Facebook and Google outline unprecedented mass censorship at US Senate hearing By Andre Damon

18 January 2018– WSWS

Behind the backs of the US and world populations, social media companies have built up a massive censorship apparatus staffed by an army of “content reviewers” capable of seamlessly monitoring, tracking, and blocking millions of pieces of content.

The character of this apparatus was detailed in testimony Wednesday from representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s YouTube before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, chaired by South Dakota Republican John Thune.

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Google hiring 10,000 reviewers to censor YouTube content By Zaida Green

8 December 2017 — WSWS

Google is escalating its campaign of internet censorship, announcing that it will expand its workforce of human censors to over 10,000, the internet giant announced on December 4. The censors’ primary focus will be videos and other content on YouTube, its video-sharing platform, but will work across Google to censor content and train its automated systems, which remove videos at a rate four times faster than its human employees.

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UK Has No Case For War On Syria

29 August 2013 — Moon of Alabama

[I was in the middle of putting together a piece on the UK’s obscene lust for war when MofA put this up. Thanks MofA. WB]

The British government is trying to construct a case to allow itself to attack Syria. To this purpose the British Joint Intelligence Organisations issued a two page paper on Syria: Reported Chemical Weapon Use (pdf). The paper cites the amount of propaganda Youtube videos of a certain incident as supporting “evidence”: Continue reading

Video: Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed

9 July 2013 — Youtube

Nobel Peace Prize laurete, Mairead Maguire tells her account of her visit to Syria. While Maguire was in Syria she discovered that the people the U.S. are funding are violent groups and do not want peace in Syria. Her her view is that Syria is being used as a proxy war by the U.S., Great Britain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. 

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Video: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out

28 June 2013 — Youtube

Glenn Greenwald speaks via Skype to the Socialism 2013 conference in Chicago regarding Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance program. Introductions by Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater and the filmmaker behind Dirty Wars, and Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism. #Socialism2013 #Snowden #NSA Continue reading

Video: Al-Qaeda is Led By CIA – Ex-Member Nabil Naim

26 June 2013 — Youtube

Former Al-Qaeda member Sheikh Naiim has released video testimony in which he asserts that the leader of Jabhat Al-Nusra, the primary fighting force in Syria attempting to topple President Bashar Al-Assad, is a CIA operative.

“I personally believe that the leader of the Nusra Army (Mohammed al-Jawlani), who declared his support for Ayman Al Zawahiri, is a CIA operative in the Al Nusra,” states Sheikh Naiim.

Naiim also identified Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as a US double agent. — Propaganda Matrix

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Former UN Israeli ambassador: “North Korea…should be wiped off the face of the map”

25 June 2013 — Youtube

The true face of Zionism is the face of imperialism and racism.

“North Korea…should be wiped off the face of the map…it would be an excellent message and very clear one to the rest of the world and especially to the Iranians…North Korea presents the world with an opportunity to send that message to Iran.”

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Former UN Israeli ambassador: "North Korea…should be wiped off the face of the map"

25 June 2013 — Youtube

The true face of Zionism is the face of imperialism and racism.

“North Korea…should be wiped off the face of the map…it would be an excellent message and very clear one to the rest of the world and especially to the Iranians…North Korea presents the world with an opportunity to send that message to Iran.”

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Video: Dan Hind: Democratizing the public sphere should be of acute interest to progressive movements

30 May 2013 — Youtube

The Croatian government is running a trial of democratic control of the media this year, and that’s why I was in Zagreb, giving the interview. The interview was made during Dan Hind’s visit to Zagreb and participation in the Balkan Forum of the 6th Subversive Festival 4-18th May 2013 Continue reading