Tag: free speech

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts

As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington’s pro-war narrative. The Grayzone spoke to several people silenced in these social media purges.

By Ben Norton

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PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran (and free speech)

Small donations to The Grayzone were delayed and reversed by PayPal because they mentioned the word “Iran” in messages praising our coverage of the US conflict. At the same time, Facebook censored a factual Grayzone video reporting on Hezbollah, Iran and Trump.

By Ben Norton

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NBA-China outrage reveals how free speech is being crushed by Washington’s new Cold War

Contrary to its claim to universally protect free expression, the NBA has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to sanction its players’ speech, particularly where it crosses lines with Washington’s anti-China agenda. 

By Ajit Singh

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Lawsuit by brutal Israeli ex-general against journalist David Sheen signals Israel’s war on free speech

Now an eccentric millionaire, former Israeli general Israel Ziv is suing journalist David Sheen for reporting on his sordid relationship with South Sudan.

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