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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
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The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to ...[Read more]
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The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized
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We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion. The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginaliz ...[Read more]
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Google willde-rank RT articles to make them harder to find
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Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services. “We are workin ...[Read more]
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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been remendously damaged by the digital age
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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling because digital advertising “has been has been tremendously damaging to print”. Speaking at News Corp’s AGM on Wednesday, the 86-year-old media tycoon said he did “not really” have any plans to b ...[Read more]
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The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy
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Let's think through the troubling implications of the latest surveillance-state news. "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the ...[Read more]
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Why Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture is a big deal
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Glenn Greenwald, who has published many of the most important scoops from the Edward Snowden leaks, is leaving The Guardian and setting up a new media venture with long-time journalist Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill from The Nation. The venture is being ...[Read more]
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While Everyone Frets About State Censorship, Corporate Censorship Tightens The Noose
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Already we’re seeing billionaires like George Soros and Pierre Omidyar pouring shocking amounts of money into this endeavor; The Guardian reports that an AI “fact checking” system is being developed in the UK “as part of a global fightback against ...[Read more]
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Elites Have No Credibility Left: Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges
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In an article published in Truthdig September 17, titled “The Silencing of Dissent,” Hedges referenced the WSWS coverage of Google’s censorship of left-wing sites and warned about the growth of “blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents a ...[Read more]
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"RT has been Google's premium partner since 2010 and accredited to an official status of the most watched TV news network on YouTube. The fact that RT is no longer included in the Google Preferred advertising list in the US in itself does not affect RT di ...[Read more]
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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like €”- I Know Because It Happened to Me
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The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of scholars, the Open Markets group. New America had warned its leader Barry Lynn that he was “imperiling th ...[Read more]
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Google Censors Block Access to Progressive and Leftist Sites as Fake News
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Under its new so-called anti-fake-news program, Google algorithms have in the past few months moved socialist, anti-war, and progressive websites from previously prominent positions in Google searches to positions up to 50 search result pages from the fir ...[Read more]
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