A Common Platform: Reimagining Data And Platforms

By Thomas Hanna, Mathew Lawrence and Nils Peters, The Next System. -

On October 20, 2020, the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust action against Google, the first step in what might be one of the biggest anti-monopoly cases of this century. With Google [...]

Facebook Purges Left-Wing Pages And Individuals

By Andre Damon, WSWS. -

On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive pages and accounts, including leading members of the Socialist Equality Party. Facebook gave no explanation why the [...]

Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

NSA whistleblower and internet freedom advocate Edward Snowden has cautioned the public against celebrating President Trump’s recent social media ban. “I know a lot of folks in the comments [who] [...]

Socialise Big Tech

By Thomas Hanna and Michael Brennan, Tribune Magazine. -

On Wednesday 9 December, the Federal Trade Commission and forty-eight states and territories sued Facebook for its illegal social networking monopoly after an extensive investigation. The [...]

Canadian Military Wants To Use Propaganda, Other Techniques Domestically

By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen. -

The Canadian Forces wants to establish a new organization that will use propaganda and other techniques to try to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of Canadians, according to [...]

On Contact: The Disintegrating Media Landscape

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to journalist and author Matt Taibbi about the rapidly disintegrating media landscape and the consequences of that disintegration. Taibbi has been [...]

Biden And Liberal Censorship

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

We can thank liberals for turning social media platforms into the biggest champions of censorship in the country. Frustrated in the wake of the 2016 election debacle, they rushed to cover up for [...]

Court Refuses To Block Information On Who Police Targeted In Social Media

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal. -

Massachusetts’s highest court will not block the disclosure of police reports that could show the Boston police department has targeted Black and Latinx men for surveillance on social [...]

Chop Chop: The Liberatory Militancy Of Guillotine Memes

By Tim Bruno, Roarmag.org -

They dropped suddenly. Anarchists tattooed guillotines down their arms. Outside the office of Virginia Governor and sometimes blackface performer Ralph Northam, protesters chanted lyrics by [...]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets [...]

After US Killing Of Iran’s Soleimani, Narrative Control On Social Media Is Getting Worse

By Eva Bartlett, Rt.com -

Twitter has been on a narrative-control rampage, removing or censoring legitimate accounts that are critical of US-led wars, propaganda and lies. Facebook and Instagram have increased their Big [...]

Facebook’s Soleimani Ban Flies In Face Of First Amendment

By Ari Paul, Fair.org -

Iranian journalists have reported the censorship of their Instagram accounts. Posts about Soleimani have disappeared from Instagram, which is currently the only operational international social [...]

Under US Pressure, Social Media Companies Censor Critical Content And Suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, And Syrian Accounts

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The Donald Trump administration is ramping up its information war against Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. And it has enlisted social media platforms as weapons in its assault on these top [...]

Social Media And Social Control: How Silicon Valley Serves The US State Department

By Morgan Artyukhina, Mintpressnews.com -

Facebook isn’t the only Silicon Valley firm with partisan oversight of what we see: the bipartisan billionaire class and their security state have partnered with tech firms since the dawn of the [...]

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

By Aaron Kesel, Activist Post. -

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by [...]