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Hi, I'll be doing a group project in uni for a "business ethics of new technology" filler course soon. We picked the topic of "propaganda and censorship in social networks" and I basically want to dunk on Western social media for being hypocritical about muh freedom of speech and muh Chinese/Russian state media and demonstrate how these companies are "socially irresponsible" with their behavior.
Basically, what I need is some literature to cite on how privatized censorship and propaganda work in modern liberal societies, specifically on Facebook, Google services or Twitter. Manufacturing Consent would be an obvious position if not for the fact it predates the current era.
Context: the teacher is a priest very outspokenly into "personalist" morality and Christian Democracy/milquetoast socdemmery/whatever ideology Rerum Novarum actually advocates for, and has explicitly asserted the liberal assumption that having private property is a fundamental human right, so no open praising of communism or anything like that.


this isn't all related but i'm sure the mintpress articles will be helpful - the others mainly are about the fact that the US does in fact have state funded media, and it seems like all western govs engage in state censorship and takeover of news outlets. Just with "freedom" and "justice" of course :^)

Ex-CIA, FBI, DoD and NATO officials are hired to decide content moderation policies for all major American-owned social media
Facebook and Twitter coordinate attempts to manipulate Nicaraguan elections
How CIA controlled news, recent state defense affiliated journalists and propaganda, British censorship of Russian media against its citizens, hostile takeover of the Guardian by the Ministry of Defense, the Guardian’s subsequent hit pieces against Jeremy Corbyn, US manipulation of OPCW findings
60,000 undercover pentagon employees, on foreign and domestic assignments, influences social media among other tasks
In 2012 an act prohibiting the government from propagandizing to US citizens was repealed
“ Until this month, a vast ocean of U.S. programming produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks could only be viewed or listened to at broadcast quality in foreign countries. The programming varies in tone and quality, but its breadth is vast: It’s viewed in more than 100 countries in 61 languages. The topics covered include human rights abuses in Iran, self-immolation in Tibet, human trafficking across Asia, and on-the-ground reporting in Egypt and Iraq.”


these too



Just re-discovered this too, National Endowment for Democracy (aka US Gov by proxy) funds a Facebook fact checking organization (that also has ties to neonazis lol)


I suggest you go through articles on FAIR which is a media watchdog with a high rating on Media Bias Fact Check. It basically writes articles shitting on mainstream news pointing out when they are being deceptive or irresponsible


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Many thanks, anon. I'll try to make good use of these sources!
Damn, you made me realize I have basically no reaction images that show approval or gratitude


“Among the most active actors in “injecting” questionable geopolitical news are the military and defense ministries. For example, in 2009 the head of the American news agency AP, Tom Curley, made public that the Pentagon employs more than 27,000 PR specialists who, with a budget of nearly $ 5 billion a year, are working the media and circulating targeted manipulations. In addition, high-ranking US generals had threatened that they would “ruin” him and the AP if the journalists reported too critically on the US military.”

here anon, this is a much better source than the other ones, less conspiracy-y, more credible. Not that the other ones lack info and leads to follow up on, but this quote kind of blows them out of the water for conciseness, and the person who's making the claim.


Update: We got an A.
Late to the party, but thanks anyway.


(btw all the post except urs and >>12034 are mine lmao)

are you willing to share ur paper? It'd be a good resource i think, if it ties this stuff together well. I'm trying to build up a collected of this kind of shit, to have evidence immediately on hand of how undemorcatic and manipulative liberal states still are in the modern day.


>share your paper
Unfortunately, it's not really a paper so much as a PowerPoint, and it's pretty shit from a layout/density of information point of view, one of our team members had no idea what she was supposed to do and just dumped Wikipedia definitions over a couple of slides.
Also, it's not in English.


Catlin Johnstone might have something that would help.


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So the deep state glowies almost outright even say they're gonna run psyops, nowadays.


There's not much use to seperate public and private when they are always linked, furthermore.

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