Category manufacturing consent
Singer and Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.
US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba, by Ben Norton
The US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.
What is the FCC Hiding? Court orders agency to release info about who submitted fake comments during net neutrality repeal
Fight for the Future is one of the groups behind the BattleForTheNet.com campaign and has been actively pressuring Congress to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality protections.
“Everyone,” she said. “Propaganda always wins, if you allow it.”
The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.
A discussion of the establishment’s efforts to censor and control independent voices including Venezuela analysis and TeleSUR English.
It’s time to wake up.
We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”
…buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war.
Government-funded psychological warfare programs underwrote the academic triumph of preconceptions about communication that persist today in communication studies, advertising research, and in counterinsurgency operations.
The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.
Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.
Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”
The news is almost like the comments section on Facebook, where there is no, “Hey, we went to the moon.” Everything is a moon-landing debate.
Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Protesters were confronted and arrested by heavily militarized police during the Ferguson, Missouri protests following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the St. Louis County police chief had attended a training camp conducted by Israeli police and military. By Erika Levy WAMM Newsletter Volume […]
The clever use of propaganda to oust disfavored governments often leads to violence and war, as we have seen in targeted countries, such as Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
The “war and peace report,” as progressive as it may often sound, has long ceased to be a purely listener-supported project, and this lack of economic independence has spilled into its politics.
This month, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes in Syria in flagrant violation of international law and entirely on the basis of images that had appeared on social media.
The technology giants, unbeknownst to their users, are blocking “alternative” news sources and promoting “trusted” news outlets…
Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…