In plain language - censure the internet on a broad scale by deleting "fake news" from their sites. Both facebook and twitter promote themselves to millions of users as a personal platform for careers, product selection, personal connections etc. They are broad based life style media vehicles.
A list has been published of internet sites (we are not on the list) that are supposedly supporting Russia and pushing "fake news" upon the American public. This list is apparently published by a group of anonymous persons to help all of us stupid people distinguish what is real and what is fake.
This is insulting and outrageous. And it smacks of McCarthyism redux.
This group wants you to only view main stream media for your news. But what have we seen recently from main stream media? Obvious bias in reporting. A quick flip through the news channels reporting the same event will leave you wondering if you have "entered the twilight zone" because their reports are so diverse - and so selective (depending on their slant).
Most main stream media are as biased as anything seen on the internet.
The words "buyer beware" have never been more true.
From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is part of our mission statement:
This anonymous group who has published the "fake" news list obviously does not have any psychologists or human rights advocates among them. Most people have never heard of any of the sites on "the list", but now, they will certainly check it out. If anything - traffic to those "outlaw" sites will probably increase.
I am not providing a link to the list because I do not want to promote the new McCarthyism effort. While FT is not on "the list" and some of the sites that I recognize are not my personal favorites, no one should be policing the internet to tell anyone what to read.
If this effort succeeds, what sites will be "outlawed" next?
There is a fight for our minds and spirits. Be independent. Be critical.
Disclosure: We do not receive any funds from Russia or their surrogates. In fact, they have a history of attacks against our server using ips from Russia and Ukraine.