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Yasha Levine
Another example (if you really needed it) that Facebook is an American geopolitical weapon.
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
The private-public censorship command chain here is very interesting: the state-funded German Marshall Fund (backed by USAID, NATO, State Department, Germany, etc) snitched to CNN. CNN snitched to Facebook. Facebook banned the pages.
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Dave Ravicher Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
And Facebook is about to come down with a whole shit ton of pressure in the next day or so, Gee, you don’t think they’re trying to cut that off at the pass do you?
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#StaleCrumbs Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
thank you for posting this..
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
Surveilllance billionaire / owner funds USG’s outsourced censorship snitches at through his “Democracy Fund.” Something tells you won’t read about this at the Intercept...
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Slava Zilber Feb 16
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Constantine Kluzner Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
The corporatist-government collusion in the good ole USA already dwarves the Korean chebols or anything Rosneft and Igor Sechin could only dream about. It's totalitarianism but with a bit of Netflix and convenient Amazon shopping.
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Vagabundo Feb 16
Replying to @CK18043 @yashalevine
Precisely. You consume, we'll think for you.
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
Not surprised that , the old CIA spinoff, is not transparent about its US government funding on its Facebook page. But something tells me that Facebook won’t be giving it the same treatment... Hint: Both Facebook and are instruments of American imperial power.
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Paul Mansfield ⏳ Feb 16
I wondered about that too. Rania Khalek mentioned examples like Al-Jazeera & TRT not mentioning funders, but didn't include RFERL, not a big deal, she was just citing examples. The CNN article itself says FB doesn't require pages to name their parent companies
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Ninma🌹 Feb 16
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Paul Mansfield ⏳ Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
The key to the problem lies here: "the three pages have more than 30 million video views, though they've only been operating for a few months." Views of vids that savage US imperialism & correctly highlight social/economic/political probs in US.
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Paul Mansfield ⏳ Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
The In the Now page only lasted 5 months b4 facing the wrath of the US national security state using Facebook as its censorship proxy. Pretty impressive capture of FB as a virtual CIA wing. Just how much time is spent by the Marshall Fund looking at ways to target Russia
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Bücketheâd Feb 16
I find it plausible that all nations use social media as propaganda/disinfo outlets and use social media admin against opposition
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ShakiraOnSecurity Feb 16
Most of them do use social media bots. It's pretty massive once you start analyzing twitter data
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
Might as well plug my book here, which is the only book you'll read looks at how the Internet was developed as a weapon — going back to 1960s, when it emerged from the Pentagon:
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
Reminder that Facebook is a happy member of America's corrupt national security apparatus — and one of the largest backers of the Atlantic Council:
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Yasha Levine Feb 16
On the whole, these crude attempts to censor foreign-funded media outlets is a sign of American weakness and fear. Our country doesn't even have an idealistic counter-narrative it can sell anymore, however empty.
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The Nature Theater of Oklahoma Feb 16
Replying to @yashalevine
You left out Google, Twitter and Wikipedia, they all work for the same boss in different ways.
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