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The Consortium Imposing the Growing Censorship Regime

This is a long essay from Glenn Greenwald, posted at his substack.

The Consortium Imposing the Growing Censorship Regime


There has been some reporting — by me and others — on the new and utterly fraudulent “disinformation” industry. This newly minted, self-proclaimed expertise, grounded in little more than crude political ideology, claims the right to officially decree what is “true” and “false” for purposes of, among other things, justifying state and corporate censorship of what its “experts” decree to be “disinformation.” The industry is funded by a consortium of a small handful of neoliberal billionaires (George Soros and Pierre Omidyar) along with U.S., British and EU intelligence agencies. These government-and-billionaire-funded “anti-disinformation” groups often masquerade under benign-sounding names: The Institute for Strategic DialogueThe Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research LabBellingcatthe Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. They are designed to cast the appearance of apolitical scholarship, but their only real purpose is to provide a justifying framework to stigmatize, repress and censor any thoughts, views and ideas that dissent from neoliberal establishment orthodoxy. It exists, in other words, to make censorship and other forms of repression appear scientific rather than ideological.

That these groups are funded by the West’s security state, Big Tech, and other assorted politically active billionaires is not speculation or some fevered conspiracy theory. For various legal reasons, they are required to disclose their funders, and these facts about who finances them are therefore based on their own public admissions. So often the financing is funneled through well-established front groups for CIA, the State Department and the U.S. National Security State, such as “National Endowment for Democracy.”

The dangerous rightwinger Russell Brand has a new show on that rightwing fascist channel Rumble. Neo-Hitlerite Glenn Greenwald joins him.

The show is over an hour long, and much of it is Brand’s manic commentary, lot of it British-focused. I provide it here to spread the word on the entire world of alternative media out there.

If its not you cup of tea, move the slider to 1:15:45 (one hr, 15 min, 45 seconds). Brand provides the absolute best and most concise summary of the poison that is corporate money in politics. Corporations pay million$ directly to politicians and political parties to avoid paying billion$ in taxes to government.

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