Your Up-To-Date Guide To Avoiding Internet Censorship & Getting Real Watchdog Journalism

There are lots of good strategies for beating both corporate and government Internet censors and snoops. These range from alternatives to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter — to direct subscriptions to authors and pubs — to setting up your own VPN. All are worth the effort.

August 24th, 2017

By Whitney Webb

While Google’s Information Age dominance has long been recognized to have some unsavory consequences, the massive technology corporation has, in recent months, taken to directly censoring content and traffic to a variety of independent media outlets across the political spectrum — essentially muting the voices of any site or author who does not toe the establishment line.

Supporters of Right Wing Movement protest against events, groups and profiles blocked by Facebook in front of the Facebook Office in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Facebook recently blocked the profiles of far-right nationalist groups ahead of nationalist demonstrations on Independence Day next Friday, Nov. 11, when extremist groups often clash with police. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)


photo credit: Facebook’s moderation system, which combines an automated flagging system with limited human oversight, has consistently drawn criticism, once banning a satirical account which criticized U.S. military spending.(AP/Czarek Sokolowski)

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