A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 26, 2020
“Orwell called them thought police. Big Tech calls them fact checkers”

"Orwell called them thought police. Big Tech calls them fact checkers” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Thought police” were mentioned in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). The saying means that “fact checkers” at social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) have become the new thought police.

“Orwell called them Thought Police. Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook—ed.) calls them Fact Checkers” was posted on Twitter by Twitter by NW Rambler on September 7, 2020. “#ORWELL CALLED THEM ‘THOUGHT POLICE’. BIG TECH CALLS THEM ‘FACT CHECKERS’” was posted on Twitter by 饾摍aap 饾摀octer (Mol) on October 25, 2020. The saying probably originated on an image.

Wikipedia: Thought Police
In the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by the government. The Thinkpol use criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance via informers, telescreens, cameras, and microphones, to monitor the citizens of Oceania and arrest all those who have committed thoughtcrime in challenge to the status quo authority of the Party and the regime of Big Brother. Orwell’s concept of “policing thought” derived from the intellectual self-honesty shown by a person’s “power of facing unpleasant facts”; thus, criticising the dominant ideology of British society often placed Orwell in conflict with ideologues, people advocating “smelly little orthodoxies”.

NW Rambler
Orwell called them Thought Police.
Zuckerberg calls them Fact Checkers.
3:58 PM 路 Sep 7, 2020路Twitter for Android

Geoff Brown
George Orwell called them “Thought Police”. Facebook calls them “Fact Checkers”.
12:13 PM 路 Sep 15, 2020路Twitter for Android

September 20, 2020 路
Lessons for Democrats: #26
George Orwell called them the THOUGHT POLICE in 1984.  Facebooks Zuckerberg calls them “Fact Checkers”

Jacqueline Anne
George Orwell called them 鈥渢hought police鈥. Zuckerberg calls them 鈥渇act checkers鈥. #redpilled #Trump2020 #NavigatingDystopia #NavDys
10:31 PM 路 Sep 21, 2020路Twitter for iPhone

Orwell called them “Thought Police”.
Today, we call them “Independent Fact Checkers”.
3:13 PM 路 Oct 7, 2020路Twitter Web App

Cindy Santa Anna
Orwell called them thought police, facebook and twitter call them fact checkers
4:35 PM 路 Oct 23, 2020路Twitter Web App

饾摍aap 饾摀octer (Mol)
3:25 PM 路 Oct 25, 2020路Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
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