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The Censorship Industrial Complex
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Hey Useful Idiots,
You heard it here first: there’s a new “industrial complex” in town. The military one is sooo 2022 (and they already proved they’ve won), so we’ve got a new villain to fight. The censorship industrial complex.
If you watched last week’s interview with Max Blumenthal, you heard the phrase a lot. That’s because a fundraiser for independent journalists run by the Grayzone was frozen by GoFundMe “due to some external concerns.” This comes after similar acts by corporations like PayPal and Visa, and after the FBI’s request to Twitter on behalf of the Ukrainian government to shut down the accounts of several Grayzone journalists, including Aaron.
Certain Twitter commenters like to tell us that it isn’t censorship if they’re a private company, that they can do whatever they want. But when they’re silencing people in the interests of the national security state, it’s censorship. And when the Bill Gates-funded fact-checkers like Snopes and Pointer only check the facts that contravene with the national security state message, it’s censorship.
And before last week’s interview, a lot of this was unknown to the mainstream public. Which probably means there’s a whole lot more that we don’t know.
So for this Absurd Arena, let’s pull back the curtain of the censorship industrial complex (as much as we can) and discuss the big acts of censorship we know about and guess some of the ones we don’t.
Join Katie and Wilson at 12pm est to
take down the censorship of the national security state chat about the great job our FBI is doing!
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