The mainstream media continues to openly engage in a conspiracy to hunt down and silence their competition.
The Guardian is one of the top ten biggest news websites on earth.
The liberal newspaper the Observer has prodded YouTube into re-suspending “the most successful and toxic British far-right” anonymous channel and has unmasked the individual running it.
The Observer, the sister newspaper of British liberal heavyweight the Guardian, has joined campaigners in celebrating a victory over YouTube channel ‘The Iconoclast’. Its author will no longer be able to use Google’s video platform to deliver messages of hate and white supremacy to its 218,000 subscribers, the newspaper said.
The channel was suspended “after the Observer asked YouTube why it continued to host The Iconoclast,” to which the service said they shared “a deep concern and responsibility in protecting the community against hate speech and do not want our platform used for harm.”
The channel was suspended months ago, and I’m not aware that he was really doing anything since then, but they still continued to hunt him.
This is The Guardian doing private intelligence work. This costs money and it doesn’t make them any money. They only do it because they believe they benefit from hurting freedom of speech as a concept.
Canceling The Iconoclast however was apparently not enough for the newspaper, since it went on to name the previously anonymous individual behind it. Citing “forensic analysis of his social media output, including repeated usernames, profile pictures, throwaway comments that corroborated biographical details shared in his YouTube videos and undeleted accounts,”the Observer said the channel was run byDaniel Atkinson, a former media student.
Atkinson is particularly dangerous because he “operated online and anonymously and outside of any formal far-right organisation but managing to reach huge numbers of people around the world,” explained Gregory Davis, researcher at anti-extremism pressure group Hope Not Hate.
RT, which seems to get it, goes on to compare this Guardian hunting agenda to other recent instances of the mainstream media working to silence independent voices.
The takedown seems to fit an emerging pattern of legacy media pressuring online platforms into going after alternative outlets that the career journalists find objectionable. Another fresh example is NBC News having Google kick libertarian financial blog Zero Hedge out of its advertising platform and threatening the Federalist website with the same punishment.
The US news channel called Zero Hedge “a far-right website that often traffics in conspiracy theories.” The Federalist, NBC said, had “published an article claiming the media had been lying about looting and violence during the protests.”
This is all intended to create a “chilling effect,” to make people afraid of what they are able to say. When people self-censor ideas, out of fear of being demonetized or hunted down and doxed, their position as a media outlet is weakened.
Eventually, they’re going to shut everything down. Probably, most of it will be shut down before the election. There are a few neo-Nazis who are presumably feds who are virulently against Donald Trump who are still allowed to use all social media, including Twitter and YouTube, and they’ll be allowed to stay up indefinitely, but everything interesting is going to be gone very soon.
To this day, the worst censorship has only been implemented against the Daily Stormer and 8chan. But that level of censorship is coming for the rest of these people.
We need to figure out Tor solutions, because it is simply impossible to envision a situation where there is more free speech in the future than there is right now.