18 October 2018 — WSWS
17 October 2018 — WSWS
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a major editorial statement warning about the “breakup of the web” amid the rise of internet censorship and international geopolitical conflicts. “If things continue along this path,” the newspaper warns, “the next decade may see the internet relegated to little more than just another front on the new cold war.”
12 October 2018 — Peoples Trust Toronto
On October 11, 2018, Facebook, in collusion with Twitter, removed more alternative and independent media pages from their platforms. Quality outlets like The Free Thought Project and AntiMedia have now joined the list of over 150 pages that have been removed. This has been going on since early 2018.
I 12 October 2018
Just got this from CounterCurrents, the Indian-based progressive Blog (now you know why chucked out Facebook, Twitter etc years ago!
On Thursday, Facebook removed some of the most popular oppositional pages and accounts on the world’s largest social media network in a massive and unconstitutional assault on the freedom of expression. With no public notice or accounting, over 800 pages and accounts have been summarily removed from the Internet. The removed pages include Police the Police, with a following of over 1.9 million, Cop Block, with a following of 1.7 million, and Filming Cops, with a following of 1.5 million. Other pages targeted included the Anti-Media, with 2.1 million followers, Reverb Press, with 800,000 followers, Counter Current News, 500,000 followers, and the Resistance, 240,000 followers.