Feigning moral outrage, the Times’ Thomas Friedman comes to the defense of the Saudi killer regime By Barry Grey

18 October 2018 — WSWS

Leave it to Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ chief foreign affairs commentator, to outdo his colleagues at the nation’s foremost sounding board for CIA propaganda when it comes to hypocrisy and deceit. This he has achieved in an op-ed piece on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi published in Wednesday’s print edition under the headline “America’s Dilemma in Saudi Arabia.”

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The “new cold war,” censorship, and the future of the Internet By Andre Damon

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.”

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Facebook Deleted 58 More Independent Media Pages Last Night

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.

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‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown

12 October 2018 — RT

‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown

Cardboard cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seen at a protest in Washington DC © Reuters / Aaron P. Bernstein

Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship.

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Facebook attack on free expression!

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.

In Solidarity

Binu Mathew
Editor
Countercurrents.org