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 [...]

Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful [...]

Join Kevin Zeese Discussing Embassy Protection Collective This Saturday, NYC

By J.G. Sandom, Progressive Ad  Council -

The Progressive Ad Council's Summer MarCom Workshop 2019 is just a couple of days away, this Saturday, June 22, in Manhattan. The PAC Workshop is FREE so sign up today at the Events Page @ [...]

Police Fusion Center Tied To Fake Social Media Accounts

By Andrew Neef, Unicornriot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar [...]

How The U.S. Weaponizes “Internet Freedom”

By Julianne Tveten, Ahtribune.com -

Several weeks ago, Edward Snowden took to Twitter to weigh in on the recent coup attempt in Venezuela. “Big: Venezuela's opposition leader just launched a coup,” he wrote. “Reports coming in that [...]

Government Expands Social Media Surveillance With Little Evidence Of Effectiveness

By Staff, Brennancenter.org -

An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, [...]

Twitter Restricts Account Of Julian Assange’s Mother

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

The Twitter account of Christine Assange, the mother of the arbitrarily detained founder of WikiLeaks, has been restricted, she told Consortium News on Tuesday. “My Twitter account has been [...]

Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela suspected of “influencing domestic audiences.” Nearly 2,000 pro-Venezuelan Twitter accounts have been removed for “engaging in a [...]