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Censorship, lies and suppression of freedom of speech by America



Biased Algorithms and o­nline Censorship: Protect the Independent Media

By The Global Research Team
Global Research, July 07, 2018

Url of this article:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/biased-algorithms-and-online-censorship-protect-the-independent-media/5646599


Dear Readers,

For much of this year, independent media including Global Research has felt the sting of increased o­nline censorship, in the form of a crackdown o­n news that challenges official government narratives.

With mounting time and resources being dedicated to finding our way through the maze of biased algorithms and online censorship, were asking for your help in meeting our monthly costs.

Our last drive for donations was sent out via e-mail o­n June 28th to just under 50,000 people.

It was also visible o­n the Global Research site to our 1 million monthly visitors.

Despite this o­nly a few donations were made.


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Newsletter 35: Holland Releases Dubious Report o­n Eve of Russia World Cup

 

Dear Readers,

For this issue of my newsletter I want to share something I wrote in July, 2014, shortly after

a Malaysian airliner en route from Amsterdam to Malaysia was shot down over Ukraine. The

piece is especially timely in light of the May 27 release of an investigative report in Holland

alleging to have ��definite�� proof that the MH-17 airliner was shot down by a Russian BUK

missile. That May, 2018 report presents no definitive new forensic evidence. Rather it relies

on assertions and speculations by sources, including the UK-based Bellingcat, an intelligence

operation receiving funds from among others, the NATO-linked Atlantic Council, where he is

listed as ��Nonresident Senior Fellow.��

In 2014 Bellingcat first engaged in assertions of Russian shooting of the MH-17 that were

fraudulent and today would accurately be called fake news. Bellingcat��s Eliot Higgins posted

a photo o­n July 14, 2014 under the headline, "Found: The Buk Missile Launcher That

Downed Flight MH17." Higgins wrote that the photo had been taken in the town of Snizhne.

It was actually proven to have been taken in the town of Torez and under weather

conditions significantly different to those o­n the day of the MH-17 crash. Higgins claimed it

was unimportant when the photograph was taken or where

Further, in the initial attempt to blame Moscow, o­n July 19 2014, Kiev��s Security Service

(SBU) published photos o­nline that it claimed showed ��Russia�� secretly withdrawing a BUK-M

surface-to-air missile system from the Ukraine civil war zone. At the time SBU Chief Vitaly

Naida declared to press ��The SBU is getti��g ��lear e��ide����e of Russia����itize��s�� involvement

in the terrorist attack (on the Malaysian Airlines Boeing)��. However, bloggers immediately

spotted the photos were of a Kiev air-defense system no. 312, previously pictured in March

that year. With this background in mind, the latest attempt to reuse the badly discredited

Bellingcat blog as investigative source for the latest attempt to again cast blame o­n Moscow,

is highly revealing. With this in mind, I thought it worthwhile to reprint for you my initial

investigation of the MH-17 affair written in July, 2014.

 

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Censorship? One important note to all of you readers to underscore how the internet is being increasingly censored and critical websites or authors such as yours truly are coming under increasing attack. In March this year, 2018 I self-published via a subsidiary of Amazon, my newest book, Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance. For the first two

months, sales were building strongly. Then in early May just two hours after a major

interview o­n the book o­n a very popular critical media in the US, I received an email,

unsigned, from the Amazon publishing company announcing that my book had been delisted.

Reason given was a vague claim the book contained information available for free o­n the

internet and that their customers do not like to pay when they can get it free. They gave no

prior notice or chance for me to defend against their charges. I replied, ��Please explain what

you refer to.�� Reply was the same vague nonsense, again unsigned. I wrote again asking how we could clear this as soon as possible. Finally, after the book had been delisted for a week, they wrote ��congratulations,�� that I could reproof and upload it again. Since then sales have dropped dramatically despite favorable reviews. It is impossible to prove that Amazons company censored my book just when a burst of sales would be expected, but the case shows how vulnerable free speech has become and how real internet censorship is becoming. I mention this incident to underscore how important it is to support independent critical voices especially now, and to ask you to consider buying the book if you have not done so, or making a support donation o­n my website, www.williamengdahl.com. I want to continue providing my work free of charge and not behind a paywall. To do that I need your support.

Thank you,

William Engdahl
21-06-18

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Noam Chomsky:

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the US Media

http://russia-insider.com/en/26-years-us-led-wars-ussr-ended-we-could-have-had-peace/ri21721
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Censorship, lies and suppression of freedom of speech by America

Publications o­n this topic:

1.Chossudovsky Michel (2017) Who is Behind Fake News? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images: https://globalresearch.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2cc48fb30f331d97157a65aa2&id=0f3da60d37&e=7634b2334b

2.Andre Damon and David North (2017) Googles New Search Protocol Is Restricting Access to 13 Leading Socialist, Progressive and Anti-War Web Sites:

wsws.org fell by 67 percent
alternet.org fell by 63 percent
globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent
consortiumnews.com fell by 47 percent
socialistworker.org fell by 47 percent
mediamatters.org fell by 42 percent
commondreams.org fell by 37 percent
internationalviewpoint.org fell by 36 percent
democracynow.org fell by 36 percent
wikileaks.org fell by 30 percent
truth-out.org fell by 25 percent
counterpunch.org fell by 21 percent
theintercept.com fell by 19 percent

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/08/googles-new-search-protocol-is-restricting-access-to-13-leading-socialist-progressive-and-anti-war-web-sites/

+ http://peacefromharmony.org fell by about 50 percent

3.Regis Tremblay. MeWe Better Than Facebook. Against American Censorship:

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=784

4. Niles Niemuth. Googles Eric Schmidt admits political censorship:

                  http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=786

5. Jan Oberg. What makes Googles Eric Schmidt so afraid? And what should he be afraid of?

http://blog.transnational.org/2017/11/what-makes-googles-eric-schmidt-so-afraid-and-what-should-he-be-afraid-of/

6. Michel Chossudovsky. The US-NATO led war destroys humanity: the criminal nature of US foreign policy:
http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=789
7. Regis Tremblay. The Powerful American Myths And Why Americans Cannot See Through Them: http://registremblay.com/powerful-american-myths-americans-cannot-see/

8. David Stockman.

-26 Years of US-Led Wars Since the USSR Ended - We Could Have Had Peace

" ... during the past 26 years Imperial Washington has lost all memory that peace was ever possible at the end of the cold war. Today it is as feckless, misguided and bloodthirsty as were Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg, Vienna and London in August 1914."

-Degenerate Grandpa John McCain Can't Stop Fantasizing About Russian Hackers

-The Dreadful Kagan Clan -- Hillarys Warmongers In Waiting

http://russia-insider.com/en/26-years-us-led-wars-ussr-ended-we-could-have-had-peace/ri21721

http://russia-insider.com/en/david_stockman

9.

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Your favorite websites CENSORED

Friends,

 

When will the European Union start to think for itself?  Lesson #1:  The US/Great Britain/Israel/Saudi Arabia is not your friend. 

 

We already have a problem with Google starting to reduce the visibility of progressive/Leftist websites -- where some of the real news is actually reported as opposed to the highly controlled mainstream media here in the US and Europe which practices "perception  management" to make sure the public doesn't interrupt the military/industrial/covert operations/research gravy train -- profits and budgets sky high by convincing the public that we have "enemies" (ha ha).

 

That's why you haven't heard much about the F-35 or the Pentagon's Life Extinction Program (nuclear "modernization" scheme for billions and billions of dollars over many years). 

 

-- R. Kotila

   Earth Federation activist

07-06-18 


From: contact@openmedia.org
To: earthstarradio@aol.com
Sent: 6/6/2018 3:34:07 PM Pacific Standard Time
Subject: Your favorite websites CENSORED

OpenMedia is launching a global day of action o­n June 12 to stop the link tax and save the free and open Internet.

Dr. Roger,

URGENT: The European Union is just weeks from passing a law that would destroy the best things about the Internet as we know it.

As a result of lobbying by big corporate publishers, the European Commission is proposing to force websites to pay a tax to link to news content and use censorship machines to block uploaded content.1,2

The link tax would affect not just Europe, but every website based in or used in Europe -- which means potentially every website in the world. Websites like Reddit could be shut down virtually overnight.

OpenMedia is launching a global day of action o­n June 12 to stop the link tax and save the free and open Internet. Will you chip in to Save the Link?

The European Commission would require websites to utilize automated content-filtering technology that costs millions of dollars and thousands of manpower hours, likely decimating small o­nline businesses and startups.

The proposal also makes it impossible to opt out of charging for content, meaning that sites cant share their information for free even if they want to.3

This law is an attack o­n the free press and the open Internet. Even the author of the law admitted it is "maybe not the best idea."4 But the European Commission is bowing to pressure from corporate publishing companies that are simply trying to protect their bottom lines and outdated business models.

Remember: If this law passes, its not just Europe that will be affected. Just as the recent EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) caused privacy terms to be updated for users around the world, the websites we use every day in America, Canada, Japan, and beyond will be irreparably harmed by this ludicrous law.

The link tax is a fatal threat to the free and open Internet worldwide, and we wont stand for it. OpenMedia is driving calls to MEPs across Europe and lobbying the EU Parliament directly to vote down the link tax.

Will you chip in to Save the Link and stop the European Commissions terrible link tax?

SAVE THE LINK

Thank you for standing with us,

Dave, and the whole team at OpenMedia

Footnotes:
[1] To Axel Voss, the European Commissions plan for a link tax is not extreme enough: Julia Reda
[2] Mandatory upload filters in the EU?: Janos Pasztor
[3] Head of copyright committee wants to deny EU creators the right to share: Creative Commons
[4] To Axel Voss, the European Commissions plan for a link tax is not extreme enough: Julia Reda

07-06-18

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