James Bridle | Videos: The New Dark Age

14 June 2019 — Verso Books

[Bridle’s book, ‘The New Dark Age‘, is a scary and absolutely essential book to read if you want to know where capitalism is taking us, unless we stop them. WB]

Despite the apparent accessibility of digital information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. In these videos, James Bridle explores colonial cabling, the distributing lack of neutrality in artificial intelligence, and conspiracy theories and the internet. Watch all the videos.

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Internet Free Speech All but Dead By Philip Giraldi

11 June 2019 — Global Research

Unelected, unnamed censors are operating across the Internet to suppress “unapproved” content.

The Internet was originally promoted as a completely free and uncensored mechanism for people everywhere to exchange views and communicate, but it has been observed by many users that that is not really true anymore. Both governments and the service providers have developed a taste for controlling the product, with President Barack Obama once considering a “kill switch“ that would turn off the Internet completely in the event of a “national emergency.”

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Revolt on the horizon? How young people really feel about digital technology

22 May 2019 — The Conversation

As digital technologies facilitate the growth of both new and incumbent organisations, we have started to see the darker sides of the digital economy unravel. In recent years, many unethical business practices have been exposed, including the capture and use of consumers’ data, anticompetitive activities and covert social experiments.

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French bloggers feel like in Orwellian novel as Brussels teaches them to promote ‘EU angles’

30 May 2019 — RT

French bloggers feel like in Orwellian novel as Brussels teaches them to promote ‘EU angles’

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French news and political bloggers were left unimpressed after the EU officials condemned “Russian disinformation” and encouraged online influencers to stick to a pro-EU narrative during a promo trip to the European Commission.

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France hosts “Christchurch call” summit to intensify internet censorship By Will Morrow

16 May 2019 — WSWS

The international “Christchurch call” summit held Wednesday in Paris, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, marked a further step in the drive by the world’s capitalist governments and the corporate technology giants to censor social media and muzzle rising social opposition in the working class and among young people.

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