90 Miles From Tyranny : NYT Cheers Rise Of Orwellian Censorship Algorithms

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NYT Cheers Rise Of Orwellian Censorship Algorithms

The U.S mainstream media celebrates the Orwellian future being imposed on Western “democracy” by hailing the algorithms that conveniently purge opposition “misinformation” from the internet, labeling them “fake news” in the process.

Those who peddle in “real news” are upset with those who mascaraed as real sources of information, and want to amend the Constitution to impose their style of “democracy” on the world.

The New York Times is cheering on the Orwellian future for Western “democracy” in which algorithms quickly hunt down and eliminate information that the Times and other mainstream outlets don’t like, reports Robert Parry.

Just days after sporting First Amendment pins at the White House Correspondents Dinner – to celebrate freedom of the press – the mainstream U.S. media is back to celebrating a very different idea: how to use algorithms to purge the Internet of what is deemed “fake news,” i.e. what the mainstream judges to be “misinformation.”

The New York Times, one of the top promoters of this new Orwellian model for censorship, devoted two-thirds of a page in its Tuesday editions to a laudatory piece about high-tech entrepreneurs refining artificial intelligence that can hunt down and eradicate...

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