The censorship trend
Here are 8 current articles from reclaimthenet.org.
ONE: “Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government is investing in new tools for security agencies to fight extremism and online ‘misinformation’.”
TWO: “Poland’s Andrzej Duda this week met with YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki in Belweder and talked about reducing ‘misinformation,’ on the YouTube platform – particularly when it comes to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
THREE: “…several studies refute the ‘video game’ narrative. In 2019, a study by Oxford University concluded that ‘violent video game engagement is not associated with adolescents’ aggressive behavior,’ and it was also noted that countries where more time is spent on video games than the US, such as Japan, don’t have increased violence.”
“However, the notion that games can be blamed for violence has increased calls for online censorship.”
FOUR: “The Turkish government introduced a new law in parliament that will give the government more control over the internet. The law was drafted by President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).”
“The law, which is expected to pass, will punish ‘spreading misinformation on purpose.’ It prohibits publicly spreading ‘false information regarding internal and external security, public order and the general health of the country, in a way that is suitable for disturbing the public peace, simply for the purpose of creating anxiety, fear or panic among the people’.”
“The punishment for intentionally spreading ‘false information’ will be one to three years in prison. If the court finds that a person spread false information as part of an organization that is illegal, the sentence will be doubled.”
“Journalists might also be arrested under the new law for hiding sources who gave them ‘false information’.”
FIVE: “During a World Economic Forum ‘Freedom of the Press Panel’ on Thursday, journalists and rights group heads complained about the way social media has allowed anyone to speak without ‘journalistic accountability’ and called for social media companies to be held accountable when their algorithms promote ‘rumors,’ ‘falsehoods,’ ‘hate speech,’ and ‘divisiveness’.”
SIX: “…more censorship on Facebook and Instagram, affecting posts by Media Research Center (MRC) 27 times within one month earlier in 2022. Both [Facebook and Instagram] have labeled this content as ‘missing context,’ which could therefore be ‘misleading’.”
“The majority of MRC posts claim that the US no longer has energy independence thanks to the fact it is increasingly relying on imported oil, and mention Biden as the one to blame.”
SEVEN: “Sweden’s Psychological Defence Agency was launched in January. Its efforts include training thousands of public officials on how to respond to false information and working with social media companies to reduce its spread. When it launched, the head of the agency, Henrik Landerholm, insisted that it’s ‘not the Ministry of Truth or a State Information Board like we had during the Cold War’.”
EIGHT: “At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting for 2022, an event where powerful CEOs and world leaders meet to ‘find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges,’ YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki committed to persistent censorship of ‘misinformation’ and praised YouTube’s existing censorship efforts.”
These 8 pieces are a drop in the censorship bucket.
COVID lunacy alerted the world population to official disinformation in a way that no other issue has. All sorts of walls came down. This has spurred officialdom to accelerate its efforts to eradicate opinion and information it opposes and fears and hates.
They want to put the walls back up.
That is harder and more transparently criminal than building them in the first place.
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