Apr 22, 2019

Conservative alternatives to Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

We've been blogging a lot lately on the big tech companies and their censorship of conservative thought. If you watch CNN or MSNBC for your news, you might think these sorts of things are just a conspiracy.

Well, they most certainly aren't. In fact, Project Veritas recently did some reports exposing Twitter and Facebook's bias. Here are those videos:





In January a story broke about how Google manually manipulates search results in an effort of censorship.

Via The Daily Mail:
A document that appears to be a leaked internal Google discussion thread, reportedly indicates that the tech giant regularly manipulates certain controversial search results. 
An anonymous source inside the company disclosed the thread to Breitbart, which reported this week that Google has a 'blacklist' containing search terms that are deemed sensitive and thus should be manually filtered.  
Included on the list of 'controversial search queries' are several terms related to abortion, Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg and Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters.   
The thread, if authentic, would appear to go against Google CEO Sundar Pichai's sworn testimony in front of Congress last month that the company does not 'manually intervene' in its Google search results. 
Google also owns YouTube and there are plenty of stories where YouTube has banned, or demonetizes conservative channels.

Via USA Today:
...If something vaguely conservative and intellectually stimulating manages to get past Google’s content gatekeepers, they just remove it. YouTube, which is owned by Google, routinely demonetizes, restricts and censors conservative content. One target of YouTube was Dennis Prager’s PragerU, which had 40 of its videos restricted. Prager sued the social media video giant this year following these unfounded restrictions. YouTube has also been known for banning pro-life videos.
You get my point right?

Well there are alternatives that people can use. Alternatives that value free speech, privacy and don't manipulate and ban people for their beliefs! Here they are:

FACEBOOK and TWITTER Alternative:

Gab


GOOGLE Alternatives:

StartPage

Duck Duck Go

YOUTUBE Alternative:

BitChute



I'm sure there are others, but these are the ones people are most talking about. All claim to make privacy a priority, and value your rights.

Do you know of any others? Let us know in the comments!

Apr 15, 2019

How To Backup All Of Your Photos and Videos From Facebook

Last week we mentioned that we were abruptly suspended from Twitter. Just a few weeks before that we were temporarily suspended from Facebook as well. In fact, I spent roughly 60 days in the first quarter of 2019 banned from Facebook!

With all of this censorship I thought it would be a good idea to backup all of my photos and videos from Facebook in case I got permanently banned. Since I was doing it, I figured you might want to know how to do it too. It's pretty easy really.
  • Login to Facebook from your computer browser
  • Navigate to Settings from the drop down menu at the top of the page


  • In the left menu, click on Your Facebook Information then click on Download Your Information


  • Check all of the information you want to backup (I only left Photos and Videos checked) then click the Create File button


  • After a while you will be able to download a zip file will all of your information from the Available Files tab

That's it. Pretty easy right?

I highly recommend this if you are a conservative on Facebook, especially if you are active with your political posts. As it gets closer and closer to the 2020 Presidential election, things are only going to get worse! I'd hate for folks to lose years of family photos and videos due to Facebook bias.

Did this help you out? Let us know in the comments!

Incidentally, if you didn't know, we've moved to Gab! The social media platform that values freedom of speech! Follow us there!

Apr 8, 2019

We've been suspended from Twitter. We're moving to an alternative!

Well, we pissed off the liberal engineers at Twitter today. They unleashed a righteous ban hammer not just on my political website's (mainwashed.com) Twitter account, but on all of my accounts including the account for Bauer-Power as well!

This isn't that surprising, I mean Project Veritas exposed that Twitter engineers are actively censoring conservatives.

Check it out:



What is surprising is that they banned my conservative account, and every other account that I've ever logged in as. Including my son's Twitter account for his YouTube channel!

Well, we give up. You win Twitter! If you only want socialists and liberals on your site, they can have you. We found an alternative to Twitter (and Facebook for that matter) that values free speech! It's called Gab!

From their page:
A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.
If you are concerned about freedom of speech on Twitter and Facebook as well, you should definitely jump ship and give Gab a try! If you do, give us a follow at https://gab.com/bauer-power!

My new favorite mobile Twitter client

Ever since being in Facebook jail for 2/3rds of the first quarter this year, I've spent quite a bit of time on Twitter instead. Facebook is actually teaching me how NOT to use their service! ­čĄú

Ironic isn't it?

Well, since I'm spending so much time on Twitter, one thing I noticed with the stock Twitter app is that it drained my battery very quickly. Some folks say changing it to night mode helps, but it's still a battery hog.

Enter my new favorite client, Friendly for Twitter!

From Google Play:
Like our Friendly For Facebook app, it is built as an extension of the light Twitter mobile website. It preserves your battery, storage, data and use a smart notification system.

◆ DOWNLOADER ◆
Friendly T helps you to download Twitter videos, gif or pictures to your device.
◆ BATTERY SAVER ◆
Less services and background tasks. Option to disable all notifications. Design and animation optimized to use less power.
◆ SMART NOTIFICATION ◆
Notification system with option to enable/disable Direct Message and option to choose a check frequency.
◆ LITE ◆
Lightweight client with storage and cache optimized. Fast on all devices.
◆ MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS ◆
Add as many Twitter accounts as you want.
◆ CUSTOM ◆
Change theme color of Friendly T. Easy dark mode access.
◆ AD-FREE ◆
No banner. Block all Sponsored Tweets.
One thing to note too, with the stock app I was frequently getting logged out for some reason. That no longer happens with Friendly for Twitter. The biggest thing though is that it saves my battery life!

Do you use a third party Twitter app? Which one do you use? Let us know in the comments!

Apr 1, 2019

How To Fix SPF Fail: Too Many DNS Lookups

At my day job that shall remain nameless, we use a lot of hosted platforms that are set to send out emails on our behalf. The problem with that comes when creating a SPF record so all these services can essentially spoof your emails!

Why would this become a problem? Well, just to give you an example, let's say you are using Office365 for email, but you also use SalesForce and maybe some other platform. On top of that, maybe you have an internal SMTP server or servers for whatever reason. This ends up making a very long SPF DNS record!

Well, I found a really good article from the folks at Black Knight Solutions that shows you how to create large SPF records the right way:
Consider the following SPF record for 'sampledomain.com' - note that the entries are for example purposes only. 
sampledomain.com TXT
v=spf1 a mx a:mail.domain.com a:mail.domain.ie a:server5.somedomain.com a:server7.somedomain.com mx:server95.somedomain.com include:thatdomain.com ip4:192.168.0.1 ip4:192.168.0.2 ip4:192.168.03 ip4:192.168.0.4 ip4:192.168.0.04 -all

This record above is too long and needs to be shortened; you will have to split this up into two or more records and include them in the main SPF record.

Create the following SPF records on the domain name: 
spf1.sampledomain.com TXT
v=spf1 a mx a:mail.domain.com a:mail.domain.ie a:server5.somedomain.com -all 
spf2.sampledomain.com TXT
v=spf1 server7.somedomain.com mx:server95.somedomain.com include:thatdomain.com -all 
spf3.sampledomain.com TXT
v=spf1 ip4:192.168.0.1 ip4:192.168.0.2 ip4:192.168.03 ip4:192.168.0.4 ip4:192.168.0.04 -all 
Note: You can create more records as required.

Then amend the initial SPF as follows: 
sampledomain.com TXT
v=spf1 include:spf1.sampledomain.com include:spf2.sampledomain.com include:spf3.sampledomain.com -all"

Once DNS updates, all records would be read as one by recipient servers.
Essentially, you need to break up all your multiple entries into separate SPF records, then only reference those records in your top level record! Makes sense right?

After I did this, the error is was getting when running a SPF check tool (SPF Fail: Too Many DNS Lookups) went away!

Did this help you out? Let us know in the comments!

Mar 25, 2019

How To Tell If You're "Shadow Banned" on Twitter

Have you heard of the term shadow banning on Twitter? In short, it's when Twitter feels that you are violating some broadly interpreted term of service, so they limit the reach of your account... and they don't tell you about it! The funny thing about it though is that it seems to only happen to conservatives.

From The Independent:
The issue of online "shadow banning" has once again provoked a major debate about free speech and censorship, after US President Donald Trump accused Twitter of silencing Republicans. 
Shadow banning essentially means that a user of Twitter or any other online forum is not actually banned outright. Instead, all of their posts are made only visible to themselves. 
For example, if a Twitter user was shadow banned, they would still be able to see their tweets but no one else would. The idea is to limit the reach of a user without them being aware that they have been silenced – potentially preventing them from retaliating against the moderators responsible for the ban.
Well, Shadow Banning is a very real thing. In fact, a recent hidden camera video from Project Veritas shows how Twitter engineers use Shadow Banning to silence conservatives:




So why am I bringing this all up? Well, our Mainwashed political Twitter account recently got shadow banned and we didn't even realize it! How did we figure it out? I'm glad you asked!

We found an online Shadow Ban check tool! All you have to do is enter your Twitter handle, and click check!



I'm not sure who exactly we pissed off, but we're taking it as a compliment that we did! It means our message is getting out there!

Anyway, if you are a conservative person on Twitter and your reach has been significantly stifled, try this tool out. You might just find that you've been Shadow Banned!

Mar 18, 2019

The Rise of Kubernetes [Infographic]

At the company I work for during the day that shall remain nameless, we're starting to look at containerized application deployments instead of running applications on servers in an "old school way."

One thing we're starting to look at is Kubernetes. If you haven't heard of it before, here is a short description from their page:
Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. 
It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community.
From what we've seen, Kubernetes will drastically change the way my company hosts, runs and deploys our applications to clients. With that in mind, I found this really cool infographic about Kubernetes. Check it out!



[Via Mapr]



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