The concerted efforts to censor independent media on social media began in earnest following Facebook’s announcement this past May that Facebook would be teaming up with the notoriously hawkish, government- and corporate-funded think tank, the Atlantic Council.
Who will shut down the tons of “inauthentic” accounts run by U.S. spies, the British military, and Israeli propaganda organizations?
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