censorship

Which Is Worse, the Tech Giant Censors or the Stuff You Want Censored?

The communications system we live in is highly complex, mostly driven by greed and profit, in part semi-public, full of filth I know we’d be better off without, and increasingly openly censored and monitored by defenders of accepted good thinking.…

Organizers Cut Veteran’s Microphone for Speaking About Black History at Memorial Day Event

A 77-year-old veteran Army medic accused organizers of an American Legion Memorial Day event of censoring him on Wednesday, days after his microphone was cut as he attempted to share how the holiday was originally celebrated by Black people who…

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by Reporters without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, “the basic vaccine against misinformation”, is being blocked completely or in part in 73% of the 180 countries which the organization monitors. This year’s Index,…

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

by Gautam Navlakha An independent media and alert citizenry should not be suppressed, abused or slighted. The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin West in Delhi in March has emerged as the biggest viral spreader of Covid-19 and highlights the failure…

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

What is happening with capitalism today, globally, is extremely interesting: we believe that we are enjoy individual freedoms, precisely when we are been watched more than ever before. Dozens of sites highlight personal information. The digital world has become tailor…

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency…

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

By Gray Williams Online censorship is becoming an increasingly relevant topic as various actors vie for control over the free flow of information. The importance of free and independent news and information outlets cannot be understated at the present time, and the influence…

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Monday evening, the English language page of the television network Telesur, which is published by the Venezuelan government, was taken down by Facebook in a direct act of censorship of content critical of US government policy. After administrators received a notice…

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign…

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

By Andre Damon Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and other major news outlets to reinforce their monopoly over news coverage by blocking independent news organizations. The New…

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