America’s Social-Media Sites Suppress Freedom of Speech by Silencing Scientific Publications
America’s Social-Media Sites Suppress Freedom of Speech by Silencing Scientific Publications Author: NEO from Journal NEO
TDC Note – If you think the government is going to “save you” when the SHTF – explain to me how they are saving you from censorship, propaganda and deception that is spewed across the airwaves 24/7. Explain to me how the government is doing their part in shutting down google, Facebook, youtube and twitter? Explain to me how the government is doing anything – anything at all – to stop the blatant, out-of-control censorship and destruction of the 1st Amendment by these 4 companies and their subsidiaries?
The nine most terrifying words known to mankind – “Hi, I’m from the government, I’m here to help.”
In late July, under the pretext of fighting “deceptive publications” Facebook deleted the official page of the New Eastern Outlook analytical discussion journal of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This page created back in 2010 would allow this journal to communicate with its readers for almost a decade. Without providing any pretext, yet another American media site – Twitter joined the silencing effort headed by Facebook in a bid to suppress an alternative outlook on the events that are taking place in the world today.
There’s no denying that those actions constitute yet another Western attempt to trample freedom of speech in a truly Orwellian fashion that would certainly make senator Joseph McCarthy proud. These steps constitute a rather cynical assault on dissident voices that are only getting worse with each passing year.
There’s little doubt that by doing this both Facebook and Twitter have taken a step detrimental to the state of the international scientific and public discussion, as NEO remains popular with keen readers in over a hundred countries around the globe. No solution can be found to the most pressing challenges of today both in the West and the East without an honest discussion of the events that are taking place around the globe. And it’s clear that both Twitter and Facebook are not interested in the search for such solutions as they’re trampling freedom of speech without any concern for the matters of international peace.
Directorate of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS