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Censorship

 

When governments (defense departments) released the internet to academic and commercial interests in the 1980s, there was a lot of excitement and high expectations.  Coupled with the fledgling personal computer industry, the possibilities for communication and the transfer of information were endless.  There was no reason why a world of knowledge could not be at the fingertips of every person!

 

However, the original idealism had to be adjusted to account for deliberate attack on the machines.  Hackers infiltrated systems, at first just for fun then with malicious intent to cause destruction, then with the idea of being paid (by victims and/or instigators).  Criminals figured out how to bypass corporate and government supervision and enforcement.  Trolls attacked information and people online by being deliberately provocative and unkind in their anonymity. 

 

Tech companies grew bigger as the “free” services they provided were paid for by the direct and indirect collection and sale of data and meta-data (data indirectly gleaned from the actions of users online).  Companies and governments began to realize the power of that data to influence people – targeted product advertising, political marketing (i.e. Cambridge Analytica).  They began to realize the power of controlling data – influence, access to funds, news, knowledge, surveillance and tracking. 

 

In 2013 whistleblower Edward Snowden made the world aware of the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) and its international intelligence partners’ secret mass surveillance programs and capabilities. These revelations generated unprecedented attention around the world on privacy intrusions and digital security, leading to a global debate on the issue.

 

Online propaganda and censorship grew under the guise of stopping and preventing criminal behaviour, hacking, trolling and misinformation.  Control heightened around 2016 as Donald Trump became President of the United States and “fake news” confusingly for/against his political campaign became rampant.

 

The big tech companies’ grip on social media information sources (Google / Youtube, facebook / Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Paypal) became glaringly obvious, prompting the U.S. government to call company heads to testify before inquiries.  (article)

 

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fact-checking services were deployed to intercept misinformation and deny service, but unsurprisingly had a bias of their own – an unforgiving bias, which put targeted individuals and organizations at a serious disadvantage in reaching their audience. 

 

Early targets were the pornographic industry (use of video and financial payment services), alternative / natural healthcare, vaccine education information, forcing targets to setup their own independent technology systems. 

 

In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic response taking the headlines, the issue of misinformation / bias in traditional and online mainstream media became polarized:  with people who had whole-hearted faith in governments and the mainstream media rejecting the information of those-who-questioned, especially regarding the “vaccine” roll-out pitting the “vaxxed” against “anti-vaxxers”.  (AO News – COVID-19 Vaccines)

 

 

The Disinformation Dozen

 

In 2020, the newly formed Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a not-for-profit non-governmental organization setup [and financed by whom?] to “disrupt the architecture of online hate and misinformation” published “The Disinformation Dozen” (full report .pdf) identifying twelve leading online “anti-vaxxers” and their “nefarious activities”, and demanding that the online platforms remove their accounts:

 

1.         Dr. Joseph Mercola   (AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?)

2.         Robert F. Kennedy Jr., founder of Children’s Health Defense

3.         Ty and Charlene Bollinger

4.         Dr. Sherri Tenpenny   (AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?)

5.         Rizza Islam

6.         Dr. Rashid Buttar   (AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?)

7.         Erin Elizabeth

8.         Sayer Ji

9.         Kelly Brogan

10.     Dr. Christiane Northrup   (AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?)

11.     Ben Tapper

12.     Kevin Jenkins

For those “in the know”, being on the list or being de-platformed and shutdown by the big online media sites became a badge of honour.

 

Additional kudos to:

 

Health Ranger Mike Adams (2014)

 

America’s Frontline Doctors (2020)

 

Del Bigtree / ICAN Network (2020)   (article)

 

 

See alternative media sites

 

 

News - Book Burning / Censorship / “Journo-terrorism” / Treatment of Activists / Revisionist History

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2021-12-14

New York Post

Facebook admits the truth: ‘Fact checks’ are really just (lefty) opinion

 

Post Editorial Board

2021-08-04

Brighteon / Mike Adams

Situation Update, August 4th, 2021 – Extreme threats, witch hunt tactics force Dr. Mercola to take down his ENTIRE website (1 hr 20 mins)

 

Mike Adams

-      Dr. Judy Mikovits

-      Dr. Joseph Mercola

-       

2021-08-03

Youtube / Fox News

Tucker reveals why the New York Times 'mysteriously' deleted articles (11 mins)

 

Tucker Carlson

-      lab-leak [mark 4:20]

AO COVID-19 Origin Story

 

2021-06-27

Odysee / WhatsHerFace

Who is Robert Malone? (8 mins)

 

WhatsHerFace

 

AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?

2021-06-08

StewPeters.tv

Absolute Tyranny – Government issues pre-emptive arrest warrant for Chris Sky, outspoken patriot (23 mins)

 

Stew Peters interviews Chris Sky

2021-03-25

webmd.com

‘Disinformation Dozen’ Driving Anti-Vaccine Content

 

Carolyn Crist

2021-03-24

prnewswire.com

Disinformation Dozen: Two-Thirds of Online Anti-Vaccine Content Originates From Top 12 Anti-Vax Leaders

 

Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate

Anti-Vax Watch

(full report .pdf)

2021-01-12

rumble.com / Something is Not Right Series

Censorship, Deception, and Lies: Something is Not Right - Part 2

 

For links to other parts see “Questioning the Narrative”

AO News – COVID-19 Overview

 

2020-12-19

American Institute for Economic Research

Pornhub: Victim of Visa and Mastercard Censorship or Money Laundering Risk?

 

J.P. Koning

2014

Comment

Mike Adams, Health Ranger de-platformed.

Established Brighteon.social, brighteon.com

video [mark 11:20]

 

 

 

More Information:

 

AO News – COVID-19 Overview

 

 

AO COVID-19 – What do Doctors Say?

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

 

 


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