This past week has seen an intense ratcheting up of the censorship of independent media outlets both indirectly and directly. Twitter banning accounts and throttling anyone who uses the wrong vocabulary – while nonetheless retaining immense amounts of wholesome content such as pornography, death threats, and the promotion of terrorism – has become the norm. The next level has arrived from the mavens of Silicon Valley with Google stepping onto the playground to deny millions in ad revenue to Infowars and to scrub Natural News from searches.
How did we get here? Why is this taking place? What does it mean moving forward? Who is ultimately behind these actions?