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Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

Palestinian Authority and Hamas Regularly Torture and Arrest Political Dissenters

October 28, 2018

Omar Shakir discusses the Human Rights Watch report on how the two Palestinian governments continue the practices of the Israeli occupation to which they are opposed. Even Facebook posts can get activists arrested and tortured by the Palestinian Authority

Facebook Purge of Alternative Media Is 'Just the Beginning,' Boasts DC Neocon Operative (1/2)

Facebook Purge of Alternative Media

October 26, 2018
As Facebook and Twitter are purging alternative media outlets, a neoconservative operative at a US government-funded think tank says more censorship is on its way. Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague discuss how scaremongering over Russia and China is being exploited to silence dissent on social media.
Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)

Social Media Purge

October 18, 2018
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous.

Facebook & Google Play the Censor: Are our Civil Liberties Endangered?

August 28, 2018

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear

Banning Absurd Racist Alex Jones Threatens Us All

August 22, 2018

Digital media owners silenced the left; now it’s Alex Jones’ turn. How do we define the public commons when it’s all privately owned?

Max Blumenthal on the Silicon Valley-DC Internet Police

August 11, 2018
Prof. As’ad Abukhalil on the dangerous game that both Hamas and Israel are playing. Hamas succeeded in challenging the power relations, but the lives of two million Palestinians in Gaza are put at risk in the process

Oxford Study: Political Data Mining Companies are Manipulating Elections Around the World

August 2, 2018

An extensive new Oxford University study shows that governments, political parties, and NGOs spend well over half a billion dollars around the world to influence elections and public opinion, most of it in a completely unregulated and secretive manner. We speak to the study’s co-author, Samantha Bradshaw