Tag Archives: social media

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

Would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.

After Russian-linked ads, put social media under the microscope

Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.

FAIR | ‘Ajit Pai Wants to Shut Down the Way We Communicate and Organize’

“Our voices are making a difference, and making it more difficult for them and the administration to undo all of the important consumer protections that we fought so hard for.”

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.

Robert Fisk | We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others

But justice is not on the menu. This is a word which few politicians, statesmen, even journalists, any longer use.

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

Henry A. Giroux: Hope in a time of permanent war

Giroux: Democratic hope is a subversive, defiant practice that makes power visible and interrogates and resists those events, social relations, and ideas that pose a threat to democracy.

Wired: 2014 Kinda Sucked: A Look at Our Slow Descent Into Dystopia

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the most dystopian image of them all…read to the end for the MOA #blacklivesmatterminneapolis protest to see the image and story.

Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality: Amanda Marcotte, Alternet

A new Pew study on America’s media consumption offers a window into the right’s collective mindset AMANDA MARCOTTE, ALTERNET   Salon.com   October 24, 2014 This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Pew Research set out to find what’s behind what it considers the increasing political polarization of the United States; why the country is moving away from political moderation and […]

Tom Tomorrow, The Modern World: Do your part

By Tom Tomorrow for Comics  DailyKos.com  October 6, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  

Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

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 […]

How To Use Your Smartphone in a Protest

Practical tips, rights, and apps By Erin Kennedy  www.thedialoguechronicle.com  from PopularResistance.org  August 27, 2014 Consider this scenario: Hundreds of people gathering at town square in the morning have become thousands by the afternoon. The chanting from the protesters is only drowned out by the growl of police tanks rolling up a residential street. No Justice! […]

Common Dreams: The Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter

Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel Pouring Poison into the Internet: A special investigative report By Lance Tapley  Common Dreams  August 20, 2014 Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors […]

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, #YesAllWomen Changes the Story

It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried repeatedly to kick it through the goalposts marked Widespread Social Problems, while the opposing team, staffed by the mainstream media and mainstream dudes, was intent on getting it into the usual net […]

Zeese and Flowers: People-Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  AlterNet   February 7, 2014   CenterforMediaJustice.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words    In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]

Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053. The Pentagon’s Latest “Mission Accomplished” Moment

Tomgram, Nick Turse: The Pentagon Makes History the First Casualty Click here to read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction. By Nick Turse TomDispatch.com  February 18, 2014 It’s 2053 — 20 years since you needed a computer, tablet, or smart phone to go online.  At least, that’s true in the developed world: you know, China, India, Brazil, and even some parts […]

[Video] Young women and experienced activists address media reform> A Roadmap for Change – You Tube

NCMR Closing Plenary: A Roadmap for Change Published on Apr 8, 2013  Free Speech TV The last plenary of the National Conference for Media Reform 2013 is “A Roadmap for Change.” Presenters include: Craig Aaron, Free Press Molly Culhane, New Moon Girls,  Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice Melissa Fitzgerald,West Wing actress and activist Hari Kondabolu, […]

“I’m getting a little tired of how it is . . .” Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform

Craig Aaron addresses the National Conference for Media Reform Published on Apr 7, 2013 Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, addresses the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the […]

Bruce Gagnon> CONTROL THE MEDIA, CONTROL THE MESSAGE, CONTROL THE PEOPLE

CONTROL THE MEDIA, CONTROL THE MESSAGE, CONTROL THE PEOPLE  By Bruce Gagnon  February 10, 2013  Space4Peace Here are the top twenty media corporations in the U.S. according to mediaowners.com  All but two of the following, #18 and #19, are members of the Council On Foreign Relations. 1.   Time Warner Inc. 2.   Walt Disney Company 3.   Viacom […]

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface

Israeli Army Social Media Guru Poses as Obama in Brownface By B&B blog team – Thu, 2012-11-22 15:33- Boxes & Briefs  english.al-akhbar.com   Thanks for the Iron Dome, Darkie. You probably thought ‘dome’ meant mosque, Hussein Obama. Lol. For all its high-tech industries and self-promotion as a western-style democracy, Israeli public officials apparently still enjoy forms of entertainment […]