According to Internal predictor series of books, there are 3 recognized powers which not surprisingly correspond to 3 governmental branches. Executive, Judicial and Legislative. This setup is not limited to US of A, but is present pretty much in the rest of the world countries. Coincidence? Nope.
The series of books goes further and identifies 2 additional powers which sit above those three.
Second from the top is widely recognized these days - Ideological power. We know what this one does, don`t we?
The top layer is occupied by Conceptual power.
The authors place beginnings of this 5 step pyramid waaay back to the ancient Egypt. The pharaoh being the mouth piece and face - ideological power, whereas the conceptual power - real power - was held by the 11+11 priests.
What does conceptual power do? Simple. It creates processes by which the goal/s will be achieved. Long term goals, short term goals and anything in between.
People in general do not think in long term. Actually 99% of people never think beyond 2 weeks. All they remember is within a timeframe of 2 weeks. Nothing beyond, nothing ahead. Some of us, the older generation who came from behind the iron curtain is familiar with 5 year planning. Plans were laid, and usually never met at the end of the 5 year period :) Nowadays you can see plans (processes) laid for 10 years. Agenda 2020, 2030, anyone can guess whats next?
Now imagine the are groups of individuals who plan in 100 year cycles, or even a thousand year. It does not mean that they are immortal, since the processes set in motion can be taken over by next of kin, until the goal is accomplished.
Goals. Here it becomes very interesting. The more conceptual power equals to stronger process (harder to break from.harder to modify to your advantage). It also means that stonger process will always be hierarchically above the conceptually weaker process. The other way around, the weaker process will be dependent on the stronger one.
Most basic goal: divide and conquer. Translated. Those in power stay in power and the rest is enslaved to serve them. What is the best form of slavery? When a slave does not realize he or she is a slave. Christianity, Islam, New Deal. you name it are tools developed in order to achieve specific goals.
Imagine a goal set 3500 years ago. Since some processes were set in motion long before we were born and will be going on long after we are gone, we are automatically part of them. Think of individual or even national programming, biases etc.
There are certain groups of individuals aware of such set up (or should I say set down) and they add in their own processes as part of their own goals. Based on the above they are already dependent on stronger processes in motion.
Why do I say all of this?
Social media platform is part of the ideological power, which is heavily dependent on conceptual power. It supports the goals set long time ago. That`s why the MSM would be blocking certain content without obvious reason. Some of it is their own doing on top of the already gegeral population crushing goals, some of it is simply following the piper. Automation, machine learning make it even easier job.
Either way, this thing has always been here. The only difference is, that now those who pay attention are aware of it.
Example: Nobody holding power cares who is the current president of Russia, if the goal - getting all of the riches of Russia including free labor - is achieved. Except Putin is well aware of this pyramid and is conceptual master himself, so he literally put a wrench in the scheme for his country. He cannot completelly break free, that would require multiple lifetimes of effort at minimum level of his current performance to make it happen. How many times you have succession like that? In Russian history only once. Lenin and Stalin. Lenin raised the country from medieval times and his successor Stalin got them into the Space. Now? I am very doubtful.
Anyway, if there is interest, I can translate few of those books into English. They are Russian in origin, although I have seen them translated to Czech and Slovak also.