Modern Newspeak: How Internet Censors Are Making Sure You Hear Only One Side of the Story

By Daisy Luther

It’s not breaking news that the Internet censors have been hard at work to silence voices that are in opposition to the mainstream media agenda. But after the influence that social media had on the last election, things are going to a whole new level. The Internet, that last bastion of truly free speech, isn’t very free anymore.

We’re watching the evolution of Newspeak right before our very eyes as the Internet strives to silence any voices that oppose their carefully crafted stories of how guns are bad, there are 291 genders, and anyone who isn’t a liberal is an evil Nazi racist.

If you aren’t familiar with the term “Newspeak,” it’s from George Orwell’s prophetic novel, 1984.

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now? (source)

YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have all been participating in a full-on purge of not just conservative voices, but the voices of anyone who is loudly anti-establishment. Any Internet personality who is pro-gun or anti-socialism can fully expect to be censored. If you go against the agenda, you will be silenced.

Apparently, we have become too discerning for their liking and we can’t be trusted to hear both sides of the story and decide what seems most accurate.

Let me preface this: It isn’t about being a fan of websites like Infowars or Natural News. It’s about being a fan of free speech. It’s about getting the truth instead of a carefully scripted narrative.

In this video, Ben Swann, who is mercifully back from a long, unexplained hiatus, gives us the facts on how the Internet censors are striving to ensure we hear only one side of the story.

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I’m certainly not in the same category as Mike Adams or Alex Jones, who have hundreds of thousands of followers, but even I have experienced this censorship. Facebook frequently refuses to allow me to pay to boost posts that might be controversial in nature, Back in 2016, I posted an article containing 2 videos, one of which was quickly removed from YouTube. It was about the threat of civil unrest to the Milwaukee suburbs after a cop killed a black man. The media portrayed the man’s sister as warmly trying to prevent the unrest, urging people not to burn down their own neighborhoods. But they cut her rant right before she urged people to burn down the suburbs instead. I quoted her as saying:

Burnin down sh*t ain’t going to help nothin! Y’all burnin’ down sh*t we need in our community. Take that sh*t to the suburbs. Burn that sh*t down! We need our sh*t! We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it. We need our food. We need our gas. Y’all wanna hurt somebody you take that sh*t further out! (source)

But somehow, I was the one who was in the doghouse for quoting what she said and showing both of the videos. My article was reported as “hate speech” a number of times and Facebook removed it. Not only did they remove it, they banned me from posting for a week, giving me a “warning” about hate speech. I also got put in Facebook jail once when someone asked what Godwin’s Law was and I used the word Nazi because it hurt someone’s feelings who was from Germany when I said the word “Hitler.” I could not make this stuff up.

A lot of you may be wondering why alternative media sources use social media at all, and the answer is – we have to if we want to be heard. If we want to be competitive and we want our stories to be out there, we must go where the people are. And there are millions of people on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

But purges like this are why it’s particularly important that you sign up for email lists if you want to hear the real stories. (You can sign up for mine right here.) And even then, it isn’t a guarantee you won’t be the victim of censors. During the election, for research purposes, I signed up for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s email lists. Clinton’s ended up in my inbox without fail, while Trump’s went to my spam folder, no matter how often I marked it as “not spam.”

This is something we have to stop now. We have to speak up and let these social media outlets know that we aren’t going to put up with their censorship and their control of the national narrative.

We’re watching 1984 unfold right before our very eyes.

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6 Comments on "Modern Newspeak: How Internet Censors Are Making Sure You Hear Only One Side of the Story"

  1. BugsBunnyPatriot | March 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    I’ve had nothing to do with YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc for 2 years and I have much more free time and less stress.

  2. Dave Wingrove | March 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Reply

    I find it hard that the Conservatives do not set up Internet newsfeed / discussion sites that can’t be censored by the liberals, come on you guys, get to it.

  3. “….YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have all been participating in a full-on purge of not just conservative voices….”

    Just stop using those !
    An easy solution.
    .
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9274b144dd3576f570ff21bd9a5b41d16be7ec2836799f68c830734741bd185.png

    • @Croco_Dile:disqus — “Just stop using those !
      An easy solution.”

      I concur. There’s a web host called NearlyFreeSpeech that hosts web sites for very low costs. You pay only for what you use, unlike other hosting sites that limit users to ‘plans’. Folks could set up all kinds YouTube, Facebook alternatives using a low cost hosting service. Full disclosure here, I’m not affiliated with this hosting service. I have simply read over their terms, FAQs and considered them as a hosting provider. I make no revenue in suggesting them here.

      Ah, now I’m off, apologies I did not exit sooner as I had said. *chuckles* Run ‘er slow.

  4. “Its a private company they can have whatever channels they want or dont want.” — ivan Montalco

    I think that comment summarizes the issue well. The press is free for those owning that press. If I want to express an opinion freely, I can do so. That does not mean I can control your ears or eyes and demand they hear or see my words.

    As much as I’m free to say what I like, you’re as free to not listen to anything I say. The same holds true inversely, in that I do not need to hear or read anything you have to say. I’m free to ignore your opinion the same as you can ignore mine. That is how the public fora and forum works, on the Internet & World Wide Web as well as walking down the street.

    If I go into a business that sells clothes dryers and start spouting off about the benefits of drying clothes on an outdoor line, that business has every right to show me the door. Conversely, if Mr. Jones who owns that clothes dryer business comes to my hemp clothes drying line shop and starts rambling about the benefits of electric clothes dryers, I can show him the door. Freedom of speech is a two way street if one views it objectively and rationally.

    I think a lot of trouble comes from a pervasive feeling of entitlement in use of the public fora and forums. That, feeling and feelings then cancel out objective views, rational and critical thinking. Well, that’s my two cents worth of half penny opinion. Excuse me, need to go to my work out downstairs.

  5. NobodysaysBOO | March 18, 2018 at 10:16 am | Reply

    propaganda is created like our money. from nothing but air and bs.
    our heads will all explode at exactly the right moment? maybe 911 or 711. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be67dde7bd48e31657b85afb50a97e71a065d7d624ea0e2670348cdf654ba891.jpg
    the real trick is to read thru the nonsense and learn their code sort of like learning any new language or inventing a new language for your tribe.

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