Social media is rigged (2)

(It’s not just China, Russia and the US. The BBC has been at it too.)

–Part of a CarrZee series about how climate justice requires a free press.

Opinion by Mathew Carr

It’s disturbing that there’s mounting evidence of corruption in the market for social media and news, a market that was meant to spread knowledge and help create understanding across borders and cultures.

This from October, The Pulse:

“Hyperbole and exaggeration have been common features on both sides of covid policy disputes. But I can say with all soberness and circumspection (and you, kind readers, will correct me if I am wrong here): this evidence suggests we are uncovering the most serious, coordinated, and large-scale violation of First Amendment free speech rights by the federal government’s executive branch in US history. Period, full stop. Even wartime propaganda efforts never reached this level of censorship, nor did the government in days past have the power of today’s social media at its disposal.”

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