On the release of Racket's "Top 50" census of "anti-disinformation" organizations, why the general public will have to keep fighting to keep track of the exploding censorship bureaucracy
Even more important than # of individual organizations involved is the aggregate $ value of government funding. How many billions or even trillions of taxpayer dollars is being spent on the Censorship Industrial Complex?
How did Apple News dodge this list?
This is extraordinarily important work Matt. My complements to all that are pursuing shining light on this disgustingly anti-American activity. Engagement by the USG, which is no doubt there, would be unconstitutional to the max. We need to identify each and every individual engaged in this monstrosity and make sure they are marked permanently as haters of our Constitutional Republic. It does not surprise me that this is going on since these billionaires and governments have worked so hard to aggregate power and money at the expense of most people that they must realize lose of control of narrative is dangerous for all of them. Existential threat to them-- and importantly existential threat to us (those who believe in our Constitutional Republic and the liberty it provides us) if we cannot mount an effective offense. As for Lawfare I'd not count on them being sincere in such a comment.
Re the author's bio prominently featured near the title of the referenced Lawfare article. "...director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which aims to foster evidence-based policymaking for the governance of the information environment." Wow. Was a time when the comedy writers at SNL would have had a feast with that kind of word salad (remember the old 'what I'm really saying' subtitle bit?). George Carlin we miss you.
Thank you, Matt and friends, for doing so much digging. US citizens will have to step up and help you to end the information censorship complex. A few people are waking up and voting with their dollars. CNN and FOX have lost huge market shares because people don’t trust them anymore. I have learned to watch Indian news outlets if I want truth about the Ukraine War. India is a neutral country and the Hindustan Times or First Post will aim at truth in their reporting. US mainstream news carries propaganda. The internet allows us many new outlets to help us find truth, but people must take a break from FaceBook and TicToc and do some digging of their own.
Matt, can you put the recording to this up on CallIn for those of us who couldn’t listen live?
Dear Heavily Vaccinated,
- You Never Saw
Is That You
Censored Your Immune System.
Is it really any wonder folks prefer to keep their head in the sand? This stuff, while incomprehensibly pertinent and important, is just so fucking exhausting!! Sysiphus had it easy compared to the current population trying to keep up with all this. To say nothing of trying to interpret anything useful thru all the noise!
Hats off to the Team of Ten. Great work!
The intellectual leaders of our time need to start debating how the Censorship Industrial Complex's frontal assault on the First Amendment will be used to control the outcome of the 2024 election.
Some subset of the CIC will focus on attacking its' challengers and the rest will focus on affirming its' promoters. Both subsets need to be exposed as much as possible.
Is the current fight between Fox and Tucker Carlson over controlling the information battlespace that will shape the 2024 election?
That episode greyed out on callin. Help.
Matt, Andrew and the former intelligence guy - what a great conversation. Thank you! This stuff is mind blowing. We are so grateful for your young, fresh minds and the drive to investigate and report. History will never forget you. Never.
Where is the live 3pm discussion
Please send link out??
No one I know irl gets how important this stuff is. Seems to me it's as important as Snowden: the public discourse being engineered by factions of government.
It seems to me that this Censorship-Industrial Complex (C.I.C.) is way too large and unwieldy to actually work as one organism with a single purpose. Conflicting areas of interest and differing interpretations would over time split this group into splinter organizations that would attack actual dis-information, true information and things in-between. As time goes on the funders and operatives of these various groups would pursue their own agenda and become ineffective in filtering anything since they themselves would not be able to determine what is false, true, part true and just noise or click bait.
Unless there is one very authoritative control group to keep the narratives straight and the history accurately recorded, again many groups will drift into their own world of "facts." Even during the pandemic as information changed the most disciplined and draconian fact checkers and government organizations became befuddled and less creditable by the day. Just examine most government bureaucracies and how they deteriorate over time and become chaotic and ineffective. These competing organizations cannot possibly remain united and steadfast in identifying information that all agree on needs to be modified or suppressed. HOPEFULLY!
I couldn’t attend but have now gone to listen to the recording and it’s grayed out, unplayable?
I’m looking for a recording of this discussion on Callin. Was it perhaps not yet uploaded? Or maybe taken down? Following the above link does not provide a recording. (On the Callin app, the latest saved episode is a TK News interview with Ken Klippenstein from Nov 3, 2022.) I’d really appreciate if some kind person were to share a link here 😃