The media and Silicon Valley are once again pushing hysteria about “disinformation” to control online speech, while big tech billionaires are guilty of these very same practices. Journalists aggressively push the impeachment narrative against President Trump, while at the same time warning that all efforts to discredit their theories are bot-driven. This media-driven hysteria about disinformation does little to help the public–it only empowers Big Tech monopolies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft’s to dictate our news and information.
“As impeachment looms, disinformation experts are bracing for a fresh cyclone of chaos, complete with fast-twitch media manipulation, droves of false and misleading claims, and hyper-polarized audiences fiercely clinging to their side’s version of reality,” the New York Times’ Kevin Roose declared .
CNN reporter Oliver Darcy claims Trump counts on an “online army of trolls” to spread his preferred point of view.
Whenever disinformation is discussed, the solution often resides with the tech giants. Big Tech must protect innocent Americans from the dangers of non-mainstream media.in his new book Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith touts “NewsGuard” as a “nutrition label” for the internet which tells you whether stories linked on “Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Bing” are “trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods and propaganda.”
NewsGuard reviews online news content and rates it based on “journalistic criteria,” which is judged by liberal NGOs. This idea may sound like a good idea, but this app specifically discriminates against conservative content and touts dubious mainstream media reporting. Several Breitbart stories are listed with a red icon, while Rolling Stone’s infamous “A Rape on Campus” is awarded a green icon. NewsGuard also rated other debunked stories–such as the phony story about Russia hacking Vermont’s power grid and Trump changing the name of black history month–as credible.
NewsGuard doesn’t safeguard credible information–it only smears independent media while upholding the arrogance of the establishment media.
Unfortunately, tech giants, especially Microsoft, love the extension. In 2018, Microsoft announced it would partner with NewsGuard as part of its “Defending Democracy Program.” Microsoft’s announcement insisted that the partnership “will empower voters by providing them with high-quality information about the integrity and transparency of online news sites.”
“The objective is not to preclude access to any news content – an approach that would conflict with our nation’s free speech principles – but rather to empower readers with additional information on the source and reliability of that content as they consume and/or share it,” the tech giant said of NewsGuard’s dubious service.
However, Microsoft seems remarkably unconcerned with the disinformation spread by its own associates. Reid Hoffman, the founder of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, spent $750,000 to spread disinformation in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. This effort– designed to resemble Russian disinformation campaigns–planted false evidence that Republican Roy Moore was supported by Russian bots and encouraged Alabama voters to select someone else for senator.
Hoffman is more responsible for disinformation influencing an American election than conservative media or “Russian trolls,” yet Microsoft only cares about suppressing the side that doesn’t support liberal positions.
Americans are right to be worried about the spread of disinformation spread by bad actors. But the mainstream media and Big Tech want to exploit this legitimate concern to suppress their political and business rivals. Instead of using their monopoly power to impose its own Ministry of Truth on the country, Silicon Valley should get its own house in order.
YouTube Censors Over 500,000 Videos to Protect Globalist COVID-19 Hysteria Narrative
Big Brother has been busy.
The Google-owned video hosting platform, YouTube, has removed over 500,000 videos that cast doubt on the official COVID-19 narrative over the past year.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made the announcement in a letter about the platform’s priorities for the coming year. She is boasting about how her platform is enforcing Big Brother censorship.
“We’ve updated our policies to remove egregious medical misinformation about COVID-19 to prohibit things like saying the virus is a hoax or promoting medically unsubstantiated cures in place of seeking treatment,” Wojcicki wrote.
“We’ve continued to make updates to our COVID-19 policies to stay current with the science, and we’ve removed more than more than half a million videos under these policies since February,” she added.
Wojcicki made it clear that pushing Big Pharma’s experimental vaccines is a driving force behind her censorship agenda. This is part of the mad rush to stick as many people with the shots as quickly as possible before the many negative side-effects can be fully understood.
“We want to help people understand the importance of vaccinations by connecting them with timely information to make informed decisions,” she wrote.
Big League Politics reported last year when YouTube announced their censorship policies, which mandated the removal of all information not approved by the disgraced globalist World Health Organization (WHO):
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced during an appearance on CNN that all information contradicting the official narrative from the discredited and disgraced World Health Organization (WHO) will be scrubbed from the popular video-sharing platform.
Wojcicki talked about how her platform will be “raising authoritative information” and “removing information that is problematic.”
“Of course, everything that is medically unsubstantiated, so people saying like ‘take Vitamin C’, ‘take turmeric’, those all will cure you. Those are examples of things that would be a violation of policy,” she explained.
“Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so remove is another really important part of our policy,” she added…
YouTube, whose parent company is Google, is following in the footsteps of fellow tech monopoly Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has led the way in terms of controlling content, destroying freedom of association, and perfecting the Orwellian nightmare with coronavirus used as the excuse to take power.
The Orwellian nightmare is being realized, and Big Tech entities are openly ushering it in. The current censorship is just the beginning, and it will end with alternative information being choked off permanently as consumers are trapped in a matrix of corporate propaganda.
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