Don’t underestimate how badly the powerful need control of online speech
Seems like almost every day now the mass media are blaring about the need for speech on the internet to be controlled or restricted in some way. Today they’re running stories about Joe Rogan and Covid misinformation; tomorrow it will be something else.
A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say about U.S. empire–then refused to let me say it
A mainstream academic outlet called The Conversation green-lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong.
Judge Preska terminates all Zoom access to Donziger trial in effort to limit public access, say lawyers
U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska has denied all Zoom access to the upcoming contempt trial of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger in a widely condemned move that his lawyers say is designed to limit public access to an unprecedented one-sided trial run by a private Chevron prosecutor.
Modi government attacks the media
The Editors Guild of India, The Press Club of India and The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemned the action against the news portal.