Censorship


Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams December 23, 2015   Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning ‘If your government does that, it sends a strong message to you as a citizen about what their intent is.’     A new internet code inspired by the dystopian writings of Ray Bradbury […]

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China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices

By Oiwan Lam Global Voices June 4, 2015   China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices     Chinese Internet Police Units from 50 municipal governments began conducting “speech inspections” on social media platforms on June 1. According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, the Internet Police will be patrolling […]


Shredding the Constitution: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall Veterans Today March 27, 2015   Shredding the Constitution: Obama’s War on Whistleblowers Whatever Happened to the First Amendment?       Robert Greenwald’s 2015 documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State details the cases of four US whistleblowers who experienced brutal government retaliation after exposing […]

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Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 2, 2015   Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?     This is a bit creepy. Though it is true that there is lots of misinformation on the web, and that the quest for higher quality search results is very good one, that […]


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Cometh the Censor

By Fred Reed LewRockwell.com February 19, 2015   Cometh the Censor Birth of What Will Prove a Short Siege   I see with no surprise that Washington is stepping up its campaign to censor the internet. It had to come, and will succeed.  It will put paid forever to America’s flirtation with freedom. The country […]


Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics

By Janet Phelan New Eastern Outlook February 1, 2015   Social Media Giants Adopt “Mob Rule” Tactics   The recent decisions by social media giants Facebook and LinkedIn to adopt user crowd-censoring strategies may be less than benevolent. According to its recent announcement, Facebook will employ an algorithm, based ostensibly on the numbers of user-generated […]

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U.S. Army General John F. Campbell speaks Dec 8, 2014 at North Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, Afghanistan. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia/flickr/public domain)

Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams January 31, 2015   Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan ‘It’s not just a particular fact or figure that’s being classified, but whole categories of previously public information.’ In an unprecedented blackout, top U.S. military officials have quietly classified key information about how […]


4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life

By  Kate Cox Consumerist January 22, 2015   4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life   Image courtesy of (frankieleon)   We all know that copyright law means you shouldn’t download copies of movies from shady torrent sites, and that you should pay for the music you listen to. We know it […]

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Now We Know The Plan: More Surveillance and a Patriot Act For Europe

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com   Now We Know The Plan: More Surveillance and a Patriot Act For Europe     The irony is almost worse than 9/11. Then, President Bush responded by stating, with bravado, that they attacked us because they hate our freedoms. This time, the attack against the publication of satirical Mohammed cartoon, […]


“Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy

By Medea Benjamin Common Dreams   “Flogging for Blogging” Official Saudi Policy     On January 9, two days after the massive Paris march condemning the brutal attack on freedom of the press, a young Saudi prisoner named Raif Badawi was removed from his cell in shackles and taken to a public square in Jeddah. […]

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi with his three children. (Photo: via contributing author)