Month: September 2018

Deconstructing Campbell’s Smear Campaign Yields A Blueprint For Propaganda: Part Three

Deconstructing Campbell’s Smear Campaign Yields A Blueprint For Propaganda: Part Three In Part One, we covered the background and construction of a smear campaign built by Duncan Campbell over the past nine months that managed to make its way past editorial oversight at ComputerWeekly, with the story then gaining some coverage at DefenseOne and TechDirt. In Part Two, we covered the Computer Weekly article itself, highlighting the tricks and techniques used to mislead readers as well as some of the basic misconceptions Campbell created through the consistent use of distortions, omissions and false claims. Since then, Disobedient Media published an...

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Twitter Exposes Its Politically Motivated Censorship Policy In Banning Of Alex Jones

Twitter Exposes Its Politically Motivated Censorship Policy In Banning Of Alex Jones It has been a busy month for Twitter, and Alex Jones, with Jack Dorsey forced to defend the decision not to ban Jones early last month, only reverse course by suspending Jones shortly after a tense Senate hearing on social media. The Senate hearing, in which Dorsey spoke alongside Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, saw the Twitter CEO questioned on his decision not to ban Jones. Shortly afterward, Twitter permanently suspending Jones’s verified account as well as that of Infowars. The Gateway Pundit reported Jones’s response to the ban:...

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