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New media are as intertwined with imperial power as old media


Macleod shows how US government money is funneled into Facebook’s “fact-checking organizations” through NED and other channels, the result being a US government-funded narrative management operation in a social media platform which has almost three billion active users . > [Thread] > > Most of fact-checking organisations Facebook uses to police content on Ukraine are directly funded by the US government— either by the US embassy or through notorious CIA front group, the NED. > > My new investigation ...

PayPal bans accounts of independent journalists and media outlets critical of mainstream narratives regarding Ukraine


Its founder, CEO and chief editor Mnar Adley and senior staff writer Alan MacLeod were also banned. ... It is clear to Adley and MacLeod that PayPal is attempting to censor MintPress’ investigation regarding the silencing of non-mainstream narratives regarding the Ukraine war. "...

Former Israeli surveillance agents hold hundreds of positions with big tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft


And as journalist Alan MacLeod explained, these numbers certainly underestimate the collaboration between these big tech corporations and this Israeli intelligence unit as these numbers do not include former employees or those without LinkedIn accounts, or those who maintain such profiles but have obeyed Israeli military law that their affiliation with this special unit. ... “If a certain individual needed to travel across checkpoints for crucial medical treatment, permission could ...

An intellectual no-fly zone: Online censorship of Ukraine dissent is becoming the new norm


(Article by Alan Macleod republished from MintPressNews.com ) Earlier this month, Google AdSense sent a message to a myriad of publishers, including MintPress News, informing us that, “Due to the war in Ukraine, we will pause monetization of content that exploits, dismisses, or condones the war.” "...

PayPal's Indymedia wipeout


Alan MacLeod of MintPress is one of the writers who received the notice about improper “activity” in his account. ... pic.twitter.com/TNxsEW1a9y > > — Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) April 22, 2022 Is the ADL really interested in suppressing these voices? "...

Facebook's "fact checking" groups are almost all government-funded psy-op entities tied to the CIA and other shadowy organizations


Alan MacLeod unpacked this in a new article for Mintpress News that identifies the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the entity behind Facebook fact checking, particularly as it pertains to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ... Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is a CIA honeypot that polices information MacLeod has been on a roll lately outing Big Tech as the government psychological operation that it really is. "...

YouTube gives itself "free expression" award then brags about censoring dissent


Hahahahhhaahhhahhahahahaaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/QX56hNUnFL > > — Matt Orfalea (@0rf) April 19, 2021 > since no one else has, it looks like i'm going to have to be the one who posts this pic. pic.twitter.com/1P50ipw9Qg > > — Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) April 19, 2021 “This is the worst form of gaslighting I’ve ever seen,” commented one user, while another questioned , “What’s next, Facebook getting an award for respecting privacy?” "...

The horrifying rise of total mass media blackouts on inconvenient news stories


(Article by Caitlin Johnstone republished from CaitlinJohnstone.com ) FAIR’s Alan MacLeod writes that “as of Friday, July 2, there has been literally zero coverage of it in corporate media; not one word in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, Fox News or NPR.” “A search online for either ‘Assange’ or ‘Thordarson’ will elicit zero relevant articles from establishment sources, either US or elsewhere in the Anglosphere, even in tech-focused platforms like the Verge, ...

As long as mass media propaganda exists, democracy is a sham


Gareth Porter shows in The Grayzone how the “Bountygate” narrative is so utterly baseless that even US intelligence agencies have dismissed it, Joe Lauria of Consortium News explains how it doesn’t make any sense on its face, and FAIR’s Alan MacLeod breaks down the appalling journalistic malpractice that went into circulating this incredibly thinly sourced story to the mainstream public. "...

How we could wind up banned from discussing an October surprise on social media this election


As Alan MacLeod explains for MintPress News : > “[T]he great majority of leaked information — the lifeblood of investigative journalism — is anonymous. ... Thus, powerful people and organizations could claim data was hacked, rather than leaked, and simply block all discussion of the matter on the platform.” > 'Discussion of Wikileaks or any “Hacked Information” Banned Under New YouTube Rules' | @AlanRMacLeod for @MintPressNews https://t.co/IXt8oFImPy > > — Courage Foundation ...

MintPress study: NY Times, Washington Post driving U.S. to war with Russia over Ukraine


(Article by Alan MACLEOD republished from Strategic-Culture.org ) Amid tough talk from European and American leaders, a new MintPress study of our nation’s most influential media outlets reveals that it is the press that is driving the charge towards war with Russia over Ukraine. "...