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Germany Passes Bill To Fine FaceBook, Twitter Up To $50MM For "Fake News" Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item. The government of Germany is considering imposing a legal regime that would allow fining social networks such as Facebook up to 500,000 euros ($522,000) for each day the platform leaves a “fake news” story up without deleting it.

Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item

In the name of combating harms from false news, the German government next year will consider the bill, which has bipartisan support, that will allow both official and private complainants to flag content that is considered “fake news”. The law would also force the social networks to create in-country offices focused on responding to takedown demands and would make these networks responsible for compensation if a post by individual users were found to slander someone. Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group. The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” — cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot, which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”

Snowden to the World: Stop Letting Facebook Control Your News. November 17, 2016 | Josie Wales (ANTIMEDIA) In an attempt to rationalize the fact that Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States, a growing movement is lashing out against “fake news sites,” even labeling them responsible for the election results.

Snowden to the World: Stop Letting Facebook Control Your News

Earlier this week, a document “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical ‘News’ Sources” was uploaded to Facebook by a user named Melissa Zimdars. The document made the rounds on social media, adding fuel to the fake news fire. Despite the fact that Zimdars’ list ironically lacks proper citation, blatantly targets right-wing outlets, and includes perfectly legitimate sites for no apparent reason, the Los Angeles Times published the false, misleading, clickbait-y document, lending it an air of legitimacy.

The Censorship Solution. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Michael Dean of MichaelWDean.com joins us today to discuss the .bit top level domain and how it provides a censorship-resistant alternative to the easily censorable .com, net. and other government-administered top level domains.

The Censorship Solution

We talk about what .bit is, how it’s managed through the decentralized Namecoin blockchain, and how the average person can use tools like Meowbit to start surfing the .bit universe. MichaelWDean.com. Emergency! Hillary / Globalists Shutting Down Opposition Media. Who controls our news? Welcome to the era of Russian and Chinese information war. Who controls the news?

Who controls our news? Welcome to the era of Russian and Chinese information war

Politicians certainly try with the timing and pitch of their announcements. Editors at media outlets see themselves as the gatekeepers. Public backlash and outcry can redirect the news agenda. In all of these scenarios, though, there is a presumption that it will be Australia's politicians, media and public doing the shaping. How the TPP Could Lead to Worldwide Internet Censorship. On Monday, we learned that global “leaders” had come to an agreement on the infamous Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

How the TPP Could Lead to Worldwide Internet Censorship

While discouraging, this doesn’t mean the game is over — far from it. Although politicians have come to a secret agreement, this democracy killing, corporate monstrosity still has to pass the U.S. Congress. The EU is Coming to Close Down Your Free Speech. It is nine months since Angela Merkel and Mark Zuckerberg tried to solve Europe's migrant crisis.

The EU is Coming to Close Down Your Free Speech

Of course having caused the migrant crisis by announcing the doors of Europe as open to the entire third-world, Angela Merkel particularly would have been in a good position actually to try to solve this crisis. But the German Chancellor was not interested in the reinforcement of Europe's external borders, the re-erection of its internal borders, the institution of a workable asylum vetting system and the repatriation of people who had lied to gain entry into Europe. Instead, Chancellor Merkel was interested in Facebook. Facebook Censors Story About ‘Refugee’ Raping Swedish Woman. Liability Hammer Comes Down on Google, But Hits Users. Yesterday an Australian court found Google liable for defaming someone simply by returning a search result about her. The plaintiff in that case, Janice Duffy, complained that a search for her name returned links to unfavorable articles on the Ripoff Report website, as well as prompting unfavorable autocomplete suggestions when used as a search term.

The court's finding of liability on Google's part, when it merely provided a service that generated these links and suggestions, is a blow for the Australian Internet and for innovation and access to knowledge. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg caught admitting to plans to censor anti-migrant posts. Michael Coghlan/Flickr By Alex Thomas (INTELLIHUB) — In yet another startling example of Facebook’s increasing power to control public thought, the CEO of the massive social media network was recently caught on mic discussing his plans to censor posts that the sites thought police deem anti-migrant.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg caught admitting to plans to censor anti-migrant posts

The discussion, between Zuckerberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was caught on a hot mic during sideline discussions at the United Nations. The UN Releases Plan to Push for Worldwide Internet Censorship. The United Nations has disgraced itself immeasurably over the past month or so.

The UN Releases Plan to Push for Worldwide Internet Censorship

In case you missed the following stories, I suggest catching up now: The UN’s “Sustainable Development Agenda” is Basically a Giant Corporatist Fraud Not a Joke – Saudi Arabia Chosen to Head UN Human Rights Panel. Facebook Censors Post Revealing Secret Bill to Ban GMO Labeling. Social media giant suppresses spread of information on damning legislation Adan Salazar & Anthony Gucciardi Prison Planet.com July 17, 2015 Facebook is actively censoring shares of an article regarding a federal bill aiming to ban GMO food labeling.

Facebook Censors Post Revealing Secret Bill to Ban GMO Labeling

Multiple users of the social media platform are finding themselves unable to share an article entitled, “This New Bill Could Ban GMO Labeling For Good,” which discusses H.R. 1599 – a bill known as the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.” Instead of allowing immediate shares, Facebook prompts users with an error that reads, “This message contains content that has been blocked by our security systems,” according to a screen capture provided by author Anthony Gucciardi. Facebook Blocks Alex Jones Account For Posting Image of ISIS Militant. Months after Infowars warned about social network’s draconian new censorship policies Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com May 6, 2015 Facebook has blocked access to the Alex Jones account in response to a post which featured an ISIS militant, just months after Infowars warned about the social network giant’s draconian new censorship policies.

Facebook Blocks Alex Jones Account For Posting Image of ISIS Militant

The image merely featured an image of an ISIS fighter alongside the Stalin quote, “The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror.” Upon attempting to login to the Alex Jones account this morning, we were notified that the image had been removed and that posting rights had been suspended for three days. The account is still visible although new posts will not be allowed until the ban is lifted.

Alex Jones’ combined Facebook accounts have a total of around 1.5 million followers. Facebook Is Now Deciding What News Stories It Wants You To Read. On 22nd January 2015 @ 11.21am © Twitter. Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog. Economic Collapse | February 12, 2015.

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Google Moving To Shut Down Alternative Media By Ranking Sites On “Facts” Rather Than Popularity. Doug Hagmann: “The End of the Alternative Media and Internet Free Speech Is Here” » Censorship Alert: the Alternative Media Harassed by the NSA Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! Bid to Dismantle Internet Freedom - Silk Road Case. Government using charges against Ross Ulbricht as trojan horse to pass chilling laws that would make website owners criminally responsible for users’ actions Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com July 8, 2014. Georgia Court Censorship Order Threatens Message Boards Everywhere. The UK’s Internet Filters Block Almost 1 in 5 Websites. Deputy First Minister John Swinney today failed to address the concerns of privacy campaigners over Scottish government proposals to expand Scotland’s NHS Central Register.

U.S. Military Blocks Infowars.com. Twitter Steps Down From the Free Speech Party. In 2012, when Twitter announced in a blog post that it was launching a system that would allow the company to take down content on a country-by-country basis—as opposed to taking it down across the entire Twitter network—EFF defended that decision as the least terrible option. After all, when a company refuses to comply with an official government request, the government's response is often to block an entire platform. We pointed out that companies cannot be compelled to follow court orders from countries where they do not have significant assets or employees.

As a result, we could expect that Twitter would comply only with court orders from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, and Germany. Inquiry into the use of subsection 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 by government agencies to disrupt the operation of illegal online services. 'Voluntary' oversight for Australian agencies blocking sites. Australian government agencies can 'voluntarily' inform the Communications Department each time they ask ISPs to block websites under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act, but none have done so since September last year, the department has told ZDNet. Australia: You Wouldn't Steal a DVD, But You Would Block Websites and Suspend Internet Accounts. When the Australian government first began requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites in 2012, Australians were assured that it would only be used to block the "worst of the worst" child pornography. Globalists Work Toward World Censorship.

TPP: Global Internet Censorship Plan. TPP: Talks Begin For Global Internet Censorship Plan.