Monday, February 04, 2019

YouTube Now "Protects" Users by Hiding ‘Conspiracy Theories’

The 5th Estate was recently targeted for exposing fraud "NSA whistleblower" and censored - Google kills Google+ in order to eradicate what they consider conservative commentary    

By Robert Bridge
01/30/2019

Flat earth, 9/11 ‘inside job’, and the Kennedy assassination ‘cover-up’. These are just some of the ‘conspiracy theories’ that YouTube will baby proof going forward, hiding such content from users as if they were not cognitively thinking adults capable of making rational decisions.


You Tube, Google, Twitter propaganda arms of the CIA/FBI
This month, disgraced Buzzfeed performed yet another astonishing feat of shoddy, agenda-driven journalism by reporting that it took just nine mouse clicks on YouTube to go from a PBS report on the 116th Congress to a video entitled ‘A Day in the Life of an Arizona Rancher,’ produced by a Washington immigration reform group known as The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The video that so enraged Buzzfeed details the story of Richard Humphries, an Arizona resident and former narcotics officer.


Humphries, increasingly concerned with the number of illegals traversing his 75-acre ranch, built a watchtower on his sprawling property to help him and federal border agents track illegal aliens. Considering the ‘extremist nature’ of the content, is it any surprise that the CIS was branded in 2016 a ‘hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group itself that has been portrayed as touting a leftist agenda, yet is quietly partnering with YouTube to flag ‘hate’ content?

The Buzzfeed article took exception with many other ‘right-wing’ videos that had the audacity to rear their racist heads in YouTube’s auto-select function. One of those channels is called PragerU, which hosts popular liberal bugbears, including Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, James Damore and Charlie Kirk. The channel, which filed a lawsuit to stop Google and YouTube from illegally censoring its educational videos and discriminating against its right to freedom of speech, operates on the principle of providing “knowledge and clarity on life's biggest and most interesting topics… ranging from history and economics to science and happiness.”




Sounds pretty radical, yes? Well, only if you happen to be situated on the left of the political spectrum, as the overwhelming bulk of the IT undoubtedly is. Then yes, all that free right-wing speech may seem radical and worth tweaking the almighty algorithm to ensure they never see the light of day. Never mind that the original YouTube algorithm was built on a market-driven principle where the most popular videos shot to the top in the feeds, a phenomenon that presented a direct threat to the mainstream media message. Given the Left’s hot embrace of Cultural Marxist principles, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Silicon Valley shuns the free market when it works against its own interests.

Now YouTube, obeying the Buzzfeed dog whistle, has pledged to turn the screws even more on ‘conspiratorial’ (i.e. right-wing) creators by “taking a closer look” at how the “Up Next” videos that autoplay after each video ends can lead viewers astray into the dense field of conspiracy-theory, pockmarked as it is with rabbit holes of various sizes and shapes.




Google announced it will begin “reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”

Although Google said the changes will not affect “whether a video is available on YouTube,” judging by the personal experience of several popular YouTube commentators, for example, Mark Dice, the new algorithm is so effective that even when the exact title of one of his ‘controversial’ videos is entered into the channel’s search field it will not yield the correct result.

The New York Times reported on this latest crackdown against social media creators by saying YouTube and other communication platforms have faced rising criticism for “failing to police the content” that creators share.




That is an extremely disconcerting comment when it is considered that we are not talking about hate speech, but rather ideas that have not been awarded the stamp of approval by both the government and the mainstream media. Yet it is the media – the hallowed Fourth Estate – that was originally designed to keep government in check on behalf of the people. The mainstream media, due to its incestuous relationship with Corporate America has failed dramatically on that score. Now we find the two agencies closely aligned in not only promulgating a particular narrative on every major story that surfaces, but cracking down on those alternative voices that would dare suggest a different version of events.

The number of YouTube commentators that have been purged from the video platform is simply staggering, and reveals the true nature of ‘American democracy,’ which is more concerned with fortifying the status quo than bothering itself with truth and justice.




Tragically, the American Founding Fathers, when they were setting down the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which has been in force since December 15, 1791, could not have foreseen the development of two major obstacles that would greatly offset their freedom-loving legislation.

The first is the advancement of powerful private corporations, which fly under the radar of the First Amendment. This would have tremendous implications on free speech since corporations, which have largely cornered the market on all communications, are free to establish their own rules with regards to what they want their customers to see and hear. They are powerful enough to tell their customers ‘if you don’t like our policies, you don’t have to use our services,’ while knowing full well that there are not many alternative options. And since the major IT companies all tend to hold neo-Liberal political views, it is their vision of the world that is being pushed to the forefront.

Meanwhile, and this leads us to the second obstacle to free speech, an increasing number of voices from the political right are being smeared and silenced on the pretext of promoting ‘conspiracy theories.’ It should be kept in mind that no police detective worth his or her salt would stop following a particular lead in a case for fear of being branded a ‘conspiracy theorist.’ Indeed, the world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes would not have been able to solve a single crime had he been accused of being a ‘conspiracy theorist’ by his colleagues, many of whom could not follow his subtle train of thought.




In closing, allow me to just reproduce, for those who have forgotten its essence, the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

When will corporations be forced to live up to the law of the land, especially considering they have in many cases become an actual arm of the government?



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Friday, February 01, 2019

Dengue Fever Mewabah: Pencegahan Dengan Jaga Kebersihan Dan Tanam Serai

Sejumlah daerah ditetapkan sebagai wilayah kejadian luar biasa dengue fever atau demam berdarah dengue setelah 115 orang meninggal dunia  

01/29/2019

Sejak awal Januari 2019, Kementerian Kesehatan menerima laporan sebanyak 12.240 orang terjangkit DBD di sejumlah daerah, meningkat bila dibandingkan tahun-tahun sebelumnya, menurut Kepala Biro Humas Kementerian Kesehatan, Widyawati Rokom.


Ahli kesehatan masyarakat dari Universitas Padjajaran Bandung, Ridad Agoes memandang kasus demam berdarah ini belum akan mereda.

"Karena memang di seluruh Asia Tenggara ini Indonesia masih merupakan daerah yang hyper endemic," ujar Ridad. 

"Selama ini pemerintah selalu berupaya agar kasus mereda tapi tampaknya belum adanya solusi yang baik untuk mengatasi permasalahan," ujarnya.

Di ibu kota Jakarta yang merupakan daerah endemis DBD, angka kasus terus mengalami pelonjakan dalam beberapa pekan terakhir.

"Mulai bergerak naik mulai Akhir Desember. Beberapa rumah sakit mulai melaporkan dan Januari trennya semakin meningkat," ujar Kepala Dinas Kesehatan DKI Jakarta, Widyastuti. 

Dari 613 kasus di ibu kota, paling banyak terjadi di Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Barat dan Jakarta Timur. 




Dengan kondisi sekarang, Widyastuti memprediksi pada Februari dan Maret 2019, seluruh wilayah DKI Jakarta akan berpotensi masuk dalam kategori waspada Kejadian Luar Biasa (KLB) Demam Berdarah Dengue (DBD).

Kejadian Luar Biasa

Kepala Biro Humas Kementerian Kesehatan, Widyawati Rokom menjelaskan kasus DBD tersebar di seluruh provinsi di Indonesia. 

Ratusan kabupaten dan kota di 34 provinsi melapor mendeteksi kasus DBD. 

Beberapa wilayah sudah ditetapkan sebagai kejadian luar biasa (KLB) DBD termasuk Sulawesi Utara, juga Kabupaten Manggarai Barat dan Kota Kupang di Nusa Tenggara Timur. 


Kementerian Kesehatan menerima laporan sebanyak 12.240 orang terjangkit DBD di sejumlah daerah, 115 orang di antaranya dilaporkan meninggal dunia

"Sebelumnya, Kabupaten Kapuas di Kalimantan Tengah juga ditetapkan sebagai KLB DBD, namun karena sudah bisa diatasi tanggal 2 Januari lalu pemerintah daerah mencabut KLB itu," ujar Widyawati.

Ponorogo menjadi daerah terbaru yang ditetapkan menjadi KLB DBD dan disampaikan langsung oleh Bupati Ponorogo, Ipong Muchlissoni, Senin (28/01), setelah tiga orang warganya meninggal karena penyakit ini.

"Penyebaran DBD dalam taraf mengkhawatirkan karena jumlahnya terus naik, maka rapat memutuskan agar ditetapkan kejadian luar biasa biar bisa melakukan tindakan," ujar Ipong seperti dikutip dari detik.com.




Tindakan yang ditempuh, lanjut Ipong, adalah dengan menambah alat foggingyang dimiliki pemerintah daerah, dari yang sebelumnya hanya lima menjadi 12 alat fogging. 

Selain itu, pemerintah juga mengimbau puskesmas dan RSUD Ponorogo untuk menerima pasien DBD tanpa menarik biaya apapun alias gratis. 

Apa Penyebabnya? 

Keberadaan kasus DBD identik dengan musim hujan karena pada saat musim tersebut menimbulkan banyak genangan air. Namun demikian, masyarakat dihimbau untuk mewaspadai DBD tidak hanya di musim hujan, tapi juga musim kemarau terutama di tempat-tempat genangan air atau barang bekas.

Kepala Dinas Kesehatan DKI Jakarta, Widyastuti menyebut udara lembab akibat musim hujan panjang membuat nyamuk aedes aegypti pembawa virus denguepenyebab penyakit DBD mudah berkembang biak, sementara genangan air dapat menjadi sarang nyamuk aedes aegypti.

Virus kemudian menyebar melalui gigitan nyamuk di tubuh manusia. 


Kementerian Kesehatan menerima laporan sebanyak 12.240 orang terjangkit DBD di sejumlah daerah, 115 orang di antaranya dilaporkan meninggal dunia

Widyastuti menjelaskan gejala yang dialami pasien DBD antara lain suhu tubuh yang tinggi secara mendadak selama tujuh hari.

Tiga Kali Kena DBD

Theo Brahmana, warga Jakarta Selatan yang baru saja dirawat di rumah sakit selama enam hari mengatakan dia telah tiga kali terkena demam berdarah.

"Badan lemas banget, tulang semua linu, lalu kepala pusing, badan meriang dan kalau makan selalu muntah," ujar Theo. 
Hasil tes darahnya menunjukkan trombosit atau keping sel darah -salah satu komponen darah yang mempunyai fungsi utama dalam pembekuan darah- mengalami penurunan, dari level normal 150.000, menjadi 136.000. 

Hal yang sama terulang ketika dia cek darah untuk kedua kalinya, trombositnya turun menjadi 126.000. 

"Setelah cek darah kedua kalinya trombosit benar turun, ternyata sudah positif DBD," kata dia. 

Jaga Kebersihan, Tanam Serai

Ahli ilmu kesehatan masyarakat yang juga Guru Besar Parasitologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Padjajaran Bandung, Ridad Agoes memandang, solusi paling efektif untuk mengatasi wabah DBD adalah dengan vaksin.

Namun sayangnya, hasil uji coba vaksin ini belum 100% memuaskan karena ketika dilakukan percobaan di beberapa kota di seluruh Indonesia, coveragenya dibawah 60%.

"Sedangkan untuk melindungi masyarakat dengan imunisasi ini, harus di angka 80%-90%," kata dia. 

Tahun lalu, Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia (IDAI) menginstruksikan para dokter anak dan masyarakat untuk tidak melakukan pemberian vaksin dengvaxia kepada anak-anak. 


Pemerintah Kota Kupang menyatakan Kejadian Luar Biasa (KLB) DBD di Kota Kupang menyusul sampai dengan Kamis (24/1) jumlah penderita DBD di kota itu mencapai 127 kasus

Hal ini menyusul hasil penelitian terbaru dari Sanofi Pasteur, perusahaan asal Prancis yang memproduksi vaksin tersebut, yang menyebut vaksin itu justru berbahaya bagi mereka yang belum pernah terjangkit virus dengue.

Dengan belum efektifnya vaksin, upaya pencegahan diimbau dengan partisipasi masyarakat dengan menjaga kebersihan tempat tinggalnya.

Widyawati dari Dinas Kesehatan DKI menjelaskan hal ini perlu dilakukan untuk mengendalikan vektor penyebar virus dengue. Upaya yang dilakukan adalah dengan program pemberantasan sarang nyamuk melalui 3M. 

"Menutup tempat penampungan air, menguras tempat penampungan air minimal seminggu sekali, dan mendaur ulang atau memusnahkan barang-barang bekas yang berpotensi menjadi tempat penampungan air," jelas Widi.


Setelah penelitian puluhan tahun, vaksin dengue Dengvaxia akhirnya mulai beredar mulai tahun lalu

Bila fogging atau pengasapan dilakukan untuk memberantas nyamuk dewasa, untuk memberantas jentik-jentik nyamuk warga dianjurkan untuk melakukan larvasidasi, atau pemberantasan jentik dengan menaburkan bubuk larvasida di tempat penampungan air. 

"Sehingga telur yang sempat menetas di situ tidak berkembang menjadi nyamuk dewasa," ujar Widi. 

Warga juga diimbau melakukan penanaman tanaman yang tidak disukai nyamuk, seperti zodia dan serai 

"Tanaman itu mengeluarkan aroma yang tidak disukai nyamuk," cetus Widi.

Selain kedua tanaman di atas, lavender, bawang putih dan geranium juga merupakan tanaman pengusir nyamuk yang bisa ditanam di rumah.

Untuk warga yang memiliki kolam, Widi mengimbau agar kolam itu diisi dengan ikan yang akan memakan jentik-jentik nyamuk.

"Nggak perlu ikan yang mahal, seperti ikan cupang," kata dia. 

Kepala Biro Humas Kementerian Kesehatan, Widyawati Rokom menambahkan masing-masing wilayah juga memiliki kader juru pemantau jentik (jumantik) yang tersebar di tiap rukun warga. 

Tugasnya adalah mengedukasi, memotivasi, mengajarkan dan memantau gerakan pemberantasan sarang nyamuk ini, tambahnya.



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Indonesia Dengue Death Toll Jumps To 133 In January

Early detection of symptoms, treatment key to survival: delaying blood test is NOT AN OPTION    

XINHUA
01/31/2019

JAKARTA -

Dengue fever have killed a total of 133 people across Indonesia since the beginning of January, forcing the authorities to step up alert against the Dengue virus, the health ministry said Thursday.


Aedes aegypti mosquito
The ministry has recorded a total of 13,683 cases of the dengue-linked disease across the vast archipelago country, said Siti Nadia Tarmizi, director for vector-borne and zoonotic disease of the ministry.

An emergency status has been declared following the spike of the numbers of casualty and case, Nadia said. "We have declared an emergency status because of the significant hikes."



Eight regions had declared a dengue emergency: North Minahasa, Minahasa and Tomohon regencies, as well as Manado and Kotamobagu cities in North Sulawesi; Kupang city and West Manggarai regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT); and Kapuas regency in Central Kalimantan.

East Java province, followed by East Nusa Tenggara province and North Sulawesi province, is the worst hit by the virus and had the highest number of reported dengue cases with 2,657 cases, followed by West Java with 2,008 and NTT with 1,169 cases.

Seasonal dengue transmission typically spikes during the monsoon season, when the dengue-bearing Aedes aegypti mosquito is most active.




The death toll in January of this year is three folds from that in the same period of last year, during which the ministry reported 43 deaths out of 6,800 cases, according to the ministry.

Controlling the number of the adult and larval population of the mosquito was essential for reducing transmission of the dengue viruses, she said.



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