The following is a news analysis.
In a recent live chat on Periscope, I suggested steps people can take now to overcome Big Tech censorship while the situation shakes down and solutions are sought. Here is a summary.
Watch the full live chat at the link at the end of this post.
What can I do about Big Tech censorship now? Decentralize.
- Diversify by learning about and joining other social media and Internet services such as Parler, Gab, DuckDuckGo, and Reddit. It may seem like a lot of extra work initially, but if you slowly shift your reliance away from the same handful of companies, it will be worth it in the long run.
- Learn about ham (amateur) radio. I'm told the online test for a license is cheap and easy to get. Find out more in the large group "Ham Radio" on Facebook.
- Join the "Decentralizers" forum at LarrySanger.org. (Sanger is the co-founder of Wikipedia who parted with the project over it becoming a propaganda tool of agenda editors for corporate and political interests.) He's among a group of people working on solutions and if you want to stay abreast of any developments or share ideas, you can do it here.
- Subscribe to SharylAttkisson.com (see the subscribe form on right sidebar of the home page or scroll down on mobile site). You will get news about this topic and other matters delivered directly to your in-box. I am trying to aggregate and publicize a lot of material about censorship.
- Read and circulate items under the "Censored" tab at SharylAttkisson.com.
- Start your own website. It's cheap and easy.
- Watch "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson" live Sundays on TV, or replays on the app STIRR, or online anytime at FullMeasure.news. I'll be starting a new feature highlighting censored topics, people and studies. My two part investigation on Big Tech censorship can be found here and here.
- Call out and speak out against censorship whether it's conducted by Big Tech, pushed by propaganda groups such as Media Matters, or executed by the news.
- Read and share my new bestseller that dissects this topic and tells more about what's behind it: "Slanted: How the news media taught us to love censorship and hate journalism." Find it at your local library or ask your library to purchase copies.
- Communicate with people in the real world outside of the Internet. Like we used to.
- Watch original unedited hearings and news conferences on CSPAN or other places you can find them.
- When you see news outlets, "fact checkers," Internet companies, and others working hard to keep you from seeing or believing something; or controversializing a news outlet, reporter, or other person; use that as a cue to understand that the item/fact/study at issue may actually be true and worthy of further inquiry on your part. The attention giving to censor or controversialize typically signals that powerful interests are trying to hide something or attempting to further a narrative that may be false.
- Listen to the Podcasts: "The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast" and "Full Measure After Hours"
- Don't be discouraged; be motivated.
Watch the live chat: