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The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

    The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

After the failure of Newsguard — the news rating system backed by a cadre of prominent neoconservative personalities — to gain traction among American tech and social media companies, another organization has quietly stepped in to direct the news algorithms of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Though different from Newsguard, this group,…

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Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

    Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt

Early Thursday morning, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Daniel Everette Hale — a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force and National Security Agency (NSA) and later a defense contractor working for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) — for providing a reporter with classified government information. The reporter in question, although…

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Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

    Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

This is the concluding part of our series exploring billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s broad sweep of influence over global media and surveillance enterprises. Part 1 examined Omidyar’s use of investment to build a vast and tangled web of influence in NGOs and media outlets around the world; Part 2 illuminated his involvement with regime-change…

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Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

    Pierre Omidyar’s Funding of Pro-Regime-Change Networks and Partnerships with CIA Cutouts

As we have seen in part one of this investigation, billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has partnered closely with many of the U.S.-funded outfits that fulfill the role the CIA used to play during the Cold War in backing opposition media and civil society in countries targeted for regime change. However, Omidyar has also sought…

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How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

  How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets…

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The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

  The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

The Ecuadorian embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access in October of 2016, but the WikiLeaks Twitter account kept posting about leak drops uninterrupted. The embassy’s action made headlines all across mainstream media. It is common knowledge for anyone who was paying attention to WikiLeaks during that time. The Intercept‘s editors are unquestionably aware…

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