Censorship

Google cuts ad revenue to another independent media source as it plans rankings based on ‘truth’

| WTF News | Google has cut the revenue stream to another independent media source, de-monetizing content on the WeAreChange AdSense account as reported Tuesday. WRC staff noticed a large drop in Youtube activity compared to the website and other platforms. When investigating further they discovered that many videos, and…
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10 things the media won’t be talking about after the Paris terror attack

| WTF News | The Paris terror attack has sucked up all the oxygen in the room, nothing else will be discussed. 1. Today's 9/11 Truth press conference Representatives Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) spoke at a press conference today about the need to declassify the 28 pages…
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Western News-Suppression about the Downing of MH-17 Malaysian Jet

Washington's Blog by Eric Zuesse The cause of the shooting-down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH-17 on July 17th (while that plane was flying over the conflict-zone during Ukraine’s civil war) is becoming clearer and clearer, despite the rigorous continuing attempts by Western ‘news’ media to cover it up and…
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Lieberia? “Liberia bans journalists from Ebola centers” confirming earlier rumors

| WTF News | Government officials in Liberia have banned journalists from 'entering' Ebola treatment units. A spokesman cited patient privacy and exploitative journalism as the main reasons for the ban which was the subject of rumors. The impact will be severe on news out of the country at the…
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NJ Town Introduces Ordinance to Ban Recording of Public Officials after Embarrassing Video of Cop goes Viral

It was an embarrassing moment for the New Jersey borough of Helmetta, a viral video showing one of their cops saying he doesn’t have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn’t follow the Constitution. The video forced Helmetta police officer Richard Racine to resign from his part-time job, where he was double-dipping into…
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Hollywood Studios Blacklist Penelope Cruz over Gaza Letter Accusing Israel of ‘Genocide’

IB Times Actress Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have roused the fury of Hollywood producers, with pledges made to snub the Spanish couple. Oscar-winner Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter speaking against "the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army". The letter accused Israel of "advancing on Palestinian…
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Australia Asked National Media to Suppress Multi-National Corruption Case: WikiLeaks

IB Times WikiLeaks accused Australia of issuing an official order to Australian media to suppress any information involving multinational bribery allegations against international leaders in the country. The order was allegedly issued in the name of national security. It was whistleblower Julian Assange who published a detailed report on Wednesday, July 30 about the…
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Outrage as France become first country in world to ban pro-Palestine demos

Daily Mail France's Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine. In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted. Mr Cazeneuve…
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Four librarians gagged and threatened with prison time under the Patriot Act

Police State USA The Connecticut Four, from left to right: Janet Nocek, Peter Chase, George Christian, and Barbara Bailey. (Source: Robert Deutsch / USA Today) WINDSOR, CT — Using the broad powers granted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the FBI demanded that 4 librarians produce private information about library patrons’…
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EU’s right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google

Guardian 'Whether for commercial or free speech reasons (or both), Google is informing sites when their content is blocked – perhaps in the hope that they will write about it.' Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images When you Google someone from within the EU, you no longer see what the search giant…
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Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

Yahoo Finance The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide…
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Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

Washington's Blog It’s been a dramatic day for whistleblowing news. A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet:  the names of those the NSA has been spying on. Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight. 8 hours later, he tweeted: After 3…
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Obama Admin Intervening to Muzzle Police Departments on Surveillance

Common Dreams New AP report exposes 'unusual' federal attempts to block public records requests at local level (Photo: Mark Nozell / Creative Commons) The Obama administration is intervening to prevent police departments across the United States from publicly revealing information about federal mass surveillance of cell phone communication, according to…
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Houston stadium security detains soccer fan for waving Palestinian flag as ‘racial slur’

Mondoweiss Buthayna Hammad Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston ;About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight…
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Bilderberg Summit Virtually Ignored by Media Propagandists

The New American by Alex Newman If 120 to 150 celebrities were gathered at a hotel for a private three-day meeting, there would be no end to the media coverage, analysis, pictures, manufactured scandals, and ridiculous hype. Supposed “journalists” would have a field day. Just this weekend, about that many…
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Russian journalists released, flown from Kiev to Russia – Video

Two Russian journalists working for LifeNews agency, detained by Kiev forces for almost a week, have been released and flown to Russia, according to the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. “Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko are free! The plane carrying them set a course from Kiev for Grozny!”…
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Russian journalists being banned entry to Ukraine to cover presidential election

A range of Russian news journalists from different outlets, including RT’s Spanish and Arabic news crews, accredited to cover the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine on May 25, were denied entry to the country without explanation. RT Spanish cameraman Aleksandr Serichenko and his assistant, Andrey Peleshok, were refused entry at…
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Rapper Mos Def, Activist for 911 Truth, Gitmo, Corruption, Denied Re-entry to America – Report

| WTF Music | Reports are spreading that activist-rapper Yasiin Bey, widely known as Mos Def, has been denied re-entry into the United States. Bey was scheduled to appear May 15 in Boston at a concert but it has been reported by the show organizers that a statement was released…
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Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They Get More Cash

 If you’re the customer of a major American internet provider, you might have been noticing it’s not very reliable lately. If so, there’s a pretty good chance that a graph like this is the reason: These graphs comes from Level 3, one of the world’s largest providers of “transit,” or…
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Obama Administration Launches Plan to Make an “Internet ID” a Reality

Liberty Blitzkrieg by Michael Krieger It appears the status quo may be finally making its moves to getting control over the heretofore free and open internet. As I and many others have noted previously, the internet is one of the most powerful tools humanity has ever devised. It frees information…
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White House Monitors, Pushes Back On Reporters’ Tweets

Truth Revolt A 24-year-old White House official monitors and flags tweets from reporters that the White House may disagree with, according to an article by Yahoo published Thursday. Jessica Allen is tasked with monitoring the social media platform for tweets that push a narrative contrary to the White House's agenda.…
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Internet “Governance” Summit in Brazil Advances UN Control

The New American by Alex Newman Under the guise of advancing “global governance” over the Internet by so-called stakeholders — including, of course, governments, autocrats, and international organizations such as the United Nations — the radical Brazilian government brought together key players for the “NETMundial” summit last week. Well aware…
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Russia Orders Bloggers To ‘Register’; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media

Russia Orders Bloggers To 'Register'; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media (via Techdirt) As we've reported, Russia has been steadily trying to bring the Internet under control with ever-more stringent measures. After tackling general Web sites through powers that allow them to be blocked more easily, it now…
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Chinese blogger jailed under crackdown on ‘internet rumours’

Guardian Qin Zhihui, who was detained in official effort to gain greater control over social media, found guilty of 'provoking troubles' A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, state media has reported – the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.…
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Saudi Arabia Declares All Atheists are Terrorists in New Law to Crack Down on Political Dissidents

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, the Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms…
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YouTube Blocked In Turkey Amid High-Level Intelligence Leak

Business Insider screenshot YouTube has been blocked in Turkey as a newly leaked recording purportedly includes high-level Turkish officials discussing possible military operations in Syria to secure the tomb of the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman empire. Another leaked voice recording suggests that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan orchestrated the release of Baykal's (former…
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Twitter blocked in Turkey after PM Erdogan threatens shutdown, Twitter providing SMS tweet service

| WTF News | Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes good on threats to block Twitter as the country continues to crack down on dissent. Zero Hedge It appears the madness is contagious. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, embroiled in an ongoing and huge corruption probe, lashed out…
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Juice Rap News: Abby Martin responds to hypocrites criticizing her condemnation of RT’s Crimea coverage

| WTF News | How do you respond to controversy questioning your integrity if you are a popular news reporter that just criticized her employer for media propaganda? Make a cameo in a Juice Rap News video exposing the propaganda. Intellihub The government run RT news station has been a…
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Russia Blocks Access to Major Independent News Sites

EFF Russia's government has escalated its use of its Internet censorship law to target news sites, bloggers, and politicians under the slimmest excuse of preventing unauthorized protests and enforcing house arrest regulations. Today, the country's ISPs have received orders to block a list of major news sites and system administrators…
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Major Ukrainian TV Provider Drops Russian Channels

RIA Novosti MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) – One of Ukraine’s largest television providers has announced it will suspend broadcasts of several major Russian channels, the UNN Ukrainian news agency said Wednesday. The TV provider Volya, with about 20 percent of the market, said it was notifying subscribers across the…
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Project Censored: 20+ universities for media Truth over ‘junk food news’

Washington's Blog Project Censored The Movie – 2-minute trailer: Project Censored is leading 24 US universities and colleges for media literacy and truth, reports Associate Director Dr. Andy Lee Roth. With validated independent news stories, annual “Top 25 Censored Stories,” and Daily Censored, Project Censored is an essential resource for…
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Dan Dicks of Press For Truth Kicked Out of CPAC 2014 Conference Because He’s a “Threat”

| WTF News | The establishment political structure does not like people who use video cameras to relay the reality of the American political system. Welp, I've just been officially kicked out of CPAC2014 for no good reason other than they suspected I was a threat! Got quite the escort…
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Russia Prepares Law to Prosecute Journalists as Terrorists

Infowars The Russian newspaper Izvestia reports the Russian Duma is drafting amendments to the criminal code that will allow the Putin government to prosecute journalists as terrorists. The law will establish administrative and criminal liability for media executives who “allow publication of false anti-Russian information, provide information and support to…
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Reddit Passionately Wants to Discuss Censorship … But Moderators Keep Censoring Such a Discussion

Washington's Blog The giant r/Worldnews and r/News Reddits (5 million and 2 million subscribed readers, respectively) still haven’t allowed links to Glenn Greenwald’s report on government control, infiltration, manipulation and warping of online discourse. Our write-up on the story – as well as TechDirt’s and ’s – were ; We…
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Michigan Democrat Threatens to Shut Down TV Stations Airing Anti-Obamacare Ad

Infowars Rep. Gary Peters of Dexter, Michigan is threatening to bring the FCC down on the operator of a television station playing an anti-Obamacare advertisement. The Americans for Prosperity ad features Julie Boonstra. Her insurance was cancelled as a result of Obamacare. In a letter sent to the stations threatening…
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Reddit Censors Big Story About Government Manipulation and Disruption of the Internet

Washington's Blog The moderators at the giant r/news reddit (with over 2 million readers) repeatedly killed the Greenwald/Snowden story on government manipulation and disruption of the Internet … widely acknowledged to be one of the most important stories ever leaked by Snowden. Similarly, the moderators at the even bigger r/worldnews…
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Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding

CNS News The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it. While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros' gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010. Two schools were…
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‘The day we fight back’: 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz

More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz’s death. The February 11 online protest, going by the title ‘The Day We Fight Back’, is…
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Canadian intelligence captured data from airport travelers via Wifi

CBC News A top secret document retrieved by whistleblower Edward Snowden and obtained by CBC News shows that Canada’s electronic spy agency used information from the free internet service at a major Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of thousands of ordinary airline passengers for days after they left…
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China Forces Western Journalists Out of the Country

CNN China has forced another foreign correspondent to leave the country, the latest in a series of expulsions that have heightened tensions between western media companies and the Communist Party. The reporter, Austin Ramzy of The New York Times, left Beijing on Thursday for Taipei. Chinese officials had declined to…
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Appeals Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections

Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages. The 9th Circuit Court of…
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US Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

National Journal A federal court on Tuesday overturned the Federal Communications Commission's network-neutrality regulations, dealing a blow to the Obama administration's effort to ensure the openness of the Internet. The rules were a campaign promise from Obama in 2008 and were the signature achievement of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who…
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China “Fixes” Liquidity Crisis By Banning Media Use Of Words “Cash Crunch”

Zero Hedge UPDATE: 7-day repo is now up 220bps at 980bps - as the "liquidity crisis" is worse than any other seasonal effect since the   and to think the media was proclaiming the crisis over just an hour ago as the rate (in green) was sent around the  …
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Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud-No Word From US Media

By Rebecca Savastio Can you imagine participating in a protest outside the White House and forcing the entire government to resign? Can you imagine a group of randomly chosen private citizens rewriting the constitution to include measures banning corporate fraud? It seems incomprehensible in the , but Icelanders did just…
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Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

Reuters President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow's image abroad. The move to abolish RIA Novosti and create a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya is…
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Trader Messages Scrutinized as UBS Bans Chats Among Firms

Bloomberg Messages between traders in a commodities chat room last week ranged from the dating habits of Kim Kardashian’s mother to West African pirates plundering oil and gas reserves to a riddle. “What did the pirate say when he found out he was long WTI-Brent?” one user, identified only by…
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The Truth About Thanksgiving: Brainwashing of the American History Textbook

Broken Mystic Those who are indigenous to this land we call “The United States of America” have been long misrepresented and pushed out of American history textbooks in favor of glorifying those who now rule this nation and represent the dominant culture. What kind of democracy are we when education…
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