The “fight for democracy” grows ever-more tyrannical, says Caitlin Johnstone. Now we learn that the U.S. intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the “cognitive infrastructure” of the population.
Chris Hedges: American Commissars
Social media platforms are aggressively censoring challenges to the dominant narrative on Ukraine, the ruling Democratic Party, the wars in the Middle East and the corporate state.
Google Employees Call on Company to Cut Ties to Israeli Military
A group of Jewish and “allied” employees of the tech giant have published an open letter calling for the end of contracts with the IDF; to not censor public debate on Israel and Palestine; to recognize the pain of Palestinians…
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Enforcing Orthodoxy
To censor is an act of deprivation, a taking away. To enforce an intolerant orthodoxy is an act of imposition. The two cannot be understood separately from one another.
There Were No Calls for Censorship Against Democrats for Their False Claims About the 2016 Election
Democrats have pressured social media to take down posts that question the 2020 election, but no such pressure was exerted on Democrats who questioned the 2016 election, writes Joe Lauria.
The ‘Morality’ of AI Weaponry
Michael Brenner mulls the military admonitions of Silicon Valley’s leading lights.
Biden Quietly Adds Goldman Sachs, Big Tech Officials to Transition
Alumni of Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs, tech giants Google and Facebook and notorious consulting firm McKinsey, are on the agency review teams.
FBI Launches Open Attack on ‘Foreign’ Alternative Media Outlets Challenging US Foreign Policy
Under FBI orders, Facebook and Google removed or restricted ads for an alternative site that publishes U.S. and European writers critical of U.S. foreign policy, Gareth Porter reports.
For Tech Giants, a Cautionary Tale From 19th Century Railroads on the Limits of Competition
The tech monopoly giants have a lot to learn from the railroad monopolies of the 19th Century during the First Gilded Age, writes Richard White.
The Mindless Harm of Economic Sanctions
American politicians love to hurl economic sanctions at disfavored governments, but the current labyrinth of sanctions is so complicated that it has unintended consequences, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.