By Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple
This is no longer about having a different opinion or being labeled a conspiracy theorist.
This is about 100% online censorship of viewpoints, ideas, and information that governments (and the megacorporations they are in bed with) do not want you to see online.
It’s bad enough that just six megacorporations control 90+% of the media society consumes:
Note that Time Warner changed its name to “Spectrum” and then got bought-out by AT&T. Their icon is a hypnotic eyeball:
As previously reported, there’s a reason Google’s new parent company is named “Alphabet”. They will literally be controlling the exchange of information and online communication in the future.
The Wild West of the Internet is coming to an end.
It was just reported that Google/Alphabet and Facebook were going to be clamping down on so-called “fake” news sites.
Like clockwork, floating around on the Internet now is a list of these “fake” sites by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Media and Communications at Merrimack College.
It just so happens to include almost every major alternative news site you can imagine.
She compiled a list of all the websites she has deemed “false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical ‘news’ sources”.
The list, she claims, is for educational purposes only (think about what viewpoint those college students are paying to be taught), but it is being shared everywhere including by the LA Times like it’s an authoritative list from a valid, vetted, unbiased source. It’s being so revered that it might as well be the final list from the mouth of Google itself. In fact, the way this list is being spread is actually in a false, misleading way (oh the irony).
She has broken everything down into four categories, and even satire websites like “The Onion” on there because quote, “1.) They have the potential to perpetuate misinformation based on different audience (mis)interpretations and 2.) to make sure anyone who reads a story by The Onion, for example, understands its purpose.”
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Like we live in a world where everyone is on the exact same educational and experiential level that when they read a story, we are all going to understand it in the same way. That doesn’t even make any sense and it isn’t the job of Google or the government to make sure your grandma understands whether or not a story in “The Onion” is real or not.
She also tells people to check information out with Snopes, which has been caught blatantly lying and using logical fallacies in its so-called “fact checking,” and Wikipedia, which can be altered by anyone anywhere at any time, to find out if a website is a good source or not.
On top of that, she says the sources that she trusts includes government-funded NPR, Bilderberg attendee The Washington Post, Council on Foreign Relations partner The Atlantic, and blatantly biased (especially in its 2016 election coverage) The New York Times.
How does that make her qualified to create such a list when she’s obviously biased to begin with?
Using Wikipedia to fact check information was a huge no-no back when I was in college… I remember one lesson in a journalism class specifically reinforcing that Wikipedia was not a reliable source, as did many of my English courses on paper writing.
She goes on to note that The Huffington Post and Fox News are not yet included (when they quite obviously should be) but never once mentions MSNBC or CNN — clearly exposing her political leanings, as both completely misrepresented coverage of Hillary Clinton during the election just like NYT, while conversely censoring information in the past about topics like the CDC whistleblower and the revelations of Wikileaks’ Podesta emails (except to misleadingly blame the leak on Russia, an establishment talking point which has never been proven).
Here’s the list below. You will notice right away that mainstream media sources are glaringly absent, even though Wikileaks and other sources have proven over time how biased and dishonest many mainstream sources are.
Talk about living in George Orwell’s 1984…
About the author:
Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheepleand a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa and Aaron also recently launched Revolution of the Method and Informed Dissent. Wake the flock up!