Tag Archives: social media
The decline and fall of the American Empire?
“The cancel culture, a witch hunt by self-appointed moral arbiters of speech, has become the boutique activism of a liberal class that lacks the courage and the organizational skills to challenge the actual centers of power.”
“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.
The corporate state hardly intends to stop with Manning and Assange. The target is the press itself.
Newsguard gives Fox News high marks for accuracy. …examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.
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
This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work.
We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”
The late Italian philosopher’s concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.
The technology giants, unbeknownst to their users, are blocking “alternative” news sources and promoting “trusted” news outlets…
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.”
Bob believed deeply in journalism, both as a vital force for shaping the world and as a moral imperative.
This censorship is global.
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.
Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.
“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.
But justice is not on the menu. This is a word which few politicians, statesmen, even journalists, any longer use.