It is incredible the history of free press suppression amongst individuals that would like to take or even remain in control. And more than one philosopher has mentioned that; He Who Owns The Media, Owns The Minds Of The People. Today we observe Silicon Valley, namely Google and Facebook wishing to eliminate what they call “Fake News” from their websites, namely Google News as well as Facebook’s News Feed. Of course, this presents a rather slippery slope – among mass censorship. Certainly, both companies have been seen suppressing right wing news and enhancing positive news towards left leaning politicians.
In Washington DC, there is work to prevent Fake News in the press or online to keep foreign governments from attempting to subvert our elections or poison the minds of the folks of ours from propaganda. Still, it is evident by the mainstream media’s reporting on this energy in Washington DC that the goal is right-wing alternative online news. The mainstream media is concerned that it’s losing large numbers of viewers, thus huge amounts of advertising revenues as a result of internet news sites – competition they would prefer never to have. Are bangla newspapers , Democrat Party, and key Internet social media sites and search engines converging to control the our info and limit the thoughts of the masses?
Effectively, if history is just about any judge, then the answer is yes. All dictatorships, communist countries, and also the NAZI regime worked quite hard to manage the news. Actually the terrorists, spies and nation states which usually sponsor terrorism use the media for propaganda.
There was a fascinating article in Foreign Affairs published on January 7, 2014 titled; “Al Jazeera’s’ False News’ Problem,” by Judy Bachrach. The way in which I see this’s that each news agency has an agenda, and one hell of a great deal of energy owning the thoughts of the individuals. When looking at this at the think tank of ours, one thinker noted;
“The author of that post placed Israel directly close to the central fulcrum of their judgement, now gives a contradictor closing, then sums it up this particular way: 1. Cannot blame them for mistreating journalist who lie,
2. Guess, I have to side with the liars because 2nd Amendment states – it’s their right to lie.”
The think tanker type notes that this is dangerous emotional banter, rather compared to facts and states he would rather read something about the American Networks as he often has going to BBC, as well as other media outlets to find the great news.
Wow, now those’re a couple of interesting comments indeed. Nonetheless, when I glance at news media as RT (Russian TV) it often provides a negative slant towards the US, there are times when they are accurate and help to make us look in the mirror, at times it’s only persnickety negative diatribes. More like a clock, correct a couple of times every single day. Al Jazeera America, I think is usually better compared to RT, although not with regards to Middle East sectarian problems, they are all one way also. RT is usually leftist slant, makes sense. Modern day news, well it requires a sharp eye and dedication to read between the type, bullet points as well as sound bites.
When we look at FOX News they lean right, and CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, all lean to th