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How Five American Companies Control What You Think

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How Five American Companies Control What You Think

Heavy distortions and suppressions of information regarding current Ukrainian events are appearing in US media. You might wonder how so many different news sources could all completely avoid mentioning that the US government is consciously supporting two radical far-right parties, Svoboda and Right Sector, which are in control of key positions in the coup-installed new ‘government’ of the Ukraine. You might also wonder why almost all the US mass media news sources could conceal – with vague phrases like ”the sequence of events is not clear’ and similar techniques – the role of these extremist organization in murdering dozens of unarmed civilians in the past few days in southeastern Ukraine. The explanation is surprisingly simple: There aren’t numerous US mass media news sources at all; there are just five. Five giant corporations control 90 percent of US mass media. And direct links connect all five of these media conglomerates to the political establishment and the economic and political power-elites of the United States.

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

Glenn Greenwald reflects on the Pulitzer Prize, adversarial journalism and the corporate media’s response to his reporting on Edward Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents. “We knew that once we started publishing not one or two stories, but dozens of stories … that not just the government, but even fellow journalists were going to start to look at what we were doing with increasing levels of hostility and to start to say, ‘This doesn’t actually seem like journalism anymore,’ because it’s not the kind of journalism that they do,” Greenwald says. “It doesn’t abide by these unspoken rules that are designed to protect the government.”

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Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 5 Comments
Why There’s No Such Thing As A Private Facebook Chat

If you think your messages to your Facebook friends are private, think again. The social network announced that it has plans to look at your personal conversations as a way to make more profits from targeted advertising. Facebook has been a leader in data-mining, taking information from people’s profiles and studying their behavior to make money and improve the website. But its decision to delve into private content marks the next frontier for Big Data. Silicon Valley and big businesses alike have become increasingly reliant on data mining, which can predict election outcomes based on social media posts, or make a connection between what words people use and the weather

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The Internet’s Own Boy: ‘Cyber-Robin Hood’ Aaron Swartz Honored in Crowdfunded Documentary

Written by on May 7, 2014 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 2 Comments
The Internet’s Own Boy: ‘Cyber-Robin Hood’ Aaron Swartz Honored in Crowdfunded Documentary

The Internet’s Own Boy, a public-funded documentary about Aaron Swartz, the late computer prodigy and digital-rights activist, is set for release. The co-founder of the popular social networking service Reddit fought for a free and open Internet. But a US government case against the programmer is thought to have driven him to suicide at the age of 26. RT’s Marina Portnaya talked to the director of the documentary, Brian Knappenberger, about Swartz’s legacy.

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Report: Press Freedom Worldwide at a 10-Year Low

Written by on May 1, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Report: Press Freedom Worldwide at a 10-Year Low

A new report, ‘Freedom of the Press 2014’, says the crackdown on media freedoms around the world has been unrelenting and that global press freedom has “fallen to its lowest level in over a decade,” with major setbacks in places that had been making progress only a few years ago.

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How to Become the Media

Written by on April 20, 2014 in Alternative Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How to Become the Media

Luke Rudkowski and Gary Franchi reminisce about their 9 years in media, discussing where they have been and where media is going. It is easier than ever to get involved; Luke and Gary offer strategies for building your presence, as well as some of the challenges facing new voices as social media begins to change their model of how people interact and share news and information. As Luke states, “Be the media you want to see in this world.”

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Seeds Of Death – Full Movie

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Films & TV, Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 1 Comment
Seeds Of Death – Full Movie

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

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Marianne Williamson, David Wilcock, Dick Gregory, Ken Wilber, Gail Thackray – All at the New Living Expo 2014!

Marianne Williamson, David Wilcock, Dick Gregory, Ken Wilber, Gail Thackray – All at the New Living Expo 2014!

CLN’s own Alexis Brooks interviews the producers of the 2014 New Living Expo, Ken and Corinna Kaufman about their 13th annual event taking place on April 25-27 in San Francisco! The New Living Expo celebrates its 13th year and a brand new location at  the San Mateo Event Center. NLE will welcome back the exhibitors, […]

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Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

Written by on April 13, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

No institutions are more image-conscious than big media outlets. The people running them know the crucial importance of spin, and they’ll be damned if they’re going to promote media criticism that undermines their own pretenses. To reach the broad public, critics of the media establishment need amplification from . . . the media establishment. And that rarely happens unless the critique is shallow.

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Citizen Journalism Puts Itself On the Radar Of Mainstream News

Written by on April 10, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Citizen Journalism Puts Itself On the Radar Of Mainstream News

A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion

Written by on April 10, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 1 Comment
How Washington and its Allies Use Social Media to Topple Governments & Manipulate Public Opinion

On April 2nd the Associated Press released a report exposing how the U.S. government recently attempted to topple the Cuban government yet again. This time the plot hinged on the creation of a communications network called “ZunZuneo” which was essentially a primitive version of Twitter.

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Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have the Courage to Print

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have the Courage to Print

The following are all relevant, fact-based issues, the “hard news” stories that the media has a responsibility to report. But the business-oriented press generally avoids them.

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Twitter Use Linked To Infidelity And Divorce, Study Finds

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Twitter Use Linked To Infidelity And Divorce, Study Finds

Twitter and other social networking services have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Twitter use could actually be damaging to users’ romantic relationships. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners. Clayton’s results showed that Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, including emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce.

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Conspiracy Theory – Cognitive Infiltration For the Masses

Written by on April 1, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Conspiracy Theory – Cognitive Infiltration For the Masses

On March 18, 2014 Cass Sunstein released his latest collection of essays, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. Like his other works geared toward a mainstream readership, the prominent Harvard law professor points to numerous alleged dangers posed by even “rational people” who are susceptible to adopting “crippled epistemologies.” What Sunstein fails to explain throughout his most recent medley of gentle authoritarianism is how the “conspiracy theory” term has received vigorous promotion from the editorial practices of certain major corporate news media.

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Media Buries Bombshell Turkey False Flag Attack

Written by on March 27, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Media Buries Bombshell Turkey False Flag Attack

Turkish government officials were caught red-handed in a leaked audio planning a false flag terror attack as a pretext to invade Syria, but the mainstream media completely buried the key aspect of the story and made it all about Prime Minister Erdogan blocking YouTube. For more on the story, see: Turkey Plans False Flag Against Syria; Blocks Youtube, Twitter to Prevent Sharing of Leaked Recording

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