Modern censorship is more dangerous than open Orwellian totalitarianism. It is being concealed and incorporated in our daily routine, says Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, commenting on the insider leak detailing Google’s news blacklist.Read more
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One of the British state’s untouchables is Freddie Scappaticci, who notoriously boasted, “I got the Queen’s pardon for the IRA’s London bombings during the Troubles”. However, MI5 and double agent Scappaticci may not be untouchables for much longer.Read more
As people emerge from their make-believe world of fake news and media trivia their eyes blink in the dawn of reality. They have woken up in a police state.
Many will not recognise the police state. These are conformists who uncomplainingly commit themselves to a lifetime of thankless drudgery without their ever being curious about their misfortune. Their counterparts are those institutionalised to life in prison.
In its crusade against so-called ‘fake news’, Facebook vowed to fight for fairness. However, when it comes to monitoring users and what it calls fact-checking, it relies on sources, with proven links to the US government, sinister players, and notorious political meddlers.Read more
We are all familiar with the expression ‘one out all out’ call to down tools when workers are badly treated by employers. Had Julian Assange been facing deportation and several lifetimes in prison merely for doing his job, his co-workers would have cleared their desks, trade unions would have called their members out, and the public rallied to the flags of protest.Read more
Reaction to several burly British secret police frog-marching the manacled Australian whistle-blowing journalist out of his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy whilst uniformed cops smugly grinned has shocked the world.Read more
Facing an onslaught of negative headlines and critical press coverage, Facebook has begun paying UK paper the Daily Telegraph to run drooling stories about the “positive impact” the social media giant can have on people’s lives. These features will appear to newspaper readers as genuine news scoops rather than being the paid for advertorials they are.Read more