Author: pr.phobos

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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Ongoing Purge Of Dissenting Voices Almost Claims Another Victim In Caitlin Johnstone

Ongoing Purge Of Dissenting Voices Almost Claims Another Victim In Caitlin Johnstone Since Julian Assange was gagged earlier this year, state-sponsored censorship has attempted to snuff out the light of independent and alternative media voices from across the political spectrum. In the first half of August, this process appeared to escalate drastically. As Disobedient Media reported earlier this week, outlets from Infowars to Telesur have faced the wrath of technocratic social media giants. The escalation of establishment censorship has been stunning. Just last week, former State Department official and whistleblower Peter Van Buren’s Twitter account was  suspended under dubious circumstances. Consortium...

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We Told You That Once The Establishment Silenced Assange, The Rest Of The Media Would Be Next: We Were Right

We Told You That Once The Establishment Silenced Assange, The Rest Of The Media Would Be Next: We Were Right One of the key concerns raised by the recent censorship of Infowars and Telesur is that, although the two outlets could not be more different politically and structurally, both were providing fair coverage of, or support to politically imprisoned and now totally isolated journalist Julian Assange.  Since Assange was silenced in late March, his supporters continuously warned that if he were to remain unable to connect with the outside world, it would result in the silencing of the rest...

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Deconstructing Campbell’s Smear Campaign Yields A Blueprint For Propaganda

Deconstructing Campbell’s Smear Campaign Yields A Blueprint For Propaganda Introduction On November 14, 2017, I wrote an article titled “RussiaGate Redux: Part Three,” in which I was critical of what was, in my opinion, a propaganda piece that sought to undermine news of a meeting between Bill Binney, former NSA technical director and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State but CIA director at the time. The piece in question was published on November 7, 2017, by The Intercept, authored by James Risen and Duncan Campbell. I was specifically critical of the...

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