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James Bovard: “How Facebook Censored Me”

Submitted by James Bovard via USAToday.com, Facebook said my post's image of a violent FBI raid 'incorrectly triggered our automation tools'… But it wasn't the first time an iconic image vanished… Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that “we will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation.” But Facebook […]

Blaming Russia For The Internet ‘Sewer’

Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a 'sewer'… With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars to combat Russian “propaganda and disinformation,” it’s perhaps not […]

Former FEC Chair Demands Internet “Disinformation” Crackdown In Major Threat To Free Speech

Authored by Jonathan Turley via JonathanTurley.org, In one of the most reckless and chilling attacks on free speech, the former chair of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Berkeley lecturer Ann Ravel is pushing for a federal crackdown on “disinformation” on the Internet – a term that she conspicuously fails to concretely define.  Ravel is […]

New York Times Reveals That “Russia Ads” Were Mostly Made By Americans

The more details that emerge about Russia’s “sophisticated” efforts to sway the November election in favor of President Donald Trump, the more ridiculous Sen. Mark Warner’s aggressive rhetoric sounds. But instead of fading away, upcoming testimony from Facebook, Twitter and maybe Google will likely keep the story on life support for the foreseeable future, especially […]

Angry Trump Asks “Why Isn’t Senate Looking Into Fake News Networks In OUR Country”

Another day, another angry tweetstorm from the President blasting “fake news networks.”  Apparently responding to increasing calls from Democrats to ban RT for having the audacity to write stories critical of Hillary Clinton and then promote those stories over twitter, Trump asked, as have we on several occasions, why similar inquiries haven’t been made into […]

Congress Relying On Debunked “Guilt By Association” Online Tool To Track “Russian Influence”

As we previously warned, the latest McCarthyite scam called "Hamilton 68" is increasingly serving as a go-to source for major media outlets and more disturbingly, now even members of Congress. This week Republican Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma) added another layer to the seemingly endless 'Russiagate' conspiracies – he claimed Wednesday during a hearing on threats faced […]

Chris Hedges On The Silencing Of Dissent

Authored by Chris Hedges via TruthDig.com, The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign […]

Former Congressman Warns That Foreign Countries Could Bribe The Feds To “Regulate Drudge”

Authored by Alex Thomas via The Daily Sheeple, A former Republican Congressman from Colorado has warned that a foreign country could bribe or “incentivize” the FCC to regulate and “rein in” popular conservative news outlets, including The Drudge Report. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, in an opinion piece for The Hill, started out his shocking warning by downplaying the so-called […]

The Creepiest EU Initiative Yet: Registering Dissent As “Russian Propaganda” Under Soros’ Direction

Via GEFIRA, Russia is the favourite scapegoat for the Western establishment when it comes to its own failures. Ever since Brexit and Trump’s victory, the Western elite has regularly tried to link citizen discontent to “Russian disinformation“, “hackers” or “trolls“, instead of looking at its own policies. While in the US this took the form […]

Silicon Valley Censorship

Authored by Samuel Westrop via The Gatestone Institute, If it is ever "toxic" to deem ISIS a terrorist organization, then — regardless of whether that is the result of human bias or an under-developed algorithm — the potential for abuse, and for widespread censorship, will always exist. The problem lies with the very concept of […]