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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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Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship

  Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship

After the October 11th, 2018 Facebook and Twitter purge of over 800 activist sites and pages — many of which were partner sites with MintPress — we believe our days as an independent journalism organization on authoritarian social media platforms are numbered. Since 2012, MintPress News has been at the forefront of exposing the dangers of…

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Brutally Honest: Facebook Removes Images Of Starving Children from Yemen

  Brutally Honest: Facebook Removes Images Of Starving Children from Yemen

For a few hours after The New York Times published an article about conflict and hunger in Yemen, Facebook temporarily removed posts from readers who had tried to share the report on the social platform. At issue was a photograph of a starving child. The article included several images of emaciated children. Some were crying. Some…

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Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media “Just the Beginning,” Says Top Neocon Insider

  Facebook Censorship of Alternative Media “Just the Beginning,” Says Top Neocon Insider

Grayzone Project — This October, Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of hundreds of users, including many alternative media outlets maintained by American users. Among those wiped out in the coordinated purge were popular sites that scrutinized police brutality and U.S. interventionism, like The Free Thought Project, Anti-Media, and Cop Block, along with the pages…

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