In a recent interview, Woody Harrelson said that the biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media in the US.
The attacks on free and open discussion are becoming more and more widespread. Now, as Toby Young explains in an article this morning, the payment service PayPal has closed the accounts of the Daily Sceptic, which often publishes criticism of the government policy in various matters.
According to a report by POLITICO, the European Union is furious after Elon Musk withdrew Twitter from an online censorship program, citing his commitment to prioritizing freedom of speech over pleasing EU. Elon Musk...
Many government use internet shutdowns in connection with curbing protests and dissent and the pandemic likely caused fewer of these events to happen as stay-at-home orders were issued and limits on gatherings were imposed.
August saw the dissolution of the Disinformation Governance Board after Jankowicz filed her resignation in May. Now, the former White House disinformation czar, Nina Jankowicz is registering as a foreign agent.
The US government has tried to sway online conversation behind closed doors and through pressure on commercial sites. Leaked documents exposed a DHS plan to police disinformation.
Running an independent media outlet is tough, and there's a company called NewsGuard that's making it even harder. NewsGuard claims to rate online content, including from media outlets, to see how trustworthy it is. But if we...
Elon Musk announced that X, previously known as Twitter, plans to take legal action against organizations funded by financier George Soros. These organizations are accused of advocating for restrictions on free speech.
There certainly is a lot of buzz surrounding the #TwitterFiles. Now, Jack Dorsey has come out and admitted that his 'biggest mistake' was creating the authoritarian censorship toolbox.
The rapid escalation of online censorship, and increasingly offline censorship, cannot be overstated. The silencing tactic that has most commonly provoked attention and debate is the banning of particular posts or individuals by specific social media platforms. But the censorship regime that has been developed, and which is now rapidly escalating, extends far beyond those relatively limited punishments.