The title isn’t fully descriptive. The piece describes various moves to restrict the sharing of news. The EU is forcing big platforms to implement censorship on its behalf or face large fines; in practice they respond by moderating or removing content that those imposing the fine do not like - dancing to the tune without even waiting for the conductor, as it were.
In the firing line is political and health (same thing these days it appears) information. As Cremola points out, his own platform has been assaulted by “…members of Congress, state attorneys general and even President Biden himself”.
Twitter/X seems already backtracking on Musk’s public free speech drive.
A glimpse into the future is provided by this little Google clip; essentially suggests all independent news, when permitted at all, will go though the network of moronic Fact Checks stemming from sources officially designated ‘reputable’ by the de facto ministry of truth.
Cremola’s grim prediction:
“Eventually, you’ll have to have a digital identity to use the internet at all, and every move you make online will be tracked as part of your social credit score. X is simply paving the way.”
Is This the End of Natural Health Information?
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked August 29, 2023
Canada has enacted a new law called the Online News Act that forces social media
companies to compensate domestic news organizations for content shared on their
platforms. To comply with the new law, Meta banned all news — both national and
international news stories — from appearing in Facebook and Instagram feeds in Canada
as of June 1, 2023
Google is also blocking all Canadian news from its search, news and discover products in
Canada as of June 29, 2023
According to a citizen journalist, X (formerly Twitter) and the Anti-Defamation League
(ADL) are working together to censor people on the platform. The ADL has also been
inuencing crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe to deplatform certain users
The ADL is using articial intelligence software to comb through podcasts and video-
game streams for “extremist” keywords. This suggests ADL is surveilling the online
activities of private citizens even if those activities have nothing to do with the ADL’s
political and social causes
While Elon Musk has called himself a “free speech absolutist” and promised X would be a
free speech platform, evidence suggests otherwise. X CEO Linda Yaccarino is the
chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Taskforce on Future of Work and sits on the
WEF’s Media, Entertainment and Culture Industry Governors Steering Committee. She
has stated that “lawful but awful” posts will be “deamplied,” and that the company policy
is one of “freedom of speech, not reach.” X is also actively recruiting applicants for
various censorship positions for the upcoming election in 2024