Google Bans Press TV

Corrigan, Edward C.; Springmann, J. Michael
http://dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/google-bans-press-tv/

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  05/05/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23627

Social media companies are banning media outlets in the name of alleged 'hate speech' but the companies' contacts and their targets make them instruments of government censorship.

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On April 19, 2019 (the date of the original Patriots' Day in New England), American tech giant Google disabled the accounts of Press TV, an Iranian news service, and its sister channel Hispan TV, an outlet in Spain. Google denied their access to all its services, including its popular video streaming platform YouTube and its E-mail service Gmail. The company’s move took place without prior notice or subsequent explanation....

Google and Facebook, and other social media giants, have been accused of altering search algorithms to slant or even hide information that departs from the government or corporate agenda. Independent media sources on the right and on the left have complained that searched results are tainted and being secretly manipulated on a grand scale. Now the censorship is being imposed openly in the name of political correctness and social harmony. There is a clear campaign to de-legitimize critics of US Government policy....

While the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law …abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…," it seems that "The People" can do as they please, as long as they have large Internet organizations behind them and lots of money. And if there is pressure from supposedly liberal governments influencing them.
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