely discussed in you see people on there were to sevens locked on their cell phones. Now there's a reason for that. The desire to know information by us is it is a big driving desire anytime you get notify notification comes in your phone or computer.

What you do not look at it. They know this and the more they can notify you and send you emails and in that the more they can they can keep your interest and keep you connected. You think of all the addictions in the world. Whether it's addictions to sex and pornography or to getting rich shouldn't and making money or to alcohol and drugs or the desire, the addiction to to be at the center of attention or for exercise or something. They talk about in this this film. There's literally a physiological or psychological dopamine.

It's like this chemical in your body that gets hit like a drug when you're when you get triggered of something of interest that they feed you, so they keep feeding content you're interested in, and they know from your browsing history, what you're interested in the longer they can keep you engaged in a line, the more they learn about you and the more you get addicted. We have much more coming up on big tech Internet and the dystopian ministry of information graph of this. Who is George Soros and what does he believe, are you religious believe in God, no Soros told independent newspaper in Great Britain. It is a sort of dizziness when you consider yourself some kind of God, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out. Soros Spence's billions to transform America into godless socialism be informed about him in the organization.

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The ministry of information is what communist countries typically have is the ministry of propaganda is what is there so powerfully. The biggest voice and the influence how how people think and that's exactly what these big tech Internet companies are doing as well.

They have all the information on people they can feed people the information or the products they want them to see that they know will be interested to to make money to become more powerful. That way, but they can also use the information I have on people to influence people or to shut people down or to to really control people's lives and so we talked about this social dilemma docudrama and that they brought up five points in this particular film. The first is the exploitation of users for financial gain through their marketing. This is perfect marketing.

They know who's going to want a certain product talked about that we talked about how the design of these platforms is meant to nurture and addictions, not just this is not just a oh what we didn't mean to do that know that they actually designed it so that they can keep you connected for longer. They want to keep keep you on their platform for as long as possible for two reasons. Number one, they can during that time they can learn more about you therefore advertise better to you and they can find out more about you so they can influence you, so if you say you're someone who believes there is election fraud in this past election number and again that the second know you you you've noticed on on Facebook that whenever someone does anyone post an article about all there is fraud in George or Pennsylvania or Michigan and so forth. Facebook will put Leica correction a little note below it. See this article here for your true the truth on the election process, or so forth. They, in other words, they they they they have a counter, a counterweight immediately to anything they don't believe is true for not believe a lecturer a lot there was any election fraud and so therefore they counter it right away.

Talk about power. So anyone who reads your page were you think there's election fraud immediately after see what Facebook's perspective on skis me on election fraud is so that's how they doing so, now that's the next point is how do these big tech companies are involved in in politics will in there, there's usually involved in politics. Everyone has a worldview in life and so do these big tech companies and so what they did during this particular election and before this is nothing new.

Overseeing this all over the news. Now that these companies, Facebook, Google, and so forth. They throttle down concerted conservative news and opinions or they put warnings or they cut your counter. These kinds of things if they if you put out information that quote they don't like right and so and then they keep feeding their content was aligns with their worldview and so anyone who is really not solid in what they they believe in no easily gets swayed by this view. Keep on getting you keep on telling a lie or a certain thing over and over again. People start to believe that it's actually the case so I can imagine. Every time some summer post something on Facebook regarding the election. Facebook puts a warning about election truth out there in the same thing with Twitter. Twitter was doing the same with Pres. Trump's tweets you tweet something and they'd say this is not been substantiated in you know by in" independent fact checkers you who's an independent fact checker as if there's people out there who are who have no worldview are completely independent doesn't even exist so you can you can see now that like for instance even in headlines you you in headlines. You see, like for instance the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I saw a recent headline that said in video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. That's a headline the Minneapolis Star Tribune is online as well.

In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated full voter fraud claims the what the StarTribune is telling you that there is no such thing as voter fraud. In this particular election okay in the byline for the story is increasingly detached. This is the description of what the stories about increasingly detached from reality. Okay, there is a editorial station right there. Pres. Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46 minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden on spooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really want okay you see how that's done there. Another words in one sense, you have mainstream media. And this is on the Internet.

Of course this Minneapolis Star Tribune. They now joined and of course with the another not just print newspapers anymore saying that Pres. Trump is recycling and upset that I was unsubstantiated claim of voter fraud.

There is no such thing, one misstatement after another baseless climbing look at this is that Robert Wright was saying about whether we can. The program here that there's all this editorial. There's no there's no even attempt in in in big tech media now to be just try to be nonpartisan in the way you just deliver the news. Let the people instead of having the headline in video, Trump makes of voter fraud claims okay.that would be the accurate way of hurting end and then use the reader can decide whether those are true or not know now the go to a different level. Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims was according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Now if you go to another website online was say the F talked the epic times, or the Federalist more conservative every single headline on that page is about your vast folder. Voter fraud is found hundreds of affidavits of why witness testimony of voter election fraud, you know, Dominion voting machines are able to be reprogrammed and so you think when a second here in one sense big tech Internet saying there is nothing to see here. There's no voter fraud with some of these other smaller media outlets are saying look at all the stories of voter fraud in the selection so you thinking will will who's who's tell the truth here and this is exactly the point for how they can control and information what people think they know that they have a big voice and so they can counter everything that goes against what they believe or goes against their worldview they can sway the election and when you do a search in Google Google Google controls which of the top results you get. They know that most people will not search past that first or second page, and so they when you search for something on present dropper conservatism. They don't necessarily need to have in their artificial intelligence. Those that type of information come up on the first page there and complete control of that and that's exactly relevant for what took place in this last election. Now look not envisioned investigative journalist and so forth. I don't know the extent but I see both sides see the mainstream media and these big tech companies saying there's nothing to see here in this election. And then you read more conservative Allah saying there's all kinds of things you see here this is like a constitutional crisis where we may have someone elected who really wasn't the that though the will of the people. So what you do that's how much power big tech Internet has this dystopian ministry of information, but we're going to have a whole another part two on this because were getting to next week. How the implications of big tech Internet is going to be used in the end times can be a perfect tool for the antichrist of present-day and also for how Christians to navigate this world are all engaged in the Internet. So what you do. It's hard to disconnect his everything is on the Internet nowadays. So how do you navigate it.

We'll talk about that next week on the Christian worldview radio program know you live in a changing and challenging world of big tech Internet. But there is one thing we can always trust and encounter Jesus Christ and his word are the same yesterday today and forever. We hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and sought to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian worldview dawdle. Call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the over comer foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to a Christian worldview dawdle will call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 is set Box 01, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian worldview.

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