Strategic Culture Foundation strategic-culture.org 18 Oct, 2020 18:45 am

No Real Change Can Come If Speech Is Restricted by Monopolistic Oligarchs

No Real Change Can Come If Speech Is Restricted by Monopolistic Oligarchs
Caitlin JOHNSTONE In a solid new article titled “Facebook and Twitter Cross a Line Far More Dangerous Than What They Censor” on the cross-platform silencing…

Facebook and Twitter Cross a Line Far More Dangerous Than What They Censorhttps://t.The increasingly iron-fisted internet censorship we’ve seen rolled out over the last four years has consistently targeted groups that are oppositional to the status quo with which monopolistic Silicon Valley megacorporations like Twitter, Facebook and Google have aligned themselves.Once you’ve reached a certain level of power and influence, this means agreeing to collaborate with existing power structures, like when Google, Facebook and Twitter were called before the Senate Judiciary Committee and instructed to come up with a strategy “to prevent the fomenting of discord”.” Friendly reminder that last year representatives of Google/Youtube, Facebook and Twitter were instructed on the floor of the US Senate that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” so as to “prevent the fomenting of discord.

In order to be allowed to grow to a size where a critical mass could be influenced, they’d be forced to collaborate with existing power structures and implement censorship in the same way Facebook, Twitter and Google are doing.The only way to end their destructive rule is for a critical mass of the public to rise up and use the power of their numbers to force real change.

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