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“Over the more than two years he helped produce and publish videos for Robinson and others, Robertson learned how making clever edits and focusing on confrontation could help draw millions of views on YouTube and other services. He also learned how YouTube’s recommendation algorithm often nudged people toward extreme videos.”
Noam Chomsky addresses the current state of the American Empire after the attack on the capital on Jan 6, 2021. His new book: “Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance.”
“We must be wary of allowing those wielding the toxic charge of racism, no matter how well intentioned their motives, to decide who has a voice and who does not.”
By 2016, sophisticated propagandists utilizing artificial intelligence algorithms driven by a seemingly limitless trove of data points on damn near every internet user, revolutionized social media-based psych-ops campaigns.
“The Left Can’t Meme”: How Right-Wing Groups Are Training the Next Generation of Social Media Warriors
…memes in politics: Cheap, subversive, and designed to provoke an emotional response, memes are a disruptive form of information guerrilla warfare. Republicans have gotten Giesea’s message, while Democrats have all but ignored it.
Singer and Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.
On the Media: Facebook Censorship, “You Are the Product,” and the Global Internet and Copyright Directive
THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE IS SET TO RESHAPE THE INTERNET GLOBALLY
The late Italian philosopher’s concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.
In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.
Distraction has become a commercial and political strategy, and it amounts to a form of emotional violence that cripples people…
Whigham urges people to download their file so they can see the extent to which their privacy is being violated by what he calls “surveillance capitalism.”
Facebook’s censorship regime is part of a drive by all the major technology firms, including Twitter and Google, to limit the freedom of expression.
A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.
Mike Madden | Senior Advisor Sharon Burke at New America Says Ending the Worst Excesses of the War on Terror, Including Torture, Would Be “Concessions to ISIS”
What likely concerns Ms. Burke, is that social media is further from government control than is the traditional media.
“If millennials vote en masse, they have a chance to determine the election’s outcome,”
Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.
In another video, which remains on Instagram, Gaines can be heard speaking to her five-year-old son, who’s sitting on the floor wearing red pajamas.
“Who’s outside?” she asks him. “The police,” he replies timidly. “What are they trying to do?” “They trying to kill us.”
Giroux: The critique of the flight from privacy fails to address how the growth of the surveillance state and its appropriation of all spheres of private life are connected to the rise of the punishing state, the militarization of American society, secret prisons, state-sanctioned torture, a growing culture of violence, the criminalization of social problems, the depoliticization of public memory, and one of the largest prison systems in the world, all of which “are only the most concrete, condensed manifestations of a diffuse security regime in which we are all interned and enlisted.”
We can learn a lot about the future of culture wars from a “movement” of video game players angry about efforts to make gaming more welcoming for women. By Christopher Zumski Finke YesMagazine.org October 22, 2014 Photo by Shutterstock The terrorist organization Islamic State recently released a glossy recruiting video targeted at young men, a […]
Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]