Max Blumenthal on the Merger of the National Security State and Silicon Valley + Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites + US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided

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Updated: Aug. 15, 2018

Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2)

TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2018

From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights “the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley.”

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Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites (Pt 2/2)

TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2018

Russiagate has deepened the partnership between Washington and Silicon Valley, and leftist websites are among the first casualties. After falsely accusing an anti-white supremacist rally event page of being a fake, Facebook shut down the page of VenezuelaAnalysis.com for several hours without explanation. We speak to VA founder and TRNN host Greg Wilpert, as well as the Grayzone Project’s Max Blumenthal.

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US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided Says Richard Hill 1/2

TheRealNews on Aug 13, 2018

The business models of NSA & companies like Google are about the same explains Richard Hill as part of a wide ranging discussion on global internet governance issues.

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[Note: TRNN replaced the video Aug. 14]

US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided Says Richard Hill 2/2

New title: Can Big Internet Security Problems Be Fixed Retroactively? (2/2)

TheRealNews on Aug 14, 2018

The backstory on why big Internet security problems need to be fixed retroactively is recounted by Richard Hill as part of a wide ranging discussion on global internet governance issues.

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Cybersecurity, affordable Internet access for all, market share concentration in US & Chinese Internet giants, e-commerce and cross-border free flow of data, ownership of citizens’ collective data and the value-added of artificial intelligence are all material in a wide ranging discussion on global Internet governance issues with Richard Hill.

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Updated: Aug. 15, 2018

Facebook bans Venezuela’s left-leaning news network

RT America on Aug 14, 2018

Telesur English, a multi-state-funded Latin American news network, says that Facebook has removed its page for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports.

See also:

Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook’s Removal of Our Page

Acclaimed Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship Spree

Failed Terrorist Attack against Venezuelan President Maduro – An Analysis

Facebook restores Telesur page with vague explanation of controversial block

From the archives:

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

Stephen F. Cohen: The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation + Debunking the Putin Panic + Trump: A Symptom of a System in Decay

Chris Hedges, David Swanson, et al Interviews in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (#Unity4J)

Silicon Valley Will Not Save You from the Surveillance State by David Swanson

Paul Street, Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Bruce Dixon: Imagining an Authentic 21st Century U.S. Left (Left Forum 2018) (Both Hedges (46:24) and Dixon (1:05:04) mention the current censorship in their talks on this video.)

Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship

Censorship: The Death Knell of Democracy

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer: The Silencing of the Left

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 1

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