Monday, May 13, 2019

Truest statement of the week II

Everyone’s rights are at risk from the confluence of surveillance and corporate control. But Facebook isn’t alone in acting as the government’s enforcer. Google banned Presstv Iran from uploading new content on Youtube and all of its Gmail platform. Twittersummarily banned 2,000 accounts for “engaging in a state-backed influence campaign.” Their crime was expressing opinions in favor of the elected government of Venezuela. The explanations for the censorship are vague but government demands are always a part of the picture.

-- Margaret Kimberley, "Freedom Rider: Facebook and the Farrakhan Distraction" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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