It is possible that the Biden administration has abandoned plans to create a “Disinformation Board,” A more perspicacious option “Censorship Complex” Already exists, and it is growing at alarming rates.
This Censorship complex is more than the ban on Twitter accounts and Democrats’ propensity to groupthink. Its funding and collaboration involve the government, academia and tech giants as well as nonprofits, politicians, social networks, and the legacy media. Under the guise of combatting so-called misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information, these groups seek to silence speech that threatens the far-left’s ability to control the conversation — and thus the country and the world.
Americans have grasped a thread from this reality through the release “Twitter Files” Washington Examiner’s Reporting Global Disinformation Index which revealed coordinated censorship by government officials, nonprofits and the media. Americans don’t realize the depth and breadth of this problem. “Censorship Complex” — and how much it threatens the fabric of this country.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address to 1961. cautioned “potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power” via the new, vast military-industrial complex. Its “total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — [was] felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government.” Replacing “military-industrial” With “censorship,” And you get to the reality Americans live today.
The Censorship Complex: Origins
Even with the rise and popularity of independent news outlets the left-leaning corporate media still controlled the flow information until around 2016. Donald Trump entered politics and used social media directly to reach Americans. Trump won in spite of the Russia hoax. The media was relentless. It proved that strategic social media use could win against a corporate media. The left was scared.
However, Democrats and the media refused to acknowledge that their former control over information was used to win electoral victories. The left instead pushed the narrative that “disinformation” — including Russian disinformation — from alternative news outlets and social media companies handed Trump the election.
The New York Times was the first to push this idea. “disinformation” Use the “Fake newsAfter the 2016 election, ” was given its moniker. “The proliferation of fake and hyperpartisan news that has flooded into Americans’ laptops and living rooms has prompted a national soul-searching, with liberals across the country asking how a nation of millions could be marching to such a suspect drumbeat. Fake news, and the proliferation of raw opinion that passes for news, is creating confusion,” The Times wrote that it was sad about the public’s dependence on Facebook.
“Narrowly defined, ‘fake news’ means a made-up story with an intention to deceive, often geared toward getting clicks. But the issue has become a political battering ram, with the left accusing the right of trafficking in disinformation, and the right accusing the left of tarring conservatives as a way to try to censor websites,” The Times wrote, pretending objectivity. What was its conclusion? Its conclusion is: “Fake news and hyperpartisan news from right has been more prominent than from
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