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Russia accuses Facebook, Google of interfering in its elections

By midian182 ยท 30 replies
Sep 9, 2019
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  1. bielius

    bielius TS Addict Posts: 217   +17

    It's Slav, not slave. Though I agree with most of what you said.
     
  2. Impudicus

    Impudicus TS Addict Posts: 160   +119

    Facebook and Google have their hands in everything...
     
  3. Markoni35

    Markoni35 TS Addict Posts: 325   +137

    Actually he is right. Google and Facebook are known for starting social arrests, affecting elections, denigrating politicians they don't like, etc. Basically, we can say that FB and Google are rigging elections in BOTH the United States and Russia. And other countries as well. Which is quite in line with the Israeli agenda. Why am I mentioning Israel? Well... just take a look who has founded and who owns most of the top 10 web sites by popularity. Yeah... people with twin citizenship. One of which is always Israel. It doesn't matter what's their other citizenship, because their loyalty belongs to only one small middle-eastern country.
     
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,069   +1,322

    Well, for one thing, the United States is NOT a democracy, but, a representative republic.
    Big difference. The reason there is the spat because of the United States having an electoral college, is because we are NOT a democracy. A democracy would mean whomever had the most votes, wins. We don't operate that way. If we did, only the large population centers would receive any attention from Washington DC. New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a few other large metro areas would win any national election for some person. With the electoral college, EACH STATE continues to have a voice. The United States is (suppose) to be a group of independent states, that the federal government looks over to ensure commerce between states, and to defend those states from an outside group or nation. (how far have we gotten from THAT concept!) Even the president's title says it all. President of the United STATES of America, not the president of the United People of America. The genius of the founding fathers, to make sure the voice of the people of tiny populated states, can carry the same weight as the larger states, cannot be overlooked.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,584   +5,140

    That is the problem, states don't carry the same weight.
     
  6. mbk34

    mbk34 TS Member Posts: 41

    To be honest that wasn't the bit that confuses me. The US system is just a different flavour of democracy (a representative democracy) and nearly all democracies are of this type.
     

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