Startup Venture Capital Ponzi Scheme

Startup Bubble Ready to Pop : Startup Boom a “Dangerous, High-Stakes Ponzi Scheme”

“Such is the world of user acquisition in tech today: as growth becomes increasingly expensive, somebody must be footing the bill for all of this wasteful spending. But who?”
“The first, as you might guess, are early stage funds’ limited partners, particularly the ​future​ limited partners that invest into the next fund. Their money, after all, is what pays the VC’s newly trumped up management fee: marking up Fund IV in order to raise money for more management fees out of Fund V, and so on, is so effective because fundraising can happen much faster than the long and difficult job of actually building a business and creating real enterprise value. It might take seven to ten years to build a company, but raising the next fund happens in two or three years.”
“The antidote is two-fold. First, we need to return to the roots of venture investing. The real expense in a startup shouldn’t be their bill from Big Tech but, rather, the cost of real innovation and R&D. The second is to break away from the multilevel marketing scheme that the VC-LP-user growth game has become.”

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Jamie Fly Neocon

Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media ‘Just the Beginning,’ Warns Top Neocon Insider

With the latest Facebook and Twitter purges, ordinary citizens like Shilling are being targeted in the open, and without apology. The mass deletions of alternative media accounts illustrate how national security hardliners from the German Marshall Fund and Atlantic Council (and whoever was behind PropOrNot) have instrumentalized the manufactured panic around Russian interference to generate public support for a wider campaign of media censorship.
In his conversation in Berlin with Sprague, Fly noted with apparent approval that, “Trump is now pointing to Chinese interference in the 2018 election.” As the mantra of foreign interference expands to a new adversarial power, the clampdown on voices of dissent in online media is almost certain to intensify.
As Fly promised, “This is just the beginning.”

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Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

The true legacy of Christopher Columbus: ‘Western Civilisation’. “His soldiers snatched babies from their mothers and dashed their heads against the rocks”
In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus
This piece of “journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed” from Facebook’s platform.

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Social Media

Boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Here’s Why

NATO — the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE — has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international ‘news’-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs. Facebook, Twitter, and Google, in recent days, delivered what might be the death-blows.
The way to boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google, is to NOT respond to their ads, but instead to blacklist their advertisers and all media that rely upon those giant social-media sites. There are competitors, and those need to be aggressively favored by anyone who doesn’t want to be mentally strangulated by these three giant corporations.
These media-giants want to strangle the public; so, the public needs to strangle them first.

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Facebook as propaganda tool

Facebook’s New Propaganda Partners

Media giant Facebook recently announced it would combat “fake news” by partnering with two propaganda organizations founded and funded by the US government: the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The social media platform was already working closely with the NATO-sponsored Atlantic Council think tank.
That a single corporation has such a monopoly over the flow of worldwide news is already problematic, but the increasing meshing of corporate and US government control over the means of communication is particularly worrying. All those who believe in free and open exchange of information should oppose Facebook becoming a tool of US foreign policy.

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You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads

Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or that users never provided at all—for targeted advertising.

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Good News Anyone? Facebook Shares Drop As Instagram Co-Founders Quit After Clashes With Zuckerberg

Facebook shares dropped almost 3% in premarket trading on Tuesday after the co-founders of Instagram, the company’s fast-growing photo-sharing app, decided to leave Facebook under mysterious circumstances amid alleged clashes with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, deepening an executive exodus that has intensified over the past six months as Facebook struggled with accusations of Russian interference and the rolling fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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