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Facebook has suspended all of @IntheNow_tweet's facebook pages, apparently in coordination w/ CNN, on the grounds that In The Now doesn't disclose who funds it (Ruptly). This is an outrageous standard that is not applied to other outlets, like NPR or AJ+. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/15…
This is after weeks of CNN digging around to find dirt on us. We then reached out to CNN and let them interview us, which felt more like a police interrogation. The interviewer didn’t like my anti war political views, even attacked my criticism of Trump’s coup in Venezuela.
CNN says it was alerted to @IntheNow_tweet by The German Marshall Fund, which receives funding from the US government. So here you have a US government funded outfit prompting CNN to help get us kicked off Facebook.
This is a case where the US government has found a legal loophole to suppress speech, in this case speech that is critical of destructive US government policies around the world. Even if you hate what I say in my videos, you should be outraged by this speech suppression.
CNN should be ashamed for helping the US government suppress speech they don’t like. They claim to be for a free and open media, but their behavior in coordinating with Facebook to shut down @IntheNow_tweet shows what bs that is. CNN isn’t state media, but it sure acts like it.
One more thing: Facebook suspended us on the grounds we don’t disclose we receive funding from Ruptly, who’s parent company is RT . But this standard is not applied to NPR, AJ+ or TRT. It’s discrimination, part of a McCarthyist witch-hunt.
As for where I work and wht, here is what I told CNN in response to their dozens of invasive questions:
On a side note, CNN kept asking if I have editorial control at @IntheNow_tweet (I do). The interviewer didn’t believe me. So I asked where Marc Lamont Hill’s editorial freedom was when CNN fired him 4 telling the truth about Israeli occupation of Palestine. Response was crickets
It’s moments like this you should really question why CNN, why the US government and its proxy think tanks are so scared of what people like me and @AnissaNow have to say. These entities really want to shut us up. Why? Because we say things like this
Some more of @IntheNow_tweet’s content that CNN finds so threatening. Ask yourself, could I have produced this video at any other outlet (besides maybe Al Jazeera)? Why can’t CNN engage w/ the content rather than getting Facebook to suppress this speech?
Another @IntheNow_tweet video that CNN and the US government-funded German Marshall Fund apparently find so threatening they need Facebook to suspend us. Judge for yourself. Why doesn’t CNN want ppl to see the sewage crisis in Alabama?
Great and detailed report by @kgosztola at @shadowproofcom on how CNN colluded with US government funded think tanks to get Facebook to suspend @IntheNow_tweet’s Facebook pages in an effort to silence adversarial antiwar journalism shadowproof.com/2019/02/16/cnn…
It really scares me to see how many people are pro censorship, especially when it’s the same people who are outraged by Trump’s treatment of CNN. Yet when CNN plays a role in suppressing dissenting media, they all nod. Frightening.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that US government funded think tanks prompted CNN to pressure @facebook to suspend @IntheNow_tweet at a time when alternative outlets like In The Now are the only platforms challenging the US regime change war on Venezuela.
Please express your concerns to @facebook about their censorship of @IntheNow_tweet at the behest of US government funded think tanks. They need to know that their users are not okay with governments dictating what ppl see and don’t see.
It has been 3 days since @facebook suspended @IntheNow_tweet's page at the behest of @CNN and US government funded think tanks. We had almost 4 million subscribers, did not violate any Facebook rules, were given no warning & Facebook isn’t responding to us.
Even if you despise my opinions, you should be outraged on free speech grounds. That Facebook can wipe out the audience and hard work of a verified and massive page without even communicating with us is alarming. What will it take for @facebook to stop engaging in censorship?
Here’s another piece of adversarial content that CNN and US government funded think tanks have convinced @Facebook to censor by taking down @IntheNow_tweet’s page. CNN’s @brianstelter outrageously equated our content w/ anti-vaxxers. Decide for yourself
Seriously, I encourage you to watch the videos I’ve posted in this thread & go check out @IntheNow_tweet’s other videos, which cover climate change, politics & history. Watch and ask yourself why CNN finds this content so offensive that it pressured @Facebook to censor it
Here is my documentary (that @CNN got censored from @facebook ) on the sewage crisis in rural Alabama that's led to the resurgence of hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty that the UN was shocked to find in a country as rich as the US.
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