The Trump administration’s bid to seize Chinese platform TikTok and hand it over to already-monopolistic Microsoft is part of a huge power grab, as the deteriorating quality of US propaganda puts its narrative dominance at risk.
The State Department has released a report purporting to unmask “Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem,” highlighting supposed Russian proxies in an effort to cast all opposition to US policy as Kremlin-linked.
Multiple public figures have landed in hot water in the last week for using the ‘n-word’ in the context of condemning its use. Such an absurd catch-22 is emblematic of a sick society in which wokeness is used to control behavior.
Millions of Americans face homelessness with the expiration of the federal Covid-19 eviction ban and unemployment benefits. But instead of encouraging landlord-tenant cooperation, the media are hyping stories of violence and fear.
When the Portland protester anointed ‘Naked Athena’ told her story, the soaring narratives grafted onto her by eager journalists were laid bare as aspirational fiction. But the same could be said for the whole BLM ‘movement.’
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s racism and support for eugenics have always been inextricable from its mission. Removing her name from their NYC clinic is a (belated) start, but without real atonement, it’s a cop-out.
Twitter's threat to shadowban accounts and hashtags linked to the pro-Trump ‘QAnon’ psy-op has merely validated followers’ persecution complex and brought them attention - while putting others who buck the establishment on notice.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unveiled what he calls a “moral foreign policy,” attempting to limit other nations’ power to declare unalienable human rights. The aim, as usual, is legitimizing the American empire’s abuses.
Foreign hackers are determined as ever to steal technology, meddle in elections and skew foreign policy, but fear not! The CIA has apparently been authorized to deliver preemptive cyber-strikes based on partisan mythmaking.
News outlets and even police departments are ending the publication of jail booking photos, claiming they foster stereotypes because minorities are more often arrested. But hiding inequities in the system doesn’t fix them.