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The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Social Media


How State Power and Algorithms Can Threaten Humanity

Are you ready to dive into an important and current topic? The COVID-19 pandemic has been the perfect pretext for governments around the world to restrict fundamental rights without due process, creating an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty that threatens democracy. Furthermore, a new technological revolution is changing the way social media operates, creating a system of mass manipulation that promotes polarization and intolerance.

This article will explore the worrying intersection between state powers, mainstream media, and social media. An ingenious system that manipulates the masses, promotes blind and hateful polarization, and puts social cohesion and democracy at risk. You will discover how learning algorithms, "shadow banishment," fact-checkers, artificial intelligence, and even large pharmaceutical companies are involved in this sinister agenda. With concrete examples of how this artificial intelligence is already being used in a subtle and manipulative way, we will expose the grave risks that this represents for humanity, based on the knowledge of Computer Science.

In addition, we will address the rise of a revolutionary, intolerant, and identity-driven group supported by this system and the growing polarization promoted by political elites to advance their power projects, such as the controversial Woke agenda. We will discover how this system operates behind the scenes, as well as its alliance with social media to influence public debate and elections in democratic countries.

Cases of worldwide repercussions have evidenced the technical manipulation of social networks, including the infamous "Twitter Files" case. We will analyze in detail how platforms such as Twitter, and algorithms from Google and Facebook, were used to influence elections in the United States, Brazil, and other countries, favoring the progressive political spectrum to the detriment of the conservative spectrum, which was proven to be persecuted by this system. We will also investigate the actions of government institutions such as the FBI and CIA in the United States and the South American Supreme Courts, with a focus on the Brazilian Supreme Court. We will rely on the expertise of renowned jurists and experts in the field of Law, who will present perspectives based on concrete facts, countering the subjective statements of Brazilian Supreme Court ministers who, during the presidential elections, used their power to, at least, favor the socialist candidate over the conservative candidate.

Social media has transformed the way we communicate and interact with one another, yet the negative impacts they can have on society are a concerning reality. Respected scientific research has warned of the possibility that social media, in collusion with state powers, may pose a significant threat to social cohesion and the rule of law. Furthermore, examples of social engineering illustrate how they can be used to manipulate cultural narratives for the benefit of specific interests, sowing discord and hatred.

But this threat is not limited to a single political or ideological spectrum—it is supported by a hidden elite that acts discreetly behind the scenes, wielding economic and political power to undermine the individual freedoms of all those who think differently. As an interdisciplinary researcher, it is my mission to present realistic findings and solutions to combat this complex phenomenon, proposing public policies and strategies based on intellectual traditions and historical events that have brought down tyrannical systems throughout history. I believe that by confronting this threat, we can protect the freedom and democracy that are the pillars of a just and egalitarian society.

The fight for the rescue of Western liberties is an epic battle that demands courage, strategy, and a clear understanding of the current landscape. Protecting Greek philosophy, Roman law, and Judeo-Christian religion, pillars of our civilization, means defending the very essence of the republic and individual freedom. It is a fight that transcends time and space, requiring a long-term vision and the willingness to confront the most complex challenges.

In this context, this study assumes a pivotal role, offering realistic ideas and solutions for the development of groups that can act intelligently and responsibly. Through a critical and in-depth debate on the threats that loom over our liberties, it is possible to devise strategies that allow for the maintenance of social order and the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Let the warriors of freedom rise! Let the voices of those who do not bow down to the threats that haunt the world be heard! The battle for the defense of our liberties is a struggle that cannot be postponed. With the courage of the brave and the wisdom of the wise, we will combat this new tyranny and build a better future for generations to come.

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