FROM EIR DAILY ALERT
Who Do These Democrats Calling for Censorship Think They Are?
Aug. 7, 2018 (EIRNS)—Simultaneously as Alex Jones’s Infowars was removed from Facebook, YouTube, etc., Twitter took it upon itself on Aug. 5 to silence three other voices who have opposed the Russiagate lie (amongst other lies), freezing the Twitter accounts of former State Department employee and whistleblower, Peter Van Buren, Antiwar.com Editorial Director Scott Horton, and Ron Paul Institute Director Daniel McAdams. Their old tweets remain, but no new ones allowed, Antiwar.com reported yesterday.
The reasons given are ridiculous, but the war party is beating the drums for instituting general censorship, in their hapless desperation to crush the global rebellion against the British oligarchical system which has destroyed itself. Wall Street’s Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (CT) tweeted Aug. 6 that democracy requires more such censorship, writing,
“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.”
His crony, Sen. Mark Warner (VA), is circulating a 23-page draft White Paper titled “Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms,” which argues that the time has come to set up a government thought police to control social media. The paper came to public attention when it was posted by Axios July 30.
Number one of the three areas Warner argues must be addressed through new regulations and laws is
“understanding the capacity for communications technologies to promote disinformation that undermines trust in our institutions, democracy, free press and markets.”
Here, he asserts the principal enemy is Russia, which Warner writes has been “conducting information warfare for decades” against the U.S. For example, he claims that “during the Cold War, the Soviets tried to spread ‘fake news’ denigrating Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Wow! That’s quite a revelation by the Senator; who knew that J. Edgar Hoover was a Russian agent?