When the media purposefully controversializes issues, life-saving facts become harder to find. Hear how Facebook and other self-appointed censors are making certain facts and views hard to find.
I dig into the prevailing media narratives about coronavirus, including Facebook “fact checks,” that have themselves been proven false.
The vast majority of people who responded to our latest unscientific poll at SharylAttkisson.com do not want third parties filtering their information. In one of the most overwhelming votes among our polls, 98% said "hands off" when asked if they want the government and/or social media to "curate" their information. Facebook, Twitter, Google and the […]
It is a dangerous practice: Government, corporations, universities, news outlets and “experts” curating our information so that we cannot access, see or believe that which they determine we should not access, see or believe. If anyone had suggested to Orwell, or the American founders, that we would invite this sort of manipulation and control of […]
Interests who are fed up with what they believe to be censorship, undue control over Internet information, free speech, and unfair exploitation of our data are organizing a social media strike for July 4 and 5. According to organizer Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia (who has since split with the project): This means we will […]
Surprising accusations of “censorship” against popular online website from prominent liberal author, activist and longtime contributor Lance Simmens has written approximately 180 articles for The Huffington Post. But his prolific career as a HuffPo blogger came to an abrupt halt on April 15 when he wrote on a subject that turned out to be Kryptonite. […]
Another group of journalists has made a plea to the Obama administration to release its grip on public information. In a July 8 letter addressed directly to the president, the Society of Professional Journalists says the administration has taken part in "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies." "We consider these restrictions […]