How the War Against Dissent will be carried out.
It began with Trump giving brand name status to the meme "Fake News". The War Against Dissent is the elite's reaction to social media. This is how the war will be carried out:
Step One: define the truth. Establish what is an acceptable narrative and then brand anything else as disinformation.
A perfect example of this is Russia! Russia! Russia! The narrative is defined as "a Russian disinformation campaign". But disinformation is by definition, false. The hacks allegedly exposed by Russia were in fact exposing the truth about how the Democrats rigged the election.
Step Two: Silence Dissenters.
Step Three: Control the Narrative
Can't have Google algorithms that show people results that disagree with the acceptable narrative or are critical of the powers that be. So new algorithms are needed.
Between April and June, Google completed a major revision of its search engine that sharply curtails public access to Internet web sites that operate independently of the corporate and state-controlled media. Since the implementation of the changes, many left wing, anti-war and progressive web sites have experienced a sharp fall in traffic generated by Google searches.
The War Against Dissent is already well underway here in the U.S. It is just getting underway in Europe.
The European Union is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news on social media ahead of parliamentary elections next May. The European Commission unveiled an Action Plan to help the 28 member states counter disinformation, including a 'rapid alert' system to share information and coordinated responses among EU states
There will be the acceptable narrative and anything that deviates from that will be disinformation.
The government cannot be the final arbiter of truth.