Content warning, canceling, de-platforming, denying access: The fate of Sy Hersh’s Democracy Now! interview on YouTube is the latest indication of how much rougher press suppression is in this new media era.
Who Determines What’s ‘Disinformation’?
The powerful have reasons for wanting to combat what they consider to be “disinformation” — they want their version of the truth to become ours, writes Stavroula Pabst.
Nuland-Pyatt Tape Removed From YouTube After 8 Years
A popular version, with subtitles, suddenly was made unavailable on Wednesday. The tape provides the smoking gun of U.S. involvement in 2014 Kiev coup. (Read the transcript).
LISTEN: No Such Thing as Dissent in the Age of Big Tech
Robert Scheer interviews Joe Lauria about the quashing of non-mainstream coverage of Ukraine by companies such as PayPal, YouTube and Facebook.
Chris Hedges: On Being Disappeared
YouTube has removed the entire six-year archive of the author’s show “On Contact.” This censorship, he says, is about supporting what I.F Stone reminded us is what governments always do — lie.
Dorsey’s Twitter Resignation Sparks Fears Of More Internet Censorship
Twitter’s been a free speech paradise compared to Facebook or YouTube because it doesn’t tend to participate in large-scale algorithmic suppression of unauthorized perspectives, writes Caity Johnstone.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The War Against Us
The nature of the war against Americans in the past, is the nature of the war now.
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.
YouTube Rejects Consortium News Appeal
The social media company says it carefully reviewed the content of the banned CN Live! episode; says it won’t be restored and that a strike will remain against CN—an impossible decision if the entire video was indeed carefully reviewed.