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As US Government Strangles Iran’s Economy, Google ‘Suffocates’ Iranian Media
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The recent shutdown of PressTV and HispanTV's YouTube and Gmail accounts are more examples of the continued effort by the US government to silence Iranian media outlets, Alex Rubinstein, a journalist for MintPress News, told Sputnik. ...[Read more]
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Homeland Security wants to track journalists & analyze media “sentiment”
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The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media monitoring database. When some reporters objected, a DHS spokesman dismissed their concerns as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.” Service providers who want to bid for ...[Read more]
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IFJ Urges Paris to Ignore Demand to Withdraw RT France’s Licence
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The French authorities should not give in to the demand of prominent French personalities to stop RT France from broadcasting, which is "an insidious form of censorship," Philippe Leruth, the president of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), ...[Read more]
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Alex Salmond RT show to be probed by Ofcom
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THE broadcasting watchdog has launched an investigation into Alex Salmond’s TV show. Ofcom is examining whether the former First Minister’s debut on a Kremlin propaganda channel breached guidelines on accuracy and “materially misled” viewers. The ...[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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Washington orders RT America to register as foreign agent by Monday
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Washington will apply its Foreign Agents Registration Act to RT America, the channel has announced. The Department of Justice has given the broadcaster until Monday to register as a foreign agent, otherwise the channel’s head faces arrest and its accoun ...[Read more]
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Kansas Is Punishing a Teacher for Following Her Church’s Guidance to Boycott Israel
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ESTHER KOONTZ IS a long-time math teacher and curriculum coach at Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School in Wichita, Kansas. She’s also a member of the Mennonite Church USA, which in July voted to divest itself from American companies that profit off o ...[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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