The Rise of The Corporate Censors: How America Is Drifting Toward The Chinese Model Of Media - No coverage, no damage, no scandal. Truth lost in the ether of a controlled media and internet.

Posted by freedomforall 3 years, 8 months ago to Politics
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"Hunter Biden has yet to deny these were his laptop, his emails, his images. If thousands of emails and images were fabricated, then serious crimes were committed. But if the emails and images are genuine, then the Bidens appear to have lied for years as a raw influence-peddling scheme worth millions stretched from China to Ukraine to Russia. Moreover, these countries likely have had the compromising information all along while the Bidens — and the media — were denying reports of illicit activities.

Either way, this was major news.

The response of Twitter and Facebook, however, was to shut it all down. Major media companies also imposed a virtual blackout on the allegations. It didn’t matter that thousands of emails were available for review or that the Bidens did not directly address the material. It was all declared to be fake news.

The tech companies’ actions are an outrageous example of open censorship and bias. It shows how private companies effectively can become state media working for one party. "
SOURCE URL: https://jonathanturley.org/2020/10/20/the-rise-of-the-corporate-censors-how-america-is-drifting-toward-the-chinese-model-of-media/

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  • Posted by Lucky 3 years, 8 months ago
    This silence, censorship, de-platforming, is not new.
    Back 20 years ago I was forming a view on the carbon scare.
    First by accident, then by looking carefully, then actively searching, it seemed to me that anything critical of this 'meme' just did not get a mention in mass media.

    There are other topics,
    -the weight of money from China influencing universities
    -the weight of money from big pharma influencing universities
    -attitudes critical of hysteria about CCP19 are ignored or get shouted down as Granny killer, or putting money above lives,
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    • Posted by CaptainKirk 3 years, 8 months ago
      So, Most Universities were Conservative Run.
      Then the LIBERALS demanded "Broadening the viewpoints", we let them in, and they quickly took over the HR, and Hiring areas. And now, you cannot get hired if you are a conservative.

      Let that sink in. They used our values against us! They use our HATRED of Bigotry and Racism against us by threatening us with those labels.

      Trump is TRYING to show us the way through it. Let them say what they want, and do what you need to do anyways. When it stops working, they will be forced to change tactics. They already are.

      But the Media attacks and destroys people, and the LEFT is FAMOUS for getting GOVERNMENT to beat up people (Ask Dr. Robert Root Bernstein at MSU, who published a book QUESTIONING the early conclusion that HIV caused AIDS, while 20% of Gallows patients who DIED of AIDS had no HIV infection!?! ... Well EVERY Government agency he had grants with, CALLED him and said "denounce your own book, or lose your grants". And the University called him in and threatened him. He caved. He had to. See what they did to Duesberg. The foremost retrovirologist at the time).

      I don't care if you believe or don't believe the attacks on the bad science of HIV=AIDS (never proven, BTW, and they changed the definition of AIDS to require an HIV+ test).

      The point is that they STIFLED ALL competing ideas with BRUTE FORCE, because it was a MONEY MAKER $$$$. I had friends who got their PhDs working on this, swearing they did NOT believe HIV was the cause of AIDS, and NONE of them would take ANY Medicines, but the grants were ENORMOUS!

      It's all well-rehearsed, and the same "Villain's Journey" over and over...
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    • Posted by 3 years, 8 months ago
      You're right it was happening in mainstream media long ago, just not as obvious. They didn't do proper investigative reporting on JFK's assassination, LBJ's Viet Nam war, Watergate, the Federal Reserve Act, income taxation, Pearl Harbor, Wall St's rigged stock markets, et al. In every case the mainstream media has been biased against individual liberty. The internet was outstanding as a place to freely discuss the fraud of the 9-11 attack, WMD's, "global warming" in opposition to the mainstream media's fake news. Since 2016 the internet has been shutting down dissent on all fronts. There is more truth coming from RT, a supposed Russian player, than from any of Big Tech.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 3 years, 8 months ago
    Yes. The role that modern media took in censoring this really, really troubles me. This is certainly not the America I grew up in.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 3 years, 8 months ago
    Unfortunately, all that has happened is the source of censoring - and perhaps the degree - has shifted from one set of media companies to another. The mainstream TV news companies have been slanting news for decades. This was exposed to the American People when Fox News came into play. Now the elites who want to control the narrative are simply shifting the source of bias to be the online media companies: Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    Can we really get rid of the censorship? I think the problem is a problem of human nature, TBH. As long as we have some people who seek control over others - and have monetary resources to pursue that control - we are going to have this issue. I think the big thing is that in past times (prior to WW II) people were fairly aware of the biases of the sources they chose to pay attention to. The bias has just become more stealthy and hypocritical.
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