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Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube

    Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube

Without warning, tech giant Google “permanently removed” Iranian government-owned media channel Press TV UK’s YouTube channel Monday night amid increasing American hostility to Iran. “This attack on the freedom of speech of Press TV’s journalists seems to be part of an anti-Iran purge as the West sets its sights on regime change in Iran,” Press…

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BBC Director-General Calls for Media Critics to Be Purged From Social Media

    BBC Director-General Calls for Media Critics to Be Purged From Social Media

In the face of a mountain of condemnation over how it provided a key role in helping Boris Johnson win last week’s UK general elections, BBC Director-General Baron Hall of Birkenhead has called for the corporation’s critics to be purged from the internet. “The conspiracy theories that abound are frustrating…some of the abuse…is sickening. It…

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Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent

    Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent

It’s an open secret. The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, censoring and sometimes outright purging dissenting voices – all under the guise of fighting fake news and Russian propaganda.  Most recently, it was revealed…

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Facebook Bans Political Artist for Provocative MAGA-Hats-as-Klan-Hoods Sculpture

    Facebook Bans Political Artist for Provocative MAGA-Hats-as-Klan-Hoods Sculpture

Facebook has a longstanding tradition of stifling dissenting and alternative voices, including those of journalists. Now, artists’ careers are being hurt by the strongarm of the social media behemoth. Earlier this month, artist Kate Kretz — who employs a multitude of techniques, including silverpoint, wood burning, drawing, painting, embroidery and sculpture — had her account…

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With US on the Warpath, Iran’s Press TV the Latest Target for Google’s Political Censorship

  With US on the Warpath, Iran’s Press TV the Latest Target for Google’s Political Censorship

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Press TV — the Iranian government-funded TV news outlet — has been “shut down” on Google’s platforms, including YouTube and Gmail. The move coincides with similar action taken against HispanTV, an Iranian Spanish-language channel. With increasing repression of Iran’s official vehicles of communication to the world, the country’s voice is stifled…

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How a Small Team of Journalists Overcame Neocon-Cheered Facebook Censorship

  How a Small Team of Journalists Overcame Neocon-Cheered Facebook Censorship

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — Facebook seemed to have outdone itself again in its ongoing suppression of independent media when, earlier this month in coordination with CNN, it banned four pages belonging to a company that was not even accused of breaking any of the platform’s rules. The genesis of In The Now’s ban is striking…

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Newsguard Turns to EU to Push Controversial Ratings System on Tech Companies, Smears MintPress as “Secretly Supported” by Russia

  Newsguard Turns to EU to Push Controversial Ratings System on Tech Companies, Smears MintPress as “Secretly Supported” by Russia

BRUSSELS —  The neoconservative-backed news rating upstart “Newsguard” is now lobbying the European Union to “force the hand” of major U.S.-based tech companies — including Facebook, Google, and Twitter — to integrate its controversial ratings system into the world’s most popular social media platforms and search engines, according to a recent statement made by Newsguard…

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Independent Media Outlets Unite to Fight Back Against Corporate Censorship

  Independent Media Outlets Unite to Fight Back Against Corporate Censorship

Over the weekend, members and owners of multiple independent media outlets gathered in Houston, Texas to discuss the heavy hand of corporate and government censorship and how to stop it. The meeting was a success with the common theme of peaceful voices refusing to be silenced. For those who remember, on October 11, 2018, Facebook…

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The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

  The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, ’33 Myths of the System’, Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: Censorship is unnecessary in a system in which…

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With Deplatforming of Yiannopoulos, Patreon Joins Facebook and Twitter on the Slippery Slope of Censorship

  With Deplatforming of Yiannopoulos, Patreon Joins Facebook and Twitter on the Slippery Slope of Censorship

SAN FRANCISCO – The decision of crowdfunding platform Patreon to delete the page of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for an alleged past association with the group Proud Boys has been hailed by some for derailing the former Breitbart columnist’s planned “magnificent 2019 comeback.” However, the similarities between Patreon’s banning of Yiannopoulos and the deplatforming of…

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