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Monday, 12 December 2016

Ghost Banning on Social Media – the start of systematic censorship

There is mounting evidence alternative news providers are the targets of censorship on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere. We are told it is called “ghost banning” – meaning you are present, though invisible in plain sight, and the user is completely unaware. The goal is frighteningly obvious: deny an “offending” website traffic to the point that it disappears from public view. his is the new business model of the old art of controlling what is considered acceptable speech by the power-that-be. As a result, legacy news outlets that comprise of the world of corporate mainstream media are propped, crowding out alternative views and dissent. Freedom of speech faces an existential threat...read more>>>...