Global Research, February 23, 2012
Censorship By Top Social Media Websites
Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by Palestinian resistance groups.
Digg was caught censoring stories which were controversial or too critical of the government. See this and this.
Now, even social media site Reddit – which helped launch the anti-Sopa Internet blackout and publicize GoDaddy’s slimy Sopa support – is doing the same thing.
As just one example, posts from this website are being censored by Reddit. Specifically, a friend of this site who has submitted stories to Reddit has received the following messages of rejection from a Reddit moderator named davidreiss666:
And another moderator named Maxion:
There are certainly also more open-minded moderators at Reddit. But a couple of censors can squash discussion on entire topics.
Why Are They Censoring?
Why are they censoring?
Well, censorship is rampant in America ... and social media has grown so big that it has become a target as well.
In addition, as I pointed out last year [for ease of reading, we'll skip indentation]:
Wired reported on Friday:
Indeed, as I wrote in February:
Postscript: Gaming social media is only one propaganda technique employed by the government:
Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says the CIA has already bought and paid for many successful journalists
The New York Times discusses in a matter-of-fact way the use of mainstream writers by the CIA to spread messages
A 4-part BBC documentary called the “Century of the Self” shows that an American – Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays – created the modern field of manipulation of public perceptions, and the U.S. government has extensively used his techniques
The Independent discusses allegations of American propaganda
And one of the premier writers on journalism says the U.S. has used widespread propaganda