New Normal Gleichschaltung, or: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020

29 August 2020 — Consent Factory, Inc.

By C.J. Hopkins

On March 21, 1933, the Nazi-controlled Reichstag passed a law making it a crime to speak out against the government. The “Regulations of the Reich President for Defense from Treacherous Attacks against the Government of the National Uprising” made even the slightest expression of dissent from Nazi ideology a criminal offense. This new law, among other totalitarian measures, was part of a process known as Gleichschaltung … the process of achieving rigid and total ideological coordination and uniformity in politics, culture, and private communication by forcibly repressing (or eliminating) independence and freedom of thought and expression.

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Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page

26 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man in mask places gloved hand on protective screen

A worker in Khan Younis during a lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip outside of quarantine centers, 25 August. Ashraf Amra APA images

Update

After The Electronic Intifada reported on the removal of the Gaza health ministry’s page, Facebook restored it.

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On Facebook Banning Pages Associated with Anarchism

21 August 2020 — crimethinc.

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And the Digital Censorship to Come

Facebook has taken down multiple Facebook pages they believe to be connected with crimethinc.com and itsgoingdown.org, among other anarchist and anti-fascist publishing projects,1 officially on the pretext that they “support violence.” This has nothing to do with stopping violence and everything to do with suppressing social movements and the publishers that cover them.

US govt-funded Coda Story smears American journalists who undermine new Cold War propaganda

18 August 2020 — Grayzone
Coda Story NED US government EU neocon

With backing from the US government’s regime-change arm, an Operation Mockingbird-style website called Coda Story is attacking American journalists who have punctured Washington’s sensationalist narratives against China.

By Ben Norton

A shadowy neoconservative website called Coda Story has launched a smear campaign against American journalists who challenge new cold war propaganda. But what this publication has not disclosed is that it is funded by the US government, backed by the European Union, linked to the NATO war alliance, and part of a larger network of regime-change outfits that are bankrolled by Western governments and corporate oligarchs.

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How We Could Wind Up Banned From Discussing An October Surprise On Social Media This Election

15 August 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

In what it calls an effort to make itself “a more reliable source for election-related news and information,” YouTube has announced  that it will be removing “content that contains hacked information, the disclosure of which may interfere with democratic processes, such as elections and censuses.”

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Discussion of Wikileaks or any “Hacked Information” Banned Under New YouTube Rules

15 August 2020 — Mint Press News

YouTube’s decision to ban discussion of hacked information on its platform is unlikely to improve election integrity in the US, it will, however, continue to tilt the balance in favor of established corporate-funded outlets like Fox News and CNN.

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VIDEO: Covid-19 and “The Spiderweb of Fear”. American Medical Doctors and Health Experts are being Silenced…

27 July 2020 — Global Research

America’s Frontline Doctors. SCOTUS Press Conference Transcript

Listen to the testimony of American medical doctors.

Thousands of American physicians have been silenced. 

“Americans are captured by Fear”.

We cannot live with a spiderweb of fear.

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New UK laws could criminalise journalism

30 May 2020 — Declassified UK

By Richard Norton-Taylor

The British government is pushing ahead with “espionage legislation” that could criminalise the release of public information and impose even stricter controls on the UK media as part of an “epidemic of secrecy”.

British journalists and their sources are facing an unprecedented assault on freedom of speech, including the prospect of criminal prosecution. Threats aimed at whistleblowers and journalists were evident before the coronavirus crisis struck, but went largely unnoticed.
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The Great American Firewall: On the Question of Censorship

16 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor

The Great American Firewall: On the Question of Censorship

It should not surprise anyone that China would take protective measures against the threat of U.S. imperialism in the realm of cyber technology.

“Censorship in the United States is rampant but the Great American Firewall is rarely discussed.”

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Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

29 June 2020 — Mint Press

MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as “fake” or “spam” and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally.

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Meet Wikipedia’s Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO

11 June 2020 — Grayzone
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Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

This is part 2 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 1 here: “Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing


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