With the war between mainstream and independent media heating up, YouTube has weaponized a new content censorship program,calling it an effort to “fight terror content online.” With standards set by groups like the Anti-Defamation League, political agendas are sure to intrude.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Ever since “fake news” found its place among the various explanations used by the Clinton campaign and supporters to account for their candidate’s loss, there has been a quiet but concerted effort on the part of establishment media, technology, and telecommunications companieshttps://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/18/what-to-do-about-fake-news/', ' to thwart the surging popularity');" target="_blank"> to thwart the surging popularity of independent media.
The rise of the independent media has been hugely detrimental to the once privileged position of the mainstream media, who have nowhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx', ' lost the trust');" target="_blank"> lost the trust of the vast majority of Americans and – along with that trust – their ability to control political and social narratives.
Chief among the groups seeking to clamp down on independent media has been Google, the massive technology companyhttps://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e', ' with deep connections');" target="_blank"> with deep connections to the U.S. intelligence community, as well as to U.S. government and business elites.
Since 2015, Google has worked to become the Internet’s “Ministry of Truth,” first through its creation ofhttps://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/18/what-to-do-about-fake-news/', ' the First Draft Coalition');" target="_blank"> the First Draft Coalition and more recently via major changes made to its search engine that https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/07/31/goog-j31.html', 'curtail public access');" target="_blank">curtail public access to new sites independent of the corporate media. ...
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