American personal media frequently “launder” false information fed by the secret services, while political leaders pressure Facebook to act as its proxy versus foreign outlets, author and previous Wall Street Journal press reporter Joe Lauria informedRT
“Private corporate media, on their foreign policy and national security reporting, are virtually mouthpieces of the intelligence services,” Lauria informed RT.
They wash false information and disinformation from the intelligence services in the US, which gets trustworthiness if you read it in the New York Times and not straight from the CIA. They have a state function as well even if they’re corporate- owned. So this is plainly an anti-Russian, anti-Chinese, anti-Iranian thing.
Facebook previously reported that it is identifying content published by “state-controlled” media in order to fight “foreign influence” in the US 2020 governmental election. Pages of Russian media outlets, consisting of RT and Sputnik, as well as Chinese media, have actually currently been marked with such labels.
Lauria kept in mind that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter enact such steps due to the fact that they are being “heavily pressured” by US Congress as the political leaders desire personal business to de-facto serve “as proxies of the US government to do the censoring for them.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was formerly summoned to congressional hearings where he was grilled for refraining from doing enough to fight Russian ‘propaganda’ and advised to take definitive actions to curb foreign ‘meddling’ in US politics.
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