Max Blumenthal: Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets


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Dandelion Salad

Part 1: Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge

on Oct 18, 2018

Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF’s David Greene says the implications are dangerous.


Part 2: Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes


Facebook polices content, banning hundreds of ‘misleading’ accounts

RT on Oct 12, 2018

Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship. READ MORE.

Facebook ‘Purge’ a Step Toward Censorship?

RT America on Oct 15, 2018

Facebook is being accused of censorship after the latest purge of over 800 accounts. The claim is that many of these accounts are being removed for “inauthentic behavior” but many of the accounts are authentic, including a page for one of RT America’s reporters. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports. Author and journalist Max Blumenthal and RT America’s Rachel Blevins join Scottie Nell Hughes for analysis.

from the archives:

Max Blumenthal: Scaremongering Over Russia And China Is Being Exploited To Silence Dissent On Social Media

Chris Hedges: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America, Parts 1-3

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

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

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

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