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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 16 Feb 19
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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Yasha Levine 16 Feb 19
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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Yasha Levine 16 Feb 19
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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Yasha Levine 16 Feb 19
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 16 Feb 19
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 16 Feb 19
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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Yasha Levine 16 Feb 19
The Internet has long been used to spread influence and propaganda by American corps and political factions. For a while I tried keeping a running list of these domestic internet influence ops. But gave up. There are just way too many of them.
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Yasha Levine 16 Feb 19
Just decided to check and, yep, *does not disclose* that it is a U.S. government media property on , Russia's Facebook.
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Yasha Levine 23 Feb 19
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Yasha Levine 25 Feb 19
I sent Facebook a question about its censorship of Maffick and its double standard on transparency:
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Yasha Levine 21 Mar 19
Now Twitter is going after :
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