More censorship purges of left-wing pages and individuals
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive pages and accounts, including leading members of the Socialist Equality Party. Facebook gave no explanation why the accounts were disabled or even a public acknowledgement that the deletions had occurred. .....
The attack on leading members of the SEP and other left-wing organizations is a calculated act of censorship, at the behest of the state and the ruling class, to silence opposition. These actions are part of a yearslong campaign to create the framework for censorship in the United States and internationally.
That’s all you get because you really need to read the whole thing. Around the time Alex Jones was banned from social media, Telumundo a Mexican television show had been censored off and on for months as well as other left leaning websites. This was right after Trump was elected IIRC so it’s been going on for a few years now, but once the capital event happened they took the gloves off.
And remember that Google changed its algorithms that decreased traffic to leftist websites by up to 90%. That is censorship.
In 2017, Google announced that it would promote “authoritative” news sources over “alternative viewpoints,” leading to a massive drop in search traffic to left-wing sites.
Good comment m
Why did it happen within days of Biden coming in? Capitalists with a more nuanced understanding and fear of the working class and situation? A war around the corner? Knowing that they couldn't get away with it during Trump because then the Biden supporters would be against it?
This is excellent too.
Twitter canceling Trump’s account shows that real political power in the United States shifted from government to corporations.
Beyond the immediate headlines is a more severe threat to democracy. That threat comes from granting social media and tech firms the power of political self-regulation. This escalating power is an
The history of appeasing fascism has never ended well for democracy. Neither has granting corporations the power to police themselves. To expect business corporations like Twitter and Facebook to transform into democratic saviors poses a profound and long-term danger to the actual survival of democracy.
That is not to say that hateful rhetoric should not be shut down. However, it does highlight the peril in allowing these tech firms to profit from that rhetoric politically. Remember, these are the same corporations that have been commercially benefiting from authoritarianism’s resurgence over the past decade.
Every leftist media outlet, the social media giants and lots of others made huge profits off of Trump for the last 5 years including them giving him $5 BILLION in free advertising during the republican primaries. And then every GD day after he became president. They fluffed him up and made everything seem to be worse than what it actually was. How many months did we hear that Trump would not concede the election? That he’d have to be dragged out of the White House? That he was going to declare martial law? And all the other things they did that propped him up and made them billions?
This is what censorship looks like. It’s what is happening right now and it’s going to get worse. Just saw a tweet saying that Google is threatening to pull out of Australia because of what they are demanding. Is Google bigger than some countries now? If so....
If this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia.
I’m calling Biden YogiBiden because I’m having deja vu with Joe. He’s doing many of the same things that Obama did even though they failed then. If sending federal troops after peaceful protesters was bad then why isn’t it still bad that Biden had to have 25,000 armed federal troops to protect him and his friends? Why is it acceptable that DC is under martial law just because Biden is president? Hmm?