Suppression of free speech on the internet is rapidly becoming a societal norm, at least across the Big Tech spectrum of social media and search engine platforms. And none other than Twitter is helping to lead the way in outlawing all independent journalism from ever reaching your eyes or ears online.
Under the guise of combatting “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” Twitter has taken to scrubbing all posts and deleting all accounts that disseminate information that’s in any way contrary to the government-approved propaganda being pushed by the tech overlords.
As we recently reported, Twitter’s senior editorial executive for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is actually an active officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit of the British military that’s dedicated to “online warfare and psychological operations.”
In other words, Twitter has hired on a skilled, deep state propaganda asset to its executive board, and his job is to help ensure that nothing gets posted on Twitter that isn’t officially approved for public consumption by the military-industrial complex.
It’s important to note that none of the major media outlets, including so-called “conservative” Fox News, have reported on this development over at Twitter. It’s almost as if it never actually happened – or at least this is what Twitter and the rest of the tech cabal wants it to seem like, anyway. But it’s just one piece of truth that you’re not being told by the mainstream media.
All of the other major tech platforms, including Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Amazon, are doing the same kinds of things without scrutiny, and the implications of this on free speech are nothing short of chilling.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reportedly paid Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, $600 million to develop software and media for the deep state agency, while Google has long partnered with the State Department to spread pro-imperialistic propaganda favoring war and regime change around the world.
Facebook has likewise partnered with the neo-conservative “The Atlantic Council,” which is primarily funded by Saudi Arabia, Israel, and a slew of weapons manufacturers, and whose agenda involves fighting foreign “fake news.”
“The Atlantic Council is a NATO offshoot and its board of directors reads like a rogue’s gallery of warmongers, including the notorious Henry Kissinger, Bush-era hawks like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, James Baker, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security and author of the PATRIOT Act, Michael Chertoff, a number of former Army Generals including David Petraeus and Wesley Clark and former heads of the CIA Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta and Michael Morell,” writes Mnar Muhawesh for Mint Press News.
Since upwards of 40 percent of Americans get their news from Facebook, as does a similar percentage of people from other countries, what the baby of Mark Zuckerberg is doing by partnering with The Atlantic Council is engaging in full-scale, global-level state censorship of information that’s more of a fit for communist China than it is this former “land of the free.”
We know, as one prominent example, that Facebook has partnered with the governments of both the United States and Israel to silence all Palestinian voices that aim to show “the reality of life under Israeli apartheid and occupation,” to quote Muhawesh.
Israel’s Justice Minister recently announced, proudly, that Facebook has thus far complied with about 95 percent of Israeli government requests to delete Palestinian pages. Similarly, Google has already deleted dozens of YouTube and blog accounts supposedly linked to the government of Iran.
“This alarming act of censorship is another indication of the complicity of major social media firms in Israel’s efforts to suppress news and information about its abuses of Palestinian rights,” wrote Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah in a recent article.
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You can also access videos and channels that have been banned from YouTube at AltCensored.com.
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