Meet the Censored: Andre Damon

25 November 2020 — TK News

Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm

Matt Taibbi

On November 15th, weeks after news that a New York Post article about Hunter Biden had been blocked by prominent social media platforms, Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters ripped Twitter for a less-publicized incident:

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QAnon Legal Battle Against YouTube Could Transform Free Speech Online

11 November 2020 — Mint Press

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The Purge

A lawsuit brought against YouTube and parent company Google by 15 QAnon social media stars could end up in the Supreme Court and transform the meaning of online free speech in America.

by Raul Diego

The welding of American politics with social media may be the defining moment of a sea change that is taking place at the very top echelons of power in the United States and the world. In the run-up to the 2020 U.S. elections, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all revealed their inescapable ties to the establishment when they launched an information warfare campaign against their own users and content creators in a bid to shape perceptions and control national discourse on the government’s behalf. Continue reading

Obama-Era Officials Call for More Government Control of Your Facebook Feed

26 October 2020 — Mint Press

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Facebook content is already partially curated by government-linked think tanks, but for Samantha Power and others, that is simply not enough.

By Alan Macleod

Writing in the Washington Post, senior Obama-era official Samantha Power has called on social media giant Facebook to do more to crush what she calls conspiracy theories and disinformation circulating on its platform. Continue reading

Social media’s erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future

26 October 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Facebook, Google and Twitter are not neutral platforms. They control the digital public square to aid the powerful – and can cancel any of us overnight

Middle East Eye – 26 October 2020

There is a growing unease that the decisions taken by social media corporations can have a harmful impact on our lives. These platforms, despite enjoying an effective monopoly over the virtual public square, have long avoided serious scrutiny or accountability.

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Report: Facebook “Complicit” in Role as “World’s Engine for Anti-Muslim Violence”

25 October 2020 — Mint Press

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A new study conducted across nine countries revealed that Facebook played a leading role in facilitating anti-Muslim violence by providing a platform for Islamophobic groups to organize and refusing to stop them when their activities were brought to its attention.

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With the Hunter Biden Exposé, Suppression is a Bigger Scandal Than The Actual Story

24 October 2020 — Reporting by Matt Tiabbi

Unprecedented efforts to squelch information about a New York Post story may prove to be more dangerous corruption than whatever Hunter Biden did with a crooked Ukrainian energy company

Matt Taibbi

 The incredible decision by Twitter and Facebook to block access to a New York Post story about a cache of emails reportedly belonging to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter, with Twitter going so far as to lock the 200 year-old newspaper out of its own account for over a week, continues to be a major underreported scandal. Continue reading

Nations Should Begin Removing Facebook, Twitter, and Google from Their Information Space

24 September 2020 — Land Destroyer 

Legal options are a start. The ultimate goal should be replacing Facebook, Twitter, and Google with local alternatives like Russia, China, and many other nations are already doing.

(Tony Cartalucci – LD) – The Thai government has begun legal proceedings against US-based social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Google. This comes at a time when nations around the globe have begun pushing back against the abusive American tech firms and their role in advancing US foreign policy and in particular, illegal US interventions including war.
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Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page

26 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

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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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